ArticlesBlog Germany marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall November 17, 2019100 Related tags : CNN Frederik Pleitgen germany happening now Latest News New Day Weekend Peter Bieber Politics Post navigation Previous Article The Berlin Wall – A Street Party With Sledgehammers – Extra History Next Article Germany marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall Comments (100) November 9, 2019 at 6:55 pm so a 6'5'' can't get into an old trabant: very informative, thank you CNN. Reply November 9, 2019 at 6:55 pm top notch journalism Reply November 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm Capitalism: When you have to build a wall to keep people out Communism: When you have to build a wall to keep people in Reply November 9, 2019 at 7:34 pm I'm sorry, but i think i missed the part where you said communism Reply November 9, 2019 at 7:39 pm Modern CNN Certainly supports the East German dictatorship Reply November 9, 2019 at 7:48 pm We know it's progress, that the Berlin wall was torn down. But, President Trump thinks it's progress to build a wall. Building a "Wall" is not progress but just the opposite, we're regressing. We are not at war with Mexico, they aren't a threat. Reply November 9, 2019 at 7:58 pm Notice its former east German states that vote AFD maybe you should listen to the people that were crushed by the Russians for decades when it comes to what it is to be german and Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill him self Reply November 9, 2019 at 8:17 pm Now now Berlin, you shall no longer suffer from capitalism and you are now set free to do as you please. I hereby allow the union of East Berlin and West Berlin like brothers and sisters. Stop all of this maddening nonsense and let's all get along and move forward Reply November 9, 2019 at 8:29 pm CNN will be sued for blacking out front runner Bernie Sanders. The only candidate that would beat the idiot in office right now. SMH… Shame CNN…. Reply November 9, 2019 at 8:43 pm 30 years ago? It seem like yesterday. Does this video make anyone else feel nostalgic besides me? Reply November 9, 2019 at 8:58 pm "Are you laughing at my au-to-mo-bile?" Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:02 pm 🇹🇷💚🇦🇿 free K A R A B A K H Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm I'm sure the crooked usa government didnt make millions of the war n plus the file bush family funned the nazi…wars are created to feed the pockets of dirty politicians Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:05 pm Berlin, shortly after the fall of the wall: https://youtu.be/UdFLUwJh1Bg Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:09 pm Fuck those Communists Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:10 pm I shall never forget that day. I was an Audio Engineer for NBC-TV News in Washington DC. We went on the air at 10 AM. We went off the air at 10 PM. We were in the control room for 12 solid hours. At the end of the day. I left the audio booth control room. Stepped into the main TV control room. Looking at my colleagues all leading back in their chairs. Feet up on the counters. And I said to everyone. That we had just made history today. Everybody said yeah. The Berlin wall came down. I said no. Not that history. They looked inquisitively and asked what other history did we make today? I informed everyone. That on this day. In television history. We did not report. One single bit. Not one shred. Of any bad news. Not a lost dog. No Car wrecks. No corrupt politicians. No bad news whatsoever. Not even bad weather. And so that's the second history we made the same day. Never talked about. But hey. I was there. I presented it to the world. And that was one hell of a marathon news day. A year or so later. We had this guest in to be on a network show. He and his wife were shown around the NBC-TV facility in Washington DC. When they walked this person with his wife into my audio control room. To introduce me to, Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife. The first lady of Russia. Being introduced to me. In my audio control room. Never in my wildest dreams. Never in a million years. Did I ever expect anything like that. I mean it was no big deal meeting and working with Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush. This was a big deal. As I had come back in from lunch. Pretty smashed. And I had been wondering whether I was hallucinating? Nope. As I engineered audio for the show. This was something I never thought I would do. I had been transferred out of the NBC Radio, Music Entertainment, FM radio station division. I was all about the music. Not about the News and Politics. And it was one Eye-opener of an education. It made me a better more intelligent and informed person. And I was deeply honored. To have been given that opportunity. And oh by the way folks. The people I was involved with at NBC, PBS, VOA, ABC, CBS,, CBC, BBC, Deutsche Welle, France 24, the Washington Post, the New York Times, ARE NOT FAKE! Recent startups, are. Extreme right wing networks are totally fake! Because I knew these people I was working with. They are all great American patriots! Defending and enforcing our constitution and democracy! And that involves real Democrats, real Independent's and real Republicans. Not these mad, insane, conservative right-wingers. That are so conservative. They want to force everyone to be conservative. Even if they have to kill you. That's how conservative they are. They are fascists. They are Nazis. And there is no place for them here, in the USA. This is not what we are about! So when it comes to religious and political beliefs. My religion is American. My political beliefs are American. Do what you want. As long as you do not do unto me. And you have no right, whatsoever. Dictating. What someone else can or cannot do with their own body. Which generally applies only to women. And funny how they like to dictate. Two women. What is the root word of dictate. It's what they are. Dick Heads of state. The problem there is that is mostly a ruse from the men on the right. And the brainwashed women that follow them. But nobody talks about the trillions of sperm. They all killed daily. Those are little critters like tadpoles that are swimming around. Eggs don't go anywhere outside of mom. But those little guys are swimming. And it tells them in their Bibles. They're not supposed to be killing their sperm every day. But there man. And they feel they have their entitled right to kill as many little swimming sperm as they want to. Except that one that got into some woman that didn't want that there. That's when the men go insane. About that one sperm they don't want killed. Why that one? And not the trillions of others they killed? All by themselves! All alone! When it's nobody's business. But they want to make that one. Everybody's business. Those are insane hypocrites. That want to control others. Because they couldn't control themselves to begin with. And nobody's fucking talking about that!!! It tells them in their right wing Bibles. They're not supposed to whack themselves off. But because they don't have to go to a doctor to kill their sperm they don't want to live. Nobody hears about it. So let's go ahead and batter women. Because they cannot just forcefully expel that fertilized egg themselves. Let's let them know they are second-class citizens for the rest of their lives! As we can beat them into the ground doing that. We are the nice big strong men! Who could kill our sperm any time we want to! We are entitled to kill our sperm! But women are not entitled to kill our sperm. Even though you didn't bother to use a condom when she said no. You felt you were entitled to inseminate her. With that one sperm out of your trillions and trillions you didn't want dead. Yeah. That's consistent. That's conservative. New meaning of Conservative. A mangled English word meaning stupid. Not interpreted with its original meaning. Which meant, conservative. Like the Amish or Mennonites, Quakers, et al. Who are, conservative. As they bother no one else.. Outside of their Conservancy. So they are in fact, conservative. They keep to themselves. The true meaning of the word conservative. Which 21st-century conservatives are the opposite of. I.e. stupid. Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:18 pm Well, someone tested how mutch prople fit in a trabbi, they got 8 in there Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:27 pm The words, wich changed history: "immediatly, without delay" Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:31 pm Thanks Ronald Regan and the USA. Now the ungrateful progeny of nazis and commies, losers, freeloading NATO member want to tell us what to do. Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm I love my wall🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲 Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:41 pm Angela Merkel is not the president of Germany she is the chancellor….🤔🤷♂️ Reply November 9, 2019 at 9:47 pm I lived right next to the wall, like 1 m distance. Reply November 9, 2019 at 10:12 pm This also symbolize the fall of the most evil and cruelest ideology which is communism in Europe. Reply November 9, 2019 at 10:12 pm The Revolution WAS Televised!!! Reply November 9, 2019 at 10:16 pm Next month should mark as the 30th year this whole thing with Vladimir Putin began Reply November 9, 2019 at 10:20 pm long live our united Germany Reply November 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm Thanks Bilderberg !CNN, We don't need no education !CNN, We don't need no thought control ! Reply November 9, 2019 at 11:10 pm Reminder that these people were running AWAY from exactly what Bernie Sanders, AOC, and Elizabeth Warren want to bring to the US. Reply November 9, 2019 at 11:14 pm 3:00 So basically what is still happening in American prisons right now. Reply November 9, 2019 at 11:28 pm So THAT'S wud Connan O'Brian wud look like if he got into a Fiat 500! Reply November 9, 2019 at 11:32 pm NSA, Trump Wall… LoL Reply November 10, 2019 at 12:03 am Here are the reasons the Berlin Wall should stay: To prevent insane dictators from taking over again To prevent the rise of the Nazis To prevent genocide To prevent hostile takeover of Europe To prevent bombings of London To prevent a world war 3 Finally to prevent the illegal terror weapons which are the Bismarck battleship, the U-boats, the king tiger tanks and the Mr-262 from being created and used to terrorize the battlefield again. Reply November 10, 2019 at 12:04 am Thank you Republican President Ronald Regan. The democrats would still be apologizing today that the wall was the fault of the West. Reply November 10, 2019 at 12:11 am What was the point of building a wall if it was made to be broken down Reply November 10, 2019 at 12:17 am Lol the irony huh ? Betcha most of Germany wishes that wall were still up now huh ? Reply November 10, 2019 at 12:30 am The vast majority of West Germans wish the wall was never taken down because these communist is destroying Europe, in the space of 30 years, many of the East Berlin Germans are the worst forms of Fascist there is in the world, many of them have moved to Palestine and hell bent on creating Global Tyranny and the example is in Palestine and its only getting worse. Some of them is worse than the Vampires from the Movies. And its not going to get any better, hence why they are Hell Bent on destroying Russia. Reply November 10, 2019 at 1:35 am This time Hitler does Russia. This time Hitler does North Korea this time Hitler does China. This time Hitler does UK Kingdom. This time Hitler does America.. Reply November 10, 2019 at 2:47 am CNN IN GERMONTRA TRANSLATES 2 ….IM A PETO CLOWN! …….VEGAS PYSOP Reply November 10, 2019 at 2:58 am Here’s a tip for getting in a car when either it’s a tight fit or you, as I did after having both my knees rebuilt with cadaver parts and titanium following getting hit by a car, have issues bending one or both knees. Lay across the seat sideways so that your knees are already in rather than trying to step into the car, then pivot upright onto your butt. Reply November 10, 2019 at 3:34 am I watched it on t.v. as a kid. It's crazy how leftist morons actually try to compare it to a border wall. It's two completely different things. Reply November 10, 2019 at 4:32 am I imagine that this will happen to Korea Reply November 10, 2019 at 4:49 am I did not know about it until the next morning. I was in 7th grade and my school district had an inservice day. I turned on the Today Show to find people dancing on the wall. Reply November 10, 2019 at 4:58 am Now the world witnesses an even more encompassing and more insurmountable Virtual Wall surrounding China. The fight between Capitalism and Communism is far from over. The idea that the War has long won is a dangerous one and will surely lead to losing the War to the insidious CCP. Reply November 10, 2019 at 4:59 am Now communist ☭ CNN is trying to turn America into east Bolshevik Berlin. Reply November 10, 2019 at 5:46 am How funny, I watched Atomic Blonde which focused around the Berlin wall and the film ended with the wall coming down, the same night the wall did 30 years ago Reply November 10, 2019 at 6:20 am fyi: stalinism wasn't communism; i'm a capitalist, but even i know this.at least know wtf you're talking about. Reply November 10, 2019 at 7:17 am That wall went up to keep Germany from threating the peace of the world again! Look up why Thatcher was opposed to Germany re-unifying! Reply November 10, 2019 at 7:39 am More like the Pentagon marks 30 years of stealing tax money to still occupy Germany. The odds that Germany will start WW3 to take over the world or become communist are as likely as the US not starting WW3 to take over the world and ending it's dogmatic police state of utter bs. Reply November 10, 2019 at 7:45 am The Trabant…LOL. Does this mean the US should invade the UK because of the Reliant Robin? Russia no longer wastes it's peoples' tax money occupying Germany and making up stupid propaganda to sell it like our stupid backward country. Reply November 10, 2019 at 8:13 am If it's thriving, why do East Germans feel like second class citizens? CNN is hiding the truth of those that disagree with the wall falling. Reply November 10, 2019 at 9:11 am Fact is the Europeans using the impetus of the German Constitution have cultivated soft power initiatives in the light of American Hard power to erode American credibility in the world, the first dry run having been tested in the excuse the Germans gave for not militarily intervening in the Brake up of the Former Yugoslavia. It is time the USA kick out Central and Eastern European powers from NATO and concentrate it in the North Atlantic as an arm of a new strategy to stifle EU ambitions founded on the impetus of the German constitution to grow its strength and displace Americas place in the world for the sake of de-conflicting relations with Russia and respecting its security concerns. America lead not by kissing everyone but by flexing its ideas within the cold context of realpolitiks of the world at large.. To say that our EU partners are so innocent even within the prescription of the German constitution is laughable. Reply November 10, 2019 at 9:19 am I can sight numerous occasion in which America has turned a blind eye to demands of the EU governed by the German in which American policy has capitulated to its demands. All these capitulations have shaped the world in very many way in the last 30 years to the detriment of Americas identity for the sake of creating the EU and in my opinion it is time to reign in the EU in a very serious way. The EU cannot say to America that at once, it lead again and hearken the call to the demands of the EU this is directly antithetical to the whole premises of leadership and more than abundantly indicates that the question of what NATOs purpose was and now is nigh. Reply November 10, 2019 at 9:28 am era quella l'economia comunista di schifo e per gli schiavi. I Compagni avevano mercedes capitalista. Reply November 10, 2019 at 9:56 am Trump's fence will meet the same fate. Reply November 10, 2019 at 10:14 am Put it back up Reply November 10, 2019 at 11:45 am We are waiting for the trump wall to come down. Reply November 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm There's a man playing a tricky gesture behind the journalist Reply November 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm The 45 hp Trabant owned by CNN was one of the latest models built only in 1990 and 1991. This engine was produced under license by VW which had developed it for the VW Polo. The original Trabant two-cycle engines featured as little as 18 – 26 hp and were infamous for pollution. Reply November 10, 2019 at 1:32 pm O , Ja remember the full speech by R. Reagan June 1987 ,,, Mr, Gorbachev. Come to this place…. Open this Gate…… ( now )" Tear down this wall " … Ja ,Ja … I was in West Germany in Oktobre, 1987 and Mr. Gorbachev was in East Berlin ….next " Chess move ". the " Gate " was opened… East Berlin Cardinal Meissner appointed to Koln Cathedral West Germany a post vacant for 1 /. 2 years… the gate now open, easy peezy the wall down on a very notable day in German history!! So let's remember the whole speech…. who benefited… Could it be the Devils in the BUSHES…?? GHW and GW ….?? Ja, Ja …. Otto Von Altona the Prussian Historian… Reply November 10, 2019 at 1:41 pm I remember this, they had guarantee gov jobs and Medicare for all. Reply November 10, 2019 at 1:54 pm I would love to see the same thing happen in Korea, Israel and South Asia. Reply November 10, 2019 at 2:04 pm "Thank you"Mr.Gorbachev.Fu*ck you bull sh*t! Reply November 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm The collapse of Communism must have been a really sad day for the Democrats. I guess they are hoping most people have forgotten now and they can bring it back to the USA in 2020. Reply November 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm Frikkin Merkel.👎 Reply November 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm ahhh cnn just like family having fun with walls and clown cars and Reply November 10, 2019 at 3:04 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqFJVdEf-BM&t=222sVideo Song: History of Germany in five minutes. Reply November 10, 2019 at 3:08 pm Republican president in 1987: "Tear down this wall". Republican president in 2016: "We're going to build a wall." Reply November 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm My aunt and uncle are like the STASI secret police…hiring private investigators, spying on calls, etc. Reply November 10, 2019 at 3:39 pm Wow..time flies…in 1988 i spent some months in eastern Europe…so i got the chance to visit GDR…everything was in the government control…in spite of this fact some discontentedness were slightly evident..then a year later the mauer (the wall) fell down..and everything changed..i consider myself lucky ..because i got the chance to see and know a world that no longer exist… Reply November 10, 2019 at 4:19 pm Finally the world leaders of peace America and West Germany succeeded at freeing people and installing democracy. Reply November 10, 2019 at 4:28 pm Yes, and remember this: Ronnie Raygun's "Tear down this wall" speech was given AFTER the teardown was already in its final stages. His spiel was no more a catalyst than if Punxsutawney Phil grunted out the same thing. But, I, you or no one can change what occurred. My story. Reply November 10, 2019 at 5:27 pm Glad Tump helped bring down the wall. Reply November 10, 2019 at 7:44 pm It’s ironic that this wall fell 30 years ago and now America has an aspiring dictator as its president that would like to build his own version. Reply November 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm What’s this got to do with the Trump impeachment? I’m confused Reply November 10, 2019 at 8:36 pm Reagan- take down this wall; Trump- let’s build the wall. Both Republicans, same masters. Reply November 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/weve-been-incorrectly-predicting-peak-oil-for-over-a-ce-1668986354 You believe all the bullshit these "experts" dish out.I'll believe my experience with said "experts". Reply November 10, 2019 at 9:30 pm 2:25 et sqq: that CNN correspondent has the appropriate attitude and facial expression you need for driving around in that hunk of shit. Quite realistic. I bet he's pissed… if he'd been to Stuttgart, doing some report on Bosch or whatever, he could already be on his way with a decent Mercedes… "No, I told you, our contract involves a joyride in an EASTERN German car, read the small print, no backsies" 😀 Reply November 10, 2019 at 11:28 pm I crossed through Checkpoint Charlie on 7/3/89. At that point nobody could have imagined that the border would permanently be opened just 4 months later. East Berlin was grey and depressing, I'm glad the border is gone. Reply November 11, 2019 at 12:20 am Well, they shouldn't get ahead of themselves. With Trump's help, Putin should be along any time now to start putting it back up. Reply November 11, 2019 at 1:49 am Remembered it like yesterday. How mine and my parents jaws was dropped seeing the berlin wall fall in our only tv station at that time in far south east. And how my playmate, a south korean says her parents cried with hope that korea too will be united.Hope i will see that too in my lifetime. Reply November 11, 2019 at 3:07 am I hope this happens in North and South Korea. Reply November 11, 2019 at 4:30 am President Ronald Reagan (Republican) "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall!" and down the wall went. Thank you President Reagan you are not forgotten. Sir. Reply November 11, 2019 at 6:10 am trump is a psychological terrorist #impeach Reply November 11, 2019 at 10:11 am j Reply November 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm USA reset to Dark Ages Germany?Germany celebrating fall of Berlin Wall.Trump n USA Building Wall.😂 Reply November 11, 2019 at 5:12 pm 13 August 1961: The Germans were slaved during 30 years of the Vietnam war and free until November 1991 the during the Persian gulf war. The Berlin wall was destroyed finally. Reply November 11, 2019 at 10:14 pm AMERICA OUT OF NATO!German Moonbats Erect Wall of Willful Stupidityhttps://moonbattery.com/german-moonbats-erect-wall-of-willful-stupidity/Trying to come to terms with the willful stupidity of moonbats is like bashing your head on a wall. Via MSN: On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Berliners tried to send President Donald Trump a massive slab of the structure, along with a message reminding him that “no wall lasts forever.” Too bad the White House didn’t have a piece of the Great Wall of China to send to the moonbats, along with a message reminding them that some walls last long enough. The 2.7-ton chunk of concrete arrived in Washington, DC, on Saturday, and local media outlets reported that the Secret Service turned it away. If only the Secret Service had allowed a giant chunk of concrete to be delivered to the Oval Office, no doubt Trump would have been persuaded to abandon his #1 campaign promise. Still stupider than thinking this stunt would influence policy is the conflation of a wall to keep invaders out with a wall to keep communist slaves in. The willful stupidity is made noxious by blending it with ingratitude. The Berlin Wall would not have been necessary if West Berlin had not been supplied by the American-led Berlin Airlift. It came down due primarily to pressure on the Soviet Bloc by the USA — the very country German moonbats would destroy by denying it the right to defend its borders from invasion. Still more stupidity: according to Philip Husemann of Die Offene Gesellschaft, the nonprofit responsible, it cost “in the low five-figure range to purchase the piece of the Wall and transport it overseas.” Fools and their money are soon parted. Reply November 11, 2019 at 10:14 pm AMERICA OUT OF NATO!German Moonbats Erect Wall of Willful Stupidityhttps://moonbattery.com/german-moonbats-erect-wall-of-willful-stupidity/Trying to come to terms with the willful stupidity of moonbats is like bashing your head on a wall. Via MSN: On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Berliners tried to send President Donald Trump a massive slab of the structure, along with a message reminding him that “no wall lasts forever.” Too bad the White House didn’t have a piece of the Great Wall of China to send to the moonbats, along with a message reminding them that some walls last long enough. The 2.7-ton chunk of concrete arrived in Washington, DC, on Saturday, and local media outlets reported that the Secret Service turned it away. If only the Secret Service had allowed a giant chunk of concrete to be delivered to the Oval Office, no doubt Trump would have been persuaded to abandon his #1 campaign promise. Still stupider than thinking this stunt would influence policy is the conflation of a wall to keep invaders out with a wall to keep communist slaves in. The willful stupidity is made noxious by blending it with ingratitude. The Berlin Wall would not have been necessary if West Berlin had not been supplied by the American-led Berlin Airlift. It came down due primarily to pressure on the Soviet Bloc by the USA — the very country German moonbats would destroy by denying it the right to defend its borders from invasion. Still more stupidity: according to Philip Husemann of Die Offene Gesellschaft, the nonprofit responsible, it cost “in the low five-figure range to purchase the piece of the Wall and transport it overseas.” Fools and their money are soon parted. Reply November 12, 2019 at 12:39 am Before the american wall, there was a German wall! 1,000 Germans were shot down like dogs as they tried to climb over it! To trump: Hey fool, where's the wall? Oh yeah, MEXICO is supposed to pay for it senor! LMAO! Reply November 12, 2019 at 1:00 am Do they have drug dealers trying to ruin a country through the border? Israel has wall bit no one says anything about them being wrong for wanting to be safe. Reply November 12, 2019 at 5:06 am It took Ronald Reagan to finally put an end to the Soviet Union. The Democrats were the best allies the Soviet Union had. Reply November 13, 2019 at 2:46 pm Ah, the day that Soviet puppet states in eastern Europe began to come to an end, leading to the end of Soviet communism. Fantastic! Reply November 14, 2019 at 6:00 am President Reagan a Republican…Nice job Mr.President!! Reply November 14, 2019 at 9:44 am The demolition of the Berlin Wall officially began in 1990, 13th of June and was completed in November 1991; it's currently 2019. So, you folks still champion fake news and you lack the capability to do basic math… The Berlin Wall came down in 1991, that's 28 years for you easily influenced BS artists. This is how easy it is to manipulate the masses… simply embellish openly and consistently, thus laying the foundation for greater lies. I scrolled down through many comments, lot's of feeling and emotion, yet the facts associated with the matter are lost… it's pathetically amusing. People are completely out of touch and champion self-victimization. Misleading dialogue such as this and the wiliness of many to accept such, highlight that our Educational system is focused on outcome rather than performance, the media is incompetent and or has an agenda, and why our Judicial System is seemingly corrupt and incompetent. Reply November 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm Can you add subtitles? Thanks 🙂 Reply November 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm And Trump want to build one. To appease Vladimir Putin. Reply November 15, 2019 at 1:49 pm I remember living in Europe when this wall came down weeks after I had been in Munich with others who were talking to a group of engineers from the eastern side of Germany who were given permission to come to the west for the first time. Then shortly afterward the wall came down. I went to Berlin a year after the wall came down and was blown away how there was such a difference from the west to the eastern side. Reply November 15, 2019 at 5:16 pm Can anyone give me results of referendum for reunion East and west Germanies ? Reply November 16, 2019 at 8:35 am interesting political contents on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btdo9K5jHUg&t=232s don't forget to subscribe Reply November 17, 2019 at 5:34 am This was an economic collapse. It wasn't a triumph of ideals. The manner in which governments choose to deliver goods and services are of very little consequence. It is the distribution of those goods and services. Therefore It's not Socialism or Capitalism that really matters, but rather egalitarianism or despotism. Anytime the wealth is concentrated at the top, you have despotism. Capitalism seemed to work in keeping a reasonable amount of actual wealth under the control of the middle and lower classes. Since the power of these classes has been severely limited through economic oppression, this is no longer the case. Unless we are able to return to a more equitable system, we are facing complete despotic tyranny within a few decades. That is a FACT the world over. You want a GREEN new deal? End the Fed. Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.