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Friday, November 07, 2003

Posted by Jake
LILEKS (James) The Bleat

Lileks trashes perhaps the most ridiculous interpretation of the Matrix 3 yet. Why is it that people will say in one sentence that this movie is ridiculous and has no meaning and then in the next one draw some overarching metaphor about politics?

Choice quote:

Ultimately what they believe or we believe is inconsequential.

Spoken like a man with no beliefs. Or, more accurately, spoken like someone who thinks that line above demonstrates some sort of intellectual sophistication lost on people who do the whole work-kids-church thing. Trust me, Harry – what someone believes is of great consequence. And if your society believes nothing it ends up making its last stand in the Temple of No Particular Belief System with the squiddies hammering on the door, possessed of a terrible certainty: they believe you should die.

Lileks has his take on the movie which is probably the most pro I have heard so far (and funny). Read the whole thing.


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