A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Re-writing history

Just watched the film correspondent of Sky News describe Oliver Stone's new movie, World Trade Centre, about 2 policemen who survived 9/11 as "too pro-American". Words fail me at the cretinousness of this response. Sure it might be a rubbish film for other reasons, but its subject is the murder of thousands of Americans by terrorists - which it would be a bit difficult to make a dispassionate, even-handed film about. Presumably the same critic would have panned Schindler's List as "too pro-Jewish".

Meanwhile an even more disturbing example of the post-9/11 equivalent of Holocaust denial is revealed in the New Statesman - which interviews ex-spies (obviously reliable then ...) David Shayler and Annie Machon who think that "there weren't any planes on 9/11, just missiles wrapped in holograms" and, says Shayler, that "there is a Zionist conspiracy that's a fact. And they were behind 9/11." What nice people. The author says they "aren't green-ink types". Of course not: "green-ink types" are usually harmless eccentrics. These people are sick. If they really believe what they say they are very disturbed. If they don't believe it then what is their motive?

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