Wernher von Braun may not get a crown (an interpretation of Tom Lehrers Song von Braun)
Like the title alludes, our “rocket star” Mr Braun doesn’t deserve any respect, or does he for inventing the first weapons of mass destruction? I don’t think so and that is why I support the satirist Tom Lehrer and his song about von Braun. Indeed (zwar) I found out that Mr Braun was sold on (begeistert) flying items already as a child, but does it warrant (rechtfertigen) his surrender (Hingabe) to military interests and in connection with that the dead of million people like the London massacre Tom Lehrer illustrates in his song?
Here we may ask whether scientists can be held responsible for their inventions or not, whether the politicians can be in charge or not. In my humble opinion both can! The one side who is playing god has to know that the other side who is sinning against god just wants to keep its power and so both sides “live in symbiosis“ what means they are reliant on each other.
In this way I finish and conclude that the only person who may get a crown and deserve my respect is Mr Lehrer with his great song “Wernher von Braun”…