“When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, ‘This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,’ the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.” — Robert A. Heinlein
This is another windy and windy (read it with the short and long ‘i’–at least it’s not whiny) post. You have been warned. As if that weren’t ridiculous enough in itself, there’s a mini review of a movie I haven’t even seen. (Peril of delusions of being a synthesist). It is of course also going to wander a bit. It’s big picture stuff.
Back in the fall of 2009, I was considering outlining (at least) a potential film script for an Alien prequel. I had lots of energy and some free time. I even bought some of the more recent offshoot comics to see what had been done with the nonofficial storylines (also as an effort to lend some financial support my local comic store which, as I’ve posted about before, was robbed and trashed while they were reviewing my comic in October of 2009). Ridley Scott’s company was a client from work and I figured at some point I would be able to slip it to them once our project was over. (And I think I’ve already said that I intended to give them a copy of Blindsight or Starfish).
As I recall, the only information I had on the Alien prequel at the time was that there was interest, that Ridley Scott himself was considering doing it. As you probably know, he did do it and the film is out. I haven’t seen it and forgive the inability of me for not being able to resist the joke, but to go to the movies, I’d just about at this point accept an invite from a border guard. (Well, not really, because in part, the main point of this post is just how bad Hollywood has become at doing what it once did best and why).
This first part is a bit of a defense of the film (which I have not seen).
In considering this, I either read or assumed it would require revisiting the wrecked hulking alien ship that appeared in the first two films. In order to do that, one needed to explain whose ship it was and how that calcified corpse on the viewing couch came to be there. Looked very, very old, so going back just a few years before the Nostromo visit did not seem plausible.
The next question is, can you do a film about giant aliens who look kinda like elephant men? Would the producers, the film company even allow a film completely devoid of human beings? I assumed the answer was no, however I had some thoughts that if the giants were somehow identifiable, if the audience could somehow relate to them, it might be possible. Or, failing that, it would have to be incredibly engrossing visually in order to entertain enough to meet the asses-in-the-seats test. However I also recognized that this would take some serious expertise and that it had the potential to spell flop if it wasn’t pulled off masterfully (and at the same time, I was becoming painfully aware of how many people seem to miss the point when Hollywood tries to be clever or smart. I mean, who was There Will Be Blood preaching to? The religious–who should take note–or the liberal elite, AKA “the choir”?).
This meant that we needed humans in it most likely. Okay. This calcified guy is a space traveler. He could pick up some human slaves or what-have-you from the early days of homo sapien. Maybe that is what he is, a biologist or zookeeper (as opposed to the hunters that the predators represent). Fairly old, well-covered plot ideas for science fiction but that isn’t always bad when dealing with the public at large who may not be familiar with or recall those stories.
So, the big dude and his crew bring the flying zoo to that planet whose name-number designation I cannot currently recall and am feeling too lazy to look up. They find the alien somehow or an already collected alien escapes, you know the rest. This would also allow other interesting lifeforms on the ship, collected from all over.
It did occur to me also, maybe the giants bioengineered mankind. Why not? But I didn’t explore that long.
What it is sounding like from the discussions and reactions I’ve read is that Prometheus failed to frighten like the original and give enough of what was expected from the franchise (a decision…Scott doesn’t much like covering the same ground twice I take it, so likely largely a conscious one) but also, and more important to this discussion of entertainment, of current entertainment as a whole, is that the questions it raised were not dealt with in a state-of-the-art kind of way, that this was not “hard scifi”, that there was little new raised or even hinted at in answer to the big why-are-we-here question. I can see why Scott would want to do a film about that topic and when someone is throwing money at you to do an Alien prequel, well I can see how the movie happened.
But that is sort of the point. We are–CLEARLY–in an age of advanced science that, because it has not been covered enough in the right way on, for example, the often misleadingly named Science Channel (Discovery and History, I’m looking at you, too) attributes to fictional sources. The s*** that is being churned out on these and similar channels right now, I swear, is making people dumber. It is as though George W. Bush is the programming director. Shows about ghost encounters for example no longer discuss the possibility of EMFs having even in Medieval days, causing hallucinations (something about how beds were constructed then). No, it’s all somehow part of God’s plan (even though the occult is pretty much slammed in the New Testament as being cavorting with the devil or whatever) and even with some of the worst special effects, video editing, etc. clearly are designed to propagate belief in non-science, in the supernatural. More claptrap priming for Fauxpocalypse. If you want an example of that being considered, read how we considered using such things on the Iraqis (article “When Seeing is Not Believing” linked at right).
Hollywood, the entertainment industry is catering to beliefs that literally are leading mankind to extinction and at the same time increasing the disinformation for other people. Additionally, they are creating and enhancing an atmosphere where whatever one wants to do, no matter how horrific, can be easily excused because some thing from another dimension (or planet) said it was okay. It’s “God’s will” to harass one’s fellow citizens, to destroy their lives, to lock them up without a legal basis, and to torture them.
This is pure big brother, war propaganda. As has been reported, the Pentagon has had script line veto power by offering access to personnel, equipment and locations for “free” (in other words, the tax payers are funding the military industrial complex’s marketing) while there is a stunning silence on the part of phony fiscal conservatives. Apparently the flowchart for this is ridiculously simple and as follows:
Does it kill or torture people? Spend! Does it help people? Tax waste!
And everything–Wall Street, the banking industry, Top Secret America, both large political parties–is all aligned with that as well. Illegalize free speech to make money on black ops. That is what is happening.
But here is an example of what I mean, how confused people are, how Clarke’s Third Law has been used to good effect. A forum post by a TI:
I have been murdered in the year 2008 in a Brazilian Health Center called PAM3, a PSEUDO HEALTH UNIT MADE OF OF FALSE PSYCHIATRISTS THAT TEST MICROCHIPS FOR THE ALIEN INVADERS (FEDERAL CIVIL SERVANTS UNDER ALIEN CONTROL), whose address Rua. Manoel Lobato, 151 – Vila Cruzeiro 90850-530 Porto Alegre – RS Tel.: (51) 32303067 / 32303078. PORTO ALEGRE –
RS . The killer, a dentists of surname “Madder Wow”. I have been lifeless since then, just trying to SHIELD MYSELF against MASER ( RADIO MASER, MICROWAVE LASER DIRECTIONAL RADIO ) and today, four years later, I have developed good shielding, good antimicrowave clothing and a good antimicrowave helmet that is helping me to return from the dead, a MIRACLE only possible by grace of The One God Jehovah and his Son, Jesus Christ. I will be in the FORUM trying to check our if the shielding I have developed can help other victims. The symptoms I have are SYNTHETIC TELEPATHY, I am connected to a SUPERCOMPUTER which keeps The Clone of my Brain and Body and which keeps inside itself THE CLONES OF OTHER BILLIONS OF PEOPLE IT HAS STEALTHILY STOLEN, ROBBED and THE ALIEN SUPERCOMPUTER KEEPS AT LEAST TEN OPEN CHANNELS INSIDE MY BRAIN, EACH CHANNEL HAS THE VOICE OF OTHER VICTIMS AND EACH VICTIM HAVE, LIKE ME, TEN VOICES INSIDE, WHICH MEANS THAT THE INTEL PROCESSOR THAT CREATE SYNTHETIC TELEPATHY BY MEANS OF THE IBM FIRM VERICHIP INSTALLED IN MY JAW HAS TEN CHANELS IN MY BRAIN, MULTIPLIED BY TEN CHANELS INSIDE EACH VOICE ( EACH OTHER VICTIMS ) MULTIPLIED BY THE BILLION VICTIMS THE SUPERCOMPUTERS KEEP INSIDE ITSELF, and communication between these VIRTUAL BRAIN TELEPHONE IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE SUPERCOMPUTER WARPS TIME, EXPANDS IT, SOMETHING THAT A COMMON TELEPHONE COULD NOT ALLOW, ONCE IT IS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE FOR TEN PEOPLE TO TALK AT THE SAME TIME UNLESS A SUPERCOMPUTER DOES THE EMULATION EXPANDING THE TIME FRAME.
First, the writer probably does not speak English as a first language. Second, it is not my intention in any way to poke fun at them. Whatever it is really happened to them, they have my sympathy.
Note that we get it all. Aliens and God. Note that it isn’t that there is not life on other planets, there well may be, merely that their ability to find much less reach us is highly unlikely. Also, what is perceived as alien technology is merely human technology beyond where we think it is based on what entertainment (and I include the news in that) tell is it is.
And if there is a loving God, his attention is clearly elsewhere.
But the point is, Hollywood as heir to Jules Verne and Arthur Conan Doyle, has failed, though where the latter is concerned, at least it points to war profiteering and the conflict between explaining phenomena as science or occult and the attempt to make the former look like the latter. It has nonetheless failed to keep us abreast of advances in science which are not based on alien puppetmasters, but rather scientists working in labs all over the world. It has failed to show that we don’t know everything where criminal forensics are concerned and that there are always new ways to kill, torture, and otherwise try to “play” the gaps in the law especially when one has an army of attorneys all bent on handing the unbelievably corrupt more power, absolute power over the minds (and therefore the hearts) of the world populace.
There are a couple of interesting things to note. If they had not chosen to target the American people, they would ultimately have a better chance at succeeding at dominating the world. The fact that gas was cheap and life was pretty good in the US was one of the main reasons that most of us have ignored the worst that our government does in terms of foreign policy. Now that they clearly have declared war on the American people as well, I don’t think they will ultimately succeed. Eventually, mind control or no, it will fail.
But our entertainment industry is failing unless you consider permanent war a success, unless the Fourth Reich is something you are looking forward to, unless a ruling elite with wealth and a starving, begging mass of dying poor is your idea of a good time, they are failing by pointing to the same straw men, propagating the same disinformation that those involved in otherwise eroding society have been pushing: that space aliens, angels and demons, the Illuminati, or some similar faceless fictional entity is responsible for graft in Congress, the revolving door in government and private corporations, and the financial industry holding out until people beg to have all of their benefits taken away and their pay reduced to the point they won’t be able to eat without working three jobs.
Which brings me to another point. I have seen, no doubt in my mind, and infrequently continue to see, use of behavoral modification, mind control, etc. No doubt in my mind about it.
The question of, not so much the speicifics of what kind: sound, microwaves, etc., but from where it is emanating and how it is controlled comes to mind. Is it almost purely surreptitious drugging? Doesn’t seem likely as there is on occasion evidence. Is is almost always psychological warfare teams? Seems unlikely because that would mean a very large number of employees running around all over the planet (not impossible just implausible).
Is it then, as I sort of jokingly once suggested, in satellites? Is there a software program that, for example, as part of Trailblazer, Stellar Wind, and/or T.I.A. (and DOES sort of build a replica of brains or personalities based on that data) reads this blog post and turns around and, by computer utilizing software and some kind of rudimentary artificial intelligence with preprogrammed criteria, makes my life painful by altering what is going on around me, puts ideas into my head and those around me?
Is someone playing God by using satellites and computers?
As crazy as that sounds to me, it is a coherent explanation for what I have seen and experienced and read about the experiences of others. It sounds like the kind of thing that Cheney would have signed off on. It sounds like the kind of thing that some members of the Joint Chiefs would suggest not unlike their predecessors who thought up Operation Northwoods (which included murdering US college students and blaming it on Cuba). It is not unlike the same kinds of people in Congress would fund who similarly extended the Vietnam war because they owned the ships that brought in new supplies. It is not unlike the CIA who drugged the unwilling and attached wires to brains to see what it would do and carried out torture and covered it up. And it is not unlike a news media and faux-attentive population who believed a boy was inside a big balloon to ignore it all because CNN hasn’t said it is true.
My guess is, it’s a bit of all of those things. Its a shell game and guessing which shell the little ball is under is a psyop unto itself. When you guess wrong about a cause of a particular “trick”, It tends to undermine your confidence, make you question your own sanity. Definitely, ‘Balding’ was a real operative, not merely mind controlled or duped (though he could be those other things on top of that).
But was that just to try to “spin me up”? To try to get me to see operatives where there are none down the road, as seems to be happening to many other TIs who even come to blame their own family members as having been “turned”? They seem as I said to be thinking each other to be their persecutors, that playing TI against TI is part of it as well. The drugs (whatever it is, electronic, chemical, biological) help confuse because it alters perception and inhibits logical thinking.
But then there is the frequency of the electronic stuff, the voice-to-skull, the weird coincidences. While it could be traveling psyop teams, I have to wonder if it isn’t a computer system designed to “police” the world, set on harassing people over certain criteria that it decides based on emails, phone calls, etc. That seems more plausible in terms of the thousands all over the planet having similar experiences.
I dunno. I can’t figure which is simpler between people and automatic by machines; probably the roving teams. What would Occam say about that?
Most of what happens to TIs is what would be under other circumstances minor annoyances if it weren’t for the frequency of occurence and other psychologically frustrating things like family and friends not believing because it hasn’t happened to them (and because that one instance seems like a minor annoyance, “Why is my friend/family member so upset over that little thing?”). And Hollywood has done such a crappy job of documenting the history of, for example, MK-Ultra. Psychologists, like friends and family, tend jump to the conclusion that someone’s emotional state implies delusion or acausal mental illness when, if you actually try to put yourself in the position of the harassed, you would find that there is ample reason for being upset: it is torture.
These things don’t happen, they say in a circle that reinforces itself despite ample current reporting that nowadays it damn well does and the 1970s hearings on how it once damn well did.
It is the “death of a thousand cuts” and it comes from people. That they may lack remorse or empathy, well that may also explain why it seems so alien.
Their biggest weakness: they have dealt so long in lies that they themselves can no longer tell fact from fiction, fantasy from reality. Saying this won’t help them find their way out of that.