-2 C
Ljubljana
Sunday, February 5, 2023

The GDR was and remains an unjust state: 60 years of building the Wall

By Frank Grobe

On August 13, 1961, the construction of the Berlin Wall cemented the division of Germany within Germany.

60 years ago today, the great socialist lie ‘No one intends to build a wall’ finally flew up. At that time, the GDR regime of injustice knew no other way to help itself than to build a wall to prevent its citizens from fleeing the alleged socialist paradise.

It would take another 28 years before the last attempt to establish socialism in Germany failed in the long term. 60 years after the construction of the Wall and more than 32 years after reunification, we have a duty to learn from history and prevent its repetition.

An unjust state that cost the lives of many of its citizens

The GDR was a dictatorship, an unjust state that cost the lives of many of its citizens. Unfortunately, there are still politicians and parties in Hesse who cannot even bring themselves to call it an unjust state. This Berlin Wall, cynically referred to as an “anti-fascist protective wall,” not only cost the lives of at least 139 Germans. Rather, the wall represented oppression, lack of freedom, spying, state and ideological terror. The refugees only tried to escape socialism in order to live in freedom.

The day of the construction of the Wall 60 years ago is therefore not only a reminder to us to defend freedom on a daily basis. It is also a guide that shows us where it can lead if we do not fight every kind of extremism.

It also reminds us to name and prevent any form of spying and denunciation. The foundation stone against freedom and democracy, which was laid 60 years ago as an ‘anti-fascist protective wall’, must never be set again. Unfortunately, the other parliamentary groups in the state parliament could not bring themselves to approve a motion for a resolution by the AfD, which classified the GDR as an unjust state.

Instead, they have submitted their own, which attests to the GDR only a ‘dictatorship character’. When these groups speak solemn words today, they should remember them.

About the author: Dr. Frank Grobe is cultural policy spokesman for the AfD parliamentary group in the Hessian state parliament.

This article was first published by PHILOSOPHIA PERENNIS, our partner in EUROPEAN MEDIA COOPERATION.

Share

Latest news

Only voters can change things

By: Dr. Vinko Gorenak Dear viewers of Nova24TV. A month has passed, and we see each other again. There was quite a lot going on...

Whose are the city streets

By: Dr. Štefan Šumah On October 28th, 1922, the fascist march on Rome took place. The March on Rome was a protest event organised by...

The snowball is rolling: The employees of Furs now also have wage demands

By: C.R. Employees of the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (Furs) are closely following the events surrounding the expected presentation of the new...

Web Portal Insajderi: It Is Likely That Berishaj Got Involved In Slovenian Politics During The Parliamentary Elections

By: Tanja Brkić / Nova24tv The Balkans have been shaken by a financial affair involving our Prime Minister Robert Golob and the Kosovo Ambassador to...

Related news

Web Portal Insajderi: It Is Likely That Berishaj Got Involved In Slovenian Politics During The Parliamentary Elections

By: Tanja Brkić / Nova24tv The Balkans have been shaken by a financial affair involving our Prime Minister Robert Golob and the Kosovo Ambassador to...

The Russian Spies Affair Was Made Public Because Of The Slovenian Government And Pro-Russian MEPs

By: Sara Kovač / Nova24tv “The investigation is still ongoing, there are two foreign citizens being investigated, who are accused of espionage, and this is...

Slovenian Democratic Party: By Abusing Emergency Procedures, The Coalition Is Making It Impossible For The Opposition To Do Quality Work

By: Gal Kovač / Nova24tv “This week shows once again that Slovenia is in a state of emergency when it comes to its coalition. Extraordinary...

(VIDEO) Country that kills. The power of reason. Episode 2

Source: 1plus1TV The Russians scorn the security and laws of any country. The case of Skripals in Salisbury is very illustrative - one day in...
Share