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KRAFT DURCH FREUDE
bamboo # 33 - anis 23.02.00 - for m.m.

did you say - kraft durch freude? - well, maybe you are not - aware of it - but - well - this is one of the - nazi sayings - you know? - they even named - an organisation - kraft durch freude - this is what they called it - they also said: - arbeit macht frei - it means - workbrings freedom - they wrote it on the gates - of the concentration camps - although most of those - who walked through the gate - did not experience freedom - they also had no pleasure - many of them - met with death there - no pleasure - no power - only humiliation - and death - until the whole thing was over - in 1945 -- the americans - took photographs - they made documentaries - about the camps - and about the thin - corpses - it was - and it will always be - a cruelty -- it is not the fault of - the words - it is the nazis' fault - it is the german's - fault - that of the agreers - and that of the tolerators - but it is not - the fault - of the words -- you ask me - what a jew - or an israeli - should think - when he hears a german say: - kraft durch freude? -- well - what should they think? - will they regard this german - as a nazi? - rather not - but they will not be comfortable - with it -- no - you just cannot say it - indeed! - you can hardly say it - as a german - it sounds - completely weird -- pity! - because it is true - after all: - when you feel pleasure - it gives you power - lebensfreude - lebenskraft -- poor germans! - they don't really dare - to show - what pleases them - not really - they rather talk about - how exhausting - their work was - and all the things - they will have to do tomorrow - they tell you about - all the things - that went wrong - today - and who annoyed them - in the supermarket - and about their health problems - and that in the end - everything - is bullshit -- why does nobody help them? - what shall they do? -- or let's take this architect speer - he was an asshole - but his buildings - have class - that's the way it is - those nazi uniforms - just look terribly good - even if they manifest - evil - darth veda - the design of the evil - what would hollywood be - without them nazi uniforms? -- perhaps nobody took them seriously - anymore - when the germans - among other things - got rid of their style - after 45 - people forgot about the germans - and watched - inspector derrick - on television - instead - the series about a german - of whom you don't know - whether he has - feelings - or not - and who pursues a lifestyle - in which - in the end - it does not really matter - whether you have - feelings - or rather not -- (you could of course - say the same thing - of the british - and the french - it is also - a question of manners) -- did the germans - during the nazi period - really have - so much pleasure? - the question arises - because they had - so much power - where - did it come from? - could it only - begin - because it led to evil? - would it have been possible - for the power - to lead - to the good? - what is good? - who decides - what is good? - who - shall i trust? - the politicians? - the journalists? - mom and dad? -- there is nothing to say - against - kraft durch freude - except for: - is power really - something good? - is it not dangerous? - did not the nazis - name an organisation - after it? - if power is - not good - why have pleasure? - what can pleasure be worth - in this case? -- the power - it exists - whether we like it - or don't like it -- we are longing - for alternative - energy sources - power sources - for our cars - it is all - psychosomatic - if you ask me - just like the garbage separation - all psychosomatic