Saturday, June 04, 2005

Self-Hating Jew

I can't bring myself to care about Nixon-era internicine Republican grudges on the first Saturday in June, but Ben Stein appears to have lost his shit:
And it gets worse: it's been reported that Mark Felt is at least part Jewish. The reason this is worse is that at the same time that Mark Felt was betraying Richard Nixon, Nixon was saving Eretz Israel. It is a terrifying chapter in betrayal and ingratitude. If he even knows what shame is, I wonder if he felt a moment's shame as he tortured the man who brought security and salvation to the land of so many of his and my fellow Jews. Somehow, as I look at his demented face, I doubt it.
Stein himself either doesn't know what shame is or doesn't know what's on, e.g., the Nixon tapes (my guess is the former). What does he think of his hero conferring in private with Billy Graham about the poisonous Jewish influence in society? Or his paranoia about how all the Jews "except Henry, of course" were out to get him? It's too bad Stein wasn't in the West Wing at the time of Nixon's epiphanies, so that he and Kissinger together could have gotten down on their Jewish knees and prayed for the welfare of that psychopathic anti-Semitic peasant. (Link via Andrew Sullivan.)

3 Comments:

At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Win Ben Stein's gelt said...

Seriously Dan, can you even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POW’s, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel’s life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad?

Oh, now I remember. He lied. He was a politician who lied. How remarkable. He lied to protect his subordinates who were covering up a ridiculous burglary that no one to this date has any clue about its purpose. He lied so he could stay in office and keep his agenda of peace going. That was his crime. He was a peacemaker and he wanted to make a world where there was a generation of peace. And he succeeded.

That is his legacy. He was a peacemaker. He was a lying, conniving, covering up peacemaker. He was not a lying, conniving drug addict like JFK, a lying, conniving war starter like LBJ, a lying, conniving seducer like Clinton — a lying, conniving peacemaker. That is Nixon’s kharma.

When his enemies brought him down, and they had been laying for him since he proved that Alger Hiss was a traitor, since Alger Hiss was their fair-haired boy, this is what they bought for themselves in the Kharma Supermarket that is life:

1.) The defeat of the South Vietnamese government with decades of death and hardship for the people of Vietnam.

2.) The assumption of power in Cambodia by the bloodiest government of all time, the Khmer Rouge, who killed a third of their own people, often by making children beat their own parents to death. No one doubts RN would never have let this happen.

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger Evan said...

He lied to protect his subordinates who were covering up a ridiculous burglary that no one to this date has any clue about its purpose.

I'm sure that his thugs had totally benign reasons for their illegal break-in. Nice relative pronoun accord by the way.

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger Evan said...

Also, while I reject your premise that people don't know well what Nixon's crimes were, even if they didn't, your argument is illogical. The failures of collective memory don't mean that historical actors were any less monstrous. That is, time forgets but does not forgive.

 

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