Him and his pops, actually. They were never members, stresses a former regional director of the organization.

They were just “interested in some of our ideas.”

Ideas like these:

The League strongly denies that a Holocaust occurred during World War II in which millions of people, particularly European Jews were killed, and is strongly supportive of the polemicist David Irving. They believe that the world is run by a secret society of Jews. The League is distinctive for asserting that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a genuine Jewish document (the Encyclopædia Britannica for example describes the Protocols as a “fraudulent document that served as a pretext and rationale for anti-Semitism in the early 20th century”).

Here’s the group’s website. I didn’t tarry, but I bet you’ll find some pretty interesting theories in the “Race, Culture and Nation” section. And very possibly under “BankWatch,” too.

In Mel’s defense, maybe he was drunk at the time. Who among us hasn’t flirted with the supremacist organizations after a late night out at the pub?

And by “flirting with supremacist organizations” I of course mean volunteering for Ned Lamont.

Just for kicks, I checked out David Duke’s site to see if he’d had anything to say about Melgate. And sure enough, he had. Or a friend of his had. They have their own problems with him, I guess. Cute headline, too. If you’re going to a bottom-feeding Nazi degenerate, it helps to have a sense of humor.

Ever wonder what Mel and Danny Glover used to talk about on the set?

Update: Debbie Schlussel wonders whether a Leni Riefenstahl fan is really the best person to absolve Gibson of anti-semitism.