02 March 2013

"All I can say is: anything worth doing is worth overdoing." Mick Jagger

Update: the whole Stones story is a spoof, after all. But a good one, I have to add.

The Rolling Stones have a sold out concert in Jerusalem on Israel Independence Day. They have come under great pressure from the BDS Movement (to dignify something as sluggish as this with a sense of motion) to cancel. Instead, the Stones decided to put a second concert on the following day. As Mick Jagger said in response to the pressure "anything worth doing is worth overdoing", which, you will have noticed, is the title of this piece.

The really good news is that "Tickets to both concerts have already sold out."

Can you sense the desperation when "BDS proponent Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb called the band’s decision “a huge mistake” and said “they stand to lose a lot of money as a result of showing solidarity with Zionism, because their most devoted fans also support boycotting Israel.”

I mean, these guys are long past the usual retiring age, and they're touring because they want to, not because they have to: they've had very good accountants when they were very big. And anyway, what's a Rabbi doing in BDS? Must be a "progressive".

The article's here.

By: Brian Goldfarb

From the editor (Wiki) on Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb:

Gottlieb led a Fellowship of Reconciliation delegation to Iran in 2008, thus becoming the first female rabbi to visit Iran in a public delegation since the 1979 Iranian revolution.
And here she is:

I can stand to remain boycotted...


SnoopyTheGoon said...

I wrote a brief piece of fiction - prompted by Australia's Max Brenner boycotts - on how IT is creeping up again, getting hold of the pivotal middle class. Don't know how well I get the point across, but I wanted to make the point.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thanks for the link, Robert, and I definitely consider your point made, and made well.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

First of all Lynn Gottlieb is NOT a rabbi. She is a self hating Jew, a woman (If you can call her one.) who would have pushed her fellow Jews into the gas chambers to save her own skin.

Second, the Stones sold out in 2 hours.

Have you noticed that the BDSers haven't given up their cellphones or computers. Both have chips and other components made and/or invented in Israel.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, officially she is a rabbi - at least as far as her congregation is concerned, which is not saying much, otherwise yeah - she is all that.

BDSers could stop washing as well, as far as I am concerned.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

" . . . their most devoted fans also support boycotting Israel"
How devoted can you be if you are dividing your devotion between Stones-fandom and BDS?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

It is known that there are men who are able to love two (or even more) women equally and boundlessly.

Anyway, the story fizzled a bit, remaining quite funny.