Dumb HuffPo Writer Ties Sandy Hook Massacre To ‘The Hunger Games’


Some idiot at HuffPo is tying the Sandy Hook massacre to “The Hunger Games.” His theory is that kids are feeling really impotent these days because of, something.

Was the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a sign of an apocalyptic future? Or the Aurora theater shootings by a cold-blooded killer?

The Hunger Games is a riveting portrayal of how the young see the modern world, where a privileged elite has a “Stalin-like” control over who lives in plenty or poverty in a post-apocalyptic North America. Author Susan Collins has said it “tackles issues like severe poverty, starvation, oppression, and the effects of war among others.”

Then comes some blathering about global warming and how many people are living in poverty and subsist on food stamps. But no mention of how the poverty rate has soared along with the number of people living off the government dole since Obama was elected. Then this:

Ms. Collins has said her stories were inspired in part by TV reality games, with their fight for survival, as well as the Iraq War, a war over the control of resources. But the popularity of The Hunger Games, or Survivor and all the TV reality shows is a testimony to the present reality for millions of Americans. One reason this young adult fiction remained 100 weeks on the New York Times’ best seller list was that it does mirror the modern reality for many, where starvation and the fight for survival still exists.

That is certainly true in the developing world, but shouldn’t be true in the United States of America. The adults have badly made a hash of the modern world, says The Hunger Games. They have created poverty in the land of plenty, and so are not to be trusted.

The adults lied about the Iraq War, when they covered up the knowledge that there were no weapons of mass destruction. Adults also lied about the benefits of tax cuts for the wealthy. It made everyone else poorer. Their policies created five successive recessions since 1980. The Great Recession happened because adults ignored or broke existing laws and regulations in order to enrich themselves. The adults have made a hash of governing because they strove to break down the government’s power to govern.

Oh good grief! It’s not the generic “adults” who have made a mess of things over the past four years. It’s the Democrats who are evil, vile and corrupt who have done it. Sure, some of the Republicans suck, too, but it’s the Democrat Party that wants an all powerful government that could force us to send our children up as tributes to the state. They’re already doing that through their massive spending, just in a different form.

What the writer failed to mention about the lottery system in “The Hunger Games” is that the poor and less connected families had a way to get more food for the year. All they had to do was put their children’s names into the system more than once. If they did that, the ever-so-benevolent state would send them a bag of flour or some such provisions. In exchange for not starving, they had to give their kids a lower chance of making it to adulthood.

The writer also went on about income distribution. Please. Just look at Washington, DC and its suburbs to see where all the wealth is concentrated nowadays. “The Hunger Games” is coming to life before our eyes, and this guy is blaming it on a guy who has been out of office for four years. The denial is almost laughable – as the scope and power of the “Capital” continues to increase, this dude is living in the past, while his hero is leading us into the non-fiction version of “The Hunger Games.”

I’ll leave you with the wise words of Rev. Robert Barron:

What haunted me as I watched The Hunger Games was that the instinct for human sacrifice is never far from the surface and that it could easily exist alongside of tremendous cultural and technological sophistication. I suspect that this film is disturbingly prophetic. We might comfort ourselves with the thought that such things could never happen here, but as we in the West enter increasingly into a secular, post-Christian cultural space, we place ourselves in danger of reverting to wicked forms of behavior and social organization.

Oh, and have any of you noticed President Obama’s penchant for human sacrifice?

Judge the books for yourself. let me know if you find a pro big government message in any of them.