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Die Gedanken sind Frei

Thoughts are Free. I think the premise of this old German folk song fits in today's society as good as in every other time period . Now-days people are in real danger to drop back (all over the world and in parts it´s still reality), to dangerous patterns. Not only with the millions of possibility of the Internet, mobile phones, cameras, navigation tools, satellites and Goggle Earth everywhere, we are one step away from loosing our free speech and thoughts again. With the wrong people on the wrong positions, we have to worry once more that all the good things the 80´s have brought us, will turn bad in this century, because no one cares about personal rights any more and too spy on somebody seems not to be a problem any more for many people.

Why do I write this? It´s simple, just think about this topic a bit and you´ll discover, that our data privacy with all the scandals you heard of in the news etc. is no longer given and the right we once thought we had. And that really makes me sad and angry.

*if you have something to say on this topic, feel free.
*click here for the songs very fitting text, in German and English. At least that is still true


Die Gedanken sind frei,
Wer kann sie erraten;
Sie fliehen vorbei
Wie nächtliche Schatten.
Kein Mensch kann sie wissen,
Kein Jäger erschießen;
Es bleibet dabei:
Die Gedanken sind frei.

 

Ich denk was ich will,
Und was mich beglücket,
Doch alles in der Still,
Und wie es sich schicket.
Mein Wunsch und Begehren
Kann niemand verwehren,
Es bleibet dabei:
Die Gedanken sind frei.

 

Und sperrt man mich ein
Im finsteren Kerker,
Das alles sind rein
Vergebliche Werke;
Denn meine Gedanken
Zerreissen die Schranken
Und Mauern entzwei:
Die Gedanken sind frei.

Drum will ich auf immer
Den Sorgen entsagen
Und will mich auf nimmer
Mit Grillen mehr plagen.
Man kann ja im Herzen
Stets lachen und scherzen
Und denken dabei:
Die Gedanken sind frei.

 

 

All thoughts are free,
Who can ever guess them;
They fleetingly pass
Like the night's shadows.
No man can know them
No hunter can shoot them;
It will always be:
All thoughts are free.

 

I think what I will
and what brings me joy,
But all in privacy
and how it behooves me.
My wishes and yearning
Are no man's condemning.
It will always be:
All thoughts are free.

And if they lock me up
In a dark dungeon,
Those are purely
Efforts in vain;
For my own thoughts
Tear down the barriers
And Walls that be:
All thoughts are free.

That's why I forever
Cast off all worries
And nevermore will
Let whims plague me.
Then in his own heart one
Has laughter and much fun
And thereby see:
All thoughts are free.



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