Posted by Rich on January 05, 1999 at 12:12:35:
In Reply to: Comments on '92 Interview posted by Janis on January 04, 1999 at 20:55:48:
Say what you mean, PLEASE, Janis!
Yes, I know what you mean. That interview came off poorly, in my opinion, and that's why I felt compelled to add what I thought was mild commentary. Various people crticized me for doing so; one challenged us to do our own interview ... and, as luck would have it, we were able to!
Keep in mind, however, that Eric freely admits being drunk most of that time. In fact, he says he has never been on a set sober! SO ... take it all with a grain of salt.
After talking with him for hours on end during the past year, we have found him to be a most likeable guy. Certainly, he is not anti-white, though I too heard that in him while reading that interview.
Even in the interview we did with him, there were things he said that we did not agree with. We challenged mildly, at times, but our feeling is that an interview is a chance to hear what someone else thinks about things. We did not want to have it disintegrate into an all-out debate. Anyway, when discussing things with Eric over the past 12 mos., we've found him reasonable and willing to listen, so, it would appear, he really isn't the way he comes off in the '92 interview. We placed it up again only because of the infamous "popular demand"!
: Something always rubs me the wrong way when I read an Eric Schweig interview (although, admittedly, there are few). His anti-white rantings just sound like so much propaganda from an old Billy Jack movie. The comment about"gratuitous violence" in LOTM was off base. Did he think the French and Indian War was nice?? Did he not know that Indigenous Americans fought brutal wars with each other for centuries before the Europeans came? Isn't that one of the reasons the Europeans recruited various tribes as allies?
: Here is my opinion. Mr. Schweig was a handsome young man of passable talent who happened to get a part in a remarkable movie. It strikes me as quite dorky that he is prouder of his role in The Broken Chain (melodramatic mush and quite violent!) than in LOTM. He has the same opportunity as anyone to rewrite history from behind the camera; just borrow some money and make a movie! In the meantime, I hope he has gotten off the whiny victim track.
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