Today\’s quote comes to us from bill nye, who touts himself as “Bill Nye, the science guy”
nye was on Bill Maher\’s Real Time with actor/director Rob Reiner, and the talk turned to whether Israel Jews should consider Israel a “home”.
Seems sort of a silly question, doesn\’t it? Wouldn\’t Catholics consider the Vatican a home? Wouldn\’t Muslims consider Mecca a home? Therefore wouldn\’t Jews consider the one and only Jewish homeland a home? You\’d think so
But then again you and I aren\’t science guys are we?
Here, pulled from Jack Coleman\’s blog at newsbusters.org, is a part of the “discussion”, if you care to call it that, between Maher, Reiner and nye leading to the Quote Of The Day:
MAHER:Speaking of which, you know, what about this anti-Semitism that\’sgoing on in Europe?
REINER: It\’s never gone away,that\’s the thing. You know, thousands and thousands of years we\’vehad anti-Semitism. It\’s been lowered, it comes back, we had it, youknow, obviously during the Second World War and then all of a suddenwe have Germany emerging very liberal and all that.
REINER:But this undercurrent of anti-Semitism has always been there. Justlike racism, it\’s always there and then it just bubbles up to thesurface every once in a while. And it\’s horrible now.
MAHER:Yeah, I mean, Netanyahu is asking European Jews to come to Israel and…
NYE (wryly): Come home to Israel — that\’s what he said,right?
MAHER:Well, I mean, he is the …
NYE (interrupting again): But younever, the people have never been there. They live, grew up inwhatever, in Germany or France.
MAHER: It\’s a shame that theyshould have to move, uh …
NYE: Well, they probably won\’teither, \’cause it\’s not their home, you know.
REINER:But you can understand it. There were German Jews that lived inGermany during the Second World War and that was their home. And, youknow, at a certain point, you know, if your life is in danger, youwant to go to someplace where you\’re going to be protected.
And what does nye say to this? Here\’s your answer:
NYE:So, what do you do about it? I think you get to know your neighbors.And it\’s gonna take, what, does it take a century, something likethat?
There you go. The holocaust, the decades of anti-Semitism in countries throughout Europe, is all because…..those damn Joooooz didn\’t get to know their neighbors. If only those damn Joooooz were more neighborly this all could have been avoided. They should just give it a century or so, and things will be much better. Honest.
I award bill nye Quote Of The Day honors for being either the dumbest, most obtuse “scientist” on the planet, a garden variety anti-Semitic horse\’s ass, or both.
Help me out: which of these choices is the good one?