If you’ve seen The Purge: Anarchy, you know the line. ‘Blessed be America…a nation reborn’. Unemployment is nonexistent, as is reported violent crime, and prosperity reigns. It is true Malthusian wish-fulfillment!
How is this possible? Is it war, famine, ecological disaster? Nope. It is the citizens unleashing upon each other their natural tendency toward violence and killing; in other words, a little bit of accelerated, unnatural selection.
Except that in the sequel, the government (!) starts supplementing the purging, and goes on the hunt. What once was a wholly private enterprise becomes partially state-run. So it turns out that not even the rightwinging New Founding Fathers could place their full faith in the invisible hand of the purging market! Cazart!
Also in the movie, there’s a line that pretty much goes, as uttered by a drunk purger wobbling on a rooftop with a semiautomatic weapon, ‘I AM THE RIGHT ARM OF THE FREE MARKET, and the left hand of G-d.’ No need for Allah or Shiva or any other deity of destruction or even Darwin to curb humanity’s overgrowth. Oh, no. We’ll take matters into our own hands.
‘RELEASE THE BEAST!’
Hoo-boy. All in all, a fine entertainment. Three-and-a-half horseshoes out of five.
Race 8: #2 Lexi On the Cover
Race 9: #9 Winning Pal
Race 2: #2 Fighting Sarge
Race 6: #9 My Nana Anna
Race 7: #6 Megnog
Bonkers Box (Race 6): #9 My Nana Anna – #12 Pew – #3 Phillyphillyphilly
Bonkers Box II (Race 7): #6 Megnog – #4 Allure
Race 1: #8 Admiral Erv
Race 5: #7 Thirty Eight Plus
Race 9: #7 Docktor Demented
Race 9: #7 Trick My Hat
Race 1: #8 Evil Doer
Race 4: #8 Trouble X Two
Race 6: #1 Brat
Bonkers Box (Race 1): #8 Evil Doer – #3 Kelly Rock – #4 Photo Shoot
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Drive safely.