I agree with you. Not to excuse his out-of-control rage but she is most definitely egging him on in my opinion. She is too calm, too smug, and too in control of that conversation.
She makes sure to say she doesn’t want his money, she has lost her career, and he hit her in the teeth. She is pointedly making talking points in that phone call that only she knows is being recorded. She knows how to push his buttons and she is playing him like a violin.
Interesting a Russian immigrant is taking down an American icon whose career was most recently built on championing freedom & Christianity. (Braveheart, The Passion, The Patriot) Maybe no connection - maybe it’s just the devil himself.
posted on 07/14/2010 7:05:50 AM PDT
I have to disagree. Woman that are married to men like this are so used to it, that it does not faze them anymore. My husbands sister is married to a man that acts the same way. He gets into drunken rages over the phone and calls her every name in the book. The funny thing is that he sees himself as the victim too, just like Mel.
My sister-in-law is always calm and just listens and holds the phone away from her ear and lets him rant. He is over it the next day and she goes home. He doesn't remember or admit how bad he sounded the night before. We always told her she should get him on tape and make him listen to himself.
This has been going on for ten years. However, unlike Mel, he never hit her.
BTW, he is a lot older and has a lot of money too.
posted on 07/14/2010 8:54:58 AM PDT
"maybe its just the devil himself."
In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis discusses how much delight the devil takes in the fall of a religious man.
posted on 07/15/2010 7:33:24 PM PDT
(Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than three years now -- But I think about it every day.)
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