Civil War: How “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” Predicted Our Current Era

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“Ah. ‘Cause that’s what God is. Horus. Apollo. Jehovah. Kal-El. Clark Joseph Kent. See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Jo, because God is tribal. God takes sides. No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from Daddy’s fist and abominations. Mm-mm. I’ve figured it out way back, if God is all powerful, He cannot be all good. And if He’s all good then He cannot be all powerful. And neither can you be. They need to see the fraud you are. With their eyes. The blood on your hands.”
–Lex Luthor, “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”

There are some movies that try to hide their metatheories deep within a standard sci-fi/superhero plot to the point where most people would never pick up on them.

And then there is the 2016 movie Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

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Tripping The Manson-Nixon Line

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Would you buy a used car from this man?

I’ve been reading a lot about Richard Nixon lately, and the period of time from 1968-1974. Those years had some really weird, dark energy; dark energy that the late Robin Williams summed up as “The Manson-Nixon Line.”

Author Peter Levenda in his 3-volume work Sinister Forces sees the two seemingly diametrically opposed public figures, Nixon and Charles Manson, as essentially being opposite sides of the same coin:

“On the plane of the real world as understood by the media and the public at large, Manson was an insignificant crook compared to Nixon, the President of the United States, undeserving of the President’s attention or comment; but on another plane, Manson and Nixon were warring black magicians, fighting over airtime and the fifteen-second sound bite.”

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Ozymandias And The Giant Squid Theory Of International Relations

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“Do you see? Two superpowers retreating from war. I’ve saved the Earth from hell.”
–Ozymandias, “Watchmen”

On such an august occasion as the apparent truce between North and South Korea, I thought it would be apropos to discuss my Giant Squid Theory Of International Relations. Let us turn now to the 1987 graphic novel Watchmen.

Spoilers.

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