27 January 2012

WKR

6 comments:

HansB. said...

Always a lovely venue for the yearly ball. The controversy surrounding the event remains a concern to many. Did you attend this year?

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

HansB. ~ Not this year. I'm currently on another continent.

Herr Gehlen said...

Far better company than the rabble protesters outside.

Anonymous said...

are you korporiert (Germany or Austria)? if yes which fraternity?

Anonymous said...

Vienna’s gala balls off cultural list
January 20, 2012, The Boston Globe

VIENNA - A committee reporting to the UN’s culture organization struck Vienna’s many balls from its list of Austria’s noteworthy traditions yesterday amid an uproar over one of the annual champagne-laced galas that critics say attracts neo-Nazis from across Europe.

The decision by the Austrian UNESCO Commission was welcomed by those who oppose the one often-criticized ball, staged in part by dueling fraternities, including far-right alumni who display saber scars on their cheeks as badges of honor. But the committee also outraged supporters who reject labeling that event as a magnet for backers of Nazi ideology.

Michael said...

I should think that the Austrian UNESCO Commission should go fuck themselves. And "critics say" anything the writer wants them to say especially if the writer is lefty scum with an agenda. These balls will go on nicely without the permission or approval of any organization with UN in its name.