Remember, the easiest answer is that the Jews did it. I mean, if Osama bin Laden is part of a Jewish world conspiracy, why couldn’t “Tom and Jerry” be?
To clarify for this Iranian scholar—Hasan Bolkhari, a cultural adviser to the Iranian Education Ministry—who can’t even base his anti-Semitic theories on basic facts, “Tom and Jerry” was not a product of the “Jewish Walt Disney Company.” As anyone who has ever watched the show knows, that crazy cat-and-mouse duo was the product of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the same folks who brought us “The Flinstones,” “Scooby-Doo” and those great agents of Satan, “The Smurfs.” Hanna-Barbera was in cahoots on this one with MGM—and there’s no question about the Jewishness of that studio.
Oh. Maybe Bolkhari’s got a point ...
Hardly. His laughable logic is after the jump:
“If you study European history, you will see who was the main power in hoarding money and wealth in the 19th century,” Bolkhari says. “In most cases, it is the Jews. Perhaps that was one of the reasons which caused Hitler to begin the anti-Semitic trend, and then the extensive propaganda about the crematoria began. ... Some of this is true. We do not deny all of it.
“Watch ‘Schindler’s List.’ Every Jew was forced to wear yellow star on his clothing. The Jews were degraded and termed ‘dirty mice.’ ‘Tom and Jerry’ was made in order to change the Europeans’ perception of mice. One of terms used was ‘dirty mice.’
“It should be noted that mice are very cunning ... and dirty.”