Monday, July 31, 2006

Mel Gibson can't help being anti-Semitic — it's part of Christian culture, pagan historian says

By now everyone knows that Mel Gibson is an anti-Semite, at least when he's drinking.

On Sunday the Pagan Temple blogged: "The wonder is to me, not that Mel Gibson may turn out to be a virulent anti-Semitic person after all, but that, as a Bible-believing conservative Catholic Christian, after all, how could he not be."

Patrick Kelley uses the Mel Gibson story as a launching pad in his article "The Anti-Semitic Conscousness And Consequences" to discuss the pre- and anti-Judaic roots of Christianity, exploring the neo-Christian cults of Galilee in the hundred years before Christ.

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  1. Is Mel Gibson Arrest A Setup?
    Is Passion of The Christ Star being targeted for character assassination?

    July 29 2006

    The reports detailing Mel Gibson's alleged arrest on suspicion of drunk driving on Friday in Malibu seem to be spiraling out of control.

    The article currently linked at the top of Drudge Report alleges that Gibson went on an anti-semitic rampage during his arrest, hurling religious epithets at police officers.

    It is also being suggested that Los Angeles County Sheriff's department had the initial report doctored to keep the real story under wraps.

    Although Gibson has apologized for his behavior after being arrested, it is still pertinent to ask whether he became a deliberate target following his increasingly antagonistic political stance towards the Neo-Con hierarchy.

    The tabloid media circus over the fact that Gibson had one drink over the legal limit is noticably absent when members of the establishment are caught engaging in similar or worse activity - George W. Bush being a prime example.

    Gibson has long been targeted for smear campaigns since his release of The Passion of The Christ which was also accused of being anti-semitic.

    Gibson's father Hutton has also continuously been branded anti-semitic in the media. Many believe that this is directly due to his knowledge of the New World Order agenda and his efforts to expose it. The media often take Hutton Gibson's comments about global conspiracy out of context and paint him up as an anti-semite.

    Could it be that this time Mel Gibson has once again been set up for character assassination?

    Gibson is renowned for his outspoken criticism of The Bush administration. He launched a scathing attack on President Bush last May, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilization in his new film Apocalypto.

    Previous to this he was vocal in his opposition to the war in Iraq. Gibson has also continuously jibed at the Neocons over the war. The following is from an interview with Diane Sawyer of MSN jut after the release of The Passion:

    You know, I might not hurry back. I might go and go somewhere no-one can find me. You know where that is? You know where the place is no-one can find you? I was thinking of pitching my tent right next to the weapons of mass destruction. Then no-one would find me.

  2. That's interesting, but would be moreso if there was at least the substantiation of where this article was originally published.

    What are these secrets of the New World Order agenda that Mel's father knows about? Where did he get this knowledge, and why isn't it common knowledge?

    — W.S.

  3. Thanks, Widow's Son, you're the first person who ever called me a historian, in fairness, I'm an amateur historian at best. But hey, I'll take the compliment, thanks again.

    I think what you're anonymous commenter was referring to is the typical Illiminati/Zionist, etc. conspiracy theories that Mel's father has reportedly bought into, not so much that he himself has any special knowledge of anything.

  4. Patrick,

    I debated with myself when composing the article's title whether to refer to you as "pagan blogger" or "pagan historian." Since you were blogging about history, I chose the latter. :)

    I love the power of words. Did you notice how Anonymous put a not-so-bad spin on Mel's level of inebriation? Whereas from his reported actions, I'd probably say he was "drunk out of his skull," Anonymous says he was "one drink over the legal limit."

    I disagree with his blanket statement that the press ignores the drunken stupors of liberals. It's only been a few weeks ago we were laughing at one of those drug-crazed, drunken Kennedys getting stopped in Washington, D.C.

    What amuses me most is that any of us give a flying f*** about what celebrities think or do in the first place.

    — W.S.

    PS: I use asterisks in the "dirty words" so family-friendly filters don't keep fundamentalists Christians from finding this blog. Please do the same should you feel the need to use any of those "offensive" words. Yeah, I know... it's okay for Christians like G.W. Bush to say them, but I'm hoping to get this blog accepted in the Baptist Top 1000, the Christian Top 1000, and if we're very, very lucky, the Fundamentalist Christian Topsites and The Fundamental 500. Hallelujah!

  5. Oh, believe me I wasn't complaining about being called an historian, though I was a little surprised. As for your Anonymous blogger, it was hard for me to read all that, after so long I started skipping through it.

    I totally agree with what you said about people caring that much about celebrities. Still, I sometimes find them interesting, plus that is another good way to generate more hits for your blog, by people that are interested in them being just intriqued enopgh by the appearrance of your site in the search engines to pay you a visit.

    I would have to think long and hard about the asterisk thing you were advising me.

    For one thing, I seriously doubt that I would ever get listed among a Baptist Top Ten or Top One Hundred. You do have a point though, I'll consider it, though it kind of goes against what I personally believe in. After all, it's obvious what you are saying anyway. If they are that offended by it they will never return after that one time you make it through the filters.

    Congratulations for making it on, I saw you there when I was checking something from my site-meter. I had the impression someone had come to my site from there, but I didn't see a link for me anywhere, though I saw yours, so maybe your site was where they came from.

    Oh, by the way, if Gibson was just "one drink over the legal limit", as oppossed to being "drunk out of his skull", doesn't that make his actions even worse?

  6. That's certainly true; blogging about celebrities can increase your visitors. Last month when wrote about Connie Chung's offkey swan song, Mary got a couple of thousand visits in one day, about four days after the story was hot, to that page.

    At other times, writing about Madonna, for example, has only increased visits by 50 or so in any one day.

    You just never know what will be hot, or when.

    — W.S.

  7. I have read many posts on this site during the past 6 months but I have never posted anything. I am a young well educated mason (40 with an MBA). Many of the posts are thought provoking and entertaining. I find this recent trend of pointing fingers at organized religion a bit troubling, and I believe it erodes your credibility; just my two cents.

  8. Dear Anonymous,

    Thanks for your kind words about this site.

    As for my pointing fingers at organized religion:

    1) It's not a recent trend. I've been questioning and pointing fingers at organized religion since I was nine years old. (I remember the first question I asked in Sunday School. No one has ever answered the question satisfactorily within the framework of what is taught.) My credibility has never been questioned.

    2) I've been questioning and pointing fingers at organized religioni on this blog for almost a year. My credibility has never been questioned.

    3) Organized religion is one of the problems with conventional Masonry. It has crept into the lodge in ways it should not have. Read the Small Town Freemasonry series for details.

    4) Certain segments of organized religion hate and regularly tell lies about Freemasonry. See Josh the Baptist's anti-Masonic blog.

    5) Organized religion is the primary cause and justification of wars and hatred on our planet.

    I respect the right of people to bind together into an organized religion, but only as long as the group they form minds its own business and does not try to proselytize. When they begin trying to convert me, or they try to mold society in ways I do not agree with, then I will use my inalienable right of free speech to disagree.

    — W.S.

  9. Thank you for your response. It was not my intention to be confrontational. I do enjoy many of your posts, again Thank You.

  10. Does actor and director Mel Gibson deserve a Hollywood-style blacklisting because of "anti-Semitic comments" he made to a cop during a hum-drum DUI arrest? The simple answer is this: No. Never. Not even close.

    In fact, though Gibson should certainly be rebuked for his threats to an arresting officer, emotional outburst, and the idiotic timing of his political remarks, he should be respected for his bold conclusions.

    As for his sin of drunkenness, Gibson's measured alcohol level of .12 amounts to about three drinks. That's pretty modest considering it was going on 3 am. On any given weekend night, Gibson was probably less intoxicated than about than a third of drivers who manage to make it home without incident. In most states he probably wouldn't have even been arrested, since .10 blood alcohol level is the historic norm for determining intoxication. As for his political comments, now it gets complicated. And revealing.

    No question about it, Mel's in hot water. But it's primarily with the T hought Police in American media and their cronies in Culture Control. Don't expect Oscar-winner Gibson to emerge months from now as if nothing happened. This isn't a mere drug bust, assault charge, or even a comment disparaging of the Pope or motherhood. Mel Gibson has gone way over the top: he's offended international Jewry.

    Just what was his most "disgraceful" remark?--that "the Jews are responsible for all the world's wars"? Oh my! Never! No truth there! Here's another unforgivable line (to the arresting officer): "Are you a Jew"? How rude! Criminal! Just thinking about it makes me tremble.

    Now it's well known that some elements within organized Jewry tried to destroy Gibson for producing "The Passion of Christ", so his paranoia over Jewish interference in his affairs is not without warrant. But suppose Gibson's remarks were simply: "The Jews find themselves enmeshed in so many of the worlds' wars... how interesting." And suppose he merely asked the arresting cop, "are you Jewish?". What then? The headline fodder would likely be gone. At that point, the whole incident would properly be nothin more than a curious 'So What?'. But instead, Gibson foolishly showed his hand.

    By contrast, suppose we change Gibson's 'bigoted" remarks from "F**king Jews" to "F**king Christian Fundamentalists". Would anyone even notice? Certainly, there would be no Hollywood hysteria over the comment. In fact, he'd more likely be the toast of the town, possibly feted with a Free Speech Award from the ACLU.

    But as every public figure knows, offending Jews is not the same thing as offending Christians. No sireee.

    Indeed, the gatekeepers who manufacture and regulate public anxiety want desperately to keep the heat on Mel. Why? They know that Mel's not on their side. Indeed, Gibson certainly understands--and probably disdains--international Jewry for their political project know as the State of Israel. Thus, the real issue isn't Gibson's alleged "bigotry", but duplicitous and lethal conduct of the Jewish State.

    The big story here is the perverse double standard concerning religion and ethnicity that we Americans continuously endure. For instance, if an African-American indelicately generalizes about how "f**cking whites enslaved blacks" am I going to get huffy over it? Nope. Will complaints follow, charges be filed? Not on your life. Truth--even a kernel of truth--makes for a valid argument. Let the debate begin! Americans of European descent accept their exceptional and imperfect role in world history, including the institution of slavery (which they abolished).

    For matters "of concern to the Jewish community" however, the opposite is true. Untoward generalizations at any time are simply unacceptable. Never, never, never. And the American government's unwavering commitment to the Jewish State reflects this unrelenting obligation.

    As for Gibson's political comments, are we supposed to believe that organized Jewry isn't deeply involved in orchestrating wars in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan and Lebanon? Don't be silly. Now the case can be argued many ways, but no one can dispute the fact that this glorious tribe of geniuses, victims and survivors--many of whom operate at the highest levels in Washington, Hollywood, New York and Tel Aviv--regularly finds itself in the middle of political meltdowns. And as the bodies accumulate in Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza, those on the front lines whose villages are now barren fields surely know who's responsible. That's the main subtext in the overblown Gibson Affair. Only it's not coming soon to a movie theater near you.

    But let's agree on this: Gibson does owe an apology, but it's to the arresting officer, who he threatened for arresting him. Problem is, Hollywood wants Gibson's head for defying their greatest taboo, namely, criticizing the Chosen People. This is Kosher McCarthyism, plain and simple.

    And it's particularly ironic coming from Tinsel Town with its levels of drug addiction, infidelity, billion-dollar porn-casting and open-faced warmongering.

    No, the Arab world doesn't hate us for our freedoms. They hate us for our vices and hypocrisy.

    So please don't write off (or shun) Mel Gibson. He should certainly be forgiven. Indeed, one can be a fine person, even if one dislikes Jewish behavior and politics. How is that? Hatred is a burden. No one wants to hate. And Gibson I bet would rather love than (secretly) dislike some of his Jewish colleagues in Hollywood. Yet he's probably found himself disliking many Jews, possibly because of their attitudes and actions which are connected to their sense of superiority associated with being Jewish. It's an unpleasant but rational decision. But one needn't hate all Jews because of the actions of some individuals and Zionist Jews in particular.

    And this distinction surely needs to be made. Similarly, Jews shouldn't necessarily hate their harshest critics. A war of words needn't bring about bloodshed. But the political and cultural power held by Jews makes them an omnipresent force which affects us all. Often very negatively. The expanding (and perpetual) Mideast wars are just one example of their extraordinary power.

    If and when world Jewry changes its oppressive, duplicitous ways, one should forgive them and make peace. I hope that happens soon. For now however, during this time of needless, aggressive wars, disdain for international Jewry is less a sign of bigotry than an indicator of political awareness.

    Today, Zionism deserves to be disdained. Pundits will dismiss this as anti-Semitism. But don't be fooled. Jewish political conduct deserves reform. It's chauvinistic underpinnings are out of step with modern attitudes (and law) which advance equality and would otherwise have the U.S. behave with true impartiality in the Middle East and beyond.

    Thus, the very term "anti-Semite" has become junk propaganda. It's an overreaching smear. One's character and personality shouldn't be measured against their level of devotion to things Jewish. How absurd. How narcissistically... Jewish. Yet they've hoisted this burdensome masquerade on the Christian world and many have accepted it; so much so that they're willing to launch wars for Israel. Mel Gibson surely understand this, and considers it wrong.

    There are many unethical people who do terrible things each and every day. If it turns out that they absolutely and uncritically LOVE Israel and the Jews, does this make them virtuous? George W. Bush apparently thinks so.

    Why then should otherwise ethical people be judged negatively if they consider collective Jewish actions deplorable? This is the absurd choice imposed on us by defenders of organized Jewry. Many of us understand that a lot of today's Jewish leaders act as foreign agents, representing the interests of an ethnostate, headquartered in Tel Aviv, and whose grasping, aggressive tentacles penetrate nearly every nation on earth.

    The global, Zionist movement undermines national sovereignty world-wide and threatens freedom-loving people everywhere. To discourage any whistleblowers, Jews propagandize every corner of the globe with Holocaust lore and then tar their political opponents as "Nazis" or "anti-Semites". They also work tirelessly to censor their political opponents. These anti-democratic tactics deserve to be tossed in the trash bin of Orwellian mind control.

    At this moment in history, world Jewry is delibarately doing damage to America, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan and many other countries as they militantly advance Israeli interests over all others. Many people are suffering greatly, enduring constant fear, and/or being killed. This is wrong.

    If this makes me an anti-Semite then I wear the badge proudly.

    Mark Green is an independent political commentator, former TV talk show host and co-founder of (


    "Many rabbis and professionals have told me recently that they fear for their jobs should they even begin to articulate their doubts about Israeli policy--much less give explicit support to calls for an end to the occupation."

    -- Rabbi Michael Lerner April 28, 2002 in the Los Angeles Times

  11. ..You think that the insistence on the part of Rabbi David Feldman from the group 'Jews Against Anti-Semitism' that Mel Gibson be arrested and tried as a terrorist under the provisions of the Patriot Act for having made the movie 'The Passion of the Christ' would be a violation of his right to free speech

    ...You think that Jesus was a good guy who had some important things to say about peace on earth, human rights and respect for your fellow man...

    ...You think that the idea of one select group of people, the Jews, being a 'master race' who are 'destined to rule the world with a rod of iron' is a bunch of nonsense...

    ...You think that exterminating over a billion Muslims just because they dared to prevent their centuries-old culture from being conquered by the multi-headed beast of Zionism might not be such a good idea...

    ...You reject the popular notion that Islam is a religion of war and instead after some study find it to be a religion of peace that holds Jesus and his mother in the highest esteem and find that the Qur'an possesses some of the most beautiful religious verse ever written...

    ...You believe that Judaism's Holiest Book, the Talmud, has an anti-Gentile and anti-Christian flavor to it, and that all of that stuff contained in it about Judas being a hero, about Mary being a prostitute and about Jesus being a sorcerer who is burning in Hell are just a few of the many reasons why there have been anti-Jewish sentiments throughout history...

    ...You think that the world's most powerful nations, particularly those in the West, are controlled by individuals who are religious fanatics devoted to implementing some farcical, whacked-out conspiracy theory called the 'Zionist agenda'.

    ...You think that the land of Palestine was once inhabited by a group of people called 'the Palestinians' who actually lived there for 2,000 years, and further, that this mythical group of people called 'the Palestinians' deserve this thing known as 'dignity' and that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, and that among these inalienable rights are 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'...

    ...You believe that Islam and Christianity have much in common with each other and that this whole 'clash of civilizations' much discussed by Jewish supremacists such as Daniel Pipes, Bernard Lewis and many others is just an attempt to get the peoples of the Christian and Muslim worlds at each other's throats so that in the end Zionism will reign supreme... . ..You think that the idea of evicting a Christian or Muslim family living in Palestine from their home at gunpoint so that some New York-born Jewish filmmaker can move in and take their place is not necessarily a moral thing to do...

    ...You think that when Jesus called the Pharisees 'a brood of vipers' and 'children of the devil' he was trying to warn future generations about the danger of the Jewish agenda, and that when he said 'you cannot pour new wine into old wineskins' what he was trying to say was that there was no such thing as 'Judeo-Christianity'.

    ...You think that the leer jet given to Christian Zionist preacher Jerry Falwell by the state of Israel was a payback for all the hard work he has done in deluding American Christians into believing that it was all 'God's plan' that millions of atheist Jews from Russia and eastern Europe occupy Palestine, the very birthplace of Jesus, and that the million-dollar salaries that his cohorts receive-Pat Robertson, John Hagee and Tim LaHaye are all part of that big payoff as well...

    ...You think that nuclear weapons being in the hands of religious fundamentalists who possess a messianic mindset and who nurse a fanatical hatred for people of other religions besides their own is a recipe for disaster, and you're not talking about Iran but rather Israel...

    ...You think that the solution to the age old 'Jewish question' is for the Jews to quit seeing themselves as 'the Chosen people' and to make an honest attempt at treating others with the same kind of respect that they themselves demand from the rest of mankind...

    ...You think that the recent uproar in Europe over the cartoon depictions of the Prophet Mohammed done by a Jewish supremacist named Rosen was a deliberate attempt on the part of the Zionist agenda to further enflame tensions between the Christian and Islamic worlds...

    ...You believe that men with names such as Wolfowitz, Pearle, Ledeen, Abrams, Feith, and Libby who held high positions of influence in the Bush administration counseled the President into going to war in the Middle East and that they lied about Iraq's weapons of Mass Destruction and that they did all of this for the furtherance of fighting Israel's enemies...

    ...You believe that the current spy investigation with regards to AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is in the best interests of America's national security and that it is not all just an attempt to unfairly smear Jews and taint them with the charge of being more loyal to the Israeli agenda than to what are the best interests of their own country of America... . ..You believe that men such as Lenin, Trotsky, Zinoviev, and the other revolutionaries of Bolshevik Russia who were responsible for murdering tens of millions of people originally had names such as Bronstein, Apfelbaum, Rosenfeld, Sobelsohn and many others of similar stripe and then changed them in an effort to hide the fact that they were Jewish, and you do so after having read about all of it in something called the Jewish Encyclopedia...

    ...You think that all of this business concerning 'the rapture' wherein 'believers' (meaning self-described Christian Zionists) who support this very un-Christian agenda known as Zionism will be rewarded for siding with the enemies of Christ's message by being physically taken into heaven is just a little bit over-the edge...

    ...You believe the testimony given by a man named Victor Ostrovsky, ex-Israeli intelligence officer working for the Mossad who wrote in his two books 'By Way of Deception' and 'The Other Side of Deception' that the Israelis were planning to assassinate President George Herbert Walker Bush at the Madrid peace conference in 1991 in order to blame it on Palestinian terrorists was probably true...

    ...You believe that those 150 or so Israeli agents who were arrested in the wake of 9/11 in incriminating circumstances such as cheering at the destruction of the Twin Towers knew something about it beforehand and that all the jumping up and down and hollering that was taking place wasn't all part of an out-of-the-way Bar-Mitzvah celebration...

    ...You believe that Americans are not obligated to sacrifice the lives of their children, their paychecks, and their security so that Israel can continue to exist like a cancer in the Middle East...

    ...You believe that Israel had something to do with the anthrax attacks in 2001, and that the chief suspect in it, a Zionist Jew who worked for the US Army Weapons lab, did it all for the purpose of blaming the Arabs and further inciting the American people into supporting the war against Israel's enemies...

    ...You believe that the attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 was a deliberate act on the part of the Israelis in order to drag the US into the Six Day War on their side and that after 8 hours of low-level overflights they did not really mistake what was the most advanced intelligence-gathering ship in the world at that time for an Egyptian Horse ferry that was built at the turn of the previous century...

    ...You believe that the surviving members of the USS Liberty who testified about what took place on that day in which 34 of their fellow US servicemen were killed and almost 200 wounded did so because they were loyal Americans who had a duty to tell the truth and that whatever their feelings about Jews might have been had little or nothing to do with it...

    ...You believe that Israel was responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy as a result of his opposition to her acquiring nuclear weapons and that the assassination of his brother Robert by a 'Palestinian terrorist' named Sirhan Sirhan was just another of Israel's many 'False Flag Operations'...

    ...You believe the press reports that were published in Israel boasting of the involvement of Israeli intelligence with the blackmailing of President Clinton through a sex scandal involving a young Jewess named Monica Lewinsky ...

    ...You believe the press reports published in Israel admitting to the existence of an Israeli-engineered biological weapon referred to as 'the ethnic bomb' that is designed to target specific genetically-disposed peoples such as those of Arabic descent...

    ...You believe that there is an agenda to silence critics of Israel by threatening individuals for speaking out with loss of employment or imprisonment and particularly those who dare to question the mechanics of what happened during the Holocaust...

    ...You believe that there is this thing known as the Jewish Defense League that remains to this day on the FBI's top-ten list of most dangerous terrorist organizations and that several of its members have been convicted recently for their involvement in plotting to blow up the office of US Representative Daryl Issa, a Congressman of Middle Eastern descent ...

    ...You believe that a man named Dr Rudolph Kastner, an important official who once worked for the World Zionist Organization conspired with the Nazis to subject the Jews of Europe to a program of persecution and suffering in order to further the agenda of creating a 'Jewish homeland' in Palestine...

    ...You believe that the peoples of Iraq and Palestine have the right to defend their homelands against a foreign invasion, including the use of violence and that what they are doing today is no different than what American patriots did some 200 years ago in fighting for their freedom against a foreign, occupying power...

    ...You believe that indeed the prophecies found in the Book of Revelations are real and that they are being played out in our own time, but that the description of the Beast who 'received a fatal wound to the head and yet lived' refers neither to Saddam Hussein nor Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, but rather to Ariel Sharon and his recent stroke...

    ...You thought that the 'Passion of the Christ' was worth an artistic award of some type but refused to see 'The Last Temptation of Christ' out of principle...

    ...You think that the insistence on the part of Rabbi David Feldman from the group 'Jews Against Anti-Semitism' that Mel Gibson be arrested and tried as a terrorist under the provisions of the Patriot Act for having made the movie 'The Passion of the Christ' would be a violation of his right to free speech ...

    ...You think that the business of calling Muslims and others from the Middle East 'rag-heads, sand niggers and hajjis' is racist in its nature...

    ...You believe that Israeli Intelligence was involved with the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal after seeing an AP photo of a Mossad officer at the facility sporting a Star of David Tattoo on his left shoulder...

    ...You do not believe that the invasion and occupation of Iraq was all about finding Weapons of Mass Destruction and you are confident that you are correct when 3 years later none have been found...

    ...You believe that Israel intends to take over all the land between the Nile and the Euphrates rivers after reading some comments from the Founding Fathers of Zionism wherein they speak of this thing called 'Greater Israel' that just happens to lie between the Nile and the Euphrates rivers...

    ...You believe that the Jews should be held to the same standards as every other human being without being given any preferential treatment that might exonerate or in other ways cover up what has been a dark history on their part of brutality and duplicity against other peoples, and that indeed the whole idea of there being a 'chosen race' of people is as stupid as was the flat-earth theory that in previous centuries impeded so much of mankind's development ...

    Yes, indeed you might be an anti-Semite if you believe just one of these forbidden items...

    ...But then again, maybe you're not. The author can be reached at:

  12. What amuses me most is that any of us give a flying f*** about what celebrities think or do in the first place. - WS

    There was a cute editorial cartoon in our local paper today. It was a shot of a guy reading a newspaper with the headline "Drunk man says stupid things!" The balloon over the guy's head shows him sarcastically thinking "Wow! Stop the presses!"

    The Tao of Masonry

  13. Gibson's rant was justified

    Eugene Robinson's Sunday column was titled "Gibson's ugly rant was classic anti-Semitism." I think Gibson's ugly rant was a sign of classic frustration at being targeted by the left — unrelentingly, including many in the Jewish community. He has been a favorite target of the left because he has been seen as a conservative, Catholic Christian with seven children, who promotes old-fashioned values like valor and courage and patriotism in some of his movies.
    They never stop trouncing him — from Susan Sarandon's disparaging comments, to the media's ballyhooing that his movie "Braveheart" was violent, which was so aggravating and disingenuous, and on and on. For the left to complain about violence in a movie is almost unheard of except for that particular movie. When I saw "Braveheart," I was so appreciative that in the battle scenes the violence depicted was so brief that you knew what happened — someone getting killed or maimed — but they didn't dwell on the scenes They were a flash. But Hollywood howled. Amazing. It was not the violence they were really howling about, but the morals taught — that family and country and freedom are worth fighting and even dying for.
    Diane Kelley


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