About a year after cheating death, Nergal will be take to the silver screen to play Joachim von Ribbentrop. Yes, that Ribbentrop, he of the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression Pact signed by the USSR and Germany after the former was denied an anti-Nazi alliance by Western powers. Blabbermouth reports that the Polish comedy revolves around a modern day Polish couple whose Warsaw house, being the one time the German embassy, transports them back to 1939. “AmbaSSada” (Hi-C what he did there) is directed by established Polish director Juliusz Machulski.
Whereas in Europe they see the Third Reich as an awful, bloody and tragic historic lesson –yet one whose leaders can and should be ridiculed–, America, and the shrill minority of morons that dominate its public discourse, see Hitler as fodder for loud, scary grandstanding. Whenever we need to twist Obama’s Swiss cheese health reform; raise hysteria about his very modest attempts at gun regulation; chastise the murderous policies of George W Bush, or discredit vegetarians, we use history’s most notorious butthurt art student. Bad or imperfect as all these may be, none of them are in the same universe as Hitler bad (who, in any case, actually deregulated firearms). In fact, the unique combination of ruthless militarism and racist, countermodern ideology pretty much guarantees that nothing well ever be as bad as Hitler ever again. We should envy this European habit of being able to laugh at him but, after grappling with the asininity of American public discourse, I just want Adolf to go away forever.
Seeing as my ignorant ass doesn’t speak German or read Polish, I have no idea what’s happening in the clip below but I’m sure it’s funnier than anything by Seth McFarlane and still glad it isn’t airing in any anglophone country where Americans could get hold of it and start voicing their opinions. I’m serious, folks. The legion of underworld-dwelling Sammy Hagar fans that populate the Blabbermouth comments section have already worked themselves into a frenzy and it’s the saddest thing since Sammy Hagar. Take it from me; though you may have the Reich to your opinion, don’t let a movie send you into a Fuhrer.