Monday, August 14, 2006

Well we are close so.......

I know I said no blogging until I have a job for the coming year at least, but lately things, B"H, have been looking up, and I wanted to get one thing off my chest. I am about to say something that may cause many to lose respect for me but I feel strongly about it. On Thursday I am going to see the Borat movie with a friend.
Now for those of you who do not know, Borat is the Khazakstani character portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen on the Ali G show. Many of you might be familiar with the show and its stoner like antics and skits, but to me when I watch it, I see the deeper goal of Cohen (or at least I hope so). He poses as the citizen of an Arab nation not to spew any personal vitriolic Jewbuse, but to allow those who believe him to be an authentic Arab (and a Jew-hater [why would they assume that??]) to vent and display in front of the camera their own internal anti-Jewish sentiments.
With the popular world recoiling in disgust from the antics of Mel Gibson, Cohen reminds us in another similar way the hidden hatred that many in our fine nation have towards the Jews. In Judaism we have a saying "when alcohol goes in, inner secrets come out", it's essentially the equivalent to Seinfeld's "key" to the vault. Anyone who says that Mel was simply inebriated is a moron! The man has a deep seated hatred towards the Jews, and simply having hide behind the thin veil of sobriety will never suffice.
What Cohen does is remove the restrictions on the "id" of the psyche in much of the same way that alcohol does. Yes, many disapprove of his methods and consider him to have tricked those around him, but nobody is forcing anyone in these clips to say anything anti-Semitic. So I applaud Borat my friend from Khazakistan and hope that others too can see past the infantile and purely asinine antics of the show to see that yes there is a message.

If you have no idea what im talking about see the following links.
Jew Hunting

Throw the Jew Down the Well

you will need to watch and wait as he pulls it out of them all


Blogger Ezzie said...

Isn't it obvious that that is exactly his point? I dunno, that always seemed what it was all about to me... he's not just funny because he's funny, he's funny because he exposes another side of the people he's around that they may try to hide - even when he's acting seemingly like a jerk. Or should I say especially.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Frum Future Doctor said...

well ez i selected clips that are obvious in his approach however sometimes his goal can become clouded in pornographic jokes about his sister and besteality. your average clip of borat is not as poignant.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Moshe said...

I must say that I am a little surprised at your attempt to rationalize your watching this movie because it is revealing of anti-semitism. Personally, I watched about five minutes of Ali G and that was more than enough for me. It is true that there are some episodes in which he reveals certain anti-semitic comments, but is that really the main form of entertainment that he provides? Is he not more of a general entertainer/comedian complete with pornographic and obscene remarks? Again, I haven't watched much of his work, so please correct me if I am wrong.

Besides, do you really need further proof of anti-semitism?!?!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Frum Future Doctor said...

see now ez that was the type of caustic response i was expecting. well Moshe you are right! I am probably more ratinalizing the ability to hang out with a friend (dk that's you) at a free movie screening (yes some steriotypes are true... but who doesnt like FREE), than finding it complete with moral and ethical worth. But C'est La Vie, I am currently resigned to the powewrs of my own stupidity.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Moshe said...

I was kind of expecting that answer.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Frum Future Doctor said...

you know me too well my good friend

8:46 PM  
Blogger DK said...

i wonder which if your esteemed friends you will be going with. i know that i personally am a huge fan of mr. cohen and have seen most of his works. he is trully a comic genious in the ways of andy kaufman.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Frum Future Doctor said...

well put my theatrical partner in crime. i felt like sipping tea and inviting you to crumpets after the show, after reading ur post.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Chaim Yehudah said...

Umm-would I be able to come to your little party- I could bring biscuits that my mummy made from sussex, i know high five for the last three letters in sussex. Anyway on a serious note, I think I would have to agree with moshe. He is funny, but I dont think he does it to prove a point. As we, and I mean We in showbiz say- "its all about the money". He does it cuz its funny and got him noticed, hence payin the bills. PO

5:17 PM  
Anonymous R and A Z! said...

We are so jealous! Have fun and let us know how it was!

2:25 AM  

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