I call it the Oliver Stone Syndrome

July 10th, 2006

Oliver Stone Syndrome is the ability some folks on the left have of holding two completely incompatible viewpoints in their head at the same time.

I named it after Oliver Stone because in his movie Platoon his thesis seems to be that the American government was so completely incompetent it couldn’t win a war against a few Vietnamese peasants in pajamas.

And yet, generic viagra ampoule in his movie JFK he argues that the United States’ government is so filled with evil geniuses it was able to assasinate its own president and bascially get away with it.

I think the recent proliferation of 9-11 conspiracy theories is a definite case of the Oliver Stone Syndrome.

On one hand, cialis sale medical people like Kevin Barrett completely believe that George Bush and the neocons were capable of planning and carrying out the murder of 5,000 of their fellow citizens in such a way as to fool the vast majority of the public.

On the other hand, Michael Moore loves to point out how bumbling the administration’s response to 9-11 actually was.

If George Bush and company had actually planned 9-11…don’t you think they would have been a little better prepared to deal with it when it actually happened?

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brian  |  July 10th, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    It coudl be that Oliver Stone doesn’t have OSS. That he’s an entertainer who has found his niche. And quite a profitable niche it must be.

  • 2. folkbum  |  July 10th, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    I don’t think the Bush administration could plan a bake sale. They surely had no chance of planning the complex series of events Barett and his ilk think happened on that day.

    I guess that makes me a Michael Moore?

  • 3. Administrator  |  July 10th, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    “I guess that makes me a Michael Moore?”

    Nope, it makes you a Jay Folkbum. ;)

    I have to say I’m relieved you don’t think we blew up the twin towers ourselves.

  • 4. From Where I Sit » &hellip  |  July 11th, 2006 at 2:35 pm

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  • 5. From Where I Sit » &hellip  |  August 15th, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    […] On the other hand, maybe Spike Lee just has a bad case of Oliver Stone Syndrome. […]

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