posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 07:07 AM
In the aftermath of Richard's apology, we are going to see two separate arguments.
One for forgiveness, one of vengeance. Those who forgive, are going to question why Gibson's antisemitic rant was shown with compassion and Richards
is not. But I see one problem. Was Gibson's rant caught on camera and flashed around the world?
I don't think so. If there was, I failed to see it.
What we see and what we hear are two different things. If someone tells us Gibson blurted racial slurs, and then if we watch Richards talk about
hanging a black man from a tree upside down with a fork in his ass, well the latter is a little tougher to forgive. Is that right? Hell no, but it's
Members who are saying well Mel did this, and Kanye did this, why this double standard? Gibson was faced with a serious backlash, Kanye faced some
serious scrutiny. Preaching double standard in defense of Richards is a weak, weak argument. Saying well what he did wasn't right, but what about
this, this, & this? No, this is a lone, single and separate incident. He should be held accountable for his own actions and not compared to anyone
What I heard in his apology was, "I'm not a racist, it.... it.... it... just.. comes out!"
Let's face it, Gibson does not like Jewish people. Richards does not like black people.
I find it tough to believe otherwise.