“Take it from this Benjamin, it’s not about the Benjamins… It’s about values…”
The decision by the Democrats to provide cover for Ilhan Omar’s Jew-hatred is a turning point in American politics, perhaps in American history.
In the past, Jew-hatred in America was a social distaste: Jews were barred from certain country clubs, hotels, and law firms. Admission to Ivy League universities was limited by quotas.
The American government was never institutionally anti-Semitic.
Producer David O. Selznick lived a large Hollywood life.
Most famously, he produced Gone With the Wind. His memos to directors are legendary for their exhausting length and minutely detailed analysis of scripts and dailies. He was married to Irene Mayer, L.B. Mayer’s brilliant and accomplished daughter. But he blew up that splendid relationship with multiple affairs and finally a sad marriage to the fragile actress Jennifer Jones.
Selznick gobbled amphetamine and was constantly short of money even as he spent vast sums on a luxurious life style.