Foreign News: Buffoons

In rural, intensely Catholic Bavaria last week Staatsminister Hermann Esser decreed that during the carnival preceding Lent there shall be no Nazi saluting. Since handshaking has become "counterrevolutionary" in Nazidom, Herr Esser decreed that in carnival the proper greeting is to place one's right hand over the heart and bow.

"Carnival is a season of buffoonery," explained earnest Staatsminister Esser. "The Nazi salute is too holy and sanctified to be given in carnival." Elsewhere in the Fatherland brownshirt stalwarts expressed the vehement opinion that nobody but a Bavarian buffoon would think of mincing...

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