Oh boy. “Entertainers” are at it again. Remember the comments from Kanye West about celebrities being treated like blacks in the 60’s? Here’s some more intellectual intercourse – this time from Spanish celebrities.You know, Laura Ingraham wrote a book aimed at the entertainment elite called Shut Up and Sing – some of these folks really need to read it.
As reported by JTA, “A letter accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza was endorsed by 100 Spanish celebrities, including Academy Award winners Pedro Almodovar, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. On Monday the actors, writers and directors endorsed a letter that Bardem published last week in the Barcelona-based El Periodico de Catalunya, the daily reported.”
“This is a war of occupation and extermination against a whole people without means, confined to a miniscule territory without water and where hospitals, ambulances, and children are targeted and presumed to be terrorists,” Bardem, himself an Academy Award-winning actor, wrote.”
I just have to ponder, if Israel didn’t have the Iron Dome system to protect its people and all these Hamas rockets were landing, do you think any of these folks would be writing a letter to Hamas?In his letter titled “Genocide,” Bardem also wrote: “Being Jewish is not synonymous with supporting this massacre, just as being a Hebrew is not the same as being a Zionist and being Palestinian does not mean being a terrorist from Hamas. That is as absurd as saying that being German means espousing Nazism.”
Perhaps Bardem should study history and realize that when we went to war with Germany, we didn’t try to discriminate as to who was or wasn’t a Nazi. Perhaps he would see that folks like him, namely Neville Chamberlain, attempted to appease evil — it never works.
Just as a reminder, it was some 426 years ago today that the venerable Spanish Armada was sunk by the British — quite sure no one remembers or cares, and almost certain that no one cares about Javier Bardem’s letter. It only serves to demonstrate the abject ignorance he and others possess.I guess an Academy Award has nothing to do with taking an aptitude test.However, we all cared when Islamic terrorists attacked the Madrid train system in 2004. Maybe these whiny little artists forgot that one? I find it unbelievable that the entertainment elites who make a living playing make-believe consider themselves authorities on global security and foreign policy.
“European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor told JTA that “Rather than outrageously attacking a fellow democracy for defending itself against radical terrorists, the time of Spanish public figures would be better put to use fighting against the rapidly growing hatred of Jews in their country, which according to recent surveys is one of the highest in Europe. The gratuitous use of the term ‘genocide’ and the fact that no similar statement has been released while hundreds of thousands are massacred and made refugees in the Middle East and Africa demonstrates grave ignorance or extreme malice.” Kantor added: “I would be interested in reading the opinion of the same Spanish celebrities after thousands of rockets are fired at Madrid or Barcelona.”Mr. Cantor, these useful idiots had best be careful, because their land of Espana was once under Muslim control and called Al Andalusia. And according to Islamic tradition where they once ruled and conquered, they believe it is forever theirs.
Something tells me that this ol’ Georgia boy knows more about Granada, Cordoba, and Sevilla and the exploits of Rodrigo “El Cid” Diaz de Vivar to free the Iberian peninsula from the stranglehold of the invading Moors than these Spanish folks. They can always watch the 1961 movie “El Cid” with Charleton Heston and Sophia Loren.
Mr. Bardem, you played a decent villain in the Bond film, “Skyfall” and I never saw “No Country for Old Men.” But may I recommend, sir, that you stick to your knitting and study a bit of history or else there will be no country for you when you become an old man. And please allow Israel, a country surrounded by those who want its citizens dead, to ensure its old men and everyone else have their country. May I remind you, Hamas is an Islamic terrorist organization, an enemy of your country — and mine.