The Daily Bork

August 10, 2005

Tally me bananas

Harry Belafonte is seemingly lost in la-la-land.
As Cybercast News Service reported, Belafonte over the weekend used a Hitler analogy when asked what impact prominent blacks such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had on the Bush administration's relations with minorities.

"Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich. Color does not necessarily denote quality, content or value," Belafonte said in an exclusive interview with Cybercast News Service.
Of course colour does not necessarily denote moonbat status either. Sucks to be a conservative black in America, you can never escape your little pigeonholed group. Ironic that this particular group is "supposed" to vote for the party that most resisted their emancipation and civil rights.

One question though... why on Earth is anyone asking Harry Belafonte about politics? No one ever asks me about early Zulu artworks and the answers would be about as meaningful. Oh maybe perhaps because he is chums with Castro and sings the praises of Stalinist groups. Another funny thing that, a black man celebrating Castro, a white man who has had murdered more black men than any Republican or Democrat ever could.
That's incorrect, said Dr. Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which describes itself as a research and education institute focusing on America's response to the Holocaust.

"Some entertainers simply don't know much about history," said Medoff. "The fact is that there were no Jews in Hitler's hierarchy; the policies of America and Israel are not similar to those of Hitler; and African-American conservatives are not comparable to Nazis."
"Some entertainers simply don't know much about history", possibly the understatement of the month.

Harry is not the only one who is a few bananas short of a boatload,
Earlier this summer, comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen told the German magazine Der Spiegel: "The history of the world is like, he kills me, I kill him -- only with different cosmetics and different castings: so in 2001 some fanatics killed some Americans, and now some Americans are killing some Iraqis. And in my childhood, some Nazis killed Jews. And now, some Jewish people and some Palestinians are killing each other."
Potato, potatoe. Tomato, tomatoe...
"Such analogies pollute public discourse by trivializing the brutal horrors committed by the Nazis," Medoff said.

"Hitler was a maniacal dictator whose regime systematically annihilated six million Jews, and launched a world war that caused the deaths of more than forty million people. How can any reasonable person put Hitler and the Nazis in the same sentence as American or Israeli leaders, or black conservatives?"
I guess Mr Medoff didn't get the group-memo saying that Jews in America are supposed to vote Democrat as well.

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