n the first part of our three part interview with Oliver Stone we discuss voting strategies, the way the Democrats have been shifting to the right, how this country hasn’t been the same since 1980 and what we can do about it. Spoiler alert: Oliver Stone doesn’t blame Susan Sarandon, or does he?
In Part 2 of our interview with Oliver Stone we discuss RussiaGate, his interviews with Putin, and Oliver responds to directly to some of the backlash he’s received from The Putin Interviews.
In the final part of our interview with Oliver Stone, Oliver shares his personal take aways from the Putin Interviews as well as his experience being blacklisted by other media in regards to these interviews. A filmmaker talked to Vladimir Putin directly! Asked him about supposed election interference directly! And this has been nearly ignored or if anything smeared by the corporate media, why is that?
When fear becomes collective, when anger becomes collective, it’s extremely dangerous. It is overwhelming… The mass media and the military-industrial complex create a prison for us, so we continue to think, see, and act in the same way… We need the courage to express ourselves even when the majority is going in the opposite direction… because a change of direction can happen only when there is a collective awakening… Therefore, it is very important to say, ‘I am here!’ to those who share the same kind of insight.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk, The Art of Power
I’ve been in deep despair these last few months about our political landscape. This quote from Thich Nhat Hanh recently elevated my spirit, and I share it with you. Because I am — we are — still here! Though it’s clear that the die is cast and that Clinton will win — that is, if you believe in numbers and materialism, but I don’t, not completely.