Just finished watching Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier & was pleasantly surprised! Sacred Owls loves us some Marvel but this one went the extra mile! Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. Warning: Spoilers!
Hydra = Operation Paperclip
Just as I was thinking it, Black Widow said it!
Captain: “Arnim Zola was a German scientist that worked for the Red Skull. He’s been dead for years”
Arnim: “First correction: I am Swiss. 2nd: Look around you. I have never been more alive. In 1972 I received a terminal diagnosis. Science could not save my body. My mind, however… That was worth saving. On 200,000 feet of data banks. You are standing in my brain.”
Captain: “How did you get here?”
Black Widow: “It was Operation Paperclip after World War II S.H.I.E.L.D. recruited German scientists with strategic value.“
Arnim: “You thought I could help their cause. I also helped my own.”
Captain: “Hydra died with the Red Skull”
Arnim: “Cut off one head, two more shall take it’s place.”
Captain: “Prove it.”
Arnim: “Access archive… Hydra was founded on the belief that humanity could not be trusted with it’s own freedom. What we did not realize is that if you try to take that freedom they resist. The war tough us much. Humanity needed to surrender their freedom willingly. After the war S.H.I.E.L.D. was founded. And I was was recruited. The new Hydra grew. A beautiful parasite inside S.H.I.E.L.D. For 70 years Hydra has been secretly feeding crisis, reaping war and when history did not cooperate, history was changed.“
Black Widow: “That’s impossible S.H.I.E.L.D. would have stopped you.”
Arnim: “Accidents will happen. Hydra created a world so chaotic that humanity is finally ready to sacrifice it’s freedom to gain it’s security once the purification process is complete Hydra’s New World Order will arise. We won Captain. Your death amounts to the same as your life. A zero sum.”
S.H.I.E.L.D. is an espionage and law-enforcement agency in the Marvel Comics Universe. The acronym originally stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division. It was changed in 1991 to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate. – Wikipedia
So this whole story line is pretty much the same true history of humanity since WWII. Except S.H.I.E.L.D. was the C.I.A. However, the United States Central Intelligence Agency was not founded by “good guys” but rather Yale University / Skull & Bones alumni who practiced black arts, occult rite & rituals who’s plans were world domination through war, famine, and poison. People like Prescott Bush, Henry Kissinger, and so on. Instead of an Orwellian 1984 scenario with boot to the neck oppression in order to achieve a New World Order the men behind the curtain are going more Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World where we beg for the control because it is convenient and comfortable.
Operation Paperclip is the actual name of Nazi infiltration of the United States government. It’s pretty amazing that Marvel had the balls to not only drop that name with it’s actual definition (which American Horror Story: Coven also did recently) but then to tie it to the phrase New World Order within minutes of the film.
Zola’s Algorithm (Project Insight) = NSA PRISM
Another key plot line that correlates with reality is Zola’s Algorithm. It’s concept of using data mining in order to keep tabs on citizen’s and even predict what they are going to do in the future to assess who is a threat to national security is exactly what the N.S.A. (National Security Agency) PRISM program is.
PRISM is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched in 2007 by the National Security Agency (NSA), with participation from an unknown date by the British equivalent agency, GCHQ. PRISM is a government code name for a data-collection effort known officially by the SIGAD US-984XN. The Prism program collects stored Internet communications based on demands made to Internet companies such as Google Inc. under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 to turn over any data that match court-approved search terms. The NSA can use these Prism requests to target communications that were encrypted when they traveled across the Internet backbone, to focus on stored data that telecommunication filtering systems discarded earlier, and to get data that is easier to handle, among other things. – Wikipedia
Captain: “Tell me about Zola’s algorithm.”
Agent: “Never heard of it.”
Captain: “What were you doing on the Lumurian Star*?”
Agent: “Throwing up. I get sea sick… (after being kicked off the roof and thrown back on by Falcon) Zola’s algorithm is a program for choosing its targets“
Captain: “What targets?”
Agent: “You, The T.V. anchor in Karo, The other secretay of Defensa, high school valedictorian Iowa City, Bruce Banner, Steven Strange, anyone who is a threat to Hydra now or in the future“
Captain: “In the future? How could it know?”
Agent: “(laughing) How could it not? The 21st century is a digital book. Zola tough Hydra how to read it. Your bank records, medical histories, voting patterns, emails, phone calls, your damn S.A.T. scores. Zola’s algorithm evaluates people’s past to predict their future.“
Captain: “What then?”
Agent: “…oh my god Pierce is going to kill me…”
Captain: “WHAT THEN?!”
Agent: “Then the inside helicarriers scratch people off the list… a few million at a time.”
There you have it folks! Using predictive programming to kill a huge chunk of the worlds population (as per National Security Study Memorandum 200 by Henry Kissinger in 1979) in order to depopulate the world for national security.
*Fun fact. Lumurian Star is a reference to the hypothetical lost continent connecting the Indian and Pacific oceans which has been referenced a bit in popular culture but has been rendered obsolete by modern understanding of plate tectonics.
Another note of Anti-New World Order symbolism is towards the end when Nick Fury needs to use a retinal scanner in order to enter a door but his security clearance has been revoked. He raises his eye patch to reveal his damaged eye and says “It you want to stay ahead of me Mr. Secretary… you need to keep both eyes open.”
Wanna be illuminated ones like to cover one eye in order to show allegiance to the New World Order as shown to the right.
Samuel L. Jackson’s character Nick Fury however does the opposite. He has an eye patch because of something done to him. It is unsightly and damaged which is why it is covered. In order to gain access to the information to destroy the tyrant. He lifts it as a sign of disobedience.
Winter Soldier = MK Ultra Monarch Program Victim
When he does not operate as his controllers want, they give him shock treatment and reprogram him.
Some other fun little conspiracy references were found in the film like when a senator is talking to what seems like one of his agents about setting up an appointment to sleep with a wanna be reporter but stops himself because “This isn’t the place to talk about it” and notices his lapel pin. The agent slowly looks up and him and knowingly says “Thank you.” with a creepy smile. Then the senator say’s “Come here.” and reaches in for a hug at which point he whispers in his ear “hail Hydra” and walks off.
This sort of awkward greeting is common among the initiated in secret societies. This scene is actually really similar to the way George W. Bush greeted Jeff Gannon (gay porn star, White House prostitute “midnight call boy” and who some believe to be Johnny Gosch the missing child presumed dead or a victim of The Franklin Cover Up ritual sex & murder circle). This type of shit really makes my skin crawl… creeps.
All and all, great film! The good guy is an old fashioned, modest, moral man who believes in the constitution, transparency in government, and freedom from tyrants (which are one in the same).
To quote the Captain:
“Attention all S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. This is Steve Rogers. You’ve heard a lot about me in the past few days. Some of you were even ordered to hunt me down. But I think it’s time you know the truth. S.H.I.E.L.D. is not what we though it was. It’s been taken over by Hydra. Alexander Pierce is their leader. The strike and insight crew work for Hydra as well. I don’t know how many more but I know they are in the building. They could be standing right next to you. They almost have what they want. Absolute control. They shot Nick Fury and it won’t end there. If you launch those helicarriers today Hydra will be able to kill anyone that stands in their way unless we stop them. I know I am asking a lot but the price of freedom is high… it always has been, and it’s a price I am willing to pay. And if I am the only one, so be it. But I am willing to be that I am not.”