Oliver Stone to protect Hitler from hateful conservatives
posted at 3:08 am on January 10, 2010 by MadisonConservative
Talking point of the millennium.
Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history. He’s the product of a series of actions. People in America don’t know the connection between WWI and WWII. I’ve been able to walk in Stalin’s shoes and Hitler’s shoes. 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. Hitler is a product of a series of events, just a man who could have been assassinated.”
Stone said that conservative pundits will dislike the show.
“Obviously, Rush Limbaugh is not going to like this history and, as usual, we’re going to get those kind of ignorant attacks,” he said.
Anyone who has seen JFK knows that Stone is a nut. However, he got a lot of grudging respect after bringing World Trade Center to the screens, and it wasn’t that bad of a flick. I’m sure a lot of initial reactions by conservatives to this utterly abominable project will be understandable outrage and astonishment, and many will hope it never sees the light of day.
…but it should. It should debut and be a media spectacle. Fox should squeeze every last juicy detail out of this. Think about it. Oliver Stone, in his capacity as a liberal, is going to defend Hitler. Frankly, when I first read this, my initial reaction was that it would thrill and titillate a number of Buchanan-loving paleoconservatives, and no doubt they’ll take to it like Ron Paul fans take to a “Defeat the Zionists” rally. However, if Stone really, really seeks to place people like Rush Limbaugh in a debate over the degree to which Hitler was a xenophobic psychopath, with the Left backing the architect of the Holocaust…put out the red carpet for him.
Now, I’m assuming that it will fall flat on its face in terms of spiking any kind of debate. Even though the “progressive” movement has long since ascended into the fantasy grove of kittens, rainbows, and cars that run on flatulence, it would be a stretch to expect them to rally behind easily the most common response to “Who was the most evil person of the 20th century?”. Then again…some of them look up to Mao. Still, what will likely happen is that it will get little attention, and if you bring it up to an average liberal, they won’t even have heard of it. However…is it beyond the pale to imagine Noam Chomsky or Gore Vidal bringing this up? After all, to them, George W. Bush is a war criminal. Liberal intellectuals spent a decade drawing comparisons between Bush and Hitler. Drawing contrasts between them that they consider favorable to the latter? It’s not only plausible, it sounds like an assignment for a college class.
Perhaps this is the ultimate outing for liberals. Let’s see how many of them come out of the closet.