Paul Eisen

Paul Eisen

Sunday, 30 December 2012

The Archetypal American Jew

This is Barbara Streisand urging American women to vote for Barack Obama. Ancient history now of course, so why post it? 

I posted it because the clip is a great peek at the archetypal American Jew enunciating the archetypal American Jewish agenda.

They're all here, all the old favourites: Women's rights, human rights (except for Palestinians), abortion (termed rather coyly here as 'planned parenthood' and 'a woman's right to choose'), 'social and economic justice' (for this multi-millionairess?), state medical care - for 'them' (she certainly doesn't need it), lesbian and gay 'rights' and on and on and on.

"Mitt Romney does not share our values" says Ms Streisand, but whose values are 'our' values?

I happen to rather support a lot of those things (except for abortion which I've never much liked) it's just that when a rich Jew like Barbara Streisand is asking for them, you've got to start wondering why.  


  1. (except for abortion which I've never much liked)

    I'm interested to know what it is you don't like about abortion Paul. It seems sensible for me that mother's who don't feel that the time is right for them to have children, or that their circumstances would allow the child to have a good start in life don't have to go through with the pregnancy, when it can be terminated.

    It's not as if the world is in need of children whose mothers don't feel ready or able to have them.

  2. Well, abortion may at times be convenient and may sometimes even be judged as necessary, but it is still the termination of a life.

    With that in mind, although I'm not at all surprised that you may support it, but I am surprised that you're surprised at my not much liking it.

  3. So - I guess only one of us has been an unwanted child then.....