MARVELING AT THE HIT AND RUN INSURGENCY
At the beginning of the week I mentioned that I saw the film, Captain America: Civil War with my family last weekend. It was my second time viewing it and it was Janine and Liam’s first time.
Halfway through the film, Janine looked at me and mouthed the words “I am bored already” and then I whispered what is wrong?
She whispered back “Haven’t we been through this before, it was called “Batman vs. Superman and that bored me too.”
After the film, while the credits were rolling we overheard another couple say that same thing but they added “It looked like they are trying to tell us something.”
I assumed that the “they” in question are the writers and producers who have in both Marvel and DC franchises pitted our favorite superheroes against each other ideologically which leads to a violent confrontation.
Being a comic book geek, I knew these civil wars erupted in both comic universes and while I really didn’t really like the story arcs in the books I figured a filmed version of these battles would be more entertaining, despite my reticence.
I come from the view that superheroes are inspirational; something to aspire to. They are supposed to represent self control, confidence and human potential.
Now unfortunately, superheroes seem to have been hijacked by the military industrial complex and the reason why they are fighting in films is because the sensible ones are divorcing themselves from the encroachment of the police state and globalist control, while the others are knuckling under because of public and governmental pressures.
This summer, I have watched in dismay as The Avengers divide into two warring factions, and The Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel fight to the death.
The plots for both films present similar ideological turmoil over what is more important security vs. liberty and what is necessary to have both. In both movies the government wants to keep the superheroes under their control and in the case of the Avengers militarize them.
Captain America upholds old American values and declines the offer to be under the control of the United Nation’s Sokovian accords. The plot eventually dovetails into a kind of street level hit and run insurgency — something that I believe we will be seeing at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.
The knee jerk reactions of violence in the real world are a product of trauma – and that the demand to pick a side politically and ideologically or face preemptive violence is what inspired both the Marvel and DC films.
I sat through the film thinking that everyone should be siding with Captain America, which made me wonder if I am getting old and that my views about our country and its freedom have been rendered irrelevant by those who think that we need more laws and more control to prevent terrorism.
I know that perhaps there are some people who listen to what I say and are now asking themselves why I am even approaching a topic dealing with comic book superheroes.
To those who are thinking that a comic book hero’s decision to do anything has no meaning beyond the panels of ink and lines, they have missed the point.
Comic books and the characters that are in them have always been known to reflect an underground theme that eventually shows up in mainstream movies.
Some can call it a bit of propaganda through fiction, which begins the process of intertextual programming.
The clashes of Batman and Superman as well as Captain America and Iron Man are not part of a predictive programming process as it is not forestructuring any future. It is merely creating a symbolic reset of an issue that has been forgotten and that is the important matter of Freedom vs. Security and the fight to uphold basic American values as opposed to succumbing to the Globalist values of control and the intelligence inoculation of mass conformity.
There have been conspiracy theories that try to forestructure the processes of how we as a people will accept the idea of a New World Order.
In the new Superman vs. Batman flick, “Dawn of Justice” the Man of Steel is exploited and not trusted because he is an alien and is called a false God. He has fallen under the watchful eye of a government that is trying to curtail his power. The government now has simply blamed his cliché morality of Truth, Justice, and the American way as dangerous to their agenda.
The powers that be remember how Superman attempted to destroy Zod and obliterated almost all of Metropolis. The government uses death tolls and property damage to demonstrate how Superman is dangerous and should be controlled. Superman of course represents the Constitutional Republic and how critics of the Constitution see that much of our failures during 9/11 and with terrorism were caused by an outdated Constitution that guarantees’ too many freedoms.
Freedoms that now we are told should not be free and that everyone must surrender a little bit of freedom for safety.
Bruce Wayne, who is a representation of the 1% that rule this country, witnesses the 9/11 type devastation and suits up as Batman to try and reign him in if not kill him.
Once again this is not predictive programming but a very clever allegory of what we are up against now.
This maybe an oversimplification of the plot of the film and its similarities to the political climate. However, we must realize the complexities of what we are up against if we wish to maintain freedom and sovereignty.
If the proposal of a Globalist imperial power is complex and indeterminate to some degree, so is the internal political, economic, administrative and military structure of the authoritarian state.
We have to now admit to ourselves that we have already fallen for the globalist political apparatus as it has become more heavily weighted on the side of militarized security institutions and rich corporatists than diplomatic and representative bodies.
Both Superman and Captain America have realized this and characters like the rich corporatist Bruce Wayne, and the weapons dealer and corporatist Tony Stark are acting as predicted – they see their own empires in danger and believe that conforming to coercive plans of control will save their selfish interests.
The new technocratic state that is being implemented as we speak has tightened economic and political control over the critical mass and has mastered the ability to program the people to enable and endure the military and economic consequences of establishing the world wide oligarchy.
It has disrupted everyday life, security and the economy and the people have not done anything to effectively curtail the globalist power grab.
We should see the rich globalists as the enemy, but in the allegory of the clash of superheroes – the blame goes to the old values and morals that both Superman and Captain America represent.
The rejections of the old values are a byproduct of a series of traumatic events in both our reality and in the reality of the both stories plots. They are simply reactions to the fallout from previous super-battles, especially the mass civilian casualties involved.
This trauma is purposefully crafted in the films to mimic the tragic attacks that happened on 9/11.
As I pointed out in my essay and show about the film Independence Day, the popularity of the film had a resurgence after 9/11 because of the imagery of the destruction of New York by the aliens. Americans are now drawn to cinematic spectacles of destruction and mayhem because they have been living in an age of national trauma for fifteen years.
The feeling we get when we see this destruction can be compared to a “high” one receives from a drug. It affects us in such a way, that our inner core whispers to us that no one is safe, and that someone or something has to protect us. America’s post-traumatic stress disorder has become evident and the political climate is evidence of this.
The politicians that are now speaking to us are doing so in a way that is misleading and hollow to a certain degree.
No longer is there a need for humility, regard for social and cultural differences, or even tolerance because who ever we choose as our superhero will give us the delusion that they have the monopoly on what is truth, justice, and the American way.
Politics are now the breeding ground for a new form of sectarianism where people are finding themselves bashing one group in order to advance another.
Militant partisanship for a political party, religion, or special interest group is now an accepted form of bigotry in this country. We are now judging people on not only their race, but their religious beliefs and their political views.
In both the DC and Marvel comics world, the propaganda for the ideological battles of the main heroes includes they question “Whose side are you on?” This once again breeds the idea that you either choose to be controlled or to be free.
It also breeds the idea that this ideological battle is no longer a matter of differences of opinion; it is a matter of violently silencing either side. When the rubble clears and the dust settles there will always be that controlling force that will mop up the blood and pave the new order over the bodies that fought to the death in order to save the old order.
We see such bloodshed and suffering in abundance today in the Middle East, South Asia, and parts of Africa. The West has mostly extracted itself from that type of agony—by contributing to it in an offensive stance.
We used to feel good when we won a war, now we don’t feel good unless we instigate one.
We used to feel good watching Superman save a bus full of school children from plummeting off a cliff, or Batman beating down the Joker.
Now we are watching them fight against each other, a metaphor for the division, bigotry, discrimination, and hatred arising from attaching labels of inferiority and superiority to political and religious groups.
In the Marvel and DC films, the government responds to the turmoil by grasping for greater power. Our superheroes are told that they can no longer be trusted with the freedom to decide how to use their special abilities. Security demands that super-heroics be overseen, even commandeered by the government.
This is how the division begins: Shall we answer to a higher government power and submit or stick by our guns and defend freedom?
It appears that in the film and even in our reality those who do not conform to a powerful body like the U.N. or NATO face the reality of preemptive violence.
As Captain America said in “Age of Ultron” “Every time someone tries to win a war before it starts, innocent people die. Every time.”
He is right – because he is old school – now we have the new policy of murder them before they murder us.
That has been American policy since Dick Cheney and his gang of idiots penned “The Project for the New American Century.”
Cheney once said that if there is even a one percent chance that someone like Saddam Hussein will use weapons against us, then he should be destroyed. That philosophy is arguably why we are seeing more chaos and terrorism in the world.
One can compare Cheney to Lex Luthor as in the film “Dawn of Justice.” It is Luthor who fuels the philosophies that bring Batman and Superman to battle one another.
Similarly, the Marvel films have been an ongoing cycle of intervention: preemptive action causes blowback, which elicits further preemption, which causes further blowback — a never ending vicious cycle that guarantees a continued diet of open-ended warfare.
Governments love the way they can feed on and exploit public trauma. They love to court chaos and then blame it on the people claiming that the majority demands some action even if it includes killing hundreds of thousands in the process over an indefinite amount of time.
It maintains a healthy statist mentality because we the people become we the traumatized willing to throw ourselves into the arms of our protectors, rather than taking the responsibility of protecting ourselves.
We are then willing to hand over our individual freedoms, our money, and our property not realizing that all of it is being given to the very villains that have been tormenting us.
If you take a look at social models and history you can always see that extreme Nationalism and Socialism is always used as a tool to motivate people in times of economic crisis, and the greater the hardships on a people the more we see nationalist, socialist and state socialist movements become violent and cancerous.
Leaders in history have used Hegelian methods to insure that the people move themselves into accepting philosophies and Ideas that they first thought were deplorable. That is why in the crisis of the September 11th, attacks we accepted any idea or scheme the government presented. It was all for the safety of the new agenda. Not for the safety of the people. It was problem, reaction, solution and we accepted the solution without questioning motive.
Now, in the 21st century, Hegelian-Marxist thinking affects our entire social and political structure. The crisis anxiety has hijacked our dreams. The nightmares now replace the light of hope.
We demand the nightmares to stop through whatever means necessary. The Hegelian Dialectic is the framework for guiding our thoughts and actions into
conflicts that lead us to a predetermined solution.
If we do not understand how the Hegelian Dialectic shapes our perceptions of the world, then we do not know how we are helping to implement the vision. When we remain locked into dialectical thinking, we cannot see out of the box.
Even our childhood icons and heroes are considering giving up their sovereignty and perhaps soon it will permeate and influence others. It will be continually pumped into the social consciousness through this simple and affective propaganda.
No matter what the issue, the stealth dialectic aims to control both the conflict and the resolution of differences, and leads everyone involved into a new cycle of conflicts. The solutions to these problems don’t come from any politician. They come from those who can’t step out of the dialectic.
They come from many years of programming and button pushing. The republic becomes the puppet and the puppeteers can make anyone dance if they play the right tune.
Now the propaganda has crept into movies about comic book heroes that come to the sad realization they can no longer protect the American dream.