Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hungry for Change

I’m burning through the Suzanne Collins novel The Hunger Games, trying to beat the movie’s debut on Friday. I’ve been shunning the deluge of advance publicity and movie reviews (most of them raves) to avoid plot spoilers. But I couldn’t resist reading this piece in, which views the book’s theme through political eyes and slams the big-government path we are on as our road to Panem.

I don’t know about you, but I can certainly imagine our current president demanding human “tributes.” To a large degree, he already has.

Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary last night. He’s up to 560 delegates, almost half of the required 1,144 needed for nomination. To quote from The Hunger Games, “may the odds be ever in his favor.”