I know I’m behind the times but I finally saw this Elysium thing. This movie should really be called Hypocritium. Holy cow what a hatchet job of reality. So the main character is a Christ figure who is a combination of Jesus and the thieves on the cross. Turning Damon into a daemon perhaps. Ok people can change, I’ll give them that. But we are supposed to allow a world full of the most amazing technology and yet sometimes a pallet gets stuck in future robot machine—thing. They can rewire your brain but sometimes people get mistaken for a cart full of pigs. But don’t worry Hollywood is not done rewiring your brain.
Strangely this world does not take much imagination, and it certainly doesn’t require an elitist space station. This is currently an apt description of Southern California You literally have the greatest wealth of the world in Hollywood, surrounded by the third world city of LA. Matt Daemon and the makers of this movie literally live on Elysium. They literally depend on a servant class to wait on them, while making a movie about America keeping out the poor of the world. This is a common scenario with the Elite Left. They don’t want to interact with or pay for middle class workers, so they maintain an underground third world class to wait on them. Which is why the NY and DC suburbs are second only to California in percentage of illegal immigrants. But this is not the first time Hollywood or the Left tell the story wrong. That is their job. Daemon’s film Promised Land gets it just as backwards. Supposedly big oil companies move into a small town to destroy it, but Daemon is there to save the day. Well this actually happened too, it’s called Williston North Dakota. And an oil boom there has created thousands of jobs and new millionaires every day. Meanwhile Daemon and Hollywood are the ones destroying middle America with his constant mockery of ‘hicks from the south’, ‘religious Bible thumpers’, small business, strong father figures and everything else that is the Marxist agenda.
Though it goes down as easy as soma, or whatever they were dispensing, the biggest pill to swallow is the absurd scenario that we find at the beginning of the movie. Supposedly the wealthy of the world exploited the masses of humanity to create a floating space station with advanced technology that can heal every person, yet they have killed every animal and basically destroyed the planet. That’s what capitalist do, don’t cha know? Despite the fact that these people have their pie, or that thing, in the sky, they still want to believe the economic pie is fixed. If someone gets a piece of pie that means someone else goes without. Get a new schtick people. This is just marxist revisionist history set in the future.
The movie portrays a bunch of aid ships waiting in the wings and only withheld because the wealthy are evil. They like to portray their Romans as reserving their roads and aqueducts just for the special people. Even the opulent Ancient Greeks didn’t have audacity to suggest that Elysium was without it’s Fields, a place of fruitful labor. The reality is not that America or the west hordes the wealth of the world, earned on the backs of the poor, but that they created this unprecedented wealth by unbound human labor. We made the pie bigger, a lot bigger and we share more of that wealth than any nation in history, well except for the elitist leftists. I believe Obama/Biden’s total contribution to charity are like $400 bucks a year. The problem has been our inability to lift up the third world from what was always the norm on this planet. The problem is sin. We could feed the world, there is enough food on the planet, but evil warlords empowered by evil people prevent it from going where it needs to go. Evil politicians elected by evil people stop it before it’s even produced. Corrupt people who will not govern themselves force strict governments ,like the tyranny portrayed on earth in the movie, to rule them. The dictator comes after the rebellion not before. Think Napoleon and the French Revolution. Think Hitler and the godless Germans. It’s a timeless story, God blesses us, prosperity ensues, we leave God, sin becomes rampant, God cracks down. There was an empire which reserved it’s roads for the elite it was called the Soviet Union, which is the real future of Hollywood theory.
This movie really has it all—all wrong. The hero is trying to be a good person but society and poverty force him back to a a life of crime. Occasionally we, in the real world, are joined by members of Hollywood. Robert Downey Jr. found out the hard way that this is not what causes crime. “I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t.”
The reality of immigration in this country is not one rogue ship crashing into a mansion. It’s an entire rogue nation looking for the easy way out by attacking another nation. It’s rogue politicians seeking an uninformed underclass, whose votes they can buy with middle class money. This is not theory, this is what actually happened to conservative, productive, California. The last round of immigration reform in 1986 created the current mess. Uninformed illegal immigrants were given free stuff in exchange for voting Democrat. In exchange the Democrats created an unsustainable bloated government to suck on the wealth of California. And the destruction is evident before our very eyes, as municipality after municipality fails. Funny you can’t pay unproductive people forever. America welcomes more immigrants than the rest of the world. But you can’t have everyone on top going to college and pushing paper and everyone on the bottom living on welfare. Someone has to make things. Someone has to produce.
This type of advanced healthcare system does not happen in the face of rampant evil elite rule. Look around Obama is elite rule and he has gotten his way. His healthcare plan is working great. He has hired thousands of busy body bureauracrats at the top, to reduce production in the name of safety or the environment or reparations. He has created thousands of dependents on the bottom who siphon off of the labor of others, via food stamps, and welfare programs. They produce nothing but they line their pockets on the backs of the middle class. Innovation is stifled by red tape, legal risk and shakedowns. Elysium is never built, there is no one to build it. It is Obama offering you a pain bill rather than the surgery.
But Hollywood spins a great yarn. They have wrapped their Marxism in romantic emotional appeals. Which can be difficult for us to sort out, we are creatures of story. And, the Left has figured that out, while Christians twiddle their thumbs and look for verses in the New Testament that talk about culture. The gospel was meant to be good news, but the world has heard another story. Our story has become old and boring, we have stopped practicing the art of telling it. They rewrite the past on the silver screen and manufacture candidates in the present. All the while they are like a tragic Greek prophecy. Everything they do to prevent the problem actually creates it. That’s what happens when you set your sights on fallen man rather than the living God. The best the world has to look forward to is perfect healthcare, but we look forward to a world without sin. You become like what you worship, so don’t worship hypocrites.
Future Reading: The Fiction of G. K. Chesterton, Phantastes George MacDonald