Listening to all this media crap today, those endless lies and all kinds of red herrings, flooded with mainstream's latest propaganda makes me reminisce about the times when politicians were leaders, thought leaders, forward thinkers that (always!) gave speeches that one had to work on; often chew on; but at all times trying to take one through the mist towards the truth.
Willy Brandt had to have his last speech read to the delegates of the SPD convention by Hans-Jochen Vogel in September 1992; the last sentence read:
„Nichts kommt von selbst. Und nur wenig ist von Dauer. Darum – besinnt Euch auf Eure Kraft und darauf, dass jede Zeit eigene Antworten will und man auf ihrer Höhe zu sein hat, wenn Gutes bewirkt werden soll.“"Nothing happens by itself. And only very little is permanent - hence, bethink your power and the fact that every time wants its own answers; and that one has to keep pace with time if good shall be done."
I very much doubt any politician in charge today has managed to keep pace with time; they all keep pace with mainstream, no doubt, with mainstream setting the standards with its alleged but confounded ideas of creating free markets for free people while it is nothing else but a bonanza for the very rich to become very richer - assisted by the many want-to-be-rich-or-at-least-part-of-it - while the huge rest falls to pieces and poverty. What a stupid idea! What a lousy way of leading. Does anybody still believe there shall good be done?
When QE was the last resort they promised to watch inflation to not kick in; now they forge statistics, fiat money every bloody day and want to deflate the currency at any price; they skim the savers, install capital controls that they will never be able to lift again but let the big ones run offshore; when offshore leaks mainstream is already there and takes its silencium. And as all do everything at the same time, in parallel, deflation is global with us all riding on the same corkscrew - no cork, though.
I have tried! is my loose translation of Mr. Brandt's words on his gravestone: Man hat sich bemüht!
I would like to add
Nichts bleibt wie es ist!
Nothing stays the same!
P.S. See below, funny, even in German (at 0.31 to 1.00): Willy Brandt's three-questions-three-one-word-answers-interview - he was offended by the fact that German TV had offered him a mere 90 seconds to talk about the first French-German Consultations, 1971, which he thought was way too short - those 90 seconds - for such an important meeting: they had had to discuss currency relations, FF/DM, by the way!
Would any of today's politicians let the chance pass to bla-bla-bla for 90 seconds!