Maybe you are like me.  Maybe at some point you reached a place where you could no longer ignore the things going on in this world that don’t seem to fit.  You want answers.  You want to know what’s really going on, who is really behind it all, and what to do about it.  I wrestled with these kinds of questions for a long time, even though it wasn’t even on a conscious level for many years.  

But the Truth really is “out there”.  There are answers to be found.  The only real question left is, are you able to humble yourself, and be honest enough about the state of your own heart, to be able to accept it?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.   In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

As most people know by now, The Truman Show conveys this message by depicting a series of fateful events in the life of Truman Burbank, (played by Jim Carrey) who has grown up, and lives, in a fake town full of actors. The town is enclosed in a giant dome decked out with high-tech simulations of sun and sky, in which the rain and wind are courtesy of the special effects department. Truman alone has no idea he is in a giant TV TruMoonstudio, as the rest of humanity watches him go from one staged situation to another in a nonstop telethon of reality programming that lets audiences enjoy a little pathos and vicarious emotion.

But into this ersatz paradise, there inevitably appears a snake. After the crew makes mistakes that cause the seamlessness of the illusion to break down, Truman figures out that his surroundings are full of staged scenes and events. He then tries to make his escape, only to come up against both his own fears, which keep him from leaving, and the obstacles put in his way by the producer-director who has made billions trapping him in a stage set and playing God with his life.

Thus does the movie offer us a metaphor for our own situation. The fake landscape Truman lives in is our own media landscape in which news, politics, advertising and public affairs are increasingly made up of theatrical illusions. Like our media landscape, it is convincing in its realism, with lifelike simulations and story lines, from the high-tech facsimile of a sun that benevolently beams down on Truman to the mock sincerity of the actor he mistakenly believes is his best friend. It is also rewarding and masquerades as something benevolent. And it is seamless — there are almost no flaws that give away the illusion — at least until things start to go wrong.

Truman’s fear of leaving this invented world, once he realizes it is a fraud, is similarly like our own reluctance to break our symbiotic relationship with media. His growing suspicion that what he is seeing is staged for his benefit is our own suspicions as the media-fabricated illusions around us begin to break down. And the producer-director of this stage-set world, who blocks Truman’s effort to escape, is the giant media companies, news organizations, and media-politicians that have a stake in keeping us surrounded by falsehood, and are prepared to lure us with rewards as they block efforts at reforming the system.

What gives this metaphor life is the way the movie depicts two attitudes we routinely take toward media. In one, we are absorbed by it; we accept its rendition of reality because it occupies our view. We are like children whose parents define their world. The lifelikeness and seamlessness of media fabrications and the fact that they are entertaining, help induce this attitude in us. We frequently experience it while reading news stories and watching television and movies.

In the second attitude, we distance ourselves from media. We examine its meaning and try to understand the intentions of its authors. This second attitude is what makes criticism — and freedom — possible.

In life, we frequently switch from one attitude to another and mix them together. In watching television, we may easily become absorbed in the program. Then something will jar us out of our spell, such as a breakdown in the illusion or the expression of ideas we disagree with. As a result, we will suddenly distance ourselves from what we are watching, and perhaps ridicule it or suspect the intentions of its creators. The critics of media have been trying to get us to cultivate this second attitude, so we will see through the falsehood we are offered on a daily basis.

The movie depicts just such a change in attitude as a transformation in the way Truman sees his surroundings and as a physical journey. First, Truman is absorbed by his stage-set world. He is convinced it is real and it occupies his view. Then, as a result of flaws in the seamlessness of the illusion, he begins to question it. He develops a healthy paranoia — are they watching him; can he know what is authentic? As he makes his escape, and the producer of the show blocks him at every turn, that is the creators of the movie telling us that we too have to take a journey — of mind — and distance ourselves from this media landscape, if we want to secure our freedom.

The movie also depicts the critics who invite us to see through media illusions in the form of characters who try to warn Truman he is on television. Most notably, there is the woman who reveals to him that he is on TV, before she is removed from the set. His dream of finding her is also the dream that, at first, he doesn’t know he has, of finding the truth of the outside world, where there are genuine relationship in place of the saccharin marriage he believes is authentic.

The movie wants to play the role of just such a critic for us. It tells us to look around and break the spell that keeps us believing in the media-the-truman-showfabricated illusions of popular culture.

Of course, the movie is also a form of media. As it conveys these ideas to us in dramatic form, we are absorbed by its own take on the meaning of things. Like Truman, we are manipulated and entertained by its lifelike simulations and story line. We identify with Truman and psychologically become a part of his world. So the movie uses the manipulations of media in order to manipulate us into seeing through the manipulations of media.

As with many other forms of media, we are enriched by allowing ourselves to be taken over by its theme. But we also need to create a more critical distance, escape its invented world, and think about its meaning and effect on us, so we can use it to enhance our perceptions instead of allowing it to use us.

What is said here is true of all media — including this site. It too seeks to draw you in; to try to structure your perception of things. It too requires a critical distance, so you can use it to enhance your perceptions and not merely be manipulated by it.

That brings us to another element depicted in the movie — you (and me). The movie isn’t only a satire of television and other forms of media. It aims many of its most pointed barbs at us, the audience. After all, as we watch the characters hanging on Truman’s every expression so they can feel something, that is us we see depicted on the screen. We are the one’s who make this system possible, the movie tells us. The willingness of the audience to exploit Truman so it can enjoy his life as entertainment is our own willingness to exploit an endless parade of human victims of news and reality programming because they have the misfortune to be part of some “newsworthy” event. And both the audience and Truman portray our willingness to experience an easier and more exciting substitute for life, which is what fuels the media machine.

So Truman and the audience depict us. We’re the villains and victims and hero of The Truman Show. And, ultimately, the only illusions we have to escape are the ones we create ourselves. (taken from http://www.transparencynow.com/trusig.htm)trumanmirror

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  1. My friend, take a look at this: http://goodsoldierofjesuschrist.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/pope-benedicts-short-space-is-at-end-is.html#comment-form

    This is some uncanny timing, if you ask me. This man took down his blog literally hours after I came across all the prophecy information on his blog that was written by Seventh Day Adventists. Then Ash sent me down the rabbit hole, again through SDA websites. Now, as you know, we’re all talking about legitimacy of a cult.

    I came across the SDA end times teachings before – which made me think it was a deception – but was lured back when I thought (wrongly and foolishly) that the reformers shared the same interpretation.

    I think the man who runs the blog raises some good points. You might be interested. Exciting times!

  2. That could certainly be true, but we both know that only God can truly know that 🙂

    The fact is, which I don’t think he believes, that you don’t come to Christ through human wisdom or knowledge. You come to Christ by God. Thus why Paul emphasizes that the greeks – who sort after knowledge – did not attain it, etc. He was trying to reinstate that ‘flesh and blood hath no revealed it’.

    It would be grossly unfair if we came to Jesus only through wisdom and knowledge, because then people like me would never be able to get there. The babes would not understand! The Gospel is spiritually discerned, thus the need for God’s grace.

    That’s what I foresee as the problem of Ashvin – especially in his ‘about’ section. He appears to believe that he can persuade people to Christ with rationale arguements and philosophy (love of wisdom) which contradicts Biblical teaching: The Gospel is foolish to those who perish. God uses the foolish things of this would to shame the wise!!! It can’t be much clearer!

    I believe apologetics play a part, but without God there is no conversion, not now, not ever!

    Anyway, my two cents! This Christian walk can be tough! I guess that’s why the Gospel is so simple, it’s just humans that complicate it.

    Believe the Lord Jesus Christ and ye shall be saved!

  3. Hey, what has happened to you? You’ve disappeared! I hope everything is okay. I sent you two e-mails a while back – they might have hit your junk folder.

    God bless you,


  4. Thanks for following InterviewwithLucifer.com. If you get a chance, I have another blog at GlobalFlux.wordpress.com you might be interested in.

  5. The Truman Show reminded me of George Orwell’s 1984 but your interpretation is also very true and appropriate for today’s time. Interesting site you’ve got.

  6. Just FY!, thought you’d like to know that a lot of your content is being censored between my Google Searches (random, not searching this blog specific) and choosing a specific result (again not knowing it’s a link to this blog) and when I get THERE IT’S YOUR BLOG WITH THE MESSAGE CONTENT NOT FOUND! This is day four or more. It just happened again when I searched “anti-christ system receives the deadly wound”.

    I interpret this censorship as attributing to the accurate information and TRUTH you expose! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

  7. I added a link to your site on mine at InterviewwithLucifer.com. You have so much interesting infrormation here. Hope you don’t mind.
    The Scribe

  8. I also put you on GlobalFlux.wordpress.com. I also changed the theme. The combination of font, font size, font color and background made some things difficult to read. Now it is big and bright.

  9. It just blows my mind that sheeple won’t open their eyes to the truth. It’s as plain as the nose on your face that our government was involved in 9/11.

  10. I confess I have not personally watched Truman. My daughter watched it in a high school media class. She attends a classical Christian homeschool once a week. Her conclusion was that the end of the show was a huge attack at Christians and God. That the real message was against Christians and their teaching about God which keeps people in the delusional false world bubble, and only in breaking through to the truth will they understand the falseness of the foundation of their faith.

    I prefer your interpretation. It will give me a new opportunity to discuss it with her.

    1. If you’re “Round Saturn’s Eye” (you don’t properly identify yourself on this particular site that I can see) you made mention of faith alone being sufficient, and I’m just reminding you that James is in disagreement with Paul on this matter. Not saying anything about your own actions. I’m merely responding to your words.

      1. if you don’t mind me sharing this with you, also, I am in no way saying you don’t know this or that at all, just sharing this with you , God is good.

        Jas 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
        Jas 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
        Jas 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
        So what are the works required of us today, not to give our son but,

        Joh 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
        Joh 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

        Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

        Tit 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
        The work of God is to believe on Jesus, the work we can do, helping our neighbor etc. we will be rewarded for but cannot be saved by

        Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

        1Co 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

        I do believe that we are chosen, a number of scripture tells us that, he knows our heart. Paul said that only by revelation of the Holy Spirit can one actually believe Jesus is Lord, Jesus said himself that it was by Invitation,

        Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

        Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

        Joh 6:65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
        So we cant get to God unless we go through Jesus but yet we can get to Jesus unless God DRAWS us, as Paul said, only by the H/G. in Mathew 16:13-16 Jesus asked these disciples whom do you say that I am, notice it was Peter who said he was the Son of God Jesus then says flesh and blood did not reveal this but my Father above, so he had just gotten a Revelation of who Jesus was, also Note, Jesus told Peter he would give him the KEYS to the Kingdom of Heaven = the know how and the authority to give it at the appointed time, Peter gave the Jews their key on the day of Pentecost Acts 2:38, the Gentiles Acts 10 through Cornelius the Italian General and his family first, key was given to Peter during the Vision he had while on his rooftop ..

        John 3 :3,5 Jesus said unless you are born again you cannot see Heaven, verse 5 unless you are born of Water and Spirit you CANNOT enter the kingdom of God , Peters key to the Jew and Gentile was Baptism in Jesus Name in Water and Baptism in the Spirit, Acts 2:38 = Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:20-21, Titus 3:5 God Bless,

    1. Yes its a passion that the Lord has recently pressed upon me, I hope to become exceedingly more knowledgeable in order to represent God not just in spirit but in truth 🙂

      Your blog touches base with me to because God has recently begun opening my eyes to what your saying, the ginormous satanic influence in the world is so deep and perverted that it twist and turns such a tangled web of deception, which many are often completely unaware of. I really appreciate your mission to bring such bring such deception to the surface and shed some light on it.

      1. I’m glad I can be of assistance 🙂

        I am very interested in 9/11 theories, I believe that building seven’s collapse clearly indicates that something very fishy was going on. Do you have a post where you talk about who actually set it up and why? I would be very interested to know more.

        Also I’m curious what do you make of the theories surrounding Michelle Obama being a man, is this a bunch of nonsense or is their some validity to it?

        1. Very interesting stuff, I’m glad that I came across your blog! I’ll definitely be taking advantage of those podcast and reading some more of your post to get a better understanding on the bigger picture. I think this is all very important stuff for people to learn about, especially understanding it all from a Christian perspective it’s important that we are aware of Satan’s agenda and how it’s unfolding in the world.

          I look forward to discussing these things further with you once I get a little more caught up. I’m sure I’ll be commenting on your post as I’m going through them.

  11. Hey checkout some of these videos and let me know what you think. I just came across them today and found them somewhat interesting.

    Very interesting in that it seems to perfectly line-up with the Shemitah talked about by Johnathan Cahn, I don’t know if your familiar with him and his book on the harbingers but he has a lot of very interesting things to say. It also parallels with Yom Kimpurr and the cycle of the blood moons (next one is Sept. 28th)

    1. Yeah I agree, I have heard all kinds of different speculation on what’s going to transpire in the ensuing months, definitely have to take them with a grain of salt. I found this theory of the comet particularly interesting after contemplating the idea that jade helm seems just as much a bout the troop placement as it does anything else. Which like you noticed, seems to coincide with the radius of the impact zone of this alleged comet, it very well seems like jade helm could be in anticipation of a natural disaster of some sort. Can’t really say for sure but my spirits telling me, one way or another, I should be prepared for the world getting turned upside down pretty soon. I firmly believe by the time I’m old and gray this planet wont even be recognizable from what it is today. Just in general the earth has changed a hundred times over in just the past 200 years.

  12. You have a great blog site! I’m going to be able to spend hours and days going through all you have written. Good stuff. I am extremely new to blogging and your site offers me a lot of inspiration!
    Thank you for the hard work, its definitely not easy!

  13. Just wanted to say that I think you are a great guy. Please, if possible, send me an email to talk. It is very difficult to have others who think the same way as my wife and I. God bless you and your message.

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