Wednesday, September 20, 2017

the John Lennon Wall in Prague is Important for all People to See and Experience

Of all the amazing history of Prague the most important and emotional site to see is the John Lennon Wall. The Wikipedia write up is not very informative regarding the history and meaning of "the John Lennon Wall" in Prague, Czech Republic.

Just looking at it on the Internet one may think what is the big deal about a graffiti wall? Looking at this wall on the Internet does not convey the huge importance is has to the Czech people even today. It does not explain how this wall affects 7.4+ billion people in the world. Hundreds of millions of people are still suffering like the Czech people had to. Many people visiting the John Lennon Wall have no clue about the long history and struggle for freedom the Czech people had to fight. When I read comments of people visiting the John Lennon Wall, I can tell just by reading their comments which people are ignorant of history and which people understand the complex historical and strong emotional meaning of freedom and true democracy the wall represents. 

The Russian Communists heinously abused and tortured the Czech people and all they really wanted to do was to be “free and brave”, like the words in the USA national anthem.  E.g. “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. For examples of Czech abuse please read about the Velvet Revolution in 1989
Over 70% of the Czech people (young and old) still have a strong resentment and hatred of Russians.
This seems awkward to me because there are many Russian tourists here in Prague.