Sunday, March 11, 2018

Ready Player One vs I Feel Pretty

Yes, that is the DeLorean from Back To the Future; why? First, Ready Player One is filled with references to pop culture form the 1980s; second, just as Marty (Michael J Fox) was able to go back to the past and change the future, or go into the future to change the present, so Spielberg wishes to go back to the 1980s and wish away the Reagan, Thatcher and Gorbachev administrations as if they never happened. In other words, once again, we have liberals trying to re-write history so there was never a fall of communism: if we just change the textbooks, we change history, liberals think, and to some degree they are right,.... but I can't count that low to tell you how small of a degree that is. If you think I'm being delusional about how delusional liberals are, just watch this final trailer which has been released, and then you will see how terribly tragic the liberals are.
So, everyone goes to the oasis in the film to become someone else; why? They aren't happy being themselves. Why? They can't deal with life. Why not? They don't want to. Why not? They prefer to be victims and live in a false utopia rather than take action and make the world a better place. The oasis basically amounts to a drug addiction, because it appears they spend all their time there and don't do anything else, and what they do in the oasis isn't helping anyone, including themselves because IT'S NOT REAL. Again, check out the trailer below to have a disturbing reality check on the total lack of a reality check in this film, which perfectly mirrors the liberal mental disease.
It's important to note that Wade Watts wears glasses in his mundane, day-to-day reality called "reality." Why? Glasses symbolize the ability to see on a deeper level (or they can symbolize that a person misses what is obvious to everyone else, but since this is Spielberg's hero, that's a doubtful interpretation). Wade removes his eyeglasses to put on the virtual reality "glasses," thereby consciously trading his gift for seeing the real in "reality" for the fake in the oasis.
Now, what does Wade Watts (the supposed hero of the film) do when he gets to the oasis? Sadly, no one clued him in that it's totally politically incorrect to be a white male with blue eyes and dig females,... oh, wait,.... Steven Spielberg just undermined all the "talk of diversity" his side of the political spectrum sponsors by having his cartoon-ish leading male (yes, leading male, not leading female or leading transgender or leading pan-sexual, etc.,) be a white, heterosexual male,... with blue eyes. He can choose to be anything he wants, and Wade chooses to be the "very enemy" of the liberal party: a white male, and the "source"--as liberals propaganda keeps trying to convince everyone--of all humanity's and the world's problems. But here's the "deeper" issue: Wade would rather be a cartoon character than his own self. We all have issues, we have all had problems and crises in life, that's why it's called LIFE, but in general, conservatives call it life, learn the lesson, pick themselves up and move on, whereas liberals just sink and cry like babies until someone comes along and picks them up and starts feeding them lies. This is possibly the saddest film any of us will ever watch because it's such a horrific reflection of what is really taking place in what is left of a liberal mind (after all the drug abuse and indoctrination). 
It's trending at a "sluggish" $35 million opening, so Steven Spielberg once again appears to be striking out at the box office. Ready Player One is definitely going to be liberal, but what's so hilarious is a brief--as in, 1 second brief--shot of how the final battle in the film takes place. The film is interesting because it takes the worst aspect of liberalism and tries to spin it to make it somehow,.... virtuous?
So, why is the theme song for Willy Wonka playing in the background? Spielberg obviously wants to take the Christian metaphor of heaven--with the overcoming of the appetites of vice and the difficulties of exercising virtue--and turn it into a socialist platform, which is what all liberals do; Ready Player One will be no exception.  Okay, so, what's so dramatic about this trailer?
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And this is the real kicker: if these sorry and self-deceptive kids aren't drowning in an illusion of grandeur and self-righteousness all ready, the virtual reality glasses they are wearing, were made by the same company they are fighting against! Wow, does this mirror the reality of liberals fighting on social media against the very companies and free market which created their computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and blue-tooth! AND NOW they are glorifying their hallucinations with Spielberg's film and bathing in their trickery as if they are pulling one over on us. The oasis isn't an "oasis," it's a fool's paradise, and the only places in the US that look like the world at the start of the trailer are those places where Democrats have been in power: Detroit, Chicago and now California, which used to have the sixth largest economy in the world,... now it's going to compete for largest debt in the world. 
In the trailer, we see the top image, of a bunch of kids from "the rebellion," wearing their virtual reality glasses, but thinking they are actually the soldiers you see in the next frame (bottom image). What is this? DELUSIONAL. This isn't about "virtual reality," this is about mental illness and not being able to discern the most basic differences between reality and illusion. What's happening in this film? Spielberg encouraging youth to go to war with big business, and trying to convince kids that their thoughts are bigger than the massive amounts of guns and ammunition the conservatives are storing in preparation for the Second American Civil War. Spielberg thinks he's being Lincoln with this film, that's why he made Lincoln first (and that was totally trying to rewrite the history of the Civil War). This isn't even about wearing the proverbial "rose-colored glasses," rather, about choosing to be ignorant. There is no other explanation for it. Did you notice how everyone in the oasis is like a cartoon? This actually hearkens back to Blade Runner (the original, not the sequel) and the choice Deckard makes.
Spielberg just doesn't seem capable of not falling into the pit the liberal agenda insists as the cause of all evil in the world: white men. Mark Rylance portrays the genius who invented the oasis. Why not a black woman, Spielberg? This is your political ideology, do you not buy into it? It doesn't seem that he does.
Obviously, when Wade talks about the oasis, he refers to what America was for most people when they came here: you can make of yourself anything you want to be in the US!!!! And so many people did and have. But this is what liberals and conservatives diverge: conservatives believe that you take your skills, your talents, your gifts, mix them with hard work and a vision for something better (a better nutcracker, a better window washer, a better computer, a better snake candy, etc.) and with the free market, you are rewarded, thereby improving your life and the lives of others. Liberals believe that you change the world by pointing out what you think are everybody's faults and then bullying them with character assassination and terms like "racist!" and "sexist!" until you acquiesce to their demands and that's how they "better" themselves and society,... except they still aren't happy, then they have more demands, because they don't care about any of the things their agendas claim, they care about having "power," and whenever anyone gives into their demands, they feel that rush of power and they don't want to let go of it. This is how "victims" become "bullies."
Anyone who has read this blog at all knows what a huge fan I am of game theory: the examination of rules in games to establish power bases and creativity to interpret rules for the benefit of the underdog, except I'm not using game theory in Ready Player One,... or am I? We all know that liberals have employed the "rules" of political correctness for decades now to limit what everyone can think and say, and unfortunately, those constricting rules have established a substantial power base for their constant abuse of anyone they want. In other words, the "game" in Ready Player One is the liberal political game taking place in their protest marches, decisions in California to give universal income, decisions of presidential candidates and what students are taught in school at all levels (among a myriad of other strongholds liberals have managed to take over). I don't want to have to watch this film--I think I would rather walk through Chernobyl without a radiation suit on--but I have to know how bad the cancer known as liberalism really is. Trust me, this is the beginning of a the liberal start to another civil war, but instead of being just in the US, it's likely to be international. 
In Blade Runner, when Deckard sees the unicorn, he's realizing Rachel is the "perfect woman" because she's not really a woman: he can make her do whatever he wants (demonstrated in their kissing scene) because she has no will of her own, she has no destiny of her own and she has no sense of dignity because she's a robot. When Deckard runs away with her at the end, and finds the origami unicorn, that's the moment Deckard himself becomes a replicant (a robot) because in uniting with a woman who has no individuality, he has abandoned his own individuality, and in the terms of the 1980s Cold War, that was called "defecting." Deckard becomes a communist because he doesn't want the burden of free will anymore. That's what appears to be happening in Ready Player One, the dissolution of the real self in favor of the replicated self. Now, let's look at Amy Schumer's new film (yes, yes, I know she's an outrageous liberal, but I couldn't find any liberal values in Trainwreck--quite the opposite, she upheld conservative values--and with I Feel Pretty, she appears to be doing the same again):
Now, we can say that Renee becomes delusional about her personal appearance once she hits her head, OR we can say Renee awakens to the reality that she is a beautiful person,.... the reality each and everyone of us wants to awaken to (as the trailer attests when the pretty girl has low self-esteem issues and we can't understand why on earth she would have low self-esteem ever). Nothing about her changes except her appreciation of who and what she is for being who and what she is and she is no longer a victim of her own delusions that she isn't good enough, and once she awakens, she is able to awaken others to what a beautiful person she is as well.
To get a better look at these stills, just click on the image and it will enlarge. The name of the gym where Renee has this realization is called SoulCycle (the name on the girl's shirt in the bottom image); this is imperative to understanding what takes place in this scene, so keep it in mind as we progress through this discussion because this is a fabulously done sequence in terms of the symbol investments made. First, we see her on an exercise bike (the soul-cycle), she literally, is spinning her wheels not going in where (true, it's a stationary bike, but it's an important player in this sequence so it transcends the role of a mere exercise bike to become a "soul cycle"); that's when she falls and she hits her head on the bike of the person next to her (someone else's idea, i.e., the idea of society's standards of beauty and femininity), getting her hair caught in the bike ("hair" symbolizes our thoughts, because our thoughts originate in our head, so the hair or anything we wear upon our head manifest the thoughts a character has; the bike spokes are yellow, because that symbolizes dignity, so Renee has the idea that her dignity is dependent upon other people's standards of beauty and what "pretty" is) and, in order to "free herself" Renee has to "let go of some of her hair," (her thoughts she has taken from society about beauty) meaning, she rips that hair out, and hits her head on the stationary bike she was on but not getting anywhere. That bike is a vehicle, and vehicles (planes, trains and automobiles) are the symbols of the Holy Spirit; why? Because we are or are not the vehicles of the Holy Spirit depending upon our life choices and, again, this place is called SoulCycle, so the bicycle she's on is not only a symbol for her soul, but also the cycling of the soul and the cycle she's leaving and the next one she's going into, and the soul is the domain of the Holy Spirit. Then, we see Renee has passed out, she's entered a state of "mini-death," her mind has shut-off and she's passed out. Then she awakens, and her head--the origin of our thoughts--lies on the white towels: white symbolizes faith, purity, innocence, the virtues, so in her mind, she's starting over after this "mini-death" with greater faith in herself as a person and a more innocent understanding of what beauty is and how she embodies (literally) that ideal. Then, in the bottom image, we see her "reflecting," because mirrors symbolize the "reflection" of our soul and what we meditate upon interiorly. The woman standing behind her wears a yellow T-shirt; why? Yellow is the color symbolizing our dignity, so the woman has her own sense of dignity; Renee, on the other hand, wears a pink top and blue pants. Pink is the first stage of love that has yet to fully mature to the point of being willing to shed one's blood for what one loves (the deep love the color red can symbolize), but there is love for herself that has just started (contrast this with the red shirt she wears when she complains about people just looking at pictures of singles on websites and no one looking at the profiles; here, the color red symbolizes her anger over the state of the situation in which she finds herself). So, the pink shirt symbolizes the first stage of love, but her pants are blue: blue symbolizes both depression and wisdom, because it's from our sad experiences that we gain wisdom, so from Renee's anguish about how life is, she gains a new "standing" in life ("standing" and reputation is what the legs symbolize) and she's going to share her wisdom with others. The room in which Renee has this realization is also all white, so here we see her acting in faith of this new-found, proper self-love which God wants us all to have (not necessarily to enter bikini contests or start sleeping around, but so we can be a witness to others about the joy in our heart; as Padre Pio said, sadness separates us from God, so we are to try and be joyful as much as possible). 
That is the kind of contagious attitude of which each of us needs a big helping. We don't gain happiness changing who we are ("If only I were a woman instead of a man!" or, "I'm neither male nor female, and I'll be happier once the rest of the world adapts to my needs!") we gain happiness by understanding who we are, then accepting it and then by realizing we are a gift to the world, to make the world a better place, even if that's only for one other person. This is the purpose for which God created us, His own oasis called His Sacred Heart in which we discover that we are more than we ever thought possible.
But not without Him.
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