In all honesty, I find it amusing when a Leftist is surprised to find anti-Semitism amongst his/her own socialist cohorts. It was Adolf Hitler who stated incredulously: How, as a socialist, can you not be an anti-Semite?
When asked in an interview with the Sunday Times of London why there was “such a focus on the Holocaust,” Stone replied: “The Jewish domination of the media.” He added: “They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***** up United States foreign policy for years.“The American Jewish Committe also weighed in Monday, comparing Stone to Mel Gibson. “By invoking this grotesque, toxic stereotype, Oliver Stone has outed himself as an anti-Semite,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “For all of Stone’s progressive pretensions, his remark is no different from one of the drunken, Jew-hating rants of his fellow Hollywood celebrity, Mel Gibson.”
When Adolf Hitler set out to destroy the Jewish people, the Soviets understood, practically all devoted Marxists worldwide understood, that Marxism demanded bogeymen for the sweeping away of the masses who were believed to stand in the way of the new socialist order.
The major difference between the Marxist and Hitlerite socialists during that time period, were their focus on what kinds of people were to be done away with, in mass. Both Marxist and Hitlerite socialists rested their belief on bogus sciences, social and biological, to buttress their very similar projects in builiding the new socialist man for their very similar socialist societies.
So it’s no surprise whatsoever that Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez, a devout socialist, can be in every way, a remake of Benito Mussolini, (shock news: Fascists and Communists during the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s filled each other’s ranks repeatedly) is also an anti-Semite, and someone who calls Oliver Stoned…a friend.
Both Marxist and Hitlerite (Nationalist/Fascist) socialism had it in for Jews, Hitler knew this, and knew that traditional anti-Semitic Europe, then heavily under sway (still is) of the new ideology socialism would accept what he was doing. If Stalin and Hitler had maintained their pact and divided up Europe into their own spheres of influence,…the same results would have occured. Jews butchered in both areas.
Stalin was a classic Marxist, not a heretic, and murdered millions, tens of millions of his own citizens in building the USSR. Hitler was no different, but he was indeed a Marxist, and a heretic, because he focused on nationalism and on race. It’s only through fate and irony that the hammer and sickle is seen today as “liberator”, and annually celebrated as such, while the swastika is correctly viewed as being a sign of genocide. In reality, both signs and ideologies were/still are equally genocidal and should be equally shunned.
But I digress. Anyone daring in this day and age to call himself or herself a socialist, places themselves in the same ranks of Karl Marx (who pomoted genocide) Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, Joe Stalin and the USSR, Mao Tse Tung, Pol Pot and the rest who carried it out. Any Jew or Christian who calls themselves socialist or “progressive” and is surprised by all of this, and refuses to mull it over let alone reject socialism…is in my opinion, contemptable. KGS
NOTE: Check out Kitman’s extensive library on the subject.