Thoughts ...

"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, especially 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 ...

When I was young, the athletes at the Olympics used to be amateurs and the people in politics were professionals. Seems, today it is the other way around ... Nevertheless, some things obviously never change. 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 still a pretty good description of what we see today. Judge for yourself!

Werner Zimmermann

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

Albert Camus, a French philosopher and author

"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