VIDEO: Hunger Games, where did this blockbuster come from?

- March 24th, 2012

Categories: Politics

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  1. Don Sharpe says:

    Hunger Games: Citizens can receive additional allotments of food and other supplies from the Capital by putting their names into the bowl more times than just the required once, thereby increasing their chances of being chosen as tribute.
    If that’s not an analogy for selling your soul to the state, I don’t know what is!

  2. brad maynard says:

    saw it last night with my wife, who read all the books. i doubt the kids that have read it will truly understand how political this story is (even if it may be a little far fetched). nevertheless it is a great primer to the potential for govt to turn tyrannical, using the axiom provided by Obamas former secretary to “never let a good crisis go to waste”.
    good movie and actually looking forward to the second already.

  3. Bill Elder says:

    Seeing the hunger games book made into a movie and going viral gives me a ray of hope. The Collins books all convey a personal passion for liberty and human dignity and a sense these are things lost to the new authoritarian governing models. These are human relationship stories set in a dystopian environment. Suzanne Collins may just be the pop culture era’s George Orwell, sounding the alarm as the omnipotent global state encroaches upon the remaining democracies.

    I’m hoping that it is Collins’ message of personal liberty is linked to our humanity and how all government public policy threatens this is a passion for liberty being transmitted to a new generation (who until this point I had written off as indoctrinated global village zombies) who will carry the torch of individual liberty into this new era of intense government over reach.

    As you say, the passion for freedom and individual liberty transcends the contrived left-right political paradigm our governing classes box us into. The fact is, as long as the governing classes can keep us fighting each other in left right factional civil malaise, the common ground of individual and civil liberty is obliterated – and that suits authoritarians and regulators just fine. We can only hope Collins influence on a younger generation encourages them to set liberty and freedom above nebulous left right politics.

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