The Olympics & The Hunger Games: Fiction as a Reflection of Reality

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I watched some of the Olympics, mainly just to put something on in the background while I do more important things than to actually be distracted by something that promotes an old Reich ideology of a One World Order; and in addition, a huge waste of resources.

While I sat in a train station not too many days ago I caught the tail end of the closing ceremonies, and couldn’t help but notice the huge focus and symbolism of the old Soviet Union and echoes from one of the worst times in human history. Couple this with the U.S/West and Russia meddling with the revolution in the Ukraine before, and during the Olympics in Sochi, and we have the birthing of this post.

Old & New World

To most, the Olympics are seen and perceived as something that had risen from the Greeks. This is true, however, the modern Olympics are nothing ancient, and were born out of the 1936 summer Olympics in Germany. History was echoed when Putin made an attempt (like all other leaders of our world that have held the games) to “clean up” Sochi to show the world how wonderful everything was. Whereas Putin this year rounded up stay dogs, the Sieg hailing Jew hater Hitler rounded up the Gypsies and put them into camps so as to not damage the reputation of his nation.

It is not accidental that the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Barron Pierre de Coubertin, found his spiritual motherland in Fascist Germany. He believed that the games should reflect the ideal fascist socialist state where races compete for superiority and where mankind can see the thrill of gladiatorial combat for the masters of global control.

The Olympics have always tried to sanitize their agenda by saying that it is all about the competitive nature of the world and that, even when the world is facing grave threats from the war or terrorism, there can be a gathering of our finest athletes fighting for their countries in sporting events that are peaceful and patriotic.

But make no mistake: for the global elite, the Olympics are an investment (in propaganda)—and one with a rapidly growing price tag. At the London Games, the cost of the opening ceremonies alone was a whopping $42.3 million. This year, Russia will shell out more than $51 billion for the two-week event, making these Games more expensive than all previous Winter Olympics combined.

The question is – how peaceful are they really and what is the real message behind the games?

Fiction Being Mirrored Into Reality

The grandeur of the opening ceremonies of The Hunger Games is designed to mask the cruelty of the competition itself. The Olympic opening ceremonies serve a similar purpose. Like the kids representing the Districts of Panem, each nation’s athletes are trotted around a massive arena like prize dogs at a show, shrouded in the patriotic glory of their particular flag. The carefully orchestrated pageantry is misleading, telling us that the Olympics are a celebration of the human capacity to achieve, to overcome obstacles, and that the world’s best athletes represent something bigger than themselves.

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The Olympics have their own Effi Trinket, about 88 of them to be exact

Yet I always try to pay attention to when the global elite pull the “look/listen to what I say and not as I do” trick.

This year’s Sochi Olympics was one of the worst for this double speak and hypocrisy of “world peace”.

Sochi was already being seen as a dark and foreboding locale for the games and already seemed as if it was cursed because of its past. The concerns that were being expressed in 2012 were that the Olympic Games in Sochi would revive a skeleton in Russia’s closet.

However, in the Hunger Games, the games are an open expression of deterrence and bring a reminder to its people as to why there is a need for this deterrent (so that genocide doesn’t happen again to the people of Panem). It is the exact opposite for the games in Sochi (or is it?) and even the past Olympics in Canada as to hiding the past of genocide of aboriginals, and in Sochi, the mass murders and genocide of the Circassians. Maybe  I am wrong and it’s all done on purpose to remind the people of the strength ultimate rulers and elitist of the kind can have when we give them power.

Sochi is the land of the Circassians.

As the Mideast Times reported “Most of the population of Circassia was brutally expelled from their country by the Russians in the 19th century. The Russian-Circassian War ended in 1864 with the departure and expulsion of the Circassians from their territory in what many historians consider the ethnic cleansing of the Circassians.

Most of the sites that we saw during Sochi that hosted the skiing events, biathlon and the like were sites where mass cleansing took place: Krasnaya Polyana (translated to Red Hill) – the location of the alpine events in Sochi.

The European Union is rapidly dissolving the ideas of national sovereignty in a giant step toward globalism and one-world government.  It is easy to compare the Hunger Games to that of being more of a reflection of American dystopia given its fictional setting; however, I feel it is necessary to use a larger brush when it comes to such a serious question like world government. The European Union has been open with what they represent and there is now no secret that they wish to be the new imperial fortress similar to the Roman Empire with the support of NATO being the more likely candidate for the New World Army.

The New World Order will be sold on the idea of nobility similar to Nazism and we will witness the people become enamored with it as they would be with royalty and or a monarchy. The notions of government will become synonymous with religious and government authority. There will be unified police forces with a militaristic framework. There will also being committees installed to give equal opportunity for all cultures and faiths. Each one offered stability under the new rule.  The Hunger Games and Panem pretty much sum the above up and is also a carbon copy of the Olympic Committee itself.

The High Price for Illusion

In The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence is the sacrificial lamb of District 12. As one of the prize ponies of any team, a competitor from a country in our modern day Olympics serves a similar purpose. Groomed from the tender age of around 11, they spend their childhoods pursuing Olympic glory, which epitomizes the American dream of merit-based success.

Amateur status is mandatory for any Olympic hopeful, but athletic training at the elite level is a full-time job. Most nations get around the problem by giving their Olympic athletes significant government support, but our best athletes are almost entirely dependent on corporate sponsorship. For the athletes, the consequences of this addiction can be disastrous. Just like in the Hunger Games, tributes are dependent on sponsors to get them through the games and to hopefully be victorious.

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Putin giving an ominous President Snow impression

There’s a lot of money to be made in Olympic sports, a huge global media event that rolls around every two years. Corporate-sponsor bottom lines are merely one indicator of the vast sums involved. To see just who is generating this wealth, one has to look no further than the act of sponsorship itself, with individual athletes and entire teams purchased and traded among the corporate elite like valuable additions to bursting stock portfolios. Like in the film, many of the elite in Panem place huge bets on Katniss to win and to hopefully grow and profit from her success (Putin was said to be rewarding Russian athletes with hundreds of thousands of dollars if they won gold: ‘The Putin Games’).

For sponsors, the way to cash in is clear. Athletes are put up for sale in a variety of ways. Olympic event coverage, elaborate marketing devices and product placement, branding rights, and exclusive access to the use of athlete images and identities are used not only in the sale of media products, but in the gamut of other commodities attached to the Olympic brand during the course of an Olympic year. The Olympic rings themselves have been copyrighted by the IOC, reserved exclusively for use by corporate sponsors.  For sponsorships to happen in the Hunger Games, tributes must demonstrate their abilities in trials and mock simulations in order to receive a number ( the higher the number the better the score or value of that player) — that numeric value will entice whether or not a sponsor wants to help that tribute during the games.

As those who generate super-profits for sponsors, today’s Olympic athletes are workers. Like any other workers, athletes are limited by their economic vulnerability—in this case, control by the sporting hierarchy. Iron-clad corporate control enforces social discipline over the athletes themselves, but also over the economy of the Olympics as a whole. The IOC, the USOC and each sport’s national governing body are mere intermediaries between athletes and corporate sponsors, solidifying the relationship of exploitation.

In the books and films, Katniss and the other tributes were workers as well, and their behavior thus controlled by the corporate and governing body by the likes of President Snow. Snow sought to use the games and its “athletes” to control the behavior and districts within Panem. Love stories were fabricated between Katniss and Peeta as to provide a mask to how brutal the games are on the tributes both emotionally and physically. The tributes at all times were to appear happy, and that they ultimately support the Capitol and its decisions. The thing is, everyone ( or most) in the Districts understands that it is all a ruse, bullshit or an illusion ( which ever you prefer) and that they go along with it because the Capitol has such a strong grip on the economy, food and security of all the Districts.

The interesting thing about this year’s Olympics in Sochi, and that of the second Hunger Games Catching Fire, is that during the games there were revolutions/riots happing in some of the Districts (Kiev, Venezuela etc). When President Snow got word about this, the mask came off, and the Iron fist came down on the Districts after the first Hunger Games of that series. Whereas in Russia we have seen Putin’s mask come off after Sochi and thus make his moves into the Ukraine and Crimea region. It was also interesting to see that just towards the end of Sochi 2014, most if not all of the Ukrainian Olympic athletes forfeited, and went back home in solidarity for their home country; an act of defiance if you will.

This ultimately leaves me with the question: Do we really need the Olympics?

It’s a waste of money and resources — and not to mention the hypocrisy that surrounds the games and its origins from a dark past.

I think I am with Katniss on this one, in that they [the games] are an illusion; a hologram of complete bullshit.

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