Thursday, May 26, 2011

Schumer the shomer, or maybe he's a golem

A couple of days ago I saw a reference to NY Senator Chuck Schumer in an article in Mondoweiss. It was part of a story about the gathering of frauds, dimwitted ignoramuses, racists, and shills for corporate America that is otherwise known as a joint session of Congress.They cheered, did handstands and whooped it up for Bibi, their man in Jerusalem.

Among Netanyahu's worshipers was Senator Chuck Schumer. The Mondoweiss article related some remarks by Schumer while being interviewed on a Jewish radio program. He said “One of my roles, very important in the United States Senate, is to be a shomer [guard]—to be a... the shomer Yisrael [guard of Israel]. And I will continue to be that with every bone in my body."

Yes,every bone in Schomer Schumer's body is dedicated to protecting, aiding and abetting the "Jewish Only" state's stealing of land, ethnic cleansing and denial of human rights to the 5 million plus Palestinians under it's de facto rule.

He must be protecting something, somewhere, since he's not protecting the lives, standard of living, and democratic rights of his supposed constituents in New York or the USA. You can find Schumer on the side of Wall Street (his most important NY constituent), endless war, and the seamless Bush/Obama expansion of the National Security State that spies on its own citizens who exercise their right of free speech and assembly.

Is Schumer only a mere schomer or could he be a Golem?

A Golem, according to legend, was a medieval era giant robot that was created to protect the European Jewish Ghettos. According to the posting in Wikipedia (ok, sometimes it's actually an acceptable source...especially if you already know the answer):

"The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late 16th century chief rabbi of Prague...who reportedly created a golem to defend the Prague ghetto from anti-Semitic attacks[4] and pogroms. Depending on the version of the legend, the Jews in Prague were to be either expelled or killed under the rule of Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor. To protect the Jewish community, the rabbi constructed the Golem out of clay..., and brought it to life through rituals and Hebrew incantations. As this golem grew, it became increasingly violent, killing gentiles and spreading fear. A different story tells of a golem that fell in love, and when rejected, became the violent monster seen in most accounts. Some versions have the golem eventually turning on its creator or attacking other Jews.[4]"

Schumer the Schomer does have the outward appearance of a Golemesque, spastic, lurching Frankenstein's monster when he gets on TV to applaud every war crime committed by the Israeli Army. When he declaims on Israel he certainly seems to be in robotic lockstep with his fellow AIPAC money worshipers, from Michele Bachman to Jerald Nadler.

As for the Golem's growing increasingly violent as a rejected lover and even turning on those who created him...well, I'm sure Schumer the Shomer is blissfully ignorant of any unintended consequences.

Another Israel America's Golem?

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