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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:27 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:I understand the protests surrounding the Passion movie b/c those are stereotypes and prejudices that are perpetuated today but how many Mayans are affected by negative stereotypes concerning their past?


Mayan prejudice is a huge problem in Mexico and Central America. As recently as the late 1980s there was Mayan genocide in Central America that led to the deaths of as many as 200,000 people. Natives in the traditional Mayan areas have been marginalized much the same way that Natives in North America have.

Not that that really has anything to do with the film.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:28 pm

Cultural stereotyping aside, you would think that Mel Gibson, of all people, would be a bit more tactful in his response to these questions.

The issue isn't the stereotyping of Mayans, it's Mel's out of control ego and temper.

Surprised he didn't blame it on the Jews.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:32 pm

That's exactly why this happened. They got what they wanted. I'm all for it. I'm not a fan of cussing people out and it's not the tact that I would take. But I am for Gibson being outspoken and not bowing to this PC crap.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:55 pm

Amazinz wrote:That's exactly why this happened. They got what they wanted. I'm all for it. I'm not a fan of cussing people out and it's not the tact that I would take. But I am for Gibson being outspoken and not bowing to this PC crap.


What PC crap? Not hating Jews?

The questions were provoking, but Mel Gibson isn't a little kid. How could a man in his position possibly react the way he did without having serious anger and ego issues?
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Postby thedude » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:01 pm

Do you have a link for this?
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:02 pm

Maybe Mel Gibson does have serious anger issues. I could care less. I'm no great fan of Mel Gibson the person but this has absolutely nada to do with the comments he made about Jews.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:04 pm

I agree it has nothing to do with the anti-semitic comments, but how is yelling and screaming at someone who asks you a provoking question "not bowing to PC crap?" To me it's simply that; anger issues, and I don't see how he should be admired for it.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:11 pm

It wasn't a single question. Gibson was apparently quite courteous at first and finally erupted after being badgered about something that is ludicrous. I would have flipped out too. Maybe I have anger issues as well.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:19 pm

Here's a few links

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=mel ... a=N&tab=wn

Anyways its just a funny response in an Academic environment.

You'd think he wouldn't resort to F U comments. Maybee in australia thats how their universities are but not here in gods america
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:35 pm

We all just need to keep our mouths shut so we don't offend anyone and so everyone will like us.
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