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"History repeats itself, the war will soon begin"
Аусвайс (Аusweis) 
23rd-Jul-2016 11:46 am
Black suits comin'
Ein netter Aspekt über die "Wiedervereinigung", den man wissen sollte: Abschlüsse, die nicht anerkannt werden, Geburtsurkunden, die nicht anerkannt werden - nur, weil dort ein Stempel mit Hammer, Zirkel und Ährenkranz drauf ist. Als hätten es sich die Leute aussuchen können, in welchem von beiden Staaten sie geboren werden.
Da weiß man schon gleich, dass man nur annektiert wurde.


A nice aspect about the German reunification that everyone should know: Graduations and degrees that don't get acknowledged, birth certificates that don't get acknowledged - only because there's a stamp depicturing hammer, dividers and garland of corn* on it. (*Note: It seems like there's no proper translation for "Hammer, Zirkel und Ährenkranz", so I took it word by word. As such it means the symbol in the flag of the GDR that distinguished the black, yellow and red German flag of that German state from the flag of West Germany, which can be found in the same colors, but blank in that middle space or with the black federal eagle instead.)
As if the people could have chosen which one of both states they were born in.
Such aspects let you know right away that haven't been reunified, but you have been annexed.
Comments 
28th-Jul-2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
Ok, maybe you are right. I personally do not support Putin. I am truly against the whole class of capitalist. But we do not to agree on everything, right? Most important we agree on the main issues.
You know people are reposting your story, so your message about education, jobs, GDR will be spread. So thank you. I hope you didn't mind a generic picture of Berlin in my post?

And I will add you to my friends list, if you don't mind?
28th-Jul-2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
Er - being rich doesn't nessecarily make you be a capitalist. I know a lot of people it makes be, but it is not always the case.
Say, if I released a book and sold a million copies, it would also hand a bigger amount of money over to me. But, only from that, I wouldn't get upon the idea to buy golden water faucets.
Maybe I'd afford me some practical "luxury" which I couldn't do now, but I'd still be measuring prices in the shop like I'm used to. "3 Euros for that tiny bit? No, you're kidding. I'm not gonna pay this..."
It would simply be a practical help to me in life, otherwise - what in the world should I buy for all that money? It's all too much useless stuff that makes only a burden to you.

I'm getting the notifications when somebody mentions my username in a post, so I have track of this. (Makes you want to blush a little bit as sometimes it doesn't appear to me like I do much of significance.)

You can add me if you want, if you think it suits. Am I obligated to add back? (Only ask because some people only do this in mututal manner.)
28th-Jul-2016 07:36 pm (UTC)
You know I agree it doesn't make you a capitalist if you are rich. The capitalist is the one who pockets the surplus value, meaning exploiting people by buying their labour and underpaying. Here I totally agree with you.

No you should be proud of yourself. You can make a difference.

Ok, thanks I will add you to a friends list because this way I will be notified when you have new posts. And sure I would appreciate if you added mine.
28th-Jul-2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
I have to mention though, that in discussions on your post that I translated I did not say anything about your position on Putin or anything, but I said that I disagree a little bit with you on this issue.

But people there are wondering if the next revolution will happen in Germany?
28th-Jul-2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
Revolution in Germany?

Well - how did my history teacher once put it very apt? "If revolution was a ticket for a train ride, the Germans would be the first to buy one."
Really, it is so.
Revolution happens last over here. Sad as it is.

I've also already written a few texts that have to do with the base of that, why that is so, a while ago, but I think most or all of them were done in German. And you know - in German, nobody listens to me and I'm supposedly a nazi...
28th-Jul-2016 08:39 pm (UTC)
I wish I knew German. May be I should start learning. Really? People have that stereotype that if you are German you are a nazi? Maybe stupid ones.

PS you history teacher is wise.
28th-Jul-2016 08:56 pm (UTC)
No, I hear that accusation mostly from Germans - directly or between the lines.
Just because I don't talk typical social democrat left.
29th-Jul-2016 03:12 am (UTC)
Well what social democrat left turned into is not exactly what it was intended to be.
29th-Jul-2016 06:26 am (UTC)
And because I know it doesn't make you be far-right if you're not unconditionally supportive of minority rights and refugees, because of that I don't take on that pair of boots.
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