1-Pillory and Stocks
2-Citizens and Subjects
3-Struggle and Conflict
4-Veils and Traps
5-The Call to Arms
An interesting movie from 2010, Repo Men, examines two popular ideas. One of these is old and the other is relatively new with both causing significant problems and dangers for civilization. The first of these is the old and sly snare of debt that can lure subjects via false or unattainable promises into being legally obligated to give away their earned livelihood. The second one is the much newer idea, which became officially termed as “transhumanism” in 1957, though the idea had been slowly developing well before that. The clever part of Repo Men is that is actually merges these two concepts into one element that is headed by a shadowy corporation that is very appropriately called The Union.
Pillory and Stocks
The film takes place in and around a large unnamed city that clearly is a major center of commerce and politics. It bears a certain resemblance to Los Angeles as presented in the 1982 science fiction film Bladerunner. Advertising is in a great many places with a clever mix of large and small displays to make it nearly inescapable from sight, but also not overbearing, as there is no sense in seeing only a tiny part of huge billboard. For instance, a school building can be seen to have a screen cycling ads. This same idea is later repeated when children playing a jump rope game sing a rhyme with references to “artiforgs,” or “artificial organs,” the very thing that the Union uses to put its clients into debt. Thus, we can see how far entrenched the Union’s foundations are. They have extended into the common speech of everyday people from an early age or something along the lines that the current Disney mega-corporation enjoys the most conspicuously, although some others are too far off from it.
The film’s opening narration is about a mad scientist experiment that, one – puts forth a key theme, and two – also seems like a satire on the Holocaust gas chamber story: a scientist puts a cat into a box and then fills the box with gas. Now he has no way of knowing whether the cat is dead or alive. Remy, the film’s narrator muses that it’s as if the cat is alive and dead at the same time. It is in this very state that most of the indebted people in the film are, since they are indebted via organs of their own body – they are dead if they can’t make payment on high interest. An advertisement for the Union states, “thanks to modern biomedical science, the days of waiting and praying are over” suggesting a secular and totally materialist reality, which was a goal of the former USSR, and now artificial and eugenic elements are being mixed into the bunch. This is nothing other than transhumanism, which is supposed to merge organic human life with technological components.
The size of the city, though never mentioned outright, is shown to be a massive and highly concentrated metropolis and something most capitalist economies would be proud to claim as their own. Corporations like the Union are reaping the benefits of a huge, poorly informed and purely commercially driven population that lives to be pulled by a web of consumerist strings. A large street sign near the beginning displays writing in English and Chinese. While it is not uncommon for many large urban areas to display important signs in multiple languages, the film’s choice of languages is telling for a symbolic point: East and West have become mixed into a sprawling urban mass that is as rootless as it is helpless to its overlords. This is the Marxist Internationale fitted into a system that is much more profitable for its bosses and offers many more shackles for their subjects. The ends of the Capitalist/Communist dichotomy have become the pillory and stocks for the common people.
Cultures, history, higher arts, agrarianism, a sense of wonder about the universe, the boldness and assertiveness of the individual personality and its creative endeavors, as well as the considerations for an ethical existence of humanity have been expunged from society. What remains are endless materialist distractions that steer people to pay attention to ultimately one thing: material worth, which has become the means and the end. However, there are those who sense that something is wrong.^
Citizens and Subjects
Remy, the main protagonist, is one of these very people. He is the common archetype of the loyal enforcer who begins to sense a general ill before finally being confronted with the other end of the system that he has been upholding. Remy starts content with his life and his work. After a successful and typical organ repossession (in which the target dies) Remy muses, “My job is simple. Can’t pay for your car, the bank takes it back. Can’t pay for your house, the bank takes it back. Can’t pay for your liver, well, that’s where I come in.” He compares his job to banking and high finance, which is the root of usury, or the making of money from the ownership of money. The Union in the film has adopted the banks’ methods for its own ends, and thus, along with other corporations and conglomerates doing the same thing, the world has gone through a paradigm shift in which only money and materials matter.
Remy starts fairly content with his life and work, as he has become a very effective repo man and living in a nice suburban house that’s in stark contrast to the overbearing and congested nearby metropolis. He thinks back to one of his first assignments with his friend and fellow Repo Man, Jake. It was a repossession during the Christmas season making it a very concise symbol on part of the film: the season of caring and giving has been degraded to pure materialism and even outright taking. A repossession of an artiforg usually results in the death of the carrier of the artiforg, thus we see that property rights have become more important than sentient life itself. Additionally, Christmas is meant to be a time when a birth (among other things) is celebrated, but in the film Remy and Jake doing their job for the Union effectively celebrate a death in this scene. However this satisfaction of doing the job right steadily changes as first Remy starts to notice uncomfortable details close to him. Later he begins to intentionally examine just what it is that he does and why, before finally outright rebelling against the Union. An early indicator of Remy’s suspicion and skepticism in the film is actually the film’s promotional poster. This is a very interesting image that speaks about the film’s character arcs quite well.
In the foreground, we see Remy holding a coffee cup with the Union logo and a splotch of blood can be seen almost reaching the logo. This is very telling as the Union’s bloody deeds are just out of sight due to their PR campaign sophistry. In the film, Remy says, “almost every job I do ends the exact same way. Some whimper. Some cry. Some even laugh. But in the end, they all do the same horizontal mambo, twitching and thrusting their way into the great beyond.” The great beyond is often presented as a white light, much like the very bright and overexposed background of the poster.
Additionally, Remy is breaking the fourth wall. He is looking right at the audience or outside of his character’s paradigm.
Thus, the idea of him sensing that something is wrong, as well as actually looking past his initial confines is communicated right in the film’s promotional artwork. Jake on the other hand holds his rifle (that Repo Men used to subdue their targets) and stares ahead likely blinded by the brightness. The interwoven metaphors are of being blinded by one’s job that offers a privileged position in society (Jake has a nice apartment) and of being dead (seeing the “great beyond”) due to living an essentially empty existence, or one just for material gain.
Jake’s character is aptly summed up in one of his quotes. Talking to an increasingly disillusioned Remy, Jake says, “Can I just ask you something? Now what do you think keeps a world like this as shit together? It’s not magic. It’s not. It’s rules. It’s people abiding by the terms of the deals they signed themselves. It’s rules. You know what’s more important that the rules, though? It’s the enforcement of those rules. We got a responsibility you and me. What we do, maybe it’s small I don’t know, but… it matters. It matters.” Thematically this is a repeat of Remy’s opening quote. However, it is much longer and it is obvious that Jake buys into the present order much more than Remy who has his doubts. The first line of the above quote is also framed in the film so as to make it look as if Jake is asking the question directly to the audience. This is a kind of parallel with Remy’s breaking the fourth wall in the poster, though Jake’s action is shown to be much weaker and insufficient. There is also a parallel in each character’s introductory scene: where Remy is merely doing his job moderately satisfied with a hint of monotony, in Jake’s introduction he lightly tases Remy as a joke with the same taser that he later uses to knockout targets for repossession. Thus, from the start Jake is much more involved with his job, he actually enjoys it and therefore goes on to later rationalize and justify it.
Frank Mercer is the boss of the Union branch where Remy and Jake work. His name is an ironic reference to frankness and mercy. The irony is seen in Mercer’s key quote during his introductory scene: “We want them buying not thinking.” This is the essence of blind and purposeless consumerism. Mercer also states that he wants clients to take out a loan and not pay all up front, or worse yet, in cash. This is the very business model that current credit card companies follow so that they can rack up as much interest as possible. In Mercer’s introductory scene he also gives a pitch to a worried looking client about accepting an artiforg and he concludes by stating, “…not until after the sixth day of the fourth month of nonpayment will we retrieve the property, at our own expense, of course, utilizing our skilled and licensed technicians.” This sums up the Union’s sophistry as they make a death and bodily desecration seem like a normal and even clean procedure. It should be noted that in this scene, the client is sitting in a chair, while Mercer sits on a desk leaning over him ever closer as he gives the sales pitch and eventually just hands him the paper to sign, “you owe it to yourself and your family.” Just as Capitalism and Communism seem to be separate worlds for most people, when in fact they are opposite ends of the same spectrum, a false dichotomy, so too goes for gentleness and coercion, and the corporate top tier in the film has mastered and fused both ends of the spectrum for its own purposes. It has bound its subjects into another paradigm that they cannot see beyond. An old trick has been cast into a new form.
There are also a few other characters to consider. First, is Beth, a nightclub singer, who is revealed has to many artiforgs that she is basically a cyborg at this point. Her character is the most revealing of the status of this technology-addicted society: it looks appealing and even beautiful at first, but then turns out perilously unstable and a victim of its previous gains and apparent achievements. Beth’s character’s high point in the story is shown in the same scene as Remy’s character’s high point, though the latter’s takes a sudden downturn in the very next scene which is linked by the same music playing. This abrupt change is then mirrored when we find out Beth has fallen deep into debt and is being hunted by repo men in her character’s low point scene, which is also Remy’s character’s low point scene as he is also at the mercy of the system that he once worked for. Second, is Carole, Remy’s wife, who dislikes his job. Remy’s failure to be decisive in choosing either his family (people he has made a commitment to) or his job (a contract that may be changed) leads to Carole making her own decision. Peter is Remy and Carole’s son. He is one of two child characters with key scenes in the film and this makes him stand out. Even the clothes Peter wears are noticeably more cheerful as he literally seems to be the last of few examples of youthful idealism and Original Nobility left in the world. Near the end of the film, he is given an important task that contrasts his initially sidelined character.
In an early scene, Carole complains that no one is eating a salad that she made, and this is the only reference in the film to anything related to agrarianism. Everyone in that scene is eating grilled meat which goes right into the theme of destructive consumption as meats and dairy are the least efficient food products in land and feed use to nutritional yield. Thus, she seems to have retained some positive qualities, though her fault is mere reacting to frustration, which proves ultimately fruitless. Remy initially tries to ignore his frustration with the world, however he later goes on rebellion against it.^
Struggle and Conflict
The first step of Remy rebellion comes with Carole, Remy’s wife, not liking his job as repo man. Despite their nice house and comfortable living conditions, there is not an ounce of happiness between them no matter how hard Remy tries to ignite a spark. When one of Remy’s fellow Repo Men, Jake, performs a repossession in their home’s driveway, Carole decides that this job has gotten too close to home and simply leaves taking Peter with her. This abrupt decision mirrors a business decision in its coldness. Any sense or semblance of idealism is falling away from Remy’s world.
Previously, Remy had seen Beth, the nightclub singer, and the song from the nightclub played over the scene when Remy was attempting romance with his wife, but she refuses and walks out turning off the radio and music. These two very clever scenes are linked by the same musical motif – what starts as hearing an apparent ideal, a pretty voice, is overlaid with the ideal of a romantic marriage, but as that’s refused the song ends up being turned off. Both ideals of music and love are flicked off with a switch. What’s more, is that later we find out that Beth has many artiforgs, including her vocal chords, thus making her something of a human-radio combination. In one scene, her voice is demonstrated as being controllable via remote as well and able to switched on and off. Thus cinematic language embeds the themes of technological dominance and dependence into the movie just as those elements have been embedded into the society that is shown. In a flashback to Remy’s military service with Jake, the battle seems to be like video game and they both sit in some sort of armored vehicle and eagerly shoot at targets that they only see on a screen laughing as they go. It literally plays out like an immersive or even virtual reality video game and they may not even be in a tank, but rather in a control station for a combat drone. Additionally, this war scene is likely to be the engineered conflict that led to creation of a new, technologically dependent and consumerism-based order in the form of the super-state that’s implied via the film’s metropolis.
A major turning point is when Remy falls into the snares of the very debt system that he so rigorously upheld and this happens in an unexpected way. He is assigned to repossess the artiforg heart of a famous musician of whom he is a fan. Remy goes easy on this target and let’s him finish a final composition before after which the man calmly accepts his fate. However, it’s a deceptive calm as Remy’s defibrillator malfunctions, shocks him and knocks him out…
…and Remy wakes up in a hospital with Jake and Mercer present, and he is informed that his heart was severely damaged, but he was saved by being fitted with an artiforg heart! Mercer even gives him the standard sales pitch with lines repeated from his introductory scene as he stands above Remy’s hospital bed. A short while later, Jake tells Mercer that was a bit too condescending, after all Remy is reliable Union Corporation employee with a very good record. Remy is terrified as he has not only fallen from a privileged position, but has actually fallen down to the level of the fodder of society. He had no choice in it, either. He has no one and nothing to blame, not even himself. Remy tries to go into the Union sales department where he gives pitches to prospective clients and future debt victims, however he finds himself unable to give a good spiel. He feels too much empathy for the people knowing very well where they are most likely to end up. He tries going back to being a Repo Man, but he can’t do that either.
In an interesting aspect of film design, the sound effect that conveys Remy’s fall from expert Repo Man is his own artiforg heart beat. Thus, he finally feels “in his heart” (and increasingly in his conscience) the injustice of the system he has worked to uphold. Ironically, it’s a fake heart, however his motivation is genuine and Remy’s first show of sympathy for a repossession target was the musician and that point he still had his real heart. Though, it’s only now that he has come to a more profound realization. Remy says, “my heart is accumulating debt with every beat.” He is a living, breathing, and functioning debt-accumulating machine and has finally seen what it is that this society wants out of its subjects. Jake gives Remy one last chance to rise back up to his former high chair within society, by taking him to a rundown part of the city where many debt victims are hiding and here he can hunt down as many as he needs to rack up hefty commission and pay off his debt. On the side of one of the buildings is a large sign that reads “Paradise,” making it a false representation of reality. Remy’s former sharp skills have also been sapped and he cannot get himself to do any repossessions giving him a close up look at this new reality as one of his potential targets fights back and knocks him out. And thus, Remy finds himself at his low point and here he meets Beth, the former nightclub singer whom he saw performing before. The veil of their previous worldview has been lifted to reveal the truth of existence: “Paradise” is most definitely not attainable by a system of materialism and mass consumption.
Up to this point in the film, there has been a theme of foreshadowing. In the beginning of the film there is scene with a heartbeat sound and brief flash of a palm tree on what seems to be a beach. We already know that Remy’s heart has become a central point in the story, and the beach scene is also relevant. It reappears later as a shot that starts on a beach, but moves back and exits out of a television screen, suggesting illusion. Tropical beaches are also often referred to as “paradises.” Additionally, up to this point in the film Remy has been providing a voice over narration starting with his apparent satire of a homicidal gas chamber to writing a recollection of his experiences as a Repo Man that’s meant to inform the people of the city about the corrupt system. Now, the film has come full circle and we are back at the point of the very first narration and Remy has finished his book, “The Repossession Mambo,” which is also the title of the book adapted for the film’s screenplay. With this, we return to the idea presented in the poster: Remy breaking the fourth wall and stepping out of the film. He had already been doing this, to a degree, with his voice over narration: he has been talking directly to the viewer. Thus we can see where he intends his words to go: to inform us against the system that’s exploiting us. Remy is breaking the fourth wall or “lifting the veil” (the meaning of “apocalypse”) and beginning the exposing of a corrupt system while also warning of its traps.^
Veils and Traps
This system is the old shackle of debt slavery and, as noted before, in the film it has taken a new form by incorporating eugenics: it has become transhumanism, or the engineering of humans into golems. Remy had already compared his job to banking and high finance, or the current principal form of debt machinery that sets up a fiat money based debt by masking itself as a path to prospective material wealth. Now we have the looming threat of transhumanism, or a form of debt machinery that cuts even deeper, into your own flesh, by masking itself as a path to eternal life and thus being able to accumulate more material wealth. Or rack up even more debt, if you are of the goyim! The top ideologue of transhumanism with his “Singularity” concept is the Jew Ray Kurzweil.
Only a secular and materialist cult, as it barely deserves to be called a religion, such as Judaism could spawn such line of thought that attempts to totally negate the principal guiding idea of most other religions: achieving a higher ethical being on Earth and ultimately transcendence of physical reality, be it Heaven, Nirvana, Salvation, or whatever name a particular spiritual teacher had communicated to their students and followers. “Live Forever” may sound appealing yet it is only to keep humankind trapped in a material prison where they can be indebted while the Zionists, too living forever, can eternally reap the benefits of their goyim’s exploitation. This is the ultimate goal of the Herder Archetype that goes back to ancient Jewish pastoral traditions – the Herder Archetype.
The danger of this has been communicated before and most famously with the ugly picture of Shylock the Jew who binds the Venetian merchant, Antonio, with a debt of a pound of flesh and attempts to stop at nothing to collect.
Jews have never forgiven William Shakespeare for his play, The Merchant of Venice, and the Bard’s persistent popularity has been a thorn in Zion’s side since the work’s first performance. The typical tactic here is to shame the target and Jews have applied their traditional tactic of defamation to even Shakespeare, though quite carefully and only call the play a “disturbing and inconsistent blot” referring to spilled ink and something that is hard to remove as Jews forever remind everyone of nearly every criticism they’ve ever faced and built up their entire victim identity around it, while also relishing and boasting about their privileged position in each of their host societies – a perfect example of Jewish Doublethink, also known as Chutzpah.
“Chutzpah is a typically Jewish expression that really cannot be translated into any other language, since chutzpah is a concept found only among the Jews. Other languages have not needed to invent such a word, since they do not know the phenomenon. Basically, it means unlimited, impertinent, and unbelievable impudence and shamelessness.” ~Joseph Goebbels
The Shylock of the film is the ironically named Frank Mercer who is fittingly played by Jewish actor, Liev Schreiber. The Union Corporation logo also resembles a Transhumanist icon fused with a Menorah and the Jewish connections do not stop there. Jake’s “rules” quote is not only related to his employer’s ruthless profiteering enforcement method, but also to Soviet Law that required its subjects to have internal travel passports, and to YHWH’s own law in the form of the Jewish Mezuzah, or a small container with a Tanakh excerpt inside that is meant to be placed on entry doorways, or sometimes even all room doorways, within a house, thereby ensuring the Demiurge’s dominance on its subjects even in their private life. Today’s ever abusive and intrusive internet and media – Facebook is owned by Jew Mark Zuckerberg and based in a building designed by Jew Frank Gehry – along with the ever pressing Zionist lobby that wants to install a worldwide system of Mezuzah laws by prohibiting skepticism towards Jewish narratives “with legislation which legally proscribes any person from questioning the mainstream version of the Holocaust under pain of prosecution.” Where individuals venture intellectually and mentally are to be scrutinized under Zionist law and labeled crimes if they oppose YHWH’s dominance. How long do you think it will take before they start plugging wires directly into you?
A much more realistic portryal of transhumanism is actually “transorcism” from The Lord of the Rings where the wizard Saruman makes “improved” orcs called Uruk-Hai.
The state of Israel is a golem state itself that started as a contract, the Balfour Declaration that was pushed by decades of Jewish lobbying as well as by political and financial pressuring, before being demographically engineered into existence. This was an exemplary reason why Hitler considered the Jews to be the quintessential “anti-folk” or a people with no honest connection to the land in which they live, to them it is all just assets and balances, be they financial, political, cultural or historical.^
The Call to Arms
After Remy falls to his low point, he chronicles his experiences with the Union and putting their dealings in the one place that they don’t want it: in the light. Soon after finishing his book, Remy and Beth are attacked by a Repo Man who has uncovered their hiding spot. Remy kills this attacker by smashing his head with the typewriter and making for an apt symbol: the means to create thoughts outside of the enforced paradigm is a weapon. The old thoughts must be either transformed or smashed. This proves all the more important when an escape attempt by Remy and Beth fails. Remy had thought he could secretly release his finished book from a spot out of reach of the Union and let public opinion take its toll, though he soon sees the futility of this approach and so he takes strategic action. This new course appropriately coincides with the brief appearance of a character named Alba who can speak Spanish and in that language her name means “dawn” – or the symbol of a new beginning. Alba has experience fixing artiforgs and tries to give Beth a new beginning after she has been inured. More importantly, in this scene we also meet the surgeon’s daughter, Little Alba, who actually performs the operation due to her steadier and more precise hands. This surprises Remy who had viewed his own son as someone needing protection and “parenting.” Peter had never been the main character in a scene before, but was always seen sidelined to adults in someway, however here, outside of the main social paradigm, we see a stark contrast in a capable child who’s aptly named.
Jake had reappeared in the story at the airport where he seemed to consider turning a blind eye to Remy and Beth’s escape. However, it’s now revealed that he not only followed them, but it was he who rigged Remy’s defibrillator so that it malfunctions. Remy is shocked at his friend’s betrayal to which Jake only says, “I tried to save your life” and so we see that Jake has a serious case of not just outright obedience, but learned hopelessness about the system that he enforces and anyone who appears that they may be doubting it, seeing other possibilities or moving out is akin to that person dying. Remy is then knocked out in a fight with a Jake.
After he comes to, Remy finds out that Beth had promptly knocked out Jake right after their fight. Now, Beth and Remy must hide as a large group of Repo Men raid the derelict buildings. Remy finds unexpected empathy from some hiding people who are targets for repossession. They initially think they should kill him, though once he reveals he is also a target for repossession Remy is greeted: “Welcome to your world, Repo Man.”
After escaping from the raid, Remy tracks down his family and decides to give Peter the manuscript that he wrote for safekeeping and showing that he finds his son more capable than he did before. Carole is annoyed in this scene and just wants Remy to be out of their life. She has learned hopelessness and complacency within the paradigm while Remy tries to pass the torch to the more positivist child. Humorously, Peter tases Carole in this scene suggesting that he’s breaking out of his own little paradigm of traditional parenting and this makes Remy laugh. The beach scene reappears here as a wall advertisement in a subway station with the sign “M5” next on it. It also reappeared as a flash when Remy was coming to from his bout of unconsciousness.
Next, Remy and Beth break into the Union headquarters and pass through an artiforg assembly room where they are ambushed by gun wielding guards who open fire on them, but kill a worker. This whole room looks as if it has a medical cleanliness to it with workers in full body suits and an all white and evenly lit floors and walls. Yet the workers are essentially performing mass production assembly work meaning that this place is essentially a glorified sweatshop. Then there is the carelessness of the security man who opened fire in a room full of workers of the very company he’s supposed to protect, thus displaying a severe lack of empathy or conscientiousness. When the workers first saw Remy and Beth enter, they just looked up for a while and proceeded back to their job like robots. However, the blood from the dead worker spills in sharp contrast to the table on which his body lays emphasizing that he was not a robot.
After the rest of the shootout and a fight, which are the film’s only truly commercial scenes probably put in to satisfy the action requirement for marketability, with the rest of the film clearly being more concerned with ideas, Remy and Beth and Jake and Mercer are all in the Union Corporation’s central computer room. It is at this point that Jake’s previously wavering doubts about the Union pick a side and he actually turns on Mercer killing him. Finally in uniting, Remy and Jake defeat the Union. And then, Remy and Jake are on a beach, the same beach that has been subtly appearing throughout the film. Peter has already published Remy’s book and the Union’s actions are being held to account. It seems too good to be true. In an interesting detail, a woman walking in the background disappears between shots and it is right then that Remy realizes that Jake, who has been sitting next to him, also disappears. The whole scene glitches like a faulty screen… and that’s because all is not as it seems…
…when Remy was knocked out earlier, he stayed knocked out. Beth, partially incapacitated from her artiforg surgery had no real chance in defeating the combat skilled Jake. Remy has been plugged in to the M5 Neural Network, one of the Union’s new products, and he is living out his life in a dream. And so the beach is in fact a computer-generated image. It’s something akin to the Matrix, actually. However, all is not lost. It was at Jake’s insistence that Remy be plugged in so he can comfortably live out the rest of his mental life. Jake did this due to finally deciding to go against the system, just like in Remy’s fantasy version, where the united effort of him and Jake was finally enough to kill Mercer. Physically they may be apart, however their ideals are united. Jake takes Remy’s manuscript as Mercer is seen giving a new business pitch for the M5 Neural Network. The Struggle continues and Ideals live on as the torch is passed onto others.
Lastly, there is a key bit of cooperation here, one that transcends conventional boundaries. Remy is an ethnic European, Jake is an African-American, Beth is a Latina and Mercer is a Jew. This goes for the characters and the actors. If the city in the film is understood as a real life metropolis, such as New York, then the message becomes for the differing ethnic groups to unite against the string pullers of the establishment. In reality, this came very close to happening as George Lincoln Rockwell came to a historic cooperation with Malcolm X in the midst of massive racial tensions in the US. Both charismatic leaders had to simplify and “popularize” their message, though the core of their respective autocratic visions there was a large degree of cooperation for a proposed paradigm shift within the Zionist United States. Unfortunately, though not surprisingly, both leaders were targeted for execution and their less capable lieutenants and/or peers took over and undid nearly all of their groundwork. However, as the film shows, physical unity is not necessary to start, ideological unity is enough. Schopenhauer is dead, Hitler is dead, Rockwell is dead, Malcolm X is dead, however their ideas are still alive!^
The sequels essentially ruined an epic revolutionary character arc, though Neo as seen in the first Matrix film is a great protagonist. From his rise out of complacency to his development of a soldierly attitude and finally to his taking on a militarist discipline and dress style, he is essentially the Cyberpunk ϟ ϟ. Important to note is that Neo is still inside the Matrix, however he is fighting. He is the personification of the “fortress within the prison” idea or an organized revolt that starts within an oppressive system and seeks to rebuild it and not just replace the top tier with its own cohorts.
See Dark City for a similarly themed story.
Don’t stop after the “red pill” – it may start your journey as it did with Neo, but the road to freedom is far from simple. Complacence is an opium.
A note on concepts:
“Aryaniztion,” or ennoblement vs. the Jewish concept of “Eugenics”
Aryan Sanctuary: “The “eu-” in “eugenics” is also found in “euthanasia”. Why is death in combat for a noble cause – surely one of the best ways to die! – not euthanasia? For the same reason, Aryanization is not eugenics. If you look up the etymology of “euthanasia” in older dictionaries published when standards of literacy were higher, “euthanatos” is translated as “EASY death”. The Greek “eu-” refers not to MORAL good but merely to EXPEDIENT good (this is why moral government was referred to as “aristocracy” and not “eucracy”).
A “eugenos” is a “good” race in the sense that it is an EASY race: a race that finds it easy to survive under natural selection. Hence eugenics etymologically refers to the practice of creating a race that finds it easy to survive under natural selection. This is in line with Galtonism, which begins with the premises that: 1) civilization obstructs natural selection; 2) eugenics means artificially exerting selective pressure similar to that which natural selection would have generated in absence of civilization.
Aryans find it generally DIFFICULT to survive as a race under natural selection, due to our lack of self-interest. Therefore Aryans are absolutely not a “eugenos”, and Aryan blood would in fact be eliminated by eugenics. In contrast, Jewish blood would be favoured by eugenics.
“The Jew offers the most striking contrast to the Aryan. There is probably no other people in the world who have so developed the instinct of self-preservation as the so-called ‘chosen’ people. The best proof of this statement is found in the simple fact that this race still exists.” ~Adolf Hitler
If any race is a “eugenos”, it would be Jews. That’s why they call themselves “chosen”: natural selection (ie. Yahweh) chooses them every time. This is also why early 20th century Jews supported eugenics: because they were confident that eugenic policies would racially favour Jews (who have higher average IQ than non-Jews, and would be capable of better average performance than non-Jews in any Galtonist test). Consistent with this, many Galtonists were admirers of Jewry, considering Jewish racial history to have been eugenic for Jewish blood, such as by raising their average IQ (I agree with this). Hence Zionism, not Aryanism, is a eugenic movement. Aryanism, which is anti-Zionist, is necessarily anti-eugenic also.”
Full discussion on Aryanism.net blog
Aryanism & Demographics
Aryanism & Technology
Aryanism & Economics
The Role of Private Property in the Nazi Economy & German Economic Policy – Countering the false conflation of the Third Reich’s economy with that of the Soviet Union. Files in viewable or downloadable PDF format.^