Stone Apologized For Telling The Truth: Hitler's Actions
29 July 2010
By Gilad Atzmon
There you go, Oliver Stone apologized for suggesting
that the Jewish lobby controls Washington's foreign
policy and that Hitler's actions should be put into
In fact, Stone’s apology confirms Stone’s argument. We
are subject to constant assault by Jewish and Israeli
gatekeepers who insist on controlling the political
and historical discourse and defy any possible
criticism of Jewish national affairs.
“In trying to make a broader historical point about
the range of atrocities the Germans committed against
many people, I made a clumsy association about the
Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret,” Stone
said in a statement released late Monday, the day
after his remarks were published in a British
JTA reported today that Elan Steinberg, vice president
of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and
their Descendants, was among the Jewish organizations
and Israeli officials to condemn the remarks.
Steinberg in a statement said Stone's apology "was
necessary and we accept it. But whether he acted out
of sincerity or as a desperate response to the moral
outcry at his comments is an open question," he added.
"He must be judged by his future words and deeds.”
Steinberg demands “sincerity” and future subservience.
I would actually expect him to join Stone and be
slightly more enthusiastic about historical research
and contextual thinking.
Israel's propaganda minister’, Yuli Edelstein, was
also among those who had condemned Stone's remarks
early Monday. "They are nauseating, anti-Semitic and
racist, Not only is he showing ignorance, he is
demonizing Jews for no reason and returning to the
'Protocols of the Elders of Zion.'
Interesting indeed. Stone doesn’t refer to race. There
is nothing anti Semitic in his remark whatsoever
unless telling the truth is a form of anti Semitism.
Moreover, Stone didn’t demonize Jews for being Jews,
he described some actions committed by Jewish
institutional lobbies, actions that are now
academically documented and studied. He did it for a
good reason. Stone is probably patriotic or pragmatic
enough to gather that peace is important.
"When a man of Stone's stature speaks in this way”,
said Edelstein, “it can bring waves of anti-Semitism
and anti-Israel sentiment, and may even damage Jewish
communities and individuals." Edelstein is almost
correct. Stone was brave enough to tell the truth
about Jewish power, he probably wasn’t courageous
enough to stand for it, which is understandable.
However, Edelstein and other Jewish leaders better
realise that Stone is far from being mad, anti Semitic
or racist. Stone told the truth as we all see it.
Instead of silencing criticism, Edelstein, Steinberg
and others better look in the mirror because the time
is running out for Israel and its supporters