Witch Hunt (Hexenjagd)

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Witch Hunt

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I don’t know you, I’ve never seen you
just your words, which are now clearly in front of me
You’ve written them with the intent of calculated corruptibility
out of sensationalism and lies from the media
Do you see my world as objectively as you write
in which nothing but evil is unified for you?
Just because your world view is different and you don’t understand something;
you still don’t have any right
to start a witch hunt. You’ve deliberately chosen all your lies
and superficiality for targeted interests
because you lift yourself up, standing above everything else
Why do you write things in a way so that people fail to see the truth?
 
Remember how it used to be,
what was your reason to write,
which was once very clear to you;
you honored your talent
and your word had substance
to make this world a better place
instead of destroying it ¹
Remember
Once before, there was a time
filled with injustice
in which one world view emerged
and was commonly placed above everything else
Arbitrary truth didn’t recognize
that a stake was burning ²
and anyone who thought differently
was routinely brought down by character assassination ³
 
Are you really unaware of what you’re doing
if you hold people in contempt and condemn them with words,
just putting things in the world to set somone up for public scorn ⁴
just in the pursuit of ideologies for your perfect little world?
Have you still not learned anything from the past;
what happens if you detest and accuse people,
select and classify them,
just because they’re different?
You know very well what happens next
because at some point, others will follow your lead
out of discontent and turning a blind eye to their own⁵
faults; if you create propaganda, even if it’s not true, you know very well that this will start a witch hunt.
 
Remember how it used to be,
what was your reason to write,
which was once very clear to you;
you honored your talent
and your word had substance
to make this world a better place
instead of destroying it
Remember
 
You don’t know me,
You’ve never seen me
Maybe you’ll read my words if they’re placed in front of you. Just think about it
before you do and write anything,
be completely aware of your responsibility
as a human being
and remember
 
Once before, there was a time
filled with injustice
in which one world view emerged
and was commonly placed above everything else
Autocratic truth didn’t recognize
that a stake was burning
and anyone who thought differently
was routinely brought down by character assassination
 
I don’t know you, I’ve never seen you
(remember)
Just your words, which are now in front of you
(remember)
Just your words, which are now in front of me
 
Von brightswan am Mi, 18/04/2012 - 18:49 eingetragen
Kommentare des Autors:

¹ Straight translation: Und sie nicht zu zerstören = and not to destroy it
² stake = witches stake. In a broader sense, the cross burnings of the KKK also serve as a reminder of hatred and intolerance.
³ character assassination = defamation, slander, libel, public humiliation.
⁴ The full thought: putting "ideas," "ideology" into the world just to set someone up for public scorn. Pranger = pillory, stocks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillory
⁵ turning a blind eye = ignoring, pretending it doesn’t exist.

Thanks goes out to Berliner25 for a good proofread and helpful suggestions!! Vielen Dank!!

an interesting link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mein_kampf

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Regular smile

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