Sunday, May 06, 2007

Oh, Good Grief--Roseanne?

You know, I sometimes think that the world is populated by two different kinds of people. Those who have said some dumb-ass thing about Israel that antagonizes me, and those who haven't yet.

Normally, I deeply resent this situation. It hinders me. It has made it impossible in the past for me to become an intense left-wing activist like I wanted to when I was in my early twenties, and it prevented me from buying the cool hot-pink sweatshop-labor-free Converse sneakers I wanted a couple years ago (because it was a fundraiser for Code Pink). It has made it impossible for me to publicly protest the war in Iraq surrounded by thousands of other wrought-up sign-wavers, and it has tainted my previous general appreciation of Jimmy Carter. It places my local tabloid weeklies off-limits--I now pick up the SF Weekly, read _Savage Love_, and ditch the rest.

Apparently, Roseanne Barr has now blogged:

...I could never host...any network show, because I have opinions that are not sanctioned by the powers that be who refuse to allow even one dissenting voice over the airwaves of television(in this a "free" country).

I truly believe that millions of jews are not zionists, and that even if they are, they do not support Israeli occupation. I believe that Jews all over this planet choose peace in the middle east over the never ending death machine of hatred and division and terror that exists there now.

I am a kabbalist, as was Jesus Christ...(the one whom I follow). He tells me to seek first the Kingdom inside of my soul, and leave the rest to Him. I must in good conscience speak out against injustice especially when the agents of that injustice invoke God. Some blogger calls me a religious bigot for saying these things, and for saying that it takes lots of ritual abuse of children to turn out a "believer". Guilty as charged, and ready to burn at the stake if called to.

Well, I was never that attached to Roseanne. I'm intrigued to learn that Jesus was a kabbalist--I expect that Jesus would also be intrigued to learn that he was a kabbalist--and, um...

Thank God for Julie Burchill. That's all I've got to say.


Jack's Shack said...

Roseanne is beyond ignorant.

The back of the hill said...

And another yenta celebrity discovers 'cab BALL ah'.

What a scary world we live in.

Anonymous said...

You can't go wrong with the classic black Chuck Thomases...