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Socialist Oliver Stone: US should nationalize US oil resources


Here's his tired socialist drivel:

"The Academy Award-winning director of "Born on the Fourth of July" and "JFK" said that America's country's natural wealth was too important to be left in private hands, telling journalists in central London that oil and other natural resources "belong to the people."

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Socialists are utterly

Socialists are utterly predictable. When the government/business marry, following government prescribed rules, fails, blaim the free-market.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke

Why do all the solutions to this oil thing come from celebs?

We live in a bizarre fantasy world where movie actors and writers are helping to drive national policy. What's next, baseball players with ways to end the fed??

How does "...belongs to the people"...

always get turned into "the property of the government"?

If something belongs to "the people" then it is their duty (as noted in the Constitution) to keep it OUT of the hands of the government. The government is like a black hole - anything caught inside will never get out.

Assert Your Authority

Judging by

by the comments here on DP over the last few months, I'll bet that there are plenty here who would agree with Stone on this.

....lots of ???? here

seem to be many who may not even know or recognize what they actually espouse

"The worst are full of passionate intensity, while the best lack all conviction." Yeats

cee cee

bigt, seriously?

wtf that's all about? This whole oil spill was a problem I would argue because there wasn't enough private ownership in the oil industry. What do I mean by that? Specifically that the oceans should be privately owned.

There is a higher incentive to take care of property that is privately owned than there is for property that is publicly owned.

I didn't

actually count the comments, but there were plenty of calls for the "nationalization of BP", and "gov't take-over of BP", and "confiscating BP's assets" etc, during several months of the oil spill.
In between the posts about "raining oil", "giant tsunamis", "extinction-level-events", "nuking the gulf" and other drivel.