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Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' Bush (Flashback: Gibson Part of Hollywood Bush Hate Contingent)
Yahoo ^ | May 12, 2006

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".


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Just in case any lib slobberers try to connect Mel Gibson's apparent anti-semitism to his supposedly being conservative, remember this. Of course I guess he doesn't like the war on terror because he doesn't like us taking out jihadists who want to exterminate Jews.
1 posted on 07/31/2006 12:00:03 PM PDT by MikeA
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To: MikeA

Hollywood will forgive Mel.


2 posted on 07/31/2006 12:00:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MikeA

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$$.


3 posted on 07/31/2006 12:02:33 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: MikeA

I can't wait to read the movie review in Mel-Jazeera.


4 posted on 07/31/2006 12:02:41 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dfwgator

This new movie is actually Mel's apology to Hollywood for making The Passion of the Christ.


5 posted on 07/31/2006 12:02:54 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: MikeA

What is Mel...some sort of double agent?


6 posted on 07/31/2006 12:03:06 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: dfwgator

As the old saying goes, Mel "needs a check-up from the neck-up." My God, he's nuts.


7 posted on 07/31/2006 12:03:27 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Their is no substitute for victory." - Douglas MacArthur)
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To: RexBeach

Trey and Matt had him pegged in that South Park episode.


8 posted on 07/31/2006 12:04:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL

Once again "It's Bush's fault"


9 posted on 07/31/2006 12:05:40 PM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !")
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To: Vaquero
LOL, na, just another Hollyweird liberal wacko.

But some of his movies are pretty good!
10 posted on 07/31/2006 12:05:51 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: MikeA

He made 4 movies with Danny Glover....


11 posted on 07/31/2006 12:06:59 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob

True, Glover's swamp fever left wing braindead politics is so toxic it's probably catching.


12 posted on 07/31/2006 12:08:03 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: dfwgator

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.


13 posted on 07/31/2006 12:08:34 PM PDT by wtc911 (You can't get there from here)
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To: Vaquero
What is Mel...some sort of double agent?

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.

14 posted on 07/31/2006 12:11:35 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (I hereby re-christen the Republican Party as "The Flaccid Party")
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To: wtc911
The one thing you cannot be or seem to be in Hollywood is anti-semetic.

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.

15 posted on 07/31/2006 12:17:35 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I have to take a shower.)
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To: wtc911
The one thing you cannot be or seem to be in Hollywood is anti-semetic.

Of course, this rule does not apply to muzzies.

16 posted on 07/31/2006 12:17:43 PM PDT by sportutegrl (A person is a person, no matter how small. (Dr. Seuss))
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To: RexBeach

I'm with you. Although I've liked many of his movies it's becoming apparent the guy is just a tad unbalanced.


17 posted on 07/31/2006 12:18:04 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: MikeA

Mel has made an ass of himself with his drunkeness. He has stumbled greatly. He needs help. Pray for him.


18 posted on 07/31/2006 12:18:35 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: MikeA
Mel is a volcano of emotions...that's why he's such a good actor.

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.)

19 posted on 07/31/2006 12:18:57 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: wtc911

"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.


20 posted on 07/31/2006 12:19:03 PM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: Vaquero

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?


21 posted on 07/31/2006 12:19:06 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: MikeA
There are not a few rad-trads (radical traditionalists) on the extreme Catholic Right who are tinged, if not suffused, with Antisemitism and who also opppose Bush and the response to Islam's war on the West.

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.

22 posted on 07/31/2006 12:19:15 PM PDT by bornacatholic
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To: dfwgator

Hollywood ARE Mel. They'll give him a medal, especial from liberal Jews. (which makes no sense to me)


23 posted on 07/31/2006 12:19:50 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: MikeA

Sigh. I am sad and embarrassed once again to admit I admired someone who didn’t 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?


24 posted on 07/31/2006 12:20:22 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I have not yet read exactly what he said. Do you have a link? Thanks
susie


25 posted on 07/31/2006 12:20:37 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: ichabod1
Maybe so, but it's perfectly ok to be anti-zionist and anti-neocon

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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.

26 posted on 07/31/2006 12:21:23 PM PDT by wtc911 (You can't get there from here)
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To: MikeA

Mel is not getting one more movie nickel ever out of my pocket.


27 posted on 07/31/2006 12:23:50 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: MikeA

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It was da Jooooooos fault!

28 posted on 07/31/2006 12:31:36 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: MikeA

Any anti-Bush remarks must have been made when he was drunk.

That means he didn't mean it. (sarc)


29 posted on 07/31/2006 12:32:19 PM PDT by Reddy (America, Bless God!)
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To: saganite
This new movie is actually Mel's apology to Hollywood for making The Passion of the Christ.

Transparently so.

30 posted on 07/31/2006 12:34:53 PM PDT by polymuser (There is one enemy and one war.)
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To: MikeA

Has his police mug shot been posted yet?


31 posted on 07/31/2006 12:40:28 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: MikeA

Doesn't seem like the same guy, really. Is he bi-polar? Schizo?


32 posted on 07/31/2006 12:43:01 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL!


33 posted on 07/31/2006 12:44:22 PM PDT by fanfan (WAW - Women Against Weenification!)
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To: bornacatholic

I wondered too if as you suggest Gibson is part of the Buchananite lunatic brigade.


34 posted on 07/31/2006 12:45:45 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: Shery

Doesn't seem like the same guy, really. Is he bi-polar? Schizo?




He says he's an alcoholic!


35 posted on 07/31/2006 12:46:31 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Freedom isn't Free.........Support Our Troops......Thank a Veteran Today)
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To: MikeA

I'd like to hear Mel's side of these stories, not just the press characterization of him.


36 posted on 07/31/2006 12:48:14 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: brytlea
Try this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1674817/posts
37 posted on 07/31/2006 12:50:56 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (I hereby re-christen the Republican Party as "The Flaccid Party")
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To: wtc911

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.


38 posted on 07/31/2006 12:55:58 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: brytlea

Partisan rhetoric serving as a channel for unresolved personal issues. ;)


39 posted on 07/31/2006 12:57:21 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: MikeA

LOL you could put it that way...


40 posted on 07/31/2006 12:57:32 PM PDT by bornacatholic
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To: A CA Guy

Because they aren't really Jews. Liberals of Jewish ancestry.


41 posted on 07/31/2006 12:58:27 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Shery

"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


42 posted on 07/31/2006 12:59:15 PM PDT by Gimme
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To: MikeA
One could, of course, deal with the actual statements attributed to Mel Gibson. I would take it as a stupid diatribe. There is no merit to the statements as to the Jewish people who cause wars.

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.

43 posted on 07/31/2006 12:59:35 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: MikeA

Mel should have been committed to a mental hospital a long, long time ago. And his wacko father too.


44 posted on 07/31/2006 1:00:50 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Sans-Culotte

Thank you.
susie


45 posted on 07/31/2006 1:01:17 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Alexander Rubin

Perhaps..,
:)


46 posted on 07/31/2006 1:02:46 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: wtc911
The one thing you cannot be or seem to be in Hollywood is anti-semetic conservative
47 posted on 07/31/2006 1:10:17 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: bornacatholic
He is not amused by Vatican Two

IOW, Mel's echoing his dad.

48 posted on 07/31/2006 1:13:44 PM PDT by uglybiker (Don't blame me. I didn't make you stupid.)
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To: bornacatholic
There are not a few rad-trads (radical traditionalists) on the extreme Catholic Right who are tinged, if not suffused, with Antisemitism and who also opppose Bush and the response to Islam's war on the West.

Gibson is fairly representative of the sedevacantist movement in general.

49 posted on 07/31/2006 1:14:56 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: stinkerpot65
I'd like to hear Mel's side of these stories, not just the press characterization of him.

His press release gave you his side of the story.

He said every bit of what has been reported is true.

50 posted on 07/31/2006 1:16:55 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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