Think they know everything. Talk too much, too loudly, and for far too long without reasonable ending. They are the most evil species of human on this planet, believe it or not, not least because of their subversion of classical or enlightening endeavors of any kind.
There is more to say about this but I am done for now. I have to get this off my chest right now so I can move on with life. 🙂 <3 I guess I have “exorcised” myself of this evil, wicked element forever more. Thank you, William Peter Blatty!!! 👿👺😤😡😈
I think this is an allegory for our time. I’m mystified as to how the director and writer and whomever else pulled this off. It’s remarkable that something so complex could be manufactured in the midst of this ignorant state. This is art.
When I have time, maybe after I get the raccoons out of my HVAC system, I might explain why I think this movie is so poignant. In brief, it has a lot to do with paternalism, the All Father (or whatever), the hubris of white-male-capitalist-America, the searching for salvation from a savior instead of using reason and human intelligence to solve problems and create a better world.
This seems very interesting! 🙂 I am anxious to bite into it.
Some notable tidbits that caught my attention included . . .
- Discussion of evolution and rape and the rise of the jock or alpha-male concept as the epitome of sexual reward, at least for white females (my words)
- . . . I can’t remember other bits right now 🙂
BUT, this all reminds me of Island, by Aldous Huxley, a phenomenal book and arguable guide for human life on Earth. Again, people read the books, or maybe they don’t anymore, that are on the reading list, but they don’t later apply the ideas that they read to their actual lives on Earth. If you aren’t going to apply those ideas to your activities and expectations of life on Earth then why bother reading the books? Just to check a box? People go through our educational system (again, this is a guess because I haven’t been there in a long time and I don’t study the state of the “art”) and fail to apply the meager wisdom and knowledge that intelligent and well-intentioned people managed to wedge into the curriculum and slide past the evangelical idiots who monitor such things. What a waste!!! It is a tragedy. This is how we have neoliberals. This is how we have half-assed voters who think there is a binary system that is bestowed upon us by some agnostic god, a system that we cannot escape from only because we have been trained to fail to imagine a better way forward. Because we have been seduced into thinking that things have been better before, or are great now, so don’t ruin it. But that is a fallacy. Things can get so much better. But you must imagine it first. You must consider it to be a feasible proposition to consider. Otherwise there is nothing but regression. And that’s what we are staring at now.
P.S. We have to get over this cultural obsession of head-to-head match-ups. Fuck that shit already. There are a multitude of political beliefs out there, obviously, so to continue only to refer to the DNC’s chosen one and the GOP’s chosen one as the only contenders is a prescription for imminent, inevitable death of democracy. And stop saying “third party”. That is an ignorant term. It signals ignorance and stupidity. Guess what, stupid?? There are many theoretical and literal parties out there! This stupid commercialist, sports-based framing and set-up that portrays American politics as a one-on-one battle is facile and only exists to feed the minds of idiots and gives money-makers something to sell. So stop feeding the system by buying into this way of thinking. Anyone who describes the American presidential candidacy as a race between only two ideologies/people/what-have-you is a simpleton who does not deserve the ability to cast a vote.
Business Insider: Trump had a meltdown and yelled at aides backstage when he realised how empty his rally in Tulsa was, reports say. https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-yelled-aides-when-he-saw-empty-tulsa-rally-was-2020-6
Reality does hit us in the face eventually, thank goodness. That’s what keeps us honest, isn’t it? 🙂 Or at least reminds us of what honesty is? Even if you were to choose not to practice it yourself like Mein Drumpf here.