In a dramatic case of life deliberately imitating art, a number of students in Thailand were recently arrested for using the famous Hunger Games salute to express opposition to the country’s repressive government:
The ambiguity of the book series’ treatment of political issues has continued in the first two films in the movie series starring Jennifer Lawrence. That may nor may not make it a better story. But it does enable adherents of a wide range of political movements to claim it for their own causes. These include libertarians, Tea Party conservatives, and left-wingers in the US. And, as the Thai case shows, the same is now true of at least some political activists in other countries, particularly those opposing repressive governments.