Thursday, 30 July 2015

RESURRECTIONS AND SUPERHEROES

THE NEED FOR RESURRECTIONS & SUPERHEROES
© Farouk Asvat

     Now that the United States and Europe have lost the war in Afghanistan (just like the Soviet Union and the British Empire before them) - and have had to withdraw with their tails between their legs from Afghanistan and Iraq - they need the reassurance that they possess superheroes and people with extraordinary powers who can solve all problems and conquer all enemies. 

     But more than that they also need to reassure the public that death is not final - that their dead are still living, that they will meet them again - as zombies or as resurrected family members they can speak to, if only for a brief period until things have been amicably settled between the restless dead in the inbetween world and the regrets of the living - so that all can then rest in peace. 

     Thus the plethora of movies and programmes about the dead speaking or coming back to life:
The Ghost Whisperer
Resurrection
The Walking Dead
iZombie
Supernatural
Forever

     And then there are the impossible resurrections of characters in virtually every tv programme,
from "O my God, they've killed Kenny" on South Park to Brian on Family Guy; from The Arrow (Oliver himself, Thea's father and then Thea herself), to Agents Of Shield (Skye and of course Coulson); to just about everybody in Resurrection. 

     Medically, a person in a coma is in a state of unconsciousness in which the patient cannot respond to painful stimuli, light, sound or commands.  So, it is wishful thinking that people in a coma can hear you; and even more ridiculous that the dead can hear you when you visit their grave - but these are images that are constantly exploited and churned out by Hollywood. 

     The concept of zombies arises from Papua New Guinea and the regional islands: referring to those who were drugged by traditional healers with specific herbs into a deep sleep of suspended animation, so that they appeared dead - and so were brought back to life. 

     Then there are the super powers of deduction that so many of the American investigators have: from The Mentalist to Unforgettable (which was completely forgettable); to a host of other programmes and movies. 

     And simultaneously there is the resurrection of all the north American heroes who never die, who will conquer all aliens and enemies - so the exhumation of all the Marvel comics:
The Avengers
Superman
Batman
Iron Man
Agents Of Shield
Agent Carter
Iron Man
The Hulk
The Flash
and even Ant-man. 

            Almost all the crime programmes are exaggerated (each murder that is discovered more bizarre than the last); so many of the series based on fantasy and science fiction (from Extant to Under The Dome); most of the movies utilizing ridiculously fast-moving images generated by computer graphics - so that there is hardly a programme dealing with realistic human relationships. 


© farouk asvat

     SILENCE AGAINST TYRANNY IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.

work in progress
posted 30.07.2015
original composed: 2014.

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