Stephen W. Browne Rants and Raves

June 7, 2010

No, I’m not Jewish

Filed under: Politics,Terrorism — Stephen W. Browne @ 9:51 am

I experienced an interesting piece of synchronicity this morning as I was mulling over the news of the Peace Flotilla to Gaza.

I came across this hilarious parody produced in Israel, “We Con the World.”

It was evidently put together, released by PM Netanyahu’s office, then retracted with an apology. I found it on a hostile comment to a column by Caroline Glick. The commenter thought it was outrageous. I thought it was a hoot!

It also underscores what a lot of us are wondering these days. Why should Israel give a damn about “international public opinion” (which means in effect, Arab and European opinion) since it’s never going to change no matter what they do or don’t do?

At about the same time I received a comment on a years-old post, “Observations on Arabs.”

Of course, the poster called me a racist. Then followed with a racist insult.

One Earl J said, “I don’t know how I reached this site (curse you, google!), but this racist hatchet job made me throw up a bit in my mouth. The most sinister kind of racist is the one who coats his hatred with a fake gloss of objectivity. I checked some of your other posts and I see you’re either a Zionist or Jewish. No surprise there.”

I replied, “Actually I’m mostly Scottish and Irish, with some exotic touches on my mother’s side.

“Have you tried Gaviscon? Best non-prescription thing for acid reflux I’ve found.

“My good friend Ali Alyami, founder of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, hasn’t noticed I’m a racist yet. Please don’t tell him.”

I forgot to add a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien. When a German publisher interested in a translation of ‘The Hobbit’ asked if Tolkien was an Aryan name, he replied that none of his family were speakers of Sanskrit, Hindi, or Romani. But, he said, if they were asking if it was Jewish, “I regret that I have none of the blood of that talented people in my veins.”

Then I came across an article about how senior White House correspondent Helen Thomas has been dropped by her agency over her remarks that the Israelis should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Germany and Poland.

She evidently got caught on record and immediately apologized.

First impression, it’s interesting to see that remarks perceived as anti-Semitic are still un-PC. It kind of puts a crimp in conservative claims that anti-Israel sentiments have been mainstreamed.

Secondly, what’s ironic is I kind of agree with Thomas – except I’d like to bring them here.

In a nuclear age, Israel is just too vulnerable. Ahmedinajad is a moral monster, but he’s also right. A country that small equals a “one-bomb state.”

And as I’ve said before, I think we should consider taking in White and Colored South Africans and Zimbabweans. Eventually we may be taking in indigenous Europeans fleeing the Islamicization of the continent as well.

And by the way, does anybody in the Middle East realize that when Israel is incinerated in nuclear fire a whole bunch of Palestinian Arabs become radioactive ash as well? Are Hamas’ Palestinian buddies even concerned about this?

Oops, gotta go now. I have to pick up my white sheets at the cleaners for the cross-burning tonight.


    The Helen Thomas clip is on YouTube, and I’m waiting for Blogger to get their excrement congregated so I can release a post, titled the best reaction I’ve heard about it: “Hey Look, A Talking Dog!”
    Seriously though, it would be much better to have the Israelis HERE than over there in the cross-hairs: Long before 11SEP2001 it was evident the Middle East is just an accident looking for someplace to happen.
    From the tenor of the genius you encountered on the Arab post, you must have had the same kind of weekend I’ve had, and handled it better; the primary affliction of your truly is, I do not suffer fools well.
    Too bad we could not have set aside Germany as New Israel after The Big One – it would’ve been a Divine Left Middle Finger to the whole of Nazidom!

    Comment by Ted Amadeus — June 7, 2010 @ 11:47 am

  2. The then-king of Saudi Arabia actually suggested that to FDR, “Give them the lands and possessions of the Germans who oppressed them.”

    That would have made Israel the strip of eastern Germany which is now western Poland. The area containing the cities of Gdansk, Posnan, Szczecin, and Wroclaw. (Formerly Danzig, Posen, Stettin, and Breslau.)

    Comment by Stephen W. Browne — June 8, 2010 @ 9:40 am


    I just consulted a computer friend about how to trace the geographical source of email/comments – and it turns out Earl J is located in Havana!

    Comment by Stephen W. Browne — June 8, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

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