Saturday, August 29, 2009

HITLER OR MISS ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!


The crowd at 7th and Montana was agog this morning as Bicyclist Greg lapsed into what I can only call a very peculiar brand of Reich Wing Politics. "Hitler," he began, "wasn't necessarily as evil as everyone thinks." To be fair, he wasn't sharing his own views, but rather those of an elderly woman he knows in Bavaria ... a woman whose brain, no doubt, consists of 98 percent Bavarian Creme. "Really?!?," I chimed-in, "Hitler wasn't so bad?!? Who else do you like ... Nixon?!? Gotta love that Watergate!! And how about Attila the Hun ... Salt of the Earth, eh?" Greg seemed unphased. "The theory is," he continued, "that Hitler was really just a charismatic figurehead ... others around him like Goebbels were the real masterminds. Some people say Hitler did good things ... like establishing the Hitler Youth League." I waited, briefly, for a punchline that never came. Genevieve pointed out that members of the Hitler Youth League were all given puppies, told to raise them as their own, and then strangle them after six months as a lesson in how to follow orders. "Right," I said, "and I hear the Youth League was built on the success of Toddlers for Hitler, where they trained babies how to pull the wings off flies." Greg wisely changed the subject but then -- just as he was leaving -- he said, "Deutche Holter Jugend Uber Alles!" Don't ask me to translate, but I think it means, "Three cheers for Ivan the Terrible ...!"

5 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hope someone puts a stick in his spokes :o)

garnett109 said...

Our Pope was a Nazi, I mean A hitler youth groupee.

Beth said...

Whew, it's hard to justify anything Hitler did. Any good things--like getting the trains to run on time--sort of got obliterated by other actions. You know, I think there are laws in Germany about Nazi sympathizers...that little ol' lady better watch what she says!

Kattytrick said...

Ditto what Beth said, I agree compleatly with her view. Even the name "Hitler" will forever be associated with mass terror and distruction. Quite frankly, I'm supprised Pres. Obama wasn't razzed more about his name association with Obama Ben Loden. Unfortunatly people in general can be that small minded!

emikk said...

He's blowing some lethal gas there.