The Hunger Games related to real-life world
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny” -Thomas Jefferson. When power hungry people get exactly that, power, very negative things happen affecting the people under their social status and around them. Too much control and power can completely change a person no matter how that person was raised before. Giving the government power and control over the people harms society. I will be discussing the Southern strategy in American politics, a former supreme leader of North Korea that abused his power and lastly, Adolf Hitler.
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Still not so harmful? Going back on Kim Jong II allowing his people to go through poverty, normal economies cope with importing food, but this was not the case for North Korea. During the 1980’s, North Koreas government embarked on a policy of radical self-sufficiency known as juche. Farmers were expected to overcome mother nature and grow enough crops to feed the entire population. In order to do so, they relied on a great deal of chemical fertilizer. That did not last so long when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. This control harming society reminds me of the book/film The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The main character Katniss Everdeen is a 16-year-old girl that provided for mother and sister through her knowledge of hunting and gathering so they would not starve. They were considered to be a lower-class family. Katniss’ sister got chosen for a tribute in The Hunger Games, but Katniss decided to take her sisters place out of love for her. She loathes the Capitol and its tyrannical rule. In North America, the Capitol of Panem controls its people by forcing its 12 districts to select one boy and one girl from each district (known as …show more content…
Thanks to power and influence many innocent lives were taken in the Holocaust because of this man. So many people followed so blindly a man that everyone else could see was so completely wrong. Not only was Hitler amazing at public speaking, he was also a very educated man. What helped him even more was that “persecution of Jews dates to medieval times. It was not a creation of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, although the Nazis took anti-Semitism to extremes” (Lerner et al., 2006). His plan was to get rid of the Jewish people in Germany and in order to do so and have his people follow he needed to make society believe that Jewish people were a threat to society. “He had the ability to control others through the fear of certain outcomes and can be used appropriately or inappropriately” (PSU, 2012). Adolf Hitler made his society believe they were in danger if they did not ‘tame’ Jewish people and put them in concentration camps. He took advantage of his power and lied to people about what actually happens in concentration camps. Adolf made it seem like a fun place but there were very inhumane things occurring in these camps. Some of these things include unsafe testing, starving, gas chambers, racks which stretch people, the iron boot and the bastinado which they were hung by their feet and beaten. These are all perfect examples of a leader that has too much control harming