It's safe to be anti anti-Semitic only in the
Hmm. I haven't seen the movie. Haven’t been to one in years. I’m too good for them. But I just know, as I just know so many things, that Borat is not about
In contrast, the brash antics of young Cohen pale to a pastel yellow, when we remember that he could have been offensive in some other country, to his peril. One wonders why he doesn't develop an anti-Moslem character. Well, no -- one actually does not wonder. No doubt it would be just as hilarious -- up to the point he was killed. Recall Robert Redeker, compelled to go into hiding because he criticized the intolerance of Islam. Recall poor
The movie is, I’m informed, a road trip through
Young Sacha was as yet unborn in the ‘60s, the salad days of today’s self-important gray eminences. It cannot be the balding semi-senescent cohort of baby boomers who swell the ticket sales of his movie film. The social content, if any, of the movie cannot be the draw. It’s a Jackass thing, and it’s a michael
The difference between the prudes of today, and of yesteryear, is that we are right. The danger is not just coming, but here. The slippery slope of smutty slop has become a sheer escarpment, and the thin edge of the wedge has pried loose an avalanche of fecal matter.
The world must have its Borats -- with their misplaced talents and skewed allegiances. They'll always be with us, like orgies and abortions. But it makes one wonder. Maybe free speech ain’t always so good? Likewise the world will always have its Hamans -- Haman the Agagite? -- from the book of Ester? … remember? (He tried to get all the Jews killed. Sheesh. Read a book, will you?) We had thought the Agagites, congenital enemies of
Not so much.