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Friday, January 16, 2015

We Went to see Mockingjay Part 1 Today



There were so many things about the film that spoke of our own modern, dystopian culture:

  • devastated communities and bloody annihilation of innocents. Think ISIS in Syria and Boko Haram in Nigeria with their mass murder of Christians and destruction of their villages, not to mention our own bloody abortion holocaust,
  • Then there is the constant surveillance of the population with cameras everywhere Remember Edward Snowden? We're there! 
  • Add the propaganda machine and media manipulation of the masses. Do I even have to talk about that? Just watch the media pander and protect their liberal allies. Anybody notice the difference in the treatment of the two Bills? Bill Clinton, accused rapist, serial molester, etc. gets hundreds of thousands for one speaking engagement and is the darling of the left. Bill Cosby, a man who promotes responsibility, is presumed guilty for the same accusations - no excuses for him -- like the defiition of "is." 
  • political enemies destroyed, even murdered. Our powerful elites may not literally murder people (well, maybe sometimes if they can get away with it), but they are experts at killing good people's reputations. Remember how Ted Kennedy and his gang tried to "bork" Clarence Thomas?
Yes, I'd say our modern culture has a lot in common with Panem and its tyrants. Anyway, if you haven't seen Mocking Jay Part 1, it's excellent. And President Snow certainly resembles the corrupt and lethal Roman emperors who never balked at eliminating their competition.

One sad note. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Plutarch Heavensbee died of an accidental drug overdose last year just before he finished filming Mockingjay 2. He lived with his partner and three young children. He received a private Catholic funeral at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in New York which upset some Catholics.

Frankly, I think he had as much (or more) right to a Catholic funeral than Ted Kennedy, William Brennan, and other high profile pro-aborts responsible for the mass murder of unborn children. I'm praying for the repose of his soul. I hope he had time to repent, but I also wonder how much moral freedom someone addicted to drug slavery really has. I hope you'll join me in praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for him.

2 comments:

Elisa said...

Two things came to mind as I read your post.
I remember reading an interview with Suzanne Collins in a magazine around the time when the first "Hunger Games" movie came out. She said her novels were to reflect today's society.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

She did a great job!

She is a Catholic as it happens. I'd like to know more about her.