Smurfs: Cute Little Blue Creatures Or Jew-hating Misogynistic Communists?

* A version of this article has been re-written and published in The Forward.

As a youngster growing up in Israel, the Smurfs rocked my world. I watched every episode, read every book, bought every little figurine and spent my days drawing Smurfs on my notebook. I loved the Smurfs so much that I quite my Karate class because of scheduling conflicts.

This month the Smurfs are celebrating a 50-year anniversary. The cartoon, which was the brainchild of Pierre Culliford (better known as Peyo), began in 1958 as a comic in the Belgium magazine Le Journal de Spirou. It was adopted into a cartoon in the United Stated in 1981, and inserted into NBC’s Saturday Morning Lineup where it successfully stayed for eight seasons. Internationally, the Smurfs established itself as one of the most successful and beloved cartoons in television history.

In honor of their 50-year anniversary, I decided to re-visit my little blue friends. I was happy to see that the show still contained its magic: From its opening music, enchanting illustrations, and feel-good uplifting lessons, the Smurfs did not disappoint.

However, watching this show with grown-up eyes has yielded some unexpected surprises.

Surprise number 1: The Smurf’s village is a kibbutz.

In the Smurfs’ collective, every-body works, there is no alienation and exploitation, and the means of production seem to be in the hand of the workers. All the Smurfs look the same – white clothes, and hat – and live in the same mushroom-shaped houses (a classic example of communist architecture). The only exception is Papa Smurf – but he wears a Marx-like white beard and is dressed in red! Like the socialist use of the term “comrade”, in the Smurf’s universe everybody is recognized by the same title “Smurf”: Handy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Jokey Smurf, and Papa Smurf.

Fittingly, there is no religion in the world of the Smurf. Nor is there a “Rabbi Smurf” either. This is in line with the communist’s rejection of religion as an illusionary by-product of economic exploitation. In a world without exploitation there was no need for religion to function as an existential palliative. If there is anything that actually resembles religion it is a vague type of naturalism – led by figures such as “father Time’ and “Mother Earth”.

The enemy of the Smurfs is the evil wizard Gargamel. Within this communist allegory he clearly represents the greedy capitalist. This is further strengthened by the fact that he wants to capture the Smurfs and turn them into gold. Likewise, his cat Azriel, who symbolizes the capitalist “fat cat”, is obsessed with capturing and devouring the little blue workers.

The irony of the Smurfs as a communist narrative was that while capital did not exist in the Smurfs’ economy, the show was one of the most lucrative cartoons in history. According to Time magazine, aside from its success as a cartoon, the show managed to sell over 300 million Smurf figurines, and market its brand name to over 3,000 products (including Coca-Cola and McDonalds.)

Surprise number 2: Creator of the Smurfs was a Misogynist.

It doesn’t take much imagination to recognize Peyo’s disdain for women. After all, his original utopia was made up exclusively of male figures, and the one figure that he did eventually create, Smurfette, did not embody the best qualities young girls ought to aspire to. (Note: two other female figures were added toward the end of the show).

While it is not clear how the Smurfs were created in the first place (apparently not through biological procreation), we do know that Smurfette was manufactured by the evil villain Gargamel. In the episode of her inception, Gargamel concocted Smurfette for the purpose of bringing disorder, envy, and jealousy to the communist haven: “A ruthless curse that will make them beg for mercy.” Smurfette’s ingredients were as follows:

Sugar and spice but nothing nice…A dram of crocodile tears…A peck of bird brain…The tip of an adder’s tongue…Half a pack of lies, white, of course…The slyness of a cat…The vanity of a peacock…The chatter of a magpie…The guile of a vixen and the disposition of a shrew…And of course the hardest stone for her heart….

In using the motif of woman as seductive agent of discord, Peyo was recycling an old story. In the Bible it is Eve, the first woman, who tempts Adam and brings about the fall of humankind. Likewise in the Greek myth of Pandora, Zeus orders the creation of the first woman as a punishment for mankind’s hubris (punished for accepting the gift of fire from Prometheus). Pandora is made up of such qualities as “a shameful mind and deceitful nature” and it is through her and her box that great evils are unleashed onto the world.

Like Eve and Pandora, Smurfette tries to bring about the downfall of the Smurfs, but unlike her mythological predecessors she fails to do so. In the end, Smurfette is transformed by the goodness and generosity of the creatures she tries to destroy. Her transformation is semi-complete when Papa Smurf magically turns her hair from black and stringy to blond and wavy. However, she only becomes a true Smurf when she commits an altruistic act and saves the Smurfs from Gargamel’s trap. From then onwards (despite moments of bravery), her character, whose special feature/function seems to be her beauty, becomes the ditsy object of desire of every Smurf in the village.

A final insight into the nature of Smurfette comes to us form a biography of Peyo. In it, his translator tells a story of how the animator sold the character of Smurfette to NBC.

Peyo began by saying that she was “very feminine.” They asked him to be more specific, so he went on to say: “She is pretty, blonde, she has all the characteristics of women…” Knowing the feminist spirit in the U.S.A., I diplomatically translated this as “all the qualities.” I was banking on the fact that Peyo did not understand what I was saying (in English) and the others did not understand what he was trying to say. So naturally they asked him to expand. So he kept on going with: “She seduces, she uses trickery rather than force to get results. She is incapable of telling a joke without blowing the punch line. She is a blabbermouth but only makes superficial comments. She is constantly creating enormous problems for the Smurfs but always manages to blame it on someone else.

Surprise number 3: Gargamel was the anti-Semitic caricature of the Jew.

Looking at the image and symbol of Gargamel it is apparent that the Smurfs invested their villain with anti-Semitic stereotypes from both the Christian and Communist traditions.

First off, the names Gargamel and his cat Azriel, sound a lot like Hebrew. In fact, Azriel’s name in Hebrew actually means “God will help” (it is interesting to note that in Israel he was simply called “Hathattol” which means something like “caty”). In both Jewish and Muslim tradition, Azriel is the name of the angel of death. In addition, Gargamel’s Godfather was named, Balthazar (another version of God will help – albeit the God “Baal”).

Second, Gargamel looked like the stereotypical image of the Jew. He is old, bolding with unkempt hair, big-nosed, hump-backed, and wears raggedy black clothes. The only thing that Gargamel is missing is a beard and kippah. He is, in short, in the tradition of Charles Dickens’ Fagin, a classic example of the ugly old Jew.

Third, Gargamel is a miserly, two-faced, and diabolic sorcerer who obsessively plots against the Smurfs, and uses his magic powers to capture them so that he can either eat them or turn them into gold.

Gargamel’s personality and occupation are in line with the medieval Christian belief that the Jews possessed malevolent magical powers (originating in the New Testament assertion that the Jews were children of the devil), and that they would employ those powers in order to capture Christians and use their blood for ritualistic food. Similarly, Gargamel’s desire to turn the Smurfs into Gold is in accord with the Communist belief that the Jewish capitalists (whose God was money) sought to exploit the worker.

Finally, the size of Gargamel’s body in comparison to the Smurfs (who stand at three apples high) also adds to his image as the all-powerful Jew. Although in the mind of the medieval Christian and communist the Jew was not known for his/hers impressive physical dimensions, the Jew was understood symbolically as a larger than life figure (who else could have committed Deicide or oppressed the masses?).

In the end, it is clear that in name, appearance, character, and deed, Gargamel comes across as the archetypal Jewish Villain.

What is one to do with this knowledge? Well, considering that most of the harm in this show is to be found in its latent content (the only exception being the figure of Smurfette), one can only hope that by the time the Smurfs makes it into the movie theaters (Paramount Pictures scheduled for 2010), some of the wrongs of the original show will be corrected.

And there is good reason to hope. In a recent news conference, Hendrik Coysman, head of Smurf rights holder IMPS, said:

There have been dramatic changes in socio-cultural values in the past 20 to 25 years. One of these is girl empowerment. So, there will be greater female presence in the Smurf village and this will, of course, be a basis for new stories and this will probably turn upside down certain traditional situations within the village.

That said, the Smurfs remains a show that champions values such egalitarianism, cooperation, environmentalism, naturalism, peace, and love. Despite everything, I would still quite my Karate class if it interfered with my beloved blue show – and that is the smurfing truth!

63 responses to “Smurfs: Cute Little Blue Creatures Or Jew-hating Misogynistic Communists?

  1. This has got to be the best cartoon analysis I’ve ever read. I think you should study some others. I mean, c’mon, He-Man was totally gay, right?

  2. okay..I could write a book on this one too..I will try to be brief..but..I will say that I can read all of your love and devotion to the smurfs as one of your greatest childhood memories..I hope it has not been ruined looking at it with and aged eye..

    I remember the Smurfs and I remember this Christian lady freaking out about them..saying how they were evil and her children were not allowed to watch..I thought she should calm her mind down from reading to much into it..at the time I was also a child..but..now that I think about it..

    I am also wondering about another favorite of mine..Scooby-Doo..I mean how many times did they encounter vodoo and evil people doing evil things..and reading things backward in their mirrors for clues..before jumping into the Mystery Machine to smoke a joint..lol..even though they didn’t show that part..we all knew why Scooby and Shaggy were Always so damn hungry..lol..well..at least I knew once I got to be over 12 years of age..lol..

  3. There’s absolutely nobody in this world that I’d rather smoke a doob with than Scooby.

  4. He-Man gay? Scooby a pot-head? :)

  5. katia santibanez

    Very very interesting analysis, Roi.
    And what about our other Belgian friend ( no offense to Belgians) : HERGE and his progeny Tintin in Congo, written in the 30′s when Congo was a colony.
    Herge has been accused of racism.
    Tintin having sex with his dog Snowy perhaps?
    I don’t recall Tintin having a girlfriend or a boyfriend.
    Well zoophilia is fine, as long as you don’t hurt anybody Tintin, everyone deserve sexual pleasure with someone or something!
    I still enjoy reading Tintin no matter what.

  6. well well well…The Truth about the Smurfs finally comes out…Be careful the powers that be might Smurf you in your sleep. good one bro. And to Answer some of the other comments here…He-Man wasn’t gay..he had Shira..and Scooby didn’t have the weed, Shaggy was the one with the blunt in his pocket…but what about G.I joe….where they just a metaphor for the UBERMENCH…and how the all powerful American man will be taking over the world? hmmm…I smell another cartoon piece :-)

  7. When I was sixteen in my Zionist youth-movement in Argentina we made a peula (‘activity’) about the Smurfs being communist and/or anti-semitic… it was just for fun, with a couple of friends we ended with the same theory that you have… I just read this and remebered… great post!

  8. Bravo, Roi! I thoroughly enjoyed your article. You are an amazing writer, my friend. I must say, it is refreshing to get the story behind the cartoon. Let’s analyze the rest. Keep writing, Roi, you are doing a damn good job at it.

  9. To me this sounds like another jew crying about something so little, and forcing everyone to listen.

    Seriously get a life and stop calling cartoon shows anti-semtic lol. Its funny to read though.

    I FIND TOM AND JERRY TO BE ANTI-SEMITIC

    CLEARLY, THE LITTLE POOR MOUSE IS THE JEW AND BIG CAT IS COMMUNISM !!

    • LOL sounds like “another jew crying about something so little, and FORCING everyone to listen”

      You’re confused as hell aren’t you. First off no one is forcing anyone to do anything here. This is the intarwebz and its full of freedom…actually. You don’t have to ‘listen’ to anything. So that point is moot.

      Something so little? Communism, prejudice……these are little things to you? Actually, that’s exactly what it seems like judging from your stupid fucking reply.

      The guy isn’t turning anyone against smurfs here, and also isn’t insisting he’s correct about every detail and FORCING people to accept it. He simply formed an analysis and published it.

      I hope that tonight, you choke on the shit that you’re being fed, and are found on the floor with it streaming out of your ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. How quaint would it be to die with all of your senses plugged up with shit……just like they are while you’re alive now.

  10. Better Dead Than Red

    It is communist propaganda. Notice how the smurfs are merely identical drones, and work for the state. Individuality is not encouraged, except for the elite (papa smurf). As long as you toe the party line, have no independant thoughts, and don’t seek to better yourself, and are content with doing forced physical labour, its “paradise” This is the hell that commies want to force on everybody else.

  11. ALLAHUEKBER ALLAHUEKBER

  12. careful “better dead than red”. You confuse Stalinism, Leninism, and Maoism with Communism. Communism it that defined by Karl Marx in the communist manifesto, and in theory was created to remove greed, crime, and inequality from our world. Stalin, lenin, Mao and others used this idea and twisted it to their own benefits by interrupting the “wheel of revolution”. Don’t preach your biased opinions as fact to the world unless you understand the true meaning of your statements.

    Also $5 says your either an old fat-assed american still brainwashed by American propaganda from the Cold-war, or your a dumb-assed kid who doesn’t pay attention in history, philosophy, or social studies class

  13. Since when do Christians Say “Jews are the children of the Devil”… Jesus and Paul were Jews!

  14. Ivan. Thanks for writing. In the gospel of John (8:44), Jesus tells his Jewish audience, “You are of your father the devil”. Sadly this passage, along with many others Christian writings, has inspired much hatred and violence towards Jews. If you want I can direct you to some literature on the subject.

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  16. Yoni? Ummm… She Ra was He-Man’s sister.

  17. In re “Ivan. Thanks for writing. In the gospel of John (8:44), Jesus tells his Jewish audience, ‘You are of your father the devil’. ”

    Sweeping generalization. Jesus did not mean all Jews. He was speaking to those who hated Him and wanted Him dead.

    Notice what Saul of Tarsus wrote:

    I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, “LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (Romans 11:1-5)

    I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen. (Romans 9:1-5)

  18. Your shit is messed up man… anyone can put stories out of context like that if they wanted. it doesn’t even make sense, you’re claiming both the smurfs and gargamel are jews.

  19. Really? Ya’ll read too much into shit – get over it….Quit reading into things that are simply coincidence….God I hate people like you.

  20. So, what have we learned?
    1. Little blue men are good.
    Are little green men bad?
    2. Shaggy and his talking dog have the munchies and have hallucinations (of ghosts etc.).
    Very 60′s.
    3. He-Man is a She-Man.
    And superman looks so butch in his tights with those sexy red underwear on top.
    BTW, Boy Wonder Robin gets to be on top.
    4.Tom and Jerry are Jewish Communists.
    No they’re not! They anarchists and behave just like my sons – “boys will be boys”, and if grown-up society wasn’t so righteous we’d keep them that way.
    5.Smurfette is all woman.
    Absolutely! If a blond-blue chick came my way, I’d give her a stiff one.

  21. lol, what a magnificent post this was. I came across it by complete accident. I was a smurf-worshipper when I was a 4 year old (1984) and went from LA to visit my cousins outside of Tel Aviv. My memories of the time are pretty dim, but I remember being there and it was like, Smurfs were everywhere in Israel at the time. I think it even surprised me then, as a small child, how smurfed-out Israeli kids were. None of the kids I knew in Los Angeles had any of these great smurf stickers, posters, diaries, pencil holders, etc. Sesame street was big there too, I remember…but not like the Smurfs.

    Looking back on it, it just seems bizarre that such a blatantly socialist and simultaneously anti-semitic show would reach that level of popularity in Israel, or in the US; however noble its other values were. It sort of makes me feel like people of our generation have lived our whole lives as history’s experiment in a glass box for our elders to tweak and dissect.

    One other trippy graphic/design memory from that time. We were in the lobby of the Tel Aviv Hilton, and my dad snatched a pile of paper cards that were being distributed by AT&T, each with a different country, language and flag on it, showing how to make international calls. So I had a few dozen flags and languages on these cards I carried around with me. And you know what I thought, at the time, was my favorite? It had the most beautiful green background, and this unreal white script, and a crazy curved sword across it…

    I guess it just shows we’re all a product of the images we’re fed as children…

  22. Josh, thanks for the kind words and for sharing your memories and insights with us. Peace.

    Roi

  23. 1, are you saying exploitation is a good thing and
    2, clearly you have too much time on your hands,

  24. That’s too paranoic, my friend. If you want to see devils everywhere you are going to see them. Belgians have always had these small creatures in their culture.

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  28. wow there is something wrong with the smurfs apperently i watched it so much but i was 8 when i found out they we’re racist i watch the smurfs on boomerang so its obvoius if your a genius that you would know they are racist its obivous because of every thing about the show

  29. but good story or what ever good job roi

  30. Roi, you are right on the money with your observations about Anti-Semitism. I am an American Jew who started college in 1984, and my freshman and sophomore roommate was a Belgian Jew living in Paris before coming to the US. The Smurfs were very popular in the US right around that time and he made virtually all the same observations you did about Anti-Semitic overtones in Gargamel and Azrael’s names, mannerisms, appearances, etc. I believe he also indicated that this was common knowledge in Europe at that time, certainly in the Jewish communities there. I could be wrong, but I also believe that Peyo was perceived to be Anti-semitic for other things he had said. So this is hardly wild imagination on your part – others concurred with you on this almost 30 years ago.

    I sought this issue out because of the imminent release of the Smurfs movie in the US. Good post!

  31. SmurfInvestigator

    All the smurfs take turns Smurfing Smurfette,….BUT…Vanity and Brainy Smurf are gay lovers. PapaSmurf has her under his spell and gets a smurf job at the drop of a smurf. C’mon!!!!

  32. I… this is bizarre. The New Testament doesn’t actually suggest Jews are the children of the Devil, anywhere. Jesus and his contemporary followers considered themselves Jews, and Paul was hoping to convert them and was rather diplomatic toward them in this regard. The “communist” part is… a questionable reading. The only thing you might have a point with is Smurfette and Misogyny, but I still doubt your citation there, as you don’t give a real source, just vague allusion to a “biography” that contains it.

    • 1. The “biography” is called Peyo l’enchanteur by Hugues Dayez. 2. In the gospel of John (8:44), Jesus tells his Jewish audience, “You are of your father the devil”. Sadly this passage, along with many others Christian writings, has inspired much hatred and violence towards Jews. 3. Regarding the communist reading, well, you said nothing. So I will ask you, what is it that you find “questionable”?

  33. You are incorrect in saying that the New Testament makes the assertion that Jews were or are the children of the devil. I sure know christians of the time didn’t believe that. If not christians then who? Please give me all chapters and verses where you feel that assertion is made.

  34. too muchh to reaaad.’!!! //:

  35. The smurfs all having a unique word (smurf) and using that word is just what they do. It’s like then in every culture all around the world. It’s kind of like their slang… and the fact they all had the same houses was because it was just a cartoon, why would you waste time making every single house in the background different?? You see that on shows all the time, the same scenery in the background. It’s just convient, not trying to relate it to anything communist.

  36. I think there is something very flawed with this analysis. While the assertion of misogyny is well established by the intrinsically negative elements of Smurfette’s creation, the assertion of anti-Semitism is simply a tautology. I will explain. The assertion is that the Smurfs contain an anti-female bias. The assertion is proven by the fact that there is originally one female in the village and she indeed displays more moral flaws than the other Smurfs and she is the only smurf actually created by the evil wizard. Point well made. However, when it comes to the assertion that the Smurfs have an anti-Semitic basis the claim is much weaker. The claim goes as follows:

    Statement #1
    Gargamel exhibits negative characteristics. The negative characteristics listed by Ben Yehuda are:
    1. dressed in black
    2. old and balding
    3. large nose
    4. greedy – loves gold
    5. uses magic for evil purposes
    6. is significantly larger than his enemies (the smurfs)

    Statement #2
    These same elements are characteristic of Jews in anti-Semitic propaganda.

    Conclusion
    Peyo and his Smurf world are anti-Semitic.

    But this conclusion rests on our acceptance of statement#2 – in another words that we ourselves accept the anti-Semitic characterization of the Jew. We could ask – if Peyo wanted to create a nasty evil nemesis for his cuddly little Smurfs would not the six elements above be good choices irrespective of any anti-Semitic agenda. Black tattered clothes suggests a mean misanthrope. Old and balding suggests the opposite of the yound healthy vigorous good Smurfs – with apologies to kind bald people everywhere. (Jews, it may be argued characteristically where hats). Greedy is the natural opposite to the generous Smurfs. Two elements alone might serve Ben Yehuda’s argument: the cat’s name Azriel and Gargamel’s large nose. Both suggest Jews without anti-Semitic assumptions. Azriel is a name taken from Jewish angelology – but so is much in the world of black magic world which borrows heavily from Kaballah. Contrary to what Ben Yehuda suggests, the name Gargamel doesn’t sound Jewish to me. More Babylonian like Gilgamesh. Although I haven’t seen a study to prove it, my anecdotal impression is that Jew’s noses are probably larger on average than their typical non-Jewish neighbor. This is true of all Semites, including Arabs, and probably Slavs, gypsies and a whole host of others that are often contrasted negatively to the fictitious Aryan.

    So, we are left with Gargamel’s big nose as Ben Yehuda’s entire proof. Again, if we had outside confirmation of Peyo’s anti-Semitic orientation then the list of negative characteristics above would be good evidence that Peyo was furthering the accepted Jewish stereotype. But independent of any additional evidence, Ben Yehuda doesn’t prove much; certainly not enough to make anyone throw out their figurine collection. Maybe we will toss Moneychanger Smurf.

  37. will you shod all so notes that the smurf are very mach against cats all the cats are evil

  38. and wllso i cant prove it but its none that in the original smurf the comic Gargamel has a yellow stare like the had in ware world 2 in the holocaust

  39. C’mon people, we have only one planet and we are arguing about some retarded subjects!
    What about stupid blond characterisation! isnt that anti-arianism ?
    Funny that europeans aren’t allowed to unlike jews and if they dare to do marked by anti-semitism. But our holy book Torah talks about how gentiles are like animals and so low etc. (We can’t deny this, can we?). How can you force other people to like you, when you collectively lower them? We all talk about jewishness of Einstein and Oppenheimers just to name a few!
    If we don’t love all humans and change our arrogance, we are as discriminating jews will definitely get eradicated as predicted for the final worldwide prosecution of our culture.
    We all grown up with the fear and hatret of gentiles. Why last 5k years where ever our ancestors migrate ended up with becoming anti-semitic?
    why there is not any other group/culture that was collectively not liked other than jews? maybe what ever we are doing is wrong!

    I say, you have to be fair to everybody. You are not the only human in this planet!

  40. um, over analysis much?

    I loved The Smurfs too, but in no way did they shape my view of things they way the writer suggests – surely this is tongue-in-cheek??

    Kids know the difference between a fantasy cartoon and the REAL world – give them some credit, and let them enjoy some entertainment!!

  41. ok, i didn’t read all the replies to this scenero, but did you ever conceive the idea of Jesus and his men following the ideas and wisdom of the woman/women talking into Jesus’ ear?

  42. and papa smurf used magic as well so get over it

  43. This is a very interesting and entertaining review. I like your writting style.

  44. Excellent analysis, thanks for enlightening me. The people disputing your analysis are just in denial that such horror could be so mainstream.

    However I would point out that “egalitarianism, cooperation, environmentalism, naturalism, peace, and love” aren’t the universal goods that you (and most people) think they are. If humanity universally ‘acheived’ these things, it would be “the end of history” – the end of human advancement, a stagnation that would last until an astroid wiped us out. Thankfully people aren’t willing to accept the compounding poverty that comes with these things.

  45. If the Smurfs are all male, and they all obviously want Smurfette, what were they doing before she existed? Do they even have dicks? If not, what would they do with her? Since Papa Smurf is nearly 500 years older than the rest of them I can only conclude that they’re still pre-pubescent. Yet if they are, you’d think her supposed beauty would be lost on them. Gargamel sculpted her out of clay – did he give her a snatch and everything?

  46. it would be “the end of history” – the end of human advancement, a stagnation that would last until an astroid wiped us out

    It would be nice if you could actually provide some reasons why anyone should believe that to be true. Relative peace within individual countries like the United States hasn’t meant a lack of advancement. The idea that embracing “egalitarianism, cooperation, environmentalism, naturalism, peace, and love” would mean an end to progress is ridiculous. Only an idiot could believe such nonsense. Well, ’nuff said.

  47. Michelle Smith

    Paul, nguyen, Gimpel the Jew, Nezumi, odayect… I want to thank you for your comments. As a caucasian I’m tired of being labeled names like racist or anti-semitic if I disagree at all with another races ideas or points of view. The Kabbala does teach that we are goyim or lower than animals as gentiles. Jesus came for the Jew first, but his own people (the pharisees, the proud, hypocritical, power seeking ones) had him crucified, they rejected him and his kingdom of peace, repentance, rebirth, & love. Although it was the “lowly” of his people that accepted him as their Messiah.
    Paul said to not brag about them rejecting him but to thank the Lord for it or we as Gentiles would not have been brought into the adoption. As a Christian I love all people.. But the word teaches there if no more special or elect people… We all have to come to Christ the same way for eternal life.
    Do I think its right that almost every single movie put out by the Jesus hating Jews portray Christians as liars, thieves, pedophiles & ether list goes on… no, I don’t, that’s the hypocrisy I hate… No one is to say one word about a Jew but Christians are raped in the media constantly. The holocaust was mind bendingly horrible but its not the only time in history that this has happened to a race of people. Why then is it almost the only one we ever here of? There are more of us out there who can see… We are not blind to what you are force during our children and the masses. I love your Messiah… He is real, alive & mine too. These words come from a women who had”mixed children” & loves all people and cultures.
    Stop crying and playing the victim role… We all in history have had our people persecuted at some point. Jesus, is your Messiah, your savior…& if any other rises up… It will be the false prophet and anti-Christ.

    • A guy with experience

      You’re right. It’s not the only time a homicide targeted against a specific race. And we know it darn well. But, please, remind me… What did anyone EVER do to christians expect for saying the truth about their hateful nature?

  48. Michelle Smith

    Force feeding*

    • Gimpel the Jew

      Michelle, what troubles me most about your post is the cowardice and hypocrisy. If you say anti-Semitic things and believe anti-semetic beliefs – then guess what – you are an anti-Semite. Stand up and be counted as a proud anti-Semite.
      .

  49. I never thought about the Smurfs that critically before… I just learned Hebrew and have been watching Hdardasim and enjoying it a lot :-) Very good article/analysis. Thanks! Some of the hater comments on here are pretty funny too :-)

  50. Or, Gargamel is the representative of German Nazis and the Smurfs are the Polish and Jewish people invaded. Late effect telling of the Holocaust.

  51. what a great analysis I enjoyed reading it thanks

  52. *̩ ♡ǀθ۷ε♥ the movie *̩t was ∕̴ℓωҿsome and the part were the cat laughs and gargemel *̩s sø stupid its a really ∕̴ℓωҿsome movie *̩ loved *̩t *̩ hope there *̩s gonna be a smurfs 2 too its the most ∕̴ℓωҿsome movie ever and hope γ̲̣̣̥​ợ̣̣̇̇̇​u̶̲̥̅̊​ have a wonderful year vither

  53. Amanda Gremillion

    The only religious viewpoint I have ever thought when watching it is the smurfs are a lot like us, Gargamel the Devil and Papa Smurf God, no Jew hating or communism hints that I see, but I guess anyone can find hate if they are always looking for it and are always assuming the worst, geeze. Papa Smurf is always saving the smurfs from Gargamel who is constantly seeking to destroy them, they always get in trouble when he Papa Smurf is away and he always fixes whatever they did wrong for them and forgives them, even when they do exactly what he warned them not to, Papa Smurf seems to be all knowing and even turned Smurfette from evil to good but still said it was really her choice all along, all the smurfs are really different and their names even often reflect their weaknesses, like Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity, but sometimes they use their weaknesses for good and they become strengths or they overcome their weaknesses to do good. If anything I think it had a positive religious spin.

  54. U make some good points but the Smurfs r a cartoon 4 kids. Apparently if this is what it means 2 be a grown up is 2 find or make up fault 2 something then I want 2 stay a teen 4ever

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