Sunday, December 29, 2013

You Anti Semites! Stop mocking Pajama Boy you H8ers!

Well I guess it was just a matter of time before the raaaaacism/antisemitism defense would be given:


Yeah, that explains it all:
The Jew is the Other is the Effeminate is the Liberal. He is the urbanite, the parasite, the usurer, the lawyer. His effeminacy corrupts the Volk or the Heartland or the real American values. He wouldn’t know how to drive a pick-up truck if it was on cruise control. And he definitely votes for Obama. 
Really, what’s “metrosexual” about Pajama Boy, anyway? The fact that he’s wearing pajamas? Drinking a hot beverage? No – it’s the way in which he so perfectly fits the Right’s image of the liberal Jewish girly-man. There’s a real “masculinity,” and then there’s whatever it is that Pajama Boy is embodying. (For the record, I have no idea whether Krupp is gay or straight. Neither do his haters.) 
Needless to say, in this brave new world of Eric Cantor and the Republican Jewish Coalition (whose executive director makes over half a mil – must be a real man), the Jewishness of Pajama Boy is conspicuously absent from the vitriol. But as soon as you see it, you can’t un-see it. Which makes you wonder what the Review’s Charles Cooke – in another line conspicuously omitted by the discussions of this issue – meant when he said “the advertising machine behind the Obama administration seems not to really know what normal human beings are like.” 
Normal human beings are gentiles. They spit or smoke tobacco, they speak plainly, and they are manly men who don’t wear pajamas, don’t raise their eyebrows, don’t support affordable healthcare, and definitely don’t flay their arms around like Woody Allen. Or Shylock. Real men. Not Jews. 
Whether or not the Pajama-Boy bashers are unconsciously anti-Semitic or not, I don’t know. Consciously, they are against everything “Judaism” stands for, at least as construed by its enemies: outsiderness, cosmopolitanism, liberalism, a progressive rather than nativist agenda, an opposition to the notion that there is one kind of “normal” person, a sympathy for the underdog and the immigrant as opposed to the successful and the privileged, and, yes, a rejection of a certain gendered, masculinist understanding of justice wherein the strong survive and the weak are trampled underfoot like the untermenschen they are.
Maybe they missed something here, but Republicans did not create the Pajama Boy meme, Democrats and the Obama Administration did that.  This is how Ethan Krupp describes himself.  

Update:
TOM: The fecundity factor and Obamacare...
TOM: "Pajama Boy" as Rorshach inkblot test... 
Jay Michaelson tells us very little about conservatives who made fun of a silly ad, but tells us an awful lot about the strange ideas that swirl around inside Jay Michaelson’s deranged mind.
Ed Driscoll: We have no morals, and we will attack you...
Legal Insurrection: The neutralization of males...
Wombat:  Has links from Blackmailers Don't Shoot: Pajama Boy Unchained and The Conservative Commune/Necropolitan Sentinel: Pajama Boy Through History

7 comments:

  1. Krupp?

    Weren't the Krupps big Nazi supporters?

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  2. To be fair, who doesn't see holiday lights in the background of a pic at Christmastime and immediately think "Jew"?

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  3. The only reason Pajama Boy wouldn't marry Julia and settle down to a lifetime of government co-dependency is that one's a male and the other's a female, and they'd both be uncomfortable with such a "traditional" arrangement. People might take them for Republicans or something.

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  4. Speaking as a Jew, I heartily approve of anyone at all mocking the pajama boy, or any other meshugga fagela who promotes Obamacare.

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