Award-winning Danish director Lars Von Trier tells reporters he sympathized with Hitler, thought Israel was “a pain” and was himself a Nazi.May 18, 2011
Of course I’m sure it would be illegal for me to call Lars a Nazi in court of law…. sadly I’m not being sarcastic here.
At the press conference for “Melancholia,” the director who won the Palme d’Or in 2000 was asked to expand on comments he made in an interview about his interest in the Nazi aesthetic.via jpost.com
“Then later on came (Jewish and Danish director) Susanne Bier and then suddenly I wasn’t so happy about being a Jew. No, that was a joke, sorry.” “But it turned out I was not a Jew but even if I’d been a Jew I would be kind of a second rate Jew because there is kind of a hierarchy in the Jewish population.” “But anyway, I really wanted to be a Jew and then I found out I was really a Nazi, you know, because my family was German … which also gave me some pleasure.” “Melancholia” star Kirsten Dunst looked uncomfortable as he made his remarks, which took reporters by surprise.
“What can I say? I understand Hitler. I think he did some wrong things, yes absolutely, but I can see him sitting in his bunker in the end.
“I think I understand the man. He’s not what you would call a good guy, but I understand much about him and I sympathize with him a little bit. But come on, I’m not for the Second World War, and I’m not against Jews.
“I am of course very much for Jews. No, not too much because Israel is a pain in the ass. But still, how can I get out of this sentence?” He expressed admiration for Nazi architect Albert Speer before ending another rambling sentence with: “OK, I’m a Nazi.” One reporter asked whether he could imagine making a movie that was even bigger in scale than “Melancholia.” “Yeah, that’s what we Nazis … we have a tendency to try to do things on a greater scale. Yeah, maybe you could persuade me.” He also muttered “the final solution with journalists.” As the press conference broke up, Dunst, who was no longer smiling, could be heard saying: “Oh Lars, that was intense.” Jewish groups were quick to criticize the director for his controversial remarks.
“Von Trier’s remarks serve as another reminder of the seeming comfort that anti-Semites feel expressing their prejudices in public gatherings,” said European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor in a press release. “We have seen too many examples of ‘respectable Antisemitism’ in Europe during the last year and Von Trier’s outburst is merely another example. There must be consequences for these types of racist tirades, or it will just continue and escalate.”
The American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants said in a statement: “Holocaust survivors condemn Von Trier’s repulsive comments as an insensitive exploitation of victims’ suffering for self-serving promotion and publicity.
“We cannot give a review of his film, but as a person Von Trier is a moral failure Meanwhile, Von Trier issued an apology for his comments on Wednesday evening.
“If I have hurt someone this morning by the words I said at the press conference, I sincerely apologize,” he was quoted by Reuters as saying. “I am not anti-Semitic or racially prejudiced in any way, nor am I a Nazi.”
Wow… Lars is as boring when he tried to make personal controversy as his films are. Amazing… I wasn’t even angry… this was just slow boring and drawn out
SS officer admits signing extermination order – sounds like a Palestinian justifying a political argument on facebookDecember 7, 2010
Bernhard Frank. Signed order calling to kill thousands of Jews, but it sounds like Hillary Clinton would make us sign a peace agreement with this guy.
Thousands of antisemitic attacks that are sweeping Europe, especially since immigration has brought into Europe a great influx of political Islamism. which is ready to join a common front with the neo-Nazis in their antisemitism, even when the far right is xenophobic. All the studies confirm, and the German police have made it a basic premise, that the neo-Nazi and Jihadist groups work together in the antisemitic field, with exponential results. One Jewish cemetery a week is vandalized, and grafitti and violence have increased from 36 to 183; synagogues are attacked; recently, in Hanover, at the international Fest in which everyone sang, from Afghans to Turks, a Jewish chorus barely escaped the mob’s murderous rage.
Antisemitic incidents in the world in 2009 reached the highest number since World War II: in 2009 there were 1129 violent attacks compared to 78 in 1989
and yes Rick is a Jew Hater, but so was Ted Turner!
Listen to Sanchez talk about Stewart, Jews and the media:
Ironically, the fact that Stewart is so liberal doomed Sanchez since if the high-level executives have any presumption it is that someone on the left could not possibly be racist or bigoted.
Ironically, too, Sanchez is really expressing resentment against an elite that he thinks, not without reason, considers itself to be superior to everyone else. But that isn’t because such people are sometimes Jewish but because they went to prestigious universities, dress and think in a certain way, and so on.
Aside from the fact that he is incompetent, Sanchez does get—and distort—a glimmer of the truth. There is a ruling class in America today but not the fat, top-hatted capitalists of yesteryear but the smug upper middle class controllers of academia, media, non-profit corporations, and government agencies.
When you hear the word “program” these people will be there managing enterprises supposedly to help the poor or feed the hungry while pulling down big salaries, spending the American public’s money, and often doing little good for the aforementioned “good cause.”
As a typical left-leaning media guy, however, Sanchez cannot say that, so instead he grasps onto a once-rightist idea that the Jews are the enemy. Politics has come full circle. The left is the locus of our contemporary Marie Antoinettes who jeer, “Let them eat carrots!” and of those who use antisemitic concepts
ORIGINAL POST: CNN’s Rick Sanchez made controversial comments on a Sirius radio show Thursday, calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and saying that CNN and the other networks are all run by Jewish people.
Discussing Stewart with radio host Pete Dominick, Sanchez said that the “Daily Show” host has a limited worldview, and called him a “bigot.”
The conversation began with Sanchez decrying “elite, Northeast establishment liberals” who “deep down, when they look at a guy like me, they see a guy automatically who belongs in the second tier, and not the top tier.
“I think to some extent Jon Stewart and [Stephen] Colbert are the same way. I think Jon Stewart’s a bigot,” he said. “I think he looks at the world through, his mom, who was a school teacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that. Great, I’m so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine.”
When asked who Stewart is bigoted against, Sanchez said “everybody else who’s not like him.”
Sanchez would eventually retract the “bigot” claim, settling instead on calling Stewart “prejudicial” and “uninformed.”
But he made a larger point when Dominick suggested that Stewart could understand being part of an oppressed minority group because he is Jewish.
Sanchez scoffed at the claim, snickering and suggesting that CNN and the rest of the media is run by Jewish people (from the “Stand Up with Pete Dominick” blog):
Very powerless people… [snickers] He’s such a minority, I mean, you know [sarcastically]… Please, what are you kidding? … I’m telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they — the people in this country who are Jewish — are an oppressed minority? Yeah. [sarcastically]
I was wondering how long it would take for people to say something.
do a youtube search on this guy and see some of the crap he said about Israel breaking a sieze fire… which turned out not to be true… but he never retracted it.
next to get her ass handed to her. Christine Amanpour… who already had to leave CNN… probably because the network ratings nose dived. people know hate when they hear it.
we may not always be able to prove it… but the audience isn’t as stupid as Rick thinks they are. That was why no one was watching.
The lesson here? you can pick on the Jews… but you can’t pick on Jon Stewart because he makes the Zionist bashers laugh. …not that Jon Stewart is a supporter of the free world.