The Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows that the United States should follow the example of South American socialists in nationalizing its energy industry, filmmaker Oliver Stone said Tuesday.I am always amazed how liberals who have made millions off the backs of the American people have no qualms about socializing everything for the rest of us. Personally, I see no reason for film-makers to make millions off of movies. This should be a public industry in the interest of making everyone feel good. Wonder what his movies would look like then.
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 that oil and other natural resources "belong to the people."
"This BP oil spill is typical" of what happens when private industry is allowed to draw revenue on what should be a public good, Stone said.
"We shouldn't make this kind of profit on oil or on health or on war or on prisons. All these industries should be public industries."
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010