March 27, 2012


This book and the others to follow, is a metaphor for the times we are living in.  And never so true as now.  The movie does not do justice to the book… it barely grazes the surface although the lead, Jennifer Lawrence, is excellent and well cast.  Read the book.  The dilemma, which surfaces most in Book Two, has to do with something very close to every rebel's heart at this point… do you stay and fight or escape to somewhere safer and saner?  Leave family and friends behind to fend for themselves as the United States melts down?  

This country is in a state of siege as we all know.  Every day our rights are being taken away and heavier surveillance and the weight of the authoritarian state increases.. and (yes, it is a state in fear and turmoil because they the so-called ones in power positions are seeing red and showing real fear perhaps for the first time).  As their fear of the awakening in all of us grows so does their desire to control and eliminate their risk… We are growing stronger and more restive… less malleable.  Funny how heavily sedated and programmed they have had to make the masses in order to control them.. And still they AWAKEN… some, are lucky enough to never have fallen for the opiates they serve… some come into this life immune.  Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum if you are reading this you are one of those awakening… and more will come. 

The real question you may, if you become a target in their sights.. have to ultimately decide STAND AND FIGHT or RUN and save yourself and a few close friends or family?  And if you decide to run, where you gonna run to?  It is, after all, a spiritual war.

Is there another country or safe haven in some backwater in South or Central America that is going to keep the tyranny from your door?  Is Africa immune?  Is anywhere on Planet Earth going to provide escape from this war for the hearts and minds, the very soul of humanity?  You can run but can you hide?

It's possible you can blend in to some distant culture… if you are lucky enough to have the right skin tone or hair color or a gift for languages.  Or you may be thinking that some other country, say, Sweden, Norway or Australia can shelter you if you are white.  But are those governments not in on it?  Is any government not already bought and sold, stamped with the coin of the realm on their leaders, their wealthy, their elite.  And so you must decide, eventually.  Because this last bastion of freedom, is going down.  And we all must chose to stand and fight or run, and maybe in the process, live to fight another day.

click here for the trailer of Hunger Games

click here for the book