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In an appearance on Bill Maher’s show last weekend, Bill Nye The Science Guy became Bill Nye The Religion Guy when he advised that European Jews should get to know their neighbors better.

Nye, Maher and Rob Reiner were discussing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s invitation to European Jews to move to Israel:

REINER: But you can understand it. There were German Jews that lived in Germany in the Second World War and that was their home. And you know at a certain point if your life is in danger you want to go someplace where you’re going to be protected.

NYE: So, what do you do about it? I think you get to know your neighbors. That’s going to take — does it take a century? Something like that?

So Nye thinks that if Jews engage in a century long neighborhood outreach program then, by golly, everything will be peachy.

All of this reminds me of this exchange in Blazing Saddles between Sheriff Bart and the Waco Kid played by Clevon Little and Gene Wilder, respectively:

SHERIFF BART: I’m rapidly becoming a big underground success in this town.

WACO KID: See? In another twenty-five years, you’ll be able to shake their hands in broad daylight.

Nye is discounting a millenium of history in which Jews have been expelled from various parts of Europe or otherwise ostracized on too many occasions to mention. Now throw in the Muslims into the mix and things really get dicey. Try walking around Paris with a yarmulke. This isn’t a question of outreach. For many Europeans, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, one Jew is one Jew too many.

Source: Spectator


  1. This is over two years old; you must have seen a rerun. I wrote about it here:

    Nye is an embarrassment.

  2. I don't see it as that. But I haven't seen the whole interview for context. I take it more that he felt the Jews could've seen it coming. Their situation wasn't one day freedom, next day Auschwitz. It was a slow degradation of living conditions, rules and state sponsored antisemitism that only the blind wouldn't have seen the end result.

    1. How many survivors did you discuss this with before coming to your completely unfounded opinion?

    2. Ddraig64, sounds like you're saying it was the Jews' fault they were murdered by the Nazis. Just too stupid to see it coming. And I think that was the Nazis' point. We get rid of the inferior ones to make way for the superior race. If you're too stupid to save your own life, you just don't deserve to live. Social Darwinism at its finest. Well done. What's more, would you say that's exactly Netanyahu's point? Jews, don't be blind to the world around you that wants to see you dead! Anti-Semitism is on the rise once again, and this time we have a place to go we can call home, though the anti-Semites of the world (disguised as "anti-Zionists") would have that taken from us too, leaving us with no defense. The Final Solution continues to lurk right over the horizon.


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