It Will Never Be Funny

“Nazi’ing”?!  Nazi’ing? Are you fucking shitting me?!

I saw the above on a friend’s Facebook page and had to comment.

You want to ask yourself if they have no idea of what they do. For a split-second, you’re praying they really were just that ignorant as to what they do. But the fact they created a tumblr blog page for this is indicative of their blatant complicity in it. There is no reconciliation of how culpable the Bang Bang Blog and TUKS FM radio station were for this. The non-chalant way in which this was displayed was appalling to say the least.

“Planking” and “Owling”, be they ever so marvelous examples of how inane some of us humans can be, there is relatively no harm to any one other than the individuals engaged in the stupid acts. These acts of nazi’ing insulted millions of people in one fell swoop. Millions. We have come so far in humanity and then shit like this rears its ugly head to remind us of just how far it is we have to go. We will never be far enough removed from such atrocities of humanity as the Holocaust that this will ever be in the most remote way possible humorous. The term Nazi became something foul as a noun due to the acts of many who wore that title proudly, it should never be a verb.

The good news is apparently enough people were as outraged as I about this. I did a Google search and the above page is gone. It is replaced by rexing (I’m guessing doing something that impersonates a T-Rex by the photo). Rexing is something as equally stupid looking and relatively harmless, as planking and owling, but not as reprehensible as the above.  There is some hope for us, after all, but the shame of it is that this ever existed as a source of humor (however briefly), in the first place.

5 thoughts on “It Will Never Be Funny

  1. Indeed, the younger generations have no clue as to what “Nazi” really signifies. Thanks, I believe, to Seinfeld (who is Jewish, BTW) and his “Soup Nazi”, many young people believe that a Nazi is merely someone who orders people around and/or nags them to death on a particular subject. He should know better and, if he doesn’t, my wife’s aunt and uncle (camp survivors) could easily fill him or anyone else in on the subject.

  2. I agree 100%, Raivenne! This is beyond ignorant, as are the “planking” and “owling” BS stunts. People are seeking fame by stupidity via the Internet. Indeed, what have we come to be?One of my pet peeves is the wearing of “Che” shirts by ignorants who have no clue he was a mass murderer of innocent people who wanted nothing more than to be left alone.
    Thank you for your voice and for standing against the idiocy of the post above.

  3. Thank you for posting this – I just saw red. South Africa has had a really ugly, racist media day and this was just the last straw for me – I actually just about punched my screen. This ignorance is particularly unforgivable but unfortunately horribly typical in the South African context. I just get so tired sometimes. We keep saying and hoping that change will come with the young but when students living in a still intensely racial reality can post this kind of filth and find it funny…I just don’t know man. I’m going to eat ice cream and try to forget.

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