CELEBWATCH: Sarah Silverman “Shaken” By American Flag

“Dude, nationalism is innately terrifying for Jews. Think about it: flags, marching, blind allegiance”

Jack Reidy
May 12, 2018 · 3 min read
Silverman introduces Senator Al Franken at the Democratic National Convention a year before sexual assault complaints come out about Franken (Wikimedia Commons)

* This is a reposted article from December 2017 *

Back in December, Sarah Silverman embarrassed herself on her pretentious Hulu series I Love You America. For those lucky enough to avoid Silverman’s exploits, the show is her extremely condescending attempt to “bring people together”, the first episode of which consists of her going out to a red state, filming herself talking with rednecks and snickering at them with her audience afterwards.

On her latest episode she tells a harrowing tale;

“I had a boyfriend many years ago, he was my first boyfriend who had his own house, and one day I went outside to see what he was doing, and he was hoisting an American flag up the flagpole in his front yard. And I instantly felt very weird. It didn’t make sense, but I felt this feeling of like, um, I felt scared — yeah, I felt scared. So I was like, ‘Uh, what are you doing?’ and he said, ‘Raising the flag,’ and I was like, ‘Why?’ and he’s like, ‘Um, because I love America?’ and I was like, ‘Right, right, of course.’ But inside I was shaken.”

Uhhhhhhhhh what?

It doesn’t end there;

“And then I calmly walked to my car and I got inside and I called my sister Susie to tell her what happened. Now, maybe you’re thinking, ‘What do you mean what happened? Nothing happened, your boyfriend put an American flag up at his own house.’ No, you’re totally right, I had no idea why I was freaking out. I just — I had this very visceral reaction and my sister, who knows shit because she’s a rabbi in Israel, explained to me, she was like, ‘Dude, nationalism is innately terrifying for Jews. Think about it: flags, marching, blind allegiance? These things tend to ring a bell for us.’ Right. Of course. Duh. It made sense.”

Boy, what it must be like to be so indoctrinated with leftism that you think hoisting a flag on your property because you’re proud of America is comparable to Nazism. You can safely file this one under ‘reasons Trump won’.


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