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Rest in peace: Vaclav Havel

Daryl 2011/12/19 00:15:40
Vaclav Havel, hero of the Czech people, essayist, poet, play-write and anti-communist dissident died December 18, 2011 in the Czech Republic.

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"Václav Havel, the dissident playwright and poet who would very soon – against all expectation and historial probability – be conducted to the “hrad” in magnificent style, becoming the first non-communist to ascend to the presidency of Czechoslovakia since the Second World War."


Vaclav Havel represented everything that is amazing about the Czech Republic. The triumph of liberty over Nazi and communist occupations. The beauty of freedom and the free market system and the peaceful transition to self-rule.


God rest your soul President Havel, you have done your nation proud.

Rest in peace: Vaclav Havel

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  • Michael 2011/12/22 18:33:19
    Michael
    +2
    He seems like a nice guy and a good leader. He must've been brave to criticize the Communist government. I liked how he rode the scooter in the president's palace.

    I also like how Obama referred to Communism as a "hollow and repressive ideology" in his response to Havel's passing.
  • Andrew 2011/12/20 06:16:42
  • Josef 2011/12/20 01:49:15
    Josef
    +2
    He was a great European. RIP :(

    european rip
  • This is W³ 2011/12/20 01:46:40
    This is W³
    +1
    The Czech people loved him so much that they wanted Havel to run for a third term as president, but he declined, wanting instead to uphold to the two-term limit that is stipulated in the country's constitution. He was one standup guy. RIP, Mr. Havel.
  • Evan 2011/12/19 20:52:42
    Evan
    There are only a few world leaders that I would call heroes. This man is one. He'll be missed indeed.
  • michael 2011/12/19 16:33:19
    michael
    +2
    brave man
  • Charles E 2011/12/19 14:53:24
    Charles E
    +1
    Is it coincidence or fate that such a strong voice for freedom should die so close to the death of one of the cruelest living tyrants, Kim Jung II?

    Vaclav will be missed. Kim might be remembered.
  • JuneGagnon Charles E 2011/12/20 10:13:36
    JuneGagnon
    +1
    Anyone want to make a bet" Vaclav will meet Kim, at the Pearly Gates and deny him admission!
  • Tau_Seti 2011/12/19 13:26:52
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/19 12:50:21
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Havel obviously knew right from wrong and fought for what was right.

    And obaaaaama issues a statement about Havel, after snubbing him....Havel opposed people like obaaaaama.
  • Annalina 2011/12/19 12:34:17
  • redneck 2011/12/19 12:20:23
    redneck
    +2
    RIP,sounds like he was a good man!!!
  • modernminuteman 2011/12/19 12:18:07
    modernminuteman
    +2
    i salute men like him. the countries of the former soviet union have become very good allies of the united states and know what it is like to live under tyranny with no freedom. they are some of the first people to see what is happening here to us because they have seen it all before. god bless them and rest in peace.
  • Cathy 2011/12/19 11:59:31
    Cathy
    +1
    Rest in peace Mr. Havel and I know that you will be greatly missed by your people.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2011/12/19 10:12:35
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +2
    The best kind of hero.

    I'm sure the Czech people will honor him well.
  • Jane Constant 2011/12/19 07:56:02
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2011/12/19 05:24:41
  • antlergirl21 2011/12/19 05:07:16
  • sglmom 2011/12/19 04:58:54
    sglmom
    +3
    May he rest in peace .. God bless you Havel ..
    rest in peace
  • Dickens 2011/12/19 03:41:55
    Dickens
    +3
    ..Pres. Havel, you pissed a lot of people off. Good for you!! You did good!!
  • oros 2011/12/19 03:33:49
    oros
    +2
    The world shall mourn your passing but the mark you left on our hearts only left us with filed with hope and joy. RIP you brave and noble soul you showed us there is hope for the future with you presence amongst us.
  • LesWaggoner BN 1 2011/12/19 02:05:01
    LesWaggoner BN 1
    +5
    His concern was not only for the Czechs but for all of humanity.

    RIP
  • Rick Armin 2011/12/19 01:52:13
    Rick Armin
    +2
    I had a slight taste of what he must have experienced in Czechoslovakia. I was hitch-hiking in Jugoslavia. Going from Sarajevo to the coast, I got a ride with a Czechoslovakian couple in their brand new auto. At that time, everything was well regulated under Communism. With wage and price controls, everyone could afford everything. The only slight drawback was - there was nothing. These folks had waited 11 years on a list to get that car.

    I hope, for the peace of his soul, that he died not knowing that Communism, German National Socialism, Fascism, and British/American Fabianism are all the creations and tools of Western Capitalism.
  • Torchma... Rick Armin 2011/12/19 12:33:02
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Are there no schools where you live? I'd suggest starting with US history class. Capitalism made this country the greatest in the world, in history. According to our own government, communism has killed millions of dissidents (we know this).
  • Rick Armin Torchma... 2011/12/19 17:06:57 (edited)
    Rick Armin
    +1
    Evidently you've "learned" from government schools or schools whose faculty was taught in colleges and universities heavily endowed by super finance or from the lamestream media.

    I'm amazed at how people who know little are so quick to suggest readings for those who know more. Let me reverse that trend and suggest you might want to look into who financed the Bolshevik Revolution, who financed the building of the Soviet heavy industry to enable them to fight WWII and who, likewise, financed the building of the Wehrmacht for Hitler.

    I'm sure you would be surprised, having only your "schooling" to rely on, that the ZIL plant that built the trucks and tank engines used to roll in and crush the Hungarian Revolt was built by Western Capital. I'm sure you weren't "taught" that Brown Brothers Harriman led the consortium that built the Kama River Truck Plant for the Soviets. We were told by our government and the lamestream media that this was non-strategic, although the Kama trucks and engines replaced those from the ZIL plant.

    I don't accept Capitalism as the great builder of the U.S. Capitalism is just the name for the system of control. It was free enterprise that built this country and it's the fraudulent monetary system built by the Capitalists that has destroyed it.

    Get your head out of your, uh, sandbox and make the effort to break out of the ignorance box the government and media have put you in.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2011/12/19 01:51:36
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +5
    RIP from Slovakia... and the USA.
  • chaoskitty123 2011/12/19 01:41:42
    chaoskitty123
    +5
    It's too bad we don't have more people like this in the world. But remember, this man was treated much like Ron Paul is here and it was only when the people overcame their misgivings and chose a new path instead of the one they had inherited from their parents and grandparents where no one felt it was the correct path... only when they support men like Vaclav Havel did their lives and leadership improve.

    If this man has anything to prove to you, it's that sometimes a leader of integrity who does not come from the establishment you feel you have no choice but to support, sometimes it's you changing your own mind to support men like this that creates the change you need and will leave to your own children stating proudly that you supported the man who changed the world. It's a message Americans don't understand because we don't use our minds to make a difference, we just blindly follow people telling us what we want to hear even though we know they're lying to us when they do it.
  • Matt M 2011/12/19 01:30:52
    Matt  M
    +3
    There are some people that just won''t back down. Their beliefs are original and sincere. We all owe so much to such people.

    No sadness for this guy. He had a fantastic life.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2011/12/19 01:03:48
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +4
    A true hero for freedom and liberty. RIP.
  • templer003 2011/12/19 00:49:48
    templer003
    +6
    R.I.P. sir and may you're spirit inspire others..
  • dandieselonian 2011/12/19 00:43:12
    dandieselonian
    +3
    too bad he was a wonderful man
  • ETpro 2011/12/19 00:40:29 (edited)
    ETpro
    +6
    Indeed, rest in peace. He was one admirable advocate for liberty and human rights, and a man of incredible bravery.
  • OL69 2011/12/19 00:39:46
    OL69
    +4
    Very sad...
  • Marie/M2M2K™-#1Conservative... 2011/12/19 00:38:22
  • Admiral Halsey 2011/12/19 00:34:18
    Admiral Halsey
    +8
    He had some good quotes, I was reading some. Here are a few.
    Vaclav Havel:

    Humor
    "Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not."

    Faith
    "Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."

    Citizenship
    "Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace."

    A very good man, may he Rest In Peace.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2011/12/19 00:29:23
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +6
    A true hero.
  • Omnibus Annie 2011/12/19 00:23:25
  • Morgan Orlins 2011/12/19 00:22:01
    Morgan Orlins
    +7
    RIP Vaclav. Truly a hero because of his hatred of communism
  • UGH...LIBS ~ PWCM ~ JLA ~ 2011/12/19 00:21:53
    UGH...LIBS ~ PWCM ~ JLA ~
    +9
    One of the genuine heroes of the 20th century.
  • jimbo999 2011/12/19 00:18:41

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