Skip to comments.A tale of 2 stories about anti-Semitism
Posted on 08/06/2006 6:52:43 AM PDT by ArGee
TWO INCIDENTS occurred on July 28. Both took place on the West Coast; both involved an American venting his hostility to Jews. But only one of them became, in the days that followed, the big national story about anti-Semitism. The other was treated as a serious but local matter, and drew only modest coverage around the country.
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I guess that Mel was the bigger story because he is perceived as a conservative and that Haq deserves protection and pity because he's an oppressed Muslim. Good=evil and evil=good. Obviously Mel has to do penance but Haq should end up with the death penalty and probably won't.
Mel might have the same problem that many have regarding Islam. They dislike the religion, but like many who are of that faith. The result is a cognitive dissonance that they can control when sober, but have a much more difficult time when intoxicated.
It might be something else altogether, like an adolescent who rants about how much s/he hates their parents. They really don't, but say so in some heat of the moment.
It would be interesting to know if something or someone set Mel off, rather than him having a deep animosity towards Jews in general.
Alcoholics are very difficult to be around. Some are very much a Jekyll and Hyde, split personality, with the nasty one coming out once they've hit a critical amount of alcohol. They are very unpredictable and should be avoided whenever possible.
if your enemy acts as a "group" can you not oppose them as a "group"? Just wondering.
But see, here's the difference. Gibson is a CHRISTIAN EVIL DOER wheras....... Well everybody knows that if you aren't christian, and especially if you aren't one of those pasty white people, you can't be racist.
Why, "them brown people" have a legitimate plight. Or at least, that's how it seems that the liberal media is playing this card. Why is it that it comes down to race, yet liberals claim they are not racist?
Let's suppose that I have some deep-seated hatred of blacks. Perhaps my dad was very racist and taught me his racism when he was very young. Then further suppose that I grew wiser and realized that bigotry was wrong. Suppose I recognized this deep-seated hatred, disliked it, but was unable to dislodge it. Suppose I managed to exorcize it from my behavior to the point that nobody would ever suspect that I was, deep-down, a racist.
Which is the more important detail about me, that there is a racism at my core that I can't eradicate, or that I know it is wrong and do everything in my power to keep it from making a difference?
Maybe Mel is like that, and maybe we should focus more on the fact that he knows it is wrong than that it gets out when he's drunk.
Little has been said about Mel's drink of choice that night --tequila, straight from the bottle.
Now science will tell you that alcohol is alcohol is alcohol. It doesn't matter what you drink. However, anyone who has spent time around a heavy drinker (or been one themselves) will state unequivocally that tequila tends to bring out the worst in people! It has this reputation and it is well-deserved.
In my hardest drinking days I avoided tequila. For one, mixed tequila drinks (sunrises and margaritas) give my face very pronounced beet-red splotches. This happens every time I'd drink one of these drinks, usually about 20 minutes after I'd imbibe. Straight tequila just makes me mean and spiteful.
I was always a happy drunk --except when I drank tequila. There is just something about the additional ingredients in tequila --and this would be confirmed by many people who have gotten drunk from tequila.
Jacoby always a good read. Shalom.