July 2, 2010, - 12:48 pm
As George Orwell observed in “Animal Farm,” all of the animals in the barnyard are equal, but some are more equal than others. And so it goes with Mel Gibson’s latest bigoted rant.
Gibson was allegedly caught on tape using the N-word with his estranged concubine/babymama, Oksana Grigorieva, as well as uttering all kinds of obscenities, including the c-word and other standard low-class stuff.
But what’s interesting to me and reader/attorney Jon Grant (see his on-target comments below) is all the fuss being made over Gibson’s use of the N-word and calling Blacks gang rapists. It’s extremely offensive, but no surprise. The guy’s a bigot. And we’ve known that for quite a while. It’s not new.
In fact, the outrage now seems to go far beyond that caused by his anti-Semitic rant against a Jewish Los Angeles police officer. Talk now is that this alleged conversation could end his career. But why didn’t his anti-Semitic remarks about the Jews end his career? Why did he still get to make movies and have half of Hollywood defending him, including anti-Semitism scholars, Rabbis Jodie Foster and Patrick Swayze? Is bigotry against Blacks less acceptable, anti-Semitism more acceptable? For me, it’s not a question, but a fact. And it’s not new, either. When Blacks, Muslims, or liberals are attacked, it’s important. When Jews, other White people, and conservatives are attacked . . . cue the crickets.
Just like George Orwell’s barnyard, Mel Gibson’s Jew-hatred and out-of-wedlock fatherhood are no big thing. It’s his attacks on Black people that are important.
It just goes to show you can say any vile thing about Jews and get away with it, you can cheat on your wife and have kids out of wedlock while still married won’t hurt your career, but using the N-word and using filthy language with your girlfriend will.
P.S. Have a great Fourth of July, and remember the greatness of our founders (you know, those dead white guys the liberals vilify).
Jon, who is Jewish, notes the difference between Americans like him and “Americans” like Gibson:
My great-uncle died in the Spanish American War, we had relatives who died in WWI, three of my four uncles served in WWII (one has 5 Purple Hearts, but we’ll save that story for another time), and the fourth uncle served in Korea.
One of my mother’s cousins was MIA/KIA during Vietnam (Marine Colonel shot down flying over North Vietnam), and I volunteered for the Navy when I graduated from the People’s Republic of the Washington College of Law, Un-American University, but was not accepted for medical reasons (colitis).
WHO SAYS JEWS DON’T FIGHT? COWARDS LIKE MEL GIBSON WHO BEAT UP WOMEN AND WHOSE FATHER TOOK THEM TO AUSTRALIA TO AVOID THE DRAFT? . . .
Jews made up about 8% of the U.S. Armed forces serving during Vietnam, at a time when they made up about 3.4% of the U.S. population.
Right on, Jon. Amen. (And my own Jewish father was drafted and served during Vietnam, unlike the Gibson family.)
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