Hollywood no Place for Anti-Israeli Films
TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Jim Fetzer has taken part in an in-depth interview with the AIPFF airing his views on the role of the Zionist lobby in the Hollywood and the mainstream motion picture production companies and the role Ammar Popular Film Festival.
TEHRAN (AIPFF) – Jim Fetzer has taken part in an in-depth interview with the AIPFF airing his views on the role of the Zionist lobby in the Hollywood and the mainstream motion picture production companies and the role Ammar Popular Film Festival, as an iconoclastic movement in the film industry, can play to counter the Semitic influence.
James H. Fetzer was born in Pasadena, California, on 6 December 1940. At graduation from South Pasadena High School in 1958, he was presented The Carver Award for leadership. He was magna cum laude in philosophy at Princeton University in 1962, where his senior thesis for Carl G. Hempel on the logical structure of explanations of human behavior won The Dickinson Prize.
Since 1977, he has taught at a wide range of institutions of higher learning, including the Universities of Virginia (twice), Cincinnati, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, New College of the University of South Florida, and now the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota, where he served from 1987 until his retirement in 2006.
His honors include a research fellowship from the National Science Foundation and The Medal of the University of Helsinki. In 1996, he became one of the first ten faculty at the University of Minnesota to be appointed a Distinguished McKnight University Professor.
As a noted philosopher of science, he has published on the subjects of philosophy of mind and on the theoretical foundations, forms, and legitimation of scientific explanation, probability in science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and computer science.
The following are questions and answers (shortened) by Jim Fetzer in an interview with Ammar Int’l Popular Film Festival:
As the first question, you are an American independent thinker, what was the first anti-Israeli movie that you watched?
Well I’ve not seen it (“1 + 1 = 11”) yet but I am looking forward to it, because a film dedicated to exposing the bitter atrocities in Iraq would be a valuable contribution to cinema. John Kerry, who is our present Secretary of State, testified, when he returned to the US from Vietnam, about atrocities that Americans were committing there. As a former Marine Corps officer, I am committed to justice in the conduct of warfare, governed under the code of the military of justice. Atrocities are unacceptable whether they are being committed in the Middle East of the Far East.
Shall we speak a little bit about American dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it, so what do you think about such American dreams and how the Zionist lobby dominates the American mind?
You are absolutely right about the profound effect of the Zionist lobby in the United States…and even the National Security Agency’s surveillance data is sent directly to Tel Aviv. The American dream is generally understood as the aspirations of Americans to succeed beyond their parents by accomplishing goals to attain they want from life, including satisfying employment and safe working conditions with wages sufficient to be able to raise a family and cultivate surroundings.
You are maybe one of the few American experts about JFK’s assassination. I wanted to talk about this case?
The assassination of JFK was one of the darkest chapters in American history with the possible exception of its successor, 9/11, which was a fabricated event involving collusion between crucial elements of the American military and the Department of Defense (usually referred to as “the neocons”) and the Mossad to bring about an event that could convince Americans to change our foreign policies in order to take aggressive action, actually on behalf of Israel by dismantling or deconstructing the modern Arab states that served as a counterbalance to Israeli domination of the Middle East.
The cover-up of the assassination of JFK gave those involved encouragement in the use of modes of deception such as those that were used on 9/11, because here they assassinated an American president in broad daylight. To short take on JFK is that we have more than 15 indications of Secret Service complicity in setting him up for the hit, including leaving two key Secret Service agents behind at Love Field, putting all the vehicles in the wrong order, so instead of being in the middle the presidential limousine was right up front….
Why are thinkers like you among the minorities in the United States?
The American people are not very political and they’re not very sophisticated about politics and are mostly occupied by their jobs, television, lives, football, where they don’t have time for such stuff.
You have been in Iran for the Hollywoodism conference, I want to ask you about your image before and after visiting Iran.
I was always under the impression that Iranians like the American people. It is the policies of the American government that creates problems. I found it very satisfying to visit Iran and I was very impressed and the Iranian people I encountered there. I believe that they are peace-loving people. The problem is the Zionist interests trying to demonize Iran and it’s very sad to say that they have a lot of control over the media, including the motion picture industry. I’m extremely pleased that the film festival like yours is being held in Iran to counter propaganda being spread around the world.
About the festival you just talked about, what is the role of independent filmmakers in independent cinema and the film festival like Ammar Popular Film Festival to promote the new anti-Semitic artistic movement in western countries as well as the US
I have a son who is a film critic in Seattle and discussed with him a variety of film festivals, where there are probably 100 different ones in North American which focus on very different subjects like New York Asian Film Festival or the New York Jewish Film Festival. What is different about your festival is that it selects and shows movies that would not be shown in film festivals in the US.
The policy of our festival is very different from Oscar and other Western film festivals which is to bring the cinema industry the villages and very small studies this year received 1500 movies from Iran and 700 movies from outside of Orion. What do you think about this?
I think it’s fantastic. We have the opportunity to take advantage of the cultural vehicle of cinema and so this is extremely constructive and valuable. I 100% endorsed what’s going on in your festival.
How would you advise viewers of our festival? What are the major points that American media men would not let their viewers know about Iran?
I think the range of films that you’re presenting is excellent. Like Occupy Wall Street movement film, “99%”, and “Plunder”, which is about taking advantage of ordinary American workers, exploiting their limited resources. I think the truth about America is terribly important and very complicated, but by no means all positive.
America has had a very negative influence in the 20th century. You can go back to Chile, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. We are entangled in the Middle East and fighting places around the region, invading Afghanistan, destroying Iraq, and occupying Libya.…
I’m very pleased to have a counterbalance of propaganda for bringing more objective perspective on all these issues. The United States and Iran share many common concerns in the Middle East and I’m very glad to say that even Secretary of State Kerry observed in his press conference on Sunday that Iran might have a role to play in negotiating issues about the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
In spite of efforts by a group of American senators to impose new sanctions on Iran that is not going to get enough votes to pass,… And if it were to pass, I am confident Obama would veto it. So I am mildly optimistic that if I were going to see a resolution of tensions between Iran and the United States. Believe it or not, most Americans have no idea that the United States toppled the democratically government Iran.
There are some kind of filmmakers that pretend that Hollywood is 100% professional and artistic and not about politics, so do you believe that there is a political influence by some Zionist lobbies in the Hollywood and Oscar and other film festivals in the US.
It is a relevant point. The question of Jewish dominance over Hollywood is not hypothetical at all. A well-known reporter boasted that the film industry in the US has been dominated by individuals who are Jewish and seem to have a preoccupation with advancing the interests of Israel, even if it means converting the American film industry to some extent a propaganda organ of the Israeli government which I find deplorable.
The central historical issue turns out to be the reality or not of the claim saying 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. It appears to be a myth rather than a reality. This is more like fantasy, which is not supported by understandable historical research facts. It appears to have theological rather than historical origins. It’s been claimed on the basis of the Torah that 6 million Jews must die before Israel can secure itself as a state in Palestine.
In the aftermath of the war with Germany, especially in relation to the Nürnberg Tribunal, the plan appears to have been to advanced a particular point of view, notwithstanding that it is not justifiable on historical facts. I’ve been doing some research on the Holocaust and everything that am discovering reinforces the conclusion that the Holocaust myth has been perpetuated to play on a Western sense of guilt and defer to Israeli interests, even when they are not remotely justifiable. The truth must be exposed.
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