Now, Election Year does have a part where people fly in from other countries to be "purge tourists," so obviously people could still travel back and forth to other countries despite having purged. But there's no reason to think that other countries would think it was morally acceptable or not-terrifying. So if you were doing a foreign exchange in Spain you'd have a ton of explaining to do to your host family.
"So you have one night a year where you can all murder one another?" "Yeah, but not everybody does it! You can't paint all Americans with such a broad brush!" "Ok, calm down, please don't purge us."
Every March 22nd Would Be A Pissing Contest Over Who Had The Worse Purge
Obviously, the truly difficult part of The Purge that we never see on camera is dealing with the aftermath. By "aftermath" I don't mean repairing billions of dollars of damage to infrastructure, cleaning up the bodies lining the streets, or somehow trying to trust your neighbors again after you'd seen them hunt your cousin for sport. No, I figure we'd find a way around all that. After all, we were able to keep society going despite the fact that millions of people liked the show Bones, which was equally mind-boggling and morally reprehensible.
"Back in our day, we Purged both ways, uphill."
No, by "aftermath" I mean the interactions the day after that would be so painfully awkward you'd wish you hadn't outrun that guy with the flaying knife the night before. Absolutely everyone you interacted with would have their own dumb take of the Purge that you'd be forced to listen to. The people at your office would be telling sob stories about not finding a single person to Purge all night. Waiters would talk you into dessert with cheesy jokes about burning enough car(b)s the night before. Your older friends would talk condescendingly about how they don't purge anymore because it's, "too much buildup for not much payoff." It would be a living nightmare.
It would be one of those things people talk up all year and then can never possibly live up to the hype -- like your birthday or the Shamrock Shake. So when The Purge actually comes, be ready for it to be a commercialized, idealized, lame version of what you see in the movies. It's almost enough to make you think it isn't a good idea.
Aaron Kheifets hopes that the inevitable rise of The Purge won't negatively impact his Twitter.
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