Today Germany celebrates again the day of German unity. Like most of the times I ask myself what’s to celebrate. Of course it commemorates the anniversary of the German reunification in 1990 when they signed the contract to be a united state. But I was more impressed on the day the Berlin wall came down in November 1989 when the people of the German Democratic Republic were able to go to the west as free people. To feel as one nation is worth to celebrate but there happened a lot of things since that time that really are not worth to be celebrated. I still remember our chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl promised us blossoming sceneries in the newer future. But he and his fucking government cheated us with their lies and the cost of the unity. Even if we don’t feel it now in our purse we will feel it when we get retired. More and more retired people have to live on the lowest level even if they have paid their contribution to the social security for more than 40 years. Not that anyone misunderstands me: I feel good with all the united people (except the new right wing fascists) and have a couple of good friends with eastern German origin – it makes me sick when I see them politicians beating themselves on the shoulders, not seeing the real problems we have.
I don’t know why but there is just one song in my head that fits to this.
Enjoy and have a good week.
Half Man Half Biscuit – Trumpton Riots