My biggest pet peeve in life is stupid people. This is rather unfortunate because stupid people are all around us. We encounter them on a daily basis, wherever we turn, and there is absolutely nothing that someone can do to avoid stupids entirely. They are on the train, the street, eateries, and of course teeming throughout the media. Most of the time, I try to ignore their loud comments, their nails on the chalkboard ways, but sometimes I just can't do it. Today I would like to talk about a particular kind of stupid, the Racist stupid, and to be even more specific, the Anti-Semite, and to really get down to it Mel Gibson. Maybe I am biased because I happen to be of the Jewish persuasion (sorta) but come on that shit was too funny. To begin with the guy didn't have much of a chance. Since his father reportedly believes much of the Holocaust was untrue we may have to cut him a tiny bit of slack. I mean we all know racism begins in the home. However, plenty of people who have those one or two back-woods relatives, even a few with back-woods parents come out just fine. So maybe that isn't as much of an excuse as I had thought.
Lets start with that Passion movie. Now I really can't say all that much about it because I certainly didn't see that piece of shit. I mean who really wanted to sit through a film in a dead language about a guy getting his ass beat in primitive ways. Don't get me wrong; I enjoy a good violent film very much. If it had been ninjas kicking the shit out of Jesus I may have watched, no I would have been first in line because that seems really funny to me. Not that I mean any disrespect to the Christians they are my people too (sorta) But the lash??? I mean where is the action and excitement? At least JC Superstar had dancing singing and a banging soundtrack. So the point I am trying to make is people seemed to say he blamed the Jews for killing Jesus in that movie. Again, I didn't see the film but from what I know and what I have heard they didn’t come out looking so good. So let's look at history. Those Pharisees and Sadducees were afraid of the Romans and they basically set him up to get arrested. Now maybe they should have knows because of how Roman justice worked that it was a death sentence but maybe not. I think they just wanted the guy out of their hair. Then Herod really screwed things up for Jesus but he wasn't even Jewish. Sure his dad worshiped the Jewish god but he had an Arabian mother and any good Jew knows that it is passed thorough the maternal line plus it is commonly understood he was a roman puppet. So my point is that anyone with any lick of sense knows the Romans and not the Jews killed Jesus.
Ok Now to deal with the wonderful statement that the Jews are the causes of all the worlds’ wars. Now I don't really feel like doing a complete run through of every war since the beginning of recorded time because this would be a long boring post (as if it isn’t already) that would necessitate a lot of research into crap that I just don't care about so I won't go there. Lets just talk about wars (and maybe a few conflicts) of the 20th century. Oh this is all stuff I am remembering and as you can see no research was done so maybe I'm wrong on some facts and stuff but oh well its fun. WWI- Archduke Ferdinand, Jew? Killed by a Jew? I think not. WWII- Crazy old Hitler- Jewish? There has been some speculation since one of his ancestors although I can't remember who was illegitimate and that person's mother worked in a Jewish household (everyone likes sleeping with the help) but it seems rather unlikely and is certainly not fact. We do know he hated the Jews and while hatred of them was certainly a HUGE aspect of WWII I do not believe it could be cited as the actual cause of the war. Now lets talk about some conflicts Vietnam, Korea probably not having much to do with the Jews. Now lets get to the Middle East. Israel was "created" in 1948 as a result of WWII now I can see that putting a bunch of people in a country already inhabited by other people will cause much conflict. This conflict has been played out in various events for the last uh 50 years give or take. However, not entirely the fault of the Jews. Instead blame all the countries who wanted to give these displaced people their own state rather than take them in and we all know how little of a problem the US has with displacing the people that live somewhere.... So, Mel, if you're reading, it's not the Jews fault. Idiot. I mean sure, they should have worked with their displaced neighbors when they got plopped somewhere and started making laws but so should have the USA.
So now let's talk a little about his HILARIOUS apology statement. "When I say something, either articulated and thought out, or blurted out in a moment of insanity" ok let's stop there. So the man has admitted he is nutso. That’s a good first step. Let's look further "Every human being is God's child [even those stinkin' Jews] and if I wish to honor my God I have to honor his children [as much as I may hate to do so] but please know from my heart that I am not an anti-Semite [I just play one in the movies]. I am not a bigot [I just hate the Jews, doesn’t everyone?]. Hatred of any kind goes against my faith [so even though I said all those things I couldn't have possibly meant it because I like God]. I'm not just asking for forgiveness [please, please forgive me, Jesus would]. I would like to take it one step further and meet with leaders in the Jewish community, with whom I can have a one on one discussion to discern the appropriate path for healing.... It’s about existing in harmony in a world that seems to have gone mad [because of those war causing Jews]". Oh Mel, I really like how you asked to meet with Jewish leaders, and how you said it isn't about films or getting your career out of the toilet. You really don't have to worry or go meet with those Jews to try and make it better. All those people, like our president, who are working hard for Armageddon, will still come and see your films. There were enough of them to get Dubya elected twice (sorta), I am sure those same folks can save your sad and sorry career.
Ok that was a really fun ranting tirade about something that I think is totally funny and not at all important. I now return to my favorite segment of our show, 3 random songs.
Ecstasy, PJ Harvey- I love a 4 track demo. Gritty, raw, full of anger and angst. It brings you back to the basest of human emotions and essential feelings of soul-searching passion.
Shout, Tears For Fears- 80's gold if I ever heard it. Such a fine pairing of explosions of feeling I have never seen. These sure are the things I can do without "in violent times you shouldn't have to sell your soul" preach on!!!!!
What Do You Want Me To Do?, Prince- Although Musicology is not my favorite of all Prince albums I have to admit it has grown on me an enormous amount. It is a good old-fashioned smooth sounding album and you can't help but groove.