I have no idea. No, really, no idea at all. I don’t know what to make of Charlie Sheen, except that it seems incredible to me that he is as old as he is (Wikipedia informs me that he is 46). Not because he looks youthful, which he doesn’t–in the TMZ interview I saw yesterday, shot in the backyard of his mansion, he appeared gaunt and Dorian Grayish–but because his talk about partying and bonking babes and the awesome power of his mind sound like the kinds of things that an ignorant, full-of-himself frat boy might regale worshipful underclassmen with when he’s in his cups. Give a self-important but deeply insecure man $50 million a year, or whatever it is he has been making, gossip about him incessantly, and add a long-suffering celebrity father to the mix, who issues humiliating public statements about his son’s “disease,” and you can’t but feed his defensive grandiosity.
The very idea of a Hollywood celebrity choosing Alex Jones’s radio show as a forum to lash out at his bosses and lay the groundwork for a breach-of-contract lawsuit is bizarre to me–but Sheen is a 911 Truther and the two of them go way back. (Sheen’s 20 Minutes With the President was an Alex Jones production). Sheen is not the first anti-Semite Jones has hosted. An argument could be made that Anti-Semitism is a malady that modern Conspiracy Theorists are particularly prone to–indeed, that it might even be the ur-form of Conspiracy Theory. The “gotcha” use of one’s adversaries “Jewish” names is a hoary rhetorical device–Jack Ruby has been Jacob Rubenstein since the right wing Jew hater Revilo Oliver first wrote about the Kennedy assassination (“Marxmanship in Dallas”); Trotsky is Bronstein; FDR, of course, is Rosenfeld. Henry Ford wrote thousands of words on the Jewish propensity for name changing. It “proves” they have something to hide. Here’s a quote, chosen virtually at random, from a website called Incog Man:
Let’s get something straight for those of you checking into the Jew stuff for the first time. The Israeli MOSSAD has something called “Sayanim” (plural for Sayan). These are Jews anywhere in the world who will do whatever is necessary for sacred Israel — even if it means traitorous behavior to the very country they live in. Prospecting for traitors is not dangerous to the MOSSAD, since fellow Jews will also keep mum about the enlistment effort.
Usually, it’s something relatively little, like asking a Jew landlord to furnish a “safe house” available at any time. It might be a Jew who owns a car dealership who can provide vehicles for MOSSAD teams when needed. Or it might be a Jew doctor called in the middle of the night to dig a bullet out, furnish drugs or whatever. Sometimes it can be a whole lot bigger. Like spying for Israel at the Pentagon, or buying the entire World Trade Center (with help from other Jews in high finance and insurance, of course).
It’s like the whole race is one vast criminal conspiracy!
As for Galliano….. I haven’t a clue. Does he really love Hitler? The hate video that will bring him down is shocking to me in that it seems unbelieveable that he’s a real person and not a sketch comedian’s over-the-top impersonation of a drunken Gallic super-designer.
Even more disturbing than his anti-Semitism is his contempt for “ugly” people. Galliano’s downfall says much more about the covert misogyny of the fashion industry, it seems to me, than it does about the Jews.