The Anatomy of Hate

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    • 00:01

      [History makes it painfully apparentthat when fear pervades a meaning systemthere is virtually no limit to the atrocitiesan individual, group, or society can perpetrate. -R. Dozier]

    • 00:18

      KERRY NOBLE: Because of our desireto see this country return to Jesus Christ,and because we have tried every peaceful means of redressin the past with no avail, we've decidedthat the time has come to stand. [Kerry Noble,Covenant Spokesman]

    • 00:30

      NARRATOR: In 1984, Kerry Noble set outto start the next American Revolution by killing hundredsof homosexuals in a church, servingas High Priest of the Christian militant organizationThe Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord.He conspired with leader Jim Ellisonthat to properly fear God, they must kill the enemiesof white, pure, Christian race.

    • 00:49

      KERRY NOBLE: Our stand has been made known in the pastthat we won't to allow violence against our people.I went to Jim and said, you want the war to start?[Kerry Noble, Former White Supremacist] He said,you know I do.OK then, get me our munitions guyto give me a briefcase of C4, I need a silenced weapon,and I'll start the war for you.This will start the American Revolution.

    • 01:12

      KERRY NOBLE [continued]: I said, but I need to ask you this first.How does God view the killing of or the deathof a black person, a gay person, Jewish person, whoeverwe consider the enemy?He said God doesn't view it any different than a dog dying.

    • 01:32

      KERRY NOBLE [continued]: I said, you're absolutely convinced of that?You're sure?I'm sure.So, OK.Then I start the war.I'm tired.I'm not going to argue anymore, let's start the war.I will be the guy that starts everythingso the second American Revolution happens.

    • 01:49

      SPEAKER 1: Start a fire, just like a fag.A fag [INAUDIBLE].

    • 01:56


    • 02:09

      SAM KEEN: [INAUDIBLE].Fear may be inherent.

    • 02:14

      RICK SMITH: It don't take much to set you off.

    • 02:22

      SPEAKER 3: There are lots of people trying to controlyou to think in a certain way.

    • 02:26

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: We are unquestionablyliving in the last days.

    • 02:30

      SPEAKER 4: Dehumanization is that prerequisiteto genocidal carnage.

    • 02:40

      SAM KEEN: We're at a particularly awful stagein human history.We've lost capacity to--

    • 02:48

      SPEAKER 5: Trying just to stay alive.

    • 03:05

      NARRATOR: 350 million years ago, life crawled from the sea.250 million years ago, that life formdivided itself into two classes, therapsids and dinosaurs.Therapsids evolved into what is known today as mammals.All mammals share the same basic instinct, to survive.In 1952, neurologist Paul McLean proposed

    • 03:27

      NARRATOR [continued]: that this core instinct is derivedfrom a special system in the brain knownas the limbic system.It is here, he determined, that all emotional survivalinstincts originate.However, some 50,000 years ago, something uniquehappened to one of these creatures.It became conscious of its own consciousness,gaining the ability to contemplate its life as well

    • 03:48

      NARRATOR [continued]: as its death.To see not only what is, but what could be, giving usunparalleled power to create and destroy, to love and to hate.A completely unique creature, onethat has fused its highest thinking capabilities,the creation of symbolic meaning systems,with its most primitive instinct, fear.

    • 04:12

      TERRENCE DEACON: The problem is we've learnedhow to amplify that fear.And that amplification can then playthis role, in a sense playing on this primitive drum,as though it was an intense threat.[Terrence Deacon, Professor of Neuroscience & Anthropology, UCBerkley] And because you can amplify the sense of threat,

    • 04:33

      TERRENCE DEACON [continued]: even without it being true threat,you can amplify it by stories that heighten your senses.That make chills run up your spine,and build up your sense of hate and desire for retribution.Those are terrific.

    • 04:53

      TERRENCE DEACON [continued]: Terrifically powerful at controlling systemsthat, in a sense, were never designed to pick that up.They never evolved for such kind of input.

    • 05:13

      SPEAKER 6: What you need to do is close your mouthand start reading the Bible, and quit so much readingon your own understanding.The fear of God is the beginning of all wisdom.And if you don't have a fear of God before your eyes,you can't, for one minute, think that youknow anything of any gravity about this life or the next.

    • 05:32

      FRED PHELPS: Same day Lot went out of Sodom,it rained fire and brimstone from God out of heavenand destroyed them all.Bang.Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Manis revealed. [Fred Phelps, Pastor, Westboro BaptistChurch]That means end of the world, second comingof Christ, final judgment day.That word translated, reveal, there's apocalypto,where we get our word apocalypse.

    • 05:53

      FRED PHELPS [continued]: You know what that means.That's all in answer to the questionthat I think the end is near.Hey!The country's going to hell in a faggot's handbasket.

    • 06:11

      CONGREGATION: [SINGING] We have an anchor that keeps the soul--

    • 06:18

      FRED PHELPS: Those idiots don't preach the Bible.You can't preach the Bible when it says,four to one, the curses of God and Hell and the wrath of Godand the hatred of God predominate.Go to hell, be over God's tears.God don't want you to go.

    • 06:39

      FRED PHELPS [continued]: Blah blah blah.The heck he don't.He's rejoicing, sending you to hell, and laughing and mocking.Deriding.What was a good Bible verse.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh,the Lord shall hold them in derision.Because you would none of my reproofs,had no regard whatsoever to my warnings and admonitions

    • 07:01

      FRED PHELPS [continued]: and my sermons that I sent unto you.Therefore, I will laugh when your calamity comes, and mockat your fear and your terror.

    • 07:12

      SHELDON SOLOMON: Fear is good, As Darwin and Freudand other folks point out.If we weren't afraid, we wouldn't be alive.So, fear of snakes. [Sheldon Solomon, Social Psychologist]That's a good thing.Fear of heights is a good thing.Fear of the hungry lion taking a bite out of your buttocks

    • 07:34

      SHELDON SOLOMON [continued]: back in the old days, if you like living, is a good thing.You're not done with those body parts,when other hungry carnivorous predators are desirous of them.And so I don't think there is any doubtthat we don't have to like being afraid, but being afraid

    • 07:56

      SHELDON SOLOMON [continued]: keeps us alive.But the difficulties arise when our fearsshift to the symbolic mode when self preservation isno longer an issue.

    • 08:10

      FRED PHELPS: The hatred of God is a fixed determinationin the Almighty to punish the wicked who die inpenitently.[Fred Phelps, Pastor, Westboro Baptist Church]Hell is the hatred of God.

    • 08:24

      SPEAKER 7: It's good news those fools are going to hell.Worse is coming, the conditions are going to change.And they're gonna change for the worse.

    • 08:30

      SPEAKER 8: There remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fieryindignation, which shall devour the adversary.I do not want to be doing that.

    • 08:40

      SPEAKER 9: No matter how bad you hurt in this life,there's nothing like eternal fire.That scares me just about worse than anything else,being sent to hell.And if that means that I have to love my neighbor by tellingthe truth that they don't want to hear and be hated for it,if that's what I have to do, I'm going to do it.

    • 08:58

      SPEAKER 10: God hates that preacher.You have no scripture for that lie, that God loves everyone.Not one scripture.What he says is he hated Esau, so whydo you let him tell you God loves everyone?[INTERPOSING VOICES]

    • 09:17

      SPEAKER 10: You're raising that child for the devil,don't do it.He'll curse you throughout eternity.Don't do it.

    • 09:25

      SPEAKER 11: God hates the Lutheran Church.

    • 09:29

      MARGIE PHELPS: You've got to accept that there'sa category of people who He hates,and you better find out whether you're in that category.[Shirley and Margie Phelps, Daughters of Fred Phelps]And it's that simple.

    • 09:39

      SPEAKER 10: See if that buys you even a drop of waterto cool your tongue throughout eternity.

    • 09:44

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: The best comparisonof these days to something in the scripturesis the fall of Israel.Things that are happening, 9/11, Columbine, Icould talk for an hour identifying and articulatingall the awful things.A sure sign that a nation has done thatis the explosion of sodomites onto the scene.

    • 10:09

      PROTESTORS: [SINGING] God hates America, the pervert's home.God hates America, the filthy faggot's home.

    • 10:32

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: And then itsays, it's a fearful thing to fallinto the hands of the living God.I'm telling you, it's going to go bad for those people.

    • 10:41

      RICK SMITH: Something in me just clicked.[Rick Smith, Life Without Parole]And it was like, did you not hear what I said?I said get up.And [INAUDIBLE], [INAUDIBLE] now,because I'm reaching now for the knife.And there's something in me, and this is what was so weird.It's like I'm split up.There's this part of me says, go back where you come from.

    • 11:03

      RICK SMITH [continued]: But the rest of me knew, I'm going to kill you.

    • 11:07

      NARRATOR: On December 20, 1981, Ricky Smithwalked into Pike's Shoe Store and stabbed the owner to death.

    • 11:14

      RICK SMITH: In order for me to survive my fear and pain,I must establish myself as dominant in a world I feelis trying to dominate me.So now, I establish that there's nothing wrong with me.It's all of you that's messing this up.

    • 11:31

      SAM KEEN: Fear creates a whole zone of unconsciousness,with a sense of I'm powerless.We cannot live with the awareness of the otherfragility of existence. [Sam Keen, Philosopher,Mythoanalyst] In order to live, we have to create a certainkind of illusion that we have control.

    • 11:51

      BILLY ROPER: We want white power,we want it now! [Billy Roper, White Revolution]What do we want?

    • 11:56

      SPEAKER 12: White power.

    • 11:57

      BILLY ROPER: When do we want it?

    • 11:59

      SPEAKER 12: Now[Aryan Fest]

    • 12:03

      SPEAKER 13: We must secure the existence--

    • 12:04

      SPEAKER 14: --of our race and the--

    • 12:05

      SPEAKER 15: --future of the white children.

    • 12:07

      SPEAKER 13: Because if we don't, then it's going down the drain.

    • 12:10

      BILLY ROPER: Think of us, there are wolves out there.There are sheep dogs out there.There are shepherds out there.They all have their roles.I don't consider myself to be a wolf, per se, because I'man above ground activist.I'm engaging in legal, political defiance.

    • 12:31

      BILLY ROPER [continued]: So think of me as being a sheep dog.I'm guarding the flock.If it's brown, flush it down.If it's brown, flush it down.You're a Jew, kike.Recognized you from 100 yards, didn't I. Smell of pork.

    • 12:52

      BILLY ROPER [continued]: Could improve those vocal chords of yours with a noose.[LAUGHTER]

    • 12:58

      SHELDON SOLOMON: Fear is the mother of violence.If we weren't afraid, then people that are differentmight annoy us, but they certainly would not enrage us.[Sheldon Solomon, Social Psychologist]

    • 13:10

      SPEAKER 16: You're a loser, because you'rewalking down the street with a fucking [INAUDIBLE]on your arm.

    • 13:12

      BILLY ROPER: Are you the equal of a mongoloid,with an IQ of 20?

    • 13:14

      SPEAKER 16: Whatever, man.I ain't no race traitor, bro, I'm an American.

    • 13:18

      TERRENCE DEACON: One would imaginethat a species, that any species,that becomes highly social, highly dependenton a social group will develop a whole series of predispositionsto aid kin and those who you closely associatewith on a regular basis, and immediatelyrespond in a fearful, aggressive stance towards a stranger that

    • 13:38

      TERRENCE DEACON [continued]: shows up.

    • 13:39

      BILLY ROPER: Please do not throw bananas at the non-whites.Please do not feed the non-whites.

    • 13:44

      SPEAKER 17: People say, why do you hate people?I said, you know, I don't hate just one person,I hate everybody equally.[LAUGH] Gas the Jews.Hang the niggers.You can drag them if you want to, I don't give a damn.

    • 13:55

      SPEAKER 18: Let's rock and roll.Let's get a chant going.

    • 13:58

      BILLY ROPER: What do we want?

    • 13:59

      PROTESTORS: White power.

    • 13:60

      BILLY ROPER: When do we want it?

    • 14:01

      PROTESTORS: Now.

    • 14:02

      BILLY ROPER: What do we want?

    • 14:03

      PROTESTORS: White power.

    • 14:04

      TERRENCE DEACON: It really is a kind of social physiologyat work, and clearly it's probablytapping in to that fairly primitive kind of responsetowards others.

    • 14:15

      BILLY ROPER: Those little babies would neverhave to go to school with any fucking niggers or spicsor gooks.That little white girl would neverhave to worry about being raped by nigger.None of your children would have to worry aboutif they're going to have a job, if they'regoing to have to compete with fucking Indians and Pakis.You know why?Because all non-whites would be fucking deadand they would be buried.

    • 14:37

      BILLY ROPER [continued]: We'd be only ones left.That's what it has to be.In the big picture, that's what has to be.I'm not a white separatist, I'm a non-white extinctionist.

    • 14:46

      PROTESTORS: White power!White power!

    • 14:51

      SHELDON SOLOMON: The problem is when you make people afraid,that tends to make them more violent,especially towards other individuals whodon't share their beliefs.

    • 15:10

      ELIK EL HANAN: Two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselvesup in Jerusalem, and they killed several people,[INAUDIBLE] my sister. [Elik El Hanan, Former IDF Soldier][Widows Picnic, Jerusalem, Israel.]

    • 15:23

      SPEAKER 19: In the bombing, there were two terrorists.He went shopping.I didn't know.I was coming home with my grandchild from school.My daughter-in-law asked me if I heard about the bombing.I said, "No", I didn't hear anything.She asked me about my husband and I told her,

    • 15:45

      SPEAKER 19 [continued]: "I know he went to the market."And that's it.It was a very, very hard day for us.

    • 15:53

      SPEAKER 20: I remember a period when I'd get on a busand I would check each person one by oneby one by one by one to see who to be afraid of,or if I should sit in the back of the bus,or to consider if I should get off the bus.It was a very, very scary period of time.It's not fun to say that we were scared here,and to admit to the other side that they are winning.

    • 16:16

      SPEAKER 20 [continued]: But when buses explode, the natural feeling is fear.

    • 16:20

      BOB FENTON: This is the names of the people who died hereon September 9 in 2003 .The windows were all blown out.There was a waitress looking hectically for her bag,trying to figure out what she had gone through.There was a body part sitting in the middle of the sidewalk.

    • 16:41

      YONI MENDEL: Now I am speaking [INAUDIBLE]as Israel responded.We are a society living in a continual fear, for existenceand for the continuation of the our nation,and therefore the continuation of Jewish people.[Yoni Mendel, Israeli Journalist]And if we are going to keep up, if we are goingto show a little bit of weakness,

    • 17:02

      YONI MENDEL [continued]: so we are going to end up like everythinghappened in the Holocaust.

    • 17:06

      SPEAKER 21: You never know if the person in front of youis an honest civilian or a terrorist who'sgoing to kill you in a second.

    • 17:43

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ: Three shots kill him.One directly to the heart.If we will not be strong, they will be strong,and they will kill us.They will eat us.

    • 17:59

      NARRATOR: Galula moved with her husband and three childrento the Israeli settlement of Ofra.Six years later, while on his way home from work,her husband was shot and killed by a Palestinian sniper.Three months later, her oldest son suffered the same fate.She now drives her remaining childrenaround in a bulletproof truck.

    • 18:19

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ: I bought this car because I feel more safety.It's like box.In the roof, in here, and in [INAUDIBLE] floor,it's all bullets-- against bullets.

    • 18:38

      SPEAKER 22: What day was your husband killed on?

    • 18:40

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ: In a week?Monday.29 of January, 2-0-0-1.Seth was killed three months after it on the 1st of May,2-0-0-1.If they would stop to kill us and live with us in peace.

    • 19:05

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ [continued]: But who kill who?Can you tell me?Can you tell me who kill who?They kill us.

    • 19:13

      SPEAKER 22: And you kill them.

    • 19:19

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ: Because they kill us.[The next day a Kasam missile, launched from the Gaza Strip,killed an Israeli woman in the town of Sderot.][In retaliation, the Israeli army shelled the suspectedmilitants home.][18 people were killed.Including 2 women and 6 children.]

    • 19:41

      DORON LOPEZ: One has to be very careful of acceptingthe postmodern view that everyone is equal completely.[Doron Lopez, IDF Tank Commander]We're talking about circles, and youcare the most but the circle that is closest to you.Your family, and your close friends,and you care a bit less, but still you

    • 20:03

      DORON LOPEZ [continued]: care a lot-- but your fellow neighborsin your city or your village, and youcare a bit less about the people thatlive with you in your country.That's natural.And if Palestinians are getting killed while state of Israel

    • 20:28

      DORON LOPEZ [continued]: is trying to defend life of its citizens--I'm not happy about it.I wish it's not a price we would have to pay,but I'm not willing to let Israelisdie so Palestinians can just go on with their lives.

    • 20:53

      DORON LOPEZ [continued]: [Bi'lin, West Bank Territory]

    • 20:58

      SPEAKER 23: If I was arrested, the soldier is still scared.Even though you are cuffed at your hands and legs.The soldier is 5 meters away, but he is still scared.So you feel like you have dignity.Now a soldier, even though he has a weapon,a weapon that he could shoot you with-- he is scared.Like I am scared in my home-- you are scared in your home.

    • 21:22

      NARRATOR: September 9, 2004.Ihab El-Kadar detonated the explosive vesthe was wearing at a military base in Tel Aviv.He killed seven Israelis.

    • 21:31

      UM IHAB: No matter how many weapons they have,they are not secure.Since you are scared, then understanddon't point your weapon at my chest-- when I have no weapon.[Um Ihab, Mother of Suicide Bomber]If you kill me this time you couldn't be forgiven.Those after would have to seek revenge.Revenge.

    • 21:52

      SHELDON SOLOMON: One potent remedy to fearis the assumption of massive amounts of power.

    • 22:01

      NARRATOR: Zachariya Zubiedi is the most wanted man on the WestBank, and leader of Jineen's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade.Friends with many Israelis as a child,he became disillusioned after seeing bothhis mother and brother killed by Israeli soldiers.He's assumed to be responsible for multiple attacksagainst Israelis, including the orchestration of suicidebombings.He has survived over five assassination attempts

    • 22:21

      NARRATOR [continued]: by the IDF.

    • 22:22

      ZACHARIYA ZUBIEDI: The occupationsince I was little until now all the time it fills me insidewith hate.At the same time, it gives me strength.I'll give you an example.When a young kid who is 12, 13, 14 climbs up on a tank

    • 22:46

      ZACHARIYA ZUBIEDI [continued]: and stands up on top of it-- that tank, and the occupation,give him the feeling that he is more powerful than the tankhe is standing on.It makes him feel like the tank is nothing.The tank takes away his childhood,but gives him a feeling of strength.

    • 23:10

      ZACHARIYA ZUBIEDI [continued]: Strength that is greater than his fear.

    • 23:19

      SPEAKER 24: We are not afraid of them.Who do they think they are with their weapons?If they came down without their weaponsand fought us fist to fist-- we'd break them.Just because of their weapons, they act tough.If they'd come without weapons, they'd be scared to death.They wouldn't dare.

    • 23:41

      SPEAKER 23: It is not about the number of those killedor a comparison between sides, it's about a balance of fear.

    • 23:52

      TERRENCE DEACON: Since 9/11, all the decisionshave been made out of fear.When you run the largest, most powerful governmentin the world that way, and you get its populaceto allow it to run that way, the kindsof things you can produce in the world are horrific.

    • 24:13


    • 24:14

      SPEAKER 25: This war is what we need, what the world needs.

    • 24:17

      GEORGE W. BUSH: Wars are fought on the offensive.The War on Terror will be won on the offensive,and America and our friends are staying on the offensive.My answer is bring 'em on.[There is nothing on this green Earth][That is stronger than the US Army.]

    • 24:47

      GEORGE W. BUSH [continued]: [Army Strong.][Dear soldiers in Iraq, I would like to thank you for keepingour country safe from terrorists.]

    • 24:58

      SPEAKER 26: There's always that chance in the back of your headthat's you're going to get blown up today.This is not a matter of if, it's justa matter of when you get blown up.

    • 25:09

      SPEAKER 27: Fear's like a place.If you show that you're afraid, that you're scared,your soldiers are gonna be scared.

    • 25:21

      SPEAKER 28: There's nothing calm about whatwe're doing out here.Calm sometimes breeds complacency,so I'd rather have them on their toes.

    • 25:30

      SSG CIRASO: Like one of those lightsof the telephone poles flicker.Just stood there like, I hope that's not an IED.

    • 25:39

      SPEAKER 26: I'm not so much worried about myself,it's the 10 guys I've got under me.I would hate to lose one of them.I'd sooner it be me.It's my decisions that could kill one of these guys.

    • 25:51

      LT. HUSSEY: These guys in this neighborhood,they get shot at everyday.

    • 25:57

      SFC FRYE: No matter what, you come at me,I am going to come right back at you, even worse.

    • 26:03

      SSG ANDREWS: If a guy's got a club and you've got a club,and you gotta beat each other to the death,you're going to beat him harder than he beats you.Because you don't want to die.

    • 26:12

      TERRENCE DEACON: The fear there is built into usbiologically is the fear of pain, fear of attack.But there's no way that evolution could prepare usfor the knowledge of death.[Amariya, IRAQ, 1-5 Cav]

    • 26:23

      SSG ANDREWS: [INAUDIBLE] significant acts today.There was a dead body found in a car on Mt.Vernon and Cedars like an hour ago.[MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER IN THE DISTANCE]

    • 26:33

      DOC: I hate the sound of that, man.It gives me the weebie jeebies, just fucking hearing that shit.A bunch of my buddies that's been over here before, theysaid that they'd always get attacked wheneverthe call to prayer was playing.Every time I hear it, that plays in the back of my head.So it kind of creeps me out.

    • 27:04

      DOC [continued]: [MONITOR BEEPING]

    • 27:41

      DOC [continued]: [LITTLE GIRL SINGING]

    • 28:33

      DOC [continued]: [The real world is simply too terrible to admit.It tells man that he is a small trembling animal whowill someday decay and die.Culture changes all of this, makes man seem important,vital to the universe.Immortal in some ways. -Ernest Becker]

    • 28:50

      SHELDON SOLOMON: The problem of consciousnessis that we are smart enough to recognize that we will somedaydie.And what some people hypothesize,and I think that they're right, isthat human beings solve the existential dilemma thatwas engendered by increasing awareness vis a vis

    • 29:12

      SHELDON SOLOMON [continued]: consciousness by using the same cognitive capabilities thatproduced the problem in the first place,through the formation of what anthropologists would callculture.And so one of the most valuable and necessary functionsof culture is to give each of us,as human beings, a sense of where we came from.

    • 29:34

      SHELDON SOLOMON [continued]: A sense of what it is that we're supposedto do while we're here, and of quintessential importance,what's going to happen to us after we die.It works quite well.We can feel that we're valuable membersof the meaningful universe, by confidently subscribing

    • 29:54

      SHELDON SOLOMON [continued]: to a set of beliefs that explainsto us the way the world works, and by adheringto the values that are intrinsic to the social rolesthat we inhabit in the context of our culture.

    • 30:09

      NARRATOR: The question of nature versus nurtureis still one debated in science.What is known is that in the early years of life,the brain's neurons are continuallyforming synaptic connections with other neurons, influencedby signals received from the body and the world.These connections enthusiasticallygrow, explore, and compete for preservationin the ecosystem of the immature brain until the age of six,

    • 30:30

      NARRATOR [continued]: when the majority of these explorationsare complete, leaving us with a defaultblueprint of how we see our world, our culture,and our enemies.Or as Leo Tolstoy suggested, from now to the age of fiveis but a blank, but from a child of five to a newbornis a lifetime.

    • 30:54

      CHORUS: God bless America, my home sweet home.

    • 31:05

      SHIRLEY PHELPS ROPER: Come out here, boys.Come out here.Come out here, kids.Hey, come on.

    • 31:10

      SPEAKER 29: Who the heck is that?

    • 31:14

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: It's the four little boys,and they travel in a pack.[INAUDIBLE]

    • 31:18

      SPEAKER 30: And I'm the leader. [INAUDIBLE]

    • 31:20

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: We only have three of them.11 children, there's only three girls.And Rebecca is our middle daughter.

    • 31:28


    • 31:31

      SPEAKER 30: Jonah's nickname is Jamambo.

    • 31:33

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: Jonah, climb out, bud.Before you fall and hurt yourself.

    • 31:37

      SPEAKER 30: And Noah's-- and [INAUDIBLE] nickname is Chunky.

    • 31:40

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: Chunky?Shall I take that or did you get it fairand square off the floor?That's the junk food cabinet, and you need to stay out of it.[INAUDIBLE] You don't get to have this much junkfood in a day, honey, come on.

    • 31:51

      SPEAKER 29: Aw.

    • 31:52

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: No, no.Really.I saw you eating some with your dinner earlier.If you look at the issues of life from the scriptures,if you stick to those, it makes life blessedly simple,and it makes raising children no chore.Every parent has a non-delegatable duty

    • 32:13

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER [continued]: to teach their children line upon line,and precept upon precept, the whole counsel of Godas they're able to understand it.Lo, children, our an heritage of the Lord,and the fruit of the womb is his reward.As arrows are in the hands of a mighty man,so are children of the youth.Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them.

    • 32:35

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER [continued]: They shall not be ashamed, but they shall speakwith the enemy in the gate.

    • 32:39

      BOTH: [SINGING] God should come to you today, and walkinto your house, and ask about thelies you told to your children and your spouse.He would show its wrath to you.Depart from me, he'd say.You wrapped yourself inside that flag, so to hell,be on your way.

    • 33:01

      BOTH [continued]: I'm ashamed to be an American, where the fags can freely roam.They spread their filth around this landevery pervert calls his home.I gladly stand up with a picket signand proclaim God's word today, 'cause thereain't no doubt about this land.

    • 33:24

      BOTH [continued]: God hates the USA.

    • 33:27

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: There you go.

    • 33:29

      SPEAKER 30: There you go.

    • 33:30

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: Say goodbye.

    • 33:32

      SPEAKER 30: Goodbye.

    • 33:33

      SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER: Noah, Noah cut that out.

    • 33:37

      SAM KEEN: The moment we were born, somebody starts shovingsoftware disks into us.This what we really mean when we talkabout myth as a living reality. [Sam Keen,Philosopher, Mythoanalyst]It means that my consciousness, that my identity,my sense of who I am, my sense of good, my sense of evil.My sense of those people are going to be my allies.The sense of my people who are going to be enemies to me.

    • 34:01

      SAM KEEN [continued]: Those things are inserted into mebefore I have any self-consciousness thatwould allow me to be critical of them.So that every society gives to its childrena predisposition to look at certain things

    • 34:23

      SAM KEEN [continued]: and to ignore other things.[INTERPOSING VOICES]

    • 34:42

      SPEAKER 31: I got you guys good with that sign.

    • 34:45

      LT. HUSSEY: We are a part of somethingbigger than just ourselves, in that we're a platoon,we're a squad, we're a team, whateverlevel these soldiers are at.

    • 34:57

      SFC FRYE: I get to know everything there isto know about Sergeant Andrews.I mean, when we come back from patrol,we don't sit here and talk about the patrol.We come in here and sit, and talk abouthow his wife made their Christmas tree,or how his kids made all these letters.And I get to know that about him and his personality,

    • 35:18

      SFC FRYE [continued]: and not only Sergeant Andrew, but everybody in my platoon,and then extended out to the company.That's what keeps me in the army.For these guys, I don't know what it is.It might be the pay.But you never know.Like, the lieutenant, might be the pay.

    • 35:32

      LT. HUSSEY: I'm already on the recordhaving said the same thing you just said.

    • 35:39

      SSG ANDREWS: A lot of guys come in because of 9/11,wanted to serve their country.For me, it's for these guys that I run around with out here.[SSG Andrews, 1-5 Cav] That's what keeps me going.We get hit with an IED, if we're going to move,we're going to push through, take the first right o r left,whatever the lead vehicle decides.If the IA keeps going, don't worry about the IA ,

    • 35:60

      SSG ANDREWS [continued]: we'll go police them up after.All right.Vehicle's a mobility kill, and this vehicle behind it,and you could peal right or left, and peal right or leftand get some security back there for them, OK.

    • 36:12

      SPEAKER 32: We got plenty of drinks and shit, right?

    • 36:14

      LT. HUSSEY: I don't have my [INAUDIBLE] radio.

    • 36:18

      SSG ANDREWS: L-T?I mean, [INAUDIBLE].You don't answer that thing anyways.I've done radio checks with you, you don't.It's just one more thing for you to carry.

    • 36:29

      LT. HUSSEY: Blow me.

    • 36:30

      SSG ANDREWS: Hey, I'm gonna yell at you.

    • 36:35

      SSG CIRASO: People [INAUDIBLE] into the army to be cool.It's not about coming to the army to be cool.You come into the army because youwant to be a part of something.If you want to make a difference.You want to-- you do it for your country.

    • 37:07

      DORON LOPEZ: Living on this sword and serving in the army,doing whatever it needs.[Doron Lopez, IDF Tank Commander] It's the pricewe have to pay in order to live in this very difficult country.

    • 37:24

      SPEAKER 33: An Israeli life is more invaluable to youthan any other life?

    • 37:30

      DORON LOPEZ: I think that's true about every nations.

    • 37:32

      SPEAKER 34: One, two, three, four,we don't want your Jewish war.One, two, three, four, we don't want your Jewish war.

    • 37:42

      SPEAKER 35: Sieg heil!Sieg heil![INTERPOSING VOICES]

    • 37:45

      SCOTT BELK: --and saluting.Those guys behind me are screaming white power--

    • 37:49

      BILLY ROPER: Tears come to the eyes.Tears.

    • 37:51

      SCOTT BELK: The knowledge [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE],that right there is my people.And that menace of generation after generationafter generation of our people.

    • 37:58

      BILLY ROPER: Thousands of years staying together.

    • 37:59

      SCOTT BELK: You got thousands of years of itand we're all standing this one place, that's not hate, man.That is far from hate.

    • 38:06

      BILLY ROPER: That's preserving our rights.

    • 38:07

      SCOTT BELK: That is pure love, knowing that if somebodycrossed that line and put their hands on me, woe be it to them,man.

    • 38:14

      SPEAKER 36: Yeah.

    • 38:14

      SCOTT BELK: Those guys would die for me today.[INAUDIBLE]

    • 38:20

      TERRENCE DEACON: It's not a surprise to methat there are what amount to supernormal stimuli.[Terrence Deacon, Professor of Neuroscience & Anthropology,UC Berkley] That is-- and stimulithat can completely fool us.We speak the same language, therefore we're all comrades.And everybody who doesn't is somehow not good.We share the same rituals having to do with religion,and therefore we are all the same.

    • 38:42

      TERRENCE DEACON [continued]: We're all brothers.Even though we've come from radically differentbackgrounds, and everybody who doesn't share this is enemies,is unclean.These are not necessarily just about fear and hate and anger.They're are also very deep tendencies to organize

    • 39:03

      TERRENCE DEACON [continued]: social groups.

    • 39:05

      SPEAKER 37: About, family working together.Take care of each other, because who wants to grow oldand end up in a nursing home.

    • 39:15

      SPEAKER 38: Excuse me, Mr. [INAUDIBLE],you don't mind if I hog in here, do you.

    • 39:19

      SPEAKER 37: Go ahead. [INAUDIBLE]

    • 39:20

      SPEAKER 38: You ain't doing it just exactly right.

    • 39:22

      SPEAKER 37: Pour slow, pour slow.

    • 39:23

      SPEAKER 38: I know, I know, I know.

    • 39:25

      SPEAKER 37: Soaking it, soaking it.Excuse my illiterate friend here,because he gets [INAUDIBLE] with everything.

    • 39:30

      SPEAKER 39: Boils down to we're a group of brotherswho take care of each other.The AN, it stands for American Nazi.I got the swastika, circle and the star with points on it.Pretty much explains itself.

    • 40:02

      SPEAKER 39 [continued]: [White Heritage Fest]

    • 40:03

      SPEAKER 40: You guys Nazi skinheads?

    • 40:04

      SPEAKER 41: Uh uh.I'm with my mama, she's in the North Georgia WhiteKnights. [INAUDIBLE]

    • 40:09

      SPEAKER 49: Oh yeah?

    • 40:10

      SPEAKER 41: This is my second rally.And so far I'm having a lot of fun.It's like really cool, and everything's [INAUDIBLE].And we go [INAUDIBLE] So it's like really, really fun.There's gonna be a greasy pig chase where they oil up a pig,

    • 40:32

      SPEAKER 41 [continued]: and they let it loose and whoever wins it get a prize.So I'm wanting to go, because the pigs'll run everywhere.I don't want to be around when that pig's going, so.

    • 40:44

      SPEAKER 42: Get it, get it![INAUDIBLE]

    • 41:05

      BILLY ROPER: Everyone wants to have the world be betterfor their children than it was for them,and to give their children better life than they have.And so when different people with different childrenwith different extended families and different racesare all wanting that same dream.And those are contending loyalties,contending allegiances, contending goals,because not everybody is going to be a winner.There are going to be some losers in life.

    • 41:27

      SPEAKER 43: Hey, take a picture of me, too.

    • 41:30

      BILLY ROPER: I'd much prefer to have a normal, quiet lifeif I were able to.But I could not sleep at night knowing that I'd done nothing,or at least not done whatever is possible,to save my race from that threat of extinction.

    • 41:43

      LUCY JACKSON: I grew up knowing that I am a white personand I am responsible for more being white.And I worked to instill those feelings in Billy,helping him to know that the white race is the supreme race,and we work hard to keep our race from extinction.

    • 42:07

      SPEAKER 44: Holy cross, we pray that the light of these crosseswould spark into our hearts and ignitea victory for our people, and for the young ones thatare coming up.Please give them the strength to take the torchand carry it on to victory.We pray in your name.

    • 42:27

      SPEAKER 44 [continued]: Amen.

    • 42:28

      GROUP: Amen.

    • 42:31

      SHELDON SOLOMON: If we're able to get up in the morningand to function with a modicum of psychological security,it's because our belief system is functionally intact.But when you think that somebody is attacking your way of life,that really is just psychologically

    • 42:54

      SHELDON SOLOMON [continued]: equivalent to challenging your physical existence.That's why, in our opinion, peopleare literally willing to die for their beliefs.[INAUDIBLE]

    • 43:42

      RICK SMITH: I daresay if some of the attentionthat's given to some of these people, if they were ignored,they'd probably go away.

    • 43:49

      SPEAKER 45: Go back to Israel.Go back to Israel.

    • 44:09

      SPEAKER 46: Why don't you come here so I can sock you,you piece of fucking shit.

    • 44:14

      SPEAKER 47: Go take some Midol.

    • 44:15

      SPEAKER 46: That's what I think of you.

    • 44:16

      SPEAKER 47: Oh, that was big.

    • 44:17

      SPEAKER 46: That's what I fucking--

    • 44:31

      LUCY JACKSON: Billy has spoken to me many times,and told me things like mom, you know Idon't expect to live very long.I want you to know that I died doing what I wanted to do.

    • 44:45

      SAM KEEN: Well, Becker says, and Ithink he's right, that every society is alsoin an immortality project.So let's take an example.Let's take Hitler and the creation of the thousand yearReich.The promise of that was that if you commit yourselfto the Nazi way and to the dream of a new Aryan culture,

    • 45:08

      SAM KEEN [continued]: you will take part in the creation of,basically, of an immortal system.You become a part of that which is deathless.So by sacrificing your life, you createsomething which is immortal.

    • 45:25

      SPEAKER 48: Write my name on a coffin.

    • 45:27

      GROUP: Write my name on a coffin.

    • 45:29

      SPEAKER 48: And I kneel with the rifle.

    • 45:32

      GROUP: And I kneel with the rifle.

    • 45:38

      SPEAKER 48: And the camp in Beirut.

    • 45:40

      GROUP: And the camp in Beirut.[Jenin, West Bank][Jenin, a combination of city and refugee camp,is known for its violent resistors to the occupation.][It has been called the suicide capital of the West Bank.]

    • 46:16

      SPEAKER 22:Are all these yours?

    • 46:18

      MAHMOOD AL-TALAL: Yeah.[INAUDIBLE] [Mahmood al Talal, Jenin Refugee Camp] Yesterdaymy little boy heard someone singing and I noticed him

    • 46:39

      MAHMOOD AL-TALAL [continued]: crying.I asked him, "Why are you crying?"He says, "Because he is singing about the martyrs."I said, "He is not singing about the martyrs."Now whenever he hears anyone singing, he begins to cry.I say to him, "But he is not singing about martyrs."

    • 47:00

      MAHMOOD AL-TALAL [continued]: He says, "Yes he is."So I asked him, "What shall I sing then?"He says, "Sing anything that won't scare me."I say, "What do you mean?"He says, "In my sleep I dream of martyrs and things."

    • 47:19

      SPEAKER 49: Martyrdom brings a person many benefits.Life is over.Look around.There is always destruction.There is always killing.There are always beatings.We are always under siege.It's like there is no way out.Except to be a martyr.

    • 47:37

      YONI MENDEL: It is easier to hate someonewho you see only one face of it. [Yoni Mendel,Israeli Journalist] And I think Palestinians and Israelis sawonly one face of each other.

    • 47:45

      ELIK EL HANAN: In the beginning wheneverI hear Arabs speaking to each other about me,everything I hear is [SPEAKING ARABIC].Kill all the Jews.

    • 47:54

      YONI MENDEL: The Israelis know a Palestinian, only onePalestinian.They know the Palestinian that want to bomb them.They know the Palestinian who sits in front of the cameraand says, I decided to explode myselfbecause of [INAUDIBLE], because of two and three and four.And the Palestinian knows Israeliswho walks in the streets, or walk over,stand in the checkpoint.

    • 48:12

      DORON LOPEZ: If we as a state sometimeshurt people and kill people in orderto save the life of a lot more people,it's a price we have to pay.

    • 48:23

      SPEAKER 50: Whether Hamas or Fatah,all care about Martyrdom.[Stop killing my sons, brothers, husbands, fathers]We must always keep hating the enemy.

    • 48:34

      ELIK EL HANAN: Looking for terrorists and all that,this is what I joined the army for.

    • 48:39

      YONI MENDEL: It is one of the essence [INAUDIBLE]important [INAUDIBLE] of hating, wouldbe seeing the other side of one dimension evil force.And both sides can see each othervery easily, thanks to the media, thanksto the governments who preserve the situation.And the hating will be the outcomes of this situation,and only [INAUDIBLE].

    • 49:07

      SPEAKER 22: Do you know any Palestinians?You don't know any Palestinians?

    • 49:22

      DORON LOPEZ: No.

    • 49:24

      SAM KEEN: We learn to demonize the enemy.That's why I think Jung is so wrong.We don't do it out of instinct.Warfare is not an instinct.Aggression is an instinct.We have instinctual energies and things like that.Creation of an enemy is somethingthat we do, we educate people to hate.And that's the most important thing to understand.

    • 49:46

      SAM KEEN [continued]: Hate is not instinctual.Hate is trained.Hate is learned.

    • 49:51

      SPEAKER 51: In schools we're taughtthat people are who they are, and we shouldn't discriminateagainst them because of that.But then we look in the media, and the mediatells us that Arab terrorists have attacked usand they're trying to destroy us.

    • 50:04

      SPEAKER 52: Or they hate freedom.

    • 50:05

      SPEAKER 53: Yeah.

    • 50:06

      GEORGE W. BUSH: An enemy who hatesAmerica for the very freedoms and values we cherish most.

    • 50:11

      SPEAKER 54: From what I understand, their whole life,they're just raised to hate Americans.

    • 50:16

      SPEAKER 55: Why don't fathers stop their children?Why do fathers allow their children?

    • 50:21

      SPEAKER 56: For us as Palestinians,it is not a problem for us to keep having childrenand for them to die.

    • 50:42

      SPEAKER 57: There is always reason for everything.If there are terrorists who are wantedit is our obligation to eliminate them.

    • 50:53

      SPEAKER 58: I teach my son how to take care of himself.I teach my son how to survive.

    • 50:58

      SHELDON SOLOMON: As long as there's been humans,we have had to struggle quite literally to stay alive.From minute one, people who were physically strong enoughand mentally swift enough to be responsible for defendingthe community were held in the highest of regards.

    • 51:18

      SPEAKER 59: I am an American soldier.I'm a warrior and a member of the team.I serve the people of the United Statesand live the army values.I will always place the mission first.I will never accept defeat.I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade.

    • 51:32

      BILLY ROPER: You got to fucking keep fighting.You keep fighting, you keep fighting, you keep fighting,and you fight some more.

    • 51:39

      SPEAKER 60: I don't know.You know, there'll always miss something to fight over,I imagine.Probably.We'll probably be fighting forever.

    • 52:00

      SPEAKER 61: We will not forget the blood of the martyr.

    • 52:04

      FATHER PYO: So when we have remains,we usually bring it up to the [INAUDIBLE] in the middle,and put the remains and unzip body bag and the soldiersgather round and they'll pray.America will never forget.

    • 52:25

      FATHER PYO [continued]: [INAUDIBLE] Beautiful words.America will never forget your contribution We'll neverforget your dedication.We'll never forget your loyalty, for you are the very reasonAmerica is safe.America will always remember the soldier who gave not just

    • 52:47

      FATHER PYO [continued]: [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] for the country,but their life for the country.America will never forget.What a beautiful word.

    • 52:60

      SSG ANDREWS: Every guy does it their own way.[SSG Andrews, 1-5 Cav] I mean, like for me,I take a moment of silence on the-- like the day that Jonesdied, I got his name written on my leg.I've got a picture of him up at my house.I tell my kids about it.People ask me about it, I always mention Jones.

    • 53:21

      SSG ANDREWS [continued]: Basically I keep his memory alive.I don't let people know-- I let them know, hey this guy diedsaving 30 people-- guy's lives.

    • 53:31

      SSG CIRASO: Our company, we had picture of Jones on the bigplaque. [SSG Ciraso, 1-5 Cav] And all the new guys who camein, first they saw it was Jones on the wall right there.And they were like, who's this?This one's Jones right here.He was one of the guys that fell last time.You know, and that right there, even now,even the newest soldier that we have in our unit

    • 53:52

      SSG CIRASO [continued]: knows who that guy is.Because of his picture was there,and that's the way to honor guys.Keep the memory alive.

    • 54:02

      NARRATOR: The next day, at age 26,Staff Sergeant Kristopher Ciraso waskilled when an improvised explosive device detonated nextto his vehicle.[MUSIC_]

    • 54:25

      SINGER: As I sit in the stillness of the darkest night,and I listen to the thoughts in my heart.This heart that is broken and the wounds that reopen,

    • 54:50

      SINGER [continued]: oh break it, by the power of your grace.Break us, by the power of your grace.Oh Lord won't you break us by the power of your grace.

    • 55:17

      SINGER [continued]: Break us, remake us.Don't let the sorrow take us.Oh break us, by the power of your grace.

    • 55:31

      MRS. CIRASO: [SOBBING] I love you.

    • 55:41

      PAUL CIRASO: We gotta go.Come on, we gotta go.Hey.We gotta go.

    • 56:18

      SSG ANDREWS: Staff Sergeant Cirasowas my friend, my battle buddy, my roommate.He would always talk about his little girl, Liberty,and how much he loved her.Kris was a very loving and affectionate father,

    • 56:41

      SSG ANDREWS [continued]: all the times I seen him with Liberty,and how his face would light up when hegot a new picture of Liberty.This is one of the many things that Sarge Ciraso wouldwant to remember about him.Demon Three, this is Demon Two.

    • 57:05

      SSG ANDREWS [continued]: I love you like a brother, and the rest of the Demonslove you.Your call sign will not be used over the net anymore.This is one way we can honor your memory.

    • 57:25

      SSG ANDREWS [continued]: [BELL TOLLING]

    • 58:04


    • 58:22

      GEORGE W. BUSH: --assured of the rightness of our causeand confident of the victories to come.In all that lies before us, may God grant us wisdom, and mayhe watch over the United States of America.[APPLAUSE]

    • 58:55

      SPEAKER 62: You crossed the line, now God is your enemy.

    • 59:02

      FRED PHELPS: America rebelled, and vexed His Holy Spirit.Therefore, he turned to be their enemy,and he now fights against them.Isaiah 63:10.We say thank God for IEDs.Thank God for thousands of IED killed and IED maimed troops.

    • 59:26

      NARRATOR: In 1921, Carl Jung published his first workon the shadow, the aspect of the human psychethat we choose not to declare as our own.The evil.The dark.The scary.Others have proposed that through a hostof complicated psychological systems,we manifest that shadow, bringing it to lifeby projecting it onto others.

    • 59:46

      NARRATOR [continued]: This ingenious move provides two extraordinary benefits.The ability to disown all unwanted and fearedevils, making ourselves superior in the eyes of a god, and two,giving us a tangible and physical form of the evilthat we can derogate, vilify, and kill.

    • 01:00:05

      SAM KEEN: Enemies are very, psychologically speaking,economical.They keep me from having to look at my own darkness,and my own shadow.When we are in the process of congratulating ourselvesas heroes, bringing democracy to the world,or when the Jihadists are congratulating themselveson doing the will of Allah by eliminating the infidels,

    • 01:00:29

      SAM KEEN [continued]: we're both unconscious, first of all, of all the harm,and all of the cruelty, and all of the evil that we bring aboutin the world.The second thing that we're unconsciousof, which is almost more important,is we are unconscious of the ways in which weare squandering the possibility of making happy lives,

    • 01:00:51

      SAM KEEN [continued]: fulfilled lives, of healing lives,of making better society, more creative technology,more democratic ways of being in the world.We're squandering our bright potentialitiesin becoming death dealers or war mongers.[Where on person is made the God like judge over good and bad

    • 01:01:13

      SAM KEEN [continued]: in the other person-- In the long run,such a symbiotic relationship becomes demoralizingto both parties, for it is just as unbearable to be Godas it is to remain an utter slave. -Otto Rank

    • 01:01:33

      KERRY NOBLE: We go in there, and it's notlike any church I've ever been to.[Kerry Noble, Former White Supremacist]Women on one side, men on the other side,very affectionate to each other.We sit down [INAUDIBLE] with the men,oh they figure we're homosexuals.And I'm just biding my time.I just wait.Still I'm resigned to this is what I'm supposed to do.

    • 01:01:55

      KERRY NOBLE [continued]: There's no reason not to do this particular church,that war, judgments of God are going to start right here.

    • 01:02:22

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ: When my husband was killed,the Secretary of Ofra came here, and saidthis will be a neighborhood after my husband.[Galula Ershkovitz, Israeli Settler]And they started to build here.So the government say no more.So now we build from here to there, OK?

    • 01:02:43

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ [continued]: That's it.

    • 01:02:45

      SPEAKER 22: If it's illegal, why do you keep building?

    • 01:02:48

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ: No, it's not legal,but after it's only a question of papers, no?It's our-- God gave us-- like a present.I don't have any other land.

    • 01:03:13

      MUNTHER ABU-SALIM: All Palestine, from sea to river,all of this land is for Muslims, and thisis in the verses of Quran. [Munther Abu Salim,Uncle of Suicide Bomber]

    • 01:03:47


    • 01:04:23

      RICK SMITH: So on our planet.If we continue to do what we're going to do,we're not going to have to worry about it much longer.Because it ain't like thousands of yearsago when a caveman could throw a rock.We have weapons of destruction so seriousnow that when we hate, you know, an entire peoplecan come up missing.

    • 01:04:46

      SAM KEEN: Warfare is fundamentallya theological act.It's an act of doing what it is that your God demands, your Godalways being the true God.So that warfare is always poised as a way of destroyingthe enemies of God.

    • 01:05:16

      SPEAKER 63: We should continue to fight terror.We should continue to fight the terroristswith all our strength.

    • 01:05:35

      SPEAKER 64: You're maintaining your belief systems in partby setting it in opposition to what you have designatedas evil incarnate.And generally the dynamic is eerily familiar.You have a charismatic leader, whodeclares him or herself divinely ordainedto rid the world of evil.

    • 01:05:55

      GEORGE W. BUSH: We didn't ask for this war.

    • 01:05:57

      SPEAKER 64: Then that person justsays, I know where evil resides, let's kill it.And things will be fine.

    • 01:06:04

      GEORGE W. BUSH: Our responsibility to historyis already clear, to answer these attacksand rid the world of evil.

    • 01:06:10

      TERRENCE DEACON: We're now in a context in which wehave generalized, not from a single individualor group of individuals, to hundreds of thousandsor millions of individuals.We're apt to do things that are vastly out of scope.

    • 01:06:27

      MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD: Allah Akbar.Death to Israel.

    • 01:06:30

      CROWD: Death to Israel.

    • 01:06:36

      RICK SMITH: They even call these wars holy.I don't know if anything could be a more direct contradictionthan a holy war.

    • 01:06:47


    • 01:07:22

      GEORGE W. BUSH: God bless America.

    • 01:07:44

      GEORGE W. BUSH [continued]: [In this world, hate never yet dispelled hate.Only love dispels hate.This is the law.Ancient and inexhaustible.You too shall pass away.Knowing this how can you quarrel? -Buddha]

    • 01:08:14

      RICK SMITH: Something happened to me out there.All the air's let out of me, you know.In AA and NA they tell you, you got to his a low.Well see, coming to prison was not my low.I've already tried to take my own life.I hadn't succeeded at that, so I ain't hit my low.When I found out that I could notleave, that life without parole is what it means, I hit my low.

    • 01:08:36

      RICK SMITH [continued]: So now, I'm going to go to another veil.I've been going to the veil of reality.You cannot run anymore from who you are.So I'm sitting in a cell up there,and I can remember clearly saying this to myself.And it's the first time in all them yearsI'd heard voice of God again.I said, man, there's got to be a better way.

    • 01:08:58

      RICK SMITH [continued]: That's what I came to.And any man that I know that's ever changed fromhate to the land of the living, that's the start of it.There's got to be a better way.And that's when I heard that voice that said, there is.Are you ready?How in the hell do you say I'm sorry?

    • 01:09:20

      RICK SMITH [continued]: For something like that, I mean, sorry don't cover that.You don't-- you can't say I've made a mistake.You can't say-- there's really nothingyou say that-- [INAUDIBLE] don't cover that.I don't know what you say to that right there.I've actually looked at, what could you possibly tellanother human being about that.

    • 01:09:42

      RICK SMITH [continued]: Sorry is not adequate.I made a mistake is not adequate.That is not a mistake.That's not I'm sorry, I don't know what you do.That's why-- the only thing that I know that you possibly can dois you have to take and say well all right,what can you do to make amends as far as who you are today,and how can you get busy straighten out the Karmic wheel

    • 01:10:05

      RICK SMITH [continued]: and look at the bigger picture.So I can't.I can't do anything about what happened,but I can do about today.

    • 01:10:19

      SAM KEEN: "We are here as of a darkening plain, sweptwith confused alarms of struggle,and flight, where ignorant armies clash by night."Matthew Arnold's vision in "Dover Beach."But is there room for hope in the historical future?Is there room that we can lessen the quantity of evil?

    • 01:10:40

      SAM KEEN [continued]: I believe there is.But I believe it is in re-owning the light shadow.

    • 01:10:46

      SPEAKER 65: What is happening hereis not an Israeli Palestinian problem.What's happening here is not a Jewish Arab problem.There is a crime against humanitythat is taking place here, and this crime against humanityis being perpetuated by humanity.That again, like so many times before,

    • 01:11:07

      SPEAKER 65 [continued]: it's sitting aside and doing nothing [INAUDIBLE]to [INAUDIBLE].

    • 01:11:14

      TERRENCE DEACON: We know that thereare people who can do incredibly altruisticand powerful and amazing things, on the basis of how they haveacquired their symbol systems.On the basis of what they believe.On the basis of their sense of unselfishness.

    • 01:11:36

      TERRENCE DEACON [continued]: Their sense of empathizing with others,of being able to get into the mind of somebody else.We know that it's possible to generate people like that,because there have been people we recognizein the world like that.And many, many.I mean, we underestimate how many people have that capacity.And who will, under certain circumstances,do remarkably heroic things.

    • 01:11:56

      NARRATOR: Elik El Hana lives in West Jerusalem, the grandsonof a great general who was also a pioneer of dialoguewith the PLO.Elik was a soldier in an elite unitwhen his sister was killed in a Palestinian suicide attack.

    • 01:12:10

      ELIK EL HANAN: I remember that I was very outraged whenthe only suggestion that the army and people around me hadwas well, forget about it.Get back to business, get back to routine,continue life as usual.And they even suggested to me-- that they proposed,they said that probably the best idea for meis to go back to activity, continueworking as quickly as possible, with the hope

    • 01:12:33

      ELIK EL HANAN [continued]: that I can even the score by killing someone else.I remember, for me, that was like a red light.OK, up until here.Here I stop.

    • 01:12:48

      NARRATOR: On September 21, 2005, 14 Palestinian militantsand 12 Israeli soldiers came together under the promiseto never raise arms against each other again.They realized that the only solutionto the Palestinian-Israeli conflictwas a peaceful solution.They call themselves

    • 01:13:07

      ELIK EL HANAN: The Combatants for Peace.If you look at our website, if you look at our brochures,we put the quote of Nelson Mandela on it, whichsays, very simply, if you want to make peace with your enemy,you must work with him.Because this way he becomes a partner.And this is exactly what happenedon completely practical basis.Because I needed to work with them,

    • 01:13:28

      ELIK EL HANAN [continued]: I started talking to Palestinians.And once I started talking to them,well, they became partners.And once they became partners, theybecame real, living human beings.Not stereotypes, not intelligence evaluations,but true human being.With all of the different sides that this has,very nice, very open, very friendly,

    • 01:13:48

      ELIK EL HANAN [continued]: that you can also very annoying, very close minded.But human beings.

    • 01:13:56

      SHELDON SOLOMON: I think we're biologically hardwired to beaggressive, and to be afraid.But that doesn't mean that those inclinations can't be channeledin either benign or productive directions,by changing the cultural software.

    • 01:14:12

      SPEAKER 66: National community ask the guilty to sayenough is enough.

    • 01:14:18

      TERRENCE DEACON: First of all, bombing somebodytake to get them to think your way,the very last thing you could do is to threaten them.That's the one thing that will shut offthe empathy, and therefore the ability to communicate.The one thing about communication that's importantis that to communicate well, you needto anticipate what somebody else is thinking.

    • 01:14:38

      BASSAM ARB: I started seeing Israeli's as humans,when I started speaking with them,and meeting with Israeli soldiers who were refusingto serve. [Bassam Arb, Former Palestinian Militant]It is through this humanitarian effort, thatmade me see them as humans.Through serious communication and understandingas to why they do what they do.

    • 01:15:00

      SAM KEEN: It's very difficult, itturns out, to educate people to kill other people.It's not easy.It takes a lot to do that.It takes every bit that much and moreto educate people to become compassionate to strangers,to reach out beyond the perimetersof their own narrow culture and their own narrow well being.

    • 01:15:24

      LILACH: We are learning at a school called Galeel.This school has lots of benefits,because we also get to know (arab) childrenwith different religions.

    • 01:15:41

      SAM KEEN: We're taught to suspect people.We're taught that the enemy is untrustworthyand everything else.Now, a society that would own the factthat its images of evil are in villages that they inculcatein the young, could then say what wouldit need to educate for compassion.

    • 01:16:06

      SPEAKER 67: I would like to ask to think more about humanity,and not only the land.Then the hate will decrease.And we can learn that from the children here.The children who come without any prejudices.And if we can learn from them and how

    • 01:16:32

      SPEAKER 67 [continued]: to stay in this world, the accepting world,I think it would be better for all of us.[The boys have all vowed to continue their fight for a freePalestine.]

    • 01:16:57

      TERRENCE DEACON: Empathizing is really hard work.Anybody who's been in a long term marital relationshipknows that you always get along.

    • 01:17:10

      ZACHARIYA ZUBIEDI: I want to go back to my home.I don't want to kick them out of the country.And if they agree to that-- there is no problem.[Zachariya Zubiedi left the Al Aksa Martys Brigade in Jineen.][He currently runs a theatre company for Palestinianchildren.]

    • 01:17:25

      TERRENCE DEACON: You think you've empathized,you think you've figured out what the other person wants.And you know them really well, and by golly, you alwaysfind out you made a mistake.It wasn't what you thought.And you get into arguments over this stuff,even though you're trying.So we know it's a hard thing to do.And so to do it at the level that'snecessary to control these processes

    • 01:17:48

      TERRENCE DEACON [continued]: takes incredible intellectual effort.That's one of the things that we should be working on.

    • 01:17:60

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ: Far away from the heaven,they're coming slowly, slowly, slowly.And they were dancing here, here two balloons here.And then like, they told me that's it.Stand up.[Galula continues to live in Ofra.][They have nameed a neighborhood in memory of her son

    • 01:18:20

      GALULA ERSHKOVITZ [continued]: and husband.]

    • 01:18:24

      RICK SMITH: You've got to be open to see who is this,let him introduce themself.You can't see someone if all you see on themis your thoughts and your ideas, and all the feelingsand resentments that you have.You've got to be able to meet them,only way you can meet them is theygot to be able to express their life to you.And also, you got to have a level of acceptance.What if they don't have their shit together?

    • 01:18:46

      RICK SMITH [continued]: What if they got issues?Then that don't mean that that's all they are.

    • 01:18:50

      BILLY ROPER: It's strange.It does mean that you've achieved the name recognitionwhich makes that possible.At the same time, it makes you wonder whether peopleare taking you seriously all.They say, hey, let's say that we want to talk to a Nazi.Who's someone that's a prominent, well known Nazithat we could talk to.And they give my name.And so that means at least I've beensomewhat successful in creating a brand for ourselves.

    • 01:19:11

      BILLY ROPER [continued]: [Billy Roper continues to pursue his legal fightfor the establishment of a white national socialist nation.]

    • 01:19:16

      SPEAKER 68: Play the damn radio.You understand me?

    • 01:19:24

      FRED PHELPS: "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."Those are the words of Jesus Christ, quoted.And the way you show your love himis to warn him when you see his sins are taking him to hell.It says otherwise you hate him.You hate your brother in your heartif you don't warn him when you see his sins are taking himto hell.

    • 01:19:45

      FRED PHELPS [continued]: [In the 1960's, in addition to being a minister,Fred Phelps worked as a civil right attorney.][In 1965, Phelps was the only white attorney to take the caseof 300 African American students,arrested during a sit in at the University of Kansas.][All 300 students were released.][One of whom, was the future Hall of Fame running back GayleSayers.][Fred Phelps continues to minister for the Westboro

    • 01:20:06

      FRED PHELPS [continued]: Baptist Church in Topeka, KS. he no longer worksas an attorney.]

    • 01:20:12

      RICK SMITH: I don't know if there is a Utopia.You know, where it's all going to work right.But the thing is, that doesn't mean that we don'tneed to work towards something.I think that we can do better than what we're doing.[Rick Smith continues to serve his sentence of life withoutparole, and pursue a path of spiritual awakening.]

    • 01:20:28

      TERRENCE DEACON: I think we learnto empathize with people better than anythingelse by people's life stories.[Iraqi Army Forward Operating Base] [INAUDIBLE]

    • 01:20:38

      SPEAKER 69: Very long time, I was very--

    • 01:20:40

      PFC FRYE: The initial reaction is obviously one of revenge.You want to get back at them.You want to find who did it in then neutralize them.But that's where discipline comes in.Understanding that you can't justgo around shooting people because your buddy just died.

    • 01:21:02

      SPEAKER 70: There's the average guy, who doesn't have a job,doesn't have the money to feed his family,and the insurgents come up to him,I know you're hard on money right now,so here's a cellphone.Just watch this corner for me, and I'mgoing to pay you $100 to do it.When an American convoy comes by, just hit send, walk away.

    • 01:21:24

      SPEAKER 70 [continued]: Now I try to put myself in the same situation.I think I'd be the same guy hitting send on the cellphone.

    • 01:21:30

      LT. HUSSEY: How are we the same?

    • 01:21:32


    • 01:21:37

      SPEAKER 72: Now we work as one team, one group.

    • 01:21:43

      SPEAKER 71: When the USA patrol hasattack-- that mean the Iraqi soldier has attack.

    • 01:21:49

      SHELDON SOLOMON: I don't see why we can't work harderas a culture to recognize the fundamental commonalitybetween all human beings.Back in the day, we went through what's called a bottleneck,a genetic bottleneck.Where every human is really closely related.So, you know, metaphorically when

    • 01:22:11

      SHELDON SOLOMON [continued]: we kill somebody because they come from another group,we're not killing an enemy.We're killing a cousin.

    • 01:22:18

      LT. HUSSEY: Ask him if his Lieutenant wasn't here,would he still be a good lieutenantif he wasn't in the same room.Did you pay him money to say that?

    • 01:22:39

      SHELDON SOLOMON: The case could bemade that what I'm clamoring for is justto start to do in practice what we claimto have been doing in principle for many centuries,if not more.

    • 01:22:52

      SAM KEEN: The great culture heroesor those who are the outlaws.They're the ones who go outside of the social myth thathas been given to them and explore other possibilities.And so they're the ones who bring the breakthroughs.So in that sense, changes in societywill often be the result of a remarkable individuals who say,

    • 01:23:14

      SAM KEEN [continued]: wait a minute, this is not my story.[Soon after the death of SSG Kristopher Ciraso, the 1 5 cav.2nd platoon began working with the local Sunni militia thoughtto be responsible for Ciraso's death.][INTERPOSING VOICES][The two forces joined together to fight Al Qaeda.][Their tour was declared a success.]

    • 01:23:33

      PAUL CIRASO: Come here, lady.You like that, don't you, huh?Yeah.This is Jasmine.This is Kristopher's horse. [Paul Ciraso, Father of SSGKristopher Ciraso] This is the onethat we were supposed to train for him when he comes backfrom Iraq.Kristopher fought for his country.He fought for his freedoms, but most of all,

    • 01:23:55

      PAUL CIRASO [continued]: he fought for this dream.And this dream and what he stood for over thereis that with good, hard work, and dreams,anything is possible.And he left behind his daughter and his fiancee,

    • 01:24:16

      PAUL CIRASO [continued]: which I know is a hardship.But I just want people to know that there is life beyond war.

    • 01:24:33

      KERRY NOBLE: Watched them doing this, and for the first timethese weren't homosexuals. [Kerry Noble, Former WhiteSupremacist] These were just peoplewho had mom and dad, brother, sister.Some even have children for all I know.And I put a face on the enemy, which you're not

    • 01:24:55

      KERRY NOBLE [continued]: supposed to do, and I'm sitting there thinking, hell,these people are not evil looking.Don't have horns, don't have a-- they're notin some sexual orgy in this church.They admit that they're homosexuals.

    • 01:25:16

      KERRY NOBLE [continued]: Nobody else welcomes them, so theyhave to have their own church so that they can worship Godtogether.How is that any different than the rest of us,who know that we have sin in our lives,and we know that there's things that we're doing wrong,but we still reach out to God?How is that any different?

    • 01:25:37

      KERRY NOBLE [continued]: How is on sin any different than any other sin?And if I do this, I'm sitting there thinking, if I do this,I will not only kill everyone that is in this church,I will kill people across the streetwho have nothing to do with this, becauseof the amount of explosives that I have.

    • 01:25:59

      KERRY NOBLE [continued]: And who am I?Who am I?Now, I don't even know who I am anymore.I can't do this.I just can't do this.So I grabbed the briefcase and told him come on, and we left.Boy, am I thankful.

The Anatomy of Hate

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When fear takes over, a person's value system can be completely uprooted. Hate arises from fear, and in order to survive, some try to establish themselves as dominant. This documentary examines different groups that are walking the line between fear and hate, such as the Westboro Baptist church, Palestinian and Israeli soldiers, and white supremacist groups.

The Anatomy of Hate

When fear takes over, a person's value system can be completely uprooted. Hate arises from fear, and in order to survive, some try to establish themselves as dominant. This documentary examines different groups that are walking the line between fear and hate, such as the Westboro Baptist church, Palestinian and Israeli soldiers, and white supremacist groups.

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