Oh Brother! So what did Schiller and Goethe do that the CRAZIES think they need to change the names.
ZEIT online has started an inofficial campaign against street names. There has been some kind of intellectual civil war in Germany for some time on a regional level that is now picked up and staged for the federal republic. In Germany most streets are often named after famous people, politicians, inventors, artists, scientists and in earlier times, military heroes.
That has to go like the statues that remind of the Conferacy, at least according to the iconoclastic left. Zeit charmed in with an innocuous warm-up. A database tool that lets you search how often a person is honoured that way, with a map to show the distribution accross the country. I knew instantly where this is going. The accompanying articles still spoke about how street names represent our culture and some drivel about other names like ‘train station street’ (Bahnhofstrasse).
The core is that leftists don’t want to honour people…
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