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Hunger Games is Too Libertarian

Wallstreetatheist
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3/8/2014 8:02:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Is this saga of an oppressive government that hinders freedom of movement, expression, and even trade, while holding the ultimate power of life and death over its citizens remotely libertarian? A lot of people think so.

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charleslb
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3/9/2014 12:56:06 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/8/2014 8:02:12 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Is this saga of an oppressive government that hinders freedom of movement, expression, and even trade, while holding the ultimate power of life and death over its citizens remotely libertarian? A lot of people think so.

http://reason.com...
http://www.csmonitor.com...
http://archive.lewrockwell.com...
http://blog.independent.org...

Well, as there really is nothing terribly benevolent about the ideological fundamentalism and the verbal aggressiveness of a great many "libertarians" one has to seriously wonder if a society bodying forth their mentality wouldn't be more than a tad oppressive, even sans any official apparatus of state power and oppression.
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AnDoctuir
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3/9/2014 6:29:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'm not sure if it's supposed to be libertarian propaganda or what (though if it is, it's pretty f*cking stupid), but "The Hunger Games" is hugely reminiscent of that whole competition for survival bit, no? The competitors are basically made animal again, even if forced to be as such by something retarded anarchists could use to argue against the state, even though they propose no alternate "civilisation", no bar against the sheer monstrosity of what's at base. Oh, we'll all just bake bread and churn butter and trade? Sorry, lol.

Anyway, I saw the first movie, and it seemed to me to be simply about love transcending all the bullsh*t, another Fight Club, Harry Potter, etc., taking into account both the tyrannies of the state, and the general state of things on a more fundamental level than that, that being "The Hunger Games", survival of the fittest, competition for survival, etc., the girl loving some other girl, that probably had something to do with lesbianism, it was lovely.
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3/9/2014 6:34:24 PM
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"If there is a god, how come people are so dumb?" - greatest argument against God that there has ever been.
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3/9/2014 7:10:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/9/2014 6:34:24 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
"If there is a god, how come people are so dumb?" - greatest argument against God that there has ever been.

It's funny - just after I wrote this, I changed the TV over from the show that was on, The Killing Fields, to what was on the next channel, Bruce Almighty, and just when God disguised as the homeless guy was holding the sign saying "Thy Kingdumb Come" or whatever. I lol'd, and was like "Hi, God". He says it's down to free will btw, even though I don't really understand that. And hey, maybe that was just one absolute massive coincidence, the likeness of "The Killing Fields" to "The Hunger Games", and that timely counterargument. Meh, it's nice to believe in something decent.