Tuesday, May 31, 2005


It's good to know that Nazism is no longer popular in Germany. Oh wait, it is. Apparently one of the neo-Nazi groups recruiting German kids these days is the Pomeranian Homeland Association. So now they're using fluffy animals to promote facism. I don't like this one bit. Pomeranians don't need a homeland, they need a good vet and groomer and lots of tasty dog food. When will they learn?

Via Arts and Letters Daily.


Anonymous said...

Jews have a homeland. Germans have a homeland. Why shouldn't cute fluffy Pomeranians have a homeland?

Since we're not really using it, I propose giving them Delaware.


Concerning the article in Der Spiegel, rent the movie Romper Stomper if you want to see an almost perfect telling of that particular story.

Phoebe Maltz Bovy said...

First you give the Pomeranians a homeland. Then the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers will want one, not to mention the Longhaired Dachshunds, who are in my view far more deserving of one. It would never end, and Delaware's only so big.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh! Actually though...

Pomerania is a geographical and historical region in northern Poland and Germany on the south coasts of the Baltic Sea between and on both sides of the Vistula and Oder (Odra) rivers, reaching the Reknitz river in the west.

The history of the region is rich and varied, perhaps due to it having been under the rule of many different powers through the centuries, as all of Europe. Since 1181 until 1806 Pomerania was a part of the Holy Roman Empire and was ruled as imperial fiefs by the Dukes of Pomerania, kings of Poland, Denmark, Saxony, Brandenburg, Prussia, Sweden. With the split of the HRE into Austrian and German Empire Pomerania was a part of Germany. In 1945 Pomerania came under Soviet occupation. History of Pomerania is very often written from a Polish or German point of view and very rarely from a Pomeranian point of view.

Phoebe Maltz Bovy said...

I did realize it's a region. The post was meant to be amusing, or if nothing else to be an excuse to post a picture of a fluffy dog.

Anonymous said...

"It would never end, and Delaware's only so big."

There's always lebensraum to the East in New Jersey.


"The post was meant to be amusing, or if nothing else to be an excuse to post a picture of a fluffy dog."

OK. Now I'm really confused. You say you're opposed to fluffy animal fascism, but you have no problem in photographically publicizing their diabolical cause?

I'd say your stance on cute canine neo-Nazis is a bit befuddled.