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Hitler reacts to Downfall meme sacking
Hitler reacts to a Fair Work Commission decision upholding the sacking of a worker who shared a Downfall meme joking about their employer’s approach to EBA bargaining

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00:00 - 00:03The public is questioning your decision to support the Downfall parody sacking.
00:04 - 00:05They say you don’t understand that the meme doesn’t compare people to Hitler.
00:05 - 00:07Rather, it suggests the subject is under intense pressure and refuses to accept reality as their position deteriorates…
00:08 - 00:12… and the humour comes from the absurd juxtaposition of Hitler’s downfall with a mundane situation.
00:12 - 00:15That’s what makes it funny.
00:17 - 00:19The meme was not funny,
00:19 - 00:21 it was insubordination.
00:24 - 00:26But… it is funny though.
00:27 - 00:28It’s funny.
00:31 - 00:33If it literally suggests the subject is Hitlerish, the joke falls flat.
00:34 - 00:36Everybody else gets it.
00:53 - 00:58Alright, I need to explain something to my assistants.
01:13 - 01:15I made my order!
01:15 - 01:17The fairness of this sacking was an order!
01:18 - 01:23Who are you, that you dare resist my order?
01:25 - 01:28If I say this meme is not funny, I mean it.
01:29 - 01:31It’s unfunny and it’s offensive!
01:31 - 01:34I ordered that a reasonable person would agree with me!
01:34 - 01:37And if the public disagrees, well…
01:37 - 01:40They are a bunch of unreasonable morons!
01:40 - 01:42Hold on now, surely what’s reasonable should reflect the public’s views?
01:42 - 01:46Nothing but UNREASONABLE, UNGRATEFUL MORONS!!!
01:46 - 01:48Steady on… they understand the joke, so…
01:48 - 01:52The Australian public are uppity, disrespectful imbeciles!
01:53 - 01:54I understand humour!
01:56 - 01:57For years, I worked as a corporate lawyer,
01:57 - 02:00defending employers against ungrateful, insubordinate unionists.
02:00 - 02:03So I understand how damaging a joke can be.
02:04 - 02:08Joking about your boss during bargaining can NEVER be humorous!
02:08 - 02:13When you sign a contract… you sign away your right to joke with your colleagues about your boss!
02:14 - 02:16You sign away more than your labour.
02:17 - 02:21Your employer demands, commands the respect of his underlings.
02:27 - 02:29Traitors…
02:30 - 02:34I have worked… my entire life!
02:34 - 02:36To protect employers.
02:41 - 02:42What a betrayal.
02:43 - 02:47What a monstrous betrayal by the Australian people!
02:48 - 02:53But things are going to change around here.
02:54 - 02:56We Fair Work Commissioners will make them change.
02:56 - 02:59WE WILL ENSURE THAT WORKERS
03:00 - 03:02RESPECT THEIR EMPLOYERS!
03:04 - 03:07In a neutral way, of course.
03:14 - 03:16Of course I will be neutral.
03:19 - 03:23The employment contract is always neutral.
03:25 - 03:26It is an agreement.
03:31 - 03:33By definition, it’s fair.
03:40 - 03:46And if your employment contract incorporates corporate policies that strip you of free speech…
03:46 - 03:49So be it! You will submit or be sacked
03:53 - 03:56I don’t understand the meme…