Thursday, April 28, 2016
Are You A True Hunger Games Fan?
We Americans will spend millions of dollars at the box office to watch a movie about a bow-wielding teenage girl fighting against an oppressive, tyrannical government, and yet we’re set to vote this November for one of two presidential candidates, both of whom reflect the same values as the oppressive, tyrannical government that the young girl fought against.
We Americans will cheer for the fight against tyranny in our entertainment, yet simultaneously vote for and support tyranny in our own government. That is the cognitive dissonance of the average American.