Out of the land of Oz comes lavish praise for one of the worlds best known nation destroyers, from one of the worlds best known film makers.

The Associated Press reported Friday:

CARACAS, Venezuela — American filmmaker Oliver Stone said Friday he deeply admires Hugo Chavez.

Stone heaped praise on Chavez, saying he is leading a movement for “social transformation” in Latin America.

“He’s a soldier and he speaks from his heart,” Stone said. “His vision is huge. … And he will go down in history.”

Stone said President Barack Obama’s administration, in spite of initially inspiring hope, hasn’t done anything to improve U.S. relations with Chavez or his Latin American allies.

The director [Oliver Stone] defended his decision not to interview Chavez’s opponents, saying that people already hear those complaints and that the movie is not intended as a detailed examination of Chavez’s record.

Does Stone really believe this or has he sold his soul to the devil for the sake of his film? Some members of the entertainment industry live in a bubble within a bubble, utterly unable to see out and beyond, to the real world. Michael Moore looks toward Cuba and sees a utopia. Venezuela is fast becoming a basket case yet Sean Penn is blind to it, and so it seems, is Oliver Stone.

Bob B

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