Apr 23, 2009

Kike Like Me


A serious problem that plagues many documentaries is that the “filmmaker” often looks to put themselves at the center of the “film.” What would a Michael Moore “documentary” be without slob Michael Moore? Moore certainly seems to think that his jokes and childish insights are more important to his films than his subjects. It seems that Michael Moore’s popularity and white liberal “charisma” has inspired other documentary filmmakers to put themselves at the center of their documentaries. I recently had the misfortune of watching Kike Like Me, a documentary that seems to have been made purely so that the maker of the film, Jamie Kastner, could have an outlet for allowing himself to be seen by the world as he complains for just under 90 minutes.


According to Kike Like Me “filmmaker” Jamie Kastner, he decided to make a documentary because people often ask him if he’s Jewish. After all, white liberals believe “why should it matter?” if one is Jewish or any other creed as they live in a strictly “colorblind” world. Kastner was also influenced by Elia Kazan’s garbage film Gentleman’s Agreement, a film so repellent that I had to turn it off after watching 20 minutes as I started to feel sick. Gentleman’s Agreement follows a do-gooder Philo-Semite, played by Gregory Peck, as he pretends to be Jewish to expose how the typical European-American is racially prejudiced. Although Gregory Peck doesn’t look particularly Jewish, Kike Like Me director Jamie Kastner has the looks and the pantomimes to best as one of “god’s chosen.”


Jamie Kastner travels internationally in Kike Like Me asking a variety of people what they think of Jews. The first group of people that Kastner visits is the ultra-racist Lubavitcher in Brooklyn, New York. Once Kastner tells the Lubavitchers he’s Jewish, they immediately accept him as one of the tribe. Kastner seems to be slightly put-off by the warmness of these extremely religious Jews. Maybe Kastner doesn’t want people really thinking he’s Jewish? If the Lubavitchers believe he’s Jewish, than everyone is bound to think he’s Jewish.


In typical liberal “point your finger” fashion, Jamie Kastner spends most of Kike Like Me exposing irrational gentile anti-Semites. Whether it be an articulate British journalist or an Arab peasant, Kastner knows the right person to target to expose taboo Jew-hate. Jamie Kastner is welcomed into the home of Patrick J. Buchanan. Kastner attempts to get Buchanan to admit he is “anti-Semitic” because Buchanan mentioned the Jewishness of the Neo-CON movement in a paragraph he wrote. In the end, Buchanan shows his maturity while dealing with liberal agitators while Kastner looks like a weak asshole.


No documentary on Jew hate can be complete without a trip to famous tourist spot Auschwitz. During his trip, Jamie Kastner pretty much has a temper tantrum as he cannot deal with the horrors of Auschwitz. Though in a complete hipster costume, Kastner makes fun of teens at Auschwitz wearing hipster shoes. Kastner feels the tourists are having too much fun at the gas chambers and he cannot handle it. At the peak of Kastner’s womanish outburst, he leaves Auschwitz and proclaims the tourist sight should be blown up and with it the people that created (I assume he means Germans in general) it. What a kind, sensitive, and progressive guy.


So, is Jamie Kastner Jewish? At the end of Kike Like Me Jamie maturely let’s the audience know that he’s not telling. My guess is that he is a ½ Jew with a conflicted identity. In Kike Like Me Kastner admits that he attended at Catholic boarding school. Kastner has a blonde haired mother so I figure his father followed the recent trend of rich Jewish men hooking up with hot Aryan women and producing mischling children. Jamie Kastner seems like a warped individual with quite the confused identity. Although he condemns the Jew-haters (in a contrived and self-righteous manner), he doesn’t really seem to identify with the Jews other than being an “outsider.” After watching Kike Like Me, I kind of hope Jamie Kastner gets beat up and sodomized by a gang of ghetto Negroes. The documentary ultimately was aimless and merely a vehicle for Kastner to identify with a “victim.”


-Ty E

2 comments:

jervaise brooke hamster said...

the only people in the world i hate are the british and faggots, they are the real scum of the earth.

peregrine fforbes-hamilton said...

The only people in the world who should ever be sodomized are gorgeous sexy little 8 year-old girls.