In Pierke Avot (Ethic of the Fathers) Hillel teaches: “In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.”
Bibi Netanyahu won a resounding victory over the Israeli left and Barack Obama by paying heed to the great sage Hillel’s teaching. Bibi is a man in a world that is awash in eunuchs.
The verbal gymnastics of the Obama administration have reached a level of weirdness that defies common sense. The targeted murder of Jews has been redefined as a “random act.” It is easy to make fun of Obama’s abuse of language, but really, we must ask ourselves, what is the political purpose of his stubborn (h/t Bookworm Room for the phrase) Islam Denial?
Seraphic Secret thinks it’s self-evident. It is imperative to deny that Jews are specifically targeted for death by transnational IslamoNazis. Because then Obama gets to make a hollow deal that will leave genocidal-yearning Iran as a threshold nuclear state.
This is foreign policy as crafted by the Jeremiah Wright’s of Obama’s world.
Make no mistake about it, the Islam Denial that infects Obama and the chattering classes of Europe is a death sentence for the West.
There is no country on the face of the earth that is dominated by Islam — radical or otherwise — that is a decent and functional society. All Islamic lands are oppressive tyrannies, swamps of intolerance where minority religions are persecuted, where women are murdered for so-called crimes of honor, where homosexuals are cruelly persecuted, and where history comes to die.
On that happy note, a few photos to brighten your weekend.
Leaning boards ( also called Slant boards) were invented for Hollywood players to relax between takes. Frequently, the costumes were cut on the bias, and tailored so snugly that the actor could not sit down without bursting a ladder of seams. In fact, most of the time, there were no zippers or buttons on the costumes. Actors were sewn into their garments.
So, when you see Jean Harlow in Dinner at Eight, and marvel at the impeccable fit of the famous white silk gown, be aware that Harlow’s mobility was severely limited. In fact, just breathing was something of a chore.
These days, leaning boards are still in use, but they are the exception rather than the rule.