“In feature films about John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon and George W. Bush, Oliver Stone, gave free rein to his imagination and was often criticized for doing so”
Writes Larry Rohter of the New York Times. During the recent New York Times interview, Rohter wrote that Stone stated,
â€œPeople who are often demonized, like Nixon and Bush and ChÃ¡vez and Castro, fascinate meâ€¦”
And the famed director does not wane in his creative calling or his denouncement of demonization.
“We’re going to educate our minds and liberalize them and broaden them. We want to move beyond opinions …Go into the funding of the Nazi party. How many American corporations were involved, from GM through IBM. Hitler is just a man who could have easily been assassinated.”
What is so fascinating is that such a political and historical skeptic would not come to the side of Israel â€“ the true victim and even the archetypal victim of demonization.
Furthermore, is not anti-Semitic rhetoric really a kind of “funding” for neo-Nazism?
Stone stated in the recent New York Times interview as the cause for disproportionate attention to the Holocaust in American media:
“The Jewish domination of the media. There’s a major lobby in the United States” he said “They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***ed up United States foreign policy for years.”
Mr. Stone will be attacked for his comments by those who love America and by Jews who love themselves â€“ just as Mr. Stone is attacked by critics for the historical and biographical motion pictures which he makes. The common denominator is his masterful misrepresentation of the truth.
There is no defense for the artist who tells lies in the real world. His honorable occupation of story-telling on the silver screen loses credibility, you see.
So while Stone slanders his father’s people and Mel Gibson digs his hateful hole deeper; while Meg Ryan boycotts Israel and Stone’s boy Hugo Chavez lets the Hezbollah operate freely in Venezuela, and the “demonized” Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues to tell lies and facilitate the murder of Israelis â€“ not one Christian Hollywood notable has stepped up and said, “enough!”
Aside from this, Stone should be aware: the true demon is within himself. Because of this, his art suffers.