Sunday, November 05, 2006

ahh... The Matrix.

One of my all time favorite films - but I must confess that I'm torn between the 2 sequels, and V for Vendetta.

I can remember walking out of the first one feeling like the film just spoke to me - feeling like The One - feeling like I was sent on a mission to accomplish major changes in the world around me.

The only movie that has moved me in that way since then, was V for Vendetta. I dont wanna start a revolution or anything; but I just like how the W's (the guys who made the film for those of you who aren't in the know) made their point that a revolution takes everyone.

But I'm not here to talk about that.

I wanted to piggy back on the topic from "Was the Matrix Just a Movie?" - Is it a possibility that like in the film, Agents can move in and out of our bodies, controlling us at will - using us to do their bidding?

I can't help but wonder at the many meanings that could be found in the film. Are they speaking of a spiritual possession - demonic forces taking us over making us do things we wouldn't normally do. Are they discussing the influence of television and music on our lives - of culture and society - how tradition can limit our own belief in our selves to the point that we just give ourselves over willingly and never really live.

I'll make sure I find some of my writings on rap music.

I was born and raised on rap; Loved it as a child. Today... I'm not nearly as excited about it. Yea, the beats are sounding waaaay better than they did when I was young but, what's the message?

So many people don't even care about what the message is - but on the heels of watching videos like the ones shared in my past blog - one can't help but wonder. Rap music has such a negative impact on the Black Community. Can't help but wonder if it's part of their system.

In the matrix, everything is connected. Everything is monitored - the people are literally being controlled through the images fed into their brain. They've got no idea that they are really floating in a glass tube somewhere in a Future America - that they're not really living.

I've posed this question since originally watching the film - but my first perception of the film was based on Financial reality - how what we learn in school has nothing to do with truly succeeding in THIS world. How we are really limited by the people in our workplace - the people we grew up with - family who came before us who no longer believe that it's possible to go from rags to riches...

That is, without winning the loterry.

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