In the last few days I have watched some documentaries dealing with the topic of the greed and megalomania of German banks and large companies. Amongst others I watched documentaries about the West LB and the Bavarian Landesbank, Quelle (Karstadt) and Schlecker. In none of them was there a mention of the migration crisis. But even at that time the topic already divided society. Unnoticed. And the decline of social democracy began at that same time. Unnoticed. We have moved further and further away from being a humanist society. We need a new enlightenment.
There he was somewhere in Southern Europe in spring 2014. In a region which tourists from Central Europe particularly enjoy visiting at that time of year for its mild climate, spring-like temperatures and bright sunshine. Only he wasn’t there by choice. He was on the run – from malice, humiliation and defamation: Sebastian Edathy. In 21st century Europe.