Why are conservatives attacking Django Unchained?

Jan 3, 2013 Full story: NowPublic 13

If you know anything about Quinton Tarantino, it is that he is a fine director and writer and not half bad actor, such as when he starred with George Clooney in from Dawn till Dusk.

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“I'm a proud grandma”

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#1 Jan 4, 2013
So-called conservatives always liked it when Blacks would be non-violent, and seek peaceful means to make change.

These same conservatives were angered by militant ideology, such as Malcolm X and his "by any means necessary" type rhetoric, that says people should not just turn the other cheek in the face of abuse.

Of course these same conservatives don't apply such nonviolent ideas to themselves, and seek to invade just about every country on Earth to satisfy the military-industrial complex of warmongering for profit.
Knob Squad

UK

#2 Jan 5, 2013
looks like a crap film. I saw some extracts, typical Tarantino crap. It looks like an old Clint Estwood western with blacks added. I expect the liberals find it very symbolic.

Since: May 08

Pacific Northwest

#3 Jan 5, 2013
Knob Squad wrote:
looks like a crap film. I saw some extracts....
See the whole thing or shut up!

Nothing's more stupid than trying to critique a book you haven't read or a movie you haven't seen.
GetReal

AOL

#4 Jan 5, 2013
They hate Django Unchained because it showed the horrors of slavery in an unromanticized way (a first in Hollywood) and it expressed what they feared most back then and what some fear now: A black uprising. They need not worry. As long there is dope,alcohol and white women black men pose no real threat to anyone other than themselves. Django is a great movie and I truly enjoyed it, but it really is just a movie. Blacks wished that more bm would have resisted slavery for the sake of their women and children but alas that didn't happen. And they won't be sacrificing for them now. It was just nice to a black man fighting back and rescuing a black woman for a change. You never see on screen and you almost never see it in real life. Our men are not very brave; we have always known this and we accept them as they are. We know why they aren't brave. The depiction of the brutality of slavery and the Uncle Tom-like character were the only parts of the movie that was accurate. The rest was a fairytale. They just don't want bm getting any ideas...Needless worry.
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#5 Jan 5, 2013
You know I didn't like the idea of this movie as a black man. But now that it's stirring up debate and simultaneously pissing off confederate flag carrying bigots, I'll have to check it out.

:)

Can't be that bad.

“I'm a proud grandma”

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#6 Jan 5, 2013
Pure Observation wrote:
You know I didn't like the idea of this movie as a black man. But now that it's stirring up debate and simultaneously pissing off confederate flag carrying bigots, I'll have to check it out.
:)
Can't be that bad.
I tend to agree. The main ones that are so outraged are those that you describe. They typically make racist overtures and then turn around and say, "Oh, that was only a joke, us showing the President as an ape on a poster". And we know how they constantly disrespect the First Lady.

In this movie, the man gets revenge for his wife, and I am sure they prefer the more docile types.

Since: May 08

Pacific Northwest

#7 Jan 6, 2013
Ms Mack wrote:
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I tend to agree. The main ones that are so outraged are those that you describe. They typically make racist overtures and then turn around and say, "Oh, that was only a joke, us showing the President as an ape on a poster". And we know how they constantly disrespect the First Lady.
In this movie, the man gets revenge for his wife, and I am sure they prefer the more docile types.
I can only agree, Ms Mack!
Knobbishness Detector

UK

#9 Jan 6, 2013
Harrisson wrote:
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See the whole thing or shut up!
Nothing's more stupid than trying to critique a book you haven't read or a movie you haven't seen.
I saw more of it than Spike Lee did. Going on Tarantino's record it is probably a meaningless jumble of cussing and people shooting each other. It appeared to be a cowboy/western. Why? slavery was over by the time of the classic Wild West epoch.
Knobbishness Detector

UK

#10 Jan 6, 2013
Ms Mack wrote:
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I tend to agree. The main ones that are so outraged are those that you describe. They typically make racist overtures and then turn around and say, "Oh, that was only a joke, us showing the President as an ape on a poster". And we know how they constantly disrespect the First Lady.
In this movie, the man gets revenge for his wife, and I am sure they prefer the more docile types.
so when YOU people showed Bush as a chimp, what was that? african humor?

Since: May 08

Pacific Northwest

#11 Jan 6, 2013
Knobbishness Detector wrote:
<quoted text>..It appeared to be a cowboy/western.

Why? slavery was over by the time of the classic Wild West epoch.
Gunfighting, duels, and vigilante justice were all facts of life in the U.S. and Territories before the Civil War began. It appears that Quentin Tarantino just took artistic license with those themes and ran in a direction which you and Spike don't approve of.

Here's a snapshot of those rough times:

Thomas J. Hodges, aka: Tom Bell, The Outlaw Doc (1825-1856)- Raised in an upstanding family in Tenessee, Hodges received a good education and became a surgeon after finishing medical school. He served in the Mexican-American War and afterwards traveled to California to seek his fortune in the Gold Rush.

Failing as a prospector, he turned to robbery and in 1855 served a year in Angel Island Prison. While there he met Bill Gristy and when the pair were released they formed an outlaw gang of five men and began robbing stages for several months. After killing a woman and two men in an unsuccessful robbery attempt, the gang was doggedly pursued by posses and vigilantes.

Tom was finally tracked down by a vigilante group near the Merced River on October 4, 1856. By the time the Stockton Sheriff arrived, he found Bell hanged from a tree outside Nevada City, California.
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-outlawlist...
Spaze

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Jan 8, 2013
Ms Mack wrote:
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I tend to agree. The main ones that are so outraged are those that you describe. They typically make racist overtures and then turn around and say, "Oh, that was only a joke, us showing the President as an ape on a poster". And we know how they constantly disrespect the First Lady.
In this movie, the man gets revenge for his wife, and I am sure they prefer the more docile types.
Ms Mack, what does this movie have to do with the president? If all people in the U.S would be awake they would never elect a president that works for the bankers as does the current president today. People out to wake up and smell the coffee on how much we are in trouble because of Obama, W. Bush, Clinton and Bush senior. These presidents have taken the U.S. National debt to $17,000,000,000,000.00 that with a "T". Obama alone 7 trillion. They don't care about you or any person in this country other than becoming the Federal Reserve's goons. So since we are being rubbed of our homes, money and life please don't bring Obama in to this as if he is a good guy. He is bought out by the FED and he is doing his job just like Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained movie. Now the first lady of U.S is as evil as they come with her beautiful smile, but just because you're proud that a black lady is the first lady of U.S.A does not mean you should be blind of their deeds. She takes 7 million dollar vacations on behalf of our taxpayers like you and I and sits down with her banker bosses (The Fed, Royal Britannia) to discuss how much they can screw America in the rear with more taxation. Why do people want to protect the users, I never understood that?
I love this movie and hollywood should make more movies about African American history in this country but please do not confuse the time and the current corrupt president along with his goons.
Thanks,
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#13 Jan 8, 2013
Any film featuring blacks that upsets white bigots is a must watch for all black people.

I'm going to make it my business to watch this film, if it is good I will use the web to recommend this film to other blacks everywhere to help it become a smash hit.

Hopefully upsetting even more white bigots.

Lol.

“Never forget what they did”

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#14 Jan 8, 2013
Some white bigot marked my comments as "off topic and spam", lol.

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