The Hunger Games

New Teaser Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Shows Why Big Government Is Scary

No other recent pop culture phenomenon is as strikingly libertarian.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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The newly released teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 will remind everyone why no other recent pop culture phenomenon is as strikingly libertarian.

The teaser depicts President Snow, ruthless dictator of the fictional North American country of Panem, rallying viewers of a government-run propaganda TV station to pledge total support to his rule as creepy buzzwords like "UNITY" appear on screen.

His speech is accompanied by cheesy background music straight out of a modern political ad, though it finds a menacing note as Snow's threats grow more explicit:

"Ours is an elegant system conceived to nourish and protect. Your districts are the body, the Capitol is the heart. Your hard work feeds us, and in return, we feed and protect you. But if you resist the system, you starve yourself. If you fight against it, it is you who will bleed. I know you will stand with me, with us, with all of us, together as one. Panem today. Panem tomorrow. Panem forever."

Viewers are encouraged to use the hastag #OnePanem and visit to learn more about how their government is keeping them safe from pesky freedom fighters like Katniss Everdeen.

The film will be released on November 21. Watch the teaser below.