Thursday, July 22, 2010

religion poisons Mel Gibson

By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine:

This is extraordinary. We live in a culture where the terms fascistand racist are thrown about, if anything, too easily and too frequently. Yet here is a man whose every word and deed is easily explicable once you know the single essential thing about him: He is a member of a fascist splinter group that believes it is the salvation of the Catholic Church.....
..........."Yet I still saw a report the other day about a fan site where the members were just beginning to ask, 'What's with him?' Why is there this reluctance to call something by its right name? It's not as if Gibson was issuing a cry for help. On the contrary, what he is issuing is the distilled violence, cruelty, and bigotry—and sexual hypocrisy—that stretches from the Crusades through the Inquisition to the 'concordats' between the church and Hitler and Mussolini. Yet he's still reporting for work. When will Hollywood, and the wider society, finally decide to shun and spurn him utterly, both for what he is and for what he represents?"

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