Don’t Look Up! There’s Nobody There!

On December 24, 2021, Netflix released a new film titled “Don’t Look Up.” It is an apocalyptic thriller about an earth-killing asteroid and is being rated among the top 10, along with a monster flick, an art crime flick and a snuff film. As a piece of entertainment it is barely watchable; as a piece of propaganda it is most interesting. The timing of its release—immediately before the Christmas/New Year holidays—was in line with its function as a public message, designed to attract the largest possible audience, since this is the time when most people have spare time on their hands. The venue—a streaming service—allowed it to dispense with the premiere, the schmoozing and hobnobbing, which, given the subject matter and the way it is treated, could have given rise to awkward questions that would have caused considerable discomfort for all concerned. Its subject matter—the destruction of our planet—clashed severely with the subject matter of Christmas, which is the birth of Our Savior, and in the pre-Christian era of the winter solstice, which is a turn of the seasons toward spring and rebirth.

In short, those who ordered this spectacle did everything possible to make sure that as many people as possible entered the new year with the message of looming catastrophe on their minds. Who were these people? There is every reason to think that it was the oft-mentioned yet dimly perceived Deep State. The entire team behind the film is chock-full of high-profile Democrats. In turn, the Democratic party serves the interests of the Deep State, its power and reach made abundantly clear to all by the travesty that was the 2020 election. Many commentators fell into the trap of thinking that such a high concentration of high-powered Democrats automatically made the film anti-Republican. Some even went as far as claiming that the woman-president Orlin was a likeness of the bloviating buffoon Trump (ignoring a photograph of her in an intimate embrace with Bill Clinton). In fact, Orlin is far more obviously a likeness of a younger, less screechy and loathsome Hillary Clinton. But this is not about Hillary Clinton either.

I know that this will be difficult for many people to accept, but this film (or, more accurately, this Deep State public relations exercise) is not about politics. The reason it is difficult is that for many Americans, once you take out the politics, all that’s left in their minds is a dark, howling wilderness of the Antarctic winter. I’ve said it many times before, and I will say it again: the US is not a democracy and it doesn’t matter who is president. And while previously I offered this as a mere personal opinion (supported by plenty of facts), based on this film I can now add: the Deep State agrees with me. Americans have been indoctrinated to think of social life as a team sport where they must pick a team and cheer for it. The sport is about to turn into a bloodsport, but from the point of view of members of the Deep State, that is fine because to it most Americans (and especially the stupid ones who believe their transparent political ruse of a two-party state) are dispensable. Since the game is always fixed, it is a trivial matter for the Deep State to switch winners and losers if the winning side gets too greedy and too comfortable. So let us set all politics aside and describe what this film really is about.

This film conveys several different layers of messaging, and the deepest one—a message from members of the Deep State who commissioned this spectacle for your elucidation—is by far the most interesting. But let’s consider them all in turn.

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