Thursday, July 24, 2008

Baader-Meinhof

So I'm translating this Swedish book that collages quotes from Andreas Baader. Does anybody know the common English translation of this quote (I've translated it from Swedish):

"Give me the machine. Give me the money. But most importantly give me the political power."

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2 Comments:

Blogger Jasper Bernes said...

It's Ulrike Meinhof (and Andreas Baader).

I don't know the quote, but do you know the following anecdote? Life imitating Brecht:

Meinhof is transferred from Ossendorf Prison to Zweibrücken Prison to take part in an identification line-up. Meinhof is determined to ruin the process by screaming “I’M ULRIKE MEINHOF!” The police instruct the other women in the line-up to follow suit; the witnesses are treated the unforgettable spectacle of six women screaming and clawing at their guards; five impostors and one true criminal all screaming hysterically: “SWINE!” “THIS IS ALL JUST A SHOW!” and “I AM ULRIKE MEINHOF!”

(source: baader-meinhof.com)

12:24 PM  
Blogger Johannes said...

I have read that anecdote, and it's pretty amazing.

2:58 PM  

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