Ray Nelson is a famous science fiction writer known for his works such as The Prometheus Man and Blake’s Progress. He started his career writing short stories for fanzines. The brilliant short story of Eight O’clock In The Morning is what put him on the map. Though many get confused, famous movie director John Carpenter adopted the story for his cult classic film, They Live.
I came about this story when I was reading David Icke’s new book, Remember Who You Are. In it, he mentions the movie They Live and uses it as an example. He tells of the deep meaning of the movie in the way that society are slaves and controlled today.
So I fired up the movie and within 3 minutes of the opening scene, I see “Based upon a the short story ‘Eight O’clock In The Morning’ by Ray Nelson. I googled it immediately and fell in love with the story. Not to spoil anything, here is a small preview. Follow the link at the end to read the rest.
At the end of the show the hypnotist told his subjects, “Awake.”
Something unusual happened.
One of the subjects awoke all the way. This had never happened before. His name was George Nada and he blinked out at the sea of faces in the theatre, at first unaware of anything out of the ordinary. Then he noticed, spotted here and there in the crowd, the non-human faces, the faces of the Fascinators. They had been there all along, of course, but only George was really awake, so only George recognized them for what they were. He understood everything in a flash, including the fact that if he were to give any outward sign, the Fascinators would instantly command him to return to his former state, and he would obey.
He left the theatre, pushing out into the neon night, carefully avoiding any indication that he saw the green, reptilian flesh or the multiple yellow eyes of the rulers of the earth. One of them asked him, “Got a light buddy?” George gave him a light, then moved on.
Written by: Fermbiz