A friend writes:
In all of this Mel Gibson hoo-ha, we are reminded, yet again, that those who start with anti-Jewish slurs rarely stop there. Anti-Semitism is a manifestation of a pathological personality or ideology. When Gibson was making loony comments about Jews and Jewish dominance a few years ago, no one applauded him, but he was given something of a free pass. It was booze. He was misunderstood. And anyway, he had a great box office record. Now it turns out that he is misogynistic, racist, violent. Not a shocker to anyone who knows that an anti-Semitic worldview rarely ends with merely impolite comments.