Skip to comments.H.G. Wells' TIME MACHINE fits today's Left
Posted on 10/31/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by jobim
H.G. Wells' Time Machine fits today's Left
It would seem at first blush that Morlocks and Eloi could be descriptions of our political Left/Right. But let me propose a different interpretation.
Using the 1960 movie with Rod Taylor as the Scientist (George) as our analogue, who might be frolicking and fattening in the sun, and who laboring in darkness and tyranny underground?
The Eloi are Obama voters, the useful idiots: Blacks, Hispanics, college students, metrosexuals, the Fellini-esque GLBT consortium, die-hard Woodstockers, tree-huggers, union rank-and-file. They obediently march to the doors of death when the siren of brain-washing is sounded.
And who are the Morlocks? Those that feed on them, of course, who need them for their very survival: Soros & international one-worlders, Alinsky-trained disciples, Communist & Socialist party leaders (here and abroad), race-hustling elite, Black Muslim leaders, Democratic Party leaders, union chiefs.
Who is Rod Taylor? I would say Rush & Glenn & Levin & Steyn & Horowitz & McCarthy & Trevor Loudon & Stanley Kurtz & Malkin & Brietbart (RIP), etal, those who bring truth and warning on a daily basis, who seek to expose the Morlocks.
And who is the little Eloi in the film who finally takes a punch at the Morlocks? That would be Pat Caddell or Bernie Goldberg or Dick Morris or even to some extent Nat Hentoff.
And finally, what of George's parlor friends, sceptical, secure, knowledgeable, but lacking real conviction, content in the status quo? Rockefeller Republicans, perhaps? Boehner & Dole & MacCain? Prior to the debates, I would have put Romney here - I hope he proves me wrong. For now, get the Morlocks!
I love that novel.
Obama has morphed his slogan “Forward” to “Lean Forward”.
If he somehow wins, he will change it to “Bend Over.”
It’s all very progressive.
Eventually, though, it will be “Hands Up.”
It always comes to that.
The left...a hundred million dead and counting.
I have read several of H.G. Wells’ books such as “The Time Machine”, “War of the Worlds” and “The Invisible Man”. They are interesting and I always thought he had good ideas. Still I also think his novels are a little bit hard to read.
I much prefer Jules Verne, maybe it is the translator who makes them interesting.
Possibly. But the leading contender for this role is the tragically deceased Breitbart.
I’ll take Weena.