Real Talk with Mocha Pika: The Purge: Anarchy

So I’m on the arc trainer at the gym today and lo and behold I see a trailer for the sequel to the Purge. Non-spoiler alert: The Purge is set in a dystopian future America where for 1 night a year, all crime is legal.

So “naturally”, law-abiding citizens devolve into a bunch of thugs, rapists, and murderers. Really? Just like that?

The Thin Blue Line most be thinnest motherfucking line around if all it takes is pen stroke for people to become wild beasts in the streets.

Why are people out there wilding out in the worst possible ways during the so-called “purge”?  Real talk, I would be out at the malls crossing off some much wanted items off my wish list and getting my Christmas shopping completed.  See, I think of others.

I guess images of happy Americans rejoicing in the glory of $free.99 doth not a movie make.  America’s future must be gritty, ultra-violent, and unpleasant.  Well, damn.  Who pissed in the screenwriter’s bowl of Cheerios?

Are there people right now sitting at home thinking “I would murk Bob, but you know, laws and stuff”? Deep down, I know there are people like that and it’s disturbing.  So now you have to wonder: how many people are being good because they want to be? How many people are being good only because it is expected by the social contract?








2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Davina
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 08:23:48

    Ha! JUST last week I was thinking, “If I could get away with killing 1 person with no consequence, who would it be?” Ultimately, it came down to no one although I could list a few people who’s legs I would break.

    I saw the trailer for that movie too and I thought that it would seem to me that the majority of the participants would be people who are already sociopathic degenerates with a few modest revenge seekers in the mix. But it does make you wonder how many people would toss their morals to the side if punishment was not a factor.


  2. mutendc
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 23:17:05

    Brian Regan has this in one of his skits. He said if he were President everyone gets one free kill. He posits that people will be nicer to each other because they don’t know whether the dude/tte they’re contemplating cutting off has used/would use his/her one free kill. Haha! It’s funny as a bit in a comedy routine, but I gotta hope a majority of people are better than that. I’m thinking of the scene in The Dark Knight, when the prisoners are on one ferry and other citizens of Gotham are in the other. They are given the trigger and the choice to blow up the other boat, or wait until midnight when the explosives on the boats blow up both boats. *Spoiler* Neither boat pulls the trigger.


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