his last day on Earth, Jesus mouthed off at the Jews sharing his table (Peter
and Judas and the cast of extras), calling them ignorant and greedy and the cause
of all ills. He was drunk. 1,973 years later, Mel Gibson did the same thing. Look
what happened to Jesus.
been following the Mel Gibson faux pas about as closely as the average
cucumber, meaning, I haven't followed it at all - it follows me. Everywhere I
turn, there half-smiles Mel's Mona Lisa-like smug mug, accompanying splash-text
bombarding me with those ludicrous asterisks denoting the letters "u,"
"c," and "k." Sure, he was outa line; sure, he should have
exercised his right to remain silent; sure, his butt looks good in those pants
- but in the resulting furor over his asterisked comments, Mel at least has the
last laugh as he definitively proves the point he was trying to make through blurred
vision and slurred religious slurs:
Jews will crucify anyone.
I come not to bury or praise Mel - there is enough media doing both - I come to
draw attention to the strident HYPOCRISY of the people maligning and defending
him. Because they do so for all the wrong reasons (see above comment concerning
the public's insensate puling, it would seem that Gibson has committed a bigger
"sin" by speaking his mind than by breaking the law.
a society where the drunk-driving issue ranks in the top three of shoved-down-our-throats
lobbying agendas (along with second-hand smoke and child-molesting teachers),
shouldn't that society be more outraged that Gibson was arrested and then allowed
to "walk" for a bail amount which is less than a piss in the ocean for
him ($5,000 - which he probably pulled from his back pocket, and still had cash
left over for more beer), instead of being incensed over inane, juvenile comments
he spouted while inebriated? All we hear about this incident is Jews Jews Jews,
invariably accompanied by yet another needless plug for Gibson's film about some
surfer dude from the Bible. Yet it's not like Gibson rationally composed a manifesto
against Jews and published it to worldwide sales; this is no Mein Jewish Kampf.
Seems all it takes to get Jewish leaders in an irreconcilable huff is an unthinking
drunken tirade (which would have remained a private matter between the arresting
officer and Gibson had it not been for the sensationalistic media). Is it any
wonder those self-proclaimed "chosen people" have been warring, ostracized,
enslaved or ridiculed without respite over the last 3,000 years?
essence, the United States of (I-defend-your-right-to-an-opinion) America is crucifying
Gibson not for breaking the law, but for his FREE SPEECH.
terrorists must be winning.
am not defending Gibson, but his comments, though inexcusable, have nothing to
do with breaking the law.
I further believe Gibson made those remarks precisely because of his film
about that Judean hippy. Who can honestly know what Mel must have experienced
over the past two years from Jewish factions and individual zealots constantly
reproving him in public, ostracizing him from social circles, denouncing him in
print, refusing him service in restaurants, etc.? The list of indecencies and
public condemnation must be endless. In his drunken fervor, he probably erroneously
perceived the arresting police as not treating him like a celebrity because they
too were part of that now all-too-familiar Jewish backlash. He probably made those
comments along the lines of "Not you people and your religious denunciations
again!" (That may be why he asked the officer whether he was a Jew. Maybe
Mel is the victim of reverse-bigotry.) His comments were idiotic and inflammatory,
but ultimately, taken out of context - out of context of Mel's previous two years
of Sheol on Earth.
Arnon Milchan speaks for a vast majority when he whines: "To make all of
your money from Jews in Hollywood, and then have a few drinks and say you hate
Jews, is shocking." Milchan's asinine comment should take into account that
90 percent of people who work for the Hollywood system criticize it every day;
Mel voiced what that 90 percent would probably say if they were rich enough to
be sure of their bottom-line status within the system.
not implying Mel had balls, or that it was a bravehearted stance he took in proclaiming
Jewish contempt. He was just drunk. Being drunk, he believed - like we all do
when we're drunk - that he was untouchable, immortal. In his insular, enabled
world where his swag for simply appearing at celebrity events totals more than
the average wage-earner's annual income, he is probably right on that count most
of the time. Most of the time.
hope they throw the book at him for his DUI, as they would throw it at you or
me. And I am outraged in advance that they won't. You see, my rancor is aimed
at a bigotry that is so ingrained in our species that it is not even regarded
as such. Mel Gibson is of the class of people for whom we bend over the couch
and grease our sphincters, affording them all the courtesy, kindness and insincere,
vicarious love we hypocritically pretend towards all humankind - the rich.
Even if he was to suffer the same fiscal or cellblock fate as one of us,
all things being relative, it would affect him less adversely. The courts have
our records; they have easy access to our taxable earnings, yet when they ascribe
a fine of $5,000 to a person making $30,000 a year, why isn't the SAME PERCENTAGE
of fiscal adversity visited upon perpetrators making $3 million a year for the
same crimes? Mel Gibson will be penalized by a system from which his money can
buy him immunity. His hearing judge and defending attorney probably sensually
spank each other during lunch hour. The legal system (which has nothing at all
to do with Justice) will rationalize its leniency towards wealth with lawspeak,
but the fact remains - the penal system is designed to keep the rich rich and
scapegoat the poor into prison. White-collar crime - by its very moniker - illustrates
George Orwell's portentous saw, "Some animals are more equal than others."
aftermath, Gibson (a devout Catholic; read as "obsessive to the point of
gaga") has had to proclaim he has "battled" alcoholism all his
life and that he has entered rehab - using the public's own idiocy against itself
- palliating his Jesus-freak cohorts who believe that only God can stop their
drinking. (Apparently God is not powerful enough to stop them from starting in
the first place
) As the Bloody Mary episode of South Park
so succinctly put it: to avoid being drunk, don't drink. Discipline comes from
within, not from some "higher power." By declaring he is prone to the
alcoholic's "disease," Mel effectively quells the drunk-driving lobbyists.
Now to see about those asterisked Jews.
apologizes. In print, on tv, wearing those butt-hugging pants - but not everyone
is as forgiving as Catholics. Matter of fact, neither are Catholics. The Jews
are just doing what every religion has done since time immemorial - trying to
kill someone who disagrees with them. In publicly decrying Gibson, they lash their
vitriol at all those whose mouths have been stitched shut through "tolerance."
Repress anything long enough and eventually a critical mass will be reached where
the smallest incident will spark a nuclear reaction. Just ask married people.
it amusing that one of the most powerful factions on Earth (claiming "the
Jews run Hollywood" is not far from the truth) is so insecure that one drunken
tirade can send them into such a tizzy? Which again proves that we live in a country
as timid and hypocritical about its tenets on freedom as it is gutless about having
those tenets questioned or tested.
the United States of (I-defend-your-right-to-an-opinion-as-long-as-it's-mine)
America, Mel Gibson has become, like Jesus, a scapegoat.
the question remains: will Hollywood ostracize Mel?
an industry where snide backstabbing is the greatest compliment you can ever hope
to receive, where everyone despises everyone through loose gossip and looser ethics,
where you are only as hot as your last success, where the bottom-line is the only
religion, we need only two words to describe Mel: 600. Million. (Worldwide gross
of Gibson's last film. Note that nowhere in this piece have I mentioned that "last
film" by name, yet every single reader knows what I am referring to. If that's
not an indication of Mel's sine qua non, Hollywood is not an industry of
soul-stealing whores.) Add one word: Apocalypto.
(Slated for late 2006 release, like his last movie, fully subtitled; unlike his
last movie, looks quite interesting.) Add two letters: PR. (This rash of fortuitous
pseudo-controversy catapults Mel Gibson's Apocalypto into free publicity
mode.) Mel, in any religious denomination, spells money. He may see himself as
a Prophet, but the "Jews who run Hollywood" see him only as a Profit.
answer the ostracism question with a question: What Jew can resist that kind of
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