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Monday, July 12, 2004

Stupidity Reigns in Hollywood

In case you were somehow questioning the validity of the above statement, please allow me to refresh your memory:

"[My time with Castro] was the eight most important hours of my life." -- Steven Spielberg

"He [Castro] is a genius. We spoke about everything." -- Jack Nicholson

"[Castro is] a source of inspiration to the world." -- Naomi Campbell

"Socialism works ... [and] Cuba might prove that. I think it's conclusive that there have been areas where socialism has helped to keep people at least stabilized at a certain level." -- Chevy Chase

"It was an experience of a lifetime to sit only a few feet away from him [Castro] and watch him relive an experience he lived as a very young man." -- Kevin Costner

"I am opposed to capital punishment by any country, by any persons. I disapprove of Mr. Castro's executing. I understand that the trial was very fair, that the death penalty is exercised in Cuba and therefore, by Cuban standards, the trial was fair and judicious even though I abhor the death penalty." -- Ed Asner on the kangaroo trial and execution of three men who attempted to come to America by hijacking a boat.

"We should look to (Castro) as one of the Earth's wisest people, one of the people we should consult." -- Oliver Stone

"For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent." -- Barbara Walters

"The worst that could be said is that, in Cuba, you were in jeopardy of receiving free health care whenever you needed it, an excellent education in one of the few countries that has 100% literacy, and a better chance of your baby sister being born and making it to her first birthday than if she had been born in Washington, DC." -- Michael Moore in an Open Letter to Elian Gonzales on the virtues of going back to Cuba.

"[Castro] has brought a greater equality in terms of wealth distribution than I guess any country in the world today." -- Saul Landau, filmmaker

(via Capitalism Magazine)


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