When I doubt about him who said,
that his favorite quote is
„You have to doubt about everything“
then I follow him.
And how can his quote become obsolete
that “ the free developing of every human beeing is
the precondition for the free developing of all“?
What is getting out of use
are those of his students
who are forgetting these quotes.
From his knowledges
after such a long time
are only less out of use –
– less than he himself expected.
Those, who want to bury his work
and their reasons to bury it
are verifying only
how vitalising it is.
And the true literal believers
who want to verify the validity of each of his words
are verifying only, how he was right
(and thereby how he was wrong)
when he taunted:
„Je ne suis pas un Marxiste“
(„I am not a Marxist“)
Erich Fried (1983)