Tagged: Panem et circenses
- April 13, 2019 at 4:09 am #672
There were 2 incidents in Zone war, that might be suspicious. When the mothers allowed their children to approach AJ, the son first then the daughter. Were these incidents when an “ABC agency” tried to plant metallic bugs on AJ? The son approach failed, but the daughter approach succeeded.
Even “paranoids” have enemies.
April 13, 2019 at 12:14 pm #674
- This topic was modified 5 days, 19 hours ago by Sethanis.
I didn’t see the connection and I don’t think there is one. I did note that micro drone appeared after visit by Chester Flottercot and that the drone debris disappeared (nano tech treatment or nano drones?). I also got the impression that Chester didn’t like smart technology with the reference to the antique pocket watch he carries. So was it following Chester? I can see a lot of symbolism there. We also know the aparment has 4 active bugs (those transmitting) that Ricky was overriding. Note that bugs could be smart devices that have been hacked. My personal speculation was Trinity was a possible source. Her gathering information to advance the production of her show. She had access to the appartment more so than Agents Black and White.
That causes me chuckle, Agents Black and White.
Media seems to have a bigger roll than the government. Why is Chester Flottercot in a military crisis briefing? The media must be melting down after the AJ’s last sojourn to Manhatten.
The approch of the two kids is a way to show that stuff is going on with media without having to have AJ watch TV. His reaction to the kids becomes more media fodder.
Most of the staging and setup appears to me to be Media vs Reality. The reason that it isn’t the center of attention and more the pervasive background is as AJ puts it, “I’ve been busy.”April 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm #675
Bread and Circuses
Juvenal, who originated the phrase, used it to decry the selfishness of common people and their neglect of wider concerns. The phrase implies a population’s erosion or ignorance of civic duty as a priority.
Media / War Zone is the Roman arena and Universal Basic Income is the Bread.
My defintion of Media is any form of communciation for a mass audience.
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