Thanks, Ralph 383 and 384
Two nicely matching pieces of Emersonian justice.
(1) Die Führerin finds it necessary to prosecute a comedian named Boehmermann who did what all comedians do. Boehmermann wrote a nasty poem and a nasty song aimed at the most fashionable TROLL of the moment, Erdogan. Comedians always enforce current rigid orthodoxy with far more fierceness than any government. Boehmermann was serving the Fourth Reich loyally.
BUT: Germany had an old law left over from the Second Reich, forbidding satires of foreign leaders. Krauts are enforcers of law. All of Hitler's executions and gassings were strictly legal by Kraut law. Die Führerin of the Fourth Reich has to enforce the law of the Second Reich, and the comedian must be punished at least with a fine.
Beautiful justice. Kraut tyranny forces Kraut tyrant to punish an agent of Kraut tyranny for aiding the Kraut tyranny.
(Linguistic sidenote: I thought about putting comedian in quotes as I normally do when an innocent word needs to be shielded from its satanic use ... but comedians are satan, so the word is perfectly at home in this context.)
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(2) Heimatssicherheitsdienst, acting for the US version of the Fourth Reich, decides
that Applesatan's old QuickTime format is subject to malicious capture. Applesatan is forced to order users to uninstall it. Probably a moot point, since no active users still have QuickTime on their systems. Applesatan's armies of lawyers had halted all attempts to turn QT into a usable format. You couldn't play MOVs on generalized media players and you couldn't convert MOVs to playable formats.
Thanks, Ralph! Twice!
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