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A CATALOG OF CULTURE & BARBARITY
It's so difficult this, because she used to be a (dear) friend. But it's like how she used to go on about being a 'Stalinist' - it (insultingly) bears no relation to anything that might be called history or reality. It is psychopathology and narcissism of such a shallow and LAZY kind it manages to insult the memory of just about EVERYONE involved. Take this from the Ha'aretz piece: "The catastrophe he refers to is the State of Israel itself; you'd really think, reading this, that the years leading up to the creation of the Jewish state were, in fact, a right royal romp in the park. Instead of the Holocaust." Now I mean - that is just, historically, so plain all-out incontrovertibly INCORRECT it barely deserves comment. I dont kow who it insults more - the (LONG pre Holocaust) dispossessed Palestinians, or the Zionist founders. And again - historially - it makes it sound that "Israel" just popped up one day, liek a flower, in a featureless idyll place...
It's alright to 'argue' or 'discourse' using a series of poses when youre a pop writer and it hurts no one - but it becomes shaneful when you are preening and posing on the corpses of others. (Israeli AND Palestnian/Lebanese. It doesnt seem to occur to her that such "pro" Israeli sentiments are a bit like being "pro" a wife beater jsut because, ah, you know, he *means well*, it just comes out wrong, but if you knew him like *I* do... etc. )
I actually gave up, finally, on JB, after a Guardian Weekend comment piece (ostensibly) about 'Israel/Palestine' - which ended up being aboout how Felicity Kendall went after Tom Stoppard beause he was such a big sexy Jew or something.
And the fact that she herself cannot perceive how such comments, in themselves, are actually profoundly anti-Semitic (of an order with 'i love black people - theyre such big dicked, hot dancin renogades!') , may be the saddest thing of all. How does Kendall feel, seeing her name in print, linked to such garbage? The complexity of life reduced to crass, sub-par hack stereotype?
The 'big dick thing' isnt coincidental, btw. In Julie's world the only Jews that count are big sexy Jewish men. I said something to her once about my last 2 or 3 girlfriends being Jewish - and her reply *really* wasn't Semite friendly, believe me.
(Likewise, the only good lesbian is a lipsstick lesbian, etc. ALl the rst are appalling hairy dungaree wearers.)
I *suspect* it's a father-figure thing, but when your idea of a "good" father figure is Joseph Stalin (that famed friend to Jews), or Ariel Sharon - there probably isnt enough good Jewish psycho-analysis in the world to help you out.
maybe burchill is actually polymorphously perverse. its pretty common, really. besides having (suffering from?) the faux-plath aspect of mythologising/fetishing her Big Invisible Daddy. she should fuck george galloway, she seems besotted with him. burchill strikes me as someone who would fuck a horse-fly if it gave her a scrap of attention - like morrissey if he was in possession of genitals.Post a Comment