30 Nov 2015 9:29 AM +00:00 UTC

Donald Sutherland Explains The True Meaning of The Hunger Games and Why Its Message Must Be Understood

Hunger Games actor Donald Sutherland just explained what the movie is about. He may be playing the villain, President Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games films, but it seems that he's aware of the message the franchise is trying to convey. When he was recently asked what the films were really about, he didn't hold back with his answer.

"If there's any question as to what it's an allegory for I will tell you.
It is the powers that be in the United States of America.
It's for the profit of the top 10%, and the young people who see this film must recognize that for the future ‘blind faith in their leaders,' as Bruce Springsteen said, "will get you dead."
It's profiteers.
War is for profit. It's not "to save the world for democracy" or "for king and country."
No, bulls**t.
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It's for the profit of the top 10%, and the young people who see this film must recognize that for the future ‘blind faith in their leaders,' as Bruce Springsteen said, "will get you dead."

If you've seen

The Hunger Games

films and/or read Suzanne Collins' books, you'd understand that this is the clear message it's trying to convey in a harsh dystopian world, but Sutherland did get one fact wrong, however, and that is the percentage that he says profit from war. It is far from 10% as he states. Those who profit from war, as General Smedley Butler of the USMC pointed out, are a tiny group of people: the ruling elite, which makes up the .0001%. Statistics may be off, but you get the point.

So what do you think about Sutherland's views about the themes of

The Hunger Games