As you may have heard, a prominent family of Swabian-Americans "disappeared" from this website yesterday, for reasons unknown, but likely related to the unauthorized use of humor and creativity. They were not the first to meet this fate.
Fellow Gatherites,Â we must not stay quiet while this dirty war is going on! We must not allow los desaparecidos to be forgotten! Who knows where this will end? You do not want to be saying a few months from now "First they came for the Swabians and the fictional characters, but I did not speak up, because I was not a Swabian or a fictional character...."
Stand up now, and demand freedom of parodic expression for all Gatherites, regardless of their race, ethnicity or sexual orientation! Stop the oppression and discrimination!
Â As a closeted Danube Swabian, unfortunately I do not speak the Swabian language. I do however know a single phrase, which my mother remembers her Swabian-speaking grandmother scream as she was chasing the chickens in the yard, and I offer it in solidarity with the Subaheim-Wurbizers. It sounded something like "leckmimarsch!", and it was later identified by a German speaker as the "Swabian Greeting", a phrase so popular that even Mozart wrote a canon with it as its title. Feel free to use the phrase and scream it in the direction of the the junta responsible for the fate of the many desparecidos of Gather.