Mel Gibson, Australia’s most famous actor who rose to meteoric fame in the Lethal Weapon series of movies, is in deep deep, very deep trouble – with the powerful American Jewish lobby.
Caught by Malibu police for speeding and drink driving – with a detected alcohol reading way over the limit – he was obviously drunk and had let go in an anti-Jewish tirade.
As the Romans said ‘in vino veritas’ – there’s truth in wine, or a drunk tells his true feelings.
Gibson argued with the policeman who stopped him, adding: "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?"
Hollywood, in large part controlled by the Jews, went ballistic. The Jewish community was already angry with Mel Gibson for producing (and acting in) the Passion of Christ, which they claimed had portrayed the Jews as killers of Jesus Christ.
After he sobered up, Gibson apologised saying he had uttered despicable things to deputies during his arrest. He admitted: "I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable."
Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, called Gibson's apology unremorseful and insufficient. Foxman said: "It's not a proper apology because it does not go to the essence of his bigotry and his anti-Semitism. We would hope that Hollywood now would realise the bigot in their midst and that they will distance themselves from this anti-Semite."
Hollywood experts say Mel Gibson’s career is virtually kaput. Publicist Michael Levine, who has represented Michael Jackson and Charlton Heston, said: "It's a nuclear disaster for him. I don't see how he can restore himself."
So Gibson has issued a second statement, this time grovelling before the powerful Jewish community. He whimpered: "I am in the process of understanding where those vicious words came from during that drunken display, and I am asking the Jewish community, whom I have personally offended, to help me on my journey through recovery. Again, I am reaching out to the Jewish community for its help."
Now compare Gibson’s mistake and abject apologies to the Israeli murderous atrocity at Qana, killing more than 60 innocent civilians, including many women and around 40 children, where Israeli PM Ehud Olmert apologised, saying: "Nothing is more alien to our spirit, further from our thoughts, or more contrary to our interests, than hurting innocents”.
Crap! Today most of the Israelis are nothing than intolerant Old Testament religious racists with murder in their black hearts.
He then tried to salvage something by adding the residents of Qana were warned and told to leave. He conveniently didn't add that all roads out of Qana were destroyed by his air force, effectively trapping the residents there. It's like the murderous case in Samaa, where residents were warned by Israeli airdropped leaflets to leave, and when they did, were shot by Israeli warplanes, killing many including 14 children.
Olmert insisted that no one was ordered to fire on civilians and there was no such policy. In fact, notwithstanding his apology (more for the American public than anybody) he was completely unrepentant by telling the USA he requires another two more weeks to continue the air strikes against the Lebanese.
Worse, Israeli ambassador to the UN, an unrepentant Dan Gillerman who had boasted that indeed Israel was using disproportionate force, didn’t even apologise, but blamed Hezbollah for the deaths.
It's little wonder the Lebanese PM had rejected Olmert's apology.
I would like the Jews of the world, and their supporters, to compare the difference in severity of consequences of the Gibson's mouth and Israeli air strikes, where both perpetrators had apologised. Who has been the worse offender, the criminal? Who shouldn’t be forgiven? Who should be dragged before a court for acts of evil.
But for all of us, it is an object lesson just how well organised the Israelis and their Jewish supporters* are.
* a distinction on fairness here – not all Jews are supporters of Israel and its current war crimes against the Lebanese.