|The Early Days of a Better Nation|
Sunday, June 01, 2003
Take the Red pill.
Philip Hensher has an interesting piece in a
recent Indie about what the
popularity of The Matrix tells us about America - to put it only
slightly more strongly than he does, that a revolution is coming.
Reading it I thought of something I hadn't before - the real reason why
in the film the machines use the humans as a power source, as
'batteries', something I have long derided. On a literal level it is of
course ridiculous. But symbolically it makes literal sense: we are the
source of their power. Surplus value comes only from living labour, not
Look at the title and see whose name is spelled out in it: The MAtRiX.
Comrades, this is no accident!