November 9, 2009, - 2:25 pm
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As you, no doubt, know, today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which began to come down on November 9, 1989. I’m glad it came down and that Communism fell in Europe. However, perhaps instead of saying, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall,” President Ronald Reagan should have said, “European Nations, erect walls on your borders,” as now most of Europe is infected with a growing and dominant Islam. The weeds have taken over the field.
Still, in recognition of the fall of the Wall, it’s interesting to note tht the wall has one last prisoner, the deer, which won’t go near it or cross it. The Wall Street Journal had an interesting story on it, last week. An excerpt, below, made me wonder when PETA will blame man for this, as they do with every other form of trumped up animal “suffering.” But, then, I remembered that these were Communists that erected the Wall–one of the few forms of homosapien, other than Muslims, that PETA won’t denounce.
If you enjoy wildlife and the great outdoors, as I do, you’ll like this:
It has been 20 years since the Berlin Wall fell. But deep in the forest here, a red deer called Ahornia still refuses to cross the old Iron Curtain.
Ahornia inhabits the thickly wooded mountains along what once was the fortified border between West Germany and Czechoslovakia. At the height of the Cold War, a high electric fence, barbed wire and machine-gun-carrying guards cut off Eastern Europe from the Western world. The barriers severed the herds of deer on the two sides as well.
The fence is long gone, and the no-man’s land where it stood now is part of Europe’s biggest nature preserve. The once-deadly border area is alive with songbirds nesting in crumbling watchtowers, foxes hiding in weedy fortifications and animals not seen here for years, such as elk and lynx.
But one species is boycotting the reunified animal kingdom: red deer.
Herds of them roam both sides of the old NATO-Warsaw Pact border here but mysteriously turn around when they approach it. This although the deer alive today have no memory of the ominous fence.
Ahornia, a doe with a grayish-brown winter coat and a light patch around her tail, was born 18 years after the fence came down. . . . Ahornia grazes on the Western side but stops when she nears the border, her world ending where the Free World once did.
“The wall in the head is still there,” says Tom Synnatzschke, a German producer of nature films who has worked in area. . . .
“In the past, the deer didn’t go to the Czech side because of the fence,” says Marco Heurich, a wildlife biologist who runs the animal tracking project in the Bavarian Forest National Park in Germany. “Now the fence is gone but they still stop at the border.”
One reason, he says, is that deer have traditional trails, passed on through the generations, with a collective memory that their grounds end at the erstwhile barrier.
With the way Europe is submitting to a new form of tyranny under a growing Muslim population, it looks like only wildlife have a memory for what life is like without freedom. How sad.
*** UPDATE: Common Cents has video of the fall of the wall. ***
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