Donald Sutherland Explains the Real Meaning of Hunger Games and Why its Message Must be Understood

freda_war_and_peaceBy Matt Agorist

Hollywood actor, Donald Sutherland, just dropped a bombshell on the military industrial complex. Sutherland, who plays President Coriolanus Snow in the blockbuster movie series Hunger Gameswas recently asked what the movie was really about – he held no punches in his answer.

If there’s any question as to what it’s an allegory for I will tell you.

It is the powers that be in the United States of America.

It’s profiteers.

War is for profit. It’s not “to save the world for democracy” or “for king and country.”

No, bulls**t.

It’s for the profit of the top 10%, and the young people who see this film must recognize that for the future ‘blind faith in their leaders,’ as Bruce Springsteen said, “will get you dead.”

Those who are awake to the war machine, and have watched the movies or read the books, have undoubtedly seen the underlying anti-establishment theme within. However, those who do not notice it should heed Sutherland’s words.

It is no question that war is for the profit of very few people. In fact, as the famous, two-time Medal of Honor recipient, Major General Smedley Butler of the USMC said,

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.

How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

Sutherland does get one thing wrong, however, and that is the percentage that he assigns to those who profit from war. It is nowhere near 10% as he states. Those who profit from war, as Smedley Butler points out above, are a tiny group of people. The ruling elite.

It’s the weapons manufacturers, the arms dealers, the inside politicians, and the State itself. Everyone else involved in war, including those who die for it, are merely pawns. They are cogs in the machine whose only purpose is to spread death and destruction.

Please share this article and video so that others, who may have missed the point of this movie series, may see its true purpose – calling out the elite for the criminals that they are.

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21 Comments on "Donald Sutherland Explains the Real Meaning of Hunger Games and Why its Message Must be Understood"

  1. True, Hunger Games is an apt allegory. Sutherland was in the old classic Invasion of The Body Snatchers, sometimes that one fits too. One of the best recent movies as an allegory candidate is Snowpiercer.

    Note to Sutherland: Conflicts are primarily engineered to control and mold societies. The profit motive is a left establishment limited hangout, whether the issue is war or vaccinations.

  2. The movies are still controlled opposition. That can be seen due to where they originate. They come to us from Hollywood.

    If nothing else Hollywood serves as a mouthpiece for TPB. New York based entertainment does as well. The government recently lifted restrictions on propaganda too.

    We can be lied to, defrauded all above board and legally now. This makes it difficult in discerning fact from fiction. It can be done, yet it grows tiresome to constantly need to filter.

    • Why hard ?
      It’s rather easy.
      Just reject what comes from The State (our enemy) and it’s minions.

      • Well, yes, that’s true I suppose. Then, you have to discern in alternate media as well. Agent provocateurs do exist.

      • This queasy factoid is the reason why our founding fathers gave us a Constitution. We have failed to protect it from the wolves and now they are shredding it. Barry Obama is just the latest figurehead to help finish the job. Take back power to the states and put Washington on a diet. Term limits, etc. Quit whining and looking to the federal govt to help you cope with your life. This is why they own you.

        • I quit paying federal taxes. When I spoke to the folks at the IRS about deducting the portion of my taxes used to commit war crimes and the portion being taken from the very mouths of our hungry and homeless children to be given to other countries I was told it is “either all or nothing, (we) don’t get to choose”. So I said, very good, nothing it will be. I’m not filing any more W2’s giving “consent” to take money from my hard work. I’m not afraid of the IRS or any government agency. (Did you all know that the IRS also collects taxes for Canada and Australia? Yes, because it is a private company, not a part of our government.) It all “works” off of our consent. I for one do not consent to giving up my right to be secure in my papers–without which the IRS can not sustain a claim against me. We simply have to chose whether we are one of the posterity of the People of the United States with all our sovereign rights or a citizen with mere privileges that are increasingly costly.

        • Are you delusional enough to believe that our “founding fathers” were any less the greedy, power hungry, money grubbing leeches that run the governments today? Surely you didn’t buy those sugar coated history lessons we were fed in school.

        • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon | November 30, 2015 at 7:30 am |

          I am going to comment only on term limits, which I oppose. Term limits give power to un elected unaccountable beurocrats who stay in power regardless of elective position changes. It does not allow to develop expertise and give insecurity to politicians who surrender to corporations for their next job, It is the agenda of corporate America since the 90 and a disgrace for all of us. Giving full powers to the states will make US superfluos.

  3. “…..Everyone else involved in war, including those who die for it, are merely pawns. They are cogs in the machine whose only purpose is to spread death and destruction…..”

    NO !

    As the famous Sun Tzu said :
    “If a man knows himself and knows his opponent, he need not fear a hundred battles. If he knows himself but not his opponent, for every victory he will suffer a defeat. If he knows neither himself nor his opponent, he will suffer defeat in every battle.”

    War is a LESSON to be learned by the people !
    Not learning this lesson “will get you (or your children) dead” !

  4. No conversation about The Hunger Games should omit the most curious coincidence that a book written about the killing of children in order to traumatize and suppress the masses and amuse and empower the elites was written by a woman living in Sandy Hook CT, a Catholic whose children likely went to St. Rose of Lima, the same school as Lanza,

  5. Just like a liberal – America is the root of all evil – no other country is guilty of these crimes. We should all die, now, in order to atone for the sins of an evil few that no one on this post has ever met, or even knows their names.

    • He did not say any of that. That is what you are reading into his statements. He said the movie is about the American war machine and it’s war for profit. No other countries were excluded and he does not make any type of statement calling for anyone to die. As far as the US war for profit machine goes, If the shoe fits……

    • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon | November 30, 2015 at 7:19 am |

      Zmartmoney your prejudices against the liberals blind you on the reality that the military complex is against all of us. General/President Dwight D, Enseinhower and Teddy Roosevelt (Republicans) were against it. The root of all evil is smart money made out our youths..

  6. in my 65 tears of age and at least 45 + years of paying taxes – the hunger games reflect exactly what the beast in the east is all about – death, destruction and oppression.
    government is the worst investment I have ever been swindled out of. hmm wonder where I could get a refund.
    keep sending those hard earned tax labor dollars – you know they will keep the killing fields wet w/ blood (of course not their own chicken shit selves).

  7. Good for him. I always liked him! Truthtellers are my kind of people.

  8. That’s an excellent point. There doesn’t seem to be ANY limit, even to the point of self-loathing and complete denial of obvious personal threats to survival. There’s also the Stockholm syndrome aspect.

  9. Nothing comes out of Hollywood that isn’t vetted by the CIA.

  10. I can still clearly remember the day when I was 14 years old, out irrigating our alfalfa (farm labor gives you a lot of time to think) when I wondered about the vast manufacturing effort needed to supply the weapons of war. In my heart I just KNEW how wrong it would be for the corporations making those weapons to profit from it while their country was at war and young men were laying down their lives while using those weapons. So I thought that the weapons manufacturing corporations MUST do it for the good of their country, at cost, with no profit.

    Ah, the innocent ignorance of youth.

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