Friday, February 20, 2004

The Sins of the Father

Mel Gibson’s father told a radio interviewer that the Holocaust was “mainly fiction.”

Feb. 19, 2004 | NEW YORK (AP) — Days before the release of Mel Gibson’s film about the death of Jesus, which some critics say could fuel anti-Semitism, his father has told an interviewer that the Holocaust was mostly “fiction.”

Steve Feuerstein — host of “Speak Your Piece!” — said he interviewed Hutton Gibson for a segment of his show to be broadcast Monday by the small Talkline Communications Network.

According to a transcript released by the network, Hutton Gibson said, “It’s all — maybe not all fiction — but most of it is,” when asked about his views on the Holocaust.

He added: “They claimed that there were 6.2 million (Jews) in Poland before the war and after the war there were 200,000, therefore he (Hitler) must have killed 6 million of them. They simply got up and left. They were all over the Bronx and Brooklyn and Sydney and Los Angeles.”

“Got up and left?” Yeah, at gunpoint. And where are the records of six million people migrating from Poland to New York, Australia, and California?

Oh, the hell with it – there’s no point in trying to argue with dementia.