Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Super Jews and Chris Matthews

Super Jew
Super Jew
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Judaophobe Chris Matthews must have a great collection of books about conspiracy theories. No doubt, he subscribes to the stereotype of Jewish people owning anything worth owning in the world.

"Everywhere, there are Jews," writes Stuart Schwartz in "Chris Matthews and the Jews" at American Thinker, "They have penetrated the highest ranks of government, control vast swaths of the economy, and bend nations to their demonic will. But not to worry: Chris Matthews is on the case."

Matthews  seems to think that Jews are omnipresent and omnipotent. If only that were true, my own paternal Jewish heritage would have bestowed me with x-ray vision and, perhaps, the ability to fly. Fortunately, my maternal Welsh Protestant heritage gave me a natural immunity to kyrptonite. Of course, Matthews would see Jews even in the Superman comics.

After all, Superman's father Jor-El had a suspiciously Jewish sounding name. For that matter, Superman's own birthname, Kal-El, sounds rather Hebrew. The creators of Superman, Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster, were Jewish but the name Kal-El actually means nothing. While many people with nothing better to do have long wondered about Superman's "inner Jew," people like Chris Matthews go to bed at night worried about the secret Jewish influence in nearly everything around them.

Back to the article by Schwartz:

"Matthews is a protégé of former president Jimmy Carter (notorious for blaming the Jews for everything from his failed presidency to elder abuse) and friend of MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan, who blames 'U.S. Jewry' for such varied perversions as Hillary Clinton and anal sex in Hollywood."

Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish
Schwartz pounds away at Matthews, mocking the MSNBC screamer's anti-Jewish rants:

"Why, all those 'neocons' with Jewish names, doing the bidding of the Israel Lobby and conservative media. You can't fool Matthews: He knows - knows, I tell you - that the Palins are always there with their nets when the gefilte fish are running in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska."

Gefilte fish, of course, is not an actual fish. Schwartz's reference to netting gefilte fish, then, is a fun way to mock Matthew's self-righteous ignorance. ("Gefilte fish" a mixture of carp, whitefish, and pike ground up and mixed with other stuff; see a recipe here. It's a sort of fish ball. So to say that someone puts their nets out "when the gefilte fish are running" is as absurd as it would be to say that cowboys herd salamis.)

"Chris Matthews and the Jews" is a must-read piece, written in a delightfully snarky and exceptionally well documented style.