Saturday, June 6, 2020
With woke fanatics suddenly overrunning The New York Times, the public health profession, peaceful protests, and even the knitting community (!), life in these United States is starting to look a little like the 1978 sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. If you’re looking for something timely to watch this evening, I recommend it. (It’s a great flick anyway.)
The metaphor is near perfect. People are transformed into robotic pod people only after first falling asleep and (get this) waking up. One moment they’re polite fellow citizens, the next they are all gaping maws, shrieking at you so as to summon the rest of the mob over for reeducation or a beat down. After their transformation, even longtime friends and loved ones suddenly turn on you. And in a nice touch, much of the focus of the movie is on the pod people’s commandeering of… the local health department.
If you want to turn it into film festival, next rent The Last Emperor and check out its chilling portrayal of the Maoist Red Guard. (Some of our wokesters have apparently seen it, and thought it a “How to” video.)
And then, to see where this mentality leads if unchecked, The Killing Fields.