Dem deutschen Dichter
Was sollen wir aber denken von einem
der seine farblose Tinte zuletzt in ein Meer der Offensichtlichkeit vergießt,
im Alter, von dem die Nachfolgenden sich Weisheit versprechen,
um Pardon für die Ängste eines Schuljungen angeht?
Gedicht von Günter Grass, Was gesagt werden muss, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 04.04.2012
Dem Dichter zur gefälligen Kenntnisnahme: ein Kollege aus der Unterhaltungsbranche weiß es besser…
Und der hier – gefunden am 21.4.2012 – trägt alles nach, was auch Sie, ich, jeder hätten sagen müssen:
Hier findet man vielleicht die Antwort
Video eines Interviews mit Grass, youtube
hier auf wikipedia vielleicht auch:
On 4 April 2012, Grass’s poem „What Must Be Said“ („Was gesagt werden muss“) was published in several European newspapers. In the poem, Grass expresses his concern about the hypocrisy of German military support (the delivery of a submarine) for an Israel that might use such equipment to launch nuclear warheads against Iran, which „could wipe out the Iranian people“ (dass…iranische Volk auslöschen könnte). And he hoped that many will demand „that the governments of both Iran and Israel allow an international authority free and open inspection of the nuclear potential and capability of both.“ In response, Israel declared him persona non grata in Israel.
According to Avi Primor, president of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations, Grass was the one and only important German personality who had refused to meet with him when he served as Israeli ambassador to Germany. Primor noted: „One explanation for [Grass‘] strange behavior might be found in the fact that Grass (who despite his poem is probably not the bitter enemy of Israel that one would imagine) had certain personal difficulties with Israel“ and that during a visit there and despite the fact that his books had been translated into Hebrew and had been well received in the Israeli market he „was confronted with the anger of an Israeli public that booed him in successive public appearances. To be sure, the Israeli protestors were not targeting Grass personally and their anger had nothing at all to do with his literature. It was the German effort to establish cultural relations with Israel to which they objected. Grass, however, did not see it that way and may well have felt personally slighted.“
On 26 April 2012, Grass wrote a poem criticizing European policy for the treatment of Greece in the European sovereign-debt crisis. In the poem, called „Europe’s Disgrace“, Grass accuses Europe of condemning Greece into poverty, a country „whose mind conceived, Europe.“ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%BCnter_Grass
Nun, das hat der Autor obigen großspurigen „Gedichts“ nicht gewusst …