This is some glowie shit right there.>The military service was basically 18 months of indoctrintaion.
Yes, in the military service you had to read Marx.>The berlin wall was completly useless against espionage and only was a tool to demonstrate state authority to the population.
The Berlin Wall was built to prevent brain drain and economic sabotage. And yes, it did stop espionage. Outside agitators like during the 1956 riots were stopped by it.>Marxists and anarchists were tracked, most intellectuals were monitored.
One of the most famous German Marxist intellectuals like Bloch, Schleifstein, Brecht, Gossweiler, Hacks etc. all supported the SED despite having disagreements over policy. Get fucked, cunt.>Things like distributing western music could get you into troubles.
Only during the social conservatism under Ulbricht, under Honecker you could listen to whatever the fuck you wanted.>There NEVER was a purge of nazis
This is a lie. Jewish judges like Hilde Benjamin sentenced all Nazi collaborators harshly, and was denounced in the West as "bloody Hilde". It's correct that the GDR didn't outright kill every ex-NSDAP member; if they did that, you'd call them "authoritarian." Be damned if you do it, be damned if you don't.>Worker control over the means of production did factually not exist. There were ritualised exercises that were called democratic institutions that were completly devoid of actual power I'm not making this up I've talked to SEVERAL people who lived in the DDR who all told me the same story.
"Hi I'm Adolf Pinochet genuine Venezuelan citizen and let me tell you my country yearns for freedom."
To give one example of democratic participation, when a new family law was passed, the SED organized over a thousand public debate events to discuss it.>People were literally shot for trying to leave.
People were shot for crossing a classified military area after being warned not to do it several times by the guards.