May 10, 2010   Current Site Visitors -> web tracker

Hollywood's New Bad Guys: Americans
"Machete" Takes Sides in Mexican War II
American Patrol Report -- May 10  
"Make no mistake, we are at war. Every time an illegal dances across our border, it is an act of aggression against our sovereign state -- an overt act of aggression."
    It is a big-time Hollywood movie with Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, and Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong fame. It cost millions to produce. It takes aim at Americans. The movie is Machete. Take a look at the trailer, with a recent addition aimed at Arizona.
    Embedded in the trailer is a scene where someone yells, "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us." This is a reference to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican War of 1846. Mexicans claim they were here first and the treaty moved the border south, leaving them in the U.S. (See Socialist Worker)
    If the trailer is any indication, the movie supports this claim and makes Americans who want the border enforced to be the "bad guys."
    The movie is scheduled to be released in September, just prior to the November election when illegal immigration is going to be a major issue. Hollywood had better wake up and smell the coffee. A recent Gallup poll found that 90 percent of Americans want the border secured this year. All this incendiary piece of propaganda will do is incite Mexicans to riot.
    As the trailer says, "He (Machete) knows the score, he gets the women and he kills the bad guy." It leaves no question that the bad guy is white male Americans. Hollywood may find this cute, but it goes too far. This film should be stopped.

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