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Bertolt Brecht's relevant poetry watch

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    Die Lösung is an incredibly prophetic poem by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht, in 1953. It is a poem applicable to the majority of Western governments and something we should be taking note from. You may consider it purely cynical and hyperbolic, but it's not really.

    Translated from German:

    The Solution

    After the uprising of the 17th of June
    The Secretary of the Writers' Union
    Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
    Stating that the people
    Had forfeited the confidence of the government
    And could win it back only
    By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
    In that case for the government
    To dissolve the people
    And elect another?



    This election of another, more sedate, people has never been more evident than this age of social justice. Our indigenous population are ceasing to have children and even marry due to certain policies making it disadvantageous, whilst encouraging mass immigration from all parts of the globe and the poorer the better. Britain needs more state-dependents to grow the government. After all, as Sir Humphrey Appleby puts it in Yes Minister: our success is shown through the height of our staff and budget. The government has been very successful in this endeavour, and in doing so have forfeited the British nation state. We are currently under a covert invasion.

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