by Matt Agorist
Last week, the Ron Paul Liberty Report interviewed the
legendary filmmaker, Oliver Stone.
After the interview, the
report drew attention to a powerful speech by Stone, given at this
year's Writers Guild Awards.
The speech was
conveniently overlooked by
the mainstream media as it shatters
the divisive two-party paradigm and exposes the 'system' for
behemoth that it is.
Stone is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer.
Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as the writer
He also wrote the
acclaimed gangster movie
Scarface. Stone, unlike many of
the puppets in Hollywood, has used his fame to shed light on and
expose the powers that be.
During his time at the podium at the awards, Stone reminded the
young writers that it is okay to question both parties.
Stone noted the
importance of not buying into the divisive tactics of
"You don't have to
fit in," Stone said before showing how it is "fashionable now to
take shots at Republicans and
Trump, and avoid the
"But remember that," Stone said, "in the 13 wars we've started
over the last 30 years and the 14 billion dollars we've spent,
and the hundreds of thousands of lives that have perished from
this Earth, remember that it wasn't one leader, but a system,
both Republican and Democrat."
"Call it what you will, the military, industrial, security,
money, media complex.
It's a system that
has been perpetuated under the guise that these are just wars
justifiable in the name of our flag we fly so proudly over our
lives," Stone said.
Hearing these words come
from such a prominent figure in Hollywood as well as the rest of the
world is heartening, to say the least.
"Our country has
become prosperous for many.
But in the name of
that wealth we cannot justify our system as a center for the
world's values, while we continue to create such wars and chaos
in the world."
"No need to go through the victims," he said, "but we know we've
intervened in more than 100 countries, with invasions, regime
change, economic chaos, or hybrid war - soft power - whatever
you want to call it, it's war of some kind," Stone told the
He concluded with advice
based on his own experiences.
"I've fought these
people who practice war for most of my life.
It's a tiring game.
And mostly you'll get your ass kicked.
With all the
criticism and insults you'll receive, and the flattery too, it's
important to remember, if you believe in what you're saying and
you can stay the course, you can make a difference," he said.
"I urge you to find a way to remain alone with yourself, listen
to your silences, not always in a writer's room.
Try to find not what
the crowd wants so you can be successful, but try instead to
find the true inner meaning of your life here on earth, and
never give up on your heart in your struggle for peace, decency,
and telling the truth."
Below is the interview
Stone did with Ron Paul, explaining his latest work, "The
Putin Interviews," a four-hour look into what makes
Vladimir Putin tick...
Oliver Stone Exposes US
Warmongers at Writers Guild Awards