We’ve written before about how Hollywood likes to whitewash Kommie murderers and tyrants into lovable characters. Now Hollywood, in the form of Oliver Stone’s South of the Border, has cooked up another far left agitprop fluff piece that glorifies Hugo Chavez (fee required but you get a great deal with the WJS Mobile app).
Stone portrays the Stalinist buffoon Chavez as a humble mythic hero of the people, yet neglects to inform viewers of Chavez closing down opposition TV and radio, and his serial attempts of forcible rapine of the Venezuelan constitution to become tyrant for life.
This sappy blockhead Marxist treatment is similar to Soderburgh in 2004, who romaticized Che Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries, without depicting the firing squads and murders of tens of thousands of Cubans.
Thank you Hollywood.
Read the comment from our 2005 post that takes whacko environmentalists and anarchists to task for idolizing the sanguinary Guevara
“Here’s a cold-blooded murderer who executed thousands without trial, who claimed that judicial evidence was an “unnecessary bourgeois detail,” who stressed that ‘revolutionaries must become cold-killing machines motivated by pure hate,’ who stayed up till dawn for months at a time signing death warrants for innocent and honorable men, whose office in La Cabana had a window where he could watch the executions -and today his T-shirts adorn people who oppose capital punishment!
“Greens’ Love This Polluter
“Here’s communist Cuba’s first ‘Minister of Industries’ whose main slogan in 1960 was ‘Accelerated Industrialization!’ whose dream was converting Cuba (the hemisphere actually) into a huge bureaucratic-industrial ant farm – and he’s the poster boy for greens and anarchists who scream and rant against industrialization!
“Here’s a sniveling little suck-up, teacher’s pet and momma’s boy who was the constant pride of joy of his teacher (Alberto Bayo) and parents (the most obnoxious sort of Limousine Bolsheviks) – and he’s idolized by millionaire delinquents such as Rage Against the Machine!
“Here’s a humorless teetotaler, a plodding paper-pusher, a notorious killjoy and all around fuddy duddy – and you see his T-shirt on MTV’s Spring Break revelers!
“Perhaps competent psychologists (if any exist) will explain this some day.
“Che excelled in one thing: mass murder of defenseless men. He was a Stalinist to the core, a plodding bureaucrat and a calm, cold-blooded -but again, never in actual battle – killer. And there was an actual method to this murderous madness.”
Maybe this is why Marxists love to talk about contradictions!