"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month."- CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of "Presstitutes" willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. "Katherine The Great," by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
The CIA is all, if not nothing, but an organization about disinformation. For this reason you can understand why Oliver Stone is CIA. His films take the viewer through a lexicon of concealment.
Let's take a look at his masterpiece:
Most would see this film as Oliver Stone being a leftist apologist for right wing intervention in a banana republic. We feel the shame of our inability to bring our form of justice, truth and honor to the poorest of the poor in our hemisphere. Lets look a little closer at our cast of characters before deciding.
Rick Boyle (James Woods) is the "has never been" rebel journalist who plays the good guy. We are supposed to feel for him because he is unemployed and his wife has finally left him. After getting bailed out of jail, he heads to the closest war to make freedom for the little people, Se Senor! Then there is Doctor Rock (James Belushi) the loose canon Videographer who's going to do his best to get them both killed. Just a couple of misunderstood liberals, or are they what the US backed militia believes? Commie bastards?! We are left to decipher that one. What this movie shows as so much with Mr. Stone, is that freedom fighters and antagonists of revolutions are always some how damaged. Casts off from society who are lucky if they make it out alive and of course never having changed the political balance. Got it? Stay home and behave. You’re nothing but a loser when you interfere. Only drunks and misfits challenge the American Way. We will get to more of that later in "Born on the 4th of July."
When you look for dis-information its best to imagine looking at the truth through a mirror. What you see is a reflection of the truth or a reflection of the lie. A positive spin on the negative or vice versa, a negative spin on the positive. The latter is what "The Mighty Mouthpiece" does so well. Always identifying with the person we wished we new but are glad we are not them. In this case they are the downtrodden, the misfits, the car is out of gas guy who won't save the girl. Ah, the heroes of Oliver Stone. Ready to take on the bad guys even knowing they are mere puppets carrying out the killings.
Teach us to behave Ollie and Mr. Oz will keep us safe.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Oliver Stone Is CIA.
By Matthew Dowd
Oliver Stone has made a career out of promoting the CIA's best interests. Let's start with his latest bit of propaganda, Savages. Just the name itself is meant to provoke fear of drug lords who prey on society from the jungles of the world. Really? That is the drug business? He would have you believe pole dancers run it. The United States Government estimates that the entire illegal drug profits are $600 Billion dollars at the point of manufacture. That's a lotta cheese to hide under a mattress. Where is this money? Shady drug lords laundering dollar bills like Selma Hayek's character?
Perhaps Mr. Stone would like to make a movie about Wachovia Bank? According to US Justice Department records, one bank alone, Wachovia Bank (now owned by Wells Fargo), laundered $378.3 billion dollars between May 1, 2004 and May 31, 2007 (The Guardian, May 11, 2011). Might The Mighty Mouthpiece like to explore this angle of the drug trade? The crippling punishments to the banking giants you ask? One court's settlement amounted to a fine of $50 million dollars, less than 0.5% of one of the banks (the Wachovia/Wells Fargo bank) $12.3 billion profits for 2009 (The Guardian, May 11, 2011). We need you Mr. Stone, to sort this out! Who might be his star power to play the bankers of the Bush and Obama regimes, including Summers, Paulson, Geithner, Greenspan and Bernacke?
As he cast the macho Josh Brolin to play gay George Bush in "W", who would fit the bill for Gietner? Perhaps Jason Stratham can grow some hair. That's tuff Ollie, but your country needs you to decipher the good from the bad. Step up. We need you to explain money laundering. Help us to understand the banks the way "Wall Street" explained the eighties. Just an ambitious young boy from good blue collar stock manipulated by the well intentioned lone trader, unable to see all the goodness of capitalism he falls to the prey of that one bad apple. His greed makes him walk the walk of shame through the towers of righteousness. I slept better at night knowing that he had been found out. And for the lone wolf? That "Greed is Good" guy? No hair gel in prison buster! Sure the workers are stooges but they're good Americans and that's what makes Wall Street go 'round. Justice is served and your money is safe. That's the cinematic explanation we needed Ollie, not Savages.
Oliver Stone is CIA. Uncovering the Judith Miller of Film