So Hollywood considers it great sport and entertainment for our enlightened “progressive” elites to hunt flyover Americans? I wonder who would win in real life.
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Trailer for gory Universal movie The Hunt about ‘liberal elites’ kidnapping ‘deplorables’ from red states and killing them for sport is pulled by ESPN in the wake of mass shootings,” the UK’s Daily Mail reported Wednesday. “In response to three mass shootings that left a total of 34 people dead, Universal Pictures and horror giant Blumhouse are reevaluating their game plan for their gory political satire…”
Even without recent highly publicized killings, a normal reaction would be “WHAT???”
“Did anyone see what our ratf***er-in-chief just did?” one character asks early in the screenplay for The Hunt, a Universal Pictures thriller set to open Sept. 27. Another responds: “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.” … The script for The Hunt features the red-state characters wearing trucker hats and cowboy shirts, with one bragging about owning seven guns because it’s his constitutional right. The blue-state characters — some equally adept with firearms — explain that they picked their targets because they expressed anti-choice positions or used the N-word on Twitter. “War is war,” says one character after shoving a stiletto heel through the eye of a denim-clad hillbilly.
So much for toning down the rhetoric. As for white Americans who believe in their nation being the “greatest terrorist threat,” we see who the murderous aggressors are. And if stereotyping gun owners as ignorant rubes isn’t bigotry, then nothing is.
Still, it’s satire, we are told. That must make it edgy art.
So, apparently, was Kathy Griffin holding a Trump severed head prop. Or Madonna fantasizing about blowing up the White House. Or anti-gun Snoop Dog’s video where he shoots a Trump clown.
What those who voted for the president based on his campaign platform have seen play out time and again is that Donald Trump is an avatar for them. Every expression of hatred directed at him is really directed at them. You can prove that to yourself simply by wearing a MAGA hat in the wrong part of town.
It’s telling that The Hunt is coming from an industry that relies on fantasy depictions of gun use for so much of its profits and special operator class armed security for protecting its elites while simultaneously being such a major social and political influencer for disarming its customers.
Then again, and responding to their stereotyping in kind, what are we dealing with but a bunch of over-privileged, lottery-winning bipolar narcissists? If a few culled from their millions of “fans” end up victims of citizen disarmament edicts, it won’t even be a blip on box office receipts.
As for The Hunt, I’m going to reserve final judgment until I see it – in a few years when I can do so without paying extra. From one of the trailers, it looked like the “deplorables” were fighting back and I may end up pleasantly surprised at how many “progressive” elitists get what’s coming to them.
Or does saying that incite violence and now is the time to tone down the rhetoric?
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.