Censored: “The Hunt,” too Close to Reality, and Epstein Knew the Truth…It Was About “America’s Elites”

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Editor’s note: VT, working with suppressed and silenced federal authorities, has found several organizations, American “elites,” members of the big club, not just AIPAC and The Family, but the heart of those drawn to Satanic rituals, beyond the orgasms and mutilation depicted in fiction that has been around since the Eurotrash Bavarian Illuminati took control.
Let me tell you a short but true story.  Some years go I was invited, as part of my work representing a trillion dollar Swiss based defense fund that owns much of those big companies that make our tanks and planes, to a private dinner party outside the US.
Of those there, including heads of spy agencies, one person stood out, a fake German “baron” as he was called.  It wasn’t my bullshit meter but that other one, the “operational one” where I want to pick up a table implement and leave the mess for the “cleaners.”
You see, he owned a very remote “hunting lodge” that was reclaimed recently from the German governments, something that had been seized by the communists. Ostensibly, he was to host “boar hunts.”  I live in Germany part of the time, boars are in my garden, they look in the back door, you have to chase them away with a broom.  Our local jager dispatches some of them, they are a regular food source.  Meaning…they were hunting something else.  Was it people?  I thought so but then what do I know.  Oh wait, I used to hunt people too.

Yes, they really hunt people like game, just like in the John Woo film, but on a massive scale:

Russia Today: The pearl-clutching that led to the shelving of the liberals-vs-rednecks splatter film ‘The Hunt’ is unbefitting for any land that values artistic freedom, and utterly laughable in light of everything else happening in America.

Now let’s imagine for the moment that The Hunt is really the one-sided screed of hate that revels in the gruesome murders that wealthy liberals inflict on hapless “deplorables,” as it has been portrayed in fevered editorials across the US conservative media.

So what?

Right-wingers have (often with good cause) complained about media-led censorship, political correctness and hate speech legislation that have straightjacketed public debate, and go against the spirit of the First Amendment, regardless of the legalities they hide behind.

Donald Trump is entitled to his opinion that Hollywood seeks to “inflame and cause chaos” as he tweeted at the weekend, and maybe fictional violence or humor directed at some groups is considered more acceptable than at others, so there is a galling double standard for some.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves “Elite,” but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order….

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

….to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!

But browbeating artists using the worst kind of faux-outrage Twitter mob campaign on the basis of a single trailer, and exploiting a tenuous link to recent gun violence to justify censorship, is a descent to recent political tactics that threaten the very foundation of the United States as a free country.

Isn’t banning films for political reasons something only those other, unfree countries, do?

Some of the responsibility here lies with the studio, Universal. Instead of defending either the content of its product, or its principle, and protecting the thousands of people it contracted to make the movie, it folded first, pulling the scheduled release in late September. Though keep in mind that this may be a feint, and the film will likely still get onto home screens through digital services, with viewership sure to be boosted by the controversy.


Yet, still what must be particularly infuriating to its creators witnessing the outrage and the callous response is that the whole scandal is based on a misunderstanding. The Hunt is not even some anti-MAGA hate film.

The full script, co-authored by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, has been leaked online. And while it could have been altered during the shooting and editing, there is no reason to assume it was, and the trailer, at least, stays faithful to the words on the page.

The Hunt appears to be an ironically gory and satirical take-off of The Most Dangerous Game. Its targets are both sides, the conspiracy-spreading right-wingers, and the snobbish, self-righteous liberals who treat them as a lower life form. The true hero, Betty Gilpin’s character, is an archetypal “you messed with the wrong woman” who defies political labels, and substitutes actions for smug political debates.

While its implicit biases may be Hollywood-liberal real, its true target is the cultural and political division in America, and how it is being exaggerated and fueled by social media.

But the most stunning thing is not the message, but the gap between the ambition of the project, and the attention it has garnered. It is just a film. And not the Triumph of the Will, but a fun, medium-budget, intentionally trashy romp.

Which makes the seriousness of the conversation about it not only misplaced, but grotesque.

To worry about fiction in a country that has just gone on a multimillion dollar national treasure hunt on little more than a conspiracy theory. A country where much of the news in newspapers of record and top TV channels is insinuation and interpretation, forcing the audience to work backwards from clues to work out what actually happened.

To worry about sowing division in a land where people voting for different parties consider their ideological opponents as ignorant, crazed or downright evil, saying that they condone murder, illegal detention and starvation. Where merely expressing your opinion on a contentious issue – such as race, abortion or LGBT rights – can be enough to lose your job.

To worry about violence in a country that has experienced over 200 mass shootings this year, while there are over 700,000 doing time for committing violent acts.

So, the problem with The Hunt isn’t that it stokes the horrors facing the United States, it’s that it trivializes them into a pat fantasy. In reality, there is no bad-ass woman in cargo pants who can teach the villains a lesson and put America back together again in two hours, there is no easy happy ending.

By Igor Ogorodnev

Igor Ogorodnev is a Russian-British journalist, who has worked at RT since 2007 as a correspondent, editor and writer.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. Howcome Croatian (Hrvatska) EU register plates? I don’t think Croats are that much of elite, except of course their, by Fifas opinion too white, second best soccer team of the World, and Melania is Slovenian after all. Writers name Lindelöf sounds Swedish to me, and Sweden is a typical example of a country fully run by white supremacists.

    Swedish Crown never disappear in sense, although replaced by Democracy. No matter wheter the political establishment was made by the left or right, the message is always the same, multiculti open border immigration is our strenght. Anyone there could see the progress is going in to wrong direction, and anyone dared to criticize the establishment, that the Emperor has no clothes at all, will meet the baseball bat on the hand of upper class right wing leftist ratdog antifa kid.

    White supremacist today are not that much of money but moral. Typical example is when a white elitist meets their most hated white trash like me and there was a Black fellow around. They point their finger on me and say You’re a racist. I’ll reply, why I’ve done nothing and said nothing – But You thought about it – Like what – The n-Word. And You can be sure of, that white trashs true counts less than white supremacists lies. In short, white supremacists use blacks as objects to kick white trahs ass as they’ve been doing for centuries, and blacks swallow the hook again and again.

  2. People are introspective to varying levels throughout their life. When privilege is experienced repeatedly, and exceptionalism reinforced by every vector of self examination, the small, can find no reason to think they shouldn’t explore a complete variety of their own impulses. Means and conditioning, combined with protection and encouragement, leads to legalized mass murder. Legality, and right and wrong, become 1000 shades of grey. The coldness, can be brought out of any animal, particularly the ones who deny they are one.

  3. Well said. I don’t see movies or watch much TV, but this controversy got my BS antenna up. “Which makes the seriousness of the conversation about it not only misplaced, but grotesque.” That statement floored me!