2007-02-01

Austrian and Serbian greetings


Photos of the head of the Freedom Party Strache in Austria with a three fingered salute caused a big scandal over the last weeks. But not because he was thought to secretly sympathize with the Serbian cause, but as this has apparantly become a replacement for 'classic' Nazi greeting.


His response... well Angela Merkel does it too...


and so do many Serbs (which he failed to mention)

7 comments:

Bg anon said...

What a disapointment, there I was thinking that Serbia had new allies apart from 'traditional' friends such as Russia!

Yakima_Gulag said...

If I were Serbian, the usurption of the salute would piss me off. As a bystander I can only marvel at the stupidity of some people.

igor said...

I've heard the Serbs were left behind by three-fingered Martians to scare the humans.

Schröder is apparently ready to become Serbia's ally

Michael said...

Well, one can also find pictures of Bush seemingly doing a fascist salute. The difference, though, is that HC Strache and his party regularly use Nazi language and symbolism, and are obsessed with typically Nazi things. (Purity of race, foreigners, etc..) When he does it, it's scary because his followers are encouraged by it, despite his public denials.

Bg anon said...

By the way Florian you might want to check your blog out. I dont think the facility to post comments is working properly. (Or perhaps you dont want comments?)

DuBoK said...

It is just another proof that Germans are doubtlessly of Serbian origin. I was recently instructed about it on a b92 blog by a well-known philosopher Cika Miloje. The main proof for that is that the German word "Deutsch" comes from the Serbian "dojka" (breast). Which means, German tribes were like babies who were breast-fed and brought up to its grandeur on a Serbian breast.
One simply must agree to this wisdom and rejoice that also tha Chancelor Merkel finally found the Truth.

Florian Bieber said...

Hi bganon, comments on my blog seem to work now.
I guess there is generally problem with greetings and gestures which involves sticking out varying numbers of fingers. Generally not to be recommended.
As for the Serbian origin of Germans, this seems like a possible topic for a large scale conference to be organized by a certain academy which shall remain unnamed.