Etymology (Meaning of Words)/Brecht's quote


Dear Carol,

Kindly let me know the real meaning of this quote by Brech that "It is the simplest thing, so hard to achieve".



Good Morning!  I hope that you have had a fine week,

"It is the simplest thing, so hard to achieve".     The 'IT' Brecht refers to is socialism/communism.  As with New Year's resolutions, the resolution may be simple. "I will stop smoking this year".  "I resolve to lose 25 pounds before the wedding".   Easier said than done. Stating the goal is easy.  Carrying it out, difficult.
    Socialism is defined as:
    An economic system where the ways of making money (factories, offices, etc.) are owned by a society as a whole, meaning the value made   belongs to everyone in that society, instead of a small group of private owners.

 In praise of Communism/Socialism, Brecht wrote:
 It's sensible. Anyone can understand it.
 It's easy.
 You're not an exploiter, so you can grasp it.
 The stupid call it stupid and the squalid call it squalid.
 It's against squalor and against stupidity.
 The exploiters call it a crime but we know it is the end of crime.
 It is not madness but the end of madness.
 It is not the riddle but the solution.
 It is the simplest thing so hard to achieve.

         I hope that this is helpful.
         The best to  you always,

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Carol Pozefsky


Etymology: The origins of English words and phrases. Anchor/Reporter NBC and CBS Networks. News Director 3 Regional Radio Stations.

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