In 1968, Prague was a flurry of activity.
Anti-Soviet demonstrators took to the streets hoping that a new era would dawn. It was hoped that Soviet oppression would end and a human face of Socialism would prevail.
Put simply, the people of Prague had no hope and would have to wait another 20 odd years to taste freedom.
While unable to taste freedom at the time, they had no problems getting the chance to taste a good beer.
As we see in the photo below, nothing beats having a hotel nearby when conducting civil unrest. Please note that the Czechs drink more beer per capita than anyone else on Earth. (Darwin may have some argument with this stat though)
Before, during and after a Revolution against suppression of Freedom, nothing hits the spot like a good beer.
40 years down the track and the Czechs like the taste of Freedom and beer so much, they are not going to let modern trends stand in the way. With the whole of Europe swept up in Global warming hysteria, only two places in Europe are thumbing their noses at the Alarmists, the Czech Republic and Greenland.
Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus, has recently re-affirmed his strong denial of the Global Warming Hysteria. In previous speeches on the issue, he compared the Global Warming activists to a "new Religion" that replaces the ideology of Communism and threatens to clip basic Freedoms.
The Polarizer would love to give a big *Clink* to Vaclav. Cheers!!!
In fact, I might buy him a beer from Greenland!
Yes, Greenland are getting into brewing their own beer and using glacial water for good measure. Greenland is enjoying a number of benefits from the change of temperature. A good crop of Homebrew is one thing, but an increase in agricultural opportunities are being applauded by locals. An increase in, wait for it, Greenland Global Warming Eco-Tourism has boosted the economy.
So in the great cycle of life on Earth, Greenland and the Czech Republic will approach the future with no fear and increased opportunities.
Of course some would like to get in a time machine and live in 1968. Here, get in this and bugger off back to Soviet Communism.