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The Stone Truth:
Left-Wingers Are Boring

Tribune Media Services, Inc., by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/7/2012 5:33:25 AM

When, at long last, will people understand that the Left is boring? The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone’s miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I’ll never read the whole thing, and not because it’s a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn’t help). It’s that it’s boring. Stone and co-author Peter Kuznick call their book “The Untold History of the United States,” except, again, it isn’t. This story has been told countless times before.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 12/7/2012 6:15:00 AM     (No. 9053049)

Boring. If only that was their biggest failure.

Frankly, I consider them pure evil.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: DW626, 12/7/2012 6:21:27 AM     (No. 9053053)

#1 I think they´re both.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: not so little nell, 12/7/2012 6:28:30 AM     (No. 9053057)

And nasty too, just like ´Mean Girls´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/7/2012 7:43:33 AM     (No. 9053139)

Stone, a notorious booster of Cuban socialism, owns numerous properties around the world. During an interview at his Santa Barbara, Calif, Spanish colonial villa, Architectural Digest asked about the contradiction between his anti-capitalist schtick and his lifestyle, and he replied that he wouldn’t fall for the guilt trip. “That’s a Western Christian trip.”

And hypocritical...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nerdowell, 12/7/2012 8:14:15 AM     (No. 9053196)

Jonah nails the institutionalized "rebel" posing of the left-- celebrating individualism to pedal totalitarianism.

However, when he writes:

"The 66-year-old Stone can be an original filmmaker, but ..."
he´s dead wrong.

I´ve seen more Stone films than I care to remember; no matter the subject, or the budget expended, they come off flat, sophomoric and at least forty minutes too long.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/7/2012 9:13:37 AM     (No. 9053306)

Rebellion is sold off the shelf these days: bumper stickers, tattoos, greenie paraphernalia, etc.

It´s a testament to the depth of brainwashing that every college-age strict conformist will, to a man, declare himself a free thinker.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/7/2012 10:03:20 AM     (No. 9053417)

Read the piece and quietly nod in agreement that this is what is happening.

Then know that the socialist leftist grip this nation finds itself in will take at least a generation to overcome...if it ever happens at all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 12/7/2012 10:06:35 AM     (No. 9053432)

One of the better book reviews of the year. Good job, Jonah -- I congratulate you for having a strong enough stomach to read the Stone/Kuznick opus.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 12/7/2012 10:45:43 AM     (No. 9053534)

"Socialism" is a product sold to the public by Capitalists.

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