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Title: They Live: Choose Before You Die
Source: The Burning Platform
URL Source: https://www.theburningplatform.com/ ... se-before-you-die/#more-154638
Published: Jul 14, 2017
Author: Doug “Uncola” Lynn
Post Date: 2017-07-15 12:02:24 by Orwellian Nightmare
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By Doug “Uncola” Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com

Sometimes, during the summers, I like to stay up late.  When not reading or writing, I will usually resort to watching a series on television.  I enjoy series because the character development and storylines are far more in-depth than what is viewed in a mere two-hour movie; although I do watch them as well.  On HBO, I have experienced The Sopranos, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Deadwood, True Blood, and a few others.  On AMC, it was Breaking Bad and I still watch The Walking Dead. What I like about Netflix, however, is the ability to access a virtual cornucopia of diverse programming on any device; at home, on the road, and easily “un-paused” with the flick-of-a-finger anytime, anywhere, within the matrix.

The word “programming” implies that those who watch are being “programmed” and this is what I find most interesting:  What is being sold, and why.  As red-pilled as I am, I find myself immune for the most part; yet, as the word “programming” indicates, I often wonder if these shows are affecting my overall worldview.  In other words, because I have a dim view of the future, is this why I gravitate towards watching darkly disturbing television programming?  Or, do these shows actually contribute to me seeing the world, and the future, as inevitably dystopian?

All throughout the entertainment universe there seems to be a certain tragic fatalism at play.  Look at any summer blockbuster going back for decades, and if it wasn’t sharks or dinosaurs wreaking havoc in the lives of humanity, it was alien attacks, or meteorites, or mummies, or Harrison Ford fighting both the Nazis and the Galactic Empire. During previous summers, both youth and adults alike witnessed Katniss Everdeen fighting the forces of President Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games; or violent robots terrorizing the earth in Transformers.  And, this summer, the big Hollywood hit is Wonderwoman fighting Aries, the mythological Greek God of War, who placed mankind under his evil spell.

On television, the dystopian shows have become pandemic.  Some of the most recent programs from the past several years included:  Colony (alien tyranny upon mankind), The Handmaid’s Tale (totalitarian theocracy), Revolution (post-apocalyptic America), Jericho (post-nuclear war), Between (mass disease & quarantine), The Shannara Chronicles (post-apocalyptic earth), 3% (dystopian segregated society), Attack on Titan (man-eating giants), and too many others to mention here.

When considering all that dystopia I am reminded of a line from the 2008 film, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” where an alien spy in a McDonalds restaurant tells the alien destructor (played by Keanu Reeves), the following regarding humanity:

 

I’m afraid they are not a reasonable race.  I’ve been living amongst them for seventy years now. I know them well. Any attempt to intercede with them would be futile. They are destructive, and they won’t change. The tragedy is, they know what’s going to become of them.

 

Do you have that feeling as well?  Like you know what is going to happen, and that it won’t be good? Like watching a slow motion car wreck, a train derailment, a distant tsunami, or a mushroom cloud before the shockwave hits?  I have that feeling and I don’t believe it’s from the fictional shows that I watch on TV or in the movie theater. Instead, I get that feeling just by reading and watching the news every day.

Here is the truth:  The mainstream media is an alien monster, operating in collusion with multifarious political minions, at the behest of their mutual masters:  the Dark Lords of the Galactic Empire.  Aliens have overtaken the nation’s capital and they are now broadcasting their mind-meld over the earth.

See for yourself.  The real action begins at the :52 second mark of this video:

 

 

We know what is about to happen to us: chaos, civil war, financial armageddon, and world war.  A brash and bawdy Bruce Wayne billionaire, disguised as the Joker, has overtaken the Zombie Queen and now the aliens have engaged their warped drive to seduce the masses with a phony Russian election hacking narrative.  Somehow, I don’t think this story will have a happy ending.

Perhaps because so many people, all throughout the land, can feel the bad mojo in the air; and this is why they are turning to apocalyptical entertainment:  To see and understand the future.  Or, it could be the Dark Powers That Be are simply programming the masses for imminent violence, destruction, and death.

In my own case, however, I like to watch these shows to see what is being programmed, speculate as to the reasons “why” and, at the same time, try to learn some new perspectives on human nature operating under duress, and in dire circumstances.  When viewing all the vampire shows over the past several decades, I wonder if these were to prepare the masses for the bloodsucking Fabian Socialists, and financial establishment leeches, draining the life from those working to sustain society; and now that the zombie craze has swept America, it seems as if we are being prepared to war against not only each other, but while destroying the flesh-eating people of Walmart;  the dead men walking in the great and forthcoming culling soon to take place.

With these thoughts in mind, I have been watching a series on Netflix entitled “The 100” which originally premiered on The CW Network in 2014.  I am only a few episodes into the second season and initially started watching it for the reasons as previously stated:  Knowing it was marketed to young people, I wanted see what was being programmed; I desired to speculate as to the reasons “why” and, simultaneously, learn some new angles on humanity operating under extreme stress in difficult situations.

As one would expect from a juvenile dystopian television show targeting the younger generation; all of the main characters are very good-looking, the dialogue is somewhat snappily stunted, and the sub-plot denouements are often unrealistic.  Nonetheless, the overall production, set and costume design, and special effects, are pretty stellar.  Moreover, unlike The Walking Dead and other adult fare where there can be slow episodes and lulls between cataclysmic events, “The 100” rocks from one disaster to the next with no respite; most likely to satisfy the morbidly infinitesimal attention span of the Selfie Generation.

In short, the show takes place 97 years after a nuclear war that has wiped out most life on earth.  A group of 2,500 survivors circle the earth in a space station called “The Ark” waiting for the radioactive blue marble below them to normalize again in order to sustain life and allow for healthy genetic perpetuity.  Just as Noah of the Bible released a dove to find dry land, so did the leaders on the Ark as they sent a group of 100 juvenile delinquents to the earth as guinea pigs to see if they could survive.  Chaos, hard-choices, violence, betrayal, honor, sacrifice, courage, love and sex ensue.  I realize, the way this is written, it all sounds trite, but actually, so far, it has been a fairly interesting series.  Although I will, most likely, not watch all four seasons of “The 100”, here are just a few human perspectives that could be gleaned from the show thus far:

 

  • Groups with no code, or law, descend into anarchy

 

  • Coalitions are formed by the like-minded

 

  • Politics are always at play within any group

 

  • Politics are always at play in the relations between groups

 

  • Allegiances change based upon circumstances

 

  • In matters of survival, expediency reigns supreme

 

  • Some leaders value the group over the individual

 

  • Some leaders value individuals over the group

 

  • Once trust has been established in a group, it becomes that group against all others

 

  • Groups and individuals who desire similar outcomes will form temporary alliances

 

  • Leaders emerge, as do traitors

 

  • By their actions, they are known

 

In real life, just as in fictional stories, cowards will lie to survive, heroes will take risks to save those whom they love, and leaders will lie to those whom they serve, while telling themselves it’s for the best.  Above all, the stated goals of the group define the coward, the hero, and the leader, in any circumstance. And, more often than not, the greatest violence perpetuated upon mankind come from those who are simply following orders.

In the end, everyone must choose this day whom they will serve.  Our focus determines our reality.  If two groups don’t agree, then they will fight; and, only the winners will remain relevant and viable.

As for me, I have come here to chew some bubblegum and kick ass.  I’m all out of bubblegum.

 

Author: Uncola

I am one who has found the road less traveled while remaining a whiskered, whispering witness to the world. I hope what you just considered was worth the price and time spent. www.TheTollOnline.com

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#1. To: Orwellian Nightmare (#0)

Nice find. Worthy read.

As one would expect from a juvenile dystopian television show targeting the younger generation; all of the main characters are very good-looking, the dialogue is somewhat snappily stunted, and the sub-plot denouements are often unrealistic.

With one other obvious contemporary BS addition /caveat to the above:

CHICKS ARE EQUALLY HEROIC/LEADERS. And somehow, either consciously or subconsciously (to the viewer) "save the day" ultimately somehow, some way.

Liberator  posted on  2017-07-15   12:24:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Liberator (#1)

CHICKS ARE EQUALLY HEROIC/LEADERS. And somehow, either consciously or subconsciously (to the viewer) "save the day" ultimately somehow, some way.

Yes, I noticed that seems to be the new paradigm. Actually it has been going on for quite some time with TV shows, movies and sit-coms portraying the males as inept, bumbling fools.

I liked this description of Trump:

A brash and bawdy Bruce Wayne billionaire, disguised as the Joker, has overtaken the Zombie Queen and now the aliens have engaged their warped drive to seduce the masses with a phony Russian election hacking narrative.

To be honest. there are a lot of things I dislike about Trump but he was better than the alternative and he at least has temporarily slowed down the globalist's schemes for a NWO.

Orwellian Nightmare  posted on  2017-07-15   12:36:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Orwellian Nightmare (#2)

I noticed that seems to be the new paradigm. Actually it has been going on for quite some time with TV shows, movies and sit-coms portraying the males as inept, bumbling fools.

The "bumbling fool" portrayal is well into it's third decade I believe, isn't it?

That Chick-Hero paradigm seems now to be the default portrayal in nearly all movies and tee-bee shows. I'd recently mentioned watching 'New Outer Limits' episodes (1995-2002) on Hulu -- a good show, prescient themes btw, many of which seem to be coming to fruition. HOWEVER, one quirk that really began bothering me was their obsession with WOMEN-HEROES. And that's going back 20+ years ago.

I liked this description of Trump:

A brash and bawdy Bruce Wayne billionaire, disguised as the Joker, has overtaken the Zombie Queen and now the aliens have engaged their warped drive to seduce the masses with a phony Russian election hacking narrative.

HA! Good stuff. Pretty much nailed it. Aliens-in-warp-drive. (I'd also like to read his/her description of 0bama's Presidency thru the delusional subversive eyes of the Left.)

To be honest. there are a lot of things I dislike about Trump but he was better than the alternative and he at least has temporarily slowed down the globalist's schemes for a NWO.

Agree. No question about which alternative we were left with. And YES, Trump has definitely not only slowed down the NWO Blitz but tore off the mask of the New World Order/Globalists for ALL to see. Trump gives REAL America a fighting chance to organize and re-take our own national and personal sovereignty.

Frankly, IMO he's the best patriot and most honest, courageous President we've had since...well...sometime in the early 19th century. NO President has had to deal with an open In-Your-Face coup that we have been witnessing.

Liberator  posted on  2017-07-15   14:35:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Orwellian Nightmare (#2)

To be honest. there are a lot of things I dislike about Trump but he was better than the alternative ...

Agreed. A rattlesnake beats Hillary.

rlk  posted on  2017-07-15   16:00:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Liberator (#3)

Trump has definitely not only slowed down the NWO Blitz but tore off the mask of the New World Order/Globalists for ALL to see.

What's interesting to me is that even those who called us "Conspiracy Freaks" just months ago are finally having to admit that "...there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."

H/T to Woodrow Wilson.

Also it is now apparent to anyone paying attention that "The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes."

Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter

Orwellian Nightmare  posted on  2017-07-15   16:30:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Orwellian Nightmare (#0)

I've never understood why a bad sci-fi movie starring a second-rate wrestler from the Eighties (Roddy Piper) has such a hold on all the CT freaks. Of course, they also like the Matrix movies, especially the beginning of the first one.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-07-15   17:09:18 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Tooconservative (#6)

Bad sci-fi? On a planet where Battlefield Earth and Dune exist, it was a great movie.

Second rate wrestler? Rowdy Roddy was top notch, seriously. When 75% of the event is storyline and acting, Roddy was top 5.

CT freaks? I prefer truth detectors. As for the Matrix, it was good, but harder to understand the further into it you watched.

Exercising rights is only radical to two people, Tyrants and Slaves. Which are YOU? Our ignorance has driven us into slavery and we do not recognize it.

jeremiad  posted on  2017-07-16   16:40:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: jeremiad (#7) (Edited)

Bad sci-fi? On a planet where Battlefield Earth and Dune exist, it was a great movie.

If you're standard of quality is Reefer Madness or a Fifties beach party movie, then maybe it isn't so awful.

No, I've seen it all at least once. It sucks at least as badly as Battlefield Earth and has much cheesier cinematography and special effects.

The first Dune was pretty bad. They did a 3-part mini-series that was good and a miniseries sequel of Children of Dune. I think there was no Dune Messiah miniseries or movie though.

As for the Matrix, it was good, but harder to understand the further into it you watched.
I thought it harder to follow at the beginning but it got easier and easier toward the end. That is always part of the challenge of making a good sci-fi flick.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-07-16   16:43:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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