Sunshine wrote:Ya to me District 13 was a military dictatorship and they had to be in order to get have the second rebellion succeed.
Cathy904 wrote:Gosh. I think there's a serious political message to the books, that no form of government should be completely trusted. Wasn't that the lesson about Coin?
Likewise, our own political systems have been jumbled up in the last part of the 20th century and the first part of the 21st century. Communism has embraced some tenents of capitalism, and democracy has embraced some tenants of socialsim.
District 13 is pretty socialist to me.
Capitol City is great for it's 1%-ers, but Panam works for all the pleasures enjoyed in the Capitol, and invitations are rarely given out, even to goverment officials, to visit. It's a life of luxury in the Capitol City, and poverty or near poverty everywhere else.
I'm not sure what kind of government that is.
Conner wrote:Fascism I would call it. 1% prospers - I guess would could be nice and say 2%. The rest of the Capitol thinks they have it good but they are manipulated and controlled and left with empty lives which I guess is better then the districts which are basically enslaved. Too me 13 was basically a Soviet style Communism. So, the questions SC does not get to - the conversations she does start, the book that would have to be wrote by Peeta which follows is what government does Panem get in the end? I say Peeta because Katniss is not the building - she is the warrior and Peeta means stone/rock and Peter build the Roman Catholic Church (which SC is), he backs and designs and I figures builds. Anyway - so what follows??? That would probably be a boring book comparatively because building is always harder and takes longer and isn't full of the excitement of destruction. Still, I'd like to read it for two reasons 1) I'd like to see Panem get to a place with a truly good government and 2) I'd like to see Peeta and Katniss just live a nice quiet life. I don't think the ideal government would be communism per-say but I think it would be cooperative, people would work together and value one and other, much more then we do in America now.
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