A Clockwork Orange

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A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange

This 1971, Stanley Kubrick film is easily one of the STRANGEST movies I have ever seen. This movie was adapted from Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, published in 1962. This movie gets special recognition from Hankering for History because it was released into theaters on this day, December 19th, in 1971. A Clockwork Orange was also a cinematic innovator of its time. It achieved the first of many accomplishments. The film was “a first film to” in several categories.

If you are unfamiliar with the film, I will give you a very, very brief rundown. The main character Alex, played by Malcolm McDowell, is a violent, sociopathic delinquent in  futuristic Britain. If he was filling out a dating application, his interest would include: classical music, raping women, and hanging out with his gang of thug-buddies; Pete, Georgie, and Dim. Below is a scene from the movie. This is easily one of the most memorable scenes. They are “allowed” in a house, under the false pretense that there is an emergency outside and that they need a phone to call for help. They then attack the homeowners and rape the lady of the house. (This video cuts off before the rape scene.)

For scenes such as this, the movie was rated X. The National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures rated it C (for Condemned). It was re-released at a later date with minor editing and the ratings changed to R and O (for Morally Offensive), respectfully.

For committing a crime–at a later time–Alex is arrested and found guilty. While in prison, Alex hears of an experimental program that would reduce his sentence. This experiment used the Ludovico Technique in hopes of programming an individual to detest violence. The Ludovico Technique consisted of Alex being restrained in a chair, forced to watch films containing violence. His eye’s were pried open, and eye drops were continually dropped into them. (This is a gross simplification.)

Was he fixed? Was this aversion therapy successful? …Guess you will have to purchase the movie. Or you can always buy the bestselling book!
But you don’t come here for movie reviews!

From the opening scene to the rolling credits at the end, A Clockwork Orange is jam-packed with history. What movie have you been to in the last several years when you haven’t seen the annoying Dolby Digital introduction video? Oh, you know the one…

A Clockwork Orange was the first film to use Dolby sound; it used Dolby’s noise reduction in the mixing of their soundtrack. This movie was also the first synthesized score to use a vocoder. This film would also be the first to use the common day, joystick zoom control. It wasn’t the first, but one of the first to use radio microphones to record sound. I also found interesting that the vehicle used by Alex and his gang was the “Adams Probe 16.” This vehicle was only one of three ever made in history. (Okay, so maybe that last one wasn’t history; however, the sentence does contain the word “history” in it.)

Okay, so maybe this post isn’t chock-full of history, but I do have two actual-factual, historical tidbits for you.

For this first part to make sense, I need to explain the language in which Alex and his gang spoke. They spoke “Nadsat,” which was primarily English, but had a heavy amount of Russian slang mixed in with it. That being said, Alex’s fellow gang members had the names: Pete, Dim, and Georgie. The most common names of Russian kings and princes of the Empire of the Tsars, from 1462-1917, are Alexander, Peter, and Dimitri. George (Gyorgi in Russian) was their patron saint.

CIA Project MK Ultra
Letter giving approval to use LSD in CIA’s Project MK Ultra

There are those that believe that the Ludovico Technique was supposed to symbolize the CIA’s Project MK Ultra. In the early 1950’s, the CIA tried several methods to manipulate an individual’s mental state. The CIA used abuse, drugs (predominantly LSD), hypnosis, isolation, and other forms of torture in their research. (This is a very interesting topic, maybe deserving of a post at a later date…)

Stankley Kubrick published the following about his film:

…A social satire dealing with the question of whether behavioural psychology and psychological conditioning are dangerous new weapons for a totalitarian government to use to impose vast controls on its citizens and turn them into little more than robots.

In the book, published several years after the starting of CIA Project MK Ultra, Alex and his gang participate in what they call “ultra-violence.” Ultra-violence is “excessive and/or unjustified violence.” CIA program with the name Project MK Ultra…Ultra-violence… Okay, so that is a stretch.

As I proofread this, I am seeing less and less historical relevance. Therefore, I will stop while I am ahead. Than being said, Happy Birthday, A Clockwork Orange (the movie)!

12 COMMENTS

  1. Clockwork Orange is right up there in my mind with stories, books, and movies that greatly influenced me such as “The Lottery,” Oxbow Incident, 1984, and Lord of the Flies. Most people are not sociopaths. (People lacking empathy.) Less than 5% are. There is no satisfactory way to “punish” sociopaths other than to force them to experience empathy. Only “God” can do that. As I don’t believe in God, that’s not very hopeful to me.

    • The Lottery and Lord of the Flies; easily two of my favorite books when I was in middle school. And I want to say I have even seen movies for both of them as well. (The Lottery was so short, I am not sure of its real classification.)

      I’ve never heard of Oxbow Incident. I will have to put that on my list to read/see.

      1984, awful movie, excellent book. I would have enjoyed it more if my freshman paper hadn’t been a compare/contrast of 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. It made the book more of a chore, less of an enjoyment reading!

  2. Clockwork Orange is right up there in my mind with stories, books, and movies that greatly influenced me such as “The Lottery,” Oxbow Incident, 1984, and Lord of the Flies. Most people are not sociopaths. (People lacking empathy.) Less than 5% are. There is no satisfactory way to “punish” sociopaths other than to force them to experience empathy. Only “God” can do that. As I don’t believe in God, that’s not very hopeful to me.

    • The Lottery and Lord of the Flies; easily two of my favorite books when I was in middle school. And I want to say I have even seen movies for both of them as well. (The Lottery was so short, I am not sure of its real classification.)

      I’ve never heard of Oxbow Incident. I will have to put that on my list to read/see.

      1984, awful movie, excellent book. I would have enjoyed it more if my freshman paper hadn’t been a compare/contrast of 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. It made the book more of a chore, less of an enjoyment reading!

  3. Clockwork Orange is right up there in my mind with stories, books, and movies that greatly influenced me such as “The Lottery,” Oxbow Incident, 1984, and Lord of the Flies. Most people are not sociopaths. (People lacking empathy.) Less than 5% are. There is no satisfactory way to “punish” sociopaths other than to force them to experience empathy. Only “God” can do that. As I don’t believe in God, that’s not very hopeful to me.

    • The Lottery and Lord of the Flies; easily two of my favorite books when I was in middle school. And I want to say I have even seen movies for both of them as well. (The Lottery was so short, I am not sure of its real classification.)

      I’ve never heard of Oxbow Incident. I will have to put that on my list to read/see.

      1984, awful movie, excellent book. I would have enjoyed it more if my freshman paper hadn’t been a compare/contrast of 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. It made the book more of a chore, less of an enjoyment reading!

    • I said it was strange. It isn’t really my kind of movie either. That being said, it is slowing coming into the “Classics” category, so I feel I needed it see it.

      Just like there are history books and lessons that I rather not read nor learn, I do. Nothing wrong with being well-rounded. 🙂

    • They are also ruining the economy to trigger an elimination of the America
      as we know it, so they can round up, and exterminate everyone who knows too
      much. They caught me once. In 1959 my buddy and I met a homeless banished
      ex-lodge member. He told us all the big secrets. In 1962 I wrote them in a
      high school term paper, got a 98% for it, graduated with honors, and joined the
      Army.
      Meanwhile, the instructor of that class sold my term paper in the term paper
      black market, the wrong people read it, they hired detectives to hunt me down,
      and they zeroed in on me in the Army. They gave me Hell, the Clockwork Orange
      treatment, by large doses of LSD, while being forced to watch horrible films of
      human torment.
      But before doing that, they bragged to me how powerful they were: the modern
      “conspiracy theory”. Before the modern conspiracy theory, the “conspiracy
      theory” was that rich Jews controlled the world’s economy. I wrote a twenty page
      report and mailed it to the John Birch society, in 1972. Then the John Birch
      society published what I sent them which became the modern conspiracy theory.
      The Clockwork Orange treatment I was given, by large doses of LSD, went
      much further than they expected. Not only did I live the torments of all the
      people in the films they showed me, I lived the times, when I saw them, of every
      person and animal I had seen, even in the movies and on TV. After that life I
      found myself back in time, back in Valley Forge Army Hospital where it happened
      again, but, I also body switched into the bodies of all I had seen in that life,
      for the periods of time I had seen them. Then the life after that, I was able to
      remember some of the mistakes I made the last time around.
      On September 17, 1970 I got stung by a bumble bee, while I was deep in the
      forest. I am allergic to bees, and soon I passed out, waking up, what seemed
      instantly, six hours later. This turned out to be a great blessing, for the next
      time around, after another life time, I woke up back where I had passed out from
      the allergic reaction. But, I had great mind power there and used it to defend
      myself, but later, got so much mind power that my every thought manifested as my
      reality, and I couldn’t handle it. I ended up body switching again, and found
      myself back in Valley Forge Army Hospital, and started again from there.
      This series of pairs happened 36 times, giving me an existence as who I
      am, for over 5000 years, by going backward and forward in time so many times.
      This was done to me for printing in a term paper what a banished lodge ex-member
      told me, which can be put in medical terms today in one sentence,
      “VAGAL STIMULATION IS AS EFFECTIVE AS LSD”.
      So, even though I was threatened to be put in Hell permanently, each time,
      I have done everything in my power to spread these secrets. Here is another
      example: We are drawn to the probability timeline resonant to our thought, by the
      attractive force of inductive resonance. Vagal stimulation wakes up the brain to
      more than the normal 10% brain use. This means 10% brain use at any one time,
      like, an MRI shows the most used parts of the brain by patches of colored light,
      but, these move around, so that we average 10% brain use, if we are “normal”.
      But, with 10% brain use or less we must earn what we get; 20% to 29%, an
      appropriate ritual will get us what we want; 30% to 39%, writing down what we
      want will get it; 40% to 49%, saying what we want will get what we want: “If you
      have the faith of a mustard seed and SAY to this mountain move, it shall be
      moved”, you go to the timeline where the mountain is elsewhere. But, 50% is the
      tipping point to every thought manifesting as your reality.
      Dr. Hugh Everett found these probability timelines, sideways in time, but,
      he failed to call this direction a dimension. Dr. Albert Einstein defined time
      to be the fourth dimension, for science. Dr. Hugh Everett could have defined
      this direction sideways in time to be the fifth dimension, but, he didn’t,
      probably pressured not to due to this being the secret of sorcery, probability
      manipulation.
      Dr. Lisa Randall defined that direction through the variously bent
      timespaces to be the fifth dimension, for science, leaving the direction
      sideways in time to be the sixth dimension, but, it hasn’t been officially
      established in formal science.
      Waking up the brain to higher percentages of brain use accesses globally
      bent timespace. It puts a field of globally bent timespace around us and in us,
      but fortunately, without the gravitational component. It does this by virtue of
      will times imagination being the power of the mind, just as force times velocity
      is power in mechanics, voltage times current is power in electricity, and
      temperature times entropy production rate is power in thermodynamics.
      Psychiatrists will admit to each other that this power of the mind is caused
      by entropy production rate, EPR, because more than 10% brain use is called
      “psychosis”. The psychiatric establishment in the Western world is a secret
      society, and have also signed a contract of secrecy for the cartel of secret
      lodges.
      It is a mathematical fact that the more links there are between the neurons
      of the brain, the higher the percentage of brain use. Real schizophrenia, is
      caused by the gene DISC1,
      causing the growth of more axons and dendrites between the
      neurons of the brain. If every neuron were linked to every other neuron, there
      would be 100% brain use. There are some schizophrenics with over 50% brain use,
      catatonic, but who’s entity is body switching in perinatal matrix three, Hell.
      But, anyone can cause the growth of extra axons and dendrites by memorizing
      tables of correspondences, like in Crowley’s “Book 777”, and in Barrett’s
      “Magus”. The first thing that magical secret societies have their neophytes do is
      to memorize such tables of correspondences. Later they have them do rigorous
      pranayama, without telling them how it works. Finally the supreme secret is
      revealed, that can be put in dignified medical terms today: “VAGAL STIMULATION
      IS A EFFECTIVE AS LSD “.
      The entropy of the universe being the proportion of photons to nucleons
      (Nucleons of exact opposite polarity cancel out into photons, when brought
      together), reveals that entropy production rate, EPR, is polarity cancellation
      rate.
      By promoting the fast cancellation of opposite polarities, like by putting
      opposite polarities in a conductive electrolyte, like copper dissolved into
      copper acetate in salt and white vinegar, (The iron in the cytochromes of
      every cell is magnetically polarized counterclockwise in males, and clockwise in
      females), the field of globally bent timespace around it, when entered, will
      cause higher percentages of brain use.
      Such a device, called a “shekinah”, has been known to “freak out” a whole
      building of people just by being hid in a closet. This is the alchemical secret, for,
      by putting base metals in this solution, when, with a high EPR is called “the
      medicine of metals”, will change the metal into gold and other metals,
      that will be fluid in that solution
      so that they can be separated by gravity or inertia while still fluid, yet you
      can safely put your hand in this solution, that is, I did, and there is nothing
      wrong with me.
      Finally, I figured out how to get out of this Hellish cycle. I must have
      been in perinatal matrix three when I died to go back to Valley Forge Army
      Hospital. I must have been in perinatal matrix two to go back to September 17,
      1970. Next time, I must die in perinatal matrix one or in no perinatal matrix
      whatsoever. To understand these terms, you may go to http://www.holotropic.com
      and buy “The Adventure of self Discovery” by Dr. Stanislav Grof.
      What did I do for such evil to come upon me, when I was a teen ager. The
      Bible says, “The sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons”. In the one
      substance motion can only be in closed circuitry, that there be something to
      move out of the way and fill in behind. That is how karma comes back to us, even
      the karma associated with our genetics. The best thing to do is to find a way
      out of it. To become nonexistent.
      There are two things in the universe: energy; and, information, which is
      the conformation of energy. Energy is God. Being only information we can become
      nonexistent. Nothing in the Bible says we are immortal, rather, Satan in Eden
      did say “You shall never die”. The immortality of the soul dogma is Satanic. The
      Bible also says,
      “The soul that sinneth shall die”, “No man can keep his soul alive”, and, “Only
      He (God) is immortal”.

  4. The fact that to me is most compelling is the made-up language “Nadsat.” In the movie Nadsat is only used sporadically, but in the book it’s ubiquitous. You can’t read it without continually turning to the glossary. But after a while, those strange words just sort of naturally filter into your lexicon without having to think about it. The book was actually in the way of an experiment by Anthony Burgess, who was not only a writer, but also a linguist. So here is one more first. It was the first internationally sold novel which used language immersion to teach a foreign language—a made up one in this case. I can assure you that as someone who read the book—and who now speaks nadsat—that this language immersion technique is incredibly effective.

  5. They are also ruining the economy to trigger an elimination of the America
    as we know it, so they can round up, and exterminate everyone who knows too
    much. They caught me once. In 1959 my buddy and I met a homeless banished
    ex-lodge member. He told us all the big secrets. In 1962 I wrote them in a
    high school term paper, got a 98% for it, graduated with honors, and joined the
    Army.
    Meanwhile, the instructor of that class sold my term paper in the term paper
    black market, the wrong people read it, they hired detectives to hunt me down,
    and they zeroed in on me in the Army. They gave me Hell, the Clockwork Orange
    treatment, by large doses of LSD, while being forced to watch horrible films of
    human torment.
    But before doing that, they bragged to me how powerful they were: the modern
    “conspiracy theory”. Before the modern conspiracy theory, the “conspiracy
    theory” was that rich Jews controlled the world’s economy. I wrote a twenty page
    report and mailed it to the John Birch society, in 1972. Then the John Birch
    society published what I sent them which became the modern conspiracy theory.
    The Clockwork Orange treatment I was given, by large doses of LSD, went
    much further than they expected. Not only did I live the torments of all the
    people in the films they showed me, I lived the times, when I saw them, of every
    person and animal I had seen, even in the movies and on TV. After that life I
    found myself back in time, back in Valley Forge Army Hospital where it happened
    again, but, I also body switched into the bodies of all I had seen in that life,
    for the periods of time I had seen them. Then the life after that, I was able to
    remember some of the mistakes I made the last time around.
    On September 17, 1970 I got stung by a bumble bee, while I was deep in the
    forest. I am allergic to bees, and soon I passed out, waking up, what seemed
    instantly, six hours later. This turned out to be a great blessing, for the next
    time around, after another life time, I woke up back where I had passed out from
    the allergic reaction. But, I had great mind power there and used it to defend
    myself, but later, got so much mind power that my every thought manifested as my
    reality, and I couldn’t handle it. I ended up body switching again, and found
    myself back in Valley Forge Army Hospital, and started again from there.
    This series of pairs happened 36 times, giving me an existence as who I
    am, for over 5000 years, by going backward and forward in time so many times.
    This was done to me for printing in a term paper what a banished lodge ex-member
    told me, which can be put in medical terms today in one sentence,
    “VAGAL STIMULATION IS AS EFFECTIVE AS LSD”.
    So, even though I was threatened to be put in Hell permanently, each time,
    I have done everything in my power to spread these secrets. Here is another
    example: We are drawn to the probability timeline resonant to our thought, by the
    attractive force of inductive resonance. Vagal stimulation wakes up the brain to
    more than the normal 10% brain use. This means 10% brain use at any one time,
    like, an MRI shows the most used parts of the brain by patches of colored light,
    but, these move around, so that we average 10% brain use, if we are “normal”.
    But, with 10% brain use or less we must earn what we get; 20% to 29%, an
    appropriate ritual will get us what we want; 30% to 39%, writing down what we
    want will get it; 40% to 49%, saying what we want will get what we want: “If you
    have the faith of a mustard seed and SAY to this mountain move, it shall be
    moved”, you go to the timeline where the mountain is elsewhere. But, 50% is the
    tipping point to every thought manifesting as your reality.
    Dr. Hugh Everett found these probability timelines, sideways in time, but,
    he failed to call this direction a dimension. Dr. Albert Einstein defined time
    to be the fourth dimension, for science. Dr. Hugh Everett could have defined
    this direction sideways in time to be the fifth dimension, but, he didn’t,
    probably pressured not to due to this being the secret of sorcery, probability
    manipulation.
    Dr. Lisa Randall defined that direction through the variously bent
    timespaces to be the fifth dimension, for science, leaving the direction
    sideways in time to be the sixth dimension, but, it hasn’t been officially
    established in formal science.
    Waking up the brain to higher percentages of brain use accesses globally
    bent timespace. It puts a field of globally bent timespace around us and in us,
    but fortunately, without the gravitational component. It does this by virtue of
    will times imagination being the power of the mind, just as force times velocity
    is power in mechanics, voltage times current is power in electricity, and
    temperature times entropy production rate is power in thermodynamics.
    Psychiatrists will admit to each other that this power of the mind is caused
    by entropy production rate, EPR, because more than 10% brain use is called
    “psychosis”. The psychiatric establishment in the Western world is a secret
    society, and have also signed a contract of secrecy for the cartel of secret
    lodges.
    It is a mathematical fact that the more links there are between the neurons
    of the brain, the higher the percentage of brain use. Real schizophrenia, is
    caused by the gene DISC1,
    causing the growth of more axons and dendrites between the
    neurons of the brain. If every neuron were linked to every other neuron, there
    would be 100% brain use. There are some schizophrenics with over 50% brain use,
    catatonic, but who’s entity is body switching in perinatal matrix three, Hell.
    But, anyone can cause the growth of extra axons and dendrites by memorizing
    tables of correspondences, like in Crowley’s “Book 777”, and in Barrett’s
    “Magus”. The first thing that magical secret societies have their neophytes do is
    to memorize such tables of correspondences. Later they have them do rigorous
    pranayama, without telling them how it works. Finally the supreme secret is
    revealed, that can be put in dignified medical terms today: “VAGAL STIMULATION
    IS A EFFECTIVE AS LSD “.
    The entropy of the universe being the proportion of photons to nucleons
    (Nucleons of exact opposite polarity cancel out into photons, when brought
    together), reveals that entropy production rate, EPR, is polarity cancellation
    rate.
    By promoting the fast cancellation of opposite polarities, like by putting
    opposite polarities in a conductive electrolyte, like copper dissolved into
    copper acetate in salt and white vinegar, (The iron in the cytochromes of
    every cell is magnetically polarized counterclockwise in males, and clockwise in
    females), the field of globally bent timespace around it, when entered, will
    cause higher percentages of brain use.
    Such a device, called a “shekinah”, has been known to “freak out” a whole
    building of people just by being hid in a closet. This is the alchemical secret, for,
    by putting base metals in this solution, when, with a high EPR is called “the
    medicine of metals”, will change the metal into gold and other metals,
    that will be fluid in that solution
    so that they can be separated by gravity or inertia while still fluid, yet you
    can safely put your hand in this solution, that is, I did, and there is nothing
    wrong with me.
    Finally, I figured out how to get out of this Hellish cycle. I must have
    been in perinatal matrix three when I died to go back to Valley Forge Army
    Hospital. I must have been in perinatal matrix two to go back to September 17,
    1970. Next time, I must die in perinatal matrix one or in no perinatal matrix
    whatsoever. To understand these terms, you may go to http://www.holotropic.com
    and buy “The Adventure of self Discovery” by Dr. Stanislav Grof.
    What did I do for such evil to come upon me, when I was a teen ager. The
    Bible says, “The sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons”. In the one
    substance motion can only be in closed circuitry, that there be something to
    move out of the way and fill in behind. That is how karma comes back to us, even
    the karma associated with our genetics. The best thing to do is to find a way
    out of it. To become nonexistent.
    There are two things in the universe: energy; and, information, which is
    the conformation of energy. Energy is God. Being only information we can become
    nonexistent. Nothing in the Bible says we are immortal, rather, Satan in Eden
    did say “You shall never die”. The immortality of the soul dogma is Satanic. The
    Bible also says,
    “The soul that sinneth shall die”, “No man can keep his soul alive”, and, “Only
    He (God) is immortal”.

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