AIDS and The Thing
In 1982, Universal released John Carpenter's remake of The Thing. The movie, starring Kurt Russell, made its debut when AIDS was just emerging as an epidemic. Except for its unrelenting splash of blood and guts, the movie was not considered remarkable at the time.
In the movie, a monster from space: 1) reproduced itself on an all-male Antarctic base, hiding itself in the bodies of humans; 2) jumped from man to man; 3) was projected on a computer as a disease that would spread exponentially; 4) attacked the base's blood supply; and 5) could be detected by a blood test devised by the hero.
In retrospect, Carpenter's Thing was a mythical representation of AIDS; it behaved like the AIDS virus.
Mind of God Reality operates at two levels: 1) linear, observable events in the material world, and 2) nonlinear episodes in the collective unconscious, which are expressed by artists through our culture. These stories from the collective unconscious, or the mind of God, as some might say, are mythical representations of actual events and, in some cases, predict events. The Thing was God's way of telling gays that their bathhouse culture of promiscuous anal intercourse had brought a monster to life.
In the movie, when the monster is discovered, one of the characters, senior biologist Blair, goes "mad" and decides that no one should leave the base alive. He destroys the helicopters, tractors and communications equipment. The other base members overcome and disarm him, and lock him in a shed. As the plot develops, it becomes evident that Blair wasn't so mad after all.
God's message in the story was that you have to identify and kill, or at least quarantine, everyone possessed by the monster (AIDS). We ignored His advice. Instead, our misplaced compassion let the monster escape from the gay "base" and kill 35 million people.
To the ancient Greeks and Romans, the connection between creativity and reality was common knowledge; mythology, history and literature were inseparable. Unfortunately, in our modern age, we are ignorant of the spiritual plane in our media. If you want to know what God is thinking today, look to artists, actors, writers, musicians, and, of course, a director, John Carpenter. Christ was the carpenter who preached compassion. John Carpenter channeled an Antichrist who ignored compassion. All forms of Christ and Antichrist are creations of God.
Image The Thing © Universal Pictures, fair use
Acquired Industrial Deficiency Syndrome
Free trade is like free love. If you have different sex partners, you need protection. If you have different trading partners, you need protectionism.
Failure to take this precaution will expose your nation to Acquired Industrial Deficiency Syndrome, in which manufacturing muscle is replaced by service sector fat and the body becomes vulnerable to such parasites as derivatives traders and hedge fund managers.
As young cells struggle on low wages, a greater proportion of the body’s energy (Social Security and Medicare payments) is used to sustain old and dying cells.