See, what's the big deal about hosting a Nazi party since racism is long dead?
A Minneapolis restaurant owner and local group were forced this week to defend a Nazi-themed party.
The gathering, replete with Nazi flags and men clad in uniforms, was a Twin Cities historical society's annual Christmas party. But the party wasn't held in December. It was thrown in January. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no less.
Photos of the party were published this week by the Minneapolis alt weekly newspaper City Pages. The paper subsequently received additional photos and information about the gathering.
According to the Star Tribune, a staff member at Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit, the restaurant that hosted the event, lost his job last week after admitting to taking photos and sharing them with friends.
Gasthof’s owner Mario Pierzchalski doesn't understand the uproar. An immigrant of Poland, Pierzchalski said the participants were merely "actors" and "peaceful people." Even so, Pierzchalski said that after six years of hosting the party, the event will no longer be held at his establishment.
This is a free country, but people are also free to decide not to frequent a place that hosts Nazi shindigs. What's next? Celebrate New year's eve with Stalin!
The City Papers has a host of pictures from the event and much more information. It's too bad the staff member was fired, I mean if the restaurant owner believes in 'freedom," then why wasn't he/she free to take the photos? IOKIYAR.