As Hollywood spits out films like, PA2 and Dark Knight, meanwhile, back in real life our rights and even our expectations for privacy are crumbling all the more. Self imposed mass surveillance has entered society Trojan Horse style through fun little toys like cellphone cameras and face book, security cameras are popping up everywhere, naked body scanners are being installed in airports, governments are controlling internet access, etc, etc. Point being, one would not need to be too deep into foil hat territory to assume Hollywood is being used to ease us into something.
Now, let’s return to the earlier point we made about PA2 and other pseudo-docs, how they blur the line between reality and fiction. Consider these films alongside another theme that has become increasingly popular in Hollywood over the last few years; that of the artificial world. This includes such films as The Matrix Trilogy, The Truman Show, Blast From the Past, The Thirteenth Floor, Inception, Dark City and the soon to be released Tron Legacy. The informed viewer might recognize the parallels that exist between these movies (some more than others) and some of the gnostic religions of late antiquity. Certain forms of gnosticism asserted that Man’s soul could escape both his physical body and the material universe and ascend above the biblical God who, allegedly, created the world as a prison to prevent humanity from achieving apotheosis. Those who subscribe to the traditional Christian reading of the bible, will see in this gnostic myth, the original lie of the serpent in the Book of Genesis. Nonetheless, this is the narrative that is being covertly sold by Hollywood, to society, on a mass scale.
What are we to make of all this? On the one hand, we have pseudo-documentaries, along with reality tv (much of which is often both scripted and selectively edited and thus is anything but reality) and pseudo-reality shows like The Office. These programs all collectively serve to blur the line between reality and fiction, which makes it far easier to sell the public a false reality.
In dialectical opposition to this, we have a host of films that present us with the notion that we have been trapped in a fake and or controlled reality by some kind of evil, godlike authority figure. These films become part of the discourse of popular opposition to the elite. The Matrix, especially, is frequently used in this manner. For example, Alex Jones’ regular Alan Watt, has a web page is called “Cutting Through the Matrix” and people just learning about elite conspiracies are often compared to Neo Anderson when he first learns about the Matrix. Other examples abound. Taking a cue from V for Vendetta (a film based on a comic of the same name by the neo-gnostic writer Alan Moore) many anti-globalist protesters have taken to wearing Guy Fawkes masks. Though the historical Fawkes was a Catholic, Alan Moore’s masked anarchist V is essentially a gnostic saviour.
What are we to infer? Are the elite manufacturing a scenario where they win our loyalty by saving us from themselves? On the one had, they seem to want to submerge us deeper into a panoptic police state. On the other hand, they seem to be building a rebellion against this reality along gnostic lines. Perhaps, recognizing that they can’t rule us with a control grid forever, they are planning on staging a false uprising, to be lead by some kind of Neo-gnostic George Washington, who will guide us into a Brave New World of the elite’s choosing.
Oh, and just in case my rantings seem like baseless paranoia, I invite the reader to check out one of my previous articles concerning Hollywood predictive programing and the Golden Gate Bridge, available at the following link:
Then consider it in light of this recent event: