Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ain't It Great?

Ain't antisemitism great? I mean, where's the downside?

To me (as it was to dear old Papa Joe Kennedy) antisemitism means ...
  • Not ever having to bother with rational thinking;
  • No need to ever examine yourself for moral flaws;
  • Giving your darkest impulses full vent while smugly claiming superiority over those who are your betters;
  • Always having a ready patsy for the consequences of your bad decisions;
  • But best of all, antisemitism means ... defaulting on your debt to the God of Israel -- and thus assuming your rightful place as the final arbiter of "right vs wrong".

As John Lennon (or was that Vladamir Lenin?) used to urge us: "Imagine!"

Imagine Passover leaven, bacon cheeseburgers 'n fries;
The only bris in hubris, not e'en reform rabbis.
Imagine no Yom Kippur -- having our own way.

Imagine there's no Israel, no People God did choose;
No one to gas at Auschwitz, none of those pesky Jews.
Imagine nosy Yentas gone from all the world.

You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join me -- my world will be mine to run.

Imagine no Hebrew Bible; I wonder if you can.
No Heebs or kafir Yahoodi from here to Pakistan.
Imagine Muslim brothers living life in peace.

You may say that I'm a dreamer, and I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us -- Allah's world will live as one.

Ain't antisemitism great?


joyce said...

I guess I should not be surprised to hear that rosie odonnel thinks helen thomas is correct.

Theresa said...

I was quite stunned to hear what Helen Thomas said. I had no idea that Judaism began in Poland and Germany, did you? /snark