WATCH: Extraordinary 1991 Doc on White Supremacy 'Blood in the Face,' Now on YouTube

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by Joe Leydon
February 24, 2014 12:54 PM
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'Blood in the Face'

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 rantings. (More.)

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?

Read the rest of this article at Moving Picture Blog.

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  • The Pope | February 24, 2014 1:07 PMReply

    Extraordinary indeed. But only in so far as we hope it is an historical piece. But then Mr. Leydon's question brilliantly rephrases the issue: who are these people today? What is their rhetoric?

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