“The Purge” is a movie currently playing in theaters. It is about a time in the not-too-distant future when the leaders of the United States have proclaimed that one night every year there will be no consequences for anyone who perpetrates acts of violence. Murder is actually encouraged to purge America of “undesirables” such as the homeless, the weak and those who contribute nothing to society. It is said that this culling will improve society by lowering unemployment and helping the economy.
Most people think that the idea is so repugnant that nothing like this could ever happen in our country.
I’m thinking maybe it could.