Metropolis is famous film that inspired musicians especially in the 21st century. I wrote about the movie before, but I didn't totally comprehend its scenes nor its real meanings. This is changed today. Before going in those connections, it's time to show what the 1927 German expressionist film was really all about. It was directed by Fritz Lang. The film was produced during Germany in its stable period of the Weimar Republic by the UFA or the Universum Film A.G. It cost about 5 million Reichsmark being the most expensive silent film. This period saw economic growth. Ironically, Metropolis is set in the futuristic urban dystopian world. It describes the issues of workers, classes, etc. in capitalism. Much of its footage has been lost over the decades. There has been discovery of some of its lost footage. By 2001, there has been reconstruction of movie Metropolis and it was shown at the Berlin Film Festival. It was inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register in the same year.
The plot of the film describes the futuristic mega city called Metropolis. Society is divided in 2 classes called planners and management. The management lives high above the Earth in luxurious skyscrapers. This story describes the modern Western society or the New Atlantis that Sir Francis Bacon predicted centuries ago. The workers suffer in Metropolis in toil and they live underground. The autocratic Joh Fredersen founded, built, and runs the city. Freder (or Fredersen's son) lives in luxury in the theatres and stadiums of the skyscraper buildings. Freder finds a girl that appeared with many children of the workers. Freder is in love with the girl and follows her down to the workers' underworld. There, he seen the horrors of the workers' life and is horrified and disgusted when he sees an enormous machine called the M-Machine. This machine would violently explode and kill dozens of workers. In the smoke, Freder envisions the M-Machine as Moloch or a monstrous false deity that workers who are hapless are sacrificed. Moloch was worshipped by Semitic pagans thousands of years ago in the ancient Near East. The workers exist at the shift change. The workers underground are treated as cattle by the elite controllers of Metropolis
. The control of the masses by propaganda is promoted by Walter Lippmann, an American thinker who, five years earlier in Public Opinion
, compared the general public to a “bewildered herd” that is not qualified to manage its own destiny
. Joseph Goebbels, the head of propaganda of the Nazi regime, was also in accord with the movie’s conception of the general public. Hitler famously said “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think."
Freder is disgusted with the corruption existing in Metropolis. So, he returns to the New Tower of Babel. This is a massive skyscraper owned by his father. The Tower of Babel in real life is found in the story of Genesis 10 where the story goes that mankind made this Tower to rebel against God. Nimrod helped people to create it and God made divisions among language that caused people to spread all over the world. From thousands of years ago and today, the global elite desire to unite all peoples into one nation (not for the sake of harmony, but control and centralized control like a new Tower of Babel). That is why one European Union headquarters look like an old painting of the Tower of Babel.
Freder cries and confronts his father about the accident at the M-Machine. Fredersen is annoyed about hearing about the accident from his son (and not from his clerk Josephat). Grot is the foreman of the Hearth Machine. Grot informs him of papers resembling plans or maps. This has been found in the dead workers' pockets. Fredersen fires Josephat since he had not heard the news from Josephat first. Fredersen charges his spy or a slim man to keep an eye on his son. Freder prevents Josephat from committing suicide and hires him to help with his quest to help the woerks. Freder finds another worker in the underworld named Georgy, #11811, who works a machine that directs electrical power to the enormous series of elevators in the New Tower of Babel. Freder persuades Georgy to exchange clothes with him, go to Freder's apartment, and let Freder work at the machine. Georgy, who finds large wads of money in the pocket of Freder's clothing, goes instead to Yoshiwara, the city's red-light district. Georgy had a night of wild partying. Freder works at the machine until he become delirious. He had visions of being crucifed to the factory clock. Fredersen works the scientist Rotwang to think about the papers found. The 2 are friends. Rotwang lives in an old house contained in the lower levels of the city. They rival for the love of a woman. Rotwang loved a girl named Hel, but Hel married Fredersen (who was more powerful and wealthy). Hel died giving birth to Freder. This caused Fredersen and Rotwang to hate each other. Rotwang shows Fredersen a Machine Man that he has constructed. Rotwang wants to give image of Hel and marry (like a transhumanist or golem ritual). Rotwang tells Fredersen that the papers are maps to the 2,000 year old catacombs that are in the deep of the lowest levels of the worker's city. The two enter the catacombs and climb down a tunnel, reaching a point above the workers' meeting-place. From a gap in the rocks, they observe the workers gathering in a cathedral hewn from the rock. There, the beautiful Maria appears and begins preaching to the workers (with the disguised Freder among them) about the Tower of Babel
and about how they must wait for the coming Mediator. Her theme is that the heart must be mediator between the head (the planners) and the hands (the workers).
This is Joh Fredersen or the head of the New Tower of Babel in the Metropolis film.
Freder is called the Mediator to liberate the workers from oppression after the end of the sermon. This is like a pre-Neo archetype that has been thoroughly shown in the Matrix science fiction series. Fredersen wants to Rotwang to give the machine man the image of Maria to then sow distrust between her and the workers. Rotwang agreed with the plan, but wants to use the machine man to ruin Fredersen's life. While Fredersen returns to his offices, Rotwang captures Maria and imprisons her in his house. There, he uses his equipment to transform the machine-man to look exactly like Maria. He then instructs it to destroy Fredersen's city and murder his son, by any means that does not hurt Rotwang or herself. This ceremony to form the machine to look like Maria looks like the occult upside Pentagram. Rotwang demonstrates the machine man's abilities in ways to Fredersen. Rotwang dresses the machine up as an erotic dancer at the Yoshiwara. The sons of the owners go into homicidal fits of sexual jealously. People die in huge order. The machine man visits the workers' city and inspires the workers to rebel. The workers comes out of the workers' city in a full scale riot and destroy the Heart Machine or the city's power generation. This results in a complete hydraulic breakdown. The city's reservoirs overflow. Later, the workers' city is flooded. The children of the workers' are almost drown. The real Maria, Freder, and Josephat rescue the children heroically. They blame Maria for their children's death. The real Maria is chased in the upper city and the streets under Grot's leadership. They run into the Yoshiwara and meet the owners' sons led by the machine man. Maria escapes in confusion and the machine man is tied to a stake and burned. The flames burn off the likeness of Maria and reveal the machine man's true form to the crow. Maria is captured at a cathedral by Rotwang. Rotwang, who has broken down completely and believes her to be the real Hel. In a climactic scene, Fredersen watches in horror as Freder and Rotwang fight on the cathedral's roof. Rotwang falls to his death, and Freder and Maria return to the street. Freder takes his first step as mediator, overcoming the mutual reluctance of Grot and Fredersen to join hands, thus beginning a period of unity and reform.
Metropolis has more drama, love, action, and adventure than it is usually anticipated. The film has existed and its influence still still today. Its predictions for the future ring true now even. It has many occult images and the imagery is used by Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce, Kylie Minogue, and others. Beyonce and Kylie Mingue wears a robotic suit that looks exactly like the machine man in the Metropolis movie. Even Freddie Mercury from Queen uses his face instead of Maria in his song "Radio Gaga." The talented sister Janelle Monae use images and motiffs from the Metropolis film. Some people feel that Monae isn't supportive of the Illuminist agenda, but shows music that wants liberation plus inspiration to love the truth.The film describes a Big Brother, police state new world order like system. The poor are suffering in a monitored Hell, while the select elite live in luxury. Maria as a machine as a being to corrupt the morals of the workers to get a revolt in order for the the elite to use violent repression. Many pop stars don't know about the Illuminati and like minded issues. Likewise, there are artists like the Kabbalist Madonna that know about this stuff and still allow the global elite to use them to corrupt the morals of the masses. Workers being expose is proof that the cartel capitalist system doesn't work to liberate the masses at all. It lives the workers in a state of oppression. The huge machine as a industrial complex system that forces the workers to do dehumanizing tasks. The machines acts as Molech. This bull or calf false god existed in Carthaginian culture too, which is nothing more than Caananites or Phoenicians in North Africa. The repetitive, mind numbing tasks violate the workers' humanity. The thinkers live in the Utopian location. The city wouldn't exist without the workers. The dualism of the workers and the elite exist in occult representation of dependence. There is a slick reference to the hermetic maxim of "as above so below" with the phrase in the film reading: "...As deep as lay the workers' city below the Earth, so high above it towered the complex named the "Club of the Sons," with its lecture halls. As above, so below means that the Heavens in its composition is reflected in the composition of the entities of Earth (in other words, man is a miniature version of the Universe as a whole).
John Fredersen is like Zordon of the Power figure. He is the demi-god or the godlike figure controlling the material world in Metropolis. To the Gnostics, he is the Demiurge or the ruler. Fredersen holds a compass like the Grand Architect in Masonry. William Blake is family for his rendition of the Gnostic Demiurge (or the creator and ruler of the lower plain of existence with sin). Gnostic archetypes are found all over Hollywood movies and such. Maria works for the proletariat and Freder is like the Neo/Christ figure to save souls from oppression. Maria said in one of her sermons that: "Great is the world and its Creator! and great is Man!" The deification of man via enlightenment is a goal of the Mystery Schools among the ages. The monuments and architecture in the world prove that the principles of the Mysteries exist and some secret order celebrate the greatness of the human mind.
Masons characterize a link between Freemasonry and the Tower of Babel in this quotation:
"...As regards to Masonry, Babel of course represented a Masonic enterprise and early expositors reaped full benefit from the facts. They remembered that the people, who were of ‘one language and one speech’ journeyed from the East to the West, like those who have been tried and proved as Master Masons. When they reached an abiding place in the land Shinar, it is affirmed that they dwelt therein as Noachide, being the first characteristic name of Masons. It was here that they built their high tower of confusion. Out of evil comes good, however, and the confusion of tongues gave rise to ‘the ancient practice of Masons conversing without the use of speech.’”
-Arthur Edward Waite, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and of Cognate Instituted Mysteries: Their Rites, Literature and History, Volume I
“In several early Masonic manuscripts – for example, the Harleian, Sloane, Lansdowne, and Edinburgh-Kilwinning – it is stated that the craft of initiated builders existed before the Deluge, and that its members were employed in the building of the Tower of Babel.”
- Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
“… at the making of the Tower of Babel there was Masonry first much esteemed of, and Nimrod was a Mason himself and loved well Masons.”
- John T Lawrence, The Perfect Ashlar
However, says Maria, “one man’s hymns of praise became the other man’s curse." This means that the monument praising the greatness of the human spirit was built by the workers' sweat and blood. The New Tower of Babel is Fredersen's headquarters. Rotwang is an inventor and the Pentagram is shown in the movie. The Pentagram has many meanings like the Perfected Man, Venus in the 8 year cycle, Pythagorean philosophy, etc. It's promoted by occultism and Freemasonry. In real life, Pythagoras has disciples of an secret order that used Pentagrams and geometry. Potwang is like a magus or like what Dr. John Dee was to Queen Elizabeth I. Dee promoted British Israelism, magic, science, Hermetic philosophy, mathematics, etc. Rotwang used occultism to try to control the masses. The machine man is transhumanism in action since the scientist Rotwang want this being to be immortal. The machine in the film has one eye closed looking like the eye of Horus with a devilish grin. The Maria andriod dances in the Yoshiwara man's club like the Great Harlot from the book of Revelations. She is held up by the 7 deadly sins. Madonna acted the same way in her performance of "Material Girl" years ago.
The film isn't about freedom. It's about control and oppression of the workers. The elite promote a Mediator to calm real revolution and everything is happy ever after (when no radical democratic reforms exist). Even Freder is duped that things will change with token measures. The reason is that the scientist died, but Joh still has most of the power in Metropolis. The Mediator is pop culture today or the mainstream corporate media to stop real revolutionary changes in society. The mass media and popular culture use messages and false stereotypes to manipulate the masses, especially the youth. The elite want us to be materialistic, selfish, hateful, disrespectful toward parents, and evil. Yet, God wants us to strong of course, but loving to our fellow man and cry out for justice and liberty for all peoples. Metropolis promotes transhumanism, mind control, occultism, control, the police state, etc. before our time. The movie has occult symbolism and slick scenes in it. Our values shouldn't be debased at all. We should not be like programmed android, but free thinking human beings with independence and strength to overcome challenges.
DARPA and Technology Part 2
Many updates have been going on in high tech devices. It's the same story. Men want equality, yet there has been an oligarchy using oppression and liberty suppression as a means to try to crush man's spirit. Yet, the Spirit of God is Eternal and strong enough to inspire some human beings to fight for righteousness and truth without tyranny. Transalchemy is what some promote. The world is getting wilder and wilder with rapidly changing technology. The elite promote trillion dollar military budgets and the global carbon tax (plus global governance, which is code for global government). The Federal Reserve and the Eurobank are privately owned. The Federal Reserve bank is especially dealing with involvement in parts of the U.S. economic meltdown. Some major forms of technology include nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive sciences. The Air Force wants neuroweapons to overwhelm enemy minds. People realize that computational technology doubles every 18 months with its cost dropping by half. People want more and more powerful artifical intelligence. This technology is interesting. Some people want to use global warming rhetoric as an excuse to bash humans and populations. There is nothing wrong with improving the environment in a legitimate fashion, but a carbon trading scheme has been exposed by people from across the spectrum as fraudulent. Multinational energy companies ironically promote the carbon trading situation like Enron and BP. Why would they support this agenda when supposedly they will be the ones that will lose out? It could because these companies are ruled by the same people and these agendas are used to fund high level technology to fund the masses like AI. This new technology isn't some next generation type of stuff. There are current military science R and D. The Democrats lecture on anti-war talk, but they still fund wars and imperialism. The Republicans talk about small government, but fund Big Military and other big government in other areas too (that grows the Big Brother police state). Our freedoms have gone down in America. People have their homes stolen if they have non-authorized natural drugs. There are no fly lists that have innocent peoples names on them. You can't be on plane without being groped and searched with naked body scanners. Even in 2001, this is unheard off. America is now like an Empire. Transhumanism wants life extension technology to improve brain and body functions. The Pentagon and DARPA promote transhumanist-like technologies. The programs like DAPRA promotes are Cognitive Information Processing (ACIP), Biologically-Inspired Cognitive Architectures, Omnipresent High Performance Computing (OHPC), Real-World Reasoning (REAL), Cognitive Assistant that Learns (CALO), Deep Green (DG), Cognitive Information Processing Technology, etc. So, the tools of the elite don't just include unjust laws. It also include technology used for evil purposes in violating human liberty and human individuality too.
DARPA is still here obviously. DARPA is the Pentagon's technological research team. It has a program called INSIGHT. They want to replace largely manual exploitation and have chat-based operator interactions. In other words, they want certain devices to use a system that mines different inputs. This process includes the use of drone footage and on the ground Intel that quickly stitches together data to identify potential threats. DARPA calls this new system as a next generation of the intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (or the ISR) exploitation plus resource management system. Human input according to DARPA can be faster than human analysts. They want an interface that's adaptable, letting users provide context and pick the best surveillance combo for a given situation. The Pentagon is investing in the super powered surveillance for a while now. DARPA wants the INSIGHT program to be rapidly utilized in the recon field. The program has new spy cams like ARGUS-IS, a 1.8 Gigapixel camera that tracks over 100 square miles in real time. And ongoing Darpa projects might be rolled into the Insight system too. The agency’s solicitation cites a handful, including the recently-launched PerSEAS, a program to design complex algorithms that can somehow spot threats based on little more than “weak evidence.” There is the AGI Manhattan Project. This is about the transhumanist goal of trying to make man "gods" via life extension technology literally. It's one of the last goals of the real global elite. Some people want to be posthumans or people living hundreds of years. There are pieces that show this Singularity agenda. The New York Times
even recently did a piece, titled "Merely Human? That’s So Yesterday
", that championed Ray Kurzweil
, Sergey Brin
, Larry Page
, Peter A. Thiel
, Peter H. Diamandis
and Keith Kleiner
as being at the forefront of the Singularian Movement. The Singularity University
, located at NASA's Ames Research Center, is their epicenter. Ray Kurzweil is the famous promoter of transhumanism. Supercomputers and tons of governmental agenda promote technological advancement. National laboratories, branches of the military, and the executive branch know all about these procedures. NASA's "Planetary Skin" program seeks to build a global nervous system or a network of sensors to monitor the whole planet
. Globale warming alarmist has been used as the justification to promote Planetary Skin. It cost 100 million in its initial phrase. The future deals with designer babies, synthetic biology, more genetic engineering and other inventions. Neurometrics is about using the brain and biometrics to control people. Some of this stuff is beyond normal science fiction books. The great writer and bioethicist Wesley J. Smith exposed some transhumanists as rejecting faith in embracing some Utopian vision to offer a material substitute in the world in the following:
Here’s an interesting irony: Most transhumanists are materialists. But they desire eternal life as much as the religionists that so many materialists disdain. So they invent a material substitute that offers the benefits of faith, without the burden of sin, as they forge a new eschatology that allows them to maintain their über-rationalist credentials as they try to escape the nihilistic despair that raw materialism often engenders. So they tout a corporeal New Jerusalem and prophesy the coming of the Singularity—roughly equivalent of the Second Coming for Christians—that will...begin a New Age of peace, harmony, and eternal life right here on Terra firma.[ii]
Nick Bostrom and James Hughes founded the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies back in 2004. Professor Gregory Jordan takes it one step further in his peer reviewed article in the Journal of Evolution and Technology called "Apologia for Transhumanist Religion." The article wanted to promoted transhumanism as a new religion. This new religion in the mindstate of Professor Jordan is about having the goal of eternal life among humans without God, wanting man to be a godlike being, the use of religious aw in its promises, symbolic rituals, and technology used to heal people. Of the technological Singularity in particular, Jordan writes how some transhumanists especially view the Singularity as a religious event, “a time when human consciousness will expand beyond itself and throughout the universe.” Singularitarians believe that the evolution of man's consciousness will make make transcend boundaries to be one with the divine. Like Gnostics, transhumanists have a hatred of the human body since it is viewed as a limitation to true enlightenment. Transhumanist Prof. Kevin Warwick put it this way: “I was born human. But this was an accident of fate—a condition merely of time and place.” In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the human body is not a body without value. The human being was made in the image of God and meant to be the temple of the Holy Spirit among believers. This is why you can't be a Christian and deny the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.optimize troop’s minds, prevent injuries, preemptively assess vulnerability to traumatic stress, and even conduct “remote control of brain activity using ultrasound.” The Air Force is warning potential researchers that this project “may require top secret clearance.” They’ll also need a high tolerance for seemingly loony theories — sparked by the military itself.
Military elites in America want to ask scientists to help them attack the brain's chemcial pathways of people the government consider "enemies." The Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing revamped a call for research proposals examing "Advances in Bioscience for Airmen Performance." It's a six year $49 million effort to deploy extreme neuroscience and biotechnology in the service of warfare. One suggested research thrust to use the external stimulant technology to enable the airman to maintain focus on aerospace tasks and to recieve and process greater amounts of operationally relevant information. Scientists tried to look into fusing multiple human sensing modalities to develop the “capability for Special Operations Forces to rapidly identify human-borne threats.” These actions are similar to the movie "The Men Who Stare at Goats." The program has this following information: "...Conversely, the chemical pathway area could include methods to degrade enemy performance and artificially overwhelm enemy cognitive capabilities.” That’s right: the Air Force wants a way to fry foes’ minds — or at least make ‘em a little dumber. This is the official statement that relates to the CIA planting a microchip in someone's head. The Air Force has the HAARP technology in Alaska. The 711th's call deal with the plan to create technologies to anticipate, find, fix, track, and identify, characterize human intent and physiological status anywhere and at anytime. For years, the CIA and the military allegedly plied the unwitting with dozens of psychoactive drugs. They did this in various mind control experiments. Even recently, the Pentagon back in 2008 warned that adversaries could form enchacements to their cognitive capabilities that can be a threat to national security. The National Research Council and the Defense Intelligence Agency pushed pharma based tactics to weaken enemy forces. Big Pharma is known to have poison human beings in wars just like the Nazis used Big Pharma to kill people in concentration camps during World War Two. In recent months, the Pentagon has funded projects to
Today, the elite use genetics, robotics, artifical intelligence, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, and human enchancement promotion as their forte. The creation of synthetic life is here according to this source:
"As laboratories incubate new blends of man and machine.... The path of progress cuts through the four-way intersection of the moral, medical, religious and political—and whichever way you turn, you are likely to run over someone’s deeply held beliefs. Venter’s bombshell [the creation of the synthetic life “Synthia”] revived the oldest of ethical debates, over whether scientists were playing God or proving he does not exist because someone re-enacted Genesis in suburban Maryland." —Nancy Gibbs, Time magazine
So, human modifying technology is weird and a sign of the times today in late 2010.
The DHS may want to try to use body scanners that store biometrics. The TSA and Homeland Security authorities may be preparing a body scanner bait and switch by proposing new devices that advocates claim do not see under clothing and don't emit dangerous radiation. There do store a biometric record of the person using them which would grease the skids for authorities to track individuals in real time. There is a video proving that the new body scanner proposes that it be used in airports, banks, retail establishments, apartment blocks, and other transport hubs. Body scans done in order to go shopping, cash a check, catch a bus, or even to enter your home is apart of a Minority Report style electronic prison. There has been a nationwide opposition to naked body scanners and the new invasive TSA gropping procedures. Even DHS leader Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John Pistole were forced to recently meet with executives from major travel associations who are spearheading the resistance. The TSA is trying to have new body scanners that have the optional biometric technologies and identity verification techniques. Iscoon is the company behind the new 1000D whole body scanner. Its makers believe that the device don't fire harmful radiation at the user and the machine doesn't display details of naked bodies. These claims have been made by the TSA and many don't believe them. The new device uses a thermo-conductive infrared technology. It causes a 360°scan of the human body in 30 seconds, capturing every facet of biometric data. Although the video demonstration claims that the device “does not create any privacy issues,” the fact that the government will have the blanket power to use technology designed to catch criminals on the general public is an obvious violation of privacy. Even in the immediate health and privacy risks of the current airport body scanners are neutralized, the government being allowed to keep an indefinite record of the biometric identify of your whole body causes a huge threat to our personal liberties more than the current scanner coming now. There has been U.S. Marshals Service who were forced to admit that they were saving naked body scanner images earlier this year. It goes to show that information is being illegally stored despite the assurances of authorities. Biometric measures only promotes the false ideas of Americans being guilty until proven innocent. Iscon brags that it has already introduced like minded devices into U.S. prisons. There has been cutting edge satellite and other surveillance technology. If the government can make a biometric blueprint for the whole human body, then real time tracking of people isn't too far off. There shouldn't be a total, gargantuan Minority Report like surveillance grid at all (that such scanners are eventually intended to be used to control access to shopping malls, banks, transport hubs and even apartment blocks, as the makers admit). Detailed personal information can be open for abuse. Facial recognition can be manipulated if someone altered one's appearance or wearing a disguise. A full body biometric blueprint will allow the authorities to identify you in any situation. A mircochip in ones forehead isn't far off. This Iscon system can be used in airports, courthouses, and local malls plus sports arenas. This is an one stop biometric data collection technology. The FBI said that it wants a billion dollar effort to build the world's largest computer database of peoples' physical characteristics. This project can give the government an unprecendented ability to identify individuals in America plus the world (as the Washington Post reported in December of 2007). The Department of Homeland Security collected biometrics for years like the use of iris scans at certain airports under the guise of identify verificaiton of travelers (who have passed background checks and want to move through lines quickly). “The department is also looking to apply iris- and face-recognition techniques to other programs,” the Post added. Napolitano and Pistole may be preparing to present biometric body scanners as the “solution” to the nationwide outrage over TSA groping and naked body scanners, but such a system will only arm Big Brother with yet more power and more information with which to catalogue, track and trace American citizens.