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The Manchurian Candidate - Journal of Omnifarious

Aug. 7th, 2004

12:34 am - The Manchurian Candidate

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I went to see the new version of The Manchurian Candidate. It was really good.

Sometimes, you have the dark feeling that your government is out of your control, and everything you see is set on a stage with shadowy puppeteers somewhere you can't see, making it all work. This movie captures that feeling perfectly, gives it a face, and makes it real. It and Enemy of the State should be seen together for a real night of paranoia brought to life.

The scary thing about it all, is you wonder just how much of it could actually happen. I happen to know that most of Enemy of the State could happen. I think The Manchurian Candidate in the form presented in the film is rather far-fetched, but I don't think the basic idea is.

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From:scottscidmore
Date:August 7th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)
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Some time ago I was sitting around with several folks, discussing conspiracies and related topics. We decided that most such are the byproduct of many centers who's actions happen to intersect. People engaged in CYA activities, others trying to climb the job ladder, getting back at someone else, hoping to make their job easier, doing things that they believe genuinely help their organization/company/country without checking to see if what they are doing is OK to do.

Whenever a person or group happens by chance to touch 2 or more of those individual activities, it starts to look like a conspiracy. Things may indeed be out of control, but there is a chance that no-one is running the show even though groups may believe they are in control; which may be scarier than actually having some cabal running things.

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