But let's start with the not-so-distant future,....
|(We will discuss the "mask" qualities of the poster in a caption below). What is done cleverly about the film is the title, The Purge. Usually associated with socialist/communist politics, "purging" refers to removing unwanted members from the ranks who have failed to maintain loyalty to the Party, as with the Chinese Communists' Shanghai massacre of 1927, Hitler's purging of his socialist party known as the Night of the Long Knives, the general socialist Soviet cultural murders known as the CPSU purges, the periodic purges conducted by the Czechoslovakia Communist Party, historical purges against Jews--especially those of the Holocaust--the continual Maoist purges in communist China and purges under communist leader Joseph Stalin's Great Purge of the late 1930s (we could say that Obama "purged" his cabinet at the end of his first election when he replaced so many of his top staff, such as Hillary Clinton). So, the "genius" of the anti-capitalist film is to take a term usually associated with socialism ("purge") and apply it instead to a "capitalist utopia," and show the audience how they themselves are guilty of purging their fellow man, not the socialists. An interpretation of capitalism in this vein is possible (but not realistic) on two different levels: first, for a socialist, any competition--upon which the market principles of capitalism are based--is like killing another person; when one business succeeds in outselling another business, it's not "business," it's actually murder (I know this is ridiculous, but this is the kind of case socialists are trying to make, and we also see this in The Hunger Games, with the "arena" where the Games take place being a metaphor for the free market and the killing of children by other children is their understanding of "competition"; please see The Hunger Games: Hitler & America's Anti-Socialism for more). The second level of interpretation is the idea of a company not doing well--such as the auto industry--and capitalists allowing the company to either re-organize, declare bankruptcy or go out of business rather than receive government assistance to "keep it afloat" when it can't make money; for capitalists, keeping an unhealthy business in business weakens the market and diverts government resources away from important programs, so to socialists, this is an act of purging and we saw this (in a successful capitalist scenario) in Evil Dead when Natalie becomes "infected" with the demon and she cuts her arm off with the electric knife to stop the infection (we see a similar act in World War Z, however, that's an anti-capitalist film and is not applicable here directly; for more on Evil Dead, please see Cutting Your Face With Glass: Evil Dead for more). The film makers have taken these two concepts in capitalism and blown them up to create the America we see in the film, but is this the case? Even interpreting capitalism in its most base terms, the upper-class requires the presence of a "working class" to run the factories, staff the offices, sell the goods, etc., so where on earth does the advantage come from in killing your work force? The second NOT DONE|
The Hunger Games: Hitler & America's Anti-Socialism for more). The Purge, then, can be seen as a political scenario reacting against the Obama Administration if capitalists (like Mitt Romney in the 2012 election) took political control back and created a capitalist utopia, "born anew" from the socialist regime instituted by Obama. But the film holds out hope for people afraid of this "radical capitalism,"...
|Edwin Hodge portrays the character of the film called the Bloody Stranger. There are at least two reasons why the Bloody Stranger is black: first, because The Purge wants all minorities to identify with this minority to realize that capitalism is bad for them (because, after all, socialists tell us, you are nothing except what the color of your skin is and what is or is not in between your legs): minorities are on the bottom of the social/economic ladder (the socialists want them to believe) and they are going to stay on the bottom or just die (a point directly argued by the film 42 about Jackie Robinson; please see Real Racism: 42 & Dimensions Of the American Dream for more). What did the Bloody Stranger do to get a group of masked, white purgers after him? Silly, don't you know? He's black! Of course white people are going to come and lynch him, because that's what capitalism was created for (socialists and the liberal media want us to believe, anyway) and the annual Purge was created to kill all the poor and minorities, because that is the natural, full expression of what capitalism is. Secondly, we are supposed to link in our minds this black man with the most prominent black man in the world right now, Barack Hussein Obama. Why would a group of purgers be after Obama? To impeach him; why? Because he's trying to do away with capitalism and "purges" like the one in the film. It has nothing to do with what Obama has or has not done in office, white people want to impeach Obama so they can lynch him. How else can we say he's like Obama? Well, there are really only two other things we know about him. First, he's "bloody," and Obama certainly has blood on his hands, from all the Americans he has willingly allowed to die in Fast and Furious/Benghazi, to those he has had killed oversees (so much so, that people in the Middle East and Ireland are calling him a war criminal who needs to be brought to trial for all the people he's killing; you haven't heard about it? I guess there is greater freedom of the press in other countries than here today. Obama is a man of blood not only because of the people he has killed, but those he is willing to kill, like myself, to enforce his socialist agenda, and the film embraces this aspect of his identity (please recall the three identities of socialism Star Trek Into Darkness explored, including Kahn's military presence; please see The Enemy Of My Enemy: Star Trek Into Darkness and the Socialist Trinity for more). Secondly, we see he has dog tags on, implying he has been in the military, which we know Obama hasn't been, but he is the Commander In Chief and uses the military to carry out his agenda, including against citizens of this country. So the military is only good if it's working for Obama, otherwise, it's bad because it promotes capitalism.|
By the way James Sandin dies.
An Acquired Taste For Acquiring Things: Jack the Giant Slayer and The Devil's Hour: The Conjuring & Demonic Possessions for more). None of the women in the film have any real power because socialists don't believe in "equal rights for women," they just believe in using women to get the additional votes they need and feminists are happy to do that. What about the lower-classes in the film?
31 million people on food stamps; today, it's 46.37 million, a 44% increase "since the president took office in 2009" according to CNBC. While capitalists deplore the increase in dependency upon the government, liberals see it as a positive thing, from the same article:
Liberal commentator Alan Colmes, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece Tuesday, cites the expansion as a key achievement of the Obama administration, as participants "only stay on it an average of nine months" and circulate $1.73 back into the economy for each food stamp dollar spent. (Emphasis added)
"Achievement" has never been measured that way before, not in America. What's really being lamented in The Purge is the voter base for Democrats, because people having a job and working are not going to want to pay higher taxes, which is the necessary platform for Democrats because all their agendas--even abortions--start with higher taxes. The Purge laments that the "non-contributing members" of society are being eliminated because there are jobs being created, not that the upper-class is killing them, and Democrats aren't going to get back into office to crash the country again.
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