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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 07:56 PM
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I recently watched The Hunger Games and I am convinced the movie displays an accurate prediction of where "global society" is headed. Do you agree or disagree?


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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Of course not : Banish the thought.

Why give them any more ideas?



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Blog promotion fail! What makes you think that, care to give more background info on that 'thought' of yours instead of just dropping a blog link?!



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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All I know is I'd have Volunteered regardless if it was my sister, no 12 year old should be sent to die!!!


I don't think it's very accurate, I mean at least bikes would be ridden even if they couldn't afford cars surely. And it's not believable because we outnumber the government in total, and military will not all blindly protect government from their own citizen bretheren. JMHO.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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I have no use for that movie . None of us will be around in 100 years . Live your life every day .. cause you don't know when it's your last



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:31 PM
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Future?

The Hunger Games is NOW.

It's just not as blatant as it is portrayed in the book(s)/movie(s). But I can guarantee you that the rich pick who lives and who dies (and just for your information, we're all "the rich"). Try to tell the bulk of the world's population that your not rich and they will laugh at you for being out of touch with reality. Every time we choose products produced as cheaply as possible, invariably overseas, we stipulate who lives and who dies, we support sweatshops and starvation and poisoning of others environment and death to those unfortunate ones who call those places home. We are responsible for the continuation of world hunger and war that kills countless innocents.

The Hunger Games is NOW.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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I snapped and responded in anger to shoenice... post retracted. Think about the next generation shoenice. Its not about you its about them.
edit on 11/8/2012 by madmangunradio because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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if you allow it, it may will be.

but it does portray the spirit of where america is going, down the same path as the roman empire.

where the opulence and wealth of the elite is used to entertain themselves with the masses suffering.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Please read the books you have only seen the first part it gets a whole lot better and plus the movie left out a hell of a lot of the book



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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It's not just that we are rich, most of us are clowns as well. We surround ourselves with lavish pretty things, consume stuff that we do not need and fill our time with entertainment. I agree, we are not much different from the people from the capital in those novels.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:53 PM
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Preferred The Running Man, myself...



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by HillbillyHippie1
 


All I know is I'd have Volunteered regardless if it was my sister, no 12 year old should be sent to die!!!


I don't think it's very accurate, I mean at least bikes would be ridden even if they couldn't afford cars surely. And it's not believable because we outnumber the government in total, and military will not all blindly protect government from their own citizen bretheren. JMHO.

Tend to disagree about the military...
When you enter the military, you are sequestered from the rest of the world, and stripped of any/all individual worth and loyalty outside your "duty" to the military. Your responsibility to the military is reinforced constantly with reminders of the reward/s of "disobedience".
Have you noticed that the greatest prospects for future employment...are in "Criminal Justice"?
...in a nation that already cages a greater percentage of its citizenry than any other...?
The premise (as I understood it) was that a revolution had been attempted against an oppressive government/regime... The government/regime had managed to regain control...and...rather than attempt to heal the rift and make things better for all...chose to punish "the offenders".
Given that scenario... - if your choices were between serving an oppressive regime, or...being one of the oppressed...do you think 2 out of 3 would choose a hot meal and the other amenities (like electricity, running water, bed, housing, money to spend, the possiblity of actually "moving up in the world", etc...)...
Wouldn't be that difficult to "man" such an "army".
...or - do you think I'm seeing it wrong?



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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Yes it did, I concur. I would love to read the other two I read the first you want to sell the catching fire book and the mockingjay book to me?



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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Yeah the hunger games is pretty badass. We are all citizens of the capitol. Between our love of reality tv, and how 9/11-Never forget led to "shock and awe" that we saw in Iraq. That's when the idea came to her watching the war in Iraq. They''re easily my favorite teen fiction since harry potter. Just finished the last one a couple weeks ago and was obsessing slightly for a bit.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Well I am ex military and we (meaning my peers and I) Have spoke about these hypotheticals of course. A lot of us would not stand by the government if there was indeed CAUSE (which already there is plenty cause) for the nation to rise against them but it's a young person's world now so values have changed etc so who knows? If I would base it on what I have seen recently with the Tea Partiers and the OWS I still think that they (military) would use their own good judgement over their orders. I could be wrong, but I lean to favoring us if it's us vs gov't. Revolution and civil war have both been won to us on US soil. So judging from the past as well, I see we would never be put in that position, that of the Hunger Games portrays, that is. JMO.
edit on 8-11-2012 by ldyserenity because: spelling lord oh lord how did I make that spelling error?





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