Saturday, May 30, 2015

Summer 2015 Part 3

Popular Culture

For thousands of years, popular culture and various forms of entertainment has been around. With the advent of the Internet, I Phones, PCs, Youtube, Instagram, and other forms of advanced technologies, we understand more about popular culture, symbolism, and the corporate power structure than ever before. No good fruit can come from a rotten tree. Therefore, we see how the entertainment industry has shown a lot of evil not only in Western society, but internationally as well. Not to mention that many movies, videogames, and other forms of media discuss bout the issues of transhumanism, war, relationships, and other issues. In this decade, we are certainly developing our consciousness to comprehend the intricacies of the entertainment industry.

We see a shot of an electronic tattoo embedded with a microchip.A screenshot from actual gameplay shows how players will be half-robots with superhuman powers. A great way to sell transhumanism to the youth.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

The video game called Call of Duty: Black Ops III has a trailer. The trailer shows a massively transhumanist future. Transhumanist archetypes are found in video games, Hollywood, and other facets of the entertainment industry. The trailer shows a future where humans merge with robots. This caused the social order to change, the world of sport to change, and it deals with medicine including warfare. Some say that this is an example of predictive programming (or the idea that certain things are shown beforehand which will come into the future). Call of Duty is one of the most popular video games in human history. It has sold over 100 million copies in the past ten years. People, among all backgrounds, love this game. The trailer shows information on a fictional creation of a “hybrid” breed of humans. It shows their integration in various fields of human activity. There is a change of legislation to protect their rights and a creation of a new luxury market selling transhumanist enhancements to the rich. The trailer of course deals with the weaponized robot humans used by the military. It shows years into the future in 2020, 2043, etc. in detailing technological advancements. The fictional video game shows information what the military intelligence complex uses in real life. One of the scenes shows a gold winner at the 2028 Nairobi Olympics and she wears prosthetic legs. Those legs are similar to the legs of Oscar Pistorius. The video has an electronic tattoo embedded with a microchip. In real life, there is technology of electronic tattoos being developed for years. It could be sold in the mass market in the future. Some people accuse such technology as being the “Mark of the Beast.” The trailer displays riots. These riots come about, because transhumanism technology causes various economic & social inequalities that provoke people to react. There is anger and transhumanism is bound to help the elite while the masses of the people suffer. The trailer also shows a whistleblower (which harkens back to the revelations from Edward Snowden and others) on how the U.S. army uses transhumanism to create weaponized humans in Black Ops missions. The government denies it. The Call of Duty game deals with this issue of modified humans fighting in wars. The Black Ops III shows a player as a half robot with superhuman powers. Transhumanism has been promoted not only by some scientists, but in popular culture too. The elite certainly want society to love transhumanist ideologies. Therefore, we should know about the times and act accordingly.

Scientology and Hollywood

Scientology is being exposed by many quarters. The documentary “Going Clear” criticized Scientology. Of course, members of Scientology denounce it. Two of some of the most famous members of Scientology are Tom Cruise and John Travolta. The documentary not only shows information about Scientology, but it shows the occult elite’s system in the entertainment industry. This documentary is so controversial that HBO hired 160 lawyers to fight against Scientology’s vicious and litigious ways. Going Clear talks about Scientology being a combination of pseudo-religion, pseudo-esoterica, and tax exemption. Hollywood stars fund Scientology heavily. The documentary says that Scientology uses deception and it has blackmailed people in it who are rebellious. They make the accusation that Scientology members’ wives are groomed to be in a relationship with Scientology stars. I don’t agree with Scientology at all. John Travolta and Tom Cruise are members of this group and their lives are never the same since they joined it. The film said that now ex-Scientology member Spanky Taylor was Travolta’s contact. Travolta read Hubbard’s book “Dianetics” and he soon became a Scientologist during the 1970’s. Travolta booked commercial, small acting gigs and his role on “Welcome Back Kotter.” Yet, Taylor was sent to the Rehabilitation Project Force or a prison camp where she was forced to do menial labor and only sleep a few hours a night. She was separated from her daughter and she escaped with her daughters after conditions became more extreme. She is not friends with Travolta anymore. Scientology has audits according to the documentary. This is where members are filmed and reveal their deepest, most intimate secrets and fears. They do this to find “spiritual and mental” clarity. The auditors record the audits with notes. It is rumored that when Travolta was threatening to leave Scientology, officials found the notes of his auditing sessions to find out which secrets that Travolta spills that he may not want to be shown in public. Former official Mike Rinder was involved in handling secrets of members as he was the head of the office of special affairs.

Many secret societies do the same thing in keeping people silent. For example, the Skulls and Bones have candidates yell out their deepest secrets (like sexual secrets) as they lie in a coffin during an initiation ritual. This information can be used for blackmail threats. Tom Cruise and Scientology leader David Miscavige were friends until he married Nicole Kidman (whose father was a psychologist and Scientologists abhor psychology). Cruise and Miscavige are fine now, because Cruise used audits. Cruise is no longer married to Nicole Kidman. The documentary says that Cruise has a young girlfriend and Scientologist Nazanin Boniadi (she is an actress known for “How I met Your Mother” and “Homeland”). They broke up after a meeting with Miscavige according to the documentary. Today, Nazanin Boniadi has left Scientology and Nazanin is a non-practicing Muslim. Scientology is a notorious cult and their methods are blatantly extreme.  Also, the Hollywood system uses the same tactics as Scientology as Scientology (whose founder was L. Ron Hubbard and he was a follower of OTO member Aliester Crowley. The OTO was a powerful secret society in America. The OTO used magic, which influenced many Hollywood movies and people in that industry) is another part of the establishment’s system.

The Godfather

The Godfather trilogy is a famous film series. Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” has been called by some as one of the greatest films in cinematic history. Each of the films shows an aspect of how modern society conducts itself. The third installment was less popular than the first two movies. The movie series not only talked about the Mafia, but it describes how the super-rich in many capabilities conduct themselves in general. There are numerous parallels between the Godfather and real life assassinations, conspiracies, and other nefarious events. The first Godfather won numerous awards in 1972 like Best Picture and Best Actor for Marlon Brando for Don Corleone. We know about the corruption of Italian Mafiosos. Also, there are numerous families with more power and are older than the Corleone family. Yet, we know that the methods, actions, and machinations of the Mafia outline how the oligarchy runs global policy. The movie has the Corleone Family advancing their power in their genes literally. They want their culture, tradition, and genetic lineage to be passed down through future generations. The Don and his clique don’t trust outsiders 100 percent. The movie shows the Sicilian Mafia to be as full-blooded Italians with rare exceptions. The story of the Godfather series deals with immigration issues. In real life, decades ago, Italian, Jewish, and other ethnic immigrants not only had to deal with xenophobia and racism in America. They also had to deal with economic oppression and other forms of exploitation from corporate power. Therefore, they formed groups in order for them to survive the cruelties of a capitalistic society. A small minority of these immigrants formed violent gangs in the midst of poverty and oppression. Many cops back then and today regularly harm and oppress communities. The Godfather series accurately shows some cops being brought off or some cops overtly being involved in corrupt activities just like the Mafia. If you don't believe me, then even ex-NYPD cop  Frank Serpico documented corruption among some officers. The film showed Michael or the Don’s youngest and heir to the family how important family is. The Corleone’s rise to power is not done via honest, hard work, but being slick, clever, and allying with underground markets. Don Corleone refuses to go into the drug trade unless the drugs are not sold in Italian neighborhoods. The movie outlines the hatred the Mafia has for black people, so I don’t understand how people glamorize or respect the mafia. The Godfather outlines how the War on Drugs has crippled communities, how prohibition doesn’t work, and how government can be complicit in facilitating underground economies. The police and legal system are shown as corrupt, which is very similar to how the justice system is today (which is filled with injustice). In fact, J. Edgar Hoover back in 1951 denied the existence of the Mafia, when Hoover used policies that violated human civil liberties, via COINTELPRO, etc. The movie series shows the Corleones traveling to Vegas and working with Senator Pat Geary.

Godfather II has Michael and his brother dining with Mafia Don Hyman Roth (which could be in relation to Meyer Lansky or a very powerful Mafia leader) in Cuba. We know that Cuba was once a stronghold of Mafia leaders. The CIA and the Mafia worked together to try to overthrow Castro since Castro nationalized resources and overthrow the puppet leader Batista. After the Bay of Pigs failed, JFK refused to invade Cuba again. By 1963, JFK secretly wanted détente with Cuba. Godfather III is more about the Corleone family being international having billions of dollars. The movie alludes to the assassination of Pope John Paul I and Roberto Calvi (who was a Vatican banker). P2 Freemasonry has been accused of being involved in the Vatican Bank scandal for decades. This scandal, according to some people, lead to the deaths of John Paul I and Calvi. We do know that John Paul I wanted to clean house in the Vatican, but he mysteriously died under suspicious circumstances. As Michael Corleone finds out as he become older, global wealth and power doesn’t necessarily equate into happiness or peace. The Mafia and other likeminded organizations are filled with deceit, deception, competition, greed, and division. Mafia members readily attack each other or even kill each other for position or power. So, it is not worth gaining the whole and losing one’s soul. That is one lesson out of many from the Godfather trilogy.

House of Cards

The House of Cards show was produced by Netflix. It has 3 seasons so far. It is satirical look in the corruption that goes on in the realm of American politics. The series outlines a scathing and hard portrayal of the American political world, especially behind the scenes. Now, some parts of the show celebrate the political establishment in many ways. The first season of the show outlines the protagonist Democratic Congressman Francis Underwood. This character is played by Kevin Spacey. Underwood is snubbed in his nomination to a cabinet post in a Presidential administration he helped put in power. So, he forms his own appointment as vice President via conspiracy. He murders a junior congressman in the process. In the second season, Underwood forms his ascension to the Presidency. In order for him to do this, he creates a plot to have the sitting President impeached. He is involved in murdering numerous people. He personally throws his mistress named reporter Zoe Barnes under the subway train. Zoe was used by him to plant stories in the press. He has the FBI entrap Barnes’s fellow reporter, who suspects Underwood in the murder, and convict him on trumped up charges. The fellow reported is locked up for decades. In the third season, Underwood becomes a thoroughly conventional president. He has his personal and political difficulties. There is drama that deals with the squabbles between Underwood and his wife. There are geopolitical and domestic events going on, which are taken uncritically from real life contemporary headlines. The first two seasons shows Underwood’s ruthlessness, cynicism, and a lack of sentimentality. His character is complex. The current season ends up try to support and justify the various policy interests of the American ruling class. The show views Russia as a totalitarian autocracy, which clamping down on rights and political dissent. The U.S. seeks to counter Russian “aggression” while working for stability and peace in the Middle East. Members of the pro-U.S>, anti-Russian protest group P___ Riot make a cameo on the show. The fictional Russian President on the show is Victor Petrov (which alludes to Vladimir Putin). After a jailed American political dissident in Russia commits suicide, Claire Underwood throws caution aside and does the “right thing,” denouncing the authoritarianism of the Russian state in a press conference. The irony of a First Lady of a country whose policy is torture and extrajudicial murder denouncing Russia for authoritarianism is not even considered. Underwood orders the unconstitutional drone murder program, which is similar to the Obama administration drone program. There are no moral considerations on the show to evaluate the morality of these actions. There is a scene where some try to justify drone strikes to save American lives, which is a lie.

The shows also promotes the cutting of Social Security and Medicare, which is harsh not visionary. In the original 1990 British television show House of Cards, Francis Urquhart, on whose character Underwood is based, is ultimately undone both by his own crimes and the social forces he has unleashed. But in the third season of the American show, there is no consideration of any broader social forces outside of Washington. The show’s executive producer, Beau Willimon, basically said as much in an interview with Variety magazine, declaring, “All we’re trying to do is tell the story of Frank and Claire Underwood. They happen to be politicians. Their story of ambition and power hungriness is a story you could have told on Wall Street or in a law firm or in a lot of different worlds. I don’t think House of Cards is about politics at all.” Yet, we have to understand broader social and political context in the world. Shows like House of Cards outline the mentality of the political establishment. The crimes of the super-rich are readily ignored by some. In real life, certain people in America desire violence in the world for the sake of promoting the “war on terror.” Yet, we want progressive action to solve problems.

Stereotypes in the Industry

There can be no true discussion about Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general without discussing about evil racial stereotypes. The big myth is that Hollywood is just a liberal, progressive place. Since its inception, Hollywood has been full of them. Even the recently revealed Sony emails in 2015 proved that racism has not been totally extinguished in Hollywood. We can see the Birth of a Nation movie, which slandered the black community. That film was created by D. W. Griffith. In the movie, black men have been portrayed collectively as violent, rapists, and disrupters of society. The film was so racist that the NAACP organized protests against it. Gone with the Wind portrayed the Southern Confederacy as a just a gentile, wholesome place, which has been invaded by “Yankees” when that isn’t the case at all. The truth is that the Confederacy was a tyrannical place. It invaded Fort Sumter and the Confederacy oppressed black people in horrendously unjust ways. Even though Hatti McDaniel was in Gone with the Wind and she was not perfect, but she has given aid to the poor and to tons of other people. She raised funds for Red Cross relief programs for Americans who have been displaced by devastating floods. The “Mammy” stereotype as promoted by the system of white supremacy was not about giving respect to black women who worked as domestic workers. That stereotype was about to denigrate black women and promote the lie that black women must be domestic workers under white people in order to show their true dignity in the world. Yet, black women have every right to be in a diversity of occupations as human beings. We know that Arabic and Jewish stereotypes have been in Hollywood too.

Many of these stereotypes try to portray both ethnic groups in the most negative light from being called “terrorists” to “economic exploiters.” The gangster Italian stereotype has been so bad during one time that Italian-Americans groups stood up and condemned them. Yet, the anti-black stereotypes in Hollywood have been the most pernicious and hurtful in the entertainment industry. The 1987 movie Hollywood Shuffle was genius in outlining many of the anti-black stereotypes that has been advanced by the modern entertainment industry for decades. Robert Townsend directed the movie and the movie was ahead of its time. Robert Townsend would go on to promote a lot of positive shows and movies like the Parent Hood, etc. To this very day in 2015, black people are portrayed by the system of white supremacy as criminals, submissive people, sexual perverts, pimps, hustlers, etc. So, we have the right to condemn these stereotypes, fight oppression, stand up for our people, be filled with integrity, and live our lives in a progressive way. We see commercials today portraying black people as buffoonish, ignorant, irrational, and submissive. Back in 2010, commercials from Lexus, Pampers, State Farm, Burger King, etc. portray black people in a bad light. We know that many reality TV shows have shown some of the evil, sick stereotypes against black people in the 21st century. I don’t have to mention their names. We know the names of these reality TV shows (not only are the corporate owners of these shows to be blames. Many folks on those shows, who consciously degrade themselves, are to be blamed to for their actions). That is why Black Love and Black Family are so important to advance in our community. The Knowledge of Self, love of blackness, and Black Unity are concepts that are honorable. We know that Hollywood has intensive links to the Pentagon (which has supported by the murder of so many people overseas for decades via drone attacks, various wars, etc.).

In America, we as black people are the most forgiving people in the nation in my view (and of the world in my opinion). Our people suffered centuries of oppression. We have a deep moral sense of compassion and forgiveness naturally.  That is why some of our people are too eager to forgive. Yes, it is true that we can never be naïve. If someone mistreats our people or slanders our people, then we should not support that person economically or otherwise. The article from Gus Renegade used excellent examples that showed the truth that we can never bow before our oppressors. Our oppressors don’t need forgiveness from us since we have done nothing to them and we didn’t originate our oppression. We need the end of the system of white supremacy instead, so a system of justice can be established. The problems that we face are rooted in the racist, classist, and sexist system (which is ruled by white supremacists). Someone, who is black can love a person and accept forgiveness from another white person all that they want naively (people have have right to forgive people or not), but if that black person lacks the power to determine his or her own destiny (independently), then nothing tangible changes in society in a revolutionary fashion. Therefore, we have the responsibility to wake more black people up since we know things that many folks don’t. The Creator is merciful and the Creator has blessed us with understanding about oppression, the system of white supremacy, politics, economics, and a wide range of other important issues. A white racist saying “I’m sorry” never erases the hurt and the pain caused by their treachery and evil actions at all. Certainly, we are not obsessed with white people (in a self-hating fashion). It is that many white racist folks are obsessed with us. Our thoughts, our actions, and our speech must exist in the realm of uplifting, assisting, inspiring, and respecting black people. It must be reiterated that we don't hate anyone of any color. Hating someone because of their skin color is wrong. No one of any background suffer experience abuse, mistreatment, or unfair discrimination. What we hate is racism, oppression, imperialism, and any other injustice. We want the whole human race to have freedom and justice. We love truth, dignity, wisdom, and justice. There is nothing wrong with Black Unity and empowering ourselves (in rejecting mental colonization, so we can have true human liberation). A self-determined spirit, helping our people, and keeping our eyes on the prize are important things for us to embrace.

Yes, Hollywood back then and today is very racist. There are many people who are fighting back against these evil stereotypes all of the time. We should always improve ourselves, love Nature, and work in our communities. To combat racial stereotypes, we have to tell our stories. Our stories are just as valuable as any other story. We have to be active and support groups who are making solutions and we have to find ways to help the poor. We should defend our culture, our lives, and our humanity in general. We need revolutionary change in our world not reform.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The film “Avengers” Age of Ultron has been very popular this year. It was released first in April 13, 2015 and all over America on May 1, 2015. Right now, it has sold over 1 billion dollars worldwide making it the highest selling film in 2015 (Furious 7 is number one). An ensemble cast of actors and actresses are also found in the film like Robert Downey Jr. Christ Hemsworth, Idris Elbra, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johannson, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Hayley Atwell, and other people. The synopsis of the movie is that the Avengers must work together to defeat Ultron. Ultron is a mechanical artificial intelligence who desires to establish human extinction. There are two sequels planned already. One is called Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 to be released on May 4, 2018. The other sequel is called Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2, which will be released on May 3, 2019. The movie of Avengers: Age of Ultron starts in the Eastern European country of Sokovia. The Avengers (who are Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff, and Clint Barton) raid a Hydra outpost led by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. Von Strucker has been experimenting on human beings with the scepter previously wielded by Loki. Strucker’s experiments are Pietro (with superhuman speed) and Wando Maximoff (who can manipulate minds and project energy). They are twins. The Avengers apprehended Strucker while Stark gets Loki’s scepter.

Stark and Banner find an artificial intelligence within the scepter’s gem. They secretly use it to complete Stark’s Ultron global defense program. Yet, Ultron wants to eradicate humanity to save Earth. He eliminates Stark’s A.I., J.A.R.V.I.S., and attacks the Avengers at their headquarters. Ultron escapes with the scepter. Ultron goes to Strucker’s Sokovia base to upgrade his body and build an army of robot drones. He killed Strucker. The Maximoffs are recruits and he holds Stark responsible for their parents’ deaths by his weapons. Wanda use haunting visions to try to stop the Avengers. Hulk rampages until Stark stops him with his anti-Hulk armor. Ultron forms a new body with the help of Dr. Helen Cho. The Avengers receive global backlash. Romanoff and Banner plan to flee together. The Avengers fight among themselves and Stark secretly uploads J.A.R.V.I.S. – who is still operational after hiding from Ultron inside the Internet – into the synthetic body. Thor returns to help activate the body, explaining that the gem on its brow – one of the six Infinity Stones, the most powerful objects in existence – was part of his vision.  Ultron continues with his plan of global extension by using vibranium, so a machine can be established to crash a large part of the capital city skyward. In that sense, it can crash into the ground to cause global extinction. Banner rescues Romanoff, who awakens the Hulk for the battle. The Avengers fight Ultron's army while Fury arrives in a Helicarrier with Maria Hill, James Rhodes, and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to evacuate civilians. Pietro dies when he shields Barton from gunfire. Wanda wants revenge. She tries to destroy Ultron’s primary body. This caused one of his drones to activate the machine. The city plummets. Stark and Thor overload the machine and the landmass is shattered. The Hulk eaves in a Quinjet. Ultrons last remaining body is confronted by the Vision. Fury, Hill, Cho, and Selvig, run a new base of the Avengers. Thor goes back to Asgard to learn more about the forces he suspects have manipulated recent events. Stark and Barton leave. Rogers and Romanoff prepare to train new Avengers named Rhodes, Vision, Sam Wilson, and Wanda. Thanos (who has a gauntlet) promise to get the Infinity Stones.

There are tons of esoteric symbolism and other points that must be discussed about this movie. The movie deals with the issues of artificial intelligence and transhumanism. The goal of Ultron is very similar to the extremists in real life who want a radical decline in the global population (when the global population percentage wise is not increasing in radical levels). In the film, Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) explicitly references the real life U.S. and Nazi experimentation on humans and the Nazi importation into Allied nations after WWII. We know that Peter Thiel (of the Bilderberg Group) advocates transhumanism and mass micro-chipping. Wanda and Pietro are twins produced by Hydra. These are genetically modified twins. It is interesting that the site is found in Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe is the location of real life of numerous CIA “black sites” and mind control operations, which existed from WWII and the Cold War. MKULTRA also is a real mind control program established by the CIA. Allied and Axis Powers engaged in mind control experiments. MKULTRA evolved into MKSEARCH (which dealt with implantable chips and electronic control of motor functions). Today, we have DARPA, which is a super advanced system, which inspired the creation of the Internet. Even the 1997 Army War College report, which is declassified, promotes chipping, tracking, and tracing human beings. Ultron perfectly mirrors the NSA’s infamous PROMIS backdoor technology, which is reportedly able to be a ubiquitous electronic skeleton key.  PROMIS is a huge database. In the film, Ultron seeks godhood, but fails. Ironically, Ultron talks about being the new god of the new aeon, the new resurrection, etc. In esoteric teachings, the perfection of man must be embraced. The new base is inside of the ruins of an old Orthodox Church. As we proceed in the 21st century, we see how the ancients did in fact use mathematical principles in their architecture. Also, one of the secrets of nature is that Nature in part is based on many laws, mathematical influences, and has profound creativity. NSA whistleblower William Binney admitted that NSA has extensive data collecting and backdoor technology.

Final Thoughts on Popular Culture

We should know about the past and we want to go into a better future. There is no way to go into a better future unless we understand the past and the present. We have to witness where we are now (which is filled with good news and bad news). We have to comprehend the fact that we have a long way to go, but we can’t lose intrepid hope. Everyone should do their own research. When we do our own research, we can find the truth in a more thorough fashion and we can establish even more connections as it pertains to important issues. We know that there is evil in the world and we have to fight. Evil can only be defeated by good. We believe in goodness and we want humanity to have justice. I am inspired by our heroes and I’m inspired by the truth too. Wisdom is important to be advanced and we will never be intimidated by the status quo. So, we know that imperialism is wrong. We know that economic exploitation is evil and we want independent solutions in the globe.

By Timothy

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