“We Are Not Under Threat, We Are The Threat” – Oliver Stone On America

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Sputnik International   Posted Tues., Sept.22, 2015

The director has a reputation for making films that rattle the establishment. “JFK,” “Wall Street,” and “Born on the Fourth of July” all question American dogma. Oliver Stone’s latest venture continues that trend. His new documentary series points out the true history of American exceptionalism, something more dangerous than ISIL.

In 2012, Oliver Stone co-wrote “The Untold History of the United States” with American University professor Peter Kuznick. The book received somewhat mixed reviews. While many hailed its brave unveiling of a history otherwise left untold in American classrooms, others felt threatened by the facts within.

Now that the book has been made into a ten-part documentary series on Showtime, many of those same exaggerated criticisms have been leveled against the authors.

“This Stone-Kuznick film could have been put out in 1955 as Soviet propaganda,” CUNY professor Ronald Radosh told the New York Times.

But before taking these criticisms at face value, it’s worth evaluating what Stone’s series says to provoke attempts at discrimination.

“We’ve destabilized the entire region, created chaos. And then we blame ISIS for the chaos we have created,” Stone said, according to Anti Medi.

This is a major focus of both the book and series: a thorough look at the true rationale behind America’s wars in the Middle East. Truths that the mainstream media would rather overlook.

“When I studied the untold history, one thing that really hit me hard was the history of our involvement in the Middle East,” Stone told Middle East Eye.

“We create these messes, then we have a grand military plan to solve them,” Kuznick added. “And the military solutions just don’t work.

Analyzing US history from the end of World War II right up until the Obama administration, Stone’s documentary attempts to provide an alternative version of events, one that counters the propaganda taught in standard American textbooks.

“American exceptionalism has to be driven out of our curriculum,” Stone said, according to Anti Media.

“We’re not under threat. We are the threat.”

Source: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150922/1027364838/Oliver-Stone-Untold-History.html

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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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