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Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho

Ich bin ein Berliner


Right now we don’t know what the reasons were- and frankly I imagine the motivation doesn’t play much of a role in the feeling of loss of those who have lost family or friends. So I’d just like to offer my solidarity to those feeling loss today. From Berlin to Aleppo.

If you don’t know this speech it’s worth listening to (for a multitude of reasons):

10 comments on “Ich bin ein Berliner

  1. acflory
    December 20, 2016

    Had no idea until I read this. Looked it up. Insanity rules the world. We are the lemmings sprinting for the cliff. 😦

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  2. clubschadenfreude
    December 20, 2016

    I just have to wonder what the #$*&! is wrong with humans. Best that there be a nova now and give the ol’ earth another chance.

    but then I do know that there are speeches like Kennedy’s and like this one, Chaplin in The Great Dictator, and I get a little hope back.

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    • clubschadenfreude
      December 20, 2016

      ooops, didn’t mean for it to show up, I just wanted a link.


    • acflory
      December 20, 2016

      That’s how I felt yesterday. Today I’m all for that nova. Is there a potential, hate-crazed, death-dealing psychopath lurking in all our DNA? Or is it just that every single hidden crazy has come out of the closet?

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      • acflory
        December 20, 2016

        No offence intended with that cliche. 😦


  3. Linn
    December 20, 2016

    It’s difficult to find the words (like I’ve felt at all these terror attacks). I’ve been in Berlin and my parents used to travel there in christmas several years in a row. They would have gone to that market.
    I join everyone in wondering what’s wrong with some people. I don’t wish for a nova though.
    Doesn’t make much sense to be upset at this mass murder and then turn around and wish for more death.

    I also hope all these terror attacks won’t fuel the flames and cause even more hate. As all animals, we have our partly irrational fight and flight instincts, and they seem to be more tuned towards fight most of the time.

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  4. agrudzinsky
    December 20, 2016

    The photo exhibition in Turkey was called “Russia through the Eyes of Turks”…

    per·for·mance art
    an art form that combines visual art with dramatic performance.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Helen Devries
    December 20, 2016

    This from the man who turned around the master – servant relationship between government and people with his ‘ask not what your country can do for you’ speech….

    Liked by 1 person

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