Thursday, September 4, 2008

Prison Break

Scofield does the planning, Linc does the breaking.

It's back! At first I thought this series looked really dumb with the tattoo commercials I saw on tv, but some buddies kept pushing and I haven't regretted watching it. Every episode is a damn thrill ride, we even had to take a break between the 2 new episodes of the 4th season lol.

Who are the bad guys in Prison Break?
The Company is a covert organization, a secret group of multinationals known almost exclusively by those who work for them (with the exception of those opposing them). Its influence and power over individuals stretches to the White House, influencing every decision the country makes. Its main goal is to maintain control over the country's economy. The Company has thus far also been described a group of multinational corporate interests, and as a shadowy cabal of corporations that influences everything that goes on in the United States.

The Company has influence over many agencies of the United States government, especially the Secret Service. With Caroline Reynolds, the former Vice President of the United States in their grasp, The Company held control over the government's sway on the energy bill and subsequently, the country's economy. However, The Company considers every individual who works for them a pawn to achieve their goals.
Where do they get this stuff? :p lol bad taste sorry. In reality the economy has long been 'taken over', and now the Company is going for total control over the citizen. Bad luck with that guys.

Btw the Company is also a nickname for the CIA, the Indian mafia, and is used similarly in the shows Heroes, Kyle XY and the Equalizer. I haven't seen the Equalizer but the show's name is the also the nickname of the main character, a former employee of the company who "brings balance to the force" - not quite. Check out the quotes for some cheesy lines which show the main dude as an anti-hero, what's an anti-hero? A role model for the future pawns of the 'Company' who just need the right (bs) reasons or a good dose of mind control.

I'm reminded of the excellent post at Celtic Rebel on the Dark Knight, here's the excellent excerpt:
If you want to know who the “bad guy” is, here’s a subtle hint: he’s the mother fucker that’s pointing a gun at you. Yes, he’s James Bond who belongs to “her majesties” secret service. He’s in no way beholden to you, the common man. He is sworn to protect the dark forces behind him (as poster from 22nd movie connotes). You are the enemy of the Order of Death (as Arnold’s belt-buckle reminds us).
Hilariously the good guys were first trying to take down the Company through 1 keycard (after Scofield gets apprehended by masonic checkered cops), at first I thought the writers totally fucking lost it. Episode 4x01 started absolutely horribly and was sending me and my buddy in despair, thankfully all was fixed after the 2nd episode was over. This keycard supposedly had all information on it from the Company, and the first guy that got it was just promoted... Ok that was so stupid it really should have made me think further (to my defense, it's still called the idiot box hehe), later it turns out that there are six cards. (I'm pretty sure the writers will be able to twist the story and we won't be waiting for 5 more card swaps). And the card, the monster to be taken down, is called Scylla. A name taken from a mythological six headed monster. And to illustrate what kind of a monster the Company is, the main guy gets slipped a note with only "10.000" written on it. Do you know what that means? That's how many people have to die for another agenda to be safe.

"If you're succesful with obtaining Scylla, you not only avoid jail time but you can take great pride in knowing you helped dismantle this country's greatest threat to its own (non-existant) democracy... If you're killed while doing so, the proper funeral will be provided. But if you try to escape you will have no funeral, you will be apprehended and buried where we find you. I sincerely hope we understand each other."
Special Agent Don Selph, Homeland Security
(let's hope his fictional boss isn't as corrupt as Michael Chertoff)

The phrase "between Scylla and Charybdis" has come to mean being in a state where one is between two dangers and moving away from one will cause you to be in danger from the other.

Scylla the six headed monster, Charybdis was a whirlpool.

So Scylla is the Company and Charybids is the few people in Government who wanna take down the Company (which means they know about it, oppose it, and are still alive :p). You can bet that Scofield will be turning faces to alabaster (see below).

How do you take down the Company in real life? How do you take down a pyramid? Well you don't bother with the bottom, you find out who's at the top, and obliterate it. "One individual, with electrons in his hand, can bring down an empire." Leary

Babylon ya throne fall down, fall down

Here is a song by the Police featuring the Scylla and Charibdis, the devil and the deep blue sea.

The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger

In the beginning of the video Sting is standing in a spiral set up of candals: "Spiral out, keep going." Tool. The song is most likely about relationship issues of Sting when he was switching relationships and choosing a lesser evil? :p But for me it's about outsmarting the PTB, after letting them use you while in fact you are using them.

You consider me the young apprentice
Caught between the Scylla and Charibdes
Hypnotized by you if I should linger
Staring at the ring around your finger
I have only come here seeking (occult, esoteric) knowledge
Things they would not teach me of in college (educated fools)
I can see the destiny you sold
Turn into a shining band of gold

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

Mephistopheles is not your name
I know what you're up to just the same
I will listen hard to your tuition
You will see it come to it's fruition

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

Devil (Scylla) and the deep blue sea (Charybdis) behind me
Vanish in the air you'll never find me
I will turn your face to alabaster (white, shock)
When you find your servant is your master

Oh, you'll be wrapped around my finger
You'll be wrapped around my finger
You'll be wrapped around my finger

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