In the movie Borat, there is a scene which is instructive and is simultaneously extremely humorous and alarmingly, well, alarming. It's where he's in Tucson Arizona at a redneck honky-tonk and sings "In Our Country There is Problem: Throw The Jew Down The Well" to a crowd of Americans who begin to enthusiastically clap and sing along with the chorus:
"Throw the Jew down the well, so my country can be free."
"You must grab him by his horns, then we have a big party."
I don't understand Antisemitism. Maybe someone can give me a good, logical argument to hate the Jewish people, but at this moment I don't get it. I get why Arabs and Muslims hate Jews. That's easy. But why would white or black Americans hate Jews? Jews are Caucasians. Sure, they killed Jesus, a Jew himself, but Westerners don't hold those kind of grudges for years like other ancient cultures do, and I sure wasn't taught Antisemitism in the churches I've attended.
I love that Borat scene, and the song itself from a musician's perspective, and it has always gnawed at me. I love that Sacha Baron Cohen is Jewish and exposes this kind of incipient hate. There was one episode in the TV version of Borat when he goes to a Texas exotic animal hunting ranch where the septuagenarian rancher essentially agrees it would fun to hunt down and kill Jews on his ranch, if that sort of thing were allowed in the US.
The main underpinnings I can come up with for most of this Antisemitic hate among white America is simply ingrained ignorance coming from several millennia of anti-Jew hatred. It's almost hereditary, these early-learned racism memes.
There is almost nothing more evil in the world than racism and ethnocentrism; I'd rank torture, rape, and murder just above it.
So, we decided to rewrite Borat's "In Our Country There is Problem" to address the root cause of major problems in the Western world today: Progressivism.
Progressivism and its closely associated incarnations Socialism, Communism, and Liberalism are racist, totalitarian ideologies threatening to crush human liberty. They hate Israeli Jews, suppress blacks, and use minorities and useful idiots to undermine the only real form of self-government which was methodically formed for the very purpose of protecting the inherent rights of individual humans.
There are a lot of misconceptions of what the Tea Party really is, and we want this song to help clear things up a little. The Conservative movement is in the midst of schism, and if we want to preserve America, it is time to change the way we think about America. We Conservatives and Libertarians have got to make our tent big and show who the really tolerant among us are; it's certainly not the modern Progressive movement.
In my opinion, Social Conservatives need to realize things have changed in America--and many of you have. They need to embrace this change, and by embracing it, I think they'll have a lot more success in achieving their goals in the long run, including helping guide America and America's leaders on the ethical and moral paths required among a Republic's citizen leadership.
So, here is our rewrite of the song. Lyrics follow. Like our other videos, the themes and images go by quickly; listen first then go back and hit pause as needed. Stay tuned at the end of the song for a neat outro and a few more thoughts on the what the Tea Party is and needs to be.
©2014 (Original music and Lyrics by Borat Sagdiyev.)