Respectful Insolence

Now that Mel Gibson has apologized for his anti-Semitic tirade during his arrest for DUI last week and the ADL has accepted Gibson’s apology, everyone is discussing what the fallout will be among the Hollywood elite, many of whom happen to be Jewish. Ever the contrarian, using my knowledge of the darker places of the Internet, where white power rangers spin ever more self-pitying tales of depradations at the hands of “the Jews,” I thought I’d see what Gibson’s other fan base thinks of the whole affair, in an unflinching effort to bring you a perspective that no other blogger would, mainly because few other bloggers have spent as much time in the foul cesspits on Usenet where Holocaust deniers hang out. (Indeed, only Andrew Mathis, Sergey Romanov, Nick Terry, and Jamie McCarthy come to mind off the top of my head as fellow travellers in the fight against Holocaust denial on Usenet who presently have their own blogs.)

The verdict among Mel’s “fans”? They’re not pleased, no, not pleased at all.

Let’s start with Little Geneva, a blog that proudly proclaims itself a blog of “reformed Dixie theocrats,” in a post called The Synagogue of Satan, pulls no punches in its displeasure with Mel:

Mel Gibson has prostrated himself before the Christ-Haters, but I’m far more alarmed by his statement that “Every human being is God’s child.” How can any Christian say such a thing?

Gee, heathen that I’ve become, even I still thought that Christianity did teach that every human being is God’s child. (Whether many on the Christian right actually act as though they believe that is, of course, in serious question.) Oh, wait. It occurred to me. I was raised Catholic, and some of the loonier sects of fundies view “Papists” as being not “true” Christians at all and as being only one very small notch above Jew and certainly heading to the “lake of fire” with them. (Some even believe that the Holocaust was instigated by the Roman Catholic Church.) Never mind.

While on a tear, however, the loonies go on:

That wasn’t the worst part for Anti-Christ Abe Foxman, who actually wants Gibson to be charged with a hate crime for saying “the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” That line also outraged the chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, who said it’s “incredibly disappointing that somebody of his stature would speak out that way, especially at this sensitive time.”

Uh, dudes, about that story about Abe Foxman. You might want to check it out a bit more. It’s probably bogus. Also, I don’t particularly like Abe Foxman, but he’s not the Antichrist. At least I’m pretty sure he’s not. He may be annoying, but I see no sign that he’s trying to achieve world domination. Or maybe the Zionists have blinded me to the truth. (That’s sarcasm, boys.)

The same Hollywood that defends Roman Polanski, who is wanted for statutory rape, refuses to forgive Gibson, even though he apologized.

Michael Hoffman observes that Gibson is “the Catholic Right’s white knight,” as were Buchanan and Buckley before him. “All of them have compromised spectacularly at one time or another. Buckley was a CIA agent and Skull and Bones member. Buchanan’s last book urged a vote for George W. Bush and babbled about Pope John Paul the Great.” Gibson blew a golden opportunity to expose Talmudism when his passion film came out. Hoffman even hand-delivered his research to Gibson!

Just lovely. It’s not surprising, though, that these racist clowns (who, by the way, don’t limit their hate to just Jews) would mention Michael Hoffman II. Hoffman’s one of the loonier Holocaust deniers I’ve ever encountered. He’s a full tilt, card-carrying anti-Semitic Jew hater who has a great love of referring to the Israeli “Holocaust” against the Palestinians. I was intrigued by the suggestion that Hoffman had “hand-delivered” his “research” on the Talmud to Mel Gibson; so I headed over to his blog. Not surprisingly, Hoffman’s quite displeased, and has expressed his displeasure on his blog:

Mel Gibson is sick, mentally and spiritually. Deep down in his gut, he despises the Judiacs. But his need for human respect, the preservation of his bulging bank account and the tender ministrations of his Hollywood entourage, impel him to produce holohoax movies ( “Flory: Survival in the Valley of Death”) on behalf of the Kosher Nostra at ABC TV.

“Poor Mel” has ample resources for extricating and redeeming himself, if he chooses. Not everyone does. I know far more worthy people, poverty-stricken activists who daily expend their time and money and risk their lives against the Judaic heirs of the first century Pharisees. They can’t even get their teeth fixed, much less a speeding ticket. They toil unknown and unsung, with zero sympathy or support. The bell tolls not for them.

Kind of makes you all teary-eyed, doesn’t it, thinking about those poor white activists toiling away in obscurity?

After symbolically pounding a nail into the hand of Jesus Christ on screen (that’s his hand driving the hammer in “The Passion”), Mel Gibson is still kissing Judaic posteriors and producing Holycaust flicks (actually it was announced today that he has lost the contract with ABC for his “Holocaust” movie — too bad, I bet it would have been a real tear-jerker and cash cow). Does it get any worse? How low can you go? Keep an eye on Mel and you just might find out.

Personally, I tend to believe that Gibson is sick, but for another reason. He’s clearly got a substance abuse problem, and he does appear to harbor anti-Semitic beliefs, probably as a result of his father. At least he apologized for his outburst, but only time will tell whether his apology is genuine. Of course, haters like Hoffman liked Mel better before he apologized. If you really want to see what white power ranger woo is like, though (and, believe me, the white nationalist racists are more than capable of believing in some serious woo), you have to check out this passage in Hoffman’s little screed:

Gibson had an opportunity to blow the whole [Jewish] conspiracy open during “The Passion” controversy. This writer’s research on the Talmud was hand-delivered to him in Texas. Honest Catholic activists offered him private avenues for funneling millions into the struggle against Judaism and Zionism. Instead, he flipped them off, bought himself an island in the Pacific and shipped over an eight lane bowling alley for his enjoyment.

This is news to me. If Gibson truly consorted with such odious people as Hoffman, I’d find that far more of a strike against him than a drunken tirade when busted for DUI. However, Hoffman is the kind of guy who would definitely get along with Hutton Gibson, Mel Gibson’s father. For example (and here comes the white power ranger woo), he dedicates himself to researching what he calls the “occult cryptocracy’s orchestration of American history,” believing that this cryptocracy controls American culture and thought. For good measure, he also believes that white slavery was widespread during the same time that African Americans were enslaved. Oh, and almost as an afterthought, he believes that Holocaust was a hoax. And he sure does hate Jews, so much so that he rejoiced over the destruction of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003 because of its multicultural crew, not to mention its Israeli payload specialist, going so far as to write:

The symbolism of the Israeli ‘combat air force’ pilot blowing up in the approximate vicinity of Palestine, Texas, requires no embellishment or explications. Rarely does what we might call ‘the hand of God’ move so dramatically in world affairs.

Sample some of Hoffman‘s writings, and you’ll probably come to the same conclusion that I did: If indeed Mel actually looked at Hoffman’s writings about the Talmud, even he probably recognized them for what they were and promptly ignored them. Besides, what would Hoffman’s “truth” about the Jews be and why would it be relevant to The Passion.

Overall, the reaction across the mighty whitey racist blogosphere is great disappointment in Gibson for his apology:

Hey, Mel! Don’t back down, man. If you want to recant your statements then at least don’t lie. Use the moment while the cameras are rolling to explain in sober terms how the Jews have repeatedly manipulated the U.S. into global war. This is your moment to stand up for what’s right instead of just hiding behind the message in a movie.

Mel, while you’re hunkering down during the coming days, there’s two great movies you should see: Braveheart and The Patriot. Show us all how to cry “freedom” while tyrants disembowel you. You’ve inspired us by your stories, now follow through with your actions.

Geez, what do they expect Mel to do? Storm the barricades of the U.N. to destroy the black helicopters hidden within its compound? Infiltrate the headquarters of the Mossad in order to bring down the Jewish state single-handedly? With “friends” like these, Mel doesn’t need any enemies, especially when alcohol is a big enough enemy all by itself.

NOTE: That’s enough about Mel for now. Fear not! I don’t want this to turn into a celebrity gossip blog like D-Listed or The Superficial. Your Friday Dose of Woo will appear tomorrow, as usual. I also have a followup post to my discussion of corneal angiogenesis and eye evolution, but that probably won’t appear until Monday or Tuesday. (I had hoped to have it ready yesterday or today, but somehow didn’t quite manage it.) And don’t forget, keep those potential topics for Your Friday Dose of Woo coming! It’s too late for this week, but there are always future weeks.

Comments

  1. #1 TheProbe
    August 3, 2006

    I am emailing the Discovery Channel to include blogging about Holocaust deniers in their “Dirty Jobs” series.

    After reading this, I actually feel sorry for Mel. He just cannot please anyone. With Rodney Dangerfield gone, he can now claim that he don’t get any respect.

  2. #2 Bruce
    August 3, 2006

    Uh, wow? I can’t believe you actually spend time in the sewer where these cretins live. Thanks for sharing, though.
    I’m an atheist (so I don’t believe this would happen) but, if Jesus came back, he would slap the s**t out of these guys!

  3. #3 KeithB
    August 3, 2006

    As far as being “Children of God” goes, I guess that blogger does not think that Paul was a Christian:
    22Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.

    24″The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28′For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

    29″Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone–an image made by man’s design and skill. 30In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”

    (From Acts 17)

    On Al Franken the other day, Al told the story of wanting to go up to Mel at a party and saying,”Mel, I don’t think our fathers would have gotten along to well.”

  4. #4 Richard
    August 3, 2006

    Ohmygod, that is some scary stuff. After reading the Lahaye interview in Newsweek this morning, and then all of this, I’m a bit in shock at the lunacy out there. I guess I’ve been a bit sheltered.

    As for Gibson, I pity him. His manner and behavior strike me as that of a person who has been abused or brain-washed, or something, and considering who his father is, how could he not be totally screwed up?

  5. #5 beajerry
    August 3, 2006

    Mel who?

  6. #6 Occidentalist
    August 3, 2006

    Ya know the Talmud says Jesus Christ is boiling in hot excrement for all eternity, right?

    I just can’t understand why people don’t like Jews. It’s one of the wonders of the world. Like those 37 little girls. They better not be bitter -buncha Klansman those Palestinians are.

    BTW, Little Geneva is an EXCELLENT website, a must read for any thinking person.

    And the black helicopters are very, very real.

  7. #7 anonymouse
    August 4, 2006
  8. #8 Sergey Romanov
    August 5, 2006

    “Ya know the Talmud says Jesus Christ is boiling in hot excrement for all eternity, right?”

    According to one version, yes. So what? Followers of Judaism are not Christians. Why should they respect Jesus? Do Christians respect Muhammad, or do they think that he is burning in fire for all eternity? So there.

    This is one of the dumbest “arguments” ever.

  9. #9 Joshua
    August 7, 2006

    As far as being “Children of God” goes, I guess that blogger does not think that Paul was a Christian

    Well, I don’t think I can dispute that he was a Christian, but I can argue that he was a big ol’ jerk. Also, undeniably human and not claimed to be even a little bit divine, unlike JC, so I don’t see why I should care what he has to say, even if I were a Christian.

  10. #10 Kiwiwriter
    August 7, 2006

    The extreme right seems utterly furious that Mel Gibson has deserted them, even momentarily.

    They are so obsessed with movies.

  11. #11 Julie Stahlhut
    August 8, 2006

    Poor Mel woulda been better off had he heeded the words of Gretchen Wilson:

    “One thing I’ve learned when you get tore up……
    Don’t drive your car
    Don’t start no stuff in no bar
    Hell I wouldn’t tell anybody where you are
    When you’re all jacked up.”

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