Well That Didn’t Take Long

One of the infamous Hitler parody videos has been released concerning the election last night in Alberta

Author: Gregory Beatty

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27 thoughts on “Well That Didn’t Take Long”

  1. I absolutely agree with MB’s comment, nothing humorous in relating to Nazis, as a matter of fact it is disgusting.

  2. It was a test.Greg wanted to see if any Dog Blog readers had a sense of humour, which of course would be wrong. You both passed.

  3. Nothing too humorous in these statistics of the number of people killed by the Nazi regime;

    5.1–6.0 million Jews, including 3.0–3.5 million Polish Jews
    1.8 –1.9 million non-Jewish Poles (includes all those killed in executions or those that died in prisons, labor, and concentration camps, as well as civilians killed in the 1939 invasion and the 1944 Warsaw Uprising)
    500,000–1.2 million Serbs killed by Croat Nazis
    200,000–800,000 Roma & Sinti
    200,000–300,000 people with disabilities
    80,000–200,000 Freemasons [23]
    100,000 communists
    10,000–25,000 homosexual men
    2,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses

  4. You already passed the test. There aren’t any bonus points for continuing, but I salute your dedication.

  5. Well said, MB and TV Man. Now maybe you and Greg (I never correct my errors) Beatty can pass the test of good taste, Stephen.

  6. Look, I hate Nazis as much as the next right-minded person. But that parody remains a work of art and it worked perfectly for the Alberta election.

  7. Bill C-51 y’all: first they came for the Muslims, and I did not speak up, for I was not a Muslim. Then they came for the Indigenous people, and I did not speak up, for I was not Indigenous. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak up, for I was not a trade unionist. Finally, they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up.

    Bad taste, shmad taste. Stop this nonsense before it gets out of control. Atleast 1930s Germans had the excuse that the last big Holocaust they had seen was several centuries in the past and badly documented.

  8. Dale: There are folks who take exception to your description, and they have every right to do so.
    Dear kat: Hitler himself referenced the Armenian genocide when the “final solution” was being planned. Please, read a book or two.

  9. Send them over to youtube Barb; they can rail against all the other Hitler parody videos. And then send them to netflix, they just loaded up some Nazi zombie movies.

  10. I hope nobody’s calling Dog Blog’s self-appointed humour police dreary and tedious. Well, they’d better not be!

  11. The experience of American slavery, though it ended 150 years ago, isn’t quite yet a comfortable subject for parody or jokes. The Nazi enormities against Jews and others is still just within living memory, and it’s a very sensitive subject for many people (just ask the Greeks). Tell me when you decide that the residential school situation is ripe for YouTube parodies and we’ll see what constitutes “art”, and what is insensitive minimizing. And Dale: nothing is stopping you from addressing MB and TV Man yourself.

    “[S[elf-appointed humour police”? It’s funny, Stephen, how you always resort to namecalling when you and/or your staff are called on anything.

  12. Barb, what you don’t seem to get here is that the parody is mocking the criminal.

    So no, it would not be right to laugh at the victims of slavery, or residential schools, or the holocaust.

    But the bastards who did those things? I have more than a few things to say about them and I’m happy to see them derided like this.

  13. Oh, I get it, all right; I just think that the Hitler parodies show a lack of satirical imagination. Always falling back on the Nazis? Please.

  14. Sorry Barb, I meant one that had happened to Germans, like the Catholic/Protestant rift that killed so many innocents, or the Thirty Years War with so many towns occupied. I suppose I’d never thought of all the Armenians who must have been living in Germany warning their neighbours that this is where these things start. Like me, a descendant of concentration camp survivors, worried that giving police extra leeway in profiling and detaining people will lead to further abuses.

    I suppose I could read a book on WW2, when I’m finished reading up on the history of the middle east and especially Afghanistan (since I feel morally obligated to know something about the place where my tax dollars are sending soldiers and guns). Which book would you recommend? I refuse to read Mein Kampf.

  15. kat: Actually, “Mein Kampf” isn’t a bad place to start, although it’s poorly written. It certainly gives clearly the firm delusion, shared by many Germans from the deposed Kaiser on down, that Germany had been defeated from inside. As you must know, however, there is a myriad of books about World War II (a continuation of World War I after a 21-year hiatus, and with a Pacific Ocean addendum). No one book is going to give you the definitive fix on the war, although William Shirer’s door-stopper “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” delineates the outcome of “Mein Kampf” and its mindset, and is a must-read. For further suggestions, I’m sure you’re familiar with Google.

    In the course of your research you might not have read much about World War I, which pretty much led to the determination of the boundaries of the present-day Middle East, what with the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the divvying up of the areas of influence among the Allied Powers, the Balfour Declaration, the displacement of ethnic groups (e.g. Greeks and Turks) that went on into the 1920s, etc. Again, there’s no end of books, especially coming up to the 100th-year anniversary of the “Great War”. Margaret MacMillan’s “Paris 1919” deals well with the peace conference that officially ended one war and laid much of the groundwork for the next one.

  16. I agree with Barb: MacMillan’s “Paris” is an excellent start. I’d also suggest Timothy Snyder’s “Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin” which is excellent but stomach churning, and makes very clear that atrocity is a tune all parties have experience playing. I also feel that reading something like “Mein Kampf” is very necessary to understanding the history of the period, and to ignore it would be lazy research. You needn’t agree with a position to be familiar with it.
    Or perhaps that’s my art historian showing, as what falls in and out of favour, and thus become “unbooks”, is as frequent as it is Orwellian.

  17. If you watch it with the notion that hitler is playing stephen harper, it’s freaking hilarious

  18. Mel Brooks is/was [I don’t know if he is still alive] a Jewish comedic genius from the 20th century. Some of his most memorable satires involved Nazis. So recognize this for what it is: satire. I think Mel Brooks would applaud this parody of Nazi superiority :) Plus, watch the movie the Blues Brothers.

  19. Mel Brooks is still with us, and he did go in for some anti-Nazi satire,, along with a lot of other targets, but he didn’t beat it into the ground.

  20. Re: “It’s funny, Stephen, how you always resort to name-calling…”: at least Barb found something funny on this page!

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