It’s May Day in Berlin! And Berliners are big on tradition.
Tuesday I watched the riot . . . Seen the cops out on the street Watched ’em throwin’ rocks and stuff And chokin’ in the heat Listened to reports About the whisky passin’ ’round Seen the smoke and fire And the market burnin’ down Watched while everybody On his street would take a turn To stomp and smash and bash and crash And slash and bust and burn
Berliner Polizei rechnet mit heftigen Krawallen – 5300 Beamte im Einsatz
A Spießer is a fuddy-duddy. You know, like those fussy, old-fashioned and traditionalist folks who still insist on burning things down on May 1 in Germany?
Incapable of learning any new tricks, and still living in a fantasy world based upon stories about some mythical, imaginary past that their Spießer grandparents and parents read to them as small children, they are no longer able to understand that nobody in today’s real world is interested in their outmoded tastes and manners anymore and, accordingly, becoming frustrated by the lack of attention they receive when resorting to violence, resort to violence.
Traditionsgemäß haben zum 1. Mai linke Gruppen in Berlin und Hamburg demonstriert.