Thoughts from the desk of MATHIAS EICHLER

A Dream died on that night in Missoula

Der Spiegel:

The dream that many young Germans have of experiencing the great freedoms of America for a year.

Damn, this is a fucking tragic story. Kid steals beer out of neighbor’s fridge and gets killed by the home owner who’d gotten twice before robbed in recent history and has a little baby at home.

In the end it’s a classic and yet sadly horrific cultural misunderstanding. America, because if it’s endless love for guns and self-protection is a very dangerous place. A deep sense of mistrust of our neighbors and fear of strangers. Paired with an entitlement of being ones superhero.

We made this bed.