1976-05-09 Stuttgart, Germany / Broken English / Gebrochenes Englisch / Inglês Quebrado / Inglés Chapurreado

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Anyone engaged with global issues of Human well being, the distribution of resources, or the future of Society is doing moral philosophy. Being self conscious about principles and premises, improves moral thinking.

What are you thinking? What are you fighting for?

The problem of well being in today’s Society is challenging in all ways. Why should you care about the survival of humanity?

If we do not act on today’s social isssues, people born 50 or 100 years from now will lead impoverished lives. But they would have been no better off if we had acted otherwise: in that alternative history, they would not exist.

Ulrike Marie Meinhof (7 October 1934 – 9 May 1976) was a German far-left militant. She co-founded the Red Army Faction (RAF) in 1970, after having worked as a journalist.

She was arrested in 1972, charged with numerous murders and the formation of a criminal association. In 1976, before the trial concluded, Meinhof was found hanged in her prison cell.

The official statement claimed that Meinhof had committed suicide; however, several facts led to public controversy about her death.

Meinhof’s life has been the subject, to varying degrees of fictionalisation, of several films and stage productions. Marianne Faithfull‘s album Broken English had the title track dedicated to Meinhof.

Could have come through anytime,
Cold lonely, puritan
What are you fighting for?
It’s not my security.

It’s just an old war,
Not even a cold war,
Don’t say it in Russian,
Don’t say it in German.
Say it in broken English,
Say it in broken English.

Lose your father, your husband,
Your mother, your children.
What are you dying for?
It’s not my reality.

It’s just an old war,
Not even a cold war,
Don’t say it in Russian,
Don’t say it in German.
Say it in broken English,
Say it in broken English.

What are you fighting for?
What are you fighting for?
What are you fighting for?
What are you fighting for?

What are you fighting for?
What are you fighting for?

Could have come through anytime,
Cold lonely, puritan.
What are you fighting for?
It’s not my security.

It’s just an old war,
Not even a cold war,
Don’t say it in Russian,
Don’t say it in German.
Say it in broken English,
Say it in broken English.

Say it in broken English,
Say it in broken English.

What are you fighting for?
What are you fighting for?
What are you fighting for?
What are you fighting …

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