Mr. Stone spoke in support of Democratic candidate for President of the United States Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders arguing that he is the one who will not further invest in war, but will rather take time delving into internal problems instead.
“I’m praying still for Bernie Sanders because he’s the only one willing, at least in the name of fiscal sanity, to cut back on our foreign interventions, bring the troops home, and with these trillions of dollars no longer wasted on malice, try to protect the ‘homeland’ by actually rebuilding it and putting money into its people, schools, and infrastructure”, the critically-acclaimed moviemaker wrote on his Facebook page.
Although the Oscar-winning director admitted that the numbers currently favor Hillary Clinton, Stone denounced the front-runner’s ‘corrupt’ policy.
“He [Sanders] is the only one who has raised his voice against the corruption in our politics,” Mr. Stone asserted. “Clinton has embraced this corruption.”
He added that Clinton’s presidency would bring more destruction that good, citing the ex-Secretary of State’s unflattering record which includes supporting multiple conflicts like “the barbaric ‘contras'” against the Nicaraguan people in the 1980s, bombing of the former Yugoslavia in 1999, the never-ending Iraq War, “Afghan mess”, “the destruction of the secular state of Libya” and most recent attempt at “regime change” in Syria.
“Every one of these situations has resulted in more extremism, more chaos in the world, and more danger to our country,” he warned.
The top director went on criticizing Clinton’s Cold War-era mindset which focuses on a “NATO-domination of the universe” an only further promotes war.
“Clinton has been brainwashed by the neoconservatives to believe it’s about ‘Russian aggression’ when it’s the United States that’s ensuring the greatest build-up on the European borders of Russia since Hitler did it in World War II,” Stone wrote.
Oliver Stone is known for directing movies addressing acute political topics with different US Presidents as main characters. In 2014 he announced that he wants to make a documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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