October Baby and Hunger Games….what our movies tell us about the American people

The top movies in the box office currently are Hunger Games and October Baby. There’s  a lot of things that could be said about them, but I think its interesting that two thought provoking movies should be at the top of the charts, momentarily.

I think that Hunger Games is on top because people are afraid that the Republic is going to collapse. Just like in the seventies, when similar movies were popular. We see our freedoms dissolving, we see corruption in our leadership, we see disunity and complete contempt for our Constitution and the Bible. We know that unless God relents, unless the people repent, the good times of the past are finished. Perhaps never to return. In the seventies we saw Logan’s Run, Planet of the Apes, Omega Man, , Silent Running,Soylent Green. All of these films spoke to the despair we felt. Of coarse, we long for hope, and so movies full of hope tended to outsell and outlas the other. Hence, the success of Star Wars and Star Trek. (Yeah, I know….Star Trek was more about the sixties and eighties….but you get the point!)

I grew up in the seventies. I remember the bleakness and negativity of the times. It had quite an impact on me. To this day, I find it hard to be very positive. I want to be optimistic, but it is hard to be. These times remind me of those times.

Soylent Green Trailer

Soylent Green is people!

So, of coarse, in those times, I thought that I would be a Charlton Heston hero. I thought that if such dark times came, I would be the great hero that would change the world and cause the Great Awakening that would stop the evil and bring love and peace to the world. As I got older, I at least thought that I would fight the Great Darkness if ever such times came, and be no part of the disgusting corruption of our times.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/9596-pepsi-getting-heat-for-use-of-aborted-fetal-cells-in-flavor-research

So, of coarse, now I segue into the second movie, October Baby. Since we are now a nation that has no problem drinking and eating fetal tissue, I think it strange that there are still enough people that value life enough to watch this movie. But there it is. Facts are stubborn things. I know that Neal Bortz feels that the abortion issue will destroy the Republican party.

Neal Boorz-GOP should stick to fiscal issues, abortion scares away fence-sitters

Now, I have very mixed feelings about this whole debacle. On one hand, I feel very strongly about the value of human life, and that we shouldn’t be playing God, and that abortion is a horrible, terrible thing. But then again….where in the Constitution does it say anything about abortion? I’ve looked….I can’t find it. The Constitution says nothing about abortion at all, and by the Tenth Amendment, that means that abortion is the realm of the private citizens or the states. On that hand, I seem to be agreeing with Neal Boortz.

But then, so many people do feel so strongly about the issue. And on both sides of the camp. And both sides raise up very excellent points.

So what are we to do, as a society?

One of the reasons I chose Ron Paul as my candidate of choice, is because he comes closest to the position I take. Abortion is morally wrong, but the Federal government should have no say about it whatsoever. It shouldn’t tell a women whether or not to get an abortion. The Federal government is not her conscious, is not her priest, is not her father, mother, or (Big) brother/sister. I get that Roe v. Wade, was austensibly a decision made to protect the women that were being forced to have unwanted pregnancies. I don’t trust our government, so I wonder if that is really what it was about, but I also realize how careful I have to be. The views I’ve expressed basically make everyone mad. The right wingers think its too weak of a position, and the feminist thinks I’m trying to tell her what to do.

Ron Paul on abortion and stem cell research

Lastly, one of the big themes of October Baby is forgiveness. The Christian church has been guilty of bashing women in the past. Now, it is much less guilty of that, but it has let the media run away with the whole issue. We know that part of the whole issue is that families were not strong enough to nurture women and teach them to be strong. So women did things in moments of weakness, and felt they couldn’t turn to their churches or families. So they turned to the federal government, and Big Brother was only too happy to provide a shoulder for women to cry on.

If we as a people are living the precepts of Christ, there will be no, or at least little, need for all of these laws and beaurocratical tangles.

Colossians 3:13-14: Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances yo9u may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Gaither Vocal Band-Please Forgive Me

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3 Responses to “ October Baby and Hunger Games….what our movies tell us about the American people”

  1. JEFF

    I came across an interesting video yesterday called what about money causes economic crisis? by peter schiff He does agreat job of explaining what is happening and what will happen.

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  3. Hotell Ko Samui

    hi! i’m at the job atm so i did not have time to check out all of your post, however i do enjoy the things i read and will read a little more on the blog when i get home.. Got a a bounch of stuff to complete here 🙂 do you have a profile at myspace? 🙂 Regards.

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