Ruminations By A Rogue Insect On The Possibility Of Evolution

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A tremendous amount of conspiracy lore focuses on the idea that there is an inhuman cabal of evil who has plotted since the dawn of time to overthrow good Christians everywhere. It’s not always Christians placed in the metaphorical lions den here…but it’s often Christians, or some other very traditional and conservative culture.

In this cosmology, human beings are the very pinnacle of God’s creation here on Earth, the end-point in a divine plan. There is no creature on earth as important or developed than man.

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The Metaphysics Of LEGO

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With these simple building-blocks, you can create an entire universe; you are only limited by your imagination. That’s the central premise of the widely-popular LEGO franchise of toys, movies, and videogames. It is a world populated by something akin to the idealized forms of Plato; where anything (vehicles, people, droplets of water) can be replicated by infinite combinations of a set # of pieces.

LEGO—especially now that much of it has made the “jump” from actual physical plastic pieces to uncanny replicas of such in the digital realm—is like a blueprint not only of the underlying structure of our reality, but where reality as we now know it might be heading in the future.

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Choose The Green Pill: Exit Matrix, Enter Snowpiercer

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“I believe it is easier for people to survive on this train if they have some level of insanity. As Gilliam well understood, you need to maintain a proper balance of anxiety and fear and chaos and horror in order to keep life going. And if we don’t have that, we need to invent it. In that sense, the Great Curtis Revolution you invented was truly a masterpiece.”
–Wilford, “Snowpiercer”

1999’s The Matrix was, once upon a time, ground-breaking not only in terms of cinema but because of its seismic impact on “conspiracy culture.” If writers in alternative media were struggling to communicate their views on New World Order oppression and the illusory nature of reality, Matrix was like the handy CliffsNotes version that told it all in bright shiny pictures.

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John Wick 3 Trailer & The Matrix Parallels

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So in Spring of 2019 the Keanu Reeves starrer John Wick 3 will debut—about 20 years after 1999’s The Matrix.

As was the case with The Matrix, we are all on the edge of a new era—2020. That Y2K “Doomsday” feeling isn’t quite there with this date, but there still is a vague nervous anticipation in the air. And certainly, our society—on the fringes, but also, to an extent, within the pop-culture of the masses—have fully absorbed the (Gnostic) idea of living in a false reality of sorts that was the crux of the film.

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The Holy Trinity: Osiris, Isis, And Horus In Popular-Culture

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Do you ever notice how you see the same basic tropes over and over again in TV programs, movies, video games, comic books, and whatnot?

Do you ever notice that you see the same basic tropes over and over again in mythology, folktales, religion, and whatnot?

Now, why is that? Are these writers and mythmakers and so on just really lazy? Is this some sort of conspiracy to promulgate one type of view through the bowels of our pop-culture?

I would suggest that many of these most basic tropes are passed down through the centuries and millennia because they are deeply primal and embedded in the collective human psyche.

And to explore this concept, I’ve decided to take a spotlight that most ubiquitous of comic book tropes, the Man/Woman/Boy Superhero Triad.

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10.21.18: Loki, The Matrix, And The Great “Game Night” Analogy

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“Before I was a Discordian, I took life much too seriously. When you take life too seriously you start to wonder what the point of it all is. When you wonder what the point is in life, you fall into a trap of thinking there is one. When you think there is a point, you finally realize there is no point. And what point is there in living like that? Nowadays I skip the search for a point and find, instead, the punch lines.”
–Kerry Thornley

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