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i agree, the website rocks, the show exhausts...and does not work.....and ....Most of the jokes are funny and LOL humorous. But some of the jokesare part of Jewish selfhatred and stereotyping even by Jews themselvesand these off-color selfhating jokes should be, IMHO, taken out of theother funny play. These bad jokes are mostly New York City Jewishselfloathing jokes and do not speak to Jews or non-Jews in the rest ofthe world. Be careful what you put out there, the Neo Nazis arewatching and posting on their sites. Example - Another one: “Why don’tJewish mothers drink? They don’t want to dull the pain.” Many willrecognize these jokes (the drink joke sometimes ends with the inferior“Alcohol interferes with their suffering”), NOT ALL JEWISH MOTHERSSUFFER LIKE THE OLD STEREOTYPE AND THIS IS MERELY NYC HUMOR. GET RIDOF THAT JOKE. it's anti woman and antisemitic in fact. Jewish mothersare wonderful and the suffering stereotype is from LONG AGo. not now.and this joke -- The section “Business and Money” includes some shtickabout an ill-advised marketing campaign featuring Jesus on the crosswith the slogan, “They used Levenson’s nails.” And “Assimilation”features an excellent gag in which two Jews pass a Roman Catholicchurch advertising to pay converts $50. One man goes in and when heexits after 20 minutes, his friend asks if he got his money. “Is thatall you people think about?” he responds. THIS IS ALSO SELF LOATHINGAND ANTISEMITIC. why put it in the show?
The Silverman Manifesto (2012)By Silverman EverymanEnough of this self loathing and self hating! Enough of Jewsthemselves denigrating themselves in public showsof comedy or books! Enough of dysfunctional familiesand ghetto Jews from the past! We are now living in 2012and we are no longer dysfunctional people nor do we livein dysfunctional families anymore and Jewish mother jokesand Jewish Princess jokes and distasteful Joan Rivers' AnneFrank jokes should be thrown out the window. The Bronx and Brooklynghettoes are things of the past. Wake up, fellow Jews and castoff your self loathing and self hatred with these terrible jokesabout dysfunctional mothers and weak fathers and antisemitic tropesthat are sometimes even worse than Shakespeare's Merchant of Veniceschtick! Wake up, people!We are a normal people now, successful, middle-class, no longer in theNew York City ghettoes where much of the old sick humor came from.Sure, in the 1930s, those jokes had a purpose. Sure, in the 1950s,after the war, maybe some of those jokes still had a purpose. But now,in 2012, they have no purpose! Those jokes should be retired and youknow exactly what jokes I am talking about!We don't live in dysfunctional families anymore and we have successstories all around, in an entirely new and loving way. It's time for Jewsin America to wake up and smell the new air of happiness and life.It's time to stop the self loathing and self hating Catskills and BorschtBelt jokes of the 1950s and celebrate the joyful reality of 2012.Stand up and createa new kind of warm, life enhancing and positive humor that goes beyondthe old stereotypes of yore. Rise up and rejoice, O Jews of America,you have nothing to lose but your long-suffering neuroses. We are no longer aneurotic people. Stop the Jewish mother jokes, stop the JAP jokes, stopthe sick Anne Frank jokes (and books!), stop the dysfunctional family jokes,stop the victimization. We are no longer victims. We have made it. Wake upand celebrate success, joy, happiness, normalness.Enough already. We are normal. We have arrived. Leave the past alone. Whereit belongs. Stop the Jews are cheap jokes; some of the most philanthropicpeople on Earth are American Jews: they build hospitals, museums, fundscientific research, professorships,educational initiatives. Focus on the good and the positive; leave thepast where it belongs: in the past!Wake up and smell the sunshine. We don't all live in the Bronx orBrooklyn anymore, or Queensor Beverly Hills. American Jews must evolve. Be nice, all ye who arecomedians and humorwriters. Respect yourselves. Respect what we have become now in 2012.Stop the old, out-datedstereotypes. We can write a new chapter in American Jewish history inthe creative artsof comedy and film and literature and it does not have to be Portnoy'sComplaint anymore.Nor does it have to be Old Jews Telling Jokes off-Broadway anymore.Mirror the present,stop mirroring the dysfunctional ghetto past. Get past the past!Embrace the now!
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