Thoughts ...

"Everyone should be ashamed who uses the wonders of science and technology without thinking and without understanding any more about them than a cow understands 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 do not change physical and economic laws and are no substitute for studying the facts and working hard. History tells the story of those who didn't believe it ...

Never blindly trust politicians, activists, or so-called experts, especially those with a professor title, who never got any real work done and never made a living in the free economy. If their statements contradict common sense, the problem is not your common sense ...

When I was young, the athletes in the Olympics were amateurs and the people in politics were professionals. Today it seems to be the other way around ...
Some things never change. If you want to understand how and why politicians behave the way 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 still a pretty good description of what we see today. Judge for yourself!

Werner Zimmermann

"Do not walk behind me, I may not lead.  Don't walk ahead of me, I may not follow.  Just walk beside me and be my friend."

Albert Camus, a French philosopher and writer

"First they came for the socialists. And I did not speak out, because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists. And I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews. And I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me. And there was no one left to speak out for me ..."

Martin Niemoeller

Neutrality and Appeasement: "Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured."

Winston Churchill, (New York Times, 1/21/1940)

He also said: "Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it."