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Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' Bush (Mel Gibson)
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Posted on 05/12/2006 8:55:00 AM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly

Film star and director Mel Gibson has launched a scathing attack on US President George W Bush, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilisation in his new film Apocalypto.

The epic, due for release later this year, captures the decline of the Maya kingdom and the slaughter of thousands of inhabitants as human sacrifices in a bid to save the nation from collapsing.

Gibson reveals he used present day American politics as an inspiration, claiming the government callously plays on the nation's insecurities to maintain power.

He tells British film magazine Hotdog, "The fear-mongering we depict in the film reminds me of President Bush and his guys".


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1 posted on 05/12/2006 8:55:02 AM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Anything to sell tickets...


2 posted on 05/12/2006 8:56:01 AM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly
Looks like Mel's Passion film has forced him to do some serious butt-kissing in Hollyweird to make up for his "sins."

Not his proudest moment.

3 posted on 05/12/2006 8:56:37 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

LOL, to bad some are not strong enough to resist BDS!


4 posted on 05/12/2006 8:56:54 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

I guess I'll have to miss this film.

Sad.


5 posted on 05/12/2006 8:56:54 AM PDT by marron
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Gotta get his Hollyweird credibility back after the Jesus movie.


6 posted on 05/12/2006 8:56:57 AM PDT by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Gibson is insane, pure and simple.


7 posted on 05/12/2006 8:57:35 AM PDT by blueminnesota
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Now I wonder if alot of us that thought he was a Conservative will now dump on him?

If I could return my copy of the Passion of the Christ to get my money back, I would.

Hollywood just needs to shut up and act, regardless of their politcal leanings.


8 posted on 05/12/2006 8:58:08 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

I'm not surprised.
Even as an evangelical Christian conservative, I couldn't bring myself to like "The Passion". I thought it was in turns silly (e.g. the scene that implied that Jesus the carpenter invented the table-chair combo and the depiction of Satan) and melodramatic without being at all thought-provoking.


9 posted on 05/12/2006 8:59:09 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Echo Talon

I just hate to hear Jack Aubrey saying things like this.


10 posted on 05/12/2006 8:59:28 AM PDT by blau993
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly
Too bad, Mel. I saw Passion three times at the theatre and bought the DVD.

Those will be the last dollars you see from me.
11 posted on 05/12/2006 8:59:29 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Support American sovereignty - boycott employers of illegal aliens)
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To: The South Texan

No one can accuse Gibson of being predictable and doing what is expected of him. Interesting, brilliantly talented man.


12 posted on 05/12/2006 8:59:45 AM PDT by karnage
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

"claiming the government callously plays on the nation's insecurities to maintain power."

Ah, Mel - we vote for our leaders and as far as I know, GWB has not had to resort to human sacrifices to stay in power. Geesh - what is he on?


13 posted on 05/12/2006 8:59:48 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

used to respect him. but even before this nonsense, he started getting a funny look in his eyes.


14 posted on 05/12/2006 8:59:56 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Degranged Bush Hating Syndrome (DBHS) strikes another one.


15 posted on 05/12/2006 9:00:00 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Is he a closet leftist?

What happened to him?

Doesn't be realize the terrorist threat is REAL?

Has his extreme wealth removed him from reality?

Us common folk, have lost loved ones in 9/11.


16 posted on 05/12/2006 9:00:09 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Mel, please just go do Mad Max 4 and shut up.


17 posted on 05/12/2006 9:00:18 AM PDT by Thrusher ("...there is no peace without victory.")
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

I laugh how people calim President Bush uses fear as a tactic, especially the rats, who've used fear as a staple of their political strategy for years:

To the poor: Vote Republican and you'll lose your welfare!

To the Old: Vote Republican and you'll lose your medicare!

To the blacks: Vote Republican and your churches will burn!

To teachers: Vote Republican and you may be held accountable for your job!


18 posted on 05/12/2006 9:00:19 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: blueminnesota

Was he always nuts?


19 posted on 05/12/2006 9:00:36 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: dinoparty

I thought I was the only one who didn't fawn over it. I found it very boring and the fact that it left out the resurrection really bothered me.


20 posted on 05/12/2006 9:00:57 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: karnage

Brilliant?

To come out with something so INSANE?

No, he is not "brilliant". He's just good at making money at someone elses expense.


21 posted on 05/12/2006 9:01:24 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: karnage

Brilliant?

To come out with something so INSANE?

No, he is not "brilliant". He's just good at making money at someone elses expense.


22 posted on 05/12/2006 9:01:25 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly
Nice job, Mel. Alienate BOTH sides, why don't you.


23 posted on 05/12/2006 9:01:37 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("You're not going crazy! You're going sane in a crazy world!" - The Tick)
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To: The South Texan
Now I wonder if alot of us that thought he was a Conservative will now dump on him?

Let's watch shall we? I'm not a lock stepper and really don't care what Gibson or the president say. I agree with both of them on some issues and disagree with both of them on others.
25 posted on 05/12/2006 9:03:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: God luvs America
To Republicans, vote for us or you'll get Democrats.

Everyone sells fear in politics. This site has more fear salesmen than any I've ever seen.

26 posted on 05/12/2006 9:03:19 AM PDT by Protagoras ("Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious".... George Orwell)
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To: blau993
I just hate to hear Jack Aubrey saying things like this.

???

Is Gibson going to play Jack Aubrey?

27 posted on 05/12/2006 9:03:25 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (I hereby re-christen the Republican Party as "The Flaccid Party")
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To: nmh

28 posted on 05/12/2006 9:03:48 AM PDT by mnehring (Those who advocate, and act to promote, victory by Democrats are not conservatives!)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

well that tears it...

next thing out of his mouth will be that we FORCED the Muslims to fly jets into the WTC.


29 posted on 05/12/2006 9:04:06 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly
While I generally like Mel, it certainly seems he's bought the BS on this one.
30 posted on 05/12/2006 9:04:52 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: mlc9852
the fact that it left out the resurrection really bothered me.

Your accusation is indeed of a factual nature; that is to say it can be proven true or false.

The proof of the matter lies in actually watching the film ... should you ever do so, you will find your accusation proven to be ...

FALSE!!!

31 posted on 05/12/2006 9:04:54 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: nmh
Nah, I seem to remember him being a Republican with libertarian leanings.

But of course, on FR, anyone who isn't a Bushbot is automatically a communist jihadi.

32 posted on 05/12/2006 9:04:56 AM PDT by xrp (Fox News Channel: MISSING WHITE GIRL NETWORK)
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To: dinoparty

"(e.g. the scene that implied that Jesus the carpenter invented the table-chair combo........)"
You're reaching to find something negative to say about Mel Gibson. The scene you refer to didn't imply anything other than that Jesus was a carpenter.


33 posted on 05/12/2006 9:05:22 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: StrictTime
Gotta get his Hollyweird credibility back after the Jesus movie.

Not to mention "The Patriot" and "We Were Soldiers Once", "Braveheart" etc. Although he didn't produce or direct "The Patriot" or "Soldiers" as he did "Braveheart" and "Passion". He also didn't direct the "Lethal Weapon" series, wherein his character makes some anti NRA remarks. I always figure you can't blame an actor very much for what his characters say or do, but a producer or director is different as they have more control or the content of the film.

All in all, the remarks seems somewhat out of character for Gibson.

34 posted on 05/12/2006 9:05:57 AM PDT by El Gato
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Wow three of us. I found the directing pretty heavy handed and boring, everything kept grinding to a halt for various Deep Symbolic Moments (tm).


35 posted on 05/12/2006 9:06:04 AM PDT by discostu (raise your glass of beer on high, and seal your fate forever)
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To: The South Texan
Now I wonder if a lot of us that thought he was a Conservative will now dump on him?

Mr. Gibson is NO conservative. From the interviews I saw of him before the election, he in no way endorsed George W. Bush. He made a comment of picking the lesser of two evils (paraphrased) but he wouldn't even say which candidate that would be!

36 posted on 05/12/2006 9:06:14 AM PDT by jan in Colorado (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If you wish for peace, prepare for war.))
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To: ArrogantBustard

I must have fallen asleep then. Are you sure it showed the resurrection?


37 posted on 05/12/2006 9:06:45 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: blau993

Unless Gibson is going to play Aubrey in a sequel, you're thinking of Russell Crowe.


38 posted on 05/12/2006 9:06:50 AM PDT by Denver Ditdat ("Deus Vult" is the answer to "Allahu Akbar")
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Goodby Mr. Gibson. Your fame and riches were due to the conservative part of America. No longer, you moron.


39 posted on 05/12/2006 9:07:24 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Echo Talon

Nah....Gibson's the real deal. He is an antiwar conservative, and always has been.


40 posted on 05/12/2006 9:07:30 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: El Gato

I don't think Braveheart required any sort of apology to Hollywood as it was showered with Oscars.


41 posted on 05/12/2006 9:07:48 AM PDT by Borges
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To: nmh

I always thought he was nuts, not that I follow Hollywood too closely. I remember hearing something about his saying his wife would go to hell for not being the right sort of Catholic and that he slaughtered calves on his ranch "for relaxation" and some other things. I also, personally, think most of his movies sucked, especially "Signs". His hairdo sucked too, big permed mop thing. Men should have short hair.


42 posted on 05/12/2006 9:07:53 AM PDT by blueminnesota
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly
Only the latest reason to be glad not to have followed the masses (no pun intended) who praised The Passion According to Mel.
43 posted on 05/12/2006 9:08:00 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: jan in Colorado

Gibson IS a conservative, albeit one who hates foreign quagmires.


44 posted on 05/12/2006 9:08:17 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: The South Texan
If I could return my copy of the Passion of the Christ to get my money back, I would.

So all of a sudden it's a bad move or did you just buy it to be supportive of Gibson?

45 posted on 05/12/2006 9:08:37 AM PDT by nosofar
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To: nmh
Was he always nuts.

Yes. Gibson's true personality is very close to the character he plays in the Lethal Weapon movies. That's why they were so successful.

Gibson was just being Gibson.

46 posted on 05/12/2006 9:08:45 AM PDT by sinkspur ( OK. You've had your drink. Now why don't you tell your Godfather what everybody else already knows?)
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To: mlc9852

Huh. Did it really leave out the ressurection? I cannot remember.

For sometime now I have begun to see the Passion of the Christ as a movie made from the context of Mel Gibson's near prurient interest in matters related to blood and brutality. Think about it, apart from his commecial box office movies, i.e., Lethal Weapon, What Women Want, etc., all his movies have all nearly been devoted to blood and brutality.


47 posted on 05/12/2006 9:09:06 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: mlc9852
Absolutely 100% certain, beyond the slightest shadow of a doubt. The final scene, just prior to credits rolling, inarguably depicts the Resurrection.

He didn't depict it exactly the way I would have, but I'm not the one with megabucks to bankroll my own film.

48 posted on 05/12/2006 9:09:15 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly
Of course, George W engages in fear-mongering. One would have to be deaf and blind not to realize that.

But there's just one thing, there's a lot to fear these days and Bush's greatest contribution as a President may turn out to be his determination to keep reminding people about that.

49 posted on 05/12/2006 9:09:16 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: discostu

Four of us.


50 posted on 05/12/2006 9:09:47 AM PDT by blueminnesota
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