What's new
Frozen In Carbonite

Welcome to FiC! Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

30 years since the Berlin Wall came down

Alias

Bean Daddy
Moderator
Funny how an accident caused one of the most memorable moments of the Cold War.
 

t-dugong

Beach bum, Esq.
I was 8 when the Berlin Wall came down. I think it stuck only because I met with a bunch of backpackers from Germany in either 91 or 92. They had people from what was East and West Germany travelling together.
 

CrimsonVizier

Professor of syndie magic
My father had um words about the berlin Wall falling.

I think saying he was angry is an understatement. He felt genuine betrayal and called the Berliners um several names. Id rather not repeat.



I think the only thing that might be more anger inducing is what happened when he went to go get married in America.


He remained angry about that till his dying day.
 

t-dugong

Beach bum, Esq.
My father had um words about the berlin Wall falling.

I think saying he was angry is an understatement. He felt genuine betrayal and called the Berliners um several names. Id rather not repeat.



I think the only thing that might be more anger inducing is what happened when he went to go get married in America.


He remained angry about that till his dying day.
Was he a socialist or something?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kol

CrimsonVizier

Professor of syndie magic
Was he a socialist or something?
My father was born in the Soviet Union.

And was a Soviet Patriot and I mean a hardcore Patriot.

The Dissolution of the Soviet Union was shall we say a bit of an outrage for him. Didnt help that he had left the country to meet my mother when it happened.

I grew up hearing some pretty nasty things about the germans bevause of the Berlin Wall. I also heard some um lovely things about former Yugoslav states.


Oh I really wish I could remember some of his rants he was shall we say. Vulgar.
 

Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
Communism
My father was born in the Soviet Union.

And was a Soviet Patriot and I mean a hardcore Patriot.

The Dissolution of the Soviet Union was shall we say a bit of an outrage for him. Didnt help that he had left the country to meet my mother when it happened.

I grew up hearing some pretty nasty things about the germans bevause of the Berlin Wall. I also heard some um lovely things about former Yugoslav states.


Oh I really wish I could remember some of his rants he was shall we say. Vulgar.
I get the feeling that I would like your dad. At least from this description (yes, the are probably ISSUES).
 

CrimsonVizier

Professor of syndie magic
I get the feeling that I would like your dad. At least from this description (yes, the are probably ISSUES).
You probably would but he died 3 years ago.
 

Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
Communism
But let us also not forget the competition to those silly BMWs and such!


I care about the planet, so I don't daily drive a Trabant. But I am thinking of converting some of my old Soviet vehicles to electric because they have more character than almost any other vehicles in the last century.
 

CrimsonVizier

Professor of syndie magic
You probably would but he died 3 years ago.
Dont feel too bad about he was genuine POS as much as he did raise me by himself he was....not a great father and quite abusive.

I dont celebrate his death quite like I do my mothers but I'm not exactly sad to never see him again.
 

Alcibiades

Well-known member
This event has been greatly reinvented. It was pretty controversial at the time, not the cartoon good vs. evil rah-rah-sis-boom-ba thing in the article in the OP. Ostalgie is a thing that exists. Thatcher was pretty totally against reunification. Etc.

I remember that my (West) German relatives (in Baden-Wurtemberg) were not in favor of reunification at all. I was 19 years old, if that gives any context.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kol
Top Bottom