Sunday, December 06, 2009
The director Claude Lanzmann told Der Spiegel that he was "shocked" to hear that a violent left-wing mob had intervened to stop his film "Why Israel" from being shown in a Hamburg cinema on 25 October. Cinema-goers were prevented from entering the building, some were even beaten and spat at, amid shouts of "Jewish pigs". The cinema was eventually forced to cancel the screening. "Claude Lanzmann is amazed that the scandal was not picked up by the media: 'How can it be that the Germans essentially ignored a thing like this?"Brilliantly deploying a Churchill reference, Instapundit answers the question:
It appears that Europe is returning to its traditional anti-semitism. Obviously, Jews should have been setting off truck bombs and sawing off heads, which induces an entirely different set of behaviors. At your throat or at your feet, indeed.(via reader Doug J.)
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> Brilliantly deploying a Churchill reference,
?? Carl, I couldn't find a ref to anti-semitism there. More subtle than that, perhaps? Might want to update it with a "(see 'xxx')" note.
Sorry, the Churchill reference was about the Germans. He said: "The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet."