The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension – Jay Dyer

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By: Jay Dyer

I was under the impression Buckaroo Banzai was a B movie, but I was wrong:  In fact, for 80s budgets it was fairly decent – almost 20 million.  However, the film was not a commercial success and only brought in 6 million but has since garnered a decent cult following and almost 30 years later, there is still a call for the sequel promised at the end of the original film, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League.  Speculations about sequels aside, the original film actually does contain a very bizarre conspiracy-oriented plot and it fits will with our B movies with a message theme.

Buckaroo is a gun-toting half American-half Japanese super genius quantum physicist physician musician.  He also runs his own (mobile) private intelligence operation that is linked to the Internet – called in the film the World Watch Wire!  (In other words, “WWW,” accurately titled in the film as a mass surveillance tool).  No only does Bucakaroo tap into STRATCOM, NORAD and the NSA in the early 80s, he’s also a samurai.  Now if that isn’t an extreme propaganda image for Pro-westernism, I don’t know what is.  It doesn’t end there, however: Banzai is not just busy with all his many successful projects, he is also busy saving Uncle Sam and the world from two crucial eternal external threats – fascism and aliens.  Curiously, this was also a time when Reagan was massively privatizing intelligence operations.

The Oscillation Overthruster seems to be modeled on the Flux Capacitor. Both films feature Christoper Lloyd, as well.

Dr. Lizardo (played by John Lithgow) was a one-time compatriot of Buckaroo’s father, working on highly sensitive deep state black projects involving Philadelphia Experiment-type operations of transporting matter and creating portals.   As a result of a failed experiment, Dr. Lizardo became half trapped inside another dimension which allowed demonic entities to control his mind, leading to madness and institutionalization.  In fact, the 8th dimension is described as a “formless void,” an Abyss, which is hell.  Hearing of a successful experiment along similar lines of Banzai decades later, Dr. Lizardo breaks out of his ward and seeks to apprehend the “oscillation over thruster” which allows for passing through solid matter.  (For a laughable deconstruction of the “eternal fascism” fight of the left, see this talk).

Buckaroo and Penny Priddy.

Likewise, as Banzai passes through a mountain, he encounters parasitic entities which revolutionizes his own conception of the world, arguing the “aliens” are not off-world entities or EBEs, but localized, inter-dimensional entities on another plane.  Instead of E.T., we have something closer to Stranger Things, where the Pentagon and Deep State’s projects are suggested to center around the tapping into power sources and “entities” on other planes near our own.  While it seems absurd to many, there does seem to be evidence of scientific discover and advancement attributable to drug-enhanced invocations and contact with “entities” who are very much earthly (and not ‘alien’).  The film’s mock Yoyodyne Corporation seems intimately involved in mind control and sexual abuse, as we see with Penny Priddy (who appears suicidal perhaps because she has been abused and sent as a killer).

Is Penny a life-long subject of mind control?

Indeed, an old AP article explains:

“FRANCIS CRICK, the Nobel Prize-winning father of modern genetics, was under the influence of LSD when he first deduced thedouble-helix structure of DNA nearly 50 years ago.

Crick, who died ten days ago, aged 88, later told a fellow scientist that he often used small doses of LSD then an experimental drug used in psychotherapy to boost his powers of thought. He said it was LSD, not the Eagle’s warm beer, that helped him to unravel the structure of DNA, the discovery that won him the Nobel Prize.

Despite his Establishment image, Crick was a devotee of novelist Aldous Huxley, whose accounts of his experiments with LSD and another hallucinogen, mescaline, in the short stories The Doors Of Perception and Heaven And Hell became cult texts for the hippies of the Sixties and Seventies. In the late Sixties, Crick was a founder member of Soma, a legalise-cannabis group named after the drug in Huxley’s novel Brave New World. He even put his name to a famous letter to The Times in 1967 calling for a reform in the drugs laws.”

Likewise, psychopath MK Ultra doctor John C. Lilly who was a huge fan of dosing children with LSD and reprogramming them, claimed to discover brain mapping from his trips.   Indeed, quite a few mainline so-called “scientists” were also avid occultists and spiritualists, from Newton to Crookes to Wallace to Tesla.  Many more could be listed, but the trend is not surprising, as both evolution and materialism are ancient Hindu mystical superstitions, showing “scientism” is just as occultic as what they think they oppose:

Archetypal dictator – sweat, spit and pound the podium.

“The Hindu and Abrahamic conception of time, human origins, and creation, then, are diametrically divergent. Hindus conceive of creation as part of an ongoing cycle of creation and destruction, with our current universe forming several billions of years ago, and God manifesting along the spectrum of evolutionary speciation when necessary.”

I wonder – does fascism include American doctors dosing and reprogramming children?  What about Alfred Kinsey’s molesting children for “science” – is that “fascism”?  Hollywood fascism is just as cartoonish as the plot of Buckaroo – but maybe that’s an insight.  We know the world isn’t that black and white, yet maybe Buckaroo is intended to satirize that mainstream narrative – the so-called fascist takeover, as well as the so-called red scare, are exaggerated John Lithgow-style caricatures.  Regardless, if you are a dictator, it has since become dictatorial orthodoxy that you must sweat profusely as you pound the podium in your speech.

 The case for satire is pretty strong when we consider Jeff Goldblum inexplicably plays a flashy cowboy.  Well, to be clear a surgeon who works with Buckaroo – who dresses like a gay cowboy.  Let’s see – Buckaroo’s special ops team (and yes, it is a special ops team) is made up of a Rastafarian alien, a black guy and his son, a (gay?) cowboy Goldblum, his fellow Flock of Seagulls-ish band members, and suicidal crazy bitch Ellen Barkin as “Penny Priddy.”  The Buckaroo Crew is starting to sound more like Antifa than the old American spirit, but then again, maybe Antifa is just the latest evolution of the ole American spirit – fighting the eternal fight with those fascists!

Buckaroo Antifa Vs. the Ur Fascists!

 The secret message of Buckaroo Banzai is this – Buckaroo represents the deep state.  As a private operation, functioning as a mobile private intelligence group, Buckaroo is not bound by the normative strictures, and as an American hero, he exists to fight racism and oppression.  In the film, he is poised against ridiculously named entities like Yoyodyne that are stand ins for the military industrial complex.  Now, it is true these are fascist operations, which perch on the rest of the nation (and the globe) and are intent on spreading “American demonocracy” to the ends of the earth, but the reality is the weapons of that operation are headed up by forces like Buckaroo.  Buckaroo, as the preeminent private intelligence operation who has his fingers in electronics, bio-engineering, music and culture creation, neuroscience, aerospace, etc., is not pitted against the military industrial complex in any sense whatsoever, in the real world.

Back to the Future?

Indeed, in one of the most fascinating scenes in the film Cowboy Goldblum discovers the famous 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast by Orson Welles was not a hoax, but an actual warning the nation was being “infiltrated” by “Red Lectroids” (that represent both communists and fascists), hell-bent on creating a portal for more fascists to enter by.  (The War of the Worlds broadcast was not a hoax, by the way, but was a PsyOp as my book explains).  Jeff is also curiously correct when he describes the establishment as spraying us with a biochemical agent that sounds a lot like chemtrails, but before we get too heavy let me remind you there is a classic clip where I do my Jeff Goldblum and my Nic Cage here.  Above the fray are the Rastafarian black lectroids who threaten to start a nuke war with the USSR (and thus initiate mutually assured destruction) if Banzai fails to stop Dr. Lizardo.  As mentioned, the film is so ridiculous it’s hard to determine if Americanism is being promoted as propaganda, or if it is being satirized as ridiculous.  Either way, Buckaroo Banzai is about much than appears on the surface: The Rastafarian reptilian overlords give this movie a smashing 4 out of 5 pink Goldblum Boots.

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