Celebrated film-maker Oliver Stone, who was present at the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) to receive the Laurel Award, stated that though it is "fashionable" to slam the US President Donald Trump at every award ceremony, the issue is not about an individual or any leader.
Stone said that the issue is about the whole system. The film-maker added that "you can be critical of your government and your society, you don't have to fit in."
"It's fashionable now to take shots at Republicans and Trump and avoid the Obamas and Clintons. But remember this: In the 13 wars we have started over the last 30 years and the $14 trillion we've spent, and the hundreds of thousands of lives that have perished from this earth," Said Stone.
"Remember that it wasn't one leader, but a system, both Republican and Democrat." Oliver Stone added.
"Call it what you will: the military industrial money media security complex. It's a system that has been perpetuated under the guise that these are just wars justifiable in the name of our flag that flies so proudly." The film-maker stated further.
"In the end, it's become a system leading to the death of this planet and the extinction of us all." The film-maker reminded all about the consequence of intolerance and hatred.