30 December, 2008

"Only Villains Try To Change The Whole World..."

"…The rest of us take it one person at a time.”
Runaways, by Brian K. Vaughan

It’s stupid o’clock and I haven’t slept since God knows when.

Forgive this insignificant blogger’s nonsense.

We’re way past the year 1984, but it seems that George Orwell’s warnings were not heeded enough. Power is the ability to control truth. So whose truth are we living in? Maybe my obsession for alternate universes are fueling my reluctant fascination for conspiracy theories, but I’ve been feeling really…well, suspended is the only word I can think of. Like I'm waiting to be pushed or pulled on a precipice of some kind. Like another nameless audience member waiting for the show to start.

It seems that since the turn of the millennium, all edges of the world has experienced some kind of calamity or affliction. Not a history aficionado, rarely watch the news, and abhor any conversation about politicians or the government, but it just seems like things are getting worse and worse, and most people are just too self-involved with superficial bs to care.

Now, with the much anticipated, rumored, predicted, and theorized paradigm shift in 2012, I can’t help but feel excited, scared, panicky, humbled, and very, very small. Who knows what that paradigm shift is really about, and if it will even really happen. I do hope that at least something in someone shifts soon, for the better.

Predictably, the movies are crawling with Dystopian, post-apocalyptic, or alternate worlds.

To name a few:

The Matrix, Artificial Intelligence, Idiocracy, Minority Report, Serenity, Sunshine, Children of Men, Wall-E, I Am Legend, V for Vendetta, Watchmen (opening March 6, 2009), and 2012 (opening July 10, 2009).

People have to watch Watchmen, I’m onto the 6th issue in the comics, and I’m flabbergasted by its intensity.

With all these movies (that I love), with George Orwell’s annoying ability to make his readers think, with the impending 2012 paradigm shift that I still don’t know if I believe in, with the massively disappointing yet somewhat convincing theories I discovered about the truth behind 9/11, and an enormous headache thanks to no sleep and too much thoughts scrambling in my head…

This I’m absolutely convinced of:

It really is a scary world when you can trust Youtube more than you can trust your news channel.

1 Comment:

Ken said...

Jess! Nice to see you back! You should make some top 2008 movie list! :) hahaha. HAPPY NEW YEAR!