You may have seen this at Breitbart over the weekend, but it’s so good I thought I’d post it here.
The film Downfall from which the parody excerpts are lifted is so good it almost made me wish I had taken German rather than French in high school. And this particular take off is hysterical (“I should have given his mother free condoms,” Hitler screams.)
But, as in all parody, there is truth hiding behind the laughter. We laugh because of the contrast between Hitler’s out of control ranting and the overwritten dialog that has nothing to do with what is actually being said. But there is also the notion that Hitler is the personification of evil and his malevolence imparts a dark coloring to the object of the parody
Gruber isn’t a Nazi. But his contemptible efforts to hide, to obfuscate, to obstruct the truth from being known about the most important social program passed by Congress in the last 50 years is a betrayal unworthy of a public servant.
Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of this video is that the target so richly deserves what he’s getting.