The FREE press is usually the first to go when evil changes are happening in a society. I have a friend who reminds me of how it was happening in his home country many years ago. He was as I , a production worker in a daily paper, when one day the army with machine guns at the ready were stationed all through the building. Nothing was to be printed about anything gov’t. good or bad without being approved ahead of time. Scary times for all.
Alexander Dubček led Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring of 1968. Though Alexander Dubček was a communist, he erred on the side of reform, which went against what his masters in Moscow would have wanted for Czechoslovakia as they feared the break-up of the Warsaw Pact. Dubček’s fall from grace and power was swift.