- Nov 15, 2005
By handing the power to Hindenburg by voting yes to the referendum? By giving unlimited freedom to one man you hope to preserve German democracy? You sacrifice more than you realize. Then again thats if it plays out that way with the update tomorrow, since it be anyone's guess.Firstly, I didn't vote DNVP, (so technically, not for Hindenburg) and secondly to answer your question, I don't believe the best way to save German democracy is to move it backwards; I believe that a move towards a republic was a move backwards, and sharply so - I've always believed that. Despite this, my conscience forbade me from voting DNVP in the past due to the... unpalatable aftertaste of some of their less-than-savoury policies (by which I mean all of them), and so I quietly let the monarchist issue drop until von Hindenburg's recent ursurpation of German democracy thrust it back into the forefront of my political consciousness once more.
So yes, I will happily sacrifice this republic on the altar of the gods of German democracy - the only alternative is to let them die.