Forchheimers take to the streets against the corona lockdown

It was well filled, the square in front of the town hall, cordoned off with tape as a protest area against restrictions on basic rights and compulsory vaccination. Again and again, passers-by approached to seek the discussion. The mostly seated demonstrators belonged for the most part to the facebook group "i have a dream" initiated by carola pracht-schafer.

The initiator of the facebook group confessed that she had a dream like martin luther king. "The people of the world want to live in freedom and human dignity. For this we do not need forced vaccination and surveillance." for her protest, she also cited the unequal treatment of business sectors, which had deprived her of her livelihood as a self-employed executive trainer, sauna operator or musician.

"Love strong immune system"

One of her comrades emphasized, from an "old pensioner" (personal name of an elderly cyclist) asked about the risk of disease from the novel virus: "people who are together in love have such a strong immune system that they don't need a vaccination."

Another demonstrator who calls herself a "coronary rebel" is of the opinion, that in

Germany did not have to do anything. When the lockdown was imposed, the RKI's figure for how many other people an infected person would infect was below one, as is currently the case. The purpose is to create fear and make people willing to be vaccinated by forcing them to wear masks. "We'll show bill gates", another demonstrator shouted to an apparently well-known woman and showed her the inscription on her jacket, which she will wear from now on all the time.

Some participants held up handbills from the floor, saying that giving up freedom in favor of security would lead to a loss of both. Only a hand-painted placard on the ground explicitly addressed fundamental rights. The finisher is of the opinion that the mask obligation is incompatible with the human dignity according to article 1 of the basic law.

"Of freedom and other fears": commentary by FT editor stephan grobmann

Freedom is an important good. But the term is an abstract one, usually derived from the subjective perception of the individual. If you ask me whether I feel unfree because of some temporary restrictions on my quality of life, I would answer in the negative. Now each fate is individual, the measures hit everyone differently hard. It's only natural that some people are more likely to dig in their heels and rebel than others.

Unfortunately, the understandable calls for freedom are mixed with conspiracy theories from fear-mongers who exploit the great good of freedom of speech. Those do not worry about deprivation of freedom or even long for a better world. They sense their chance to trumpet to the world what "one may well still say". And yes, they were allowed. Because they are free. But they should not expect that everyone must believe them without contradiction.