måndag 26 april 2010

California reich (1975)

I am a firm believer in free speech. Even though how loathsome your opinion is, you should always be allowed to state it. Let your own actions and statement judge you. Here is a fine piece of "entertainment" that does exactly that, let the nazis speak for themselves.

This is truly hilarious and a bit frightening documentary, showing the neonazis in California during the 70s living their lives, educating their children to hate blacks and jews, making birthdaycakes with swastikas and actually believing that their time is coming soon. There is no narration, no judging, just letting themselves say what they stand for which is exactly what a documentary should do. Let their own message sink their boat. A part of me gets a bit terrified when we see a young boy wants to wear his nazi uniform to school but on the other hand, it is his own choice (however much the parents helpded to ease him into that role). Who knows, somewhere down the line there might be a grownup man who realized what the hell he was doing and left all of that behind him. I truly hope so but still, it is his own choice. California reich is an interesting timecapsule, and should be viewed as such.

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