Why and about

Why and about!

What encourages somebody to expose himself, to grab a pen and – write – something how he thinks it happened and in what it resulted? If you have climbed a high mountain, which colloquially in this case means life, you can turn around and look down to img496the meandering paths and ways which have led you to your next to the last destination. In this observant place, someone can check his decisions made and values followed – that unique combination, which makes somebody special. Also, this mixture of heritage, education and social environment – you or me, has acquired an own perspective: How to evaluate and judge this World and its phenomena and outgrowths. I feel that my generation, confronted with the fastest technical progress and social change of mankind has lost many traditional values , such as consideration, compassion, honor ,dignity and bona fide. This dual combination, my life and my perspective on things – that it is what this blog is about! I try, with my limited means to describe circumstances and facts as I see it and hope to find critic, compliance or refusal. The worst thing might happen, would be a high bouncing rate without a comment, indicating that my notes and sensations are wrong and not worthwhile for discussion. No need to explain, why Michael Kohlhaas is one of my greatest heroes!

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So it goes, Billy Pilgrim

with those, who are dealing with this matter. In each year, in early February, the same drama: Dresden.

 Sven Felix Kellerhof is a Journalist, who “ist mit der Sache befasst1.

Jene, welche  mit der Sache befasst sind1 , are arrogant Bureaucrats and subtle lawyers, claiming that they know it – exact, without any  doubt.  And he claims Journalists are also a kind of this unpleasant breed.

 With ugly regularity, he writes in “Die Welt”, every year, in the days before the 13th February emerges a dispute about the number of victims of the “Feuersturm” in Dresden.

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25 000 victims, as the Nazis documented in 1945 is the right number.Counted, proofed and confirmed in the 3rd Millennium by an German Historikerkommission.  And as far as I know, that is the first and only  occasion in Germany, that Nazi facts are confirmed by an assumingly unbiased Government body. But Nazis, ewig Gestrige2 (another nice German expression) and Billy Kurt Vonnegut claiming 150 000 victims.

  The question is not whether it have been 25 000 victims as the Nazis published 1945, or 150 000 victims have been incinerated. This matter must be converted from facts to human values

And fact is, that it was a crime, an ugly inhuman crime. Fact is further, that 2 month 24 days and 48 minutes before the unconditional surrender of the  criminal Nazi Regime  an unfortified city, full of refugees fleeing from the red army, was mercilessHilfskommandos-in-Dresden-1945 firebombed. And fact is, that the attack was repeated next day, although it must be by the attackers well known, that no means of air defense existed. And without any doubt fact is, that Napalm bombs have been used. Bombs, which are used to extinguish life, like atomic bombs. And fact is, contrary to others, that we Germans learned our lessons.

And just proof reading my heretical effusion I found a possible explanation of this attack: Possibly Bomber Harris had learned, that plans had changed: no “Little boy” for Germany, but a lesson must be taught

So it goes, as Billy Pilgrim claims, sitting in Slaughterhouse-Five

1 those, who are dealing with this matter

2  the eternally biased