Last Thursday I had some time to
kill and some boredom to slay so I went into the "movie department"
of Hulu.com to find something to watch. I somehow ended up sifting through
documentaries and decided to watch 2.
The first documentary was from 2009 and was called Cropsey. I thought it was about ghosts and haunted houses. What it
ended up being about was a man suspected of kidnapping and killing several
children in the 1980s on Staten Island.
They found out that the man
suspected had a mother who was in an insane asylum and when he grew up he
worked at a Mentally Challenged Facility for children which was later condemned
for their abusive and neglectful treatment of kids. A film was made exposing
the horrendous conditions displayed at the facility and showed many children
curled in a fetal position on the floor naked. It was disturbing and upsetting
When the building was shut down
many of the former workers moved back in underground and created camps in the
woods where the facility was built. One of these men was seen with the children
on the day they were kidnapped. 4 of the children were mentally challenged. 3
were girls under the age of 15. One girl's body was found buried not far from
where the man had camped.
The documentary goes into the
town's attempt to find the other children, prove the man had killed the others,
and explain or try to understand why he did it. The best explanation that was
given was the one a man who had housed the killer says the killer himself gave
to him when asked. He said that he saw the kids and since they were mentally
ill assumed that like the kids in the facility had been, nobody wanted them.
They were a burden on their families and should be exterminated.
Many of the children in the
facility had been abandoned by their families and "given up on" and
dumped by society in a lot of ways. It was a dumping ground for imperfect, unwanted
children and the killer felt he was doing was continuing to keep these kids
swept under the rug where no one had to bother with them.
The next documentary I saw was a
2010 film called Mayan Prophecies And
Crop Circles - An Extraordinary Connection. This film examined crop circles
and how many of the symbols shown matched symbols used by the Mayans to
represent various things and denote certain astrological events that were
predicted to occur. One crop circle forecast an eclipse which did then happen
on the date indicated.
These signs seemed to be more of
a response to humanity and warnings of upcoming events. It also explained the
Mayan calendar and washed away rumors and stereotyped theories of what it was
said to predict.
Basically the Mayan calendar
suggests that the Sun is entering a new phase as a star. This phase will bring
greater eat -hence the global warming. This heat will then cause our
environment to grow harsher and the physical conditions on our planet will worsen.
At the same time the magnetic poles on the earth will switch which is going to
throw everything out of whack for a couple years. The planets are also aligning
which is frightening to anyone who has ever seen any sort of movie in which
that kind of event occurs.
But rather than saying it's the
end of the world, the calendar suggests that it is in fact the end of an era
and the beginning of a new one. They said that every era up until this one has
been one cycle of hell after another. We are now enter a phase of
"heaven" that will be cycled numerous times. This will be a time of
greater spirituality and closer connection to "heavenly beings" and
If we look back on Cropsey and the events that occurred
less than 40 years ago to today we can already see the shift in altruism in
humanity. Facilities like that would never be allowed to exist now. Technology
has brought with it Transparency. Transparency allows for the greatest level of
accountability we have ever known. You can't hide anything these days. All
truth comes to light. No wrong goes unseen -at least not for long.
Accountability is what makes
people strive to act good. Fear of being condemned and outcast and rejected by
society propels people to do well in society's eyes. Thanks to cameras, videos,
the internet, newspapers... you can't keep bad actions hidden. We are therefore
moving towards a more open, honest, and transparent future in which bad is
punished and good is rewarded. Everyone seeks the reward of leading a more
I was kind of disappointed to
find out the world wasn't ending. It's still going round. Oh well. At least
people getting more spiritual will at least make the future more tolerable. As
for the aliens -I think the documentary proved well enough what they want. I'm
frightened and yet cool with the whole alien thing now. Not entirely thrilled
at the possibility of communicating with them if that ever occurs though.
I saw a bumper sticker the other
day that said, "Evil sins". At first I interpreted it to mean evil (malicious)
sins (wrong doings). Then I thought about it and changed perspectives to evil
(a bad person) sins (does wrong). Bad people do bad things. Sins aren't evil
-they're mistakes people make that lead them off track and have the potential
to lead to evil. But when someone is evil or does evil to the extent that it
becomes inherent to their nature they sin without trying. Wrong doers do wrong.
I don't know -it was just kind of interesting that the way we interpret things
can be related and yet shift the meaning of what we see.