The revolution devours its own children. Or, more aptly, its own grandfathers.
Alternately, for a more Hollywood reference, “You die a hero or live long enough to be the villain.” Or, “No country for old lefties”.
After Noam Chomsky came under attack for signing on to a letter against cancel culture, here’s Oliver Stone blasting Hollywood political correctness.
” The Academy changes its mind every five, 10, two months about what it’s trying to keep up with. It’s politically correct [expletive], and it’s not a world I’m anxious to run out into. I’ve never seen it quite mad like this. It’s like an “Alice in Wonderland” tea party.”
The irony of Hollywood’s preeminent leftist complaining that he can’t and doesn’t want to keep up with the current party politics is funny.
And then, even more hilariously, when asked a follow-up, Stone claims that he was just talking about how difficult it is to film during the coronavirus.
At least Comrade Stone has enough historical experience to know how the game works and not to say anything too offensive.
And then he switches over to the safe stuff, JFK conspiracy theories, which are safe to talk about, and how great Putin and Castro, unlike the unsafe stuff, criticizing political correctness.
What could Stone possibly be talking about?
A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as ‘more toxic than Chernobyl’, with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist.
Dozens of producers, writers and actors have spoken to The Mail on Sunday about the wave of ‘reverse racism’ pulsing through the industry.
speaking on condition of anonymity, the executive confirmed that the climate is now toxic for any ‘white, middle-aged man in showbusiness’. Their careers, ‘are pretty much over’.
They continued: ‘We’re only hiring people of colour, women or LGBT to write, star, produce, operate the cameras, work in craft services. If you are white, you can’t speak out because you will instantly be branded ‘racist’ or condemned for ‘white privilege’.
‘The pendulum has swung so far, everyone is paralysed with fear by the idea anything you say could be misinterpreted and your career ended instantly. There are a lot of hushed conversations going on, but publicly everyone is desperate to be seen to be promoting diversity and too terrified to speak out. It’s imploding: a total meltdown.’
The latest buzzword in Tinseltown is ‘Bipoc’ – an acronym for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour – and ‘Menemy’, which means a white, male enemy of the diversity movement. ‘Everyone wants to be able to check all the boxes for each new hire,’ according to one Oscar-nominated insider.
‘Directors normally have a say about who is in their project. Not any more. It’s all about ‘Bipoc hiring’. And it’s coming directly from the heads of the studios who know their jobs are on the line. White middle-aged men are collateral damage. They are the Menemy.’
Now Oliver Stone is the Menemy.