Dasein, Red Elephant.



CUBE and Existentialism


Exit, does it Exist?

HOLLOWAY

It’s all the same machine right. Pentagon. Multinational coorporations.The police! If you do one little job. You build a widget in Saskatoon.The next thing you know, it’s two miles under the desert, the essentialcomponent of a deathmachine.I was right! All along my whole life I knew it.I told you Quentin. Nobody’s ever call me paranoid again. We gotta get outof here and blow the lid of this thing.

WORTH
Holloway, you don’t get it.

HOLLOWAY
Then tell me, please, I need to know.

WORTH

It’s maybe hard for you to understand, but there’s no conspiracy. Nobodyis in charge. It’s a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a masterplan.Can you grasp that? Big brother is not watching you.

QUENTIN

What kind of fucking explanation is that?

WORTH

It’s the best you´re gonna get. I looked and the only explanation I can come to is that there is nobody up there.

QUENTIN

Somebody had to say yes to this thing.

WORTH

What thing? Only we know what it is.

QUENTIN

We have no idea, what it is.

WORTH

We know more than anybody else. I mean somebody might have knownsometime, before they got fired or voted out or sold it. But if this place ever had a purpose, then it got miscommunicated or lost in the shuffle. This is an accident, aforgotten propetual, public, worksproject. Do you think anybody wants to ask questions? All they want is a clear conscience and a fat paycheck. I mean, I lead on my desk for months. This was a great job!

QUENTIN

Why put people in it?

WORTH

Because it’s here. you have to use it or admit it’s pointless.

QUENTIN

But it is pointless!

WORTH

Quentin… That’s my point.

Philosophical References

I see Holloway as the voice against Existentialism.
I see the Holloway in all of us.
Holloway is our liability to Reason, to wax Fatalism over our own meaningless Existence.
Holloway is Absurd due to her hunger for reasonable-ness from an Existence that cannot feed her with it.
By believing that ‘Pentagon. Multinational coorporations, The Police’ is responsible for her plight, she is succumbing to a bout of Bad Faith, thus, renouncing the control she can have as a free being.
Holloway’s way is indeed, hollow.

Worth asserts that Freedom is not as primary to Man as we would like believed.
What we really want is, Comfort and happiness, which many of us would gladly trade Freedom for; without hunger, without the pangs of conscience. To quote Radiohead, Fitter, happier, more productive pigs in a cage on antibiotics.
Worth understands that we are nothing but atoms, pieces of dusts, darting around space, aimless; gone wrong like always, like before.

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  1. * Just says:

    I think your hitting the button on the head about the meaning behind their words. However, who is right and who is wrong can not be answered because the truth lies somewhere between both their beliefs. There are things we can’t control that hold us down. And those who do hold us down are not omnipotent as a lot of conspiracy theorist might think. Theirs a lot of paranoia going around about the “powers that be”, but like Micheal Tsarion says, “Have you been sold a lie, or did you buy a lie”. Thats the difference… So, we the people are just as much to blame for our laziness as those who hold us down for the gain of power. We are just as lazy as they are evil. So you need to point more then one finger. Point to the bankers with one hand, and a mirror with the other. We’re the ones who bleed for them, but don’t we make that choice? We need to hold our selfs accountable too.

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 11 months ago
  2. * Devalion says:

    Great post! it’s amazing to me that existentialists see life as pointless as this cube. This is one philosophy I really want to study more because how can anyone have such a hopeless vieiw of life. Sysiphus endlessly pushing a rock up a hill only to watch it fall down again. It’s almost like they are projecting their own failures onto the world and saying, “No, no it’s not me that is deficient it is the world that is absurd!”

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 9 months ago
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    | Reply Posted 7 years, 6 months ago


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