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  •  Yes (11+ / 0-)

    My favorite is the Downfall video on Game of Thrones, Season 1, the death of Ned Stark.

    This is not claiming that Nazis are fans of House Lannister.   This is also not making light of Nazis, nazism, the collective deaths of 6 million Jews, the horrors of war, or anything else.  

    This video is much the same as the Hilter/Himmner sketch from Monty Python (where Hitler and Himler assume false names and hide out in London) while preparing to wage war.   Its surreal humor, not calling people Nazis, nor insulting those who suffered from their depredations.  

    Full disclosure:   I had relatives who fought in WWII, both in the Resistance and in the allied military forces.   And they loved humor that made fun of the Nazis like this -- they were all fans of Allo Allo, etc. etc.

    •  If making fun of Nazis (11+ / 0-)

      was verboten, so to speak, Mel Brooks would be just another comedian.

      The best response to evil is to laugh at it, something Brooks well understands.

      "The truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off." - Gloria Steinem

      by Sharoney on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:40:21 PM PST

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    •  this video makes fun of Nazis? (3+ / 0-)
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      Sharon Wraight, Creosote, Cedwyn

      No, it makes fun of Republicans.

      It's nothing like the Python sketch that makes fun of Nazis.

    •  No parallel. Python, Allo^2, Brooks = apolitical. (1+ / 0-)
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      Cedwyn

      The Downfall video on Game of Thrones and the Monty Python video would not make the front-page of DailyKos. We are a political blog whose goal is to elect more and better Democrats.

      No-one is suggesting that Nazis are fans of House Lannister, but nice straw-person. :-)

      The diary video is nothing like the Monty Python sketch, or Allo Allo, or Mel Brooks' movies/songs, or Spike Jones' "Der Fuehrer's Face," or Tom Lehrer's "Wernher von Braun" -- these are slapstick humor with no current/domestic political edge, just mocking Hitler and Nazis. They are not taking sides in a deeply-divided country, nor mocking their erstwhile opponent. One can't even identify what political worldview, party, or ideology the creators support.

      If any of your relatives voted for Romney, call them up and ask for their reactions in real-time, while they watch it.

      C'mon, is anyone really pretending that the video above is just slapstick, with no partisan edge? I think not.

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