June 28, 2007, - 12:14 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
News that anti-Semitic Holocaust-belittler Spike Lee will direct the World War II comedy-drama, “Stalag 17,” on Broadway is disturbing.
Lee has a history of anti-White racism, anti-Semitism, and belittling what happened in the Holocaust. So, it seems a bit hypocritical that Lee would accept the position directing the play (upon which “Hogan’s Heroes” was loosely based)–and even more outrageous that producers would hire him. It’s as obtuse as casting anti-Semite Vanessa Redgrave in the Holocaust movie, “Julia.”
The 1951 play–about American prisoners of war written by former P.O.W.s, Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski–is scheduled to arrive on Broadway in spring of next year.
As I’ve written about Spike Lee:
When his “4 Little Girls” documentary–about White racists bombing a Black church in 1963–lost out to “The Long Way Home” for an Academy Award, Lee whined that it was a “Holocaust movie” (and also about the establishment of Israel) and accused the Academy of failing to give Blacks due recognition. We learned his true feelings about Jews when, in 1998, Lee complained to AP that Michael Jackson had to change blatantly anti-Semitic lyrics to a song and apologize to Jews. He “was crucified!” Lee snorted. . . .
Spike Lee’s agenda . . . is an agenda with which we are all too familiar:
* 1990’s “Mo’ Better Blues,” in which Jews are evil, unsympathetic, racist stereotypes.
* 2002’s “Bamboozled”–Ditto.
* 1996’s “Get on the Bus”–Ditto, again. It celebrates Lee’s hero, racist loon Louis Farrakhan and his Million–or is that 300,000–Man March. A Jewish bus driver, who refuses to continue to drive because of Farrakhan’s blatant anti-Semitism, is the movie’s villain for doing so.
* And don’t forget “Malcolm X” (1992), which justifies the Black Islamic leader’s hatred of Whites and Jews.
About the only Lee film that isn’t “political” is his big 1999 dud, “Summer of Sam.” But even that is about Lee’s favorite kind of serial killer, a Jewish one.
Whites are frequent targets of Spike Lee, and this film is no exception. They are all racist wannabe slave owners and would own slaves, today, if allowed.
Incredibly (but actually not such a surprise), the New York Times seems to have forgotten all that and didn’t mention it in the announcement. Instead, the paper quotes Lee as saying he won’t cast rappers in the play:
50 Cent’s not going to be in this one.
Well, thank Heaven for small favors. If only Stalag 17 producers would “Do the Right Thing” and not have hired this professional racist punk.
Hiring Spike Lee to direct a World War II play is a slap in the face to all Americans who fought in that war, and all those–American and allied soldiers, and 11 million Holocaust victims– who died fighting in it.
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