“They want to set dynamite on that fault line”

Democracy Now spotlighted a documentary on the growing white supremacist movement in America. I watched it a few days ago. Two days after I watched it, the earthquake in Haiti happened.

Last night I woke up at about 3am and couldn’t stop thinking about something I remembered hearing in that documentary. I just watched it again to make sure I wasn’t imagining things, and yup, there it was. 14:24 to 14:38.

“We’ve got to look at a bigger picture than just the narrow problem of racist violence. They’re a constant pressure on the racial fault line in American life. They want to set dynamite on that fault line.

Here. Watch it for yourself.

“They want to set dynamite on that fault line.”

Bloggers covering the situation have related how Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the world. It’s people – very poor, very BROWN people – have no means to protect themselves. They have no autonomous intelligence or military. Brazilian peacekeepers patrol the border between their country and the Dominican Republic. Our country turns them back.

Now, hundreds of thousands of these innocent, very poor, very BROWN people… are dead.

I’m sorry. I just keep hearing that sentence ringing in my ears, over and over again.

“They want to set dynamite on that fault line.”


  1. I am not sure I really want to go where I seem to be getting led with this.

  2. on my car radio the other day and went and looked it up after I got home, it was so disturbing. But it was an excellent report, the DN site had full transcript, maybe you could add it?

    anyway… I dont know, rand… my alarm is ringing with these pundits and such on my teevee playing UP the aspect of potential for violence and looting or whatnot and its bugging me. Looting. wtf. whats to loot? Of course, its dire and all, but I want them to play that DOWN not UP. Its only feeding the exact thing you are talking about.  I mean look at Rush and Robertson. Idiots. It was a goddam EARTHQUAKE for gods sake.

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