الاثنين، 31 مارس، 2014

Delusion of reality , reality of delusion


"The earth men" is a science fiction story which feels like magical reality one , based on man versus man conflict.
As the story takes place on Mars, the sequence of events is realistic with a surreal touch. Four men struggle to convince Martians that they came from planet earth, but Martians communicate telepathically and they consider the earth men a sort of genius hallucination.
 
May Bradburey`s warning - just like his 451 Fahrenheit - is : mass is blind, that common sense and prejudgment are able to blind us from seeing the truth.Miss Ttt and her husband, Mr. Aaa who only sees Mr. Ttt's underestimation and keeps ignoring the unusual event of Earthmen arrival, mr. Iii the busy psychiatrist who locks them up without examination.

Perception is based on our mind translation to our sensual responses. So , if the translation/mind is damaged it will fake the whole reality , deluding our perception and since Martian's communication is mind-based its much exposed to a false perception. (1)"If hallucination can appears this real to us to anyone , if hallucination are catching and almost believable" p10


When blindness is a choice , loosing eyes is destiny , and Mr. Xxx is an example : He killed the 4 men and himself when he refused to believe that Earthmmen are real , that he sees 4 men not someone's hallucination , that this is a rocket he really touches and feels not a fantasy .
Within continuous hallucination all acts are rational , and Iii didn't bear the life 's truth. (2) "Unusual not many people want to be cured the cure is drastic you know"

"What if ?" : That's a Sci-Fi concern. What if we communicate futurely through telepathy, then Bradbury shows that, that much we will misunderstand our own senses , our own mind and depend more on common sense , on others to see for us and determine for us.

   Martian Chronicles is published in 1950 which means after exploring relativity theory. And The story " The Earth men " : discusses that concept of relativity : what seems real to the little girl was a clear hallucination to the psychiatrist. So وthe reality is proportional.

How did Bradbury (1920-2012)  know about our  way of communication  nowadays?
 About"Internet" our global  big  minded machine  , away from our  friends and colleagues ?
When our emotions , thoughts , speech , moods are only realized through Facebook and Twitter .
We are entirely disconnected from each other just like the Martian people , until they/we become disconnected from ourselves, our senses and our mere reality , we will be all part of a WWD: World Wide delusion.

(1) , (2) The Martian chronicles , p11 and p10 .

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I am a whole universe 

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