In which article, "George Washington" actually utters the words and phrases:
As I noted before, I never read past the first book in the series--I suspected diminishing returns and gave up. But I found myself thought-provoked by this article which imagines what George Washington would have thought of the series:
That was NOT George Washington!
I checked it out ... Katniss Everdeen shows a lot of spunk ... Revolution is my gig. It’s what I know. I mean ... Can I get a “No taxation without representation,” What? What? ... sounds a bit worse than a stiff tax on tea, amirite? ... the Capitol is totally foppish ... Well, that’s what I thought, you know? ... Katniss never really takes up revolution inside, you know, in her heart ... But we were fighting for something, something real, you know? ... And I’ve seen that determination in the 236 years since our revolution, you know? ...
What do you mean, David? Are you saying that The Hunger Games is promoting an idea that is contrary to American values? I didn't get anything from that article.
... This contrast between Harry Potter and The Hunger Games really struck me. I hope that we haven't created for ourselves here an American tale which re-writes our most cherished values