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Nazi parodies: reality mimics fantasy October 23, 2008

Posted by dorigo in humor, internet, news, politics.
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Do you remember the nazis going after John and Dan in the cult-movie “The Blues Brothers” ? I am sure you do. The duo of nazi leaders, after being charged by the Brothers with their car, spend the rest of the movie trying to get revenge, but eventually die in a surreal car accident (their car is seen falling down over Chicago after they fall off a highway bridge). In their last moments of life the deputy reveals the boss how he’s always loved him (right, the outing scene).

How can one not think back at that scene today, after hearing the outing of Stefan Petzner, the second-in-command of the BZOE ? Petzner and Joerg Heider (together in the picture below) had a secret relationship, and Heider is now dead in a car accident. John Landis would be laughing in his grave, were he dead.

It is all very amusing, although I did not cheer at the car accident in which Heider lost his life, as I do not laugh at the fact that the filo-nazi Austrian had gay inclinations. Anyway, I am happy to see that homosexuality does not know ideological barriers, which is one of the reasons why it is finally starting to be accepted in today’s society.

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1. Thomas Larsson - October 23, 2008

Pim Fortuyn was openly homosexual, so this is not really new.

Jörg Haider’s death teaches us that drinking and driving is a bad combination. But that is not new neither.

2. Amara Graps - October 23, 2008

I really recommend the film:
The Lives of Others. Wonderful plot twists, very well done.

3. dorigo - October 23, 2008

I did watch it Amara, yes it is a really good movie. And it is also rather accurate in how it paints the scene.

Cheers,
T.

4. dorigo - October 23, 2008

Thomas, I agree – nothing new. But still, it made the headlines. As for me, I am interested in the psychological side of these right-wingers, and in the effect it makes on their followers. Today Galan and Calderoli, two italian politicians who had gone to Heider’s funeral, were embarassed by the twist of the story and claimed newspapers had to stop discussing these personal matters….

Cheers,
T.

5. Iphigenia - October 24, 2008

I’m surprised at your surprise. The entire Nazi movement in Germany was like a gay rave party in Berlin on a grand scale. Just look at the costumes — the Nazi regalia was like something from a San Francisco Mardi Gras. Look at people like Reinhard Heydrich; put him in a leather suit and he would fit into the gay scene in any German city. Gayness itself is based on getting a sexual thrill from subjecting oneself and others to the most extreme forms of humiliation the deviant mind can devise; is there any surprise in learning that much of the really extreme stuff that went on in the concentration camps had strong [homo]sexual] overtones?

There is a ton of literature on this stuff; the general understanding of “how could they have done it?” is based on the psychology of sexual perversion. How you can possibly say, “Oh well, the nazis are all gays, that’s good because it will lead to greater acceptance of gays” is beyond belief. Surely it would make more sense to ask: what is it about extreme politics that attracts gays?”

6. Anonymous - October 24, 2008

Well ….. how about that Z boson, Tommaso?

7. dorigo - October 24, 2008

Right, right Anon. Point well taken. I have been discussing too much stuff not connected to physics lately… Sometimes I just can’t resist.
Cheers,
T.

8. dorigo - October 24, 2008

Iphigenia, I disagree with the fact that extreme politics attracts gays. What I think is that the nazists had a cult of the super-man, some sort of machism which is somehow contiguous with a sexual attraction to males.

Cheers,
T.

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