In light of the recent terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Trump's subsequent delay in condemning white supremacy, an anti-fascism short film from the 1940s has resurfaced.
In a short clip from a 17-minute film called "Don't Be a Sucker!", the United States War Department teaches citizens how to not fall for fascist ideals and propaganda. The clip was first posted by Twitter user Michael Oman-Reagan.
When the film was released during World War II, it demonstrated how certain ideas being passed off as "American" were actually xenophobic, racist, fascist and bigoted.
The clip shows a man in a crowd who refers to himself as an "American American." At one point he yells:
"I see negroes holding down jobs that belong to me and you.
"And I tell you friends, we'll never be able to call this country our own, until it's a country without. Without what? Without negroes, without alien foreigners, without Catholics, without freemasons.
"These are your enemies. These are the people who are trying to take over our country. And it's up to us to fight them. Fight them and destroy them before they destroy us."
(Photo: U.S. War Department)
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