Giggle at the Nazi
Recently, a man brought a tuba to Ku Klux Klan march. He followed them throughout the entire thing, making ridiculous oom-pah-pah cartoon music to the rhythm of their march. The end result was that, what was intended to be a show of force, was made farcical. It’s not hard to make Kluxers look ridiculous, but this went above and beyond.
The Element of Laughter is a powerful one - a lot more powerful than people give it credit for. Just one guy was able to screw up an entire Klan March. That’s weeks of planning, and permit applications, and court battles that were completely nullified…with a tuba.
Sometimes all you have to do is giggle at the ghostie.
Mel Brooks was once asked why he made so much fun of Nazis in his films. He replied, “By using the medium of comedy, we can try to rob Hitler of his posthumous power and myths.”
I think there’s something to that. Food for thought.
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