Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lew Rockwell and Rod Dreher and Stephen Hand on Mel Gibson

An earlier post of mine — Lew Rockwell and Rod Dreher on Lindsay Lohan — comes to mind reading Mr. Rockwell's thoughts on another celebrity scandal — The Man They Love To Hate and A Sinner Made This Movie — and Mr. Dreher's — Mel Gibson: Crazy, vicious creep.

"Actor-director-screen writer Mel Gibson has been accused of saying rude things in a private telephone argument," writes Mr. Rockwell. "Surely this is a crime unprecedented in the annals of Hollywood. Stone him. After all, he made the ultimate politically incorrect movie in the teeth of widespread opposition, funded it himself, and earned a big profit."

"When I heard the first audio clip of one of Mel Gibson's crazy calls to his girlfriend -- the angry, racist rant -- I deliberately chose not to post it, though it was disgusting," rants Mr. Dreher, suggesting that "the man really is a dangerous lunatic who ought to be slapped with a truckload of restraining orders, and who basically ought to be slapped, period." (Read the comments for some insight into what probably really happened.)

Personally, I think Stephen Hand is on to something suggesting that his enemies were out "entrap him by way of his weak points by all means, or at least hope to aid in something like this" — A Blessing in Disguise for Mel Gibson.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grigorieva may have all the moolah she'll ever need after going through Timothy Dalton and now Mel Gibson, but I very much doubt she'll ever again find a reasonably intelligent boyfriend after what she did to Mel.

11:38 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Yeah. How many partners in abusive relationships with rich guys just happen to have recording devices handy at the right moment? I firmly believe that Mel was set up in all this from the get go, poor bastard.

11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I'll say is that I'd much rather have a beer with Mel Gibson, warts and all, than Rod Dreher, if he even touches beer.

2:05 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Well said, Anon. And that's what it ultimately comes down to.

2:29 AM  
Anonymous love the girls said...

I'm disappointed to find out the Mel Gibson is such a jerk, I had expected better.

So what if he was set up? Does that excuse his behavior?

So what if Rod Dreher is a nit wit? Does that excuse Mel Gibson's behavior?

Mel Gibson is married for heaven's sake, what does he think he is doing?

4:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something that should be said in Gibson's defense, is that in the Deep South the N-epithet used to a black's face was a grievous insult, but that once upon a time, or so my grandma, who'd be 100 this year, emphatically told me, and so Sen Byrd of the same generation, the n-epithet was emphatically NOT a racial slur.

For my grandmother, law-abiding blacks most definitely were never to be called a n*****, and both Sen Byrd and my grandmother had no problem calling miscreant whites n*****s.

I could easily imagine that Mel Gibson, whose family left the states in the early 60s, grew up with the same usage of that peculiar epithet.

8:45 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Anon, your comments bring to mind this disappointing title to a post of a video by a fellow Catholic blogger in which the subject uses the white n-word -- Byrd... Klansman to the end.

There's something pathetic about white people puffing themselves up by harping on other white people's supposed racism.

10:34 PM  

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