30 June 2010

Open letter to Larry Rohter re Oliver Stone

Dear Larry,

Your article about Hugo Chavez's latest propaganda film by Oliver Stone & co. has so nailed it, that a chorus of apologists -paid and otherwise- of the Venezuelan Supreme Leader, are foaming at the mouth, and have come out of their barracks to 'dispute' your views. Expect further 'clarifications' from Noam Chomsky et academics for totalitarianism, and, from the people in this list. Be confident that as soon as some 'evidence of US imperialism' is presented to Venezuela's elected and appointed authorities, the very Eva Golinger will publish yet another point by point 'rebuttal' in her officially funded Correo del Orinoco. Maybe even Ken Livingstone will write something for the Morning Star. That will, in chavista land, settle the score and forever discredit you and the New York Times. They'll write thousands of words, but will never address the points every sensible person and institution is raising about Chavez galloping fascism.

As a Venezuelan following the politics of my country, much before the Stones, Weisbrots, and Wilperts of this world knew the existence of Pequeña Venecia, I can only say a big thanks for taking these harmful imbeciles to task. Mind you these are the kind of people who are yet to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the association of a democratically elected president, Chavez that is, with the leaders of America's longest and most brutal dictatorship. They are, as a matter of fact, infatuated with Fidel Castro. These fundamentalists have gone so far into the deep end, that no report containing even the slightest hint of criticism is credible, or indeed acceptable. For some people believe in god, others in Allah: this lot believes blindly in whatever Chavez tells them to.

So kudos on a job well done. Next time you speak to Stone, Ali, Weisbrot, etc., do ask them who funded the film, and the trips around LatAm, and the visits to Venezuela, and the promotional tours, and the websites where they publish their bullshit. Ask them about their credentials, their relationship with the government of Venezuela, in fact ask whether they would be willing to demonstrate that they are not on the take by showing their tax returns. I am confident they'll carry on accusing you, rather than proving you wrong.

With best wishes,
Alek Boyd


ConsDemo said...

I saw "South of the Border" in Silver Spring, Maryland last week. Teodoro Petkoff had previously described it as a "pelicula jalabola" and that description held. I noticed the inaccuracies that the NY Times review noted. The post-film discussion (in which questions from the audience were not permitted) revealed Oliver Stone's hypocrisy. He faults the US for using voting machines, implying that they were tampered with in 2000 in Florida but claims they work just great in Venezuela. At least in the US, the critics could bring complaints about voting irregularities to a neutral court, no such avenue exists in Venezuela. Stone just gives Chavez a pass because he is radical leftist.

AB said...

ConsDemo, thanks for dropping by. It would be quite unthinkable to expect that a movie paid by Chavez is going to expose him, isn't it? Same applies to "la cuerda de jalabolas tarifados" that participated in the shooting of it. You got it right about the radical leftist bit.

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Anonymous said...

Hi, Alek. I came across this blog the other day by accident:
The author is Swedish, living in Honduras. The topic of this particular post is "novia" Eva G.!
You must read for a good laugh!

AB said...

Interesting article Cathy, thanks for letting me know. No right thinking person believes in communist chavista crap any longer. Connections to terrorism, crime, drug trafficking, dictatorships, fundamentalist regimes, etc., are there for all to see. In every stage of history, there's always been fanatics that defend the indefensible. Eva is just one of them, while ensuring to benefit financially from her disgusting work of extolling a militaristic regime that violates human rights. I have exposed her in ways that prove that she's nothing but a cheat, a liar, a pathetic attempt of a person.

Worry not justice will catch up with the Eva Golingers of this world. Sooner or later.