Via RAW STORY from the Sunday Herald Sun:
Mel Gibson once had close links to the Australian League of Rights, a Far Right group notorious for its anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial.
The league claims the world is run by a secret society of Jews.
The Hollywood star’s foray into Far Right activist politics in Australia occurred in 1987 when he campaigned for a friend, Rob Taylor, who stood unsuccessfully for the northern Victorian federal seat of Indi.
I wonder what Jodie Foster is going to think of him now.
Information about the Australian League of Rights from Wiki world, although Wiki claims the article doesn’t cite its sources:
The League strongly denies that a Holocaust occurred during World War II in which millions of people, particularly European Jews were killed, and is strongly supportive of the polemicist David Irving… They believe that the world is run by a secret society of Jews… The League is distinctive for asserting that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a genuine Jewish document (the Encyclopædia Britannica for example describes the Protocols as a “fraudulent document that served as a pretext and rationale for anti-Semitism in the early 20th century”).
I’m with Rob Schneider on this one, although I hate Schneider’s comedies.
If this is true, Gibson is not going to live this one down. Not ever. Did he think that ‘healing’ is going to make it blow over? Or having friends stand up for him? Or have fans make excuses for him? I haven’t heard about him accepting invitations from synagogues for Yom Kippur, though. Once the proverbial genie is out of the lamp, it’s hard to push the sucker back in.
This episode is also not something out of the mouths of babes. He’s been shacking up with the jackboot types for beaucoup years. The group even supported Pinochet.
HuffPo’s got it now.
Mel Gibson is done.