CARACAS, Monday September 14, 2009 | Update
Go for a little walk to see what your "hero" has done.
I have still troubles to define the impression given to me by socialist-communists like Oliver Stone, for Mr. Stone lives the wildest capitalist life. Very easy, isn't it? His heart is on his left and his pocket on his right.
Today's Oliver Stone seems to be very far away from the reality in and out of his country. As far as the producers of the film "The Green Berets," when trying to extol such a despicable event as the Vietnam War, which made Stone react, produce and direct "Platoon." His film squeezed the soul of million people, including myself.
What a pity that Oliver Stone, who has so many tools at hand to carry a message to the crowds, opted to exploit subjects he does not know, that have caused much suffering and hide terrible injustices! Perhaps the topic does not matter, provided that it eventually renders fat and juicy earnings? Perhaps he now produces whatever, provided that he finds anybody able to sponsor a film of him?
I do not believe in communism, but cannot refrain from respecting the communists whose lives and attitudes have mirrored what they preach. This is the case of brothers Gustavo and Eduardo Machado, or Domingo Alberto Rangel, Sr. But communists like Stone, whose words have nothing to do with their actions, who have become billionaires exploiting misery and human miseries, just sicken me.
Mr. Stone, go for a little walk in Venezuela to realize that only in the last couple of months, the "hero" of your recent film shut down 34 radio stations and two TV channels; enacted a law to gerrymander districts and seal forever his election and the election of his followers, and passed an education law to indoctrinate today's children for them to become "the Chávezes of tomorrow." Your hero ignores sweeping crime, but sent to jail a boy who painted graffiti and gagged some statues; a prefect who committed the "crime" of defending his accuser and several workers who protested in their own right.
No, the King of Spain is not he, who has to shut up and listen. You, Mr. Stone, shut up and listen! Or, better said, Oliver, why don't you shut up your mouth?
Translated by Conchita Delgado
02:57 PM. HEAVY RAINS. Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Elias Jaua reported that the government is designing plans to support farmers, cattlemen and peasants of the state of Mérida who have been hit by heavy rains that have caused crop losses.