This is perhaps the most controversial blog I will ever write. Perhaps it is also the one I most needed to write.
He was the first “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1985, cited as America’s favorite movie star in the Harris Polls twice, and got Best Director and Picture for what I think is the greatest epic to date.
And when Jodie Foster’s new film, The Beaver, starring him is forced to play only in foreign theaters, few wonder why.
I am one of those few.
There was a time when the whole world loved Mel Gibson: before Oksana Grigorieva, before the divorce, before The Passion. He was Mad Max, Martin Riggs, Bret Maverick, Hal Moore, Benjamin Martin, and Sir William Wallace. Every woman wanted him, and every guy loved Braveheart.
I got to a very desperate place. Very desperate. Kind of jump-out-of-a-window kind of desperate. […] [W]hen you get to that point where you don't want to live, and you don't want to die, it's a desperate, horrible place to be. And I just hit my knees. And I had to use the Passion of the Christ to heal my wounds.
It was no secret Mel was a Christian before The Passion. It just seems to have become a chess piece for anti-Christian left-wing media afterwards.
I am politically incorrect, that's true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won't be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn't going to love you all the time.[ibid]
I don't believe that Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. I mean, that's an outrageous, drunken statement.[ibid]
“Nobody is without sin,” says Gibson.[ibid] Duh, right?
[On The Passion and the Jews] I want to be as truthful as possible. But when you look at the reasons Christ came, he was crucified - he died for all mankind and he suffered for all mankind. So that, really, anyone who transgresses has to look at their own part or look at their own culpability.[ibid]
It just seems that the media has a double standard when dealing with those they don’t agree with. They profess a liberal moral relativity "do whatever you want," but when examining the lives of others - most especially the lives of those that profess a belonging to a group or religion that holds up an objective code of moral conduct, themselves not icons of that religion but spiritualy needy as they are - the amoral media slices them with fine-tooth razor-sharp moral combs they have in their back pockets for such occassions. It just sickens me - the ozy-moronic nature of it all.
I wish the media would either come out and admit “We hate Mel mainly for his conservative beliefs!” or get off his back. Or both; that would be better.
And I hope there is a merciful God. I believe all sane men hope for that.