Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Are We Anti-Semitic Yet?

Kudos to Nav Purewal for getting us our first glimpse of results from Iran's exhibition of Holocaust Cartoons. This was held in response to the "Prophet as Terrorist" material which stirred up such a fuss when it first appeared in Denmark, and then later in Canadian magazines such as Ezra Levant's The Western Standard.

Nav posts two of the cartoons on his blog, which I won't reproduce here. One shows Hitler in bed with Anne Frank after a sexual episode; one shows Peter Jackson on the phone with Steven Spielberg talking about movie scripts. In both cases, the theme is Holocaust denial. Both cartoons are capital "O" Offensive, and both are inelegantly drawn and notably unfunny, although they might work better in the original Iranian.

Hopefully, "Canadian Jewry" (as Larry Zolf calls them) will understand that they have been dissed by half-wits, and won't rise to the bait. But we shall see. If I recall correctly, Ezra vowed to publish the results of this exhibition in The Standard, to balance out the anti-Muslim material he printed earlier. Now he's stuck. This will make two issues full of crappy cartoons. Thanks to Ezra for raising the tone of the debate.

As for me, the concept of Anti-Semitic Humor, or Racist Humor per se, isn't really a problem. Humour is an outlet for dark urges and Humorists, Society's clowns, are supposed to be politically incorrect. For example, there's my favorite line by Don Rickles:

One good thing about Italians, they keep the Cops off the streets.

And that old classic by Groucho Marx:

We're going back to Africa, where the Men are Monkeys.

And I have no problem with black comedians telling jokes about how stupid whites are, in fact I encourage it, as long as they're funny. Funny is the sniff test. The above-noted cartoons and, for example, guys like Andrew Dice Clayton, fail not because they make racist statements but because they make unfunny racist statements.

As a matter of fact, on a related topic, I don't know how men of different races and nationalities could ever come together in Unity if we couldn't tell Sexist jokes, couldn't compare how treacherous the women-folk were back in our native tribes. This is sort of the bedrock upon which all further understanding and communication rests.

So, in conclusion, here's a joke that's like a trick shot in pool: Sexist and anti-Semitic all at the same time.

Q: How can you tell when a Jewish woman is having an Orgasm?
A: She drops her Emery Board.

(from E. Leonard's novel Stick, which was eventually made into a movie directed by and starring Burt Reynolds)

11 comments:

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Olaf said...

I don't really understand this Anti-Semetic cartoon competition... I don't think the Jews were the artists behind the Muhommed cartoons, so why are they the subject of the "how do you like it?" treatment? Why not an Anti-Danish cartoon competition? Makes no sense.

bigcitylib said...

I think the idea is that, in response to percieved insults to the Prophet, the cartoons should target an area of Jewish culture that is equally taboo--the Holocaust.

Bill Longstaff said...

The Danish cartoons were crappy? As a former cartoonist, I disagree. Some were quite good and the bomb-in-the-turban one was brilliant. There is a bomb in Islam's turban, as the explosive reaction to the cartoons clearly demonstrated, and Muslims should be challenged to deal with it.

Anonymous said...

the cartoon competition has been goiung on for years . .it was NOT inspired by the Mohammed funnies - they were quite hilarious that were first published in Denmark a few months back.

Iran . . . just proving that's its got everything all figured out.

Anonymous said...

and meanwhile, if Mcleans this week is accurate, the Muslim against Mulsim violence in Iraq is causing the various hate groups/subsets of the Muslim world to gear up for a massive blood letting.

Looks like the religion of peace really just hates itslef more than Buddhists, Christians, Jews - everybody for that matter.


Couldn't happen to nicer people.

Now if we can just get the whackjob running Iran to declare a jihad against all the Sunnis out there . . . then we won;t have to care who wins or loses.

Anonymous said...

humour is wonderful.

I heard a great one recently

How can you tell a Liberal skank is lying ?

His lips are moving.

Wooooo Hooooooo gotta love a good joke..

Anonymous said...

more from your "Religion of Peace"

The psychology behind suicide bombings. By - Pierre Rehov, documentary
filmmaker On July 15, MSNBC's "Connected" program discussed the July
7th,2005 London attacks.

One of the guests was Pierre Rehov, a French filmmaker who has filmed six
documentaries on the intifada by going undercover in the Palestinian
areas.Pierre 's upcoming film, "Suicide Killers," is based on interviews
that he conducted with the families of suicide bombers and would-be bombers
in an attempt to find out why they do it. Pierre agreed to a request for a
Q&A interview here about his work on the new film.

Q - What inspired you to produce "Suicide Killers," your seventh film?

A - I started working with victims of suicide attacks to make a film on PTSD
(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) when I became fascinated with the
personalities of those who had committed those crimes, as they were
described again and again by their victims. Especially the fact that suicide
bombers are all smiling one second before they blow themselves up.

Q - Why is this film especially important?

A - People don't understand the devastating culture behind this unbelievable
phenomenon. My film is not politically correct because it addresses the real
problem, showing the real face of Islam. It points the finger against a
culture of hatred in which the uneducated are brainwashed to a level where
their only solution in life becomes to kill themselves and kill others in
the name of a God whose word, as transmitted by other men, has become their
only certitude.

Q - What insights did you gain from making this film? What do you know that
other experts do not know?

A - I came to the conclusion that we are facing a neurosis at the level of
an entire civilization. Most neuroses have in common a dramatic event,
generally linked to an unacceptable sexual behavior. In this case, we are
talking of kids living all their lives in pure frustration, with no
opportunity to experience sex, love, tenderness or even understanding from
the opposite sex. The separation between men and women in Islam is absolute.

So is contempt toward women, who are totally dominated by men. This leads to
a situation of pure anxiety, in which normal behavior is not possible. It is
no coincidence that suicide killers are mostly young men dominated
subconsciously by an overwhelming libido that they not only cannot satisfy
but are afraid of, as if it is the work of the devil. Since Islam describes
heaven as a place where everything on Earth will finally be allowed, and
promises 72 virgins to those frustrated kids, killing others and killing
themselves to reach this redemption becomes their only solution.

Q - What was it like to interview would-be suicide bombers, their families
and survivors of suicide bombings?

A - It was a fascinating and a terrifying experience. You are dealing with
seemingly normal people with very nice manners who have their own logic,
which to a certain extent can make sense since they are so convinced that
what they say is true. It is like dealing with pure craziness, like
interviewing people in an asylum, since what they say, is for them, the
absolute truth. I hear a mother saying "Thank God, my son is dead." Her son
had became a shaheed, a martyr, which for her was a greater source of pride
than if he had became an engineer, a doctor or a winner of the Nobel Prize.

This system of values works completely backwards since their interpretation
of Islam worships death much more than life. You are facing people whose
only dream, only achievement goal is to fulfill what they believe to be
their destiny, namely to be a Shaheed or the family of a shaheed. They don't
see the innocent being killed, they only see the impure that they have to
destroy.

Q - You say suicide bombers experience a moment of absolute power, beyond
punishment. Is death the ultimate power?

A - Not death as an end, but death as a door opener to the after life. They
are seeking the reward that God has promised them. They work for God, the
ultimate authority, above all human laws. They therefore experience this
single delusional second of absolute power, where nothing bad can ever
happen to them, since they become God's sword.

Q - Is there a suicide bomber personality profile? Describe the
psychopathology.

A - Generally kids between 15 and 25 bearing a lot of complexes, generally
inferiority complexes. They must have been fed with religion. They usually
have a lack of developed personality. Usually they are
impressionable idealists. In the western world they would easily have become
drug addicts, but not criminals. Interestingly, they are not criminals since
they don't see good and evil the same way that we do. If they had been
raised in an Occidental culture, they would have hated violence. But they
constantly battle against their own death anxiety. The only solution to this
deep-seated pathology is to be willing to die and be rewarded in the
afterlife in Paradise .

Q - Are suicide bombers principally motivated by religious conviction?

A - Yes, it is their only conviction. They don't act to gain a territory or
to find freedom or even dignity. They only follow Allah, the supreme judge,
and what He tells them to do.

Q - Do all Muslims interpret jihad and martyrdom in the same way?

A - All Muslim believers believe that, ultimately, Islam will prevail on
earth. They believe this is the only true religion and there is no room, in
their mind, for interpretation. The main difference between moderate Muslims
and extremists is that moderate Muslims don't think they will see the
absolute victory of Islam during their lifetime, therefore they respect
other beliefs. The extremists believe that the fulfillment of the Prophecy
of Islam and ruling the entire world as described in the Koran, is for
today. Each victory of Bin Laden convinces 20 million moderate Muslims to
become extremists.

Q - Describe the culture that manufactures suicide bombers.

A - Oppression, lack of freedom, brain washing, organized poverty, placing
God in charge of daily life, total separation between men and women,
forbidding sex, giving women no power whatsoever, and placing men in charge
of family honor, which is mainly connected to their women's behavior.
organizations such as Hamas, representing 65 percent of their apparatus in
the so-called Palestinian
refugee camps. As a support to Arab countries, the U.N. has maintained
Palestinians in camps with the hope to "return" into Israel for more than 50
years, therefore making it impossible to settle those populations, which
still live in deplorable conditions. Four hundred million dollars are spent
every year, mainly financed by U.S. taxes, to support 23,000 employees of
UNRWA, many of whom belong to terrorist organizations (see Congressman Eric
Cantor on this subject, and in my film "Hostages of Hatred").

Q - You say that a suicide bomber is a 'stupid bomb and a smart bomb'
simultaneously. Explain what you mean.

A - Unlike an electronic device, a suicide killer has until the last second
the capacity to change his mind. In reality, he is nothing but a platform
representing interests which are not his, but he doesn't know it.

Q - How can we put an end to the madness of suicide bombings and terrorism
in general?

A - Stop being politically correct and stop believing that this culture is
a victim of ours. Radical Islamism today is nothing but a new form of
Nazism. Nobody was trying to justify or excuse Hitler in the 1930s. We had
to defeat him in order to make peace one day with the German people.

Q - Are these men traveling outside their native areas in large numbers?
Based on your research, would you predict that we are beginning to see a
new wave of suicide bombings outside the Middle East ?

A - Every successful terror attack is considered a victory by the radical
Islamists. Everywhere Islam expands there is regional conflict. Right now,
there are thousands of candidates for martyrdom lining up in training camps
in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Inside Europe, hundreds of illegal
mosques are preparing the next step of brain washing to lost young men who
cannot find a satisfying identity in the Occidental world. Israel is much
more prepared for this than the rest of the world will ever
be. Yes, there will be more suicide killings in Europe and the U.S.

Anonymous said...

Quiz to ID Leftists.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING QUIZ:

Do you remember?

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by?
a. Superman?
b. Jay Leno?
c. Harry Potter?
d. a Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40?


2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by?
a. Olga Corbett?
b. Sitting Bull?
c. Arnold Schwarzenegger?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 ?


3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:?
a. Lost Norwegians?
b. Elvis?
c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?

4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:?
a. John Dillinger?
b. The King of Sweden?
c. The Boy Scouts?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:?
a. A pizza delivery boy?
b. Pee Wee Herman?
c. Geraldo Rivera?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old
American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:?
a. The Smurfs?
b. Davey Jones?
c. The Little Mermaid?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver
trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:?
a. Captain Kidd?
b. Charles Lindberg?
c. Mother Teresa?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?


8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:?
a. Scooby Doo?
b. The Tooth Fairy
c. The Sundance Kid?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?


9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:?
a. Richard Simmons?
b. Grandma Moses?
c. Michael Jordan?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?


10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:?
a. Mr. Rogers?
b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems?
c. The World Wrestling Federation?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?


11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles
to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:?
a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd?
b. The Supreme Court of Florida?
c. Mr. Bean?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?


12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:?
a. Enron?
b. The Lutheran Church?
c. The NFL?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:?
a. Bonnie and Clyde?
b. Captain Kangaroo?
c. Billy Graham?
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40?

Anonymous said...

wake up assholes . . . your time us coming.

Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke first. He explained the conflict as the

"first salvo in the free world's battles against Sunni/Shia fundamentalism. This war was foisted upon us We don't want it. Nobody would believe the 21st century we would be fighting these religious wars? Something we though was a relic of history that disappeared 700 years ago but it hasn't. There is now fervent competition between Sunni and Shia fund in Islam. Both want to rule the resurrected Muslim empire which they intend to assert with the force of arms and the force of terror including nuclear terror. But they both agree it should be an Islamic empire And western countries like Israel should have no place in it. They should be destroyed or subjugated. Israel is merely the front line position.

For Iran who is leading the charge, Israel has to be wiped away. He is arming himself for this purpose. Ahmadinejad openly says it. He is arming himself for that purpose, with atomic weapons. He will undoubtedly seek ti use them and threaten to use them if given the chance. And that is why President Bush commitment to prevent Iran from with nuclear weapons is the most important decision of our time. And support it obviously and we believe the President will live up to that commitment. Until Ahmadinejad has nuclear weapons it will use the two tentacles of the Iranian octopus the foreign the Southern tentacle, though Sunni nonetheless subservient to Hamas to attack Israel and Northern tentacle, Hezbollah which is part of the Shia arc spanning from Tehran to Lebanon. It will use that as the to attack Israel.
The ceasefire is merely an interlude because from their point of view the war has to continue first to achieve their goal in the destruction of Israel and the second to achieve their harder goal, the subjugation and ultimately the defeat of the West.

We are in a protracted battle. We have to prepare our force to overcome them There ought to be a division of labor.....we must destroy their missile arsenal; this has not been achieved. ...........equally the US should leave it's own or an international effort to disarm Iran of its nuclear weapons.
This was the agenda before this war began and it is still the agenda until this war has ended or after this round of this war has ended.
"Bush should disarm Iran from nuclear weapons"

Here are excerpts from the conversation. Please listen to the Audio:

Ed Lasky, American Thinker, asked about further missile attacks from Lebanon, Gaza ...... Weren't the missiles hitting civilian areas a strategic success any plans to address this new form of enhanced missile? Take notes of the IDF was involved in tactical high energy laser system -project canceled 7 months ago? Any thoughts to reactivating this project?

Netanyahu: Don't know about any project and if I did, don't know if it would be wise to comment.
Undergo fundamental revision in analyzing the deficiencies in or defenses and offensive capabilities . These things will happen and are happening now and that will require learn all the lessons of the past 5 weeks.......The new military doctrine in Lebanon ..a foreign legion --- a well trained infantry, very sophisticated missiles, and it has to be dealt with next time because I do think they will force a next time on us.
As far as Hamas.........our withdrawal appeared like retreat under fire. They employed same tactic of terror attack. The concept of unilateral withdrawal has proven its bankruptcy........

I asked why Israel would entrust its safety to France when on the 14th of July, Chirac accused Israel of intending to destroy Lebanon and what of the meeting of FMA Douste-Blazy with his Iranian counterpart in Beirut declaring praise for Iran, “a stabilizing country in the region.”
The French shun military action unless it is undertaken by underdogs in civilian clothes using underhanded techniques. The French government is presenting its army as a humanitarian force that will dash into Lebanon, rebuild roads and bridges, help NGOs bring supplies to suffering civilians. Will Israel fire on these soldiers if fired upon? Will Israel risk killing French soldiers? Israel is so exposed on this. Can you help us understand the thinking of this ceasefire?

Netanyahu: I am not sure I can. I think are many improbable....many objectives have not been met. I don't think putting in UNIFIL will in any way be helpful n dealing with Hezb'Allah...... It's a real concern that we all share. They will not disarm Herzb'Allah. Lets hope it doesn't stand in the way of what we have to do.

Secondly on France: that particular statement by the French Foreign Minister was remarkable in saying that Iran is a stabilizing force in the Middle East. I don't know if he is referring to the same Middle East we are living in and I'm not sure he is living on the the same planet we are living in.

Iran is the single greatest threat to our civilization Professing a millennial suicide Apocalypse. In which millions are supposed to die on both sides and they are quite content with the possibility with their own people that will die because they will all reach Islamic heaven. That is why they are building atomic bombs.

The French government ought to know that those missiles reach Paris. This is not a local conflict. Not anymore than Hitler's decision to kill the Jews ended with the Jews. The entire world gets consumed by their madness.
Our world will be in terrible jeopardy
Little Satan, America is the Great Satan Europe is the middle Satan, not a good spot to be in.
It's about time they got it.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2006/08/chatting_with_b.html

bigcitylib said...

Could you actually try to write something, anon? Something a little more ambitious than all these cut-and-paste jobs?