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May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

On Jumbled Thoughts

I recently reread The Hunger Games and picked up on a couple of things that I didn’t notice the first time I read it. The story obviously outlines the basic needs of human amusement and also shows how immoral the entertainment world can be. I believe that it shows the more destructive ways of individuals and it shows how much people will strain under pressure. The book is based around an event that the government named The Hunger Games. Basically, the reason that the entire event started was because one of the districts in future America rebelled against the government. The uprising resulted in the government basically bombing and killing off the entire district. The government did this to show the rest of the districts that no matter what happened, it would have complete and total domination. The reason the government called it The Hunger Games was because each of the districts was forced to struggle immensely with hunger and starvation. Two tributes, a male and a female, were chosen from each district to fight to the death, and whichever individual won the entire game basically would get all of the food they could ever need for their district. On one hand, I believe this story showed how immoral the government could be considering they really had complete control over everything and they turned killing people into entertainment. In this book the people went through their entire lives worrying about if they would be put into the games, as well as worrying if their future children would be put into them. On the other hand, I think the book showed how hard people work to create entertainment. The whole basis of the games was to a) show people that the government was stronger than all of the other districts and to b) have people celebrate the gruesome deaths of others while watching the games on the television. People in each of the districts were absolutely obsessed with watching The Hunger Games and I really think this represents how insane the entertainment world can be. The fact that people refused to fight against the government to end the games is absolutely vile to me. It disgusts me that people could actually enjoy watching others being killed.

Qatar, 'the terrorist supporting nation'

On The Naughty Ostrich

Little Me has been asked by her Big Readers to throw in her two cents regarding the three GCC countries’ hostility toward their very own sister country Qatar. After the initial shock of the whole situation which triggered bad memories for me, I sat back, took a deep breath and studied the crisis. What came up shook me to my core— it was Iraq all over again.

After slumping with a bout of depression for the first couple of days I saw a very obvious pattern. Now I ask you to bear with me as I jump back and forth in time explaining my train of thought based on personal experiences.

Back in 1990 and specifically in the month of August the world saw the Iraqi army invading Kuwait. Outrage swept the globe while the real reasons for the decision to invade the tiny nation was mostly kept under wraps by the media. And soon the ‘hate-Saddam’ campaign was launched globally as the demonizing of the late Iraqi president became the duty of the media. I don’t think I need to get into the specifics.

As the list of accusations against Qatar grows everyday one thing remains clear; if Qatar supports terrorist groups then Saudi doesn’t? The biggest violator of human rights has finally decided to grow some morals?

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