Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mel and Oliver: Will Hollywood Apply a Double Standard to Anti-Jewish Rants?

Oliver Stone (photo left, with Hugo Chavez) is a Hollywood director. Mel Gibson (photo right, as William Wallace in Braveheart) is a Hollywood actor, director and producer. Both engage in anti-Semitic rants, Gibson only when he is drunk, but Stone when he is stone sober and giving an interview to the Sunday Times. Stone said that Jews control American foreign policy and that the murder of six million Jews by Hitler [may his name and memory be erased] has to be viewed in context. He has since apologized, sort of.

For his drunken rants, Mel Gibson is now persona non grata in Hollywood. Creative Artists has dropped him as a client. The word on the street is that he will be making another film only if he finances it himself, as he did with The Passion of the Christ.

Despite his sober assessment (or more properly, assessment while sober) of Jewish control of American foreign policy, right out of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Oliver Stone so far appears to still be Hollywood's golden boy. Will that change?

If it does not, then why not? For once, the answer is not "follow the money." As an actor, diretor and producer, Mel Gibson's films have made far more money than those of Oliver Stone.

However, politically Mel Gibson would appear to be ultraconservative to the point of being a reactionary. He is a devout Roman Catholic, quite literally more Catholic (or at least more reactionarily Catholic) than the Pope on some Church issues.

Oliver Stone, in contrast, likes to hang out with Latin American left-wing dictators such as Raul Castro and Hugo Chavez, about whom he recently made a fawning documentary.

Will Oliver Stone still be able to have lunch in Hollywood? Wait and see.


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