With the violent and racially-charged film 'Machete' about to hit theaters Friday, Alex Jones has once again questioned the film's potential to heighten tensions in the immigration debate or even fuel riots or attacks. Though the production crew has downplayed fears of a 'race war' message, recent sightings of bloody 'Machete' promo posters plastered throughout Latin America suggest that this violent film may still stir controversy and strong reactions.
We only hope director Robert Rodriguez and his crew have thought carefully about what they are putting out on the big screen.
The bloody image of a machete in a clenched fist now plastered across the Latin American world-- spotted recently by a listener in Puerto Rico to promote 'Machete'-- holds a double meaning. It is more than just the icon of this Mexploitation film's hero; it is the common symbol for uprising among the peasant class in Mexico, Central and South America. The justified anger evoked by the "machete" is then fueled into the film's "war" on immigration, as the crazed patriot senator played by Robert DeNiro declares, and Machete's pursuit of revenge killing. In reality, the imagery this film puts forward plays into the hands of the globalists who are using "pressure populations" like the underprivileged of Latin America to neutralize the sovereignty of the United States and amalgamate the region into the North American Union and larger world government.
The message of 'Machete' became politicized in May shortly after director Robert Rodriguez leaked a trailer with a special "message to Arizona" that stirred fierce debate about the film's message. Rodriguez backed off of the fiery rhetoric however, after scenes from the script and warnings from Hispanic members of the film's crew confirmed its overt racial overtones and prejudiced violence. Rodriguez told Ain't It Cool News that he simply had 'too much tequila' and that many of the most controversial scenes would be cut. We hope this will prove true in the Sept. 3 release.
Nevertheless, many dubious statements have been issued from his camp. Producer Elizabeth Avellan told the Austin American-Statesman Saturday that "There were a lot of things that people misconstrued... without even knowing the script and pretending they have a script."
The reference was clearly to Jones, who issued a video response to the very real script given to him in May by a high level source within the production team. Rodriguez himself admitted the quoted scenes were from his script, but claimed it was not from a final draft. Alex Jones told the Statesman that he objects to the portrayal of white people as a "bunch of blood-thirsty, foaming-at-the-mouth killers," adding that it "reflects bad on Texas."