His ethical judgment seems to be about as good as his recent movies. Maybe he doesn’t find politics “profound enough” because of the moronic simplicity of his flattening of all moral distinctions. From Der Spiegel, with thanks to Anthony:
I just don’t find political topics profound enough to deal with as an artist. After all, the entire history of mankind consists of murders. It’s just the cosmetics, the decoration that changes. In 2001, a few fanatics killed Americans, and now Americans are killing a few Iraqis. When I was a child, the Nazis killed the Jews. Now the Jews and the Palestinians are killing each other. Over the thousands of years, politics is too fleeting an affair, too unimportant, because everything repeats itself. But I’m a citizen, so of course I’ll vote.
An argument against democracy if I ever saw one.