Skip to comments.Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' Bush (Mel Gibson)
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".
Wow! I hadn't heard that! Has it been released yet?
But flakiness aside, I like Mel.
According to Gibson, we do, and thats the inspiration for his new movie.
I'm getting short tempered in my old age. It gets harder and harder for me to listen to these jaybirds insulting me, and then go down to the multiplex to give them my money.
Feel free, Gibson's a tremendous film maker, I have no doubt this will be a good film.
George Bush dragged us into a war precipitously without DEMANDING that real, incontroverible proof of WMDs be put on his desk before American blood was spilt over their purported existence, has failed to nail Osama or Zawahiri -- the actual perpetrators of 911 -- in the almost five years (longer than WWII) since that sad date, has put forward doctrines that NO conservative should be comfortable with, (i.e., pre-emptive war and Wilsonian nation building), has expanded government recklessly with both social programs and privacy intrusions, has failed to secure our borders and indeed treats citizenship as a negligible status, and has generally mauled the English language on a daily basis.
Other freepers may continue to find some saving grace in the man and his administration, but not me.
With subtitles in Aramaic.
So I have been told. Apparently I fell asleep during it (I did find it very boring) and missed the end.
Heh, sometimes when you try to pigeon hole people into nice tidy boxes, it ends up biting you on the ass.
I apply the same dictum to conservatives as with liberals: "Shut up and sing".
Last time I looked Mayans were American Indians.
Not this again....Do you realize how absurd it is to read a criticism of another's acceptance of intelligent design, from someone who has swallowed the whole loaf of baloney of naturalist-materialism-based agenda-driven Darwinism? You look like a fool.
Me: I think his point was that just because somebody is on your side doens't stop them from going off the deep end.
subterfuge: No, his reason for posting was to disparage Christianity and Ann Coulter and he went way off topic to do it. The thread is not about Ann Coulter.
well, I don't want to take the thread further off track...
But you raised a point I feel compelled to respond to. Taking a shot at a Christian is not automatically the taking a shot at Christianity.
The observation is then mutual.
Why would he have to kiss Hollywood's butt after "The Passion of the Christ"? Wasn't it one of the biggest grossing films of the year? Didn't it make him even more powerful? I'm curious to see if he's bashed here for speaking out against Bush while overseas, ala The Dixie Chicks.
Every time :~D
I prefer tall, dark and clean-cut. I would add sane, but we are talking about actors here. Oh well,tastes differ ;-)
A good source of the political ideology of many (though not all) traditionalist Catholics is the Web site, www.lewrockwell.com. Many of the contributors, such as Web master and editor Lew Rockwell, and scholars Joseph Sobran, Thomas DiLorenzo, and Thomas Woods, are traditionalist Catholics who are libertarians in the area of politics and, with regard to foreign affairs, more isolationist than Robert Taft or Patrick Buchanan ever were. Other traditionalist Catholics, such as Christopher Ferrara, a New Jersey attorney specializing in pro-life matters, believe the extreme governmental minimalism and the entirely secular character of Austrian economics of this group contradict historic Catholic social teachings. However, Ferrara is also isolationist. Some traditionalists, such as Hutton Gibson, inclined to be anti-Israel, if not outright anti-Semitic. (For example, Hutton Gibson denies that there were gas chambers at the Nazi concentration camps.)
Mel Gibson is quite different in his beliefs from others in the non-liberal minority in Hollywood. Until he directed The Passion of the Christ, he never generated the scorn of the Hollywood Left like Charlton Heston or Tom Selleck did.