Respectful Insolence

Tom and Jerry: A nefarious Jewish plot

You can’t make stuff like this up. You really can’t.

Did you know that Tom and Jerry are in reality a clever secret nefarious plot by the Jews?

That’s what Professor Hassan Bolkhari, who teaches philosophy of art at Tabatabaei and Al-Zahra Universities in Iran and is a member of the Film Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran and a cultural advisor to the Iranian Education Ministry, asserts (if you understand the language, feel free to check out the original video here):

There is a cartoon that children like. They like it very much, and so do adults – Tom and Jerry.

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Some say that this creation by Walt Disney [sic] will be remembered forever. The Jewish Walt Disney Company gained international fame with this cartoon. It is still shown throughout the world. This cartoon maintains its status because of the cute antics of the cat and mouse – especially the mouse.

Some say that the main reason for making this very appealing cartoon was to erase a certain derogatory term that was prevalent in Europe.”

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If you study European history, you will see who was the main power in hoarding money and wealth, in the 19th century. In most cases, it is the Jews. Perhaps that was one of the reasons which caused Hitler to begin the antisemitic trend, and then the extensive propaganda about the crematoria began… Some of this is true. We do not deny all of it.

Watch Schindler’s List. Every Jew was forced to wear yellow star on his clothing. The Jews were degraded and termed ‘dirty mice.’ Tom and Jerry was made in order to change the Europeans’ perception of mice. One of terms used was ‘dirty mice.’

I’d like to tell you that… It should be noted that mice are very cunning…and dirty.”

So what did those eeeeviilll Jooos do about it?

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Easy, they invented Tom and Jerry:

Tom and Jerry was made in order to display the exact opposite image. If you happen to watch this cartoon tomorrow, bear in mind the points I have just raised, and watch it from this perspective. The mouse is very clever and smart. Everything he does is so cute. He kicks the poor cat’s ass. Yet this cruelty does not make you despise the mouse. He looks so nice, and he is so clever… This is exactly why some say it was meant to erase this image of mice from the minds of European children, and to show that the mouse is not dirty and has these traits. Unfortunately, we have many such cases in Hollywood shows.”

What, no Mickey Mouse?

If I ran Disney, I’d write a letter to Professor Bolkhari asking him why he left out Mickey! Mickey Mouse is far more emblematic of Disney than Tom and Jerry, which, I would sarcastically inform the good Professor, was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. (I have no idea if Bill Hanna or Joe Barbera were Jewish.) After all, what do you think of when you think of Disney (besides huge overpriced regimented theme parks)? Why, the Mouse, of course!

Yes, it’s easy to make fun of this ignorant twit and his anti-Semitic blather, but remember that a lot of people in Muslim countries don’t think concepts like this are in the least bit ridiculous. The myth of Der ewige Jude lives on in Iran. This is what we’re up against as secular democracies.

Hat tip to Albrecht Kolthoff. (No, I don’t read German, but got tipped off to this via e-mail.)

Comments

  1. #1 Corkscrew
    February 25, 2006

    What the flaming Nora…

    Did they miss the bit where Walt Disney was a Nazi sympathist? Or where the plucky mouse’s name is the same as a common slang word for “German”?

  2. #2 Joe
    February 25, 2006

    Tom and Jerry was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon…

  3. #3 Orac
    February 25, 2006

    You know, that’s what I thought too. I should have looked it up before finishing. Mea culpa.

    In fact, that’s a snarky comment I can’t resist; so I altered the post to include that information!

    Thanks.

  4. #4 pough
    February 25, 2006

    No shit Mickey’s more emblematic of Disney! Tom and Jerry are MGM. At least they were until the early 70s – I’m not sure what ownership has been after that. Likely never Disney, though. (Apparently Turner/Warner or something.)

    BTW, isn’t “Jerry” a slang term for a German soldier?

  5. #5 pough
    February 25, 2006
  6. #6 kapitano
    February 25, 2006

    ‘A Jerry’ was indeed WW2 slang for ‘A German, especially a german soldier’. But ‘Tommy’ (or ‘Tommy Atkins’) was WW2 British slang for a British soldier.

    So Tom & Jerry is really about the germans outwitting the british. Clearly anglophobe nazi propaganda, not jewish at all.

    Either that or it’s a kids cartoon about a mouse hitting a cat with a frying pan.

  7. #7 cmk
    February 25, 2006

    pough is right! I was reading that thinking “what does Tom and Jerry have to do with Walt Disney?” That’s like saying Daffy Duck has something to do with Walt Disney.
    Man – If your going to pretend to be a scholar at least get some facts straight.

  8. #8 coturnix
    February 25, 2006

    Hey, if they can make Pokemon illegal because it is a plot by that famous Jew Charles Darwin to indoctrinate kids into evolution (which is really metamorphosis), than nothing surprises me any more.

  9. #9 mtraven
    February 26, 2006

    It just gets more and more blatant — “Fievel Mousekewitz“, yet.

  10. #10 Joseph Hertzlinger
    February 26, 2006

    The claim that Disney was a Nazi sympathizer is completely bogus. He was clearly part of the Zionist conspiracy ever since he considered making an animated film based on “Anthem” by the Soviet-trained Jewess Ayn Rand. He was willing to cooperate with other non-Aryans as well. In “Fantasia,” the animation of second movement of Beethoven’s 6th symphony (ending in a love-in) includes black centaurs which — as part of a proof they are African — have zebra lower bodies.

  11. #11 Anna in Cairo
    February 26, 2006

    Funny that they think it was Disney. If you watch it (and it is very popular in the Middle East, and broadcast on the Arabsat kids’ cartoon channels every evening, and my teenagers still enjoy watching it) it has an MGM opening thing with the lion roaring and turning into Tom. I used to think it was Hanna Barbera and got confused when I noticed that. It sure is stylistically different than the otehr Hanna Barbera ones.

    The idea that they’d name the mouse “Jerry” if he were supposed to represent Jews (as someone upthread pointed out “Jerry” was a slang term for “German” not for “Jew”) is pretty funny.

    This guy sounds completely unhinged. It is scary to think he teaches college.

    If he has to attack Tom and Jerry for any sort of nefarious plot, at least it would be fairly easy to accuse them of racism because of the stereotypical black female character who either owns, or takes care of, the house that they live in.

  12. #12 Porlock Junior
    February 26, 2006

    How we know that this is not the work of a satirist trying to pawn off on a fictitious Iranian loonie the nuttiest protocol of the elders of zion that he can think up:

    There cannot be a satirist on the planet who could write a piece on how Jerry represents the Jews and is an attempt to make them look better, without citing the real absolute clincher —

    which this all too real bozo obviously has never heard of over in Tehran —

    Maus!

  13. #13 EoR
    February 26, 2006

    Are you aware of the graphic novel Maus?
    Mice as Jews, cats as Germans (and dogs as Americans and pigs as Poles).

  14. #14 Orac
    February 26, 2006

    Apparently the good Professor is not into graphic novels, just cartoons.

  15. #15 ebohlman
    February 26, 2006

    It’s long been observed that fanatics are completely lacking in a sense of humor. I’d like to conjecture that this lack is actually a cause rather than effect of the fanaticism. Our sense of humor basically works by recognizing absurdities, and I suspect its primary function is to steer us away from nonsensical patterns of ideation, patterns which even perfectly mentally healthy people can fall into in the absence of feedback (see, for example, the wild stories of Satanic Ritual Abuse from the 80s, or many altie belief systems). If you can’t find a cartoon to be ha-ha funny, you’re not going to be able to recognize when you start saying things that are woo-woo funny.

  16. #16 Mialexa
    February 28, 2006

    This is a troublesome development. I heard an interview with someone kidnapped by Muslim insurgents/terrorists/criminals and he said that the kidnappers were such strict Muslims that they counldn’t watch any TV shows that had women in them. My suspicion about that is of course that all the fanatical clerics are gay and want to keep those young fanatical recruits to themselves. Anyway, he said that his captors could only watch, of all things, Tom and Jerry cartoons!!! So, you see, now these guys are really screwed. What to watch, what to watch. Here they were thinking it was ok to partake of the innocent cartoon mouse and cat and all along they were being manipulated by the evil Jooooossss. Just goes to show you never can tell!

  17. #17 sams3s
    March 1, 2006

    just letting you know, these “professors” are all gov’t agents who have been systematically swapped in for the poor bastards who actually knew what they were talking about.

    also i wouldn’t infer anything about the quality of teachers in science and math in the Iranian universities that’s about the only real learning taking place over there. this article is about being upset over the banana and condom lesson in gym class.

  18. #18 Ray
    August 8, 2007

    Tom is the name of a cat just like William is ex-president Clinton’s name. Jerry is the name of a mouse just like Eric is singer Clapton’s first name.

    There is no conspiracy. Those who promote the idea of a conspiracy are in fact, the very ones who are seeking to make profit off the notion. Profit monetarily or simply gain an ego boost (or enjoy the power-trip) one gains by influencing the thoughts and suspicions of others.

    Has it crossed your mind that the majority of the world is good. That most things do not have a hidden agenda.

    That just maybe, we can enjoy the antics and laughter of characters like Tom and Jerry for the sole purpose of seeing the humor. My children certainly do not think “Jew” or “German” when watching Tom and Jerry,—— I did not ever think it when I was a child. I consulted with my Mom and Dad and with my Grandparents. They have all seen the Tom and Jerry cartoons and have never had an inkling of thought cross their mind about Jews or Germans.

    I challenge everyone who has read the crap posted about the “Tom and Jerry” conspiracy theory to check with everyone you ever knew who has seen Tom and Jerry —- and see if the cartoon ever made them think of Jews and Germans.

    I am sure they did not. —– If it is true that Tom and Jerry was a Jewish Conspiracy, then it was a dumb conspiracy because nobody we ever knew has thought about Jews and Germans not one way nor another while watching the cartoon. So then it would be a conspiracy that did not work.

    Or may it was just a cartoon that filled our hearts with laughter and brought our families closer together.

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