Sunday, November 13, 2022

Tweet of the Day- Jews in Hollywood

Having seen this live on Saturday night (hence "Saturday Night Live"), I should have picked up on this immediately, but didn't.

A few decades ago, yet during and after the civil rights movement, there was a remark made by many whites of questionable commitment to the great American mosaic. "Some of my best friends are colored" was that age's near equivalent to the modern-day argument that in electing a black man as President, we Americans proved that we're not racist. 

For Dave Chappelle (as at 2:05 of the video embedded in the tweet), it's "I grew up around Jewish people. I have a lot of Jewish friends." After that, evidently, almost anything is acceptable, such as (at 6:10)

I can see if you had some kind of issue.  You know what I mean- you might go out to Hollywood and you might start connecting some kind of lines, maybe adopt the delusion that the Jews run show business. It's not a crazy thing to think- but it's a crazy thing to say out loud.

Dave Chappelle did not cite an instance which demonstrates that Jews make decisions on the basis of their religion, or at least their cultural background. In the absence of that, I might have something to say about him but it might be (mis-) interpreted as a crazy thing to say out loud.

1 comment:

Greg said...

That’s the way Tucker Carlson speaks every night. “You might connect the dots and think *insert name of Democratic Party politician * is doing *insert crazy thing that they’re definitely not doing *”

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