September 25, 2014
You might think the “Hunger Games” universe is pure fiction, but, as they say, art imitates life and the parallels between the story of The Hunger Games and the US today are not only becoming very noticable but backed up by fact… not least of which is the amount of people in the US on food stamps… in other words, there are about 50 million hungry people out there in the Districts.
But it goes much further than that.
If you’re familiar with that universe, thought up by Suzanne Collins for her The Hunger Games book series, you might remember “The Capitol” or “Panem” as it is called.
The Capitol is the seat of a brutal, totalitarian government. In the movie the seat of the government is in the western Rocky Mountains of what was once the United States and Canada (perhaps an eery preview to the countless bizarre real-life stories surrounding the Denver International Airport and its massive excavation project said to be an underground bunker for the elites and the bizarre satanic/illuminati artwork in the airport such as below).
In the film, The Capitol is surrounded by twelve districts – its kingdom, so to speak. The Capitol is home to the dictator and several of the film’s main characters. It is generally regarded as where the rich and elite live. Far removed from the suffering and oppression of the twelve Districts, The Capitol is awash in fashion, parties, depravity and entertainment, including the Hunger Games themselves.
The Capitol’s citizens are depicted as clueless of the suffering in the Districts or unconcerned by it. The Capitol, very different than the Districts in its style, culture and even accent. Many of the people have been given names of ancient Greo-Roman derivation, and the city is decorated by a modernized version of Roman architecture.
The Hunger Games themselves are a cause for celebration among those in the Capitol, since they cannot be chosen for the Games and serves as a sort of NFL of today, but with less rape and wife beating. The Hunger Games are a punishment for the Districts attempted rebellion. Citizens gamble on the tributes and sponsor their favorites in the arena, providing water, food, weapons, and other provisions, despite that in all likelihood they will die terrible, brutal deaths.
I wish I could say this is not anything at all like our current reality. But, unfortunately, this is not the case. When I think about Washington DC, increasingly, I see The Capitol depicted in the Hunger Games. As the chart below illustrates, DC leads the way in the US for federal public corruption convictions.
The inhabitants of DC are getting richer than those in the 50 Districts (formerly known as “states”). In recent years this has increased to a dramatic degree… becoming painfully obvious especially when you consider that DC, unlike San Francisco (and its Silicon Valley) has almost no natural, wealth building industry.
It should be noted that Washington, in the District of Criminals, rarely exceeded other areas of the country in terms of Median Household Income until just after the epoch moment that occurred in 2001, centralizing more power to Washington. And then the gains were much more dramatic since the financial crisis of 2008 which gifted the banks even more freshly printed Federal Reserve Notes (they call them dollars in most of the districts) and centralized even more power to DC.
It Happens in Every Empire and Every Country
Truthfully, however, The Hunger Games could be a metaphor for the “capital city” of any country or empire. In nearly every country on Earth the most wealthy people usually gravitate around the center, or seat, of power.
Government is pure satanism and, like in the Lord of the Rings, the ring of power allures all and destroys all that is good. Those that lust for its power always gravitate to its core… usually making the capital city of nearly every country one of the worst places in the country… at least in terms of the vibe.
No one goes to amazing places in Mexico like Acapulco (or as I call it and will be hosting an event here called Anarchapulco), or Playa del Carmen, and says they’d much prefer living in Mexico City (located in Districto Federal, of course). The same goes for almost every capital city in the world.
But, because they are the seats of power and are constantly producing nothing and taking the wealth of the rest of the nation by force, businesses also gravitate there… and then people, looking to get some of the scraps from the power structure. It tends to become a seedy, soulless place over time and Washington DC exemplifies this in many ways.
It is all a function of having a thieving, criminal, corrupt and dangerous center for the most illicit and criminal of trades… taxes, regulation and, of course, central banks.
There is always hope, however, for goodness and decency to pervade. Just like in The Hunger Games, all it took was for one girl who was particularly good with a long bow to stand up and fight it to, potentially, bring it all down.
You too, can make a difference, and begin to extract yourself from this heinous system of government and central banks. Follow us here at TDV as we discuss many different ways to do so, including buying and internationalizing precious metals (of which there hasn’t been a better time in years), bitcoin, internationalizing your assets, becoming a citizen of a less oppressive regime with lower extortion (tax) rates and more.
The heroes of today’s real life Hunger Games, are those who want to break away from the system… the plebes from the Districts outside of The Capitol, who don’t want to continue to be oppressed.
Those in The Capitol hate us and despise us, as do even the plebes in the poverty stricken districts, for they are told that those of us removing ourself from the system are hurting not only The Capitol, but those barely surviving in the system itself.
It’s an age-old plight, from those defecting from the Soviet Union, to the fictional accounts of Galt’s Gulch in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to today, where the amount of businesses and people trying to defect from the US are reaching epic proportions.
And its only going to get worse, much worse, from here as the world has nearly totally shunned its power source now, the US dollar. In that sense, the games have just begun. Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.