Sunday, 8 November 2009

In honour

It's been twenty years this weekend. Over here in Europe there are documentaries all over. Why it was built, how it came down. What am I talking about? Well, the wall of course. That dreaded wall between East and West Europe. Between the Russian influenced states and the American influenced states. Between East and West Berlin. And it came down!

You would think that people learn from the past. But alas, other walls (physical or mental) have gone up in the twenty years since. In the Netherlands we have a saying: an ass doesn't in general stub its toe twice on the same rock. An ass of course being a very stupid person. Well, the world is full of asses in my opinion. Because we keep doing the same stupid thing over and over. It didn't work then, it doesn't work now. Knock the walls down, be they physical or mental! It worked in 1989, let it work again!

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