Thursday, February 23, 2012
I'd like to come back again on the infamous video of the DCA incident which gets so viral this week that more than 1.200.000 people already watched it on Youtube. But what is interesting is what really happened that day, and it's what i call the "Twilight Zone" effect. As a matter of fact everyone that we see or hear on the video have crossed over into the Twilight Zone without knowing it. Let me explain you a bit more about this, but first let's define what is reality and what is the "Twilight Zone".
I think you'll agree with me that the way a north american see reality is different from a papuan of New Guinea. Both don't see the world the same way, don't believe in the same values, etc... In fact what most people living in a country are doing in common is weaving unconsciously a field of reality. But this field of reality is not the same in all countries because of many factors whether it's traditions or cultural reasons or simply because they believe in different mythologies. And of course there is always the rebels/mavericks who don't want to be trapped in any system, whether they like to be free or simply because they just can't believe in what is for them a "collective illusion".
Now, let's talk about the Twilight Zone. In the original TV series, depending of the episodes, there is many different ways to enter the Twilight Zone, but in many of them there is often a psychological factor. Rod Serling, who was a genius and who knew human beings better than anyone has often used this psychological factor. A good example is the story from an original Twilight Zone episode in which a man has built in his garden an atomic shelter as he believe that an atomic war will come soon. His neighbors are kindly laughing at him until an atomic attack alert is heard. As none of them have built an atomic shelter they're all running in the garden of the one who have one and who is already inside his shelter. And, because the shelter was designed with room only for his family and don't have room for more he refuses to let the neighbors in. Of course the neighbors are now in panic mode and they're yelling at the guy and everyone is almost ready to kill each other to save their own life. Then, if i remind it well, another announcement is heard, saying that it was a false alert or just an exercise alert. But for the man with the shelter and his neighbors life will never be the same as the incident has revealed the true nature of everyone. In this case it's from the moment they all went in panic mode that they entered the Twilight Zone, a zone in which fear has revealed the worse in them.
Let's come back now to the DCA incident - and it's important to remind that it happened right at the entrance of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. If we have a look at the scene we have different characters, but basically, we have on one side the security guy, the Tower of Terror CMs and DCA guests who looks like regular Californians, sharing the same field of reality and on the other side the 53 years old guy who indeed look drunk. And not only drunk as, if you look at him - i should say feel him - he seems to be in a real bad "karma" day, may be the reason why he was drunk.
Now, if you ever got drunk before or be depressive you know that in these moments your field of reality is distorted, that you don't see things as you do usually or as others people do, simply because your mind has moved out of the "collective dream". In this case, the one who has already entered the "Twilight Zone" is the drunk guy, and because he's ready to fight against the "collective field of reality" and its rules and constraints - remember that all began when the TOT CM refused to give him an immediate access to the ride as he had a missing stamp on its Guest Assistance Card delivered to him by the Guest Relations desk for a disability - he's the one who is going to unconsciously attract in the Twilight Zone all the others people involved in that scene.
Just like in the Twilight Zone episode described above the scene will reveal aspects of personalities of each one: the young guys having a laugh without any compassion for the drunk guy on the ground, the security officer who couldn't stop himself to pepper sprayed the drunk guy one more time when it was unnecessary as the drunk guy was cooling down, the lady that we can hear off screen complaining that the guy is drunk - the one yelling histerically "we're at Disneyland" - and finally laughing at the end with a glass of beer in her hands, etc... and i don't mention the three guys jumping on the drunk guy and almost suffocating him, obviously too happy that the time to play the justice league has arrived. Thanks god, they didn't reached the point of the Twilight Zone episode where they were ready to kill each other, but the subconscious of everyone has rised to the surface, and that's how they crossed over in "the Twilight Zone".
And, if i can judge by the dozens of comments left on this video, it seems that most of the viewers have also seen this (comments were disabled on the original video but others people reposted the video and on these other links the comments are still accepted). Some comments are pretty rude but not for the drunk man, mostly for the other people in the scene and especially for the woman yelling in the background.
Disneyland Resort execs can be in "damage control mode" since last monday, i'm afraid that this time the job will be more tough for them as the truth who came out from this passage in the Twilight Zone is such powerful that it won't escape to anyone.
Publié par Alain Littaye à l'adresse 10:05 AM