Skip to comments.Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' Bush (Flashback: Gibson Part of Hollywood Bush Hate Contingent)
Posted on 07/31/2006 12:00:03 PM PDT by MikeA
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".
Hollywood will forgive Mel.
Right on, MikeA.
Of course, we must also take care to separate the man from his achievements. Though I find his recent comments about Jews deeply offensive, I do still think Braveheart kicks a$$.
I can't wait to read the movie review in Mel-Jazeera.
This new movie is actually Mel's apology to Hollywood for making The Passion of the Christ.
What is Mel...some sort of double agent?
As the old saying goes, Mel "needs a check-up from the neck-up." My God, he's nuts.
Trey and Matt had him pegged in that South Park episode.
Once again "It's Bush's fault"
He made 4 movies with Danny Glover....
True, Glover's swamp fever left wing braindead politics is so toxic it's probably catching.
You can be gay, racist, anti-Catholic, anti-Christian, mysoginist, a drunk, a drug dealer, a child-molester, guilty of manslaughter - Hollywood will forgive all this and there are actors working today who fall into these categories. The one thing you cannot be or seem to be in Hollywood is anti-semetic. That is not forgivable.
IMO, he's a nut, and an alcoholic one at that. I still say he said nothing to the cops that I don't hear on the Today Show about Jews and Israel, aside from the F-bombs.
Maybe so, but it's perfectly ok to be anti-zionist and anti-neocon, and those are just about the same thing. I suppose it's like the n-word. It's ok (to them) to keep blacks on the plantation, to treat them like idiot children, to keep them on welfare, but by God nobody better use THAT WORD.
Of course, this rule does not apply to muzzies.
I'm with you. Although I've liked many of his movies it's becoming apparent the guy is just a tad unbalanced.
Mel has made an ass of himself with his drunkeness. He has stumbled greatly. He needs help. Pray for him.
Ever see "Conspiracy Theory"? Funny film, and probably somewhat representative of Mel's true self.
I admire and thank Mel for bringing "Passion" to the screen. (But when he's drunk I wouldn't pay much to what he says just like I wouldn't any other drunk in the world.)
"The one thing you cannot be or seem to be in Hollywood is anti-semetic."
Hollywood doesn't like it if you're anti-semitic, either.
I suspect what he is is a human being, who sometimes says stupid things, and who may even think stupid things. I think it's enlightening to know that he's been battling alcoholism. He may be a jerk, I don't have a clue since I've never met him. I like alot of his movies, and he seems like a good family man.
I can actually disagree with someone profoundly without demonizing them. I wonder why so many people can't do that?
Mel had his own Chapel built in California, and he has his own vagus priest and he is not in Communion with the Catholic Church or his own Bishop and Pope. He is not amused by Vatican Two :)
He has made a lot of good movies and he has many admirable qualities but his ideas about Jews and Bush can not be wished away or sloughed-off with vague "I apologize to anyone who was offended" blanket apologies.
Hollywood ARE Mel. They'll give him a medal, especial from liberal Jews. (which makes no sense to me)
Sigh. I am sad and embarrassed once again to admit I admired someone who didnt deserve it. Add Mel Gibson to Senator McCain on the list of those I use to admire. How can a man who had the moral Christian courage to create The Passion be so anti-semitic and such a liberal dunce?
I have not yet read exactly what he said. Do you have a link? Thanks
Much of liberal Jewish Hollywood (Reiner, Streisand, that ilk) is anti-Zionist. It is Conservative Jews (those here included) who will declare anyone who questions Zionism to be raving anti-semites.
Mel is not getting one more movie nickel ever out of my pocket.
Any anti-Bush remarks must have been made when he was drunk.
That means he didn't mean it. (sarc)
Has his police mug shot been posted yet?
Doesn't seem like the same guy, really. Is he bi-polar? Schizo?
I wondered too if as you suggest Gibson is part of the Buchananite lunatic brigade.
Doesn't seem like the same guy, really. Is he bi-polar? Schizo?
I'd like to hear Mel's side of these stories, not just the press characterization of him.
I bet you they will forgive Mel for it. These days, the Jews in Hollywood aren't really Jews. They're liberals, who happen to be of Jewish ancestry. And, since Jew-hating is fashionable amongst liberals these days, they'll probably follow the trend as well.
Partisan rhetoric serving as a channel for unresolved personal issues. ;)
LOL you could put it that way...
Because they aren't really Jews. Liberals of Jewish ancestry.
"Doesn't seem like the same guy, really. Is he bi-polar? Schizo?"
Maybe it is male change of life.. realized he is 50 the BIG FIVE OHHHHHHH whatever... his behavior is cruddy and he's ranking right with the Dixie Chicks BIG ZERO
Sir Edward Creasy's masterpiece is the Fifteen Decisive Battles.(published 1851). It covers the period from the Marathon to Waterloo. The forces of Islam are documented. Nearly had Western Civilization kneeling on prayer mats. (Battle of Tours 732).Simply hard to find where the Jews fit in.
The most terrible, though arguable, war of all, was World War One. Millions died. Britain and Germany had built enormous battleships. Like overgrown children with toys , each side was itching for a stand off. They wanted to test the toys.
Along comes the Serbian nationalists in 1914. They murder the Arch Duke and Duchess of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It touches off the World War.
Funny Mel old chap, I just cannot find a Jew to blame it on. (my humour rather odd, but you know what I mean.
Mel should have been committed to a mental hospital a long, long time ago. And his wacko father too.
IOW, Mel's echoing his dad.
Gibson is fairly representative of the sedevacantist movement in general.
His press release gave you his side of the story.
He said every bit of what has been reported is true.