Saturday, July 18, 2015

You can see immediately the context

Normally I would not bother with The Sun and its coterie.

Like the monkeys in The Jungle Book, if you notice them it only makes them worse.

And there is always the warning:  one cannot touch pitch and not be defiled.

However some of the comments about the current front page are ridiculous:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/queen-nazi-salute-footage-defended-by-palace-10398376.html

You can see immediately the context in which the salutes were given.

A member of the Royal Family has obtained a cine camera and is shooting home movies.

After perhaps an hour of being ordered about and given tedious directions ("now all look at the camera... now one by one walk to the trees... now all together jump in the air...") they have rebelled and are mockingly protesting that the film-maker is behaving like a Nazi.

I am sure even in the Guardian editorial office when the editor insists on unrealistic deadlines Polly Toynbee or Zoe Williams will mockingly give a Nazi salute and say "Jawohl, mein Führer".

It happens all the time, everywhere, AS A MOCKERY AND A JOKE. 

To read any more into this is absurd.

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