When I was an adolescent, I was obsessed with having many commercial things,
cars, clothes, stupid things. Now that I have all that, I include/understand
that the superfluous things can turn to you into a very stupid idiot-type. In
East Germany there were very few things, but there was also a feeling of
solidarity that no longer exists. Now we are up to the neck in consumption, the
ego, the individualism. Now before friendship, it is merchandise.
Näin siis Rammsteinin Till Lindemann, joka aikanaan kieltäytyi Itä-Saksan asepalveluksesta ja istui sen vuoksi vankilassa.