The upcoming TV Series, American Gods, presents and promotes unquestioning obedience to organized crime as a noble pursuit. This is the primary theme of the series, and the book. The main character, Shadow, is encouraged to become just that – a shadow – for the benefit of an elitist crime lord. The theme of the story glorifies Shadow’s choice of throwing away his values, dreams, and self-interests, to effectively become a criminal slave. Furthermore, he’s encouraged to be celibate and isolated, which without saying it, makes an individual completely vulnerable and exploitable - to be used up for any heinous purposes imaginable.
Real life “Shadows” are being created by the hundreds of thousands in modern society to serve the criminal interests of emerging types of organized crime. This new breed of organized crime operates like a secret society, but unlike powerful (but now crippled) criminal secret societies of the past like the KKK and Mafia, this new organization has been created by criminal elements within the Deep State a.k.a. the military-industrial complex. The intelligence agencies have a long history of manipulating and controlling mass media, movies, and literature. This began with Project Mockingbird and has only grown more pervasive, clever, and complex in subsequent decades.
The aim of the Deep State is to advance its budgets, power, and wealth for the benefit of its members and its leaders, in what a former USA president has recently called, the American Oligarchy. They are looking to gain total control over society by applying new weapons and techniques to terrorize and subjugate Americans by the millions. A major goal of their strategy is creating armies of expendable henchmen, that they can deny association with, to use for criminal terror tactics against the civilian populace, such as, gang-stalking a.k.a. COINTELPRO / Zersetzung.
The targeted individual themes are strong in the book and series, as well. Shadow is manipulated and subjugated with tactics commonly used on targeted individuals, such as, modulated dreams, synthetic emotions, and the manipulation of his television programming to "wow" and win over potential criminal slaves. It's how "gang stalkers" are created, and it's some of the ways targeted individuals are subjugated.
Do not fall prey to the insidious theme presented in American Gods. Those that are manipulated into choosing the path of Shadow do not lead an amazing life as the book hints. Life is cruel, brutish, and often short for such henchmen, or gang stalkers. Furthermore, their handlers – the false gods – have no qualms about sacrificing them.
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