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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lapsed Jew lectures observant Jew

When I read the Daily Beast headline -- "Rob Reiner Calls Out Jared Kushner: ‘He’s Turning His Back on His Religion and His Heritage’ " -- I knew that old bag of wind Meathead was sticking his foot in his piehole.

From the Daily Beast:
“I don’t understand Jared Kushner at all. What is he doing? He’s turning his back on his religion and his heritage just so he can make money? I don’t get it. I just can’t wrap my mind around it,” Reiner, who is Jewish, tells the Daily Beast
“The whole time while all those anti-Semitic memes were being passed on throughout the campaign, [Trump] certainly must have known, and his sons Eric and Don Jr. must have known they were retweeting things from anti-Semitic websites,” he adds. “Even if you want to cut them all the slack in the world, they have never to this day said, ‘This is absolutely unacceptable and abhorrent that we are being supported by these groups of people.’ They’ve never said it! So they’re completely comfortable with the idea that anti-Semitic and racist groups are supporting them.”
Actually, Reiner is not Jewish.

He doesn't believe in organized religion.

Four years ago, while promoting the film The Magic Of Belle Isle, Reiner did an interview with Huffington Post.

From that interview:
QUESTION: So what’s on your personal bucket list?
REINER: I’ve pretty much done what I wanted to do. I know who I am now. I have a great marriage. I’ve got three great kids. There are traveling places that I haven’t been to that I’d like to go to, but I believe that wherever you go, there you are. If you’re happy with yourself, it doesn’t really matter where you go.
QUESTION: That sounds a bit Buddhist of you. You’re Jewish, but you once mentioned to Bill Maher that you have no religious affiliation.
REINER: Yes. It’s interesting that you should mention the Buddhist thing, because it’s the one religion that kind of makes sense to me. I don’t believe in organized religion, but I do believe in a lot of the concepts of Buddhism. I’m not a practicing anything, but those things make sense because it’s all about how you find spirituality inside you and how you treat others. It’s all about finding meaning. That’s what life is all about.
Reiner, an ethnic Jew who abandoned his religion, is now lecturing a devout Jew who is raising his children Jewish on Judaism.

What next? Reiner lectures Milo Yiannopoulos on being gay? Omarosa on being black? Kellyanne Conway on being a woman?

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15 comments:

  1. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

    - Elric

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    1. great quote - similar to Proverbs 17:28: "Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue."

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    2. Touche! I forget about that one. It is probably where Lincoln got it, then gave it his sly little twist at the end. - Elric

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    3. Good quotation, but not from Lincoln.

      http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln56.html

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    4. I checked out the link. It says the quote is attributed to Lincoln but is unverified. It doesn't say it definitely wasn't Lincoln or cite any other source of the quote. - Elric

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  2. That is an absolute wonderful quote. To bad so many ignore it.

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  3. Didn't he have to l,eave Moonbeam's administration because he got caught with his hand in the till?

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  4. This is an example of the contradictory behavior we are not supposed to notice in certain people. Reiner has rejected Jewish religion, but he feels free to criticize someone who is Jewish as a Jew. If he is not a Jew because of religion he is a Jew by descent, race, if you will. But we are not supposed to view Jewishness as a race. But Reiner does so unconsciously, and is not criticized for doing so. If I did the same thing, I would be denounced as an anti-semite for simply pointing out a fact. For noticing. We are not supposed to notice.
    Reiner also criticizes Kushner for not conforming to an idea of Jewish conformity that we are also not supposed to notice, that Jews are supposed to maintain a kind of tribal solidarity in their contacts with those outside the club, so to speak. Again, if anyone outside the club points this out, they are to be shunned.
    Progressivism has turned out to be a sanctuary for hypocrisy, where what is acceptable behavior and thinking is determined, and exceptions to those rules of conduct are doled out according to what the groups have to offer, whether it be votes, money, or access to power.
    The old adage of Voltaire works here. To find out who is actually running things find out who it is you aren't allowed to criticize.
    Certain behaviors are reserved for certain groups. Forget about having a White Pride parade in your hometown. Try having a Presbyterian Pride parade and see if you can get a permit.

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  5. Hey Meathead-Archie won. Get over it..
    TG

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  6. Reiner oughta keep his head down, they're looking for wood.

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  7. Reiner was actually playing himself in "All in the Family", it appears: a giant tool who bitches about everything all the time, yet his solutions are awful. Boring too.

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  8. I presume Norman Lear came up with calling him Meathead. Shoulda named him Spamhead.

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  9. He was good in Spinal Tap, but otherwise his post AITF career has been garbage. Don't worry...he'll play the Jew card soon enough. Liberal Jews always do.

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  10. Irony here since it is the Dimocrats who are becoming more and more antisemitic. e.g. Keith Ellison, an antisemitic Moslem is being considered for head of the DNC. Obungler is no friend of Jews. Sharpton has made many antisemitic remarks and was responsible for the Crown Heights riots and Freddie's Fashion Mart arson due to his antisemitic rantings about Jews. And of course, Jackson referred to New York as "Hymietown". These people are never called out.

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  11. Maybe he can't understand because he is a stupid democrat.

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