The Hunger Games and freedom in the real world

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 07:30:32 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Claire Wolfe recommends "The Hunger Games" movie. I'm planning to go with my daughter, and maybe my wife, to a Saturday matinée. Enjoyed the book. Reading the second book now, on Claire's recommendation about the third.

The real point is that this is a meme building on other memes. We hear about the latest evil executive order or spy “enhancement” and we despair. But look around. A major studio makes a major film in which a government ruling over Americans is depicted as utterly, irredeemably evil.

That counts for a lot more than whatever bad news just flickered or twittered past our eyes today. Mindset is 90 percent of the battle — and mindset is changing right before our well-entertained eyes.

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Enjoyed it

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:40:10 GMT

As planned, Victoria and I went to The Hunger Games yesterday. Held my rapt attention for the enture two hours and twenty minutes. The concept of the games, and the fanfare made of it by The Capital was utterly repugnant in the movie, much more so than I remember in the book. I was wishing in many scenes for the crowd to revolt and start killing their overlords.

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Arms raised in a defiant III salute

Submitted by sofa on Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:24:25 GMT

Arms raised in a defiant III salute, was a pleasant surprise.

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