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The Real Oliver Stoned Story By: Steven Plaut
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 02, 2005


Well, the media last weekend reported the latest instance of Oliver Stone being arrested for drug and alcohol charges in Beverly Hills. They found illegal drugs in Ollie’s car and arrested him for DUI. Oliver Stone had earlier been arrested in 1999 on alcohol and drug charges and, as part of a plea bargain, had at that time agreed to enter a rehabilitation program. He had been arrested for drugs before, the first time being when he was only 21.

Now we know what you are all thinking, and that is that the media accounts of this could not possibly be the correct descriptions of events and there must be some grand and awful story-behind-the-story that explains the arrest. After all, Oliver Stoned is best known for his cinematic portrayal of conspiracy plots in his movies and his far-Left politics, including open endorsements of Communism and a sycophant “documentary” celebrating Fidel Castro so one-sided that HBO refused to air it. Stone’s views about Cuba and Castro may be summed up in this one citation: “Street demonstrations in favor of Fidel Castro are not a fake. If they were, those demonstrators should win an Oscar for best acting. I can testify to this because I have seen the joy on their faces when people come up to the president.” Elsewhere he added, “In Cuba, I observed an openness and freedom that I had not found in any other country in the region, the Caribbean or Central America.”

Stone’s pronouncements include issuing a statement after 9/11 blaming the American media companies for the terrorist attacks.  At an HBO Films panel on “Making Movies That Matter,” Oliver Stoned states that huge corporations that make mediocre movies are part of what made Osama bin Laden plan the Sept. 11 attack. “They control culture,” he said of the corporations, in comments quoted in the New Yorker. “They control ideas. And I think the revolt of Sept. 11th was about 'F-- you! F-- your order.'” 

Stone also said, “This attack was pure chaos, and chaos is energy.” (“The Stars Weigh In,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2001.) Soon after that, Stone spoke at Brown University. According to the Brown Alumni Magazine (January/February 2002). Stone derided the entire enterprise as well as the movie industry and the history profession. “Don’t believe most of the stuff you see in the movies,” the Oliver told a Brown audience on December 1. Hollywood, said the director of Platoon and JFK, is controlled by “chickens” and “concentration camp guards.” History books are no better, Stone warned. “Most historians are ass-kissers and tenure seekers,” he said. What to believe then? “Believe my stuff,” Stone said.

Drawing comparisons to Vietnam, Stone accused the U.S. government of withholding the truth about the war in Afghanistan: “Bin Laden was completely protected by the oil companies in this country who told [President] Bush not to go after him because it would piss off the Saudis.” Then, Stone claimed, there’s the cover-up involving Ground Zero: limbs getting cut off bodies for jewelry, a man walking off with $132 million.

Stone's paranoia and his contempt for historic facts are most visible in the movie JFK, which turns the historical record on its head. Literally, every single scene in the film about the assassination has been shown to be a fabrication. This trifle did not stop a UCal-Berkeley moonbat from presenting Stone to his students as an “historian.” 

Stone, who claims to be half-French, keeps saying he will flee America for France because of Republicans, and got him some cushy subsidies from the French government, something that prompted one wag to suggest he change his name to “Oliver Caillou.” (Caillou is the French word for stone). One can tell he has a strong French streak in his character because he insists he lost his virginity to a prostitute, because he didn't get the opportunity to meet girls at his single-sex school. At least one website is devoted to boycotting anything connected with The Oliver.

Here is a typical Stone take on reality:

The right wing is the same everywhere, in Cuba or Viet Nam. It is like an octopus, snatching everything with its tentacles. They control the internet, radio and TV stations, and newspapers. But above all, they are perfectly organized. Right-wingers master the art of negative publicity and are capable of destroying the image of anyone they consider to be their enemy. They annihilate anything opposed to their interests, utilizing mass emailing, articles, and reports. In the United States, censorship is the order of the day. It is really sad to think that Florida may end up deciding the November elections once again, and that the extreme-right wing, including anti-Castro groups, may manipulate the results for a second time. These people are blinded by patriotic fanaticism and are ready to invade any country, and shoot down planes if necessary. They thought that my first movie about Castro, “Comandante,” was hideous, and they killed it almost before it was even born. They were merely afraid of it.

Now as I was saying above, there has got to be more to the latest Stone arrest than some drunk driving and pharmaceuticals. It must have himself been the victim of a colossal frame-up!

So here is our take on what REALLY happened:

We suspect that some rogue CIA and FBI agents were outraged by Stone’s exposure of CIA plotting in his films, especially of the conspiracy behind the JFK assassination, so they got together with some wealthy Christian fundamentalists and Jewish neoconservatives in control of the Pentagon and set to work. First thing they do is get the oil companies protecting Osama bin Laden to pony up some cash and take this to the Beverly Hills police headquarters while Commissioner Axel Foley hooks them up with some local UCLA chemistry professors. These professors design a special chemical spray to make the innocent Stone appear to be drunk while he is driving, and this is inserted through special vents in the undercarriage of Stone’s Mercedes using a device first designed by the Watergate burglars to make George McGovern appear dazed. Then the Beverly Hills cops plant drugs in the Stone vehicle (The drugs were originally part of a shipment the CIA was planning to sell in East L.A. to gangbangers in order to raise money for the Contras and to bribe neoconservative magazine columnists.) The device was actually inserted into the car when Stone’s attention was being distracted by an agent dressed as a Los Angeles street-walker speaking French and some West Hollywood dudes with tee-shirts that read, “Yum, Alexander was Great!”

No other explanation is logical.


Steven Plaut is a professor at the Graduate School of the Business Administration at the University of Haifa and is a columnist for the Jewish Press. A collection of his commentaries on the current events in Israel can be found on his "blog" at www.stevenplaut.blogspot.com.


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