Posts Tagged ‘Hunger Games’

Jennifer Lawrence’s response to PETA

Posted by Troy on 11th April 2012 in Current Events

Kudos for Jennifer Lawrence for not caving to the general pressure that exists in this world to never offend anybody at anytime.  When asked about her skinning a squirrel in the Hunger Games, she replied, “Screw PETA.”  They, of course, are quite annoyed by her statement.  The fact of the matter is that PETA is incredibly self-righteous.  They claim that people should not eat animals.  This rests upon the assumption that humans think that it is okay to eat animals because they are less valuable than humans.  It is rare that you find someone who advocates humans should eat other humans.  This is because we view other humans as valuable.  However, PETA believes that animals have an equal right to life as humans.  However, what they don’t realize is that they are being hypocritical.  They are assuming that it is okay for them to eat fruit and vegetables because they believe that animal life is superior to plant life.  Plants are just as alive as animals.  In fact, I don’t believe there is any substance that humans can live on that was not alive at some point.  If PETA were to respond that you can eat the fruit or seeds of a plant without killing the plant, I would respond, “How is that any different than eating eggs or drinking milk?”  Fruit and seeds represent the embryos of plants.  Eating them is eating the potential for life, same as eating eggs.  Life is murder.  Carnivores eat other animals.  Vegetarians eat living plants.  Even plants seek to choke out their competitors.  That being said, there is no reason to ever be unnecessarily cruel to an animal.  When an animal is slaughtered, it should be quickly killed.

Long Live Steak!  Long Live Bacon!  oh…and The Constitution!

Hunger Games

Posted by Troy on 30th March 2012 in Entertainment

Finally, a movie that lived up to its hype.

Unlike the other book series, which will remain nameless, this series appears to actually have very good plot and character development.  While there there a couple of “Say what?” moments in the movie (the biggest one being why anyone would form an alliance in a last man standing competition…particularly with the strongest guy on the field), it was a very well crafted story.

I don’t believe there is a cohesive political statement.  I would argue that it is merely a commentary of how human nature can degenerate to its baser instincts.  There is also some social commentary much in the way of the Time Machine by H.G. Wells, which was a populous book about the rich living off the poor until the poor (Morlocks) rise up and eat the rich.  Likewise, the rich in the capital city take great delight in watching the children of the poor battle to the death for their amusement.

Cliche message aside, Hunger Games is an excellent story and very entertaining.

The only question I have is…do we really need bio-engineered killer wasps?