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"Disaster-lypto" - Mel Gibson's Latest, Racist Insult
angryindian | December 10, 2006 at 08:42 amby
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Apparently, insulting and racist attacks against indigenous peoples continue to be the acceptable status quo in the world today. Although Mel Gibson was vilified for his drunken, anti-Semitic tirade a few months ago, and Michael Richards is still, justifiably, in the woodshed for his racist rant at a LA comedy club last month, it remains open season to mock Native people in both public and private arenas. On Friday, December 8, Mel Gibson's new movie, "Apocalypto," opens nationwide. Gibson appropriates the Maya people, in their classic period, for this gratuitously violent depiction of a very complex society -- about which Gibson knows nothing. The film is a disaster -- historically, culturally, anthropologically, spiritually, and humanly. "Disaster-lypto," if you will.