We can no longer hear the howl!
Tim Melzer goes bust, the Bundesliga dies, and everyone from Daimler
to the baker around the corner screams for the state. The bad news: “THE STATE
is YOUR!!!”We Germans are the world champions of donations when it comes to disasters on the other side of the world, but too stupid to help ourselves when a virus moves through the country.
This does not, of course, apply to everyone; Trigema produces mouthguards instead of T-shirts, doctors come back from retirement, we think that’s super cool.
We should all take this as an example!
Or as J.F. Kennedy put it so beautifully:
“Don’t ask what the state can do for you, but what you can do for your state!”
“Solidarity means self-responsibility # and helpfulness andHilfsbereitschaft not the constant crying for #Staatshilfe. Stateaid means that elected politicians play fire with your money. We do not think that is a good thing and we have legitimate doubts that it will work well in the end.
So do it like a disaster, take yourself out of health and economic danger and then see where your help is needed!
If this is too strenuous, stay at home and do not moan! 😜