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The Hunger Games is about the power of Love

The power of love to triumph over Tyranny.

What is it that compels Katniss to take the place of her younger sister?

Love.

I'm just re-watching it now. It is free with Amazon Prime.

Why did she show kindness to the little black girl? She transcended the twisted rules of the Hunger Games and their ability to manipulate her. She saw the girl, and she saw Love. She showed her love, and the people responded, because people cannot help but respond to love.

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PART II - CATCHING FIRE - IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 22!

I've seen the trailer. Having read the book, I my recollection of that book was: S U B V E R S I V E.

This is where the revolution really starts to catch. Katniss is being made into a symbol of the revolution. And then, she discovers that she has help - in high places - on the inside.

But it is hard to know who to trust... Things are treacherous. It is high stakes, and exciting.


http://youtu.be/keT5CRhhy84

"Remember who the real enemy is."

I can't wait to see the whole thing.

These books were extremely popular with young people just a few years ago. They will see the movies.

I'm looking for the ignition of liberty ideas in other areas of culture. This looks like a prime candidate.

Apparently that Madonna video is something similar.

Like some kind of spontaneous combustion of Liberty is igniting across the culture.

Good. That is what we want to see.

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After seeing the movie, I bought all 3 books...

knowing that a book is generally better than the movie it would be based on. A great read for those who are "awake"....but in these, the shadow/hidden government are the good guys.

The shadow government

That is what gave the movie hope.

That the resistance not only gave up, they had infiltrated the System.

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Q&A with Hunger Games Author Suzanne Collins

Great post, Michael :-)

Suzanne Collins: "Telling a story in a futuristic world gives you this freedom to explore things that bother you in contemporary times. So, in the case of the Hunger Games, issues like the vast discrepancy of wealth, the power of television and how it's used to influence our lives, the possibility that the government could use hunger as a weapon, and then first and foremost to me, the issue of war."

Read more:

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/qa-hunger-games-a...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Young people reading the Hunger Games connect

the thought that our government is heading to the same end. Is it bread and circuses and individual liberty does not count?

Reading the books does seem to make them more aware of the need to stand up for love and liberty.

I would be interested to know the author and her reasons for writing the books.

Power of slavery

Forcing kids into these type of immoral positions and pretending its just fun intertainment is BS. This is the hight of state propaganda.

The message is The state is in control for your own good. You must blindly be obediant to the state even if it means killing when the state order is or being killed on demand of the state.

This is one example of the zionist propaganda media and how they frame their mind control.

sovereign

Horse pucky

The movie is anti-establishment. Although sadly not overtly anti-statist.

Clearly it is not an endorsement of obeying and killing. The protagonists are heroes in the story precisely because they (ultimately) refuse and are willing to die rather than kill when ordered.

It's a good story. Unfortunately it says this government is bad so needs to be replaced. The true and better story would be government is bad and needs to be ended, or strictly held in check.

There is no good government. There is only evil government. Government doesn't corrupt. Government is corruption.

So it's just a question of whether you want baby sized evil, as the founders thought could exist, or super-sized evil as we currently have.

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The story is a metaphor

"Citizens" are forced into all kinds of immoral positions all the time. It is called life in America.

And not everything is "zionist propaganda."

Lighten up on that one please. It is tiresome.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

I am shocked at your "tiresome" comment!

You seem to want small Government, personal liberty, support Dr Paul and his outstanding ideals for the USA, but find any topic of the very Politics have infiltrated and grown "your" government, infiltrated and poisoned "your" churches and stripped "you" of "your" freedoms, "Tiresome"?
Can you imagine this conversation with your mechanic?
You..."my car doesn't go anymore...there seems to be plenty of spark, but not much else"
Mechanic...."Hmmm the engine is gungked up, there is filth in the fuel line and it is running on only one cylinder...we will have to rip the motor out, dismantle it, clean it, repair it, and it will be good to go".
You..."oh no! not the engine, it is so Tiresome when you people insist it is the engine. How about we just put new bulbs in the headlamps, so I can see where I'm not going".
Political Zionism IS liberty's enemy, and if we don't study it, learn it,
and FIGHT it, Dr Ronald Paul will have been for nothing.
Please read the following.
http://www.rense.com/general86/zelephant.htm

Thank you

Its tiresome that one family has counterfeited and subverted the monitary system. Its tiresome that every movie produced is funded by the same crime family. Its tiresome that everyone can not see the size of the propaganda that is in almost every if not every movie shown on TV. or in a theator.

Follow the money. Yea its tiresome to find all trails each and every time lead to the same family over and over.

All I can say if the truth is tiresome I am glad that I am accused of being tiresome and repetitive.

If any would like to take up the challenge do some research into who wrote who paid for who promoted who owned who profited from this movie see for yourselves then come back to tell me about how tiresome it is to hear those poor zionist propaganda media blamed again.

sovereign

I agree with every word until zionist...

Anyone who doesn't realize our govt/"the state"/special interests controls the movie industry, just like they control everything else, only needs to watch a few old movies... Movies are just another way to sell the states propaganda and lies. Movies today are intent on desensitizing the viewers to violence... all the while "justifying" said violence.

Seems...

...like the point of the story and the purpose for the heroine and heroes is combatting and subverting such system, struggling against it, not embracing or justifying it. I haven't read the books yet, but I've seen the first film, and I don't see how the story is in any way celebrating or encouraging the things you mentioned. It is about Love (as Michael noted) overcoming such darkness.

The people in the capital who get their kicks off of the games are portrayed as decadent and corrupt, aren't they? Like Rome with their circuses.

I love the way that people see the same thing

completely differently....that is what makes people so wonderfully diverse.
This is Vigilant Citizen's take on the Hunger Games. Whilst I don't agree with everything in this article, it certainly cuts to the bone.
Loved the books, but they did make me feel uncomfortable.... the Romans had their "circuses" as entertainment, and the Hunger Games seems to be the same.... but different.
http://vigilantcitizen.com/moviesandtv/the-hunger-games-a-gl...

Interesting---

"Is The Hunger Games attempting to warn an apathetic youth of the danger of allowing the current system to devolve into a totalitarian nightmare? Or is it simply programming it to perceive the coming of a New World Order as an inevitability?"

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p.s. - I never saw it coming...

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch. That cracked me up when he walked into the room, the first time I saw it.

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch. I had Haymitch picutred as quite a bit older when I read the book.

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I like this little pep talk Gale is giving Katniss before she's got to take off to the Hunger Games.

You can tell he loves her. That is obvious.

(Then Peeta ends up falling in love with her, complicating matters)

Fundamentally, the revolution is about Love. That's why they call this

The Love-o-lution!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Woody Harrelson is one of us

Between his 'Haymitch' character and his role in Game Change 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEfwL-dfSaQ

This guy deserves Oscars for Liberty

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Michael it's an epic trilogy

I think it's meant to make youngin's wake up.

Will it?

Who knows?

Though this is pure fiction, Ken Follet's 'Century Trilogy' is far more real.

Now this should be a movie!

http://ken-follett.com/en/

Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war.

Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

Lloyd also encounters a group of Germans resolved to oppose Hitler – but are they willing to go so far as to betray their country? Such people are closely watched by Volodya, a Russian with a bright future in Red Army Intelligence.

The international clash of military power and personal beliefs that ensues will sweep over them all as it rages from Cable Street in London’s East End to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, from Spain to Stalingrad, from Dresden to Hiroshima.

At Cambridge Lloyd is irresistibly drawn to dazzling American socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything his left-wing family despise. But Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert – amateur pilot, party lover and leading light of the British Union of Fascists.

Back in Berlin, Carla worships golden boy Werner from afar. But nothing will work out the way they expect as their lives and the hopes of the world are smashed by the greatest and cruellest war in the historyof the human race.

Winter of the World is the second novel in the uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying “Century” trilogy.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

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Haymitch's profound advice

If you want to stay alive, you have to get people to like you.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
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Peeta is smart

He doesn't want them to change him. Refuses to allow the rules of the game to dehumanize him.

And Katniss: "That is great. I just can't afford to think like that."

She's got to win the game for her little sister. She's serious and focused. And she gets a lot of help from where she least expects it - Rue, Peeta and other random twists of fate.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts