The Odds Are Never In Our Favor

By: Dave Hodges, TLB Contributor

hunger games-the odds are never in our favor

I just watched the hottest movie in the country, which is the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. The movie is based upon the second in the trilogy of books authored by Suzanne Collins and the movie takes up where its predecessor left off.

The punishment of the common citizens from the mythical country of Panem continues in retaliation for the previous rebellion of the 12 districts against the Capitol City government. As a result, the Hunger Games were created in which one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18, from each district, are selected through an annual lottery to participate in the games. This is an event in which the participants (i.e. so-called “tributes”) must fight to the death, until only one remains alive. The previously failed rebellion against the tyrannical elite, occurred some 75 years earlier.

The Hopelessness of Agenda 21

Both movies, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, do a marvelous job of introducing the sheeple in the movie-going audience to the absolute misery and tyranny which lies behind living in an Agenda 21 society. For example, there are 12 districts, in which the inhabitants live in absolute poverty and despair. Meanwhile, the elite live the life of luxury with none of the restrictions imposed on the citizens of the 12 forlorn districts. True to the nature of Agenda 21, the common people live in a squalor, while the elite bask in luxury, courtesy of the withheld technology that only the privileged has access to.

Welcome to the squalor of Agenda 21

Welcome to the squalor of Agenda 21

The portrayal of the government’s control of all food is reminiscent of what the Obama administration has done to the raw milk producers in this nation with their swat team raids on such producers of raw milk as Rawsome Foods. Interestingly, the sale of raw milk of the California based Rawsome Foods is legal, but don’t try telling that to the Federal government. In the movie, the tyrannical President Snow raids and destroys all the non-governmental food and alcohol entities in continual raids against the people. Agenda 21 advocates for the control of all food by governmental entities.

President Snow swat teams Panem one district at a time.

Panem’s President Snow raided all of the non-governmental food and alcohol producers, who were operating outside the control of the government.

President Obama is swat-teaming America one food producer at a time.

President Obama is swat-teaming America one food producer at a time.

The United Nations Agenda 21 theme is on further display as the viewer quickly learns that the mythical nation of Panem is organized into 12 districts which is an ubiquitous parallel reference to the United Nations decree passed, in 1972, which demanded that the United States must reorganize into 10 super regions. Immediately, President Richard Nixon issued Executive Order # 11647 on February 14, 1972, which fulfilled the U.N. order as 10 distinct regions were created and, today, await activation in which all local governmental control will be rendered obsolete.

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America’s 10 United Nations Regions

A map of Panem's 12 Districts. Note that Capitol City is located in Colorado, precisely where the Federal government is moving much of its operations.

A map of Panem’s 12 Districts. Note that the elite inhabited Capitol City is located in Colorado, precisely where the Federal government is moving much of its operations.

The "Wildlands" biodiversity boundary surrounding District 12.

The “Wildlands” biodiversity boundary fence surrounding District 12.

The odds for being selected to participate in the games comes down to luck and the most important factor would be the amount of food rations that a family draws from the government. It is interesting to note that the vast wilderness areas surrounding the 12 districts are filled with plentiful game to hunt and eat. However, the government expressly forbids venturing into the pristine wilderness (i.e. Wildlands and biodiversity areas) to hunt because the central government wants to utilize food as an Agenda 21 population control instrument as well as a means to subjugate the masses through the complete management of this resource.

The United Nations biodiversity "Wildlands" map of the futuristic United States.

The United Nations biodiversity “Wildlands” map of the futuristic United States.

Before the tributes are selected, Effie Trinket utters the catch phrase of the movie "May the odds be ever in your favor".

Before the tributes are selected, Effie Trinket utters the catch phrase of the movie “May the odds be ever in your favor”.

There is a strong mitigating factor which influences the judicious acquisition of food. In the first movie, we learned that the more food rations a family obtains from the government, the more precarious the situation could become for each family. The more times the family’s teenage children are entered into the lottery, the more it increases their teenagers chances for induction into the lethal Hunger Games.

The psychological effectiveness of the phrase, “May the odds be ever in your favor”, is stunningly effective. President Snow’s regime seeks to remove hope from the personal landscape of Panem’s 12 districts. Psychologically, the goal is to condition the people that what happens to them is a matter of luck, both good and bad. This strengthens the hold that the government has over the people by removing the psychological connection between free will and possessing an internal locus of control in which one’s decisions can make a difference.

Travel between the districts and Capitol City is accomplished through the use of a bullet train as it rushes at speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour while it speeds through the vast empty spaces of Panem’s Agenda 21 “wildlands”. Interestingly, this bullet train is precisely what the Obama administration has proposed as an Agenda 21 adapted transportation entity which will be used to connect various cities in an attempt to eliminate the use of cars. And in the movie’s 12 districts, there are no cars. The elite and Panem’s version of the Department of Homeland Security have motorized vehicles, but not the people. The implied use of smart meters is also in play in the two movies as each house is very dimly lit. However, each house contains the omnipresent hi-tech propaganda tool that we call television which broadcasts the never-ending propaganda of the Capitol City government. And, of course, there is no private ownership of guns. The Agenda 21 portrayals are frighteningly accurate and ubiquitous throughout the movie.

The Goal of the Triology

The truth be known, the odds, as they say, are never in our favor. Although the two movies do present a message of minimal hope, the pervasive message is that the state is all-powerful and resistance is futile. The people of Panem are condemned to a hellish nightmare as they are fully engulfed by Agenda 21 policies. Hope is all but absent among the people. However, there is a seething undercurrent of anger towards the government throughout the movie and it parallels the current 9% approval rating of Congress as well as Obama’s plummeting approval figures. Throughout Catching Fire, there was a glimmer of hope that revolution is in the future of the 12 beleaguered districts.

If you are one of the people who believes that the elite would never speak to us through the movies or television, then you will want to stop reading at this point and trust me when I tell you that the sequel is well worth seeing as it is much better than the original Hunger Games.

President Snow played by Donald Sutherland.

President Snow played by Donald Sutherland.

In an interview conducted by Screen Rant with Donald Sutherland, who brilliantly plays the evil President Snow, Sutherland’s answers are very telling. Below, I have listed excerpts from two different interviews Sutherland has given to the media. If I did not know better, I would think that he is talking out of both sides of his mouth.

Question: Is the movie’s message open to interpretation depending on your point of view? Could someone from the Tea Party sit down and look at this and think of President Snow as, say, President Obama?

“No chance — Oh, I see what you’re saying. Well, the Tea Party doesn’t look at Barack Obama as a dictator; they look at Barack Obama as a black man in the White House. That’s what they look at. That’s what generates their hatred, you know. They’re saying “dictator” only because they can’t say what they really think. But it’s so hard for me because I can’t get myself into that mindset. You know, Ted Cruz is a smart fellow. Joe McCarthy, Senator McCarthy was a smart fellow. They almost look alike. But I don’t understand why people would go into government unless it’s for profit or for money, if they’re not interested in actually participating in a government that helps people”.

Sounds like Sutherland is a defender of the establishment and its puppet, President Obama. Yet in another interview, Donald Sutherland says he wants to stir a revolt. “A real revolt. A youth-led uprising against injustice that will overturn the US as we know it and usher in a kinder, better way.” Sutherland goes on to say that, “I hope that they will take action because it’s getting drastic in this country.” Drone strikes. Corporate tax dodging. Racism. The Keystone oil pipeline. Denying food stamps to “starving Americans”. It’s all going to pot. It’s not right. It’s not right.” Which is it Donald? Is Obama a good guy, or will he provide the impetus for revolution? Sounds like Donald is nudging the country towards rebelling against the establishment.


Can anybody truthfully identify one thing that Obama has done to better the life of the middle class? Through the incompetent implementation of the wildly unpopular Obamacare, our current president has stuck a giant stick in the eye of the American people. He is unmoved and uncaring about the millions of people that his unpopular policies are negatively impacting. I have said it before, that it appears that Obama is trying to provoke a citizen uprising through his incessant agitation as manifested by his continual attacks upon the Constitution and our middle class way of life. Catching Fire, coupled with Sutherland’s, dichotomy of comments, seems to working towards the same end.

NBC's hit TV show, Revolution.

NBC’s hit TV show, Revolution.

Is there a revolution in our future? Certainly the hit TV show, Revolution, speaks to the encouragement of getting people riled up against the United States government, as in the show, the government is portrayed as being the evil enemy of the people.

What would it take for the American people to rise up in unison as it appears that it is what we are being encouraged to do by the media? Would it be wise to do so? Could a revolution succeed, or is this just a setup to smash all resistance to the coming New World Order? These will be the topics of a future article.

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