Of the three Purge movies created, I think this one is the one that really got to me. I have always found these movies both interesting and terrifying considering the reality behind all of these movies but it wasn’t until seeing this last one that took me by surprise. For what it’s worth, I’m not looking for an argument or find humor in offending someone, but I’m writing this article to come clean about some thoughts that I’ve kept pretty bottled up since our new candidates began rising up to become higher political figures. Like I’ve stated in a previous article, I’m not a political person but it was a no brainer after seeing this movie that the hatred between the two political parties existed. The subtle hints such as a female and male senator running against one another, the “purgers” who were obviously the Republicans being harshly bashed versus the heroic Democrats ending this famous national holiday, the religion involved in politics, and lastly the Black Lives Matter movement being faintly ignored.
It’s not so much that I was disturbed after watching this bloody, horrific, disconcerting flick, but more as offended by the message being portrayed. As a proud Republican, the offense I took after watching this film was enough to get my blood to a minimal boil. Seeing the filmmakers definition of how they feel Republicans think is upsetting and frustrating to the extent that I am sickened by what they think we believe in. I’m so worn out from trying to express what I believe in that I just don’t even care to explain myself anymore. We aren’t heartless, it’s not that we don’t care about the majority and minorities as a whole, and it’s not like we purposely go out of our way to make somebody else’s life harder for them whether that be financially or economically. What really struck me while watching this film was the movement of the black population and their comparison with the white population. I am aware that I can only speak for myself, but the stereotype between the two races is obvious and harsh and coming from a Republican, I wish to put it to rest. Yes, there will be people out there cursing anybody that are different from them, but understanding that there are people who are also willing to fight to support goes frequently unnoticed. I will admit, my race has done some pretty awful things, but there will always be a rotten handful in every group you come across and that’s just how it will always be, but too cut someone down for their own believes is what will only make matters worse, leading to an even bigger problem down the road. To be portrayed as evil, heartless, lifeless creatures show just how bad the other side can be too. Before you think I’m being hypocritical to what I’m trying to say, I don’t believe in senseless revenge. I don’t believe in going out of the way to prove that you are the bigger person but at this point, somebody had to say it. To the point which movies are making us out to be mini mind-controlling Hitler’s is absurd. The fact that someone went out of his or her way to produce a movie so ignorant just goes to show the close-mindedness this world has come to.
I use to think that withdrawing myself from politics would be a favorable decision in the long run, but I think people like me are the reason why the bitterness of our party is outshining our better side so let’s go ahead and get a few things straight. Yes, black lives DO matter, the minority DOES matter, and what is going between people now a days is so sickening that I don’t have to watch the news to understand the problems going on in today’s society. I hate it, it’s wrong, and there shouldn’t be these invisible barriers we’ve made between each other. Our believes do not define us as people nor do they define character. There is good and bad all over this country but let’s get one thing straight, danger isn’t defined by political values it’s determined by one’s personal values.