Ed, David and Glenn : (3) Nice Jewish( = ____?) Boys
By Gilad Atzmon on May 30, 2012
Gilad Atzmon – gilad.co.uk May 29, 2012
A few days ago, in a New Statesman special Jewish edition article, Labour leader Ed Miliband explored his Jewish heritage.
As expected, Ed Miliband confessed that his father, the Marxist historian Ralph Miliband, and his mother, Marion, “raised him to appreciate various aspects of his Jewish heritage. “
But what is Jewish heritage for Ed Miliband, is it the Torah, the Ten Commandment or any particular ethical universal teaching? Not at all, Ed is not a religious Jew and is actually innocent enough to admit that his “relationship with Jewishness is complex.” In fact, it amounts to a combination of suffering mixed with Woody Allen and matzo balls.
On the one hand we follow the standard trail of Jewish anguish and trauma.
“So how can my Jewishness not be part of me?” he says. “It defines how my family was treated. It explains why we came to Britain. I would not be leader of the Labour Party without the trauma of my family history.”
But for Ed suffering is just part of the story, Ed’s Jewishness has some cultural elements in it too:
“My mum got me into Woody Allen; my dad taught me Yiddish phrases, and my grandmother cooked me chicken soup and matzo balls.”
Young Miliband is also deeply immersed in Jewish ‘rituals’. Like Zoey, Dictator Aladdeen’s Wife in Sacha Borat Cohen’s new Hasbara film, Justine, Ed’s new wife, also “broke a glass” under their wedding canopy.
I actually think that we have too many Milibands in British politics. It was revealed that David Miliband was an Israeli Hasbara author though Ed does seem to be slightly more careful than David, at least for the time being. However, I must admit that I don’t oppose all Milibands. I actually respect the eldest Miliband brother, trombone player Glenn Miliband.
And you know what? I am In The Mood for a Moonlight Serenade.
Hasbara : Public diplomacy (Israel)
Public diplomacy in Israel (also hasbara) (Hebrew: הסברה) refers to public relations efforts to disseminate information about Israel. The term is used by the Israeli government and its supporters to describe efforts to explain government policies and promote Israel in the face of negative press, and to counter what they see as delegitimisation of Israel around the world. Hasbara means “explanation”, and is also a euphemism for propaganda.
The eternal question……what IS Jewish a religion ?…a race? ….a mix ?….or ????
If those that claim to be Jewish don’t know , how are we Goyim supposed to ?
RE: “Hasbara” to informed Goyim does not have a very positive connotation,…..they have been referred to as “Hasbarats”, ….little Mossad weasels.. who spy on others and try to promote ” Israel can do NO wrong ” BS propaganda .
Regardless , and in a universal context, claiming to be “X”….. yet having no firmed -up objective definition , nor adhering to it, is simply subjective “bits and pieces”,…… thus to me it is simply self- deception , self -preservation and self- promotion etc. one really doesn’t belong to a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g except those similarly inclined.
ANALOGY : It is like claiming to be a “little bit ” pregnant..either (i) you ARE…. or (ii) you are NOT….there is NO gray area.
It appears, with no evidence to the contrary, they, many the Faux Chosen, prefer to exist in this gray ambiguous subjectivity if it serves their individual ambitions.