"Alle sollen sich schämen, die sich gedankenlos der Wunder der Wissenschaft und Technik bedienen und nicht mehr davon geistig erfasst haben als die Kuh von der Botanik der Pflanzen, die sie mit Wohlbehagen frisst."
Freely translated: "Everybody should be ashamed who uses the wonders of science and engineering without thinking and having understood not more of it than a cow of the botany of the plants which she eats with pleasure."
Albert Einstein, Rede zur Eröffnung der Funkausstellung 1930
Unfortunately, some in society and many in politics seem to have forgotten that ideology and wishful thinking will not change physical and economic laws and are no substitute for studying the facts and working hard. History books tell the story about those who didn't believe it ...
Never blindly trust politicians, activists or so-called experts, even those with a professor title, who never got any real work done and never earned a living in the free economy. If their statements contradict common sense, the problem is not your common sense ...
If you want to understand how and why politicians behave as they do, read Max Weber's "Politics as Profession" (summary in English, full text in German "Politik als Beruf"). It is more than 100 years old, but unfortunately not much seems to have changed. Judge for yourself!
How many of the 20 million people, who died in World War I, or of the 60 million killed in World War II would say going to war was a good thing? Why don't we listen to them?
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."