THE VILLAGE (2014) M. Night Shyamalan
The Village is an amazing movie, not because M. Night Shyamalan is such a skilled director, it’s incredible because it is the perfect allegory that depicts exactly what we have been going through with the Coronavirus, how the media presents Covid and the lengths that our controllers will take to manage the narratives—all the narratives.
I use the Coronavirus as a basis for what the film represents because more than any other crisis of our time, we know this one most intimately, but it can represent all the lies and all the false flags. It’s JFK, 9/11, Sandy Hook, the Las Vegas Massacre, Climate Crisis, immigration, race relations, AIDS, the CIA, it’s Drag Queen Story Hour…it’s the story that reveals that there is always another narrative behind the ones we are told to believe.
The story of The Village is not exactly new, we’ve seen glimmers of it in Logan’s Run, but cinematic comparisons aside, the basis of the story is virtually the same one told by Plato in his Allegory of the Cave which was the philosopher’s way of telling us how important critical thinking and philosophy is and that by using our minds, we can think and reason our way out of imagined crisis, fear and ignorance. In other words, experience can make us better people. Plato wrote that the intention of the story was to compare “the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature.” Today he might want to include the effect of our indoctrination on our nature.
In The Village, the elders of an isolated faux utopian society use fear and terror tactics to maintain control of the minds and spirits of their children. It becomes disturbingly clear that the inhabitants of the village are nothing more than an experiment and the equivalent to animals on a wildlife preserve.
Like anyone complicit in conspiracy or deception, the elders here justify their behavior by denying truth and easily find just cause in all that they do. They base all of their preachy goodness on a lie that virtually enslaves each person in the village, but since it is done under the pretense of protecting them and keeping them safe, it’s okay. Sound familiar? Their village is the ultimate, safe space, far from dangers of the real world, but surrounded by the threat of danger that is purely manufactured from within the confines of the village itself.
It’s interesting that the main character is blind and it is she who ventures beyond the perimeter into the so-called dangerous area inhabited by meat eating creatures that dress in red cloaks. It’s as if only the truly blind can see and the ones with actual vision will remain in the dark, incapable of sight to discern real truth like Plato’s cave-dwellers.
I don’t think it’s Shyamalan intention to wake up the masses or make us better people, the film, in my opinion, is clearly presented as predictive programming and an enforcement or encouragement of globalist totalitarianism. The director himself can be seen in a cameo reading a newspaper filled with horrible headlines for the viewer to feel that maybe we should look at our own world in a similarly distressed fashion.
The Village so accurately represents the deceptions that exist in all strata of life, but most particularly the rewriting of history and the conspiracies that seem to haunt us with more and more frequency. It reveals what happens when our elders, who operate beyond their term limits or contrary to the needs of their constituents, continue to maintain total control and dictate every aspect of how we are to live our lives while only they benefit.
I suggest this film be watched from the perspective of knowing that we have been victims of deception and to realize how easily we are manipulated. Just like the cookies and milk we left out for Santa, the one bite of a cookie was proof enough of his existence. Imagine the scope and depth of deceptions where there is much more at stake and how we are made to believe something untrue and how we then become believers and authenticating voices of pure fantasy.