“Markus Lanz” analyzes the Corona time. Above all, the panel notes that a lot has gone wrong.
Munich – “Markus Lanz” wants to “take stock of the situation” on Tuesday evening in the light of the currently more relaxed Corona situation, as the talk show host announced at the beginning. The deputy chairman of the German Ethics Council, biophysicist Prof. Susanne Schreiber tries to turn her gaze to the positive: “I just believe that we have the chance to ask: What can we do differently? We had a lot of challenges and we learned that we can adapt. We had a lot of things that we would never have thought possible, that are suddenly possible now. “
The sociologist Prof. Harald Welzer agrees with this opportunity, but does not take good care of the educational policy under Corona conditions: “I think the whole subject of educational policy or the complete absence of an educational policy is bad. And I also find the problems with children, adolescents and young adults catastrophic for society. It also raises questions: What kind of relationship will they develop with this society? “
The coronavirus and its consequences: “Markus Lanz” group agreed that a lot was overslept
The entrepreneur Verena Pausder is also not good at talking about education policy during the pandemic. She criticizes the slow digitization from her point of view: “The Association of Education and Upbringing said: Two million children have achieved nothing […] And now you can say that March to June was still new for everyone. But since last summer at the latest we knew that this school year would be exactly as it was now – and we didn’t do anything. We only ever readjusted to the present and worked from week to week. ”
Pausder complains that if a mayor or school principal went ahead at his own discretion, the respective person was dismissed by politics. “Courage is not rewarded”, she criticizes and refers to another circumstance through which politicians have squandered trust among the population: “From my point of view, trust in the state has been massively lost that all software that was used American software was. Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Classroom, Amazon drove up and down the streets […] This means that at some point we will be underage users of American and Chinese platforms and will no longer have to contribute anything ourselves. “
The author Julia Friedrichs also shares criticism of educational policy: “I think that when it comes to children and young people, decisions have been made that should not have been made. (…) The indifference with which families have been left to their own devices, as they have been given tasks that cannot be solved. “She has always seen herself” as someone who essentially supports the state very much, who also supports them Politics are essentially very defended, ”says Friedrichs. But this trust was damaged by the decisions made. Her verdict: “I think it’s a very big scandal how little effort has been made to find structures to absorb this.”
“Markus Lanz” – these were his guests on June 29th:
- Prof. Harald Welzer – sociologist
- Verena Pausder – Entrepreneur
- Prof. Susanne Schreiber – biophysicist
- Julia Friedrichs – author
A central problem, the “Markus Lanz” group found, is that if mistakes are made, nobody is responsible any more. Welzer therefore addresses the principle of “organized irresponsibility”: “There is a structured form in which no one takes responsibility.” That is exactly what society is now falling on its feet: “Under crisis conditions, where self-reliant action is exactly what you need That is fatal. ”This also includes, as talk show host Lanz notes, the question of vaccinating children, a decision with which parents often feel left alone.
Susanne Schreiber would have therefore asked the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO) to have a clearer position for each vaccination and explains why: “We know from the USA and Canada and so on, there are a lot of children who have already been vaccinated and they have it very well tolerate. But there are no published scientific studies on this yet. And that’s why we can’t say anything about it yet. And that’s this German fear, this I-don’t-want-to-take-responsibility-when-something-there-is. And I would have very clearly wished that the STIKO would have a clearer opinion. “
“Markus Lanz” on Tuesday: Julia Friedrichs explains social inequality
Julia Friedrichs takes a clear position when she reports on her work for the book “Working Class – Why we need work that we can live on”. The author has accompanied people who are in precarious employment and says from this experience: “First I would take five steps back and think of such mundane things as being able to read, be able to write, be able to do arithmetic. And when we see the German numbers, they are really catastrophic. When we see how many children graduate from school at the level of third and fourth graders. ”
Addressing this imbalance must have top priority, believes Friedrichs. Her warning: “Otherwise we will have people who are not able to lead their own lives independently.” The final wish of the author, who in “Markus Lanz” brings up a series of worrying figures and correlations: “We have to make this promise Make it credible again: It depends on what you do, not what your parents or grandparents did. “
“Markus Lanz” – the conclusion of the show
The interim balance sheet of the corona crisis announced by talk show host Lanz is as different as his guests are: While the sociologist Prof. Harald Welzer analyzes the consequences of the crisis in an abstract way, author Julia Friedrichs makes it concrete – it shows the consequences for the weakest in society. The entrepreneur Verena Pausders is campaigning for more media literacy among the population and the biophysicist Prof. Susanne Schreiber tries to be optimistic. This creates a mixture of voices that have hardly been heard in “Markus Lanz” over the past few weeks. Not least because there was no politician in the group.