It’s amazing that someone as glib as Sarah Silverman can still be considered a comedian, but in any case, during the latest episode of I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman she described being triggered when people fly American flags — then comparing patriotic Americans to Nazis.
During her monologue on Nationalism, Silverman complained that she felt “scared” and “shaken” after seeing her former boyfriend hoist an American flag in his yard.
“I had a boyfriend many years ago, he was my first boyfriend who had his own house, and one day I went outside to see what he was doing, and he was hoisting an American flag up the flagpole in his front yard. And I instantly felt very weird. It didn’t make sense, but I felt this feeling of like, um, I felt scared – yeah, I felt scared. So I was like, ‘Uh, what are you doing?’ and he said, ‘Raising the flag,’ and I was like, ‘Why?’ and he’s like, ‘Um, because I love America?’ and I was like, ‘Right, right, of course.’ But inside I was shaken,” Silverman recalled.
Apparently, loving America is deeply problematic for the political activist. She went on to assert that this is because she is Jewish — and not, you know, a stark raving mad Democrat who can’t accept the election results to the point where she is now flirting with anarchism.
“I calmly walked to my car and I got inside and I called my sister Susie to tell her what happened. Now, maybe you’re thinking, ‘What do you mean what happened? Nothing happened, your boyfriend put an American flag up at his own house.’ No, you’re totally right, I had no idea why I was freaking out,” Silverman continued. “I just – I had this very visceral reaction and my sister, who knows shit because she’s a rabbi in Israel, explained to me, she was like, ‘Dude, nationalism is innately terrifying for Jews. Think about it: flags, marching, blind allegiance? These things tend to ring a bell for us.’ Right. Of course. Duh. It made sense.”
As the “comedian” infamously said to distressed Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Committee after their candidate was robbed of the nomination — Sarah, “you are being ridiculous.”
Newsbusters wrote of her bizarre statements: “There are people who chant “America First” for all the wrong reasons, but attitudes like Sarah’s aren’t going to get rid of them. Instead, it makes them seem more mainstream when all the millions of patriotic Americans who proudly fly our flag are associated with Nazis. Shockingly, that doesn’t seem to bring people together.”