Friday, December 30, 2005

Ideology of the Machine

ANOTHER curious thing about the new "King Kong" movie is the way the character of the promoter has apparently been changed to represent all-encompassing evil. Creatures of the Machine are uncomfortable with crass upstart outsiders, especially those who make a lot of noise.

This is shown by demi-puppet attitudes toward the ballyhoo of the ULA. Desk-bound conformists, mere cogs, peer out fearfully from skyscraper-prison windows at those on the streets who embody independence and freedom.

(Yet there are always lines of sell-outs outside the gleaming glass doors regardless, waiting to embrace the chains of the monopolists.)

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