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    Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    Hitler was an easy scapegoat: Oliver Stone

    ANI, 12 January 2010, 01:03am IST

    LONDON: Oliver Stone has courted controversy after suggesting that German dictator Adolf Hitler was made an “easy scapegoat” by history.

    The controversial director has come up with a new documentary series, called “The Secret History of America”, which he hopes would put figures including Hitler and Stalin “in context”.

    “Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply. He’s the product of a series of actions. It’s cause and effect,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying at a press conference in California.
    Hitler was an easy scapegoat: Oliver Stone - UK - World - The Times of India

    Seriously,he cannot personally beleive this can he? All I can hope for is that he trying to hype his latest project and willing to take heat to promote it.Has to be the least intelligent thing Ive seen offered up for public consumption since Obama told us middle class wouldnt have to have their taxes raised.

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    Re: Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    It's Hollywood. Listening to them for political advice is like me asking a plumber how to design a website.

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    Re: Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    Quote Originally Posted by Commoncents View Post
    Hitler was an easy scapegoat: Oliver Stone

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    Hitler was an easy scapegoat: Oliver Stone - UK - World - The Times of India

    Seriously,he cannot personally beleive this can he? All I can hope for is that he trying to hype his latest project and willing to take heat to promote it.Has to be the least intelligent thing Ive seen offered up for public consumption since Obama told us middle class wouldnt have to have their taxes raised.

    Wait long enough and someone like Stone will show you just what a loony-tune he really is.

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    Re: Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    It WAS a synchronicity of events that led to Hitler coming into power. There were many factors and people involved that all came together at the same time.

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    Re: Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    It WAS a synchronicity of events that led to Hitler coming into power. There were many factors and people involved that all came together at the same time.
    And that somehow excuses his abuse of the power?

    We'll assume somehow Stone will tie the Jews to plunging Europe into the second world war,thus justifying the warnings of their demise by Hitler for doing so?

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    Re: Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    There is one thing that IS put "in-context" here, though: Stone's admiration of Fidel Castro.

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    Re: Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    Quote Originally Posted by Commoncents View Post
    And that somehow excuses his abuse of the power?

    We'll assume somehow Stone will tie the Jews to plunging Europe into the second world war,thus justifying the warnings of their demise by Hitler for doing so?
    I don't know for sure, but I don't think Stone was trying to excuse Hitler's abuse of power. He was just saying that Hitler might have been more multidimensional than the way he is typically portrayed. Remember, Stone is a filmmaker. I think it could be useful to see films that presented other facets of Hitler's character and the conditions that led to them, instead of just portraying him as a cartoonish monster. I don't think that's necessarily the same as sympathizing with him or excusing his actions.
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    Re: Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I don't know for sure, but I don't think Stone was trying to excuse his abuse of power. He was just saying that Hitler might have been more multidimensional than the way he is typically portrayed. Remember, Stone is a filmmaker. I think it could be useful to see films that presented other facets of Hitler's character, instead of just as a cartoonish monster. I don't think that's necessarily the same as sympathizing with him or excusing his actions.
    Honestly, I'd probably be with you here if this was anybody but Oliver Stone, a vocal supporter of the Cuban Revolution. He's already proven to have the ability to sympathize with dictators, so this wouldn't be much of a stretch.

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    Re: Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    Quote Originally Posted by Commoncents View Post
    Hitler was an easy scapegoat: Oliver Stone

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    Hitler was an easy scapegoat: Oliver Stone - UK - World - The Times of India

    Seriously,he cannot personally beleive this can he? All I can hope for is that he trying to hype his latest project and willing to take heat to promote it.Has to be the least intelligent thing Ive seen offered up for public consumption since Obama told us middle class wouldnt have to have their taxes raised.
    Oliver Stone is bigger piece of crap than his movies. I do not and will not go to see any of his movies. Hollywood Whore.

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    Re: Oliver Stone: Hitler an easy scapegoat

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I don't know for sure, but I don't think Stone was trying to excuse Hitler's abuse of power. He was just saying that Hitler might have been more multidimensional than the way he is typically portrayed. Remember, Stone is a filmmaker. I think it could be useful to see films that presented other facets of Hitler's character and the conditions that led to them, instead of just portraying him as a cartoonish monster. I don't think that's necessarily the same as sympathizing with him or excusing his actions.
    Im not sure theres any 'context' (to use Stones words) that can mitigate the actions Hitler undertook during this period of time.

    Hitler was genius,charismatic,a true leader,pathologically diabolical and clearly insane.Certainly multidimensional but I have a sneaking suspicion that he's going to try and play some kind of intellectually dishonest sympathy card.

    He was a monster-cartoonish or otherwise.
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