I mentioned back in this blog’s first year of operation that the vicious little (Estonian/Canadian) antiglobalization jackasses running the Canadian leftist magazine Adbusters did an article in 2004 with the whining title “Why Won’t Anyone Say They Are Jewish?” which simply listed about fifty prominent neoconservatives with a little mark next to the ones the magazine believed to be Jewish, accompanied by a disingenuous explanation that the editors aren’t anti-Semites, just keen to raise the question — as if it’d never come up — of whether these neocons might be biased in favor of Israel because of their heritage.
The article also implied that this neocon cabal was controlling U.S. foreign policy, of course, so I was amused to see my friend Ellen Bork on the list. I’m not saying she’s unimportant — she works with William Kristol and all — but I’d seen her not too long before that pounding the pavement back when she was in New York and complaining that she had no job (and she’s not technically Jewish, as I recall, but we’ll leave that aside). Now she was reportedly deciding the destiny of nations.
Well, today this mighty Elder of Zion mass-e-mails that you can now follow her on Twitter, not on @ControllingTheWorld, interestingly, but on @MattressShame. Apparently, Mattress Warehouse has sent her three defective mattresses in a row, and she’s not taking it lying down, raising awareness of their shoddy craftsmanship and possibly even picketing their offices, she says.
Stay on the case, Adbusters! What will be her next target after this mighty struggle against Mattress Warehouse? Iran? Syria?? If she proves capable of defeating Mattress Warehouse, I’d say no force on Earth can stop her. I also say good luck, Ellen. When we begin the rebuilding of the Middle East, we will need quality mattresses. We need to win their backs and necks, not simply defeat their troops.
I may well start doing this Twitter thing myself very soon, what with people’s attention spans getting shorter and me becoming so multimedia over the next several months. Perhaps the war on Mattress Warehouse should be an example for me of how to shape this new medium, in the way the first Gulf War was for cable news and the Iraq War was for bloggers. Even out of this sorrow and struggle, something good might come, I’m thinking?