Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lebanese Comedy Skit: Truth Spoken In Jest

Back in the seventies, the leftists used to say "You can be against Israel without being anti-Jewish. Bolstering their point was a significant number of Jews in leftist organisations such as the Communist Party and the Socialist Worker's Party. Hatred of Israel has dropped its flimsy mask. Jews in France and other European countries know all too well that a Jew anywhere is a target. Jews in Buenos Aires, Argentina learned that lesson in 1994 when its Jewish Center was blown up in a terrorist bombing tied to Iran.
Any pretense that a distinction exists between Jews out of Israel and those in the Holy land has long ceased to exist. Yesterday was a national holiday in Lebanon. There was an outpouring of joy that a murderer of a four year old girl was now free. In a country with an elaborate division of power between Christian, Muslim, and Druse, all factions of the national leadership led the nation in rejoicing. Among Jews, saying amen to a blessing is the same as saying it one's self. The entire Lebanese nation has declared the vilest sort of murder to be their highest aspiration. Through their enthusiastic celebration of Samir Kuntar, they have said amen to his deeds and become one with them. They have stood together in the light of day and sealed their judgement in the eyes of G-d and man. Anyone who asks us to negotiate with such a nation deadens righteous revulsion and in so doing defiles the world. This wicked nation to Israel's north spent an entire day spitting in G-d's face.
The Lebanese themselves know how malignant their hatred is of Jews. I found a comedy skit that pokes fun at Hezbollah and its hatred of Israel. They openly admit that Sheba Farms is only the first step , that Jews elsewhere are fair game. The very fact that such a skit can be made shows that yesterday's orgy of sick rejoicing was voluntary.
If this sad episode wakes up and unites the Jewish people, it will have served a purpose. We can and must find togetherness in love that eclipses the unifying hatred of our enemies.
Whenever someone makes a joke, a part of me sits back and analyses the underlying assumptions of the joke and the reason for telling it. The video I am presenting in this posting provides telling insight into the minds of the Lebanese. I am grateful to You Tube and the person who uploaded it for providing me with such telling insight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are right right Joe, no matter where we are, we are always potential targets. However, as Mark Twain noted in 3 short paragraphs on the Jews we will still be here long after our enemies have been destroyed by their own actions.

[...]He has made a marvelous fight in this world in all ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself and be excused for it. The Egyptians, the Babylonians and the Persians rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greeks and Romans followed and made a vast noise, and they were gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, and have vanished.

The Jew saw them all, survived them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities, of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert but aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jews; all other forces pass, but he remains."

Yes, troughout history they ruthlessly killed us by the millions... but we will always be here in spite of every hater, of every creed that wants to obliterate us!