sheesh, I didn't know this thread was going on the matter of Gibson's outburst.
Karen, Sunshine & Ess I totally agree with you all...adding, I'm backing Gibson on this and hope this all backfires, not only making him bigger, but a better person as well...I believe he has a lot to offer to society.
Ali, I liked your comment, and taking it further, I'd just like to say, perhaps he was discussing the current war that night?...and the fear of what is happening to innocent people escalated into anger...it surely affects all of us without drinking?
Drink does perhaps bring out truth...but is it really how the man feels or was he venting a frustration and saddness at what is going on?
Ask, "why do people get angry?"...because they're hurting, sad & frustrated...which escalates into anger because we cannot control a situation or people the way we would like to.
A lot of bad stuff is presently happening...and I believe if he hadn't been under the influence, it might have been different, who knows, but I don't believe insulting an entire race is what he meant to do. Think about 9-11, and about how people were feeling and saying then, probably the same thing.
He did offer a public apology, which to me is saying a lot.
What bothers me most about this, is the way it's escalated into something that to me, is the reason wars start...over such silly disagreements and outbursts, and people get killed over this stuff?
Not to mention...I belive there is much more here then meets the eye...who is pressuring the media, the arresting officers, to make such a big what to do about it all, is the question I have to ask myself?
Noah, I like your mind...
oh, and please don't misunderstand, I think driving while drinking is foolish and that Mr. Gibson should have to serve what ever consequence flows from that choice.
[This message has been edited by LeeJ (08-11-2006 08:45 AM).]