Oliver Stone and 'Jewish Domination'
In a recent interview, Oliver Stone, defender of Marxist thugs, complained that “Jewish domination of the media” prevents Americans from putting the Holocaust in context. Stone also opined that Hitler was the product of industrialists and that the Nazi invasion of Russia caused more deaths than the Holocaust. In one fell swoop, Stone revealed the Orwellian thought control that is the black heart of leftism.
The Holocaust was a crime of almost unimaginable human suffering, and if Stone’s remarks were intended to remind us that Polish Catholics and Gypsies, particularly, suffered genocide at Nazi hands as well, then perhaps Stone has a point. That, however, is not what he means. In fact, Stone seems utterly indifferent to human suffering caused by socialist totalitarian regimes like Nazi Germany.
The dull old tale that “industrialists” brought Hitler to power is Bolshevik invention – an ironic lie because, as the famous German Marxist Eduard Berstein noted, the reactionary German government gave Lenin fifty million marks to finance his, more than anyone suggests German industrials gave Hitler. In fact, the overwhelming majority of German industrialists opposed National Socialism; this extended even to the Krupp family, the largest armament manufacturer in Germany, whose members opposed Hitler right up to the time he came to power.
Who did bring Hitler to power? German Communists, acting on orders from Moscow, joined the Nazi Party. Communist and Nazi labor unions joined together to support the general strike of Berlin transportation workers just prior to the November 1932 election. Many Nazis likewise found Communism attractive; Plotkin noted in 1932 that “[w]henever a Hitlerite leaves the Nazis, he goes straight to the Communists.” LeFore observed that German Communists “quite literally linked hands with Nazis in protest demonstrations” before the fall of the Weimar Republic. Schelle, in his history of Weimar Germany, observed that German Communists “did not hesitate to collaborate with the Nazis.” Many German Communists joined the Nazi Party, and Hitler observed that if the Nazi Party disappeared, “[t]here will be another 10 million Communist votes in Germany.”
The Soviet Union was the principal ally of Nazi Germany for the first twenty-two months of the Second World War – a closer ally than Fascist Italy or Imperial Japan – and throughout the world, Communist parties did everything possible to secure Nazi victory over Churchill’s Britain, including bullying labor unions in America into wildcat strikes at critical armaments factories.
But what is most perverse about Stone’s comments is that his imagined “Jewish domination” of the entertainment, education, and communications networks has failed utterly to make the world aware of the second-greatest crime against the Jewish people: the Marxist persecution of Jews. Although Jews had been prominent in the Bolshevik Party, within ten years of the Bolshevik junta, Jews on the Politburo were purged and murdered. Hebrew was banned. Synagogues were sacked. Rabbis were sent to the Gulag.
Communists alleged that German Jews were secret allies of Hitler, noting after the 1933 Nazi boycott of Jews that “[i]n a few days you will find that all the big Jewish stores still exist, that Jewish bankers, capitalists and stock jobbers are still carrying on their businesses, and that no Jewish industrialist has suffered any damage.” Menachem Begin, future prime minister of Israel, experienced firsthand the anti-Semitism of the Bolsheviks when he was interrogated by the NKVD in 1940: “Talmudism! I heard the word for the first time in my life[.] ... A new expression invented by the N.K.V.D. philologists[.]” This Marxist pogrom against Jews continued until the end of the Evil Empire.
Why has the “Jewish domination” failed to inform the world of the long, vile war of Marxism against Jews? It is because what has a stranglehold on all the chokepoints of public discourse is not a Jewish cabal, but rather a leftist hive. Consider a perfect illustration of how crimes as vile as the Holocaust have been utterly ignored by this leftist collective.
The Gulag sucked into its nightmarish camps over 75 million souls, making it even worse that the Holocaust, but the Hollywood of Oliver Stone has never thought this merited a movie or a television series. Nor has Stone has ever made a film about millions of men, women, and children murdered in the Holodomor, a crime against humanity, committed by Communists in the Soviet Union, equaling the Holocaust and occurring before Hitler came to power. Or which leftist nabob in the entertainment industry has shown America the betrayal by Communists of those German Communist Jews like Margarete Buber-Neumann, whose book describes the hell of the Gulag as well as the hell of the Nazi concentration camp, and who was delivered by the Soviet Union to the Nazis?
Surely these are stories that ought to boggle any serious mind and chill any decent heart. Yet these many untold stories of Communist evil go virtually ignored by men like Oliver Stone. The problem is not any “Jewish domination of the media.” The victims were often Jews, whose misery and murder at the hands of evil Leftists goes utterly ignored. The problem is quite simple and quite dreadful: there is a leftist domination of all the choke-points of information, education, and entertainment. The leftist cultural overseers operate just as Stone describes his imagined cabal of Jewish controllers.
The only difference is that unlike Oliver Stone's phantasm leftist domination of our cultural organs is sadly very real.