Monday, May 15, 2006

Even Right Wing Hollywood Understands Bush

So it seems that even Mel Gibson has seen the light about the Bush Administration and the politics of fear. His latest movie is based on his observations of the Bush tactics. Read on...

Film star and director Mel Gibson has launched a scathing attack on US President George W Bush, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilisation in his new film Apocalypto.

The epic, due for release later this year, captures the decline of the Maya kingdom and the slaughter of thousands of inhabitants as human sacrifices in a bid to save the nation from collapsing.

Gibson reveals he used present day American politics as an inspiration, claiming the government callously plays on the nation's insecurities to maintain power.

He tells British film magazine Hotdog, "The fear-mongering we depict in the film reminds me of President Bush and his guys".

What seems interesting about this, is that Gibson was loved by the religious right (Bush's last supporters) for his film about Jesus, The Passion of Christ. I'm guessing that they won't be so happy with Gibson with this movie.


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