Monday, January 21, 2008

Brando sticks to his guns

Marlon Brando on Larry King Live in April 1996

MB - Hollywood is run by Jews; it is owned by Jews, and they should have a greater sensitivity about the issue of - of people who are suffering. Because they've exploited - we have seen the - we have seen the Nigger and Greaseball, we've seen the Chink, we've seen the slit-eyed dangerous Jap, we have seen the wily Filipino, we've seen everything but we never saw the Kike. Because they knew perfectly well, that that is where you draw the wagons around.

LK - When you say - when you say something like that you are playing right in, though, to anti-Semitic people who say the Jews are...

MB - Sure. That's what I'm talking about. You're making my point for me.

LK - Sorry? You're talking about anti-semitism?

MB - No. You are. I'm talking about how Jews in Hollywood treat others in a way they would never allow for their own people.

LK - But what's the point I'm making for you?

MB - That the wagons will get circled and the conversation will not be permitted.

LK - But when you say Jews control Hollywood you're playing into the hands...

MB - Yeah. I'm uninterested in what others may make of it. Nothing to do with me. Meanwhile here we are, nervous that this discussion is taking place.

LK - Yes, well of course. After the suffering of the Jews you have to be sensitive about that... how they...

MB - Yeah, yeah, I get it. I'm not disputing the suffering of Jews. What I'm saying is that you'd think they'd have a heightened sense of other's suffering. You know, because of what they went through. But they don't. They paint them in the broadest of racial epithets. Like I said.

LK - Epithets like Kike?

MB - No Larry. That's the one you'll never hear. That's what I'm saying.

LK - Never hear it? I'm hearing it now. And I'm hearing that Jews control everything. And I'm sure anti-semites are taking great comfort in it. I mean it's exactly what anti-semites would say.

MB - Forget them Larry. Forget anti-semites. I have nothing to do with them and they have nothing to do with me. I told you that. I'm merely pointing out that that's how Hollywood is and that no discussion may be permitted on it. Do you get it?

LK - Well I don't know, Marlon. We're out of time now... but I wonder... you know I wonder at you for saying such things. Honestly I thought you'd know better than to say things that...

MB - No, no, because I will be the first one who will appraise the Jews honestly and say 'Thank God for the Jews'.

Actually Brando didn't stick to his guns. He folded up at the first mention of the anti-semite voodoo talisman. All he actually uttered was the last piss-weak line. Everything in between was imaginary. It was me channelling a more resolute Brando, unfazed by the magic words. Those words only held their power when they were used sparingly. The phrase is thrown about with such abandon now that it's an object of scorn. At this rate it'll end up a badge of honour. Otherwise Brando was right.


Anonymous said...

G'day Nobody, love your stuff. I'm about your age, give or take, and from the same part of the world. Sadly, sometimes I wish I was anywhere else but here as a fascist/totalitarian Australia does not sit well with me. I always thought/hoped/dreamed we were above shit like that. Obviously, we aren't and it thoroughly gets my goat...If only I had a goat to give. I'm no expert on semitism, but I just can't swallow that former Eastern European Jews are calling themselves Semitic when as far as I can ascertain in my limited way is that the Arabic peoples of the Middle East are truly Semitic peoples, including without reservation the Sephardic Jews, limited in numbers as they may be. Truly Semitic races of people. I am definately not ANTI any of these folk. So calling me Anti-Semitic is rather self-defeating on their part.
I suggest to all those Zionista out there that struggle with this recurring problem of being sledged by other non-Zionista players in the game, may hap they should alter their retorts from shrilling 'Anti-Semite'with adjacent pointed finger, to something more accurate like 'Anti-Greedy-Megalomaniacal-Murdering-Bastard Jew'. For my money, a more accurate counter sledge and one I'd readily put up my hand to accept. And may stop them sledging the real Semitic people in the process. I'm sure the long-suffering Palestinian people would rather cop a good sledging than the shit these Zionist pricks dish out daily. Peace brother, hang in there you're doing us proud.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I get the point. People do need to be clear and resolute when faced with this "antisemitism" accusation, or rather insinuation.

And, wow, what realistic dialogue! It really feels like Marlon talking to Larry.


nobody said...

Ta Folks. All appreciated.