Donald Sutherland 42-second video: Hunger Games is allegory to warn young people: ‘blind faith in US leaders gets you dead’

hat tips: MarkAlzano, Zen Gardener

The Hunger Games film series is popular because its message resonates: psychopathic .01% “leaders” staging children to kill each other with Orwellian rhetoric that such child deaths “bring peace” to society must be resisted. The richest sector uses 90% of the population as work animals they keep in poverty, under surveillance, and always under armed guards. Almost all of the richest 10% in the capital have no idea of the brutal conditions enforced upon everyone outside the capital.

Donald Sutherland plays the .01% “leader,” President Snow, who praises the annual child sacrifices as necessary. In this 42-second video, Sutherland is clear about the message of The Hunger Games:

  • “It is the ‘powers that be’ in the United States of America” that President Snow’s unlawful Orwellian oligarchy represents.
  • “War is for profit. It’s not to ‘save the world for democracy,’… no, bullshit. It’s for the profit.”
  • “The young people who will see this film must recognize… that blind faith in their leaders will get you dead.”

Mr. Sutherland is correct, as the facts show about US .01% crimes:

These crimes annually cost millions killed, billions harmed, and trillions looted, with recent history continuing literal centuries of US lie-began Wars of Aggression that involved your families in two horrific previous global wars.

We the People have the power to end our real “Hunger Games” whenever we wish: Speak the simple facts that these .01% policies are not legal, all military are trained to refuse such War Crimes and arrest those who issue such illegal orders, and join your voice with those demanding arrests.

We’re an Emperor’s New Clothes moment from victory.


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at

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  • Steve

    Donald Sutherland, another great Canadian export.

  • Cloward Piven

    He’s not talking about the Moslem Communist in the White Hut.

    He’s talking about Donald Trump.

    What a dipweed.

    • Carl_Herman

      You enjoy speaking for others, don’t you, Cloward? You present zero evidence to substantiate your awkward claim that seems totally unrelated to a clear statement from Sutherland of “the powers that be” in the US, not any individual.

      As perhaps you know, claims like yours given without evidence and in apparent contradiction to a recorded statement are instantly dismissed in serious discussion.

      You’re asking Life to keep you at the children’s table, Cloward, unless you choose to upgrade.

      • diogenes

        Whoever Cloward Piven is, and whoever he speaks for or works for, his intent in this comment is obvious: he is not really so concerned to argue anything, so he doesn’t need evidence or reason. His purpose is to distract readers and confuse the issue with partisan name-calling. In doing this, however, he gives his own game away: he wants readers not to think about the issues raised in this article and video. And this prompts the question — : why?

        • Albert Griggs

          Cause TPTB own the MSM, and Cloward

        • Carl_Herman

          Well said, diogenes; thank you.

      • JerseyCynic

        it’s Dick!

  • diogenes

    Thanks for another first rate post, Carl Herman.

    Here’s another item worth considering:

    • MrLiberty

      Not only do these “standard training ops” (watch Enemy of the State if you don’t know the reference) provide perfect “cover” for their crimes, but it also puts emergency responders in perfect position to appear as the “saviors” from the government who come and rescue everyone. Face it, with a real event in multiple locations these inept bureaucrats would be in-fighting and stepping all over themselves to the point that they would likely come off as the Keystone Cops. Just look at Columbine (if that was even real). They show up, stay plenty far away from any harm, and wait until all the kids are dead before doing a damn thing. Preventing any personal harm is the first rule of police work these days (even if it means shooting a naked man in the back “because you feared for your life.”

      Thanks for the great video. I have seen others but none that put so many of the events together.

  • MrLiberty

    Very nice. Let us hope that lots of young folks not only see this video, take it to heart, but also realize that the people he is talking about are “outside” of the two party system but fully utilize the two party system and the government it runs to benefit them. Let us hope that they realize that war is NOT a GOP thing or a democrat thing but is a bi-partisan thing and ALWAYS has been. Thinking that you can “fix” the problem by electing someone “good” simply ignores that the problem is with government itself, not simply who sits on the throne.

    Nice post.

  • hvaiallverden

    Sutherland is correct.

    I watched the fist ones and skiped the rest.
    I liked the title, Mockingjay, an ancient secret/holy bird, from I belive the artics sone where pine trees grows and I think even the Native use this as an token for the same.

    An highly intellegent bird, and considered as the gardian/speaker of the forest.
    I have several of them around my house.


  • Mick McNulty

    In the late ’60s I was a young kid but I’ve seen footage of Donald and Jane Fonda protesting against the Vietnam War. It’s good to see personal success didn’t change his world view about what’s wrong.

    Michael Caine on the other hand said, “When I was young and poor I was a socialist. Then when I worked for little pay I was a communist. Then when I became rich I became a capitalist.” He also said he doesn’t open mail that isn’t addressed to Sir Michael Caine, “…because I’m a Knight of the Realm and that’s my proper title.” Yeah, but to be “proper” shouldn’t that really be Sir Maurice Micklewhite?

    • hyperbola

      Over 200 years ago Adam Smith warned us about the corrupt “mercantilism” of the sect occupying the “city of london” and called for “capitalism” in which tiny sects could not capture the government and use it to prey on the rest of the population. At the time he had as an example the rebellion of Americans against the “mercantilism” of the london banking sect and their “international companies” (East India Company). Time for a new war of independence from the same sect and its mercantilism.

  • truthtime

    That series IS ‘decent’ with the allegory written in, but taken at face value no dictatorship would actually kill off a bunch of kids every year to appease the rich. It goes against the whole ‘Bread & Circuses’ fair in which leadership/government need to keep a populous in-line with distractions.

    In reality, a corrupt leadership and government in the Modern day uses subtle and not so subtle propaganda to lull people into a false sense of security (media plays a large part in this); while also using scare tactics of an outside threat and unite them against that so called threat. And if they are killing off anyone, its done in secret away from public eyes.

    The Panem dictatorship wouldn’t have lasted very long, but it certainly would have if it were to use outside threats to justify its existence while keeping its populace ‘relatively’ happy.

  • Robert Barsocchini

    Thanks for pointing this out, Carl. Sutherland is correct and this is made explicit in the film.