Friday, November 04, 2005

Jew-hating composer gets award from United Nations

Tolerant people never cease to be amazed at the compassion and intelligence of the United Nations. Surely only the most reactionary pigs could object to a constant stream of effusive praise for that institution, a pillar of honesty and integrity.

As one of those reactionary pigs, I was not startled to learn that the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis was given a humanitarian award by UNESCO. Theodorakis (whose name in Greek means "flaming ovens of retribution" -- or something like that) is best known for his sound tracks (Zorba the Greek), but also well known for his engrossing analysis of what ails the world we live in.

From Theodorakis' Greatest Hits:

"Today, we can say that these little people [the Jews] are the root of evil."

Where was Theodorakis when LENI RIEFENSTAHL needed a good film score!

Of course, this is all a misunderstanding. Theodorakis is not an anti-Semite, just a "critic of Israeli policies." For example:

"I am totally opposed to (Prime Minister Ariel) Sharon's policy and I have stressed this repeatedly, just as I have repeatedly condemned the role of prominent American Jewish politicians, intellectuals and theorists in the shaping of today's aggressive Bush policy."

Now what could be anti-Semitic about that? Mikis (as he's known to his friends) is simply pointing out that the Jew inserts himself into positions of power and by use of his wiles persuades the world to go to war.

Mikis was "persecuted and jailed by a series of conservative governments, and later fell afoul of Greece's military rulers in the 1960s and 1970s."

That's a shame.


At 5:45 PM, Blogger WordReader said...

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At 7:36 PM, Blogger Clara said...

I think it was someone at National Review who said that "peace"-related awards from the UN and the Nobel selection committee et al. have become badges of shame in recent decades. (Badges of shame in the eyes of most of us.)

Cool blog, by the way. I'm Clara from Liberty Belles.

At 7:28 AM, Blogger Paul Pennyfeather said...


I love your blog (which you already know, since I have a link to it on my page).

Thank you for the kind words.



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