Gibson showed his true colors last night during his arrest. I argued with you about THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and his portrayal of Jews. I stood up for Gibson to you and a number of my Jewish friends. Now, I'm sorry I did.
Hey, reality check for all: MEL IS AN ACTOR! Hello! His 'career' is to pretend to be someone else and entertain. And he does.
So what if he's a foul-mouthed anti-semite? So are about half of the gulfstream liberals in hollywood, and virtually every popular African-American political figure. Mel got caught, that's all.
BTB, how man of you ever said the N-word when you lost your temper? Drunk or sober... or made a passing comment to your friend in the car when a beautiful jogger ran by.
Among other things, alcohol amplifies emotional response. It does give wings to our irrational thoughts, too, folks. And a voice, sometimes.
I think we can all agree that Mel goofed up, and maybe a couple of bones fell out of his closet...
I'm not sorry I sided with Gibson's producing of "the Passion". It was historically and Biblically accurate. Gibson endured an incredibly long and vicious assault from numerous Jewish organizations and individuals who worked feverishly to censure his movie under the ridiculous pretense that it would stir up dangerous "anti-semitism". As Pope JPII, a real friend of the Jews said of Gibson's movie: "It is as it was". As for what Mel Gibson said when he was drunk, I could care less. Everyone says things they regret when they have too much to drink, and I believe his apology to be 100% sincere.
But what's really interesting now is that we see the re-emergence of those who hate Gibson crawling out of the woodwork to attack him again, spewing their own hatred as they point a self-righteous, hypocritical finger at Gibson.
I'm dissapointed in Mel myself, but only because I didn't realize that he actually felt this way about Jews. His alcohol abuse and DUI arrest is easier to forget and pardon. Needless to say it is not up to me to judge another human being and I hope he gets his life together and gets straight with God.
I went to the film hoping to like it, to be inspired by it, to be suprised and proven wrong. I was not.
The weird thing is that I do not believe folks who loved the movie are anti-semitic. It was very subtle in it's insults. Hitchens wrote the best review.
Christ is a Jew and Mel did him and many other Jews in the movie quite proud.