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Katniss, Peeta & Gale Would Support Ron Paul! Hunger Games Opens This Weekend

The Hunger Games is a fabulous anti-war novel, and the movie version is opening Friday March 23. The main characters are teenagers living in a downward spiraling society based on fear and war. Sounds kind of familiar, eh?

If you are a fan of the best selling book, you might consider organizing a sign wave, or passing out the Super brochure, at a theater showing the film during the opening weekend.

Most people are so sick of American politics they are not at all interested in the current presidential race. It just seems pointless.

But the Hunger Games puts a different spin on things. This world can get much worse VERY FAST.

Katniss, Peeta and Gale would be able to identify with Ron Paul giving us the opportunity to change our leadership before it is too late. Why not use this great story to stir folks to action, rouse support for Ron Paul?

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When leaving the theater after watching Hunger Games

I did not feel as though I was walking OUTSIDE, out of the over reaching State control and into "freedom". No it feels like I am still in it, pre-revolution. Its as if the Hunger Game society is what it will look like if the Revolution looses.

But that is just it, I wonder. How many others felt "Still in" the game? Perhaps not many. For us with the social security number and reporting of taxes and the rest of the State hanging over us, lording over us, we are very aware. But the rest are not, or prefer not to be. After over hearing several movie goers walk out and carry on about signing up johnny to soccer and getting there car registered... no, they can't see or feel the State lording over us. Its as distant to them as the night stars above, and they rarely look at even that.

I think Dr. Milton Friedman was right. "Freedom is not mankind's natural state". Mankind was born in tribal tyranny millions of years ago. He stepped out onto the European plane in tribal tyranny, and for the last 10,000 years he has built nothing but greater tyrannies, one right after the other. That is what history of Man shows us. No, Milton Friedman was right, this very rare thing we have in America, this Freedom thing, where every man was a sovereign, where everyman was a king, where every man had the same rights to Liberty and Property as any other... this is a very RARE thing.

May liberties flame shining freedom on us all, never go out.

Treg

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One thing I appreciate about Suzanne Collins (the author)

is she doesnt spare her audience. The Hunger Games are not glorified....they are a horrific display of totalitarianism.

She also doesn't provide happy endings where they are not justified. While this makes for unfullfilling conclusions, that is just the point she is trying to make. War does not have a happy ending, even when the good guys 'win'.

Great idea

This is an epic idea and I saw the movie. the only things I could think about half the time were the overarching themes of liberty and the downfalls of statist control over the economy and the individual.
I know Ron Paul is the only candidate who is TRULY against any kind of collectivism like this movie represented and we have to spread that message!!!

The books are great

Love the story, love the representations!
I would actually recommend the books over the movie though XD I mean it's not like I hate the movie for anything, it's just you'll never get the "real gist of it" from a movie, you have to read the book!

BTW, just to anger Twilight fans, I prefer this series one thousand times over Twilight :P And Actually think teenagers should make a big deal about this book instead of Twilight...

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."~Mahatma Gandhi
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haha

yeh, I was actually a bit hesitant about getting into THG because I remember the last time I decided to see what all the fuss was about, I read the most POS series ever (cough,Twilight,cough)! But I went for it anyway, and was pleasantly surprised. They are far, FAR better than twilight, though I think the trilogy as a whole lost a LOT of steam after the first novel. The Hunger Games was a great stand alone novel, and I just don't think the last two (Mockingjay, in particular) were on par with it... Which is one of the reasons why I place the trilogy behind Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, as far as young adult series go. STILL, I absolutely adore THG and think there are a lot of principles within it that can be likened to the principles of our cause!

"There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man."- Varys

"Winter is coming."-House Stark

I like to point out to people

I like to point out to people who are not awake yet but have read the books that 10 of the 15 wealthiest counties in the U.S are in the Washington D.C. area and all the wealth in Panem is in the Capital and the districts that surround it.

YES!

it's amazing the amount of parallels I've found between our movement and series like The Hunger Games or, my personal favorite, Harry Potter. I've found so many libertarian principles and parallels in Harry Potter. I don't know why, but I've always likened the good Doc to Dumbledore! :D

"There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man."- Varys

"Winter is coming."-House Stark

Saw it last night

Its actually a very good commentary on a "strong central government" and what it looks like when people lose their freedom and government controls all (for our best of course).

There is a scene where the guy who is running the games comes and talks to President Snow and president snow says something like "hope is a good thing but not too much hope". He talks about how he doesn't like underdogs.

Ultimately, Katniss is Ron Paul. She is totally independent and does not need anything from the government. She ends up making them change their game and showing them up.

Boom! Go see the movie. I am about to read all 3 books on Kindle soon.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Parallels

Most people don't realize the HUGE amount of parallels between this book series and real life. Just off the top of my head: The Capitol is our Executive Branch, the coal mine "accident" is 9/11, America is District 12, All "Sovereigns" (who chose Natural Law over "Civilization") are District 13, our Liberty Movement can be compared to the Second Rebellion, the Mockingjay would be our internet, Gamemakers are the Military Industrial Complex and the Careers are the NWO.

Here are my guesses:

District 1 is the Legislative Branch of our Govt (Career District)
District 2 is the Judicial Branch (Career District)
District 3 is the entertainment industry
District 4 is our CIA/FBI and Military types (Career District but not 100% corrupt)
District 5 is China?? Because Foxface's tactics can be compared to Chinese economic strategy
District 6 might be Russia? Due to its size and because I can't think of anything closer.
District 7 might be India? (The green revolution comes to mind)
District 8 could be Libya although the book was written before the real life comparison (which probably makes me wrong). The part where Katniss (who is us) watches as the district 8 female makes the mistake of lighting a fire (or sharing oil wealth with your citizens), and is slaughtered the Careers.
District 9 may be Mexico, judging by the scene where Katniss and the male district 9 tribute fight for the backpack (land) until he gets killed by Clove (who is a Career)
District 10 is hard to guess.
District 11 is comparable to Iran in a lot of ways: Their govts are harsh and cruel. They showed the first signs of rebellion before the 2nd rebellion as a result of Rue's death (or the Coup of the Iranian govt). And they have dark hair and skin according to the books. Also, Rue's name means "to regret." And anyone with a soul regrets the Iranian Coup because it was done for EXTREMELY selfish reasons on the part of our "officials."
District 12 is America's middle class whose children are forced to enter their name into a drawing (or registry) in exchange for Tessera (or fiat currency).
District 13 is comparable to the fragmented remains to those who tried and failed to stop the tyranny that has prevailed.

(If you like movies that you can try to compare to our situation, you will LOVE "John Carter." The movie is FAR better than the media has suggested.)

"I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove."

I read all 2 books in 9 days

and I dont normally read that fast!

Great books!

My wife and I are going to watch the movie on Sunday!

Aren't there 3

Books?

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

my typo

yes 3

A friend recently told me about this series...

but seeing after seeing it on daily paul I immediately bought all 3 books. I'm hoping it can compare to anything by Ayn Rand but I have my doubts since its meant for teens. I'm excited to read them nonetheless.

Folks who saw the movie GET IT

They get the connection with Ron Paul.
I did make signs, went to the theater twice today for an hour each time. Couldn't stand right in front, but waved and smiled at the cars coming and going. Lots of great wide open smiles, and waves and thumbs up. Far more than usual in this area.

Here is the sign if you want to make one. I sure do encourage you to do so ASAP, as this is the biggest weekend.

And it is so much FUN!

http://walkingwithron.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunger-games.html

revolution

I don't want to spoil anything for anybody who wants to see the movie or read the book...so without going in to detail, there is a part in the movie where the common people, downtrodden and destitute as they are, finally snap and stand up for themselves.

This part of the film was beautifully shot, and resonated deeply with me on an emotional level for some reason. I was literally in tears.

You see, I'm a young teacher, and I've already seen too many children thrust out into the world, crippled by insufficient education. More than a few joined the military, feeling they had nowhere to go, and are now fighting and dying and can't articulate the purpose of the war or even find the countries they are sent to on a map.

The movie really got me thinking....what will it finally take for the American people to snap out of it? How heavy must the boot on our neck become, before we finally say, "no more!"

PismoPam has a valid idea

"If you are a fan of the best selling book, you might consider organizing a sign wave, or passing out the Super brochure, at a theater showing the film during the opening weekend."

If you live in one of those cities which features long lines for the movies, move on in with brochures, smiles and information. Might be making your own entertainment outside the theater...

I haven't been following "The

I haven't been following "The Hunger Games" at all, but someone told me today that the author got the idea while flipping through channels. One station was Iraqi war coverage, and the next was reality TV. I guess the juxtaposition of these and the culture that surfs casually between the two suddenly opened her eyes....this is probably common knowledge, but it made me want to look into it a bit.

Saw it today

Anti-government theme.

Pretty good movie.

The books were better, of course, but they usually are. The movie was definitely worth seeing at the theater. We never go to the movies. Last movie we saw in a theater was Atlas Shrugged.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

wow-looks like the Hunger Games are on schedule to break

box-office records:

" ‘Hunger Games’ Looking Like $60M-$75M Friday And $135M-$150M Weekend: Can It Beat Twilight?"

http://www.deadline.com/2012/03/hunger-games-scores-huge-1-8...

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

Hmmm... does that make Ron Paul

our Mockingjay?
Loved these books, the similarities (to our revolution!), have to be more than just a coincidence... gives you goose bumps!

Dagny
"I don't know if the world is full of smart men bluffing
or imbeciles who mean it."

Voter Registrations

Make sure the brochures go to the elders, and the voter registrations go to the teens who will be 18 by November.

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Thats a good idea, I plan to

Thats a good idea, I plan to spend an entire weekend dropping brochures into mailboxes, passing them out at the mall, and now the movie theater. I have a whole case of brochures to pass out thanks to another RP supporter who bought them for me since I'm broke (RP supporters are the best)

I'm listening to the audio book

and it is really good.

It's a page turner. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie too.

Ron Paul is My President

Signs at the movie opening

I'm planning on making some signs that say:

Katniss, Peeta and Gale
would
SUPPORT
RON PAUL

I'm in California, our primary is going to be very important. If you are also a fan of both the books and Ron Paul, won't you join me in this effort?
Just one weekend, March 23-25, could make a big impact.

There is no question in MY mind that anything PEETA backs

a "normal" Republican is going to automatically vote against.
Period. No kidding...not trying to be negative...

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

Did You Mean "PETA"?

PETA is the animal rights group. Peeta appears to be a character in the movie.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Yeah....I just copied it from the article and from the post just

preceeding mine; we're all retards.

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

Ok now vote me down for using the word "retard"

.

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

WE are a lot like Katniss, Peeta & Gale

Fighting against the all-powerful state for the freedom and liberty of the individual. Even if we can't fully articulate all we know to be wrong with this country, we still feel it viscerally.

I am sovereign unto myself

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This is the first book I read on a Kindle

Love the Kindle and loved the book! I devoured it.

Not sure, however, if I want to see the movie, as it was so f#cking depressing at the end. I didn't read the next two either for the same reason. Do they get better?

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.