Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How 'bout that Mel!



If you don't believe that what you put out there comes back to you, check out the firestorm Mel Gibson has attracted. He's a perfect example of what, and how you think, eventually creating situations in your life. I also believe he falls into my recent category of people who practice to deceive attracting bad juju. I think I'm going to pass on his new Beaver movie.

He's been a great reminder for me these last couple of days, because I've been a bit on the cranky side.

What do you think?

26 comments:

alaine@éclectique said...

He is disgraceful and just look at that face; what's inside is written all over it...and he used to be so handsome! Always been a smarty-pants though.

It has been said that he has been taking a drug to stay youthful looking; I think it's cooked his brain!

And to think that he's hidden behind the mask of a good Catholic and family man!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

I somehow never bought all the good Catholic family man stuff.

Nancy said...

Alaine - Exactly!

Trish & Rob - That, he's not!

Bonnie said...

How you think affects your life, but does not create your life. If you are going to take that as a given you need to do it across the board. Therefore, everyone who is suffering in Haiti created that for themselves by how they think; everyone who died on 9/11 created that by how they think; the woman whose face was torn off by her friend's chimpanzee in Massachusetts created that for herself by how she thinks; NOT!

We affect our life by our thoughts and behaviours but other factors enter in to play in terms of what happens to us - other's desires, other's intent, other's will, timing, choices, circumstance.

It is cruel for those who are suffering from cancer, loss, trauma, disaster to hear they attracted or created it by how they think.

Sorry, Nancy, but I feel strongly about how illusionary, superficial and hurtful this concept is ... and cannot bear for those who are suffering to read it and end up adding to their suffering by condemning themselves for their 'thinking'.

Nancy said...

Bonnie - That's not what I was talking about. I meant that what we concentrate on - the thoughts that we allow ourselves to think - eventually work their way out into the world. Too many people think they can secretly allow themselves to imagine the most vile things about people and never have it surface. That simply is not true. Eventually your true nature is revealed.

That being said, people who suffer deeply are not what I was talking about here. That, for me, is a completely different subject.

Pat said...

I used to like him. I don't anymore. I lost all respect for him after his first incident a few years ago. I don't care if he was drunk; his true feelings came out.

He sounded absolutely frightening on that phone call. He is menacing and nothing but a big bully.

His ex-girlfriend was smart to leave AND to tape the conversations for protection.

Mel Gibson is finished. Even his agent dropped him. I say Amen!

Brian Miller said...

out of the mouth comes the state of your heart...its only a matter of time before it catches up with you...and his just smacked him in the face...

Von said...

They say by 50 we get the face we deserve!
It seems the 'good Catholic' is actually a bigotted, racist antisemite misogynist.Possible very miserable and unhappy with his life right now so despite all the above still deserves our compassion.

Nancy said...

Pat - I'm not totally sure why she made this public - but with all of the women being killed by crazed spouses, she assured herself that if anything happened to her they should look at Mel. And after listening to that tape - deservedly so.

Brian - No doubt.

Von - I always try to take the time to make sure that I don't secretly hold some of the same issues when I see something like this happening. It's always best to use these instances to take a quick check in the mirror. It's not our place to judge Mel - that's best left for his God and his conscience. But it is clear the guy has been harboring some really nasty thoughts.

Joanne said...

I've seen Gibson in the recent headlines, but quite honestly, I've been too busy to read further so don't even know the story. Maybe I'm not missing much?

Nancy said...

Joanne - No, probably not. It went beyond shocking.

Linda Pendleton said...

I've always seen something in his eyes that I did not like when I would see him interviewed... and I've mentioned that to others in previous years before he started his outbursts a few years back... now we all know.

Nancy said...

Linda - He's been thinking some evil thoughts, that's for sure. What he was saying went beyond a temper tantrum. I'm not surprised you picked up on it before now.

彥安彥安 said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。..................................................

Eternally Distracted said...

Karma!!

Shrinky said...

I feel sorry sorry for those he's hurt, but outside of that, I don't really care what he does with his life, he's the one who has to deal with it.

Deborah said...

Pretty poor behaviour - exacerbated by just a bit of alcohol, maybe?

I agree that it's almost impossible to hide one's real self and anyone in the public eye has virtually no chance of doing that at all. Mel is paying a price for his celebrity - without it, he'd be just another jerk.

Hilary said...

It's shocking and ugly. I can't help but think though that we wouldn't know it if it weren't for the way that information is so readily available these days. I'm sure there were many such tantrums, outbursts, racist remarks and threat uttered by countless others - seemingly admirable folks in the past. We just never had this kind of access to their personal lives before. He's certainly not alone. And that's sadder still.

The Good Cook said...

Did you ever notice that nasty, vile people always have this look on their face like they are smelling something bad?

I think they are smelling their own $hit.

otin said...

I think that the woman that taped him is not 100% innocent, but there is no reason for him to threaten to hurt anyone or involve race in his rants. He is obviously a wacko and is setting up to become another hollywood tragedy.

Viv said...

I have been paying way more attention to my blog world than I have to Mel's issues... All I noticed was that he was in trouble and that his girlfriend was hot and had great clothes. Although this pic you posted is not a good example of either... I need to pay more attention to current events, and celeb news. ASAP!

d page said...

"Two thumbs down" for Mel.

Jill of All Trades said...

He hasn't been on my "I Like" list for a long time and now, well, never ever. Very disappointed in him as a human being.

Nancy said...

Eternally - No doubt.

Shrinky - I don't care what he does with his life, either. But bringing this kind of behavior out into the open is good. It's good for all of the women of the world that live with this daily. Of all of the women killed in the US, a full 1/3 were killed by spouses.

Deborah - Maybe he can be a poster child for domestic abuse. Maybe good can come of this.

Hilary - Exactly. He is a drop in the bucket.

Good Cook - I liked Von's comment - by age 50 you have the face you deserve.

Otin - I agree. He seems to have lost his way. His ex-wife came out today stating there was never any abuse in their marriage. I find that hard to believe, but I guess it could be true. She has a stake in him finding work, which now looks doubtful for the short term. But after listening to the tapes, I was shocked that a man even thinks those kinds of thoughts about the mother of his child.

Viv - I think you are doing the right thing to concentrate on your cute blog. This stuff never makes anyone feel better by knowing it.

d page - At least for the time being - I agree. I think this is a huge wake-up call for him. Hopefully he can look at what he has become and make some changes.

Jill - I used to like him, but after hearing those tapes, I don't anymore. All I could think was if someone talked to one of my daughters that way...

leilani said...

I think its a mess. If its true? he lost his career..

Nancy said...

leilani - It's hard to imagine otherwise.