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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mel Gibson versus Roman Polanski

Mel Gibson is a textbook example to the dangers of drinking. When this guy has had too many, he really has a way of putting his foot in his mouth. The Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34). Gibson obviously has some issues and, when he drinks, he makes them known. It's a happy coincidence that his most recent episode should occur about the same time Roman Polanski is again in the news because it gives me an opportunity to highlight the shallowness and hypocrisy of the liberal elite in Hollywood.

Gibson has been vilified by the Hollywood left ever since he produced the film, The Passion of Christ. In spite of his own moral turpitude, he really made a good film that has become a standard in the Christian film genre. Since then, he can do nothing right in the eyes of godless celebrities. His recent drunken rant, in which he made some vulgar (and racist) comments to his ex-girlfriend, is simply another log on the fire. He is now officially a misogynist. Certainly I can't defend anything Gibson did but I really can't see why it's become the big deal that it has. When couples argue, they sometimes say things they shouldn't – especially when they're drunk. Gibson is a jerk of the highest order but I don't see things the way the liberals do.

What I think is curious is Hollywood's treatment of Roman Polanski. Here is someone who has plead guilty to giving drugs and alcohol to a minor before sodomizing her. For some reason, the same crowd that decries Gibson adores Polanski. Why is that? I would think that a rapist would qualify as a misogynist more than a drunken jerk. Alas, no. Gibson's true crime is that he is a political conservative and a Christian (though you would hardly know that from his behavior) and, according to liberals, being a Christian is the worst crime of all. All Christians are women-hating, racist, homophobic, bigots. What about people who are truly racist bigots? What about someone like the late Senator Byrd? Again, no. Liberals who actually exhibit sexist and racist behavior are excused while conservatives on whom they can pin the label "racist" or "sexist" are condemned.

So let's get this straight:

A conservative makes some vulgar comments to his girlfriend while drunk and he's fired by his talent agent.
A liberal rapes a 13-year-old girl and gets a lifetime achievement award.
A conservative uses the “n-word” during a heated argument and he is shunned by his peers.
A liberal recruits for the KKK and is made the Senate Majority leader.

How strange.

Liberals are very forgiving of their own. Remember Bill Clinton? When he exposed himself to Paula Jones, somehow he became the victim and she the villain. While President, he admitted to a sexual relationship with a college-aged intern and somehow Monica Lewinski became the predator planted by Republicans. Even when the allegation of a violent rape surfaced, it was dismissed by the left because everyone knows Juanita Broaddrick was lying. That's funny because when Anita Hill claimed that Clarence Thomas made a comment about a pubic hair on his coke can, everyone on the left believed her and was aghast at the abuse she suffered.

That liberals are hypocrites is hardly news. I'm still surprised, though, by the extremes to which they go. For another liberal, no sin is so great that it can't be forgiven; for a conservative, no transgression is so small that it can be overlooked.

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