Nazi Gnome survives court challange in Germany

In a giant leap forward for the rights of garden gnomes, especially golden ones using the Nazi salute, German courts declared gnomes have a "certain abuse potential" (whatever that means). The ruling continues with a warning for others not to "emulate the work".


Here's the link for the story:

Power to the gnome!!
     Posted By: gdanea - Fri Jul 24, 2009
     Category: Parody

abuse potential? perhaps they mean a bunch of people putting them in yards. because the statement is followed by a remark cautioning against repeating the artist's work.
captin daft it's hard to do that when it's arm won't bend. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/25/09 at 02:44 AM
The most offensive lawns will have these next to black lawn jockey statues.
Posted by Brent in trepid on 07/25/09 at 02:58 AM
Guess these gnomes couldn't possibly be in the middle of waving "Hi" or emulating the Roman salute. We (Westerners as a whole) are so eat-up over WWII that we just can't relegate it to History and move on.

Did bad things happen? You bet they did! Just like in every other war that was ever fought since there were enough people to create 2 sides! You want atrocities? Try Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Andersonville, et al. War is hell!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/25/09 at 03:54 AM
it's in germany that the prohibition against all things nazi exsists. that makes some sense.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/25/09 at 09:08 AM
You get labeled by your genetic makeup by the New Zealand government? You should add that the Nazis enforced teeth brushing on after meals. That is why people in my country do it.

I don't think you can say every policy the Nazi party created was evil. They weren't all rooted in fascism. But I'm pretty sure Jewish women weren't paid to stay home and take care of children or given natural medicines. No, Zyklon B is not all natural. Most Jews were probably forced to exercise by the government. But I don't think most concentration camps were really enforcing exercise for the betterment of the people within.

As for animal testing being banned. Should be pretty easy to see why they didn't need animals for testing.
Posted by Pablo on 07/26/09 at 06:12 PM
kinda like saying- the trains ran on time under stalin- there can be facets of good under even the most evil. but the benefits definitely do not out weigh the horrors done.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/27/09 at 07:50 AM
I still don't get it. NZ has a governmental policy that labels you by your genetic makeup and origin or no?
And the banning of animal testing resulted in human testing. That is kind of flawed. Plus humans are animals so it is logically flawed. Nowadays the alternative is lab grown tissue for testing, or so I believe that is the alternative. But straight human testing just seems like a faster way to see what the results on a human would be rather than showing any sort of compassion to other animals.

And yeah I was just pointing out the irony of all the great Nazi policies and how they were hypocritical.
Posted by Pablo on 07/30/09 at 02:19 PM
we also have a government policy that labels citizens by genetic or at least racial background. it's called affirmative action. this info is also collected when applying for government assistance and on the census. so that makes it hard to criticise without being much more familiar with the actual nz policy and how it is used. i'm not saying you are being critical pablo it's just an observation. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/30/09 at 04:56 PM
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