Back in 1991, when “Blood in the Face” — the powerful
documentary now available on YouTube — had its H-Town premiere at the Rice
University Media Center, I wrote this:
Early in the remarkable documentary Blood in the Face, one
of the interview subjects calmly explains his game plan for a better, more
wholesome, less mongrelized America: ”Basically, shooting on sight everyone we
think isn’t white.”
But the cleanup campaign won’t stop there. No, not by a long
shot. After the non-whites, the non-Christians will be the next to go. And,
mind you, most of the people interviewed in Blood in the Face have established
very rigorous criteria to decide just who is and who isn’t a Christian.
”We would define Jerry Falwell as a Jew,” says one
disarmingly calm but stern-faced knight in shining polyester, ”because he
believes in Israel.”
Welcome to America’s dark side, where racists, Nazis,
ultra-rightists and paranoid paramilitarists give full vent to their hateful
As you watch this extraordinary film, I invite you to
consider: How do you think some of the folks interviewed by the filmmakers
reacted to the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections? Who do you think they are campaigning
for these days?
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