Oliver Stone has made some great, original movies in his career. He however, has resorted to some very old, anti-Semitic rhetoric in a recent interview when he said:
“public opinion in America was focused on the Holocaust as a result of the “Jewish domination of the media”
I would hardly call the thought that the media is dominated by Jews or that Jews have played up the Holocaust for their own purposes original. These types of anti-Semitic stereotypes dating back to the Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion have have been played out time and time again throughout history around the world.
Stone’s comments come at at time when he is promoting his upcoming documentary, “The Secret History of America. I have no doubt that in his view, Stone is simply “keeping it real”. That is the perspective of Holocaust Deniers. While Stone is not a denier in the traditional sense of rejecting the historical fact of the Holocaust, he is a denier in the use of antisemitic stereotypes to diminish it’s place in history.
Here is what is “real”. Eleven Million innocents murdered under Hitler. Twenty million or more murdered under Stalin. None of Stone’s antisemitic marketing tactics or ignorant revisionism will change that. The real secret exposed here is Stone’s antisemitism. I doubt anything will change that either.