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Friday, November 14, 2003
The real answer to the question: "What is the Matrix?"
This was originally going to be blogged on another blog but, due to technical difficulties, Blog will just have to do.
Now that the Matrix series has concluded, Harry Knowles, the Undisputed Heavyweight Champ of Flab, has explained the whole thing for you. According to his argument, the themes of this sci-fi series are as obvious as they are relevant. Have a look at an excerpt:
You see, The Machines, they're the United States and Capitalism. Ultimately they want society operating in the 9 to 5, eat your food, grab a movie, raise the kids, go to church and get back to work sort of daze. That's the Machine way. Don't worry about the 'MEANING OF IT ALL' just do your job, be a battery and power the big society forward.
Ultimately, Neo, Morpheus, 'the rebel alliance,' essentially...In a lot of ways...they're the bad guys. You see, they're fucking everything up. The come into our 'Society' blow shit up. Cause problems. Get all violent and shit. Do little hit and run missions. Neo is for his people...basically, he's Bin Laden living in a cave somewhere...and the Machines...they're drilling to put a stop to it all.
The Matrix as a political allegory? GW does kinda look like the machine head that pops up at the end of the movie. Blog reports, you decide.