29th August 2011
In light of the devastation to our civilization directly resulting from the collectivist policies of our ruling elite, there’s probably never been a better time to look at one of Hollywood’s best-loved genres – the end-of-the-world movie.
I suspect that the popularity of such movies is a combination of people wondering how they would do in such situations — the same impulse that leads people to do role-playing and strategy games — and a celebration of how much better our lives are than what they could be (rather like sitting comfortably inside while watching a rip-roaring thunderstorm outside).
It’s hard to pin down exactly what films qualify for this category – one list of doomsday movies includes dozens of very different films, with plots ranging from the world blowing up to society suddenly changing dramatically into something unfamiliar, dystopian, and creepy. A documentary about the last two-and-a-half years would qualify as the latter.
Sometimes society is teetering – think California – and sometimes it has fallen completely into the abyss – think Detroit.
And in such scenarios, the latent fascism never far below the surface of the ‘progressive’ movement usually comes to the fore.