Saturday, April 3, 2010

Thanks for Coming and Try the Zionhass

While the B.C. 'roos deliberate about "homophobic" comedy in a Vancouver comedy club, here's an example of "levity" that has 'em rolling in the aisles over in France. It's from my current "read," Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch and is a snippet of a comedy routine performed in 2004 by half-French, half-Cameroonian stand-up comedian Dieudonné Mbala Mbala:
Dieubonne said--with a serious expression on his face--that he had decided to apologize to "the Chosen People." When he finished his request for forgiveness, he was quiet for a moment, then glanced all around suspiciously and explained in a whisper that "When the cowardly Zionists attack someone, it's always from behind." Then he smiled mischievously to the audience and concluded with a crude gesture and shouts, "You can shove my apology up your ass, Chosen People!" as the crowd went wild.
I guess a lot of the high-larity is lost in translation. Needless to say, though, the half-Cameroonian's observations would be a big hit with Canadian "social justice" types who set aside one week each year to celebrate Israeli Apartheid Week. And considering what's been happening--or, to be more accurate, not been happening--with Salman Hossain, a sort of Internet comedian, I highly doubt that such jocularity, had it been performed here in Canada, would have landed Dieudonn√© in the same "human rights" doo-doo that Guy Earle finds himself in.

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