Thursday, November 23, 2006


I just saw this quotation, attributed to Jon Stewart: “I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.“

At least the Pilgrims invited the Indians to share a feast, unlike the Zionists before they began killing the Palestinians and taking their land. Mr. Stewart is a very bright man, and he mentions on almost every “Daily Show” that he is a Jew -- Leibowitz. With those attributes, could he have missed the irony in his mockery of the first Thanksgiving (after which, incidentally, the Pilgrims did not kill their guests)? One of those conspicuous absences of the kind I mentioned yesterday is the absence of Israel as a butt of Jon Stewart’s biting wit.

Come to think of it, how many comedians on American TV have you heard making jokes about Israel in the past month? The past six months? The past six years? “Hmmm” as Jon Stewart would say, stroking his chin . . . something else is conspicuously missing.

Israelis on land privately owned by Palestinians

Let’s conclude with thoughts of some things to be thankful for:

The Sun.

The Earth.


That Donald Rumsfeld is gone.


That Paul Wolfowitz may possibly do less damage to America as President of the World Bank than he did as Deputy Secretary of Defense.


The oceans.

The Richard Perle is no longer on television almost every night explaining why the U.S. has to invade Iraq.


That Google News has finally stopped featuring Sacha Baron Cohen on its website every day.


That Madonna can't adopt a new child every week.

Pecan pie.



Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Nabila Harb said...

An excellent illustration of the immense gap between world reality and American 'culture' as defined and promoted by Hollywood.