Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Where pop culture phenomenas go to die

How do you know when this whole flash mob thing has jumped the shark? When Code Pink employs a bizarre Israel-bashing one of their own to protest the kickoff of the AIPAC conference last week in Washington D.C., that's how.

Apartheid? Racist?

Given Code Pink's context those are interesting terms given 20% of Israeli citizens are Arab and who also enjoy the full benefits of citizenship as well as being eligible to sit in the Knesset, Israel's parliament.

We are unaware of any Arab state where Jews are represented in this number and are afforded the same benefits of citizenship.

Addendum #1 (via Left Coast Rebel): Speaking of Code Pink, they decided to drop into Bibi's address to Congress earlier today and exercise their 1st amendment rights. And here's Bibi dropping the hammer, making a great point about democracies and getting the assembled eating out of his hand all in the span of 15 seconds.

Just reminds us of how far we've lowered the bar for great public speaking over the past few years.


Anonymous said...

so....the neighbors of israel want every last jew dead....and the jews are being racist?

Dean said...

drozz, I know it sounds kind of wacky but that's also the way I see it. Wierd, I know.