And that’s an order, dammit!
Screw the MMPI. One of the tests of sanity ought to be whether or not Jews annoy you. If Jews don’t annoy you, you’re either a typical Jew or you’re disgustingly Judeophobic. In either case, you’re nuts. If Jews annoy you at least, you’re got to be at least partly sane. After that winnowing process, we can go on to more sophisticated tests.
Ok, Jews, you did it again. You annoyed me! So much I wrote a post about it. Why did you annoy me? Did you try to exterminate me and my race? Hardly. Did you try to control my media? I hardly care if you did.
It was a much lesser charge.
The Jews, which means Organized Jewry, which means their organizations and their media, which by the way automatically includes millions of Jews who back up these entities in the flesh, are waging a propaganda campaign to try to deny a Lifetime Performance Oscar Nomination to Jean-Luc Godard, the magnificent French movie director.
Godard’s movies include avant-garde flicks like Breathless(1960), My Life to Live (1962) and Contempt (1963). I’ve never seen any of his movies, but they are supposed to be great. Obviously he deserves a lifetime achievement award.
The problem, as the Jews see it, is that Godard is an anti-Semite. The evidence for his anti-Semitism is somewhat controversial. But he’s clearly an anti-Zionist, and a passionate one at that. A supporter of suicide bombings and the PLO’s raid on Israeli Olympic team in Munich in 1972, Godard takes a pretty hard line.
Looking over the record of Godard’s statements, it seems his anti-Semitism came first, then his anti-Zionist. Or the latter grew out of the former, as it does with so many “anti-Zionists.” He was already making nasty anti-Semitic remarks as far back as the early 1960’s, and he included some gnarly anti-Semitic dialogue in his early movies. Jewish friends in the French film industry broke off their friendship with him over his anti-Semitism. The record of both his anti-Semitism and his anti-Zionism can be seen here. You are encouraged to look it over and decide for yourself.
Reviewing the record, a good analysis is that Godard is not only an anti-Zionist but also an anti-Semite. He also seems to be a Leftwinger. That may seem a little strange, but leftwing anti-Semites are not uncommon in continental Europe. At the very least, his anti-Semitism does not seem to be the Nazi variety. He’s not a Holocaust Denier like so many anti-Semites.
Now the question is whether or not his anti-Semitism should be used to deny him an Oscar. The Jews say yes. I say no. I would say that his art trumps his negative personal qualities.
The more reasonable aspect of the Jews’ argument would be that to give an award to Godard is to give the rubber stamp to his anti-Semitism. In doing so, we could be giving anti-Semitism a shot in the arm. The consequences of that might be increased anti-Semitism in the world, which could have a real downside for Jews. On the other hand, considering how ignorant humanity is about the world in general and avant-garde film in particular, I doubt if the award would register on the Global Anti-Semitism Richter Scale.
One way around this would be for the Academy to give him the award, but at the same time to condemn his anti-Semitism. In this case, Godard may have his pride hurt and refuse to pick up the prize. Or they could give him the prize and then issue a statement afterwards praising his movies but condemning his anti-Semitism.
In any case, it pisses me off that the Jews are sticking their nose into this mess. But it’s also surprising that Jewish Hollywood is going to give an award to an anti-Semite.
While we are on the subject of anti-Semitic film directors, how about an Oscar for Leni Riefenstahl? She was a great director, but she was also a horrible anti-Semite. She was much worse of one than Godard; she made films for the Nazis, and she was an unrepentant Nazi after the war until her death seven years ago. Should she get a posthumous Oscar or not?
And that’s an order, dammit!