For the next 20 years, the repressive state tightly controlled what Romanians read, heard, watched and said. Any trace of independent thought or Western influence was stamped out by Ceausescu’s secret police with terrifying ferocity. The Romanian people were simply cut off from the rest of the world.
But then something amazing happened: Chuck Norris invaded Romania.
In the mid-1980s, according to a new documentary being shown at the Sundance Film Festival called “Chuck Norris vs. Communism,” the invention of the VCR and some courageous smugglers brought thousands of Hollywood films – including Norris classics like “Lone Wolf McQuade,” “Missing in Action” and “The Delta Force” – into the country.
Dubbed by a death-defying female translator whose voice became a symbol of freedom for the isolated Romanians, the movies gave courage and hope to a people long beaten down by an oppressive state.
FK – How ironic that what ‘saved’ them is killing us.
As long as the average sheeple can go to for steak and ice cream and sit on the couch in front of the big screen they think everything’s OK. We send our young men to die overseas fighting communism and ‘terrorism’ when our greatest enemies are right here. We should have kept them home from Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan and let them hunt those who will pass the laws that finally kill the Bill of Rights, the document that truly makes us ‘exceptional.’
A commenter on this thread called our ‘leaders’ sick and gutless. That’s a mistake. We the people hired them. They are our elected public servants and we are responsible for their action or inaction.
It’s time to stop waiting for the world to end and stand up for the future of humanity.
The Founders shed blood over much less.