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.
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.