March 11, 2020
I don’t think I follow the logic here.
Netflix just announced that the Academy Award-winning Maori-Jewish filmmaker Taika Waititi will write, direct and executive produce two series based on the work of author Roald Dahl for the streaming platform. The first is a series based on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and another focusing specifically on the Oompa-Loompas.
This was easily the best news of the week. It’s not just that Taika Waititi is an incredibly talented filmmaker. It’s not just that his trademark dark, quirky humor makes him a perfect fit for this project. It’s not just that Waititi’s work always manages to be moving and delightful.
No, what really makes this project exciting is that it would totally have pissed off Roald Dahl.
In case you weren’t aware, Roald Dahl was an anti-Semite. And not a subtle one. In a 1983 interview with the New Statesman, Dahl stated, and I quote, “There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity, maybe it’s a kind of lack of generosity towards non-Jews. I mean, there’s always a reason why anti-anything crops up anywhere; even a stinker like Hitler didn’t just pick on them for no reason.”
Oh, and in case you thought this was a one-time oops, he did clarify again with the Independent, just before his death in 1990, that he really, really hated Jews. In the interview, he describes himself as anti-Semitic, and states, “There aren’t any non-Jewish publishers anywhere, they control the media – jolly clever thing to do – that’s why the president of the United States has to sell all this stuff to Israel.”
Just so we’re clear: He was proud of it. He never apologized. He went to his grave believing that Jews control the media and that Hitler “didn’t just pick on them for no reason.”
It’s kind of hard to believe that Jews are still out there claiming “we don’t control the media.”
What is it even supposed to mean?
What media do they not control?
Fox was the only media not literally headed by a Jew, and they just sold all of their entertainment properties to Jewish Disney.
You could get pedantic and say something like “but the Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos, and he isn’t Jewish…”
But who is the Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Post?
Literally all media is run by Jews. It is just an outrageously false statement to say “Jews don’t control the media.” It’s like saying “the Chinese Communist Party is not controlled by Chinese people.”
To the point of a Jew producing a Roald Dahl series: yes, this is sad.
Dahl was a great man who brought happiness to children, so of course there is a desire to defile his legacy. That is the only reason why Jews would look at it as positive to have a Jew in charge of this project. Otherwise, they would just call for it to be banned, and the books burned, because he was evil.
Some of his other quotes on the Jews are interesting.
I am certainly anti-Israel, and I have become anti-Semitic.
That is from when he was in his 70s.
What would make a man “become anti-Semitic”?
Do the Jews have an explanation for what causes this evil in otherwise seemingly normal and intelligent people?
I have literally heard Jews say that the cause is “a mystery.”
And I think they probably believe that.
They cannot comprehend the idea that their behavior could have an effect on people’s view of them, because like women, they are incapable of grasping the concept that they could ever do anything wrong.
Roald Dahl’s books were some of the most influential on me when I was a small boy. His and C.S. Lewis’.
I don’t think anyone is asking for another version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory though, Jewish or otherwise.
The Tim Burton version with Johnny Depp actually made me want to literally die.
It is funny that Jews are so lacking in creativity that they have to mine the work of anti-Semites, and do remakes of the works of anti-Semites, because they just can’t come up with anything interesting themselves.
If I was going to make a Roald Dahl film, I would do The Twits.