February 11, 2014, - 1:55 pm
As you probably know, legendary child star Shirley Temple Black died. Contrast her wholesomeness of yesteryear that is sadly so passe with that of child stars of today who are famous for being slobs and dressing like adult whores in pageants (see Honey Booboo) or getting pregnant (Teen Mom) or making porno tapes (Kardashians, Paris Hilton) or lifelong drunken stupors and drug addictions (Lindsay Lohan). Temple tried desperately to make it as an adult star and never caught on. But, unlike today’s former Disney stars (see Vanessa Hudgens, Britney Spears, etc.), she didn’t slut herself out to make things happen. That was then. Sadly, things are oh so different now. A lot of liberals are remembering Temple because she was allowed to sing and dance with a Black man, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, in many of her movies. But Shirley Temple was also an American patriot, who promoted War Bonds during World War II to help fund our war efforts.
When I was a kid, I used to watch old Shirley Temple movies they played on TV on Sunday mornings (but I never really got into that–wasn’t my kind of thing). I heard rumors from people in the Jewish community that Shirley Temple was, in later years, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. I can’t find anything showing that (if you can, please post in the comments or send it to me–unfortunately, people often believe if it’s not on the internet, it ain’t true, but that’s just ignorance). Temple was a UN Ambassador (and also U.S. Ambassador to Ghana) and did do LOTS of fundraising work for the VERY anti-Israel, anti-Semitic UNICEF, the organization that often funds and promotes anti-American, anti-Semitic Islamic propaganda and education for Muslim kids and has for years (along with UNRWA). For that, she bears responsibility–she knew what she was doing. She also shamelessly stood in line to visit Lenin’s tomb in Moscow in 1965, while many prisoners of conscience, including many Jews, were forced to suffer in the gulags and ghettos of Soviet Communism.
Shirley Temple Visits Jewish Senior Citizens (One of Whom is Named Michel Levit) During a Luncheon @ the Los Angeles Jewish Home on the Jewish Holiday of Purim in 1948
But I also note that in 1948, she visited Jews at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for a luncheon marking the Jewish holiday of Purim (see the photo above) and was at a reception for Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in 1969 (see photo below)hosted by Israeli diplomat Abba Eban in Manhattan (though that was when support for Israel was hip among everyone).
It should be noted that Shirley Temple was active in the Republican Party and supported our troops in the Vietnam War. That cost her in a primary against leftist, pro-Islamic-terrorist “Republican” Pete McCloskey, a scumbag and RINO (Republican In Name Only). But she was also in charge of Jimmy Carter’s Inauguration festivities. (That was after Carter ran to the right of Gerald Ford, however.)
In any event, I shall remember Shirley Temple as the talented child who gave wholesome cheer to Americans in a time when America was in bad economic straits in the Great Depression and at the dawn of World War II and who supported our efforts during the war. She was the most popular child star in American history and the least trashy. And she was so popular that some say she single-handedly rescued Fox Studios from economic ruin.
The Good Ship Lollipop has sailed for the last time.
Shirley Temple Black, Rest In Peace.
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