Thursday, 17 November 2016

Psychopathy and The Thing

The movie The Thing by John Carpenter has been read by the director himself as being a kind of allegory for the strange disease that was making the rounds at the time of the film's release, 1984, a disease which was to later become known as AIDS. 

I have another reading of the film based on what John Carpenter himself says is the key exchange in the film
"I don't know who to trust anymore."
"Trust is a hard thing to come by these days. Why don't you trust in the Lord?"
The story of the film revolves around a human and animal-mimicking alien life form with hostile intentions which hides in plain sight behind a fake appearance in order to conceal its true ugly self. 

The paranoia that sets in is of course inevitable as it is impossible to tell who in your entourage is the hostile alien which will kill and come to imitate your physical appearance the moment you're alone with and turn your back on it. 

In my view this is a great allegory for the disease of psychopathy because psychopaths mimic human emotion and feelings, seduce people with their glib, surface charm only to prey on and destroy them when the occasion arises. 

It is indeed very hard to tell who is a psychopath and what hostile life form may be lurking under casual passers-by on the street, someone closer to home or even in the public eye (such as Jimmy Saville). People who've been victimised by psychopathic individuals in their lives will of course develop trust issues as does the character Blair in the film (well named as it turns out, the script foreshadowing in its own way the rise to power of dubious, untrustworthy politician Tony Blair). 

Furthermore, as psychopathy researcher Thomas Sheridan has argued, psychopaths aren't really human as they lack a normal human emotional centre and are truly 'other' to you or me since completely devoid of heart consciousness and the conscience that comes with the latter. 

It is the disease and oddness of psychopathy that has made researcher Mark Passio sympathetically consider 'intervention' theories in human origins, i.e. that we were fashioned by a non-human intelligence to serve as a slave labour force and that these aliens did such a botched job in the development of our species that psychopathy was one of the many anomalies present in the original human genome. 

These 'intervention' theories - as opposed to more fashionable 'evolutionary' theories - are based on texts and artefacts going back to ancient Sumer which was located in present day Iraq and which seem to indicate extra-terrestrial interactions with humans, including in their coming to exist and in the origin of occult Mystery Traditions, as these (immoral) beings taught us knowledge about the universe in symbolic ways. 

The movie Alien v Predator points to such extra-terrestrial lore in its very plot according to which the Predator aliens were gods to us humans and the serpentine xenomorphs were there to provide a rite of passage for said gods. 

All that being said reptile-brain-based psychopathy gives some credit to reptilian conspiracies as does the presence of evil lizard-like creatures in ancient and modern popular culture (this reminds me that I once saw an old Dr Who episode with a reptilian alien able to control people's minds). 

What can be drawn from all this is the lesson many have now learnt, that many Hollywood films have a dumbed down plot that most can follow, which is their exoteric content, and a more hidden, esoteric content that will only be garnered and understood by those who are clued up as to alternative history and explanations. 

John Carpenter of course went on to make the movie They Live which explicitly suggests alien interference at the very top as well as in all the mainstream facets of human society. 

My Beef with Conformist Self-Improvement

To re-iterate points I made in a couple of previous posts (Self-improvement Gurus and Phoney Self-improvement), my beef with self-improvement culture and positive thinking fascism is that much rather than aiming to prove things to yourself and others in order to be a more successful social conformist, the aim should be to fully accept yourself in both your strengths and weaknesses based on your unique individuality and however much the practice of this self-acceptance offends and goes against conventional preferences and expectations.  

Largely, self-improvement ideals are based in a polarity of fear, e.g. of not fitting in or being too 'negative' about the world.

Self-acceptance ideals are by contrast based in a polarity of love, for one's Creator-given individual person and for what one is able to do that is positive. 

And, as I've written before, my entire philosophy can be summarised by the maxim 
"Always choose love over fear."

Lyrics Analysis: One Vision

Much as I enjoy it, the song One Vision by Queen struck me greatly in its lyrical content last night as I pondered whether or not it was preaching a satanic or a wholesome message. My conclusion now is that it is a bit of both.

The lyric "one true religion" of course makes me think of the actual one true religion in the world: money, not that that was necessarily Mercury's intention (see Money and Mon-eye, Money as Consciousness, Money, Money as Satan's Currency). 
"No wrong no right, I'm going to tell you there's no black and no white"
is of course utter rubbish for those who have comprehended the absolute and non relative nature of right and wrong behaviour, good and bad actions, and who have delivered themselves from the nasty demon of moral relativism not to say solipsism (only the mind exists). 
"One race, one hope"
is also ambiguous as the Nazis for their part wished to see the dominance of the so-called aryan race over all the others, but "one race" I think in this case means Mercury stating that the entire human species should be seen as one single, undivided race which is in fact the case.

Moreover it could be argued that the entire intention of the song to see one unified world with one unified people is largely compatible with New World Order plans for a single world government with a single world currency, a single religion (money presumably), a single world army and the absence of individual nations.

Anyway that's all my thoughts on the matter for now but one could spend several lifetimes analysing the content of song lyrics in popular music and seeing them for their level of moral enlightenment or, conversely, their level of satanic obscurantism.

For Lucifer is the false light, consisting of intellectuality (brain) devoid of spirituality (heart). 

Addendum - It's interesting to note that the name of the album on which One Vision features is called A Kind of Magic. Mark Passio from defines magic as 
"the art and science of influencing change to occur with (higher) Will"
as opposed to sorcery which is
"the art and science of influencing change to occur with (egoic) will."
It's an interesting synchronicity because the song One Vision, as we saw above, only 'kind' of sides on the 'magic' side of the spectrum of influence, not fully, thereby earning the description kind of magic as opposed to full magic.

Addendum 2 - 'One Vision', the song title, makes me think of 'Mon-eye', the One Eye, 'the one true religion' as the song suggests (see Money and Mon-eye). Again this links up to the addendum above, according to which the song can be interpreted as both magic promoting enlightenment and sorcery pushing for obscurantism, depending on whether 'one vision' is understood as meaning the true vision of the one eye, the pineal gland, or the false vision of money in its conventional, banking credit meaning (see Credit: In Money We Trust).