In Mockingjay promo, President Snow paraphrases famed racist hate speech

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Jun 25, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT (Updated)

When Katniss Everdeen took to the arena in The Hunger Games, it became clear that her main antagonist wasn't the career tributes of Districts 1, 2 and 4 but the auteur of the Hunger Games, President Coriolanus Snow. He manages to terrify Katniss and bring the pain to several rebelling districts in Catching Fire. But in this promo for the upcoming Mockingjay -- Part 1, he's taking his not-so-subtle platform to all of Panem.

In this video for Mockingjay -- Part 1, Snow addresses Panem, hints as to what happens "if you resist the system" and paraphrases a line from Alabama governor George Wallace's famed 1963 inaugural address, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." That's right. Snow is bringing segregation back to Panem. Only instead of race, Snow is not-so-subtly threatening anyone who isn't loyal to his presidency. 

Meanwhile, in this all-white video (yes, we noticed), the camera pans to show us Peeta, who had been captured by the Capitol at the end of Catching Fire. As of the end of that movie, his whereabouts were unknown. 

It's one of the more unsettling promos we've seen. And yes, President Snow, we get your message.

Ultimately, Wallace, who was governor of Alabama three times, recanted his hateful message of segretation in the late 1970s. Who knows what President Snow will do? 

Mockingjay -- Part 1 will be released in the United States on Nov. 21, 2014.