Sunday, January 07, 2007



….in July last year Gibson got pulled over by a cop for driving under the influence of vino and promptly let rip with the veritas: "Fucking Jews. Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?"

that excerpt was taken from peter bradshaw’s brilliant review of the latest mel gibson’s film ‘apocalypto’. Mr gibson’s tirade against jews to me was one of the funniest quotes of 2006. I don’t understand why so many people pretended to be rankled by this outburst. My only theory is – as I’ve said it before - because the (western) world is effectively grabbed by the balls by these fascinating race of human kind. They call the shot. If the great big US of A and George w bush is sucking up to them, what hope is there for the rest of the world? Nobody can touch and hurt the jews’ feelings in any way it seems. They’ve suffered enough. Leave them alone. That seems to be the western attitude towards the jewish people. This sympathy - but probably in reality merely a kind of a quasi-sympathy - towards jews at the expanse of others (the muslim arabs in particular) is incomprehensible to me. Yes of course the western people feel this deep guilt for the nazi crimes of shoving six million jews into the oven but if anybody it’s the germans that need to really feel it rather than this guilt being transferred as a collective guilt to the whole of the western world like the christian’s original sin. In contrast you don’t see as much feeling of guilt (if any at all) towards the Japanese for the American crime of incinerating the whole of Nagasaki and Hiroshima….

Ironically these westerners, these gentiles are in fact far from being enamored by jews. After a few drinks most westerners that I came across will show their true colors and it soon turns out they are really as anti-semitic (and anti everything else but themselves) and hate the jews as much as an average Nazi. But in public they will bend over backward to please the jews, with catastrophic consequences as shown by the debacles in Palestine and the middle east and also in one swipe affecting the whole one and a half billion or so muslims of the world, and not to mention making the whole world unsafe for everybody by the reaction and antics of some of the more hot blooded sector of the muslim community . So, in a sense gibson’s outburst wasn’t far off the mark and somewhat justified in a macabre sort of way.

Coming back to apocalypto, it would be interesting to find out why Gibson made his latest film , this blood fest - a historical action-adventure set in the 16th-century Mayan civilisation of South and Central America, featuring tribesmen with bones through their noses, speaking Mayan dialect with subtitles as the same review described it. What connection is there between this film and his last one on jesus and gibson’s deep Christian faith and his hatred towards the jews? - as amply shown by his unfortunate Freudian slip. But whatever it is, this is an example of a good review that make you want to go and see the film for yourself.

And it also make me want to go back and resume my reading of a very fascinating book “the conquest of new spain” by bernal diaz about the conquest and defeat of the Aztecs by hernan cortez which also include the first hand description of the grisly human sacrifices.

And on a related subject and talking about the human sacrifices , here is the lyric to “cortez the killer” with one of the moodiest guitar intro of any English songs ever and this to me is one of the best songs by Neil Young

Cortez the killer
Niel young, 1977

He came dancing across the water
With his galleons and guns
Looking for the new world
In that palace in the sun.

On the shore lay montezuma
With his coca leaves and pearls
In his halls he often wondered
With the secrets of the worlds.

And his subjects gathered round him
Like the leaves around a tree
In their clothes of many colors
For the angry gods to see.

And the women all were beautiful
And the men stood straight and strong
They offered life in sacrifice
So that others could go on.

Hate was just a legend
And war was never known
The people worked together
And they lifted many stones.

And they carried them to the flatlands
But they died along the way
And they built up with their bare hands
What we still can’t do today.

And I know she’s living there
And she loves me to this day
I still can’t remember when
Or how I lost my way.

He came dancing across the water
Cortez, cortez

What a killer.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?