Oliver Stone: U.S. an 'International Terror,' Tea Party Racist to Its Core
Director Oliver Stone continues to talk up the release of his Showtime miniseries The Untold History of the United States, now available on home video. That gives him the chance to talk down his own country as much as any person can.
This week, Stone dubbed the U.S. an "international terror that dominates the world scene" and had equally harsh words for the Tea Party movement.
I grew up conservative, remember. So I had a William Buckley view of the United States in the ‘40s and ‘50s—that we were good guys, and that we were moral, and that we were doing the right thing. And now I think, how did we become this bully—this international terror that dominates the world scene today?
The director also regurgitated the left's arguments regarding voter ID laws and the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act but in a fashion even some progressives might find too harsh.
…I do feel that the Jim Crow laws are very important, coming back, by the Supreme Court gutting the Voting Rights Act. The gerrymandering that’s going on in the states. I do believe that we owe this Republican legislature to that gerrymandering. And part of that is that ballot security issue. Every time… you’ve got to have IDs for the poor and so forth. It’s cutting out the blacks.
They are really hanging on to…they don’t want the Hispanic, Asian, black mixture to take over. I think that’s what the Supreme Court thing is. I think that’s what the gun laws are about, too.
The states want states’ rights. They want to keep the rules white. That’s how I see this Tea Party.