Jokes about ‘Jewish space lasers’ trended on Twitter this morning following the unearthing of comments, attributed to a Republican congresswoman, linking the Rothschilds to California’s deadly 2018 wildfires.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia businesswoman who took office on January 3, allegedly wrote in a Facebook post: “Oddly there are all these people who have said they saw what looked like lasers or blue beams of light causing the fires, and pictures and videos.
“I don’t know anything about that, but I do find it really curious PG&E’s partnership with Solaren on space solar generators...[which] collect the suns [sic] energy and then beam it back to Earth to a transmitter to convert to electricity…
“I mean mistakes are never made when anything new is invented. What would that look like anyway? A laser beam or light beam coming down to Earth I guess. Could that cause a fire?... that wouldn’t look so good for PG&E, Rothschild Inc, Solaren or Jerry Brown.”
Ms Taylor Greene also stated she found it “very interesting that Roger Kimmel on the board of directors of PG&E is also Vice Chairman of Rothschild Inc”.
“Jewish Space Laser” was the theme of my Bar Mitzvah party— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) January 29, 2021
The rant seemed to be in response to news at the time that California-based start-up Solaren was partnering on a solar space energy project with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E).
American non-profit Media Matters posted a screenshot yesterday of the comments made in what they claimed to be a now-deleted post from Ms Taylor Greene’s account on November 17, 2018.
It sparked a viral #JewishSpaceLaser hashtag on social media.
I’m not prepared to discuss whether or not Jewish Space Laser has ever been used as a pet name for my penis.— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) January 29, 2021
Emmy-nominated comedian Randy Rainbow tweeted: “Jewish Space Laser was the theme of my Bar Mitzvah Party”, while British funnyman David Baddiel wrote “I am not prepared to discuss whether Jewish Space Laser has ever been used as a pet name for my penis.”
CNN broadcaster Jake Tapper, however, was less amused.
#JewishSpaceLasers may be funny unless you contemplate how many of these conspiracy theories are rooted in anti Semitism and racism and how many elected officials are helping to mainstream them because they frankly don’t care if it ends up getting anyone hurt or killed.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 29, 2021
He tweeted: “#JewishSpaceLasers may be funny unless you contemplate how many of these conspiracy theories are rooted in antisemitism and racism and how many elected officials are helping to mainstream them because they frankly don’t care if it ends up getting anyone hurt or killed.”