Watch this classy Flash flyer
for a rave held by a couple of Dutch DJ's on May 4th. That's Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.“Housewitz"
-Auschwitz, but House music (a dance genre).“Tanzen Macht Frei"
-Dance will make you free. A sneering echo of the macabre Nazi motto at Auschwitz, “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work will make you free).
They actually use Holocaust imagery to promote their fucking dance party. Pictures of victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz.
If anything could reflect so perfectly the nihilism of modern Europe, it's this. So some fucking retarded candy ravers could eat ecstacy, wave glowsticks, and dance all night, they befouled the memory of the Shoah. Whether it was a joke or not, whether they really held this rave or just did this as a joke to gain publicity, it's the same travesty, the same insult to the memory of the innocents. Europeans continue to show that they're all heart.
A URL is advertised in the top-right of the commercial. You can get to it yourself, I'm not linking and giving them our Google juice. That would be rewarding this pathetic fucking travesty. Here's what it says:
Bij deze willen wij ons diepste excuses maken voor ons smakeloze Flash filmpje. We hadden niet verwacht dat de impact zo groot zou zijn. Ook wij zijn 3 jaar geleden in een concentratiekamp geweest in Tjechie en we waren daar erg van geschrokken. De site was nooit bedoeld om aan te zetten tot jodenhaat of iets dergelijks (wij zijn daar nadrukkelijk op tegen), het was slecht zeer zeer zeer zwarte "humor", althans zo was het bedoeld. Op 4 mei houden ook wij 2 minuten stilte en hangen wij de vlag halfstok net als iedereen. Het geheel is enorm uit de klauwen gelopen en het was al te laat voordat het hersteld kon worden. Wij zullen er alles aan doen om om excuus te maken en om het geleden leed zo beperkt mogelijk te houden.
Onze oprechte excuses voor onze zieke 'grap'
I AM SORRY
I put this through the Babelfish
and here's what came back:
“At these we want make our deepest excuses for our tastless Flash small film. We had not expected that the impact would be this way large. Also we have been suffered 3 years in a concentration camp are in Tjechie and we had a lot been scared there of. Incite the site it had been never meant to anti-Semitism or something such (we are then express), were badly very very very black "humour", at least it had been this way meant. On 4 May also we 2 keep minutes silence and hang we the flag halfstok just like everyone. Whole from the claws has run enormously and was already late before it could be repaired. We will do everything make excuus and the suffered suffering this way limits possible keep. Once again, Our sincere excuses for our patient ' joke ' I AM SORRY"
Sorry, pathetic excuses for human beings. The apology rings hollow considering how many fucking hours
this must have taken to put together. And picturing a couple of Dutch pricks
huddled over their computer giggling
while they did this...this fucking stunt
makes my blood boil.
UPDATE: Bloggie's Iranian Agitpropagandist kianb clarifies some of the translation. It's "sick joke", not "patient joke", and they said they visited a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia 3 years ago and were shocked.
Not shocked enough, apparently.
UPDATE 8/12/05 by zorkmidden: Translation provided by Dutchy
Our deepest apologies for making the tasteless Flash movie. We didn’t expect it to have the impact it did. We too visited a concentration camp in the Czech republic 3 years ago that left us shocked. The site was never intended to promote hatred towards Jews or anything like that (we are stringently opposed to that), it was merely very very very harsh “comedy", or at least it was meant to be. On the 4th of May we also pause for 2 minutes (translators note: commemoration date to think of all people that died during WWII) and have the flag half pole. The situation has spiralled out of control and quickly too much damage had been done to correct. We will do everything in our power to show our regret and minimize the hurt we caused.
Our sincerest apologies for our sick “joke"
I AM SORRY