As you all know, I’m Jewish or Crewish if you want to be precise…a mixture of Jewish and Christian beliefs. And you know what? I don’t give a rat’s ass whether Mel Gibson is an anti-Semite or not. Why? Because he’s an actor…that’s all he is. He’s not the ruler of a country, the president of a multinational corporation, or a college professor. He’s an actor.
The guy is paid to memorize lines, show emotion, and make us think he really believes there are aliens in his corn field…or where ever the hell they were in that movie. I don’t care what Mel thinks of me or my people. I don’t care if Mel thinks the Holocaust was made up. He’s an actor…that’s all he is.
Somewhere along the way, we as a nation have begun to equate “acting skills” with all sorts of things. If he’s a good actor, then he’ll make an excellent governor, an astute politician, an objective and fair-minded talk show host, an expert on foreign affairs and military policy. How in the hell do those go hand in hand? Geez, people, I can make you believe all kinds of shit, but that doesn’t mean I’d be a good Governor.
Does it bother me that Mel said those things? Yes, it does. Do I think it needs to be an international incident? Fuck no. If Mel Gibson was some average asshole who got stopped for speeding, this wouldn’t have even been a blip on a radar screen. But because he’s an actor, then his moronic behavior is plastered all over the airwaves and newspapers. Folks, listen…We’ve got far more important shit to worry about than Mel Gibson. We’ve got people living in cardboard houses, eating dog food if they’re lucky…we’ve got kids gunning down other kids over an XBox…we’ve got so much horrible crap going on and you expect me to pay attention to Mel Gibson’s drunken rampage? Sorry, but it ain’t happening.
Mel, if you happen to read this, I’ve got nothing against you…I just don’t give a shit about your opinions and think the rest of the nation shouldn’t either. You’re just an actor.