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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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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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To: mlc9852; dinoparty

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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