Going Full Xeno : 2001 edition

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    I just made a weird connection to Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey and I'm rolling with it even though it is insane.

    Today I had planned on watching a Kubrick film and I was torn between The SHiNiNG and A Clockwork Orange. I went over to my movie shelf to grab one and saw the cardboard sleeve that goes to my copy of The Witch. It was the last blu ray I watched and I hadn't bothered to put the sleeve back on so as I was putting the sleeve back on Black Philip caught my eye on the cover.

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    To be more exact what caught my eye was his eye. Seeing his eye and remembering that goats have rectangular shaped pupils made my Kubrick movie choice for me. 2001 A Space Odyssey it is.

    I don't know how to put these ideas together cohesively so I'm just going to ramble now.

    Have you ever wondered why the devil is depicted as having goat like attributes? I know the goat like appearance can be tracked back to the god Pan but even then why a goat? What separates goats from other animals?

    Goat eyes have rectangular pupils. Goats, toads and octopi all have rectangular shaped pupils. The rectangular shaped pupil allows these animals to have a greater field of vision thus helping them to spot predators. It is even said that the octopus does not have a blind spot.

    Knowing this is it too great of a jump to conclude that the devil is depicted with goat like attributes because the goat has superior vision and the devil is also depicted as an illuminated or all seeing eye?

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    At the start of 2001 we see a group of primitive man that are feeding on sparse vegetation while being surrounded by animals they could easily kill and eat but it appears that killing or murdering for that matter are concepts not yet known to them. We are shown one of the group attacked by a jaguar, we are shown one group scared away from their water source by a rival group not through any real violence but just posturing and we see them seemingly afraid of the night.

    The group awaken to the Monolith and it is implied that the Monolith has armed them with knowledge of violence. We see an enlightened primitive man use a bone to kill the animals that the day before he was pushing away from the dry unappetizing foliage he himself was trying to eat. He then uses his new found tool to commit what could in the frame work of the film be considered the first murder.

    So we basically have a retelling of the devil giving forbidden knowledge to the earliest man and man using the knowledge to commit the first murder like the story of Cain and Abel.

    The Monolith is also shown from a peculiar angle that makes it look like a pyramid complete with the sun as the all seeing eye capstone.

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    HAL 9000 is also depicted as an illuminated eye inside of a rectangle.

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    Hal 9000 then becomes the first A.I. to commit murder due to the influence of the Monolith and it's corrupting knowledge.

    In one scene it looks as if Kubrick implies the Monolith's corruption of Hal 9000 by making it appear that he has horns. In this image Hal 9000 is an illuminated eye in a rectangle with horns caused by reflection.

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    I also find it interesting that the ship that takes Dave to Jupiter where he sees what should not be able to be seen is shaped like an eye complete with the optical nerve. And of course the ships pupil is rectangular in shape like the Monolith or like a goats eye.

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    Dave was able to see beyond infinity because of the Monolith or all seeing eye.

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    Is the Monolith in 2001 A Space Odyssey a malevolent being whose intent is the corruption of creation.
    We never see the Monolith create in the film only corrupt.

    If that is the case when we see Dave on his death bed raise his arm to the Monolith is it possible that he is giving in to the corruption of the Monolith from fear of death. He appears to be a prisoner who held out as long as he could but gave in at the very end.

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    For me it comes back full circle to The VVitch with Thomasin finally giving in and signing Black Philip's book after he destroyed her family and hope.

    At the end of The VVitch Thomasin is reborn as a gravity defying witch and at the end of 2001 Dave Bowman is reborn as the starchild, an illuminated fetus with eyes wide open floating in the zero gravity of space.

    I could go one step further and say that the star child version of Dave Bowman is the anti christ headed to Earth in the year 2001 which would make him 15 or 16 now but that would be taking it too far even by Xeno standards.

    The definition of Monolith is interesting as well.

    1. 1 : a single great stone often in the form of an obelisk or column

    2. 2 : a massive structure

    3. 3 : an organized whole that acts as a single unified powerful or influential force
    An organized whole acting as a single unified powerful or influential force sounds a lot like the illuminati to me.


    I guess that's enough Crazy for now.

    Oh yeah, in before

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    um.....i agree.
     
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    Ok, so TS, either tie this to Inferno or xeno's account got hacked.
     
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    Men Who Stare at Goats

    Why are they staring at goats? Why not any other animal?

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