The Politics of The Hunger Games

The Politics of The Hunger Games

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We didn’t even get through the first weekend of release before people started weighing in on the politics behind the smash hit THe Hunger Games. I suppose this shouldn’t surprise anyone, but I found it both amusing and sad. People can somehow co-op any message to be about their particular cause. Trust me, Donald Duck has a lot to say about diabetes…you just won’t understand a word of it.

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TITLE: Liberal
TREY: The Hunger Games is the story of the poor 99% in the districts being oppressed by the rich 1% in the Capitol!

TITLE: Conservative
AMANDA: The Hunger Games is the story of the Tea Party patriots in the districts being oppressed by a totalitarian government!

TITLE: Capitalist
MITTENS: Hello, Fox Television? Do I have a pitch for you! It's Survivor meets Degrassi...

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