machete – catnip for gun-toting conservative wingnuts

Posted on 10 May 2010

I’m not sure that it’s possible to come up with a more politically inflammatory trailer than this one for the US immigration nutters. I’m led to believe that the entire membership of free republic are loading their weapons as we speak.


8 responses to machete – catnip for gun-toting conservative wingnuts

  • Charlotte says:

    The writer of that article takes an angry trailer depicting explicit violent action against conservatives and somehow twists it into a message about conservatives being the angry violent ones? IDGI.

  • Cameron says:

    Oh no, please don’t get me wrong. It’s an explicit, violent film targeting conservatives, I agree. It’s extremely inflammatory and seems almost entirely designed to provoke a similar response. It wouldn’t be fair to say I’m implying all conservatives are angry and violent – that’s entirely and obviously untrue.

    Surely though, there are some freepers loading guns right now.

  • Charlotte says:

    True, but they probably would have been loading guns already.

    Could you imagine the reaction if a conservative director made a similar movie? “Colorado: You just unjustly banned hand guns on campuses. Here’s a movie about an armed student uprising where we gorily kill off liberal gun-control stereotypes.” Can’t you imagine that some people would be freaked?

    And yet this kind of thing is somehow entirely acceptable…

  • Cameron says:

    Nah, definitely not acceptable – it’s utterly ridiculous! I was absolutely agape. I reckon it’d be easy to find people on the liberal side of the spectrum who’d agree.

  • Charlotte says:

    Yeah, it does nothing but push people towards the extreme and incite violence. Most people that don’t have much of a problem with illegal immigrants might have a problem with illegal immigrants _threatening to kill people who disagree with them_. Myself included!

  • Ingrid says:

    The best responses so far have been the dude who wanted Jessica Alba to be arrested for inciting violence and a bunch of people complaining that this will “ruin Robert De Niro’s career!” Because Rocky & Bullwinkle, Analyze This/That, and the whole hideous Meet The Parents/Fockers/Fockers II: Electric Boogaloo didn’t already do that.

  • Brendan says:

    Sorry guys, I just laughed. I don’t think that anyone could take that trailer seriously. The guy puts a minigun on a harley ffs.

  • Ingrid says:

    Well, the movie has been on the cards for a few years- evidently Rodriguez just took the chance to go for the relevant angle for this re-cut trailer. And yeah, a pretty silly fun looking bit of Mexploitation.

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