|Willow (the_willow) wrote,|
@ 2011-08-29 11:57:00
Odd Reflections On Current Pop Culture Tends; How My Brain Works
From Real Steel -> Rockem Sockem Robots: The Movie -> Nostalgia Reigning -> Watchmen (the purposeful manipulation of society's psyche by someone who 'knows better') -> Wondering at the sudden influx of paranormal threat shows and alien threat shows. Is it really easier to float the idea the true enemy is one of THEM /an outsider/out there/ something else, than to think the enemies might be among and within humanity; just plain selfish buggers?
**facepalm** Of course it is, it's how the world's kept going for so damn long already, isn't it.
Also, there's apparently a movie coming out (or maybe it was out already, I don't watch enough tv) with Justin Timberlake, where the economy is run by time; the rich have a lot of it, the poor drop dead? It's not really an analogy is it though? Not with overtime and second jobs and third jobs - where the rich have the time to enrich their lives in any number of ways (whether or not they actually do it, or just play who's got the biggest/most), and the poor live day to day, struggling to make ends meet, until they run themselves down. (Think the movie's name is : In Time)
Healthcare access likely has way more bite in such a universe. Not to mention agism, the (feels American driven) obsession with youthful appearance and the curve of ethics and morality into rules that serve those with the power to make them.
It's interesting to me, however, that when riches translate into time, suddenly (functional) immortality looks a LOT more like a supreme power made on the backs of others, in a system set up to give more to the rich, because some people need to die or resources will be in danger; that scarity politics philosophy again.