As yesterday was the German Reunification Day, I post this picture of wall pieces, which I believe were part of the Berlin Wall, at least they very much look alike. I was instantly struck when I saw it (at the sea harbour of Wismar again) and remembered the time of the reunification. As glad as I was that the wall fell down, I was very worried how many mistakes and failures were made by the reunification. We (from the west) just imposed our system to the East, without any transitional period and without much of experience. We created a lot of unemployment and also give the people from the GDR the feeling their former lives were all wrong and themselves worthless. They fell for the chancelor Kohl who promised them “blooming landscapes“ and “most will have it better, none will have it worse“, which was just a lie to be reelected. I believe this is a big part of why we have problems with so much far right ideology there. Well. Anyway, we have to look forward and to try to turn out the best of it.