THE NAKED MAN OF STEEL
While I had approached the subject of heroes and whether or not we struggle with identifying them among us, I decided to let my inner child run free and purchased a matinee ticket for the new film 'Man of Steel', a film about Superman and his dealings with the people of planet Earth.
I was very hesitant in seeing this film because I was worried that once again I would be seeing a film where the idea of a 'Jesus Christ Superman' would be the metaphor for the entire picture. I must tell you that the metaphor never escapes Superman because he is part alien and part man, much like Jesus was part God part man. This film however gave it a direction that reminded me of Martin Scorsese’s 'The Last Temptation of Christ' where Jesus knew that he was a man and a God and had to deal with the pitfalls of being both and living up to the destiny of being more than just a man and more than just a God among them.
It meant that sometimes you must learn restraint, patience, tolerance and a genuine love for who you are and who your fellow men are.
We are told that mankind is at a constant and long suffering struggle with decisions that are either good or evil. This leaves us vulnerable and naked and this is why in the presence of deity we feel ashamed or humbled because we can’t hid the fact that inside all of us is duality seeking balance.
We learn in the movie 'Man of Steel' that even our heroes and maybe are saviors are conflicted.
I think that this makes him more believable now as opposed to being a superhero that cannot be conquered or challenged and therefore boring.
I believe that in this instance Superman has been stripped naked, revealing that he had 33 years to learn how to be human. He found that he loved the experience in such a way to be a protective and thoughtful archangel to a planet that is struggling with its paranoia and fear of an enemy that they can’t define.
We realize in this film that there are worldwide concerns about what is being seen in space. World organizations are secretly investigating extra-terrestrial events and how they are affecting the world at large. There is so much destruction in the film that it makes me wonder if this is the future. That in the destruction of this old world, humanity and heroes can be found who are willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to rebuild and restructure what appears to be total oblivion.
Is this a global concern - or are people in the United States more concerned about these types of topics?
Can we see the film as a metaphor for the second coming or is there far more here than just a unifying hero that comes to save the world in another form of Deus Ex Machina.
There are a lot of people that will tell you that the movies we see and the books we read are just movies and books. It is even worse if you are a comic book reader because a lot of what is written about in the comics and the heroes we see in them really have no meaning in the big scheme of life beyond the panels of ink and lines.
I beg to differ because comics have always been known to reflect an underground theme that eventually shows up in television shows and movies.
I would argue that much of the propaganda found in movies and television today is sparking the process of globalist indoctrination that many people fear is the future for our country. There have been conspiracy theories surrounding the processes of a New World Order being forged where America loses its sovereignty and we have no choice but to join the ranks of a world dictatorship operating under a new socialist model. In theory, the worry seems to be that “predictive programming” could be destructive to a captive audience.
There is always that possibility that if you indoctrinate enough of the masses someone will accept that a New World Order is the only way to eliminate our economic and social ills. Some may even believe that the fate of the future generations rests on the idea of a globalist doctrine.
Several writers and commentators have spoken on the topic of “shadow government” and their task of “controlled disintegration” in order to level the physical economy of the wider world economy.
Starting in 1973, the Council on Foreign Relations embarked upon a massive, nation changing project it named “Project 80s.” This project had at its core, the policy of “controlled disintegration” of world economy in order to reconstruct a socialist government based on the Chinese Model.
Several key policies of “Project 80s,” were major issues that dealt with the now hugely propagandized ecology and climate “problems” and the task of population reduction. Controlled disintegration of the economy would force the world into a new kind of socialism.
The task at hand would be to gradually change the entire dynamic of the planet, maintain a full spectrum surveillance state and those who adapt to all of these abrupt changes will survive and those that don’t will perish.
Former Secretary of State and CFR member Hillary Clinton admitted in an address "latest address to the Council on Foreign Relations what Carroll Quigley wrote about in Tragedy and Hope...Dan Smoot wrote about in The Invisible Government, and Gary Allen wrote about in None Dare Call It Conspiracy," and that is The United States is not under the control of a constitutional government. It is being controlled by special committees and social engineers that want to create the New Socialist Order.
A steadily growing percentage of Americans realize some form of threat does exist that actually challenges the continued existence of this republic. They sense a threat and there are others that believe it is a paranoid delusion and that perhaps our way of life needs to change and that the new leaders have the world safely protected by an unseen network.
So many of the elite are fighting for the steering wheel of the planet and many people are hoping that the person who gains control is a person of integrity. There are others who are cheering for the military, others are waiting for a savior from elsewhere to fulfill written prophecy and save the world from utter destruction and terrible evil.
In the fictional panels of a Superman comic and in the films that have shown him on the screen you cannot ignore that the Man of Steel is a metaphor for Jesus. He is the Christian man of steel and there are many Christians today that are awaiting his return to save the planet from succumbing to war and globalist oligarchy devoid of God and morality.
In the Superman mythology, his father’s name is Jor-El, and Superman’s birth name name is Kal-El. The connection here is the extension of the name, “El” In Hebrew, “El” literally means “God” or “god.”
Jor-El sent his “only begotten” son to Earth, not to condemn or destroy it , but to contribute to it, protect and save the people who live on it.
The rest of the story however seems to fall in line with much of the Gnostic stories that speak of a war between the Gods, the battle between Lucifer, God and Jesus and how there seems to be this lack of love for the people of earth by Lucifer and how he eventual falls.
The battle between the evil Zod and Cal-el is similar to this story. In the religious view there will most definitely be a Deus ex Machina where god will literally return to save the world and change it back into a paradise.
If you study the works of Helen Blavatsky and her Theosophy, you find her theories on the idea of Lucifer being the true protector of man. General Zod in the latest Superman epic sees himself as the only survivor of Krypton but has the knowledge to revive the people of his dead planet. The way to do it is to change the environment of earth and to commit an act of genocide to do so. Kal-el favors humans and protects them from Zod and thus we see the classic struggle of the metaphoric Jesus to Satan, Superman and Zod.
General Zod begins a rebellion against a planetary Council of Krypton. He along with his followers are banished into the void. This is also metaphoric of the fall of Lucifer and his rebellious angels from the presence of God. Zod of course hates humans and wants them all dead and he eventually comes to earth and reveals himself to the earth as an adversary, much like Satan is in the Christian pantheon.
It has taken thousands of years, many books and so–called sacred texts to continually wire the human mind for the arrival of gods, angels, demons, extra–terrestrials, aliens or whatever metaphor you choose to use.
Whoever is behind it has had the sound knowledge of social engineering and a clear view of the intended goal. Keeping a mystery is a subtle weapon and keeping a secret is a manipulative tool to get the reptilian mind working to try and reveal the secret.
The contemporary fiction of the man of steel is quite literally a tale that has been written about for millennium.
There has always been a struggle for world domination and that domination includes mass murder, genocide, and the oppression and enslavement of a group of people at the expense of the powerful and privileged.
In every history of the world there always seems to be the meme of a savior that will somehow rise from the oppressed that will eventually be a selfless care giver to the weak.
The gnostic balance needs to be pointed out because where the Jesus and Superman comparison fails is that Superman or Kal-El does not come to the planet to save it from sin. Superman has a mission to show planet Earth that we must realize our potential; and be mindful of our future and our importance in the universal whole.
If you really wanted to detail the true meaning of Superman, you can actually call the concept I-theism or the knowledge that the way to find potential the world beyond is to find the god or hero within.
Once again we see the Luciferian concept of all for you and struggle with the Christ like concept all for others. The man of steel, the true man or Übermensch struggles with both concepts and chooses both through the balance of nature and does not feel guilty when he fails or sins.
Friedrich Nietzsche wrote “Man is something that shall be overcome.... Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman (SUPER MAN/UBERMENCH) -- a rope over an abyss... What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.”
I-theists see themselves as the great thinkers of the world and believe that they are gods themselves. I –theists see themselves as shepherds and not the sheep.
However, I-theism - or even the concepts of solipsism - fail when we realize that quite literally in the end we are left alone, frightened and naked when we die.
Therefore, we hope and pray that at that moment there will be a savior waiting to show us how to ascend to a place we call heaven.