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Mel Gibson

I’ve known more than my share of alcoholics and addicts. I understand that drunks say things when drunk they don’t necessarily mean. I also know how conspiratorial some addicts can be. I think Gibson’s apology was decent and probably sincere. But,  even with all of those caveats, it’s hard not to be very disappointed in the man and it’s hard to take seriously  the suggestion that he doesn’t  have some hang-ups about Jews.  Even the most  favorable interpretation of events  possible — which would include a theory that he was never anti-Semitic until he was villified for making the Passion –  still leaves Gibson looking like a man with some very sad demons. And, again, that’s the most favorable interpretation possible. 

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