COVID and Climate Change
How the movie "What Happened to Monday?" gives us a glimpse into the future.
I recently saw the UK 2017 movie, “What happened to Monday? (WHTM)” It’s a sci-fi movie set in a dystopian future - which has a lot of elements from our current reality.
To provide a quick synopsis of the movie, in the year 2073, the greatest threat to humanity is overpopulation. The enforcement agency, the Child Allocation Bureau’s (CAB) goal is to prevent this from happening and, in doing so, ensures that all families are limited to one child. This child limination policy occurs within the movie, but we see this child limitaion policy in modern-day China. I found this movie eerily similar to what’s happening in our current world and what could happen in the future if we don’t change course.
Now with movies and films, if you’re not familiar with the topic, they have a way of “predicting the future.” This concept is known as predictive programming, in which movies show the audience “hints” of a reality. Mimesis as it may be known. In some circles, the belief is that films are primming their viewers for what is to come. I believe that’s the purpose of many movies, and we’ve seen this countless times. 9/11 was predicated by many films showing the twin towers crashing. Covid-19 has had multiple films before the global pandemic. We even had the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey right before we “went” to the moon in 1969. So we have to acknowledge the role predictive programming plays in our society and why we need to look at these movies more closely and with a critical eye.
That being said, this article will contain spoilers from WHTM, so feel free to pause here and watch the movie if you’re interested in it. If you’ve already seen the movie or don’t care, let’s continue.
Reality or Reality-Fiction
In the dystopian future of WHTM, as mentioned earlier, we have this agency created, the CAB, with the role of enforcing the one-child policy. We don’t have such an agency in our current pandemic world, but we have seen many agencies attempt to fill that role of “savior of the world.” Specifically, we can look at the NIH and its grave overreach into American lives by enacting policies that - similar to the movie - tear apart families, all for the sake of public safety.
But the one thing that gives both the CAB and the NIH their power is the threat of something. These agencies can only derive their powers when there’s a threat, and as we see the COVID-19 scademic start to wane down, we’re slowly seeing mandates end and a “return to normal.” [I hesitate to write that because I know that is further from the truth]. However, we’re starting to hear rumblings of a new threat approaching, and this is where our real-world crosses over into the sci-fi world of WHTM. In our world, we’re hearing threats of climate change - in WHTM, it was overpopulation.
In the world of WHTM, there’s a merging of humanity with technology. This merger is the first step that ties our current world with the world of WHTM. We see that our characters in the movie can look at the palm of their hands and identify their location. We also see that biometrics are required before a door can open to enter homes, offices, and places of residence. We’re seeing the foundation for WHTM being placed in our current world. From our apple watches to virtual reality, we’re constantly interacting technology into more pieces of everyday life. But what’s more worrying is the biosecurity state that we’re entering into - which was accelerated due to the COVID-19 scandemic.
Just as biometrics are needed for access in WHTM, biometrics are starting to be required for entry in many parts of the world. We’re not close to the integration of humanity and technology as the movie portrays, but we’re making tremendous strides towards it. Transhumanism, being pushed by the transgender movement, is getting us there.
The second step that our real-world takes toward the world of WHTM is the separation of rich and poor in society. This gap has been increasing slowly, but the scandemic has increased that gap tremendously. First, we have the livelihoods of independent businesses worldwide shut down. At the same time, corporations continued to operate - generating record sales at the expense of mom-and-pop shops. You had the great migration in where home prices across the country skyrocketed, forcing many renters out of their residential quarters. To add, we’re experiencing inflation like never seen before to where only the high middle class and wealthy can safely function is this inflated society. Similar to the first step, this is but another step towards the world of WHTM.
The third and final step our reality is taking to get to the reality of WHTM is the lengths at which we’re going to do whatever it takes at the price of “safety.” To deal with overpopulation, the head of the CAB implemented the one child per household policy. For those families with more than one child, the CAB would confiscate your child to place them under cryosleep so they could awaken in a earth not overpopulated. Cryosleep was the only way to prevent overpopulation. Like the movie, the only way that we would get back to normal was with the vaccine. That was the only way back.
There’s a scene in the movie where the head of the CAB is presenting how they were able to starve off overpopulation. She makes the statement that “if we continue to do a good job, then maybe in the future, if the data allows for it, we’ll be able to have more than one child.”
That phrase is similar to our current mainstream media expression of “trust the science.”
However, in the movie, we find out that cryosleep was incinerating the children. When this grand reveal occurs, the head of the CAB assures the audience that the children felt no harm. In our reality, we're starting to see that all these COVID deaths weren't due to the virus itself - but to the policies that resulted from the virus (response-caused deaths). Policies never enacted before for other viral diseases (e.g., lockdowns, ventilators) were rushed out. Now that the "grand reveal" has shown that these policies worsened the situation, the response is, "we did what we taught was right."
As stated earlier, movies serve to prime the general population for what is to come, and WHTM is an extreme example. The COVID-19 scademic lays the foundation for that reality to become our reality.
What’s interesting to notice is that Netflix, the number one propaganda pushing machine, just released the movie Don’t Look Up. The all-star cast film is about a society that ignores the asteroid approaching earth. The takeaway message is that if we don’t do anything about the asteroid, we’ll all up destroyed. The asteroid is a symbology for climate change. If we don’t do anything about climate change, humanity is destroyed.
That’s why we’re seeing a push towards green. Everything around us is starting to prepare us to go green and reduce our carbon footprint. In previous times, we could say, “oh no, the world of WHTM would never happen in our reality,” but thanks to the COVID scandemic, the world is primed and ready to go to great lengths to save our humanity.
Look out, world - the next scandemic is on the horizon.