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Mel Gibson and the Truth Behind Liquid Courage

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Mel Gibson needs to stop drinking alcohol. Seriously.

He needs to go cold turkey or keep his vile mouth shut by permanently lodging his foot in his mouth so he can't talk anymore unless it's reading directly from a script - with the script police standing nearby.

I came to those conclusions the other day right after, ironically, just watching Gibson in "Edge of Darkness." That was the night before I learned that he allegedly used that damn "n" word in a stomach-turning tirade against Oksana Grigorieva, his baby's mama.

If you missed it, she secretly taped him going off like fireworks. Gibson, 54, who divorced his wife last year after of 28 years of holy matrimony, screamed: "You look like a f_ _king pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n _ _ _ _ _ _ it will be your fault. You're an embarrassment to me. How dare you act like such a bitch when I have been so f_ _king nice.... I am going to come and burn the f _ _ king house down..." He also added a little something about oral sex.

Really.

He also called Grigorieva a whore and a c _ _ _. Obviously Gibson can't control his emotions as the former couple moves forward in a nasty custody and money battle over their 9-month-old daughter.

Now, I'm a black guy, and of all the black guys I know, none of them has ever admitted to ever being sexually attracted to a pig in heat. Actually, what does a pig in heat look like? Do they smell like bacon when they're in heat? If two pigs in heat have sex, is the result a fresh pound of pork chops that drops right on the spot? Many black men like pork chops - fried, smothered, boneless - so maybe Mel knows more about black men than he's letting on.

Maybe he isn't the drunken lout he has shown the paying public he is more than once but actually has inside knowledge into the culinary preferences and sexual desires of all men who look like his co-star in those "Lethal Weapon" movies.

Actually, Mel Gibson is a rich, self-absorbed, Hollywood cretin whose racist, anti-Semitic remarks are symptomatic of a man who believes this is his world and the rest of us are just living in it.

If you're Jewish, you're no friend of Gibson's either. Remember back in 2006 when a smashed Gibson popped a blood vessel on a cop after being busted for DUI. He said, "F_ _ _ _ing Jews .... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

Gibson later said he was ashamed of his behavior and checked into rehab. The conviction was eventually wiped from his record but not from our minds.

I used to like Gibson the actor. Couldn't see myself drinking with him, however, as he takes the notion of acting out after consuming too much liquid courage to the extreme. He could get me arrested. Not that I'd be repeating his disgusting remarks but I'd likely be arrested for felony assault at kicking his butt for talking such nonsense.

At this point, how the hell can any self-respecting black man who eats pork and thinks there are many attractive women of other races out there even stand the sight of this dude without kicking his ass.

Little did I know that the foul language and the dark, black attitude (pun intended) he displayed in the "Edge of Darkness" as a dad distraught over his daughter's violent murder was an eerie representation of the real Mel Gibson.

I haven't yet read where Gibson was alleged to have been intoxicated, again, when he went wacko on his ex, but given his past, it's hard to not believe that liquid courage played a starring role in this performance.

When it comes to alcohol, regardless of your place in society, if you drink enough of it, it's way easier to spew the hatred and true feelings you hold inside and that you typically share only with your closest friends and family - and other drunkards.

Liquid courage turns geeks into wannabe bullies and pimp daddies. It turns schoolmarm teachers into slut puppies for the night. It turns closet racists into belligerent, shameless, public racists who are unwilling and unable to monitor their mouths because Mr. Crown Royal and Ms. Ketel One have taken over.

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Gibson's "penchant for anti-Semitic and racist diatribes reveals the actor's fundamental character flaw. He needs help."

If you ask black men, he doesn't need help. He needs to spend a night with about 10 of us, locked in a local barbeque shack with a case of liquor of his choice. Then we'll see how "brave" his "heart" really is.