Even though Jews have produced many influential thinkers in the 20th century, we can learn as much or even more about them through their use of popular culture. Granted, some degree of esotericism is necessary to decode the message. In other words, just like adults and children see things differently and laugh for different reasons when watching TV, it’s likewise between Jews and Goyim when watching, say, a Steven Spielberg movie. For the goyim, it’s just a big thrill ride. To Jews, it’s a game of ‘wink-wink, nudge-nudge, get it?’
Take CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, the only movie that contended with STAR WARS for box office in 1977, the year following the Bicentennial. For most people, it was a grand sci-fi fairytale, like a Disney Movie for adults. And in many ways, the spirit of the movie seemed ‘as American as apple pie’. But if ever there was a statement of ‘We Jews Shall Inherit the Earth’, it’s this movie. The movie is at once mainstream-populist and Jewish tribal-elitist. It depends on who is doing the watching with which set of cultural references. A goy might go around saying “Did-you see it?”, but for the Jew, it’s a case of “Jew see it?” Jew know? It came out in the year of ANNIE HALL that won Best Picture Oscar.
The core source of Jewish Power is the force of prophecy. This potential is latent in all groups but failed to come to full fruition among most.