20 August 2010

Norman Finkelstein - out of the closet finally

Norman Finkelstein's behavior doesn't present a big mystery. Of course, there are many who erroneously claim that he belongs to that funny and ill-defined sect called "self-hating Jews". I've always protested that definition, seriously wrong in most cases as it's wrong in Finkelstein's case - after all, is there something he hasn't done yet for self-aggrandizing and for self-love?

If Finkelstein suffers from surplus hate, it is directed at Israel. Visiting Lebanon as a celebrity guest of Hezballoons - it is quite an act of hate, you would agree. Although - even in this act our Finkelstein was quite focused on his own PR.

But now, I suggest, we may have found the problem of the character, whom I called some time ago "a pathetic individual that carries out some deep psychological trauma, expunged by academic community and living of the Holocaust memories in his own perverted way". We don't have to look further for the root cause of the trauma.

The discovery is related to the story about the decoy Jews in Amsterdam. It appears (thanks to Yitzchak Goodman aka Judeopundit) that Finkelstein stumbled upon an AP article on the subject. His response? Reposting the whole article without any comments, save the following headline:

Dutch police to undergo mandatory circumcision and will expose their traumatized “members” in public
Here is a snapshot of the relevant page from his site:

So, without further ado: this pointless (and not even approximately funny) headline is, in fact, a cry (or a wail if you will) of a tortured soul. This headline puts a finger on the sensitive or, rather, painful point. (Can a headline put a finger on something? Whatever, you know what I mean.)

Notice the "traumatized" in conjunction with "circumcision". A botched circumcision could get a man to a poor state of mind, for sure. One could understand that hate - of own's father who has chosen the mohel with a shaking hand, of his own people who persist in their habit of circumcising their young. Of the whole megillah, in short.

Yeah. It was a big mistake. Or should we call it a small mistake in this case? Whatever, and here is the result:

Finkelstein visiting a Hezbollah "freedom fighters" cemetery

Ehehe... A big schmuck with a small pipik, and this is the whole story? How sad indeed.


Yitzchak Goodman said...

He does this sort of thing all the time. Remember the story about an Israeli lawsuit against Al-Jazeera for helping Hizbullah? Norman Finkelstein's post title: "10 Israelis to sue Al-Jazeera for unflattering angle shots that accentuate their 'Semitic probosces'"

SnoopyTheGoon said...

So he hates his own proboscis too, it looks like ;)

Well, he has quite a distinguished schnozzle.

Dick Stanley said...

Oh, dear, and I thought his circumcision joke was merely mean to be funny. Only the shadow knows what evil lurks...

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Uhu... I can confirm that it lurks indeed.

Anonymous said...

I once speculated similarly about one of Finkelstein's friends:


They should form a club and name it something like: "nipped buds" or "truncated Jews", where they meet three times weekly and work on restoring their shorn foreskins. It will do a world of good to themselves and to the world.

Noga said...

I forgot to register my name for the previous comment. Sorry.

Noga said...

More Finkelstein's obsession with circumcision:


And another pathetic attempt at self-defeating humour:


Bhanu Tiwari said...

As soon as I found a link to this The End Of Nations editorial I thought that Simply Jews blog's viewers totally have to have a chance to read this: http://hubpages.com/hub/Global-Union-The-End-Of-Nations

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Unfortunately for all of us, this case is not about mere foreskin, Noga.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

No problem, I am still able to distinguish between Guest and Guest.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep, it clinches it. The man was cut cruelly and shortly.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

OK, OK, thanks.