» Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. «
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
According to wikiquote, Benjamin Franklin actually said these words.
After the first red-red coalition in a German state, I recently heard the following from politically interested people:
It would be hard to understand if 20 years after the peaceful revolution the party responsible for federal bankruptcy, lack of liberty and oppression in the GDR were to become “presentable”.
Well, the “presentable” parties constituting the government of the BRD have spent more than 20 years preparing for federal bankruptcy, reducing liberty, and paving the way for potential oppression.
Welcome to the club – leftist and former-SED comrades. Maybe you will succeed where our other parties have failed so far.
(Translated by EG)
😉 Sorry, but I am currently living through a cynical phase.