Our Cages and LabyrinthsContemporary Pop-Culture Themes Point to a Conscious Awakening
by JEFFREY A. TUCKER
Aug. 22, 2013
1.Trump: Muslim Migration "Destroying Europe, I'm Not Gonna Let That Happen to The U.S."
2.Trump Trolls Paul Ryan For Saying He's "Not Ready" to Endorse
3.Rob Reiner Embarks On "Trump & His Supporters are Racist" National TV Tour
4.Evil Sexist Chris Matthews Caught Checking Out Melania Trump On Hot Mic
5.Swedish Girl Shows Idiocy of Trans-Everythingism
6.'Islam Does Not Belong in Germany': 60% Agree With AfD
7.Trump Tells Fox: "Get Your Money Ready Because You're Going to Pay For The Wall"
8.Japanese Girl Shares Her Perspective On "White Guilt"
Over the last year, I’ve had some sense that certain themes are emerging in pop literature and film—themes that are different from dominant strains of the past. I struggled to put my finger on it, but it finally it hit me what these themes are and why they matter.
The plot lines are highly suggestive of what it is like to live in (and overcome) an age of pervasive government control—an age pretty much like our own.
Five shows illustrate the point: Breaking Bad on AMC; Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards, both of which are currently making Netflix a mint in new subscribers; the insanely popular Hunger Games series of novels and films; and Boardwalk Empire, from HBO. Let’s look at what they have in common.