Sunday, November 8, 2009
Escape From New York
In light of recent events, it feels bizarrely apropos to revisit John Carpenter's 1981 film Escape From New York, part of Carpenter's trifecta including The Thing and They Live. The background motif for this analysis is Pastor David Wilkerson's prophecy of warning:
"AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE - EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US. For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago."
The crime rate has risen 400% and Manhattan Island has been surrounded by a 50-foot containment wall and turned into a prison. All inmates on the MIP have life sentences.
Based on a veritable embarrassment of symbolic riches of this sort from Hollywood films, every time the NWOIB crew sees the island/prison/life sentence theme the big red Gnostic flag pops up.
The prison's control center is on "Statue of Liberty Island." It's odd that we find the head of the statue lying in the street in the promo poster only to later find that at no time prior to the narrative nor during does any harm come to the statue.
The controlling authority of the prison is the United States Police Force, and they have converted Liberty Island into their control post symbolizing of the notion of freedom having been co-opted by the fascist police state. In Carpenter's 1996 sequel/remake Escape From L.A., this fascist government was depicted as a Christian Theocracy; while we agree that this government will be religious, it most certainly will not be Christian.
Snake Plisskin, a former Special Forces soldier arrives at the island; he has been given a life sentence for robbing the Federal Reserve Bank.
The President of the United States' aircraft, Air Force One, is hijacked, i.e., the government has been hijacked. The President boards the escape pod and is ejected. This President we don't get to know in any real or meaningful way leaving him as merely a representation of the office itself.
The above picture is hard to see, but that's Air Force One flying over Liberty Island towards Manhattan Prison.
Remember this? From the Wall Street Journal:
A "Classified Photo Op Turns Into A Soaring Blunder For The White House"
Here's where your tax money went. Hope you like it.
Air Force One fly-over. Check.
Hijacked government. Check.
Snake is offered a full pardon if he rescues the President and his briefcase containing an important tape within 24 hours.
Prior to the hijacking, the President had been on his way to a summit with China and Russia. He was bringing with him a recording having something to do with nuclear fusion. The Commissioner of the USPF tells Snake that the "survival of the human race" is at stake if the tape doesn't reach the summit meeting.
Snake enters the prison via glider. He lands on top of a World Trade Center tower.
Snake in the glider represents a winged, or feathered, serpent: Quetzalcoatl, the Mesoamerican deity. Ergo, what we're seeing is a deity coming to the material prison (earth) to save humanity.
It's also interesting that Snake wears an eye patch as Islamic texts describe the Dajjal, an "impostor messiah," as having one eye.
Several other bloggers and suchlike have described the 9-11 event as the opening of a "stargate"--which is definitely supported symbolically here in this film: the deity entering our world though the trade center; however, we can't view this as a literal opening of any stargate until someone can explain how demolishing two skyscrapers can open one. But who knows?
On the ground we find that New York is indeed burning. The government has crashed/collapsed and society has regressed into a state of barbarism.
Following his tracking device, the first place Snake goes into is a theater. Inside, there is a performance called "Everyone's Coming To New York," which can be heard here.
Theaters are important cinematic symbols as they indicate something being staged. A theater, also, can be either a building where performances are shown, or a region of military operations. This double entendre was limned artfully in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.
Later in the theater we see the word "COLOM" spray-painted on the wall. This is Moloc, or Moloch, spelled backwards, the deity who requires a burned sacrifice--as in a holocaust, or massacre. Coincidentally, there is a character "Moloc" in the TV series Stargate SG-1, but we can't say much about it as we don't follow the series.
The President is being held hostage by the self-proclaimed "Duke of New York." A duke is a nobleman of high rank, a European term.
The current Duke of York is Prince Andrew, second son of Queen Elizabeth II. Being that New York City was the first capital of the U.S., and now the President is chained to a wall there, this "Duke" character represents the government of the U.S. held hostage by the Royal Family. The NWOIB crew pieced together last year a possible historical narrative concerning how this Royal Family relates to the NWO: The Merovingian Code.
Later in the film we see the President in the "Executive Room." Here he is tied up with a flag and wearing a wig, like a theater costume. Also in the room are games and mannequins. Our President/royal hostage is also a mannequin, or a puppet--like Bush, Obama, or whomever. He's a front man for big banks and the throne, sending American soldiers to do their dirty work in foreign countries.
Snake eventually gets the President to the wall and he is rescued.
But Snake later finds that our royal sock-puppet President is more concerned about his appearance than the people that died getting him out.
Because of this disappointment, Snake gives them the wrong tape and the nuclear fusion recording does not make it to the China/Russia/US summit. Snake destroys the tape as he walks away.
We must surmise here, based on Commissioner Hauk's words earlier, that nuclear war follows. So mankind is not saved, as the "impostor" eye patch indicated earlier. Maybe Snake realized there is nothing worth saving, or maybe he feels "we have to destroy it in order to save it." Maybe there's no stopping what is to come.
The quotation at the beginning of this post was taken from The Watchman, 911 and The Harbingers which lists the "eight harbingers of judgment" surrounding the 9-11 event. There seems to be a lot of chatter concerning the threat of imminent nuclear disaster in America sometime soon. One of these could be written off as popular doomsday prophecy that occurs occasionally, but there have been A LOT recently. More from Pastor Wilkerson:
"Right now, I believe God is speaking a warning to New York City and I wrestled with His severe word as I prepared this message and I prayed, Lord, is this really going to happen? Again and again I heard this still small voice, "Preach it and warn the people. Those who want the truth will receive it.
"Saint: This warning is not meant to scare you. It's meant only for you to take to the Lord and pray. This is what I believe the Lord has shown me. Thirty days of chastisement will fall on New York City such as the world has never seen. God's going to let down the walls. Unimaginable violence, looting, a thousand fires will be burning at the same time throughout the city and it's burroughs. Times Square will be ablaze and the flames that ascend into the heaven will be seen for miles. Fire trucks will not be able to handle it all.
"Trains and buses will be shut down. Billions of dollars will be lost. Broadway shows will stop completely. It will cause businesses to flee the city in an unstoppable hemorrhage. The violence will be ferocious. It will shock the whole world. Our streets will be lined not just with National Guard but the militia. The Los Angeles fires were confined to a few sections of their city but New York will be ablaze and its burroughs. Such things are expected in Third World countries but not in a civilized nation like the United States. Yet in not too long a time afterward New York City will go bankrupt. The city's Queen city will be cast into the dirt. A city of poverty. You ask, when will all this happen? All I can say is I believe I will be here when it happens. When it happens, no matter where we are, in your apartment or on the job, God's people are not to panic or fear."
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