Skip to comments.Django Unchained: a surprise hit with America's pro-gun lobby [Duh!]
Posted on 01/23/2013 10:42:14 AM PST by Red Badger
Quentin Tarantino's latest film is being seen as a vehicle for the pro-gun movement in the US to rally African American support
It is on course to be its director's highest-grossing film and has been nominated for five Oscars. But one rightwing US group sees an opportunity in Quentin Tarantino's anti-slavery polemic Django Unchained that the film-maker is unlikely to have imagined when he wrote it: promoting the importance of gun ownership rights to African American audiences.
Political Media, which recently raised eyebrows in the US in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings with the launch of a controversial Gun Appreciation Day (complete with strident slogan: "Hands off my guns!") sees Tarantino's tale of a firearm-toting freed slave-turned bounty hunter as the perfect vehicle to convince black voters to support anti-gun control measures. The group's president Larry Ward told the Hollywood Reporter his latest campaign would be dubbed "What Would Django Do?", though he admitted he had not sought permission from the film's creators to use the name.
"Racism in America is now gone like an exorcised ghost, but African Americans do well to remember our history when it comes to gun control," he adds.
Farley also argues that slavery would not have existed in America if blacks had been armed. His suggestion tallies, rather ironically, with a comment by evil plantation owner Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained, who wonders out loud why the oppressed blacks don't simply "rise up and kill the whites".
Neither the Weinstein Company nor Tarantino has yet made any public comment on the proposed "What Would Django Do?" campaign.
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Most Brits are hopelessly beyond reason.
It's like “The Confessions of Nat Turner” which made a hate filled evil mass murderer of innocent white civilians some kind of freedom fighter...both a good read and a good laugh.
“Most Brits are hopelessly beyond reason.”
Don’t know if I agree...having lived there. Just as is the case here, the intelligent folks normally have a low profile, allowing the non-achievement journalist type to strut and f*rt a lot.
And the Guardian does indeed hire the lowest of the low. That paper has been consistently wrong on virtually everything they write about...and the Brits I know avoid it like the plague.
Regardless of the movie’s artistic quality, the point is that Django could not have done what he did without the use of personal guns. Unintended consequences? Maybe Tarantino is a secret gun nut?........
“he admitted he had not sought permission from the film’s creators to use the name.”
Really, there is no need. Tarantino ripped the name off of old Spaghetti Westerns, who in turn stole it from jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. I don’t think anyone alive owns a copyright on the name.
Tarantino is a nut, allright. Nothing secret about it.
“Most Brits are hopelessly beyond reason.”
Not surprised, most brits (other than military) probably don’t know the barrel from the butt.
I’m not sure you can advocate “Django Unchained” and at the same time complain about violence in the movies impacting our culture. The film is pretty gratuitously violent, and a lot of the funny parts have to do with various rednecks being picked off in disgusting ways.
Did not need to see Fox’s junk in another man’s hand. It was ok otherwise. That said, I’m not sure how many rotten tomatoes or thumbs up I saw.
When do we start our conservative urban outreach?
We win minorities on:
If I had the backing I could turn urban pastors on to vouchers by showing them how to set up their own, safe schools based on homeschooling. Urban black women are very pro-gun. Conservative tax and spending policies bring jobs and spur growth.
Why are we standing at the urban border? Charge!
Which reminds me of the old saying....”If someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.”-General Laney
For many freed slaves, their first major purchase was a firearm, usually a shotgun.
The early NRA, led by retired Union generals, supported the rights of the newly freed slaves.
The chicks with guns scene in Jackie Brown is evidence of that.
There’s another problem liberals are not dealing with in the black population. AIDS is spreading like wild fire in the black heterosexual population of cities at African epidemic rates.
It’s breeding ground is homo activity in the prisons; activity which should not be happening in prision for public health and rape reasons. But liberals would rather kill black women and children with AIDS, than “oppress” male homo sexual activity (including rape) in prisons. The gay sex/male rape card trumps the black female and baby human life cards. The slut card trumps all human life and well being cards.
Liberalism has serious consequences for those who fall for the self destructive fads.
I saw the film last night and thought it was horrible. It was long and boring. The music selection was terrible compared to previous films.
I like long movies if it is entertaining and well made.
Tarantino lost his touch.
The last film that I liked was Death Proof and that was made to be bad.
Do you have stats on the growth of AIDS/HIV in the black community?