Antisemitism and Celebrities
Sometimes there are so much information about the world, it’s hard to keep it all in your head. How many municipalities does Greenland have? Who owns the Canary Islands? Do we know anything about Madagascar except for cars and that animated movie with comedian Chris Rock?
So we can forgive you for forgetting that Ukraine has been beseiged in its parliament by the All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda” movement, a nationalist uber-right-wing Slytherin-esque party that is really interested in bloodlines and keeping up the traditions of the neo-Nazis. For the past several years, Svoboda has been gaining momentum with its anti-Russian sentiment, gaining 12 percent of the national vote in the last election cycle.
Which is all terrible, but you know, the anti-Semitic Svoboda party has been rising to power for some time. Why do we suddenly care?
We care because they started attacking on our own territory. We care, in short, because one of their leaders started going after Mila Kunis.
The New York Post On Occupy Wall Street
It only took them 37 days, but the New York Post has managed to compare the Occupy Wall Street movement with Nazism. And who better to do it at the Post but…
Occupy Wall Street
If one was trying to tack the label of antisemitism onto the Occupy Wall Street movement, (which apparently, everyone is) one needs to look no further than David Brooks‘ October 10th op-ed for The New York Times, entitled “The Milquetoast Radicals.” In it, he points to a 2004 article from Adbusters – the Canadian magazine that first put out the call to action for OWS way back in July – with the damning title of “Why Won’t Anyone Say They Are Jewish,” which plays the guessing game of Republican NeoCon’s religious orientation in relation to their pro-Israeli stance.
But isn’t using Adbusters to discredit what is now an independent, international movement sort of, well, besides the point?
Occupy Wall Street
Despite what you might have heard from the many conservative outlets looking to discredit the movement through a couple of crazy people with “Jews = Bank Bailout” signs, the majority of Occupy Wall Street is not anti-Semitic. Because that’s what we were all worried about, right?
It’s official: Europeans don’t have a sense of humor. The Cannes Film Festival announced today that Lars von Trier is “persona non grata” and will not be allowed to return, ever, after he wrapped up a press conference by saying he was a Nazi, was sympathetic to Hitler and wanted to make a movie about the Final Solution “but Read More