--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> I spoke to my psychology class about this. Mel's
> behavior is a great example of what happens when
> there's no ego, no superego and only id. This is not
> how Mel "really" feels, it's just his id running the
> show. All of us would have some very brutal things to
> say if we were as sh*tfaced as Mel was.


Could you give us a rough idea how your class felt: first, how many 
in the class, how many sympathized, how many outraged, etc.



> 
> --- shempmcgurk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> > I found this view of the Gibson affair -- quite
> > different from the 
> > Hitchens one -- that also makes a very good point.
> > 
> > 
> > This is an excerpt of the full piece found at
> > birdofparadise.blog
> > 
> > Don't Forget that Mel Gibson Was Drunk 
> > Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving the other
> > day. The police 
> > who arrested him described his uncooperative
> > behavior, his repeated 
> > use of the "f**k" word and his making several
> > clearly anti-Semitic 
> > statements.
> > 
> > Apparently, this somehow "proves" that Mel Gibson is
> > an anti-Semite.
> > 
> > No it doesn't. All it proves is that Mel Gibson was
> > drunk.
> > 
> > If (let's imagine) that Mel Gibson's outburst is
> > proof of his anti-
> > semitism then the circumstances of his arrest would
> > also prove 
> > that . . .
> > 
> > --Mel Gibson is an advocate of expressing anger in
> > public places; 
> > that
> > --Mel Gibson believes that it is good and right to
> > resist arrest; 
> > that
> > --Mel Gibson feels that it is OK to drive while
> > intoxicated; that
> > --Mel Gibson, deep, deep down, approves of resisting
> > police officer.
> > 
> > No one in their right mind would draw these
> > conclusions about Mel 
> > Gibson from his behavior and actions the night of
> > his arrest.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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