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The ‘Hunt’ Only Works If Deplorables Are Disarmed

The Hunt
Yesterday, our colleague Jeff Rendall told you a little bit about the Universal Pictures film, “The Hunt.” The Hunt, which The Hollywood Reporter called a “satire,” is an R-rated product of Jason Blum's Blumhouse films with a plot line in which elites stalk "deplorables."

To give you a little flavor of the movie, one character asks early in the dialogue, "Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?" Another responds: "At least The Hunt's coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables."

The violent, R-rated film then follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Kim Masters and Tatiana Siegel, The Hunt stars Betty Gilpin from GLOW and Hilary Swank, representing opposite sides of the political divide. It features guns blazing along with other ultra-violent killings as the elites pick off their prey. The script from Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse reviewed by The Hollywood Reporter revolves around, what Masters and Siegal call third-rail political themes. (Original title: Red State Vs. Blue State.)

Mss. Masters and Siegal report 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.

In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass murders, Universal has announced that it is cancelling release of the project, saying “We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.” The statement did leave the door open to a future release, reports Alissa Wilkinson of VOX.

We haven’t seen the movie in its entirety and the trailer has been pulled from YouTube, but there are enough clips out there to give one a flavor of the film, and what is clear is that this Red State Vs. Blue State war was never intended to be a fair fight and that the movie only works if the elite “hunters” have the advantage of surprise and superior firepower.

Which of course, given the constant pressure from the elite to disarm everyone except themselves, makes any sensible “deplorable” very skeptical that The Hunt is social satire and not a snapshot of the dystopian gun-free future that awaits us in a country run by President Kamala Harris or one of the other Far Left candidates running in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary.

We are firm believers in the dictum that if someone says they want to kill you, you should believe them. The Hunt may have been pulled from distribution, but the propensity to use violence and coercion against those who disagree with it have not been purged from the Left. While the Hollywood Left may see The Hunt and its premise as amusing, as satire is supposed to be, we see it as a warning and reminder that the Left hates us “deplorables” and wants to take away our freedom if they can and kill us if they can’t.

We urge CHQ readers and friends to skip the movies this weekend. Instead of a trip to the cineplex, take the money you would have spent at the theater and go buy guns and ammo to let Hollywood know that if there is ever a Red State Vs. Blue State war it will be a much fairer fight than the one depicted in The Hunt.

A member of MENSA, CHQ Editor George Rasley is a certified rifle and pistol instructor, a Glock ® certified pistol armorer and a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including every Republican presidential campaign from 1976 to 2008. He served as lead advance representative for Governor Sarah Palin in 2008 and has served as a staff member, consultant or advance representative for some of America's most recognized conservative Republican political figures, including President Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. He served in policy and communications positions on the House and Senate staff, and during the George H.W. Bush administration he served on the White House staff of Vice President Dan Quayle.

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Fair fight my @$$

If it ever comes down, gun ban, confiscation, mandatory buy-back or our own version of the liberal / ANTIFA night of the broken will NEVER be a fair fight. There would be guns coming out of the woods, sheds, bunkers, basements, and every conceivable crack, crevice, and cave. Not to mention that by a HUGE majority, the Starbucks crowd, ANTIFA basement dwellers, and faceless Facebook fighters only get tough when it's 50 to 1 and the one is an unarmed reporter. If things get real vs. their fantasy move make believe, their safety pins better be pinned to a full body flack jacket - or a tank.