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    you haven't read is not a wise policy. Similarly,I can not comment on the movie of the first book since I did not see it.

    Funny that you write: "On the surface, the story could be construed as a criticism of a certain type of society but in reality, it is that very society here and now."
    Solnit writes:"The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins’s bestselling young-adult novel and top-grossing blockbuster movie, is all about this very moment in so many ways." She then proceeds to rif about the various parallels she sees in the dystopic novels and the real world.. Again, I find no "enjoyment of killing" in her essay,far from it.  

    Your larger point,that we as a society are becoming ever more hardened & more accepting of suffering,war and death is all too true. Our media,our governments, big businesses, & too many of our politicians and "leaders" are all working 24/7 to make it so. So we must stand up in every way we know.

    .... commit your deepest love and solidarity to the young whose lives are being gambled away, feed the hungry, take a long look at how beautiful our planet still is, find your way into solidarity and people power, and dream big about other futures. Resistance is one of your obligations, but it’s also a pleasure and a way of stealing back hope.  Rebecca Solnit http://www.tomdispatch.com/...
    (Very good to meet you,btw. I look forward to reading you more in the future.)

    "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

    by tardis10 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 08:19:22 AM PDT

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