Lay Off Mel Gibson
July 31, 2006
The man was raised by a Holocaust denying and, presumably, anti-Semitic Father. That’s extreme, but none of us were raised by saints. He also recently experienced a great deal of criticism from the Jewish community because of the previously mentioned film.
I’m not suggesting the man isn’t conflicted, or wasn’t given a rather vigorous seeding of anti-semitism as a child and even a young man. But we all have our demons. I grew up in a neighborhood where blacks were niggers and Jews were … Jews, spoken in a rather disparaging way.
See Dan’s take for some Riehl common sense.