Filmmaker and conspiracy-theorist Oliver Stone issued several tweets tonight glorifying his “friend” Hugo Chavez.
Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned. 2/2
— Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone) March 6, 2013
Oh, he’ll live on in history all right — as a sad chapter in the history of an otherwise democratic nation. Years from now, after their nation recovers, Venezuelan patriots will spit on his grave.
Naturally, sane people responded with condemnations of Stone’s repulsive hagiography of a bigoted tyrant.
@TheOliverStone im so happy he is gone,i lived thru hell in Venezuela now he is going to hell.
— TonyParra (@falcon900driver) March 6, 2013
@TheOliverStone you have got to be kidding me! He was a murderer you fool.
— Robert Johnson (@Rob_Johnson3) March 6, 2013
@TheOliverStone Yeah, let's celebrate a repressive dictator just because he's a socialist. Good call.
— Justin Carpenter (@carpcarpenter) March 6, 2013
Insane people responded as well.
@TheOliverStone Great man. History will put his contributions in a better light then the Corporate InfoTainment structure will.
— JDidda (@JDidda) March 6, 2013
Some people will turn a blind eye to anything.