Sound Destruction: AN S&M EVENT IN BERLIN

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

AN S&M EVENT IN BERLIN



Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit was busy fending off criticism today for giving an official welcome to a sado-masochism festival which is expected to draw thousands of leather-clad visitors to the German capital this weekend.

Members of the conservative opposition Christian Democrats (CDU), and even political leaders from within Wowereit's own Social Democrat party (SPD), said Wowereit's public endorsement of the leather and fetish festival showed poor taste. They also questioned whether it was appropriate for the mayor of Germany's largest city, who became a nationally known figure when he outed himself in 2001, to support the festival.

But Wowereit dismissed his critics as "narrow-minded." He said Berlin was a tolerant city and open to the world. "No question about it, it is a glitzy scene but that is also part of Berlin," Wowereit told Bild newspaper. "And as long as they do not do anything illegal, I expect people to be tolerant.

A gay mayor demanding tolerance from conservative opposition. How refreshing.

An S&M event. Reminds me of Marsellus Wallace threatening to get medieval with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch in Pulp Fiction.

4 Comments:

Blogger strider said...

sorry about losing all the comments...it was my bad...i deleted the post while trying to get this site running well again. we are good now.

and by the way...

zed's dead baby zeds dead

9:14 PM  
Anonymous JJ said...

Something something..blueberry pancakes...something.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Right, JJ, and something about buttermilk pancakes instead, and something about no bacon because pigs are filthy animals and I don't dig on swine.

Something else about Doug being in Berlin.

And something else about CW digging the sound byte (which I have to find and put back in).

3:36 PM  
Blogger araider said...

S&M bring your sister and her friends

S&M let the beatings begin
2Live Crew

3:46 PM  

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