Ugly Words —
Entartete Kunst: Degenerate Art
Munich 1937 art exhibit vilifying modern art and artists
Arbeit Macht Frie: Work Makes You Free
Sign above gates of several concentration camps
Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer: One People, One Empire, One Leader
Nazi political slogan
Beautiful Words —
Zeitgeist: The ideas prevalent in a period and place, particularly
as expressed in literature, philosophy, and religion.
Sehnsucht: Thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are
unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative
Weltschmerz: Sadness felt at the imperfect state of the world, especially
at the behavior of human beings.
Words have power.
People have power.
In every country of the world there exists misuse and abuse of Words and People.
We need Poets and Pacifists —
the Götterdämmerung is coming.