Saturday, September 26, 2015
A FELLINI MOVIE, OR, RELIGION & FASCISM "GO TOGETHER \LIKE A HORSE & CARRIAGE"
Marx certainly is/was correct when he declared ORGANIZED, institutionalized, codified, religion as the/an opiate of the masses.
NOW, however, in addition, we have REAL and often expensive pharmaceutical opiates and illicit drugs in abundance.
I can not but describe a current US NAZI PAPAL VATICAN BLITZKRIEG, occupation, invasion, as a SURREAL medieval experience, a nightmare, a bad dream, a caricature of itself with a multitude of extra, bit, players, a superimposed artifact from another time, place, world.
Fellini could not have scripted it any better.
The Catholic Church DOES have for experience a few thousand or so years with extravaganza, pomp and ceremony, Rome certainly being amongst the best in that category.
Of course, Pagan traditions did NOT survive to well into present day, altho, I much prefer Pagan gods to present ones since, at least, CLEARLY, THEY are understood as MYTHOLOGICAL figures, FICTION, with HUMAN attributes, good narratives and a pantheon of GOD/S that REFLECT HUMANITY and NOT the other way around.
Hollywood being a relative newcomer, a Johnny come lately to the scene, depends MOSTLY on ELECTRICITY and LIGHTING for its glitz and glamour.
But, organized religion has been at it long before electricity dominated a modern world.
Nonetheless, in good ole US of A, glitz and glamour ALWAYS combine with traditional hocus-pocus creating a sort of "mass" hypnosis or hysteria.
While a vast media conglomerate HERE focuses on RELIGIOUS pablum for the masses, CHINA, FEDERAL RESERVE, IRAN, "EMERGING MARKETS," STOCK MARKET/S, i.e., reality, dominates domestic financial outlets and consciousness.
They give mention to the Pope, but, certainly NOT as center of THEIR attention.
MANY LOCAL Philly residents who COULD, DID get out of town, LEFT, escaped, unable to stomach it all.
Everyone else TRAPPED in their homes, apartments, hibernates more or less until a NAZI PAPAL hurricane passes.
One person described it as "SPOOKY, an EERIE, feeling; LOOKS LIKE A COUP D'ETAT with useless MILITARY, SECURITY, PERSONNEL EVERYWHERE!"
A sneak preview of coming attractions.
By the way, should you desire PAPAL FLAGS to wave around, street vendors hawk, SELL, them for ONLY $1 a piece which, say they, goes to NAZI partnered Vatican coffers!!
A bargain, a collectible memento!
I'm sure they will be worth more money later on.
Lots of OTHER commercialized crap and paraphernalia available, too.
FASCISM AND RELIGION BEING MARRIED, mutually supportive, "...CAN NOT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER...":