Ctirad Masin, an example of Resistance

Last week a Czechoslovak resistance fighter died at the venerable age of 81. What strikes me as particular and interesting in his case, is that his family fought both the Nazis and the Communists to liberate the Czech and the Slovak peoples from the oppression of totalitarian ideologies. Because, as you may know probably, « resistance » fighters or partisans usually fight only one side of the political spectrum: If they are Fascists they fight the Communists, and if they are Communists, they fight the Fascists, but rarely both back to back as the Masin family did. I just thought it was unusual and that it needed to be stressed out. It seems that I am not the only one who doesn’t believe in totalitarian systems and who is willing to fight them all indiscriminately.

Ctirad Masin

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