‘Machete’ trailer recut to blast Arizona immigration law sparks wild ‘race war’ fears
The tagline for the classic 1972 Wes Craven thriller The Last House on the Left advised the weak of heart: “To avoid fainting, keep repeating ‘It’s only a movie…It’s only a movie.'”
But what happens if the movie is based on a fake trailer, and a second politicized fake trailer is “leaked” to help promote it?
Weeks after putting out an alert about illegal immigrants allegedly plotting armed rebellion with shovels and axes, the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is now concerned about a new film which depicts “an army of machete and AK-47 wielding illegal aliens in a violent uprising.”
Last Thursday, Soraya Roberts reported for the NY Daily News, “Don’t mess with Robert Rodriguez.”
The Mexican filmmaker recut an illegal trailer for his new Mexploitation flick, “Machete,” for Cinco de Mayo – as a message to Arizona.
Rodriguez passed along the re-edited film promo to AintItCoolNews.com to denounce the state’s recently passed immigration legislation, which makes it a crime for immigrants not to carry their documents.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is Machete, with a special Cinco de Mayo messageÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ to Arizona!Ã¢â‚¬Â star Danny Trejo says, before unleashing a slew of violent expletive-filled and sexy scenes from the film.
The trailer offers glimpses of Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez – in the trademark eye patch favored by contemporary B-movies – not to mention Robert De Niro and Lindsay Lohan.
The paper notes that “Machete is a full-length version of the fake trailer Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino directed for Grindhouse in 2007,” and is “set for release on September 3.”
The controversial anti-illegal immigration group appears to be a bit confused at the difference between a trailer and a full motion picture.
At their forum, ALIPAC wrote in protest, “We regret to inform everyone that Hollywood just released a movie into theaters on the weekend of Cinco de Mayo that glorifies and encourages illegal aliens to take up arms against Americans.”
While some will claim this movie is a spoof, you need to watch the trailer yourself.
The movie is about an illegal alien that gets double crossed after accepting a commission to murder an American politician that is driving illegal aliens out of our country.
The protagonists then lead an army of machete and AK-47 wielding illegal aliens in a violent uprising. In Central and South America, the machete is a symbol of violent revolt.
Many of us are greatly concerned that the introduction of this propaganda film, at this time, with the specific threat against the state of Arizona could greatly increase the chances of violent harm against Americans by illegal aliens.
An urgent email sent to supporters Monday afternoon reads, “Less than one hour after we released the trailer of the new movie, CURRENTLY IN THEATERS, called Machete FOX corporation had YouTube pull every copy from view!”
YouTube reads “This video contains content from FOX, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.”
We need immediate help.
Any of you that have the ability to locate and download a copy of the trailer with the threat against Arizona, please get a copy to help ALIPAC upload it somewhere that they cannot censor it.
They do NOT WANT AMERICANS to see this video.
We are alerting our entire media list as well.
We call on all Americans to help us get copies of this video, upload it where FOX and YouTube cannot censor it and to get information about this film to all Americans.
At press time, RAW STORY was unable to find any versions of the “illegal” trailer on YouTube, as all had pulled at Fox’s request.
Alex Jones and his Prison Planet empire have also launched a crusade against the flick based on the “illegal” trailer.
While some critics have praised this Ã¢â‚¬Å“message to ArizonaÃ¢â‚¬Â as being Ã¢â‚¬Å“most eloquentÃ¢â‚¬Â on the immigration issue, others have become concerned about the message truly sent by a bloody and racially-charged film.
Alex Jones explains how the unsettling film, currently in production here in Austin, Texas, had upset two of its crew members, both of whom happened to be hispanic, enough to contact him about its fiery message. Though they could not give details due to their contractual agreements, the industry insiders were concerned that the film had gone too far, voicing their fears that it could cause a cultural backlash and do harm to the otherwise positive image of the hispanic community.
Racial strife is often exacerbated unnecessarily by globalists forces who, though seeking to integrate North America regionally, divide & conquer the population by playing upon ethnic tensions. For a violent film to use such a backdrop to glorify and potentially incite violent attacks on white Americans over the immigration issue is very dangerous, and Alex urges the filmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s director to carefully consider the impact such an extreme statement could have. Though the movie screen is an escapist dimension where sex & violence are commonplace, Ã¢â‚¬ËœMacheteÃ¢â‚¬Ëœ ties it into a racially motivated issue spurned by anti-illegal immigration rhetoricÃ¢â‚¬â€œ and that may be taking things a bit too far.
In late April, Raw Story reported, “Political debates based on arguments and reasoning are becoming passÃƒÂ© in modern day America. These days, activists on the left, right, inbetween, and on the fringe can’t seem to mount an argument that doesn’t include some kind of fearmongering suggesting that the other side is not only wrong, but that they’re violent and are ready to kill you.”
“Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is releasing a video clip today that shows an illegal alien supporter in Arizona claiming that shovels and axes will be used against Americans just prior to the riot, where police officers and American citizens were assaulted by the mob protesting SB 1070,” a press release sent to RAW STORY reads.
In the following video posted to YouTube, an unidentified woman carrying a sign that reads can be heard shouting, “We will not stop! We will take up our shovels and pickaxes that we break your land and do your landscaping and clean your toilets and our plungers and we…we will use them against you! Believe that!”
Not satisfied with just the one woman who made the threat, the anti-illegal immigration PAC titled their video “Illegal Alien Supporters in Arizona Say They Will Murder Americans With Axes.”
Also, last month, ALIPAC announced that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) needs to “make his homosexual lifestyle public knowledge in the interest of political integrity and national security.”
Mike Madden, writing for Salon, argued, “[Graham] is the lone Republican who’s trying to work with Democrats on immigration reform this year; [ALIPAC leader William] Gheen appears to have decided that makes him fair game for, well, just about anything. The insinuation that he’s only supporting immigration reform because he’s trying to keep something hidden is pretty slimy, though, even by the standards of ALIPAC.”
At one point, a video of Gheen’s remarks posted on YouTube was marked with the tags “queer” and “fag.” ALIPAC claimed that their video page had been hacked and the tags were soon removed.
“I have to admit, that was very brave of Mr. Gheen. Outing someone usually takes the kind of courage only displayed by male prostitutes paid by tabloid magazines,” Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert later quipped.
Colbert added, “I just found out that he worked with the Democratic party in the 1990s. That sounds pretty bipartisan.”
Based on that fact, Colbert turned the tables in Gheen. “I’ve got to at least consider the possibility that someone found out he gets off by going to the ballpark on weekends and laying in a trough in the men’s room like a human urinal cake. I have got nothing to back that up. I just need to know that that’s not true,” he concluded.