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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oliver Stone's sick world

Director Oliver Stone gave an interview to the Sunday Times of London, which was published over the weekend (don't even try clicking that link unless you have a subscription), in which he claimed that the 'Jewish dominated media' prevents Adolf Hitler from being portrayed 'in context.' Alana Goodman has a summary of the interview here.
Stone said that, "Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people, 25 or 30 [million killed]."

The Sunday Times interviewer then asked why there was such a focus on the Holocaust.

"The Jewish domination of the media," responded Stone. "There's a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***** up United States foreign policy for years."

The director, who recently met with Iranian President Ahmadinejad, also slammed the U.S. policy toward Iran as "horrible."

"Iran isn't necessarily the good guy," said Stone. "[B]ut we don't know the full story!"

The Scarface screenwriter had even more encouraging words for socialist Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who Stone called "a brave, blunt, earthy" man. The director has recently been promoting his Chavez-praising documentary called "South of the Border."

When the interviewer pointed out that Chavez has had a less-than-stellar record on human rights, Stone immediately dismissed the criticism.

"The internet's fully free [in Venezuela]," said Stone. "You can say what the hell you like. Compare it with all the other countries: Mexico, Guatemala, above all Colombia, which is a joke."

While Stone has not been as blunt about his views on Jews and the Holocaust in the past, he has been outspoken in his fondness for Chavez and his disagreements with the U.S.'s policy on Iran.
When you give serious consideration to the paranoid world views of the likes of Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, you end up with an Oliver Stone making openly anti-Semitic comments and being published in the World's mainstream news media.

More comments from Stacy McCain, from the Anti-Defamation League (via Goodman's Twitter page), and from Israel's Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein (a former prisoner of conscience) and Simon Wiesenthal Center director Rabbi Marvin Hier.


At 3:10 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Any one who has followed Oliver Stone's obsession with conspiracies in his movies should not have been surprised by his views. Anti-Semitism remains the last respectable form of bigotry on earth. His career or that of other powerful people would be over if they had something hateful about blacks or gays but because they hate the Jews and Israel, nothing is going to happen to them. That's just the way it is in the Western World today and that's the way it was before the Holocaust.

Get used to it since the situation isn't going to improve in that respect any time soon.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

a little bit of transparency here. my father is an actor in Oliver Stone's newest film.

I don't support Stone's views and I have taken a lot of criticism and even silent treatment from my brother for it, but believe them to be reactionary to his defense of Pseudo Marxist arguments.

no I'm not surprised this has happened. I wish my family listened to me.

I'm young. 36 years old. my family is very left wing and I do not share their views. I have always been a rebel against collectivism and my family, teachers and community have rejected me. I wish Jews would wake up from the self hate. Their support of healthcare and other left wing issues becomes their religion and allies of these issues including Hitler (who had healthcare and had propaganda for the homeless) are historically true. Hitler was a Socialist. A National Socialist... just like Stalin and Chave today. It is hard for a leftists to completely blame Hitler because he is one of the Left.

Stalin made a PR job in distinguishing the Red and the Black from the Red and Gold, but there really isn't a difference beyond the genetic root argument that was always there in Bolsheviks... but denied historically. Very similar to how Alex Jones and Ron Paul on the right has stricken the Elder of Zion out of Rothchild conspiracies (it goes on in both fringes)

There is no doubt that Jews are part of the Capital system. They have always been successful because if they don't survive economically no state will prop them up and protect their Jewish identity, morality or right to Oxygen. It really is do or die.

much of my family is still blocking me online for my criticism of Obama. my brother's last words was calling me a Jewish Nazi. This is the reality of American Judaism.... and I am losing my family... and also my ability to make a living without supporting Palestine.

the leftist doctrine is more then just rhetoric. those that question Noam Chomsky and allies are not employable in many industries that have been historically very Jewish. I have lost much of my family this year. I have kept my arms open... but it is my family that has rejected me.

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nazis were not socialists...the nazis hated the socialist system of stalin and they feared communism

now onto stone

this isnt the first time he has made anti jewish comments...and despite his apology, it probably wont be the last

i find it interesting that under almost every conspiracy lover, one will find a jew hater...


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