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IS THIS THE LIBERAL ENDGAME?
Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Bossie

Posted on 06/29/2014 12:24:56 PM PDT by Bratch

This week, the trailer for the latest installment in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, was released. As I was watching this trailer, something really struck me: the themes touched on in this film are essentially the endgame of today’s American liberalism.

An all-controlling Big Government that forces unity, prosperity; it’s government that calls on you to sacrifice for the greater good. I am not suggesting that today’s Democrat Party will lead us literally to the society depicted in the Hunger Games series, but there are some lessons we can learn when we watch these films based on the dystopian novels.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dystopian; hungergames; liberal; utopia
The Democrats might not be headed there literally, but they sure want to go in the same general direction.



1 posted on 06/29/2014 12:24:56 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

“An all-controlling Big Government that forces unity, prosperity; it’s government that calls on you to sacrifice for the greater good....”

....of the government


2 posted on 06/29/2014 12:29:18 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Bratch

They seem headed toward more of a Harrison Bergeron future where everyone is finally equal and everyone is worse.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 12:30:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

There is no liberal endgame. When they’re done with us they’ll start going after each other.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 12:31:55 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Bratch

What is the conservative endgame?

I don’t see us, currently advancing the interests of America.

Just saying. We are currently it seems, building up China.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 12:36:39 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

2081 (Harrison Bergeron) full movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4-hEfqpxIg


6 posted on 06/29/2014 12:37:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Bratch
“An all-controlling Big Government that forces unity, prosperity; it’s government that calls on you to sacrifice for the greater good....”

And tastes just like chicken!

7 posted on 06/29/2014 12:42:26 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Bratch

“I am not suggesting that today’s Democrat Party will lead us literally to the society depicted in the Hunger Games series....”

Oh, but I am. Together with their eager collaborators in the gop wing of the uniparty. Capitol looms large in our future.

It’s time for a divorce.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 12:43:29 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Bratch

My daughter is heavily into The Hunger Games.

When I watch it with her, I sometimes think that they are trying to depict a future in which liberalism gets everything it wants.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 12:47:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Bratch

Is that map supposed to reflect rising sea levels and inundation of coastlines?


10 posted on 06/29/2014 12:47:30 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: cripplecreek

Radical Egalitarianism where everyone is reduced to the least common denominator in order to achieve a perverse sort of “equality”. You can see it in all of its evil splendor in Common Core.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 12:54:12 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Bratch
I am glad some other conservatives are noticing this book/movie series. It was written by a liberal against Bush, but the tyranny fits Obama so much better. It has powerful symbols that allows young people to understand what is happening today in the US. I wish conservatives would take the time to understand this series to be able to speak to young people.

President Snow's Panem Address - "Together as One"

Donald Sutherland plays the president of a country which has a capital that is rich, and a countryside exploited by the capital, exaggerated but not unlike the US.

12 posted on 06/29/2014 12:54:37 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Steely Tom

I think that author is pretty brilliant. Conservatives see conservative themes, liberals see liberal themes, girls like it, my guess is boys would like it too.

Hubby and I listened to them on audiobooks, they were very good. The first one is the best, imho. I mean you have to get beyond that whole children murdering children thing, of course, I can see how people would reject them because of that.

I thought the first movie was awful. If I hadn’t read the book I don’t think I would have understood at all what was going on.

They really should have gone the mini-series route with these books.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Bratch
it’s government that calls on you to sacrifice for the greater good.

"It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of his nation; that the position of the individual ego is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole...that above all the unity of a nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual..."

Adolf Hitler

14 posted on 06/29/2014 1:08:27 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: jocon307

Reading the first book now. Was advised that books 2 and 3 suck.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 1:09:10 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: RKBA Democrat
"divorce"

Within five years of split, many millions of the libs would be banging on the conservative wall begging to be let back in. Why? Because the great majority of the leeches vote for Dems. They'll all move to the Dem country. There they would constitute about 50% of the population instead of the present 25%.

Plus, the libs would have the vast majority of the nation's violent criminals. Lib land would be a very nasty place to live without guns for the few law-abiding people. Oh wait, guns would be banned in lib land. Sorry libs, not getting back in without a huge payment on your part.

16 posted on 06/29/2014 1:18:56 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: jocon307

It’s just like Orwell’s books and to a lesser extant Huxley in that conservatives see the warning signs and detest the dystopian future while liberals take it as a blueprint and embrace overtly or covertly big brother as this is all modern humanism or postmodernism has for hope.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 1:23:37 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: driftless2

“Within five years of split, many millions of the libs would be banging on the conservative wall begging to be let back in. “

Yes, but unlike the current state of affairs, a conservative autonomous area or region or state or country would likely have strong safeguards to avoid a later invasion. Kind of like how Switzerland operated in the past.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 1:27:41 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
There is no liberal endgame. When they’re done with us they’ll start going after each other

The "means" have become the "end". The want and want and want. Their desire for power has consumed them to the point of blindness of why they wanted power in the first place. Now, that desire is consumed to the point of insatiable appetite. The "means" have become the "end".

19 posted on 06/29/2014 1:29:16 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

It is a fantastic series, and while the author is a lib, it was not written In a right wing bad, left wing good fashion. Basically, all sides can take some horror from it.

Contemporary Gomorrah-on-the-Potomac is very analogous to the Capitol outlined in the series.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 1:34:35 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Bratch

The author should read up on North Korea


21 posted on 06/29/2014 1:56:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Huskrrrr

I would say we’re headed more to “Soylent Green” than “Hunger Games”. And, it’s the opening scenes of Soylent Green that are more telling and foreboding than the more famous ending scene - for example mobs of people rioting in the streets for food, and only the politically well-connected being able to get real meat.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 2:08:58 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: The Duke

My most likely future dystopia would be Logan’s Run. A whole society decieved as sheep, crammed into dense cities while the rest of the world has been abandoned. A dystopia that doesn’t look like a dictatorship , which can meet most of your needs, except when you want to be different.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 2:29:07 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

or maybe like Brave New World


24 posted on 06/29/2014 2:30:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Have read all of these and I think Brave New World is the closest.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 2:36:24 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

bump


26 posted on 06/29/2014 2:39:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: The Duke

Yes, good point.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 2:50:57 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: bicyclerepair
Reading the first book now. Was advised that books 2 and 3 suck.

Books 2 and 3 are fine. If you realize the characters and the environment are maturing over time.

The Katniss Everdeen in book 3 is a lot more interesting than in book 1, IMHO.

Watch the movies after you read the books. I found the movies added a lot of depth to my understanding.

28 posted on 06/29/2014 2:53:16 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I wish conservatives would take the time to understand this series to be able to speak to young people.

***
No, thanks. Not interested in any material produced by the America-hating leftists.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 2:55:10 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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No, thanks. Not interested in any material produced by the America-hating leftists.

Suit yourself, but I also find hijacking their symbols to send a conservative message worthwhile.

30 posted on 06/29/2014 3:34:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
except when you want to be different.

Or 31.

31 posted on 06/29/2014 4:32:32 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: cripplecreek

Bookmarked. Watching, now. :)


32 posted on 06/30/2014 9:52:44 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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