Friday, January 08, 2010

Music City Center über allen: kein Schteine aber ein Cole

UPDATE: GoldnI has some choice words for knee-jerk anonymous commenters who pose self-righteously indignant over using this recurring internet meme to express beliefs about the Dean administration's single-minded commitment to MCC. Morality can be such a convenient matter for some:

The issue of whether these Hitler "Downfall" parodies are offensive has been beaten to death. Plenty of Jewish blogs and news sites (this one included, a year ago) have examined the issue. I can't speak for everyone, but the conclusion I came to is that one of the best ways to fight back against anti-Semitism is to show Hitler and his followers as people to be mocked, not feared. Let's not forget that mocking Hitler actually occupies an important place in Jewish comedic history.

There's a difference, of course, between accusing your political opponents of being Nazis just to score cheap points and merely inserting their names into a well-used Internet meme, even if one of them happen to be Jewish. Would you say that in the Tebow video above, the person who made that is seriously accusing Georgia fans of being Nazis?

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