The Hunger Games, Its Real Meaning and Why the Message Must be Understood


By The Mind

“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.’”

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 Games, was 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.”

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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.

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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. More like the .0001 %.

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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  1.' Licia Foye says:

    Have faith in yourselves and keep your eyes wide open.

  2.' Chica Antoine Morgan says:

    except that this book/movie was a total ripoff of the Japanese book “Battle Royal”.

    • clnKimberlay says:

      That may be true, but it doesn’t matter in terms of the message needing to get out. I didn’t read “Battle Royal”, Who wrote it, when? and what was the essential plot? Did it take place “in Japan” or in the United States or where?

  3.' Adam Sandnes says:

    Just came from movie. Largely disappointed in the finale. An important lesson is that very few things are black and white. “Understanding is a three edged sword. Your side their side and the truth.”

  4.' Laetitia De Nys says:

    not interested in the movie but great that D. Sutherland dares to speak out

  5.' Carol Collins-Miles says:

    You are 100% correct! Thanks Donald!!

  6.' Bob Wert says:

    An allegory also of an all to powerful government who feels they know what’s best for the populist.

    Matter of perspective I suppose. You see an industrialized military complex, I see an overbearing government hell bent on controlling most aspects of the population’s lives.

    Either way, government must be limited in power, scope and “control.”

    Vote smart America.

  7.' Stephanie Duffy says:

    Vote like there is no tomorrow because there won’t be if u dont

    •' Jeffrey Jorgensen says:

      Very true

    •' Audi Dante says:


    •' Laney Anderson-Wiegand says:

      Your vote is a scam. None of the candidates is what this world needs… the message is being missed… our leaders are the problem. Look up Rothschild and see who owns the world…and the government. Nothing will change until that is understood and changed.

      • clnKimberlay says:

        And what we choose to do and be is what will change it. It starts with each one of us making tough decisions and NOT caving in because it’s easy. Wake up and take responsibility for taking charge.

  8.' Ryan Souther says:

    Voting does nothing. It’s more like a poll. That can be manipulated. The powers that be just want to see people’s opinions. They want you to think voting makes a difference

    •' Gary Glaser says:

      They have you right where they want you Ryan. All you HAVE is your vote and they’ve convinced you it’s worthless. You may as well roll over and die.

    •' Bob Wert says:

      Ryan, I don’t believe that, yet.

      We have two “outsiders” on opposite ends of the spectrum shaking things up right now.

      I believe people on both sides are fed up with the political status quo.

      • clnKimberlay says:

        And what we choose to do and be is what will change it. It starts with each one of us making tough decisions and NOT caving in because it’s easy. Wake up and take responsibility for taking charge.

    •' Ryan Souther says:

      In voting you consent that you need a leader and someone to tell you how to be. If all I have is my vote. Which is really illusion. Oh well. How do you know that? Tell all the voters in Florida which had their machines manipulated that your vote matters. Quite frankly, I decide and choose what I have. Not someone else. So. In reality, I have more than that. I’m sure the powers that be would like you to think that. Keep playing the game. No one convinced me it’s worthless, I found that out on my own. Roll over and die or vote? Lol. Yeah that’s not brainwashing manipulation…

    •' Ryan Souther says:

      It’s already been decided, Bob Wert. I’ve seen all the proof I need. The controllers w money rig the system. How long is it going to take for people to realize the truth. This is a game to these people. Careful of beliefs, they contain a lie, and suspend critical constructive thinking which challenges your thoughts on objectivity.

    •' Tim Wells says:

      Gary,Democrats claim they are for the poor.Well for fifty years the poor have been voting democrat and guess what?They are still poor.It makes no difference in the overall picture who you vote for.The politician is just a realist.He understands the game and is willing to give up his soul for the limited power that the position will allow.Its been said a million times a million different ways…The common people have all the power.They choose to give it to the few who aren’t afraid,who aren’t afraid to get out of their comfort zone.As for the “people”.Give me a little freedom and a false sense of security and think for me.I in return will be your ever faithful servant.

      • clnKimberlay says:

        sad but true. And the propaganda starts with the little kids watching Sesame Street and going to kindergarten. The programming is intense. To change that we have to be willing to NOT be entertained by the “box” and the “games”. IT means we have to stop having stuff done FOR us and do it for ourselves. Laziness is a national pastime.

  9.' Samantha Mason says:

    Ciaran Wheatley Brook Wheatley

  10.' Beverly Hudson says:

    I hardly think that old liberal druggy is risking his career. Talk about profiteer….hypocrite!

    •' Laney Anderson-Wiegand says:

      Making money to live is hardly the same as the 1% who destroy our lives for profit. He is at least spreading the word on what is coming, since so many like to deny the reality of this world. I think it’s a good thing, at least he isn’t following the rich to blind the world…

  11.' Tina Bachstätter says:

    Madelene BachstätterMattias Bachstätter vad tror ni?

  12.' Lyn Moltzen Intuitive Healing says:

    Cath Mo I wonder what you think.

  13.' Martin Clark says:

    Rosie Hughes

  14.' Audrey Anne Gotts says:

    I Have Not Seen Any…Sure D. Sutherland Is Great

  15.' William Fread says:

    There have been war ‘profiteers’ as long as there have been wars.

  16.' Lela Lewallyn Love says:

    I am going to see Mocking Jay 2 tonight

  17.' Matt Baty says:

    Dylan Blackley

  18.' Danielle Skodak says:

    If our young people didn’t already understand this ..we’re in more trouble than I thought

  19.' Maria Lynne says:

    New World Order conditioning.

    •' Deb Smith says:

      it’s actually Old World Order conditioning- to get people away from New World Order which is the same as New Testament in the Bible.

    •' Maria Lynne says:

      The New World or One World Order Im speaking of is one of the pursuit of global occupation and depopulation etc.

  20.' Elizabeth Srour-Kanj says:

    Dima El Chami Rawad Kanj

  21.' Simon Griffiths says:

    Its shows the hole control system. Capaital being elite few, people living in fear for fear controls the masses, hunger games(war) is there fear mongering which takes kids as this scares the perants and then kids also have more automatic intelligence that if they see one of them having that special ability in the game (school) and able to see the truth behind the capitals lies(katness) they can control and eliminate before the kid tells what they know to everyone, bringing panam(elite) down by creating free radicals!! So in all its a reenactment of the controled world!! Just a lil more exaggerated. Conditioning to see the reality that lies behind all fear!!

  22.' John Hillas says:

    Nikki Gelling

  23.' Linds Salvati says:

    Miranda Murphy

  24.' Jeannie Tilfas says:

    Yeah more like top 1%
    As usual, the books were vastly better…movies don’t compare

  25.' Mat Nott says:

    Doesn’t mean anything they’re just bad remakes of Battle Royale. Stupid hunger games. They suck.

  26.' Sheena May says:

    Deena Hunn

  27.' Sheena May says:

    Let’s watch the entire sequel Deena Hunn ??

  28.' Joanne Benzenhafer says:

    Let’s not forget President and Five Star General Dwight D. Eisenhower warned about the military/industrial complex back in the 50’s. Money wins every time.

  29.' Barbara Cooper says:

    Does it really matter

  30.' William Whitaker says:

    I once met a Korean businessman who owned an armaments factory and a company that made and sold hospital supplies. Money at both ends.

  31.' Stan Eddison says:

    Hunger games = austerity

  32.' Chris Mellor says:

    Yes, your vote is important, do not waste it. Vote with your head, do your research, above all, don’t fail to vote and then complain about the government.

  33.' Zoë Usagi Disastrous says:


  34.' Josh Carusi says:

    Ray Mund

  35.' Tina Gonzales-Kaczmarzewski says:

    It’s amazing he’s risking his career to tell the truth. Crazy how lies need to be kept way below the surface that people risk their careers.

  36.' Tahra O'Regan says:

    Shama Soltys xx

  37.' Louise Marais says:

    Emily Marais why it makes me emotional

  38.' Elizabeth Ann Toulson-clarke says:

    must watch it. is it a film or tv series? I don’t watch the toxic box but guess its on youtube

  39.' Tracy Rowe says:

    I highly doubt Donald Sutherland is risking his career.

  40.' Dado Diego Greg says:

    Elli Wolf

  41.' Jason James Bickford says:

    Gatekeeping red herring

  42.' Georgia Fox says:

    I remember my mom and dad talking about how wars make a profit way back in the 60’s when I was young. We were middle class and had everything we needed but as the years went by look what the “greed factor” of war has done to most of the middle class in this country. The few rich and powerful have left us behind

  43.' Garcia John Matthew says:

    K Pruett Grant

  44.' Thomas Chenhall says:

    You mean to tell us the entire war is a game in which the US profits only by arming both sides and allowing volunteers to pick a side?

  45.' Danielle Merrett says:


  46.' Christopher Witehira says:

    The girls sweaty boxing smells

  47.' Kristen Richardson says:

    I don’t see this as risking his career. It is a well-known concern of many, many people.

  48.' Randy McVean says:

    JFK refused to involve the US in Vietnam AND called for revoking the charter of the Federal Reserve. He was murdered in order to clear the way for the cabal…

  49.' Allan Brophy says:

    The vast majority know the reality, they also believe that their insignificant existence haa no power to change that reality, yes they can tick a box in a token gesture that hints at democracy but they understand that it only changes the nodding dogs that oversee the rules of the elite mans game… the cream that the working classes are forbidden is also the threat that keeps the middle classes oppressed… keep towing the line, or you can join the rabble at the bottom…. beware the growth of the educated minority

  50.' Patricia Marquis says:

    He’s not risking his career I’m sure. I’ve read the books and seen all but the last movie. With everything going on here in America, and no changes, we are moving toward this scenario. We are hopefully in a position to start the change and educate the younger generation to be less trusting of the political machine. If we can get the right people in Congress and if we can keep our children and grandchildren out of the military then what will the war mongers do? We have to keep trying to make the changes.

    • clnKimberlay says:

      There is no “try”.There is only “do” or “do not”.

    •' KaosHarbinger says:

      I think the biggest reason that we have yet to really see things improving is because the older generations still support most of what out government does. Most of the politicians in our government are older and think they know whats best for everyone else. So they don’t want change and so things stay he same. However, I think that the numbers of people who are not happy with the way things are is steadily growing. For example, the best sign I see of times changing is what has been happening with the legalization of Marijuana. 40 years ago, about 25% of the population supported the legalization of Marijuana. That number is now over 50%. Just shows that change is coming, its just takes time.

  51.' Lynn King says:

    Sarah King

  52.' Adam Sandnes says:

    I’m sorry so many see voting as hopeless. Come to terms with the facts that we can change. We are all just prisoners on this rock. Why not make the best prison possible. Laney Anderson-Wiegand

  53.' Brenda Stahl says:

    I was told – while it was going on – that Just Cause, the Panama invasion was just for that. I was working as a civilian 4 the military. Noriega’s men had him, but the msg was “they (the US) didn’t want casualities… w/civilians & US military. So what do they do? Turn around & have a full-fledged out war not long afterward. This evil done to both Panamanians & US soldiers is way too sad. Someone, one dayyyy, will get what they deserve for ALL the pain caused. Just Cause? Just Cause of the $$$$$.

  54.' Jen Yalung says:

    Fcda Aguila, Kyla Aguila, Itzie Dayrit Aguila, Fatima Dayrit-Aguila

  55.' Rich Beal says:

    I’ve seen people wake up after seeing this movie. One such person is close to me.

  56.' Ashli Rhea Ecton says:

    Jessica Joitescu just interesting, thought I’d share.

  57.' Becca Nielsen says:

    1.9 Trillion $$$$$ business

  58.' Markus Burgstaller says:

    Ali Burgstaller

  59.' D.m. Pool says:

    The author of the books said pretty much the same thing herself a few years ago… That is why she wrote the books.

  60.' Melanie Scott Keenan says:


  61.' Cash McGregor says:

    Haven’t read it but.. Aaron J Imholte Jack Schultenover Jacob Jones Ryan Fleming Nate Yordy

  62.' Mahadesh Muthu says:

    War is a racket.

  63.' Angela Fowler says:

    It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to figure it out.
    The fall of the Roman Empire all wrapped up into a different storyline, keeping the masses distracted with banal triviality and entertainment while dirty dealing on the side.
    Sound familiar?
    “panem et circenses. Latin, literally “bread and circuses,” supposedly coined by Juvenal and describing the cynical formula of the Roman emperors for keeping the masses content with ample food and entertainment.”

    • clnKimberlay says:

      Yes. what is the bread? food stamps. What are the circuses? football, basketball, wrestling, boxing, sport,the olympics, TV, movies, Academy Awards, etc.

      More people need to turn it ALL off and read, get out there and experience, look around instead of looking at their cell phones. Just do that for a week or two. REALLY do it.

  64.' Scott Shearer says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHno, it’s just a horrible series of movies/books written by an idiot.

  65.' Bristi Chakraborty says:

    Thank you for posting this… Feels terrible… Really terrified…

  66.' Justin Laurie says:

    Lisa Jett

  67.' J J Happytana Japitana says:

    Caitlyn McGinnis

  68.' Kim Gotty says:

    I couldn’t help think this irony whist watching movie?

  69.' Ethan Stirling says:

    Kristy Taylor

  70.' Zachary Campbell says:

    You have to be pretty dense to not get that

    •' David Michael says:

      It’s just stressing the fact more…since it was the beginning of the first movie some people may have forgotten about it that’s all…not obly that he’s relating it to the real world not hunger games world

    •' Zachary Campbell says:

      Yea it’s a pretty obvious comparison. Not subtle at all.

  71.' Zachary Campbell says:

    I mean seriously it’s like the entire dialogue between Harrelson and Lawrence when she first goes to the Capitol in the hunger games

  72.' Tony Tromp says:

    jewnitedstates shit can’t touch it!

  73.' Dave Chapple says:

    Pink Floyd summed it up very well in the album The Wall. I would suggest a listen.

  74.' Stuart Zuckerman says:

    Bullseye ?

  75.' Cassandra Kreitz Narvaez says:

    Jordy Reijners

  76.' Kimberly Hiltzman Flanagan says:

    I figured this out the first time I saw first movie !

  77.' Alex Landry says:

    Jennifer Bennett

  78.' Louisla4 says:

    “Always with the negative ways, Moriarity”
    Donald Sutherland as Oddball in “Kelly’s Heroes”

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