Life imitates Brecht*
Taking a leaf from EC President Jean-Claude Juncker — who thinks European governments pay too much attention to popular opinion — German President Joachim Gauck recently said: “The elites are not the problem, the population is at the moment the problem.”
Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this brief clip, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Nash Montana has also translated an article from Politically Incorrect on the same topic:
Federal President Gauck gave an interview to ARD on the occasion of his decision not to seek a second term as federal president. According to the Bericht aus Berlin moderator Tina Hassel, the majority of Germans would like to see him serve a second term, and a potshot at the AfD was also not far off. In his explanation for his decision, he grinned and reassured citizens that there is absolutely no reason to worry when a new federal president will take office.
He then pushed his arrogance to the limit in the interview when he, in reference to the newly-growing sense of national identity and the danger of a disintegration of the EU, explained: “The elites are not the problem at all, the population is at the moment the problem.”
One has to just explain it to the people better, Gauck said. Instead of serving the citizenry, this man elevated himself above it and he sees his “employers” as THE problem. No Herr Gauck, the problem is politicians like you, who lie to the people, who patronize them and who insult them!
|*||“Die Lösung” (The Solution) is a famous German poem by Bertolt Brecht about the uprising of 1953 in East Germany. Written in mid-1953, it is critical of the government and was not published at the time. It was first published in 1959 in the West German newspaper Die Welt.