An intellectually honest leftist

Oliver Stone opposed Bush Administration policies and still opposes them now that they are Obama Administration policies. That makes him a rarity: an intellectually honest leftist.

Oliver Stone: I think under the disguise of sheep’s clothing he has been a wolf. That because of the nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him, people forgave him a lot. He was a great hope for change. The color of his skin, the upbringing, the internationalism, the globalism, seemed all evident. And he is an intelligent man. He has taken all the Bush changes he basically put them into the establishment, he has codified them. That is what is sad. So we are going into the second administration that is living outside the law and does not respect the law and foundations of our system and he is a constitutional lawyer, you know. Without the law, it is the law of the jungle. Nuremburg existed for a reason and there was a reason to have trials, there is a reason for due process – ‘habeas corpus’ as they call it in the United States.

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3 Responses to An intellectually honest leftist

  1. Frank in Texas says:

    He lost me at “the color of his skin” and then threw in “the internationalism, the globalism” to make it a clean sweep. Another Marxist tool who spouts the party line. He makes me want to puke with his sanctimonious attitude.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      He is a leftist idiot but, unlike most leftist idiots, he is isn’t a hypocrite. Most give Obama a pass for behavior that is identical to what they hated most about Bush.

  2. Jim22 says:

    “…and he is a constitutional lawyer…”

    No. He Was a constitutional lawyer. He no longer has a law license.