This article from Blog Bezos concerning the successful new Wonder Woman feature, its theatrical ban in Lebanon, lovely star Gal Gadot and her martial career in the IDF commences with remarkable jejunity considering its subject matter:
How the Jewish identity of 'Wonder Woman's' star is causing a stir By Sarah Pulliam Bailey
In the Washington Post's inimitable style, an imbecile is quoted in the (typically brief) fifth paragraph:
In a piece at comicbook.com, Matthew Mueller argued that "Gal Gadot is not actually Caucasian, but is in fact Israeli," Mueller wrote.
This must be the dumbest false dichotomy I'll read this month, especially for those of us who regard Ashkenazim as white. Moreover, there's some charming attributive redundancy: who would have guessed that Mueller's argument was written?
Looking white doesn't mean you are white, Mueller writes, pointing to a column this year from the Times of Israel that said, "conceptualizing Jews as either 'white' or just a religion,' as many of our detractors are wont to do, helps to perpetuate a culture of antisemitism on the anti-racist left."
"Look upon our luxuriant cake of double standards! We'll nosh on it indefinitely, you Hitler!"
There is a historic range of Jewish subgroups, including Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi, Ethiopian and more,
This topic's in no way abstruse: Ashkenazic, Sephardic and Mizrahic "subgroups" are Semitic ethnicities whose religion is usually Jewish; other Israeli citizens came late to the faith, if at all.
which raises the question, "So, is Gal Gadot white?" asks Joel Finkelstein in the Forward.
If the Post inattentively employs newswriters who disregard proper syntax, their opiners really oughtn't whine so often in defense of their depleted prestige or credibility.
"Is she North African/Middle Eastern and Israeli and Jewish and European and white? Is she all six of these things? Or perhaps something else? Who decides whether Jews are white, and what forces guides those decisions? The ambiguity of Jewish ethnicity serves as a perverse weapon in hands hostile to Jewish identity."
How many goys are sufficiently nescient and confiding to fall for this sloppy, fifth-rate claptrap? Here's an article wherein Philip Weiss facetiously posits a decrement of American Jewish IQs predicated on the quality of the U.S. commentariat's bullshit -- by quoting outrageous neoconservative codswallop in The Washington Post! If such a reduction is occurring, I expect Weiss and Horowitz would agree that its prevalence is concentrated in mainstream journalism, where relatively dopey Jews imagine that Gentiles are dumber still.
Anyhow, this bunk persists for several paragraphs until we come to this piece's gamiest turd:
Gadot defies some of the stereotypes of women, especially as many Jewish women were portrayed on film as unattractive or the funny sidekick, said Emily Shire, politics editor at Bustle.
"It's a landmark film for women for so many reasons, and this takes it to another level," Shire said. "There is a history of Jews making movies and Jews loving movies, but who was on screen?"
Here's an incomplete list of prominent Jewish actresses who've enjoyed fandom and lead roles in many televised and cinematic productions:
- Fanny Brice
- Lauren Bacall
- Bea Arthur
- Elaine May
- Charlotte Rae
- Piper Laurie
- Suzanne Pleshette
- Lainie Kazan
- Lee Grant
- Bette Midler
- Shelley Winters
- Zohra Lampert
- Carol Kane
- Barbra Streisand
- Janet Margolin
- Tovah Feldshuh
- Lesley Ann Warren
- Jill St. John
- Goldie Hawn
- Roseanne Barr
- Michele Lee
- Isabelle Huppert
- Ellen Barkin
- Carrie Fisher
- Rachel Ticotin
- Fran Drescher
- Bebe Neuwirth
- Rachel Weisz
- Ione Skye
- Ally Sheedy
- Jennifer Jason Leigh
- Phoebe Cates
- Camryn Manheim
- Rosanna Arquette
- Patricia Arquette
- Lisa Kudrow
- Jami Gertz
- Winona Ryder
- Elizabeth Berkley
- Selma Blair
- Tori Spelling
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Danielle Harris
- Natasha Lyonne
- Natalie Portman
All of these ladies (save for Portman, Streisand and Berkley) have performed well in various histrionic capacities; faith, many of them are among the most eminent screen actresses of their respective generations. As a corollary of the film industry's Jewish domination and Ashkenazic aptitude for performance, they constitute an inevitable overrepresentation in their industry of an ethnoreligious group whose presence never exceeded 3% of the population. By plying a policy of improbity intended to exploit the appalling cultural and scientific ignorance of their millennial audiences, the commentariat are slighting by deliberate disregard the impressive accomplishments of these women to push the flagrant falsity that women and Jews were ever underrepresented in the Anglosphere's cinema.
"Wonder Woman" follows a long line of Jewish ties to comic book characters. Many superheroes were created by Jews, according to Haaretz, including Superman, Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Ironman, the X-Men, Thor and the Avengers.
Therewithal, most of the popular superheroes were produced or adapted by Jews. Diana's creators, William Moulton Marston and H. G. Peter, are exceptions to this trend.
Since daily newspapers in the 1930s would not accept illustrations by Jews,
--save for those which did. These instances of Jewish disenfranchisement were regional, not widespread.
many Jews found a home in comic book publishing.
"Could Gal Gadot become the biggest Israeli superstar ever?" the Jewish Telegraphic Agency asked, noting that actress Natalie Portman was born in Israel but left at age 2.
I'm dumbfounded that Portman was mentioned so late in this article; she's a cynosure of idiots ignorant of motion pictures.
While they share a Jewish identity, American Jews and Israeli Jews have many cultural differences, said Dan Lainer-Vos, a sociology professor at University of California at Los Angeles, who is Israeli.
Aren't we fortunate to enjoy the counsel of academics and journalists who patronize us with such overwhelming understatement?
"American Jews integrate themselves remarkably successfully and they don't think of themselves as a separate tribe that is somehow chosen," he said.
--save for those who do. The cultural and social schisms between legitimately integrated Jews and Jewish elites is perhaps the most underreported subject of the U.S. at present.
People will politicize anything connected to Israel, said Deborah Lauter, Anti-Defamation League's senior vice president of policy and programs,
There's the pot calling the kettle bigoted.
but the timing of the film comes during the anniversary of Israel's Six-Day War, which tripled the land under Israeli control.
"Anti-Semites will exploit a current event like this," she said. "They latch onto the popular trend and try to gain legitimacy by talking about it."
All of them are nebulous and unspecified until they fulfill this prophecy, but especially if they don't.
Some people who want to support the film were conflicted because of Gadot's casting, Amal Matan wrote on Medium's NerdyPOC blog.
Gadot raised the issue of "intersectionality," which refers to a call for diversity and inclusion when working for human rights. Intersectionality focuses on how overlapping identities, such as race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation, affect the way people face discrimination.
"So where does that leave Wonder Woman fans, intersectional feminists and those in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle?" Matan said. "As the world will see the movie, there will be a solid chunk of individuals who will choose not to support Gal Gadot."
Translation: Muslim Arabs (esp. Palestinians) who execrate Jews and particularly Israel exploit inane, propagandist, academic sociological theories to impotently oppose Israelis. Ooooh.
The film comes just months after the Women's March highlighted issues related to human rights and put feminism under the spotlight. Tension between supporters of Israel and the Women's March surfaced after one of the movement's co-chairs, Linda Sarsour, who is a Palestinian activist, argued that feminists could not also be pro-Israel.
"It just doesn't make any sense for someone to say, 'Is there room for people who support the state of Israel and do not criticize it in the movement?'" Sarsour told the Nation. "There can't be in feminism. You either stand up for the rights of all women, including Palestinians, or none. There's just no way around it."
Everyone who isn't an utterly cretinous ideologue is waiting to observe which of the many fault lines internally demarcating The Coalition of the Fringes will be the first ruptured to sunder it. Personally, I'm staking my bet on conflict between misogynistic, maniacal (mostly Arabic) Muslims and impinging and entrenched Mestizos, but I'm seldom prescient...
"Wonder Woman" resurfaced debates over Jews and intersectionality, said Yair Rosenberg, senior writer for Tablet Magazine. Jews have been the only white people white supremacists target,
Publication date: June 7, 2017.
but Jews are seen as white privileged and part of the problem, he said.
What's precious is that for all their pandering, Jewish elites have far more to fear and lose from the "anti"-racist left -- where their position is progressively tenuous -- than they do white supremacy, a rightly and categorically marginalized movement nigh as innocuous as The Shriners, and consequentially as relevant as Sambo's. As Hans wrest control of academic and STEM berths by virtue of intellectual excellence and plurality, and Latinos and mohammedans democratically assume political posts where Jews were once assured their security, they're going to realize that slumming and specious posturing as a minority of the underclass won't save them from the sociopolitical irrelevance that dispossessed whites, Native Americans, Latinos, et al. have suffered for decades.
They may as well celebrate what their predecessors built before or until it's gone. Everyone else has.