Another scratchboard image.
For those who want to know why I did this, please read on. For those with attention spans of a goldfish, just look at the purty picture.
I did this because a week ago, I had stumbled into a situation, which we all (well, those of us in the right mind) have come to dread.
We were watching "Nosferatu" when someone in front of me had made a remark about the characters features. I quote: "He has the classic evil Jewish nose."
I was appalled. I immediately asked him if he thought my nose was crooked since I was Jewish. He said "Yes" and surprisingly one of my friends (who was sitting beside me) also said "Well, it does have a little bulge to it."
Mind you, I couldn't care less how my nose looks, but the actual implication almost had me beating both of them to death. I then said "Well, that's funny! Because I have my father's nose, and my father was Christian!". To witch the first guy replied "That doesnít matter. Lots of Christians had Jewish ancestors."
Now, maybe I was being over-sensitive, but itís remarks like those that had 6 million gassed in chambers, and similar one that had entire cultures enslaved and degraded for years.
Bless my dear friend Emily for putting one hand to hold me back. Otherwise both of them would be seeing the inside of a coffin today.
Either way, this image was inspired by it.
Iím Jewish, and Iím proud of it.
If they donít like my ďLarge Jewish NoseĒ they can go ďfĒ themselves.