It’s hard to say what’s more entertaining about this video, which shows a member of Germany’s Brandenburg parliament addressing his fellow MPs regarding a bill that is up for a vote. Is it the German language’s propensity for forming compound nouns comprised of three or more words? (The German word for birthday present is “Geburtstagsgeschenk.”) Or is it his mockery of political correctness by extending his greeting to 60 genders?
The speaker in the video is Steffen Königer, a member of the the conservative Alternative for Germany party, and the bill before the committee is the LGBTTQQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans, Two-spirit, Queer, Questioning) bill introduced by the nation’s liberal Green Party.
According to In the Now, the YouTube channel that posted the video, it took Königer close to two minutes to address every gender.
RT adds this comic aside:
One minute and 12 seconds after the start of his address, the parliament’s president asked if Königer “would allow an interposed question” – to which he promptly said “no.”
“I’m not done with my introduction yet, Mr. President. Sorry,” Königer said, prompting laughter from the audience and even a city official sitting on the panel behind him.
When Königer finally finished his greeting, he delivered his message, which required only 8 words and a few seconds: “The AfD party rejects your proposal. Thank you.”