Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Mel, Mel, Mel

I wondered why, after Passion, Mel Gibson didn't create the largest studio in Hollywood, and render most of the rich, liberal bastards homeless and powerless. Seems he decided to be nuts instead. Who knew?

This pisses me off. Really pisses me off because God and Capitalism gave Mel Gibson an incredible, breathtaking chance to take back the media culture and the fucker blew it. Sorry for the language. But he WASTED it. Good St. Anthony come around; something's lost that must be found.

Anyway, one thing I'll say for Mel is that he didn't offer some phoney, half-assed, half-wit apology. Usually Hollywood types say shit like: If this offended you, I'm sorry. Translation: If this offended you, fuck off.

And criminals offer apologies that sound like this: The murder of the four children was sad for all involved.

They NEVER say: I killed the kids and ruined your life.

But Mel said this:
"There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I have said..."

"The tenets of what I profess to believe necessitate that I exercise charity and tolerance as a way of life. Every human being is God's child, and if I wish to honor my God I have to honor his children. But please know from my heart that I am not an anti-Semite. I am not a bigot. Hatred of any kind goes against my faith."

Note that his statement condemned both the wrong of his words (not just how someone took them) AND he put the words in his own mouth.

I'll give this to Mel: He's a real man and he's a human being. But that's not going to be enough, unfortunately. The liberals are going to tar and feather him and they are going to paint the rest of us with the same brush.

The funny thing is there isn't one liberal in America who doesn't actually agree with MEL. They think the Jews are the cause of all the wars and by extension the current war, just as Mel said. LIBERALS are, in fact, the greatest anti-semitic force on the planet today.


Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

By no means is Mel Gibson a real conservative. In fact, he called Bush a liar for WMD claims and the war in Iraq. He is also not a mainstream Catholic but a member of a strange European cult. He is also calling his alcoholism a disease and using euphemisms like "healing."

7:35 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

Mel Gibson is NOT a member of a cult.

He is exactly the same religion I am, albeit he is a better attendee than I am. He is a traditional Roman Catholic, which is to say a REAL Roman Catholic, not a reformist heretic as 99 percent of the American Roman Catholic bishops are.

Although his father has been said to deny that the see of Peter has a Pope -- and who can blame him? -- Mel himself has said he is not a sede vacantist and, as a matter of fact, I know people who attend the traditional chapel that he built.

Liberal churchmen -- the very ones who have stacked the church with homosexual priests and "peace and justice" socialist operatives and in doing so led the church down its path to suicide -- accuse Mel (or me) of belonging to a "cult" when, in fact, the hideous liberal reformers who have torn down our churches and raped our theology and tradition are the very definition of cultists.

But even if Mel were a sede vacantist, he would not be a cultist. The Catholic church is held together today by the thinest veil of habit, not by agreement in any way over the innovations since 1963. Mel is part of the remnant of catholics left on this planet who is a true believer and his is NOT, repeat NOT, a member of a cult.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Did you see how blue his eyes were in the mug shot????

10:25 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Walker, I guess I fell for the MSM nonsense about the "cult." I left the church after Vatican ll so I haven't kept abreast of the changes but Mel's still obviously a Judophobe.

2:44 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

ER... Sorry Patrick! After a good night's sleep, I'm not nearly as annoyed by your comment. Anyway, I agree with you that he is not a true conservative. His father is definitely anti-semitic, but as for Mel, I think he is probably liberal in his thinking about the Mideast and blames the conflict on Israel. This thinking is exactly like the liberals. Of course, I have to admit that while I am anti-Hezbollah, I am not as completely pro-Israel as most conservatives.

9:43 AM  
Blogger kevinwillis.net said...

Not completely pro-Israel is better than anti-Israel, which (if my not always reliable memory serves me) you were, in some statements to me, in the past. I'm generally pro-Israel, though, frankly, not really pro-putting-Israel-in-the-middle-east. Of course, Israel was intitially a left-wing experiment in introducing socialism to the Middle East, not the war-mongering, pro-democracy capitalist they ended up being.

Anyone who has ever watched the process of corporations getting states to bid for the new headquarters or plant, or cities to bid for movies to be made in their town, could see how the Jewish state should have been handled. They should have done a big slide show with all the projected tax revenue that being the location of the Jewish State would bring the parent country (or state--Israel would fit in Texas about three-hundred times over) based on the Jewish People's previous earnings capacity.

On the other hand, other than a general sympathy for humanity (I don't want anybody getting blown up, period), I have no real sympathy for any middle-eastern dictatorship or, these days, fascist democracy (although the long run potential with even a theocratic democracy is much better than a strict totalitarian society).

More to the point, I agree with the sometimes brilliant, sometimes insane and/or stupid New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman, who recently said on NPR that, essentially, Israel is inventing new microchips and curing diseases while the folks trying to wipe them out can't manufacture a light bulb or build a hospital that isn't on top of a rocket launcher or missile silo. I'm paraphrasing, but the innovation and invention that comes from that postage stamp of desert that is Israel is truly remarkable, especially considering that fifty times the people with a hundred times the natural resources around them contribute nothing to humanity but explosions.

As far as the media tarring and feathering Mel, and using him as a "wedge" against conservatives--they've already done it, they'd do it anyway, they won't get any mileage out of it because they already drove that car 'til the wheels fell off about ten years ago. Just like Pat Robertson's heretical nonsense is cited by the media as evidence of the intolerance and messianic insanity of all Christians, the attempt to equate Mel to all Catholics, Christians, or Conservatives has zero political or ideological value to them. In may help maintain the lefties with the red meat they need to keep their hatin' muscles good and strong, but the implied "you don't want to be like Mel Gibson or Pat Robertson or Ann Coulter" argument is way past it's prime.

Hey. I like this comment. I think I'll make it my own blog entry for today. ;)

11:06 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

Well, hell, Kevin, thanks for outing me all the way, re: Israel.

But, in fact, I have moderated and that is thanks to my husband who is so aggressively pro-Israel that he says he once told me he was a Zionist! In any case, anti-Israeli sentiments are one topic that can't be expressed by me in our house. As with all people forced to shut up and listen, this has moderated my opinions some.

I do sympathize with the Israelis today to the extent that the Arabs are now so militant that the Israelis might be facing genocide should we not arm them. Mostly I do NOT sympathize with Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda and all those idiots because they are coming after us next. Also I do NOT sympathize with the United Nations, an anti-American group that we fund.

But, hell, the whole situation is the Israelis' own fault. They rounded up the Palestinians, pushed them off their land, put them in concentration camps, redrew the maps, changed the names in the country and now they have a highly militant knot of Arabs on their doorstep. Too freaking bad. They didn't get beamed there. They used to live in Palestine. The Israelis created their own enemy. Now, we are going to have a world war and why? The Israelis want to have a Jewish state on former Arab land and they don't want any Arabs there.

Sorry, just because the Israelis are brilliant and industrious doesn't give them the right to set up a racist state. Democracies are democratic for everyone, not just people of one religion. Such a painful lesson to learn.

If the Israelis were forced to live without our weapons and cash, we would see much more cooperation in the middle east much quicker. (I also think we would see Israeli suicide bombers and terrorism used a plenty -- and this is a jab as Chas who thinks they are above it.)

11:58 AM  

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