Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I asked my doctor for a second opinion. He said, "okay, you're also a despot enforcing sharia law on a modern populace."

Well, just when you thought the Jews hadn't suffered enough! Looks like the Israeli-hating, Holocaust-denying leader of Iran might be Jewish after all. This would give ammunition to the conspiracy theorists in the Iranian government who think the Jews control everything--including their own Jew-bashing leader! The irony is enough to make you want to enrich uranium for not-so-peaceful purposes.

Of course, if this turns out to be true it remains to be seen whether this will change Achmadinejad's (let's just call him Mr. A) outlook. It could be that he knew he was Jewish all along, and was one of those "self hating Jews" that try and cover their ancestry out of some psychological turmoil. Or, he could be one of those "self deprecating Jews" like Woody Allen, and will pepper his speeches to the U.N. with references to domineering mothers, wives who give him heartburn, the big-boobed girl in Philosophy class and other Borscht-Belt tropes. Give the man a Yiddish accent and we could be looking at the next Henny Youngman! Take my Supreme Ayatollah....please!

In the meantime, let's just hope he doesn't blow anything up.


  1. Beck--that was a standing theory, though I don't think it was ever proved. Interestingly, Mussolini had good relations with Jews, including a mistress and some of his closest confidants, though that's a blog post for another day.

    Hitler--Jewish ancestry or not--was clearly not the Aryan ideal (few top Nazis were, in fact) and perhaps some form of overcompensation fueled their hatred. Lots of psychological issues there.