The Cat's Mewsings
The Cat's Mewsings

The Cat's Mewsings

Commentary on politics, philosophy, culture, and religion, at a minimum.

In the Shadows of Ideology: A Critical Analysis of Beliefs and Proposed Solutions

29 Nov 2023 6 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend." - Henri Bergson After watching Dave Greene and King Crocoduck, with whom I strongly disagreed, I thought it necessary to engage with one of the key proposals presented by King. He appears a...

Unveiling the Tautological Conundrum in Moral Systems

26 Nov 2023 6 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

"The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing." - Blaise Pascal   It's been a while since I last wrote because I've been busy planning my life. However, I wanted to briefly pen a post today about a topic that has occupied my thoughts over...

Beyond Material Waters: Exploring the Spiritual Patterns of Authority in 'Master and Commander'

1 Jul 2023 10 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

  "He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty." - Lao Tzu          Can we truly escape the demands of authority? "Master and Commander: Far Side of the World," a 2003 historical fiction film directed by Peter Weir and adapte...

Primordial Rhythms: A Metaphysical Analysis of 'M*A*S*H'

28 Jun 2023 7 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse." - John Stuart Mill, "The Contest in America" Is war a game? The 1970 film "M*A*...

The Alchemical Fires of Battle: Symbolism and Transformation in 'Waterloo'

27 Jun 2023 11 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

"War is the father of all things." - Heraclitus   Why do we fight? In the 1970 battle epic directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentis, war's nature is revealed. Although the film was not well-received upon its initial release, i...

From Ouroboros to Death: Decoding the Metaphysical Symbolism in Ridley Scott's 'Alien'

24 Jun 2023 12 minute read 2 comments MatTehCat

"Death is the mother of all beauty." -- Wallace Stevens     Throughout my life, I have been captivated by Ridley Scott's 1979 film, "Alien." The film's haunting soundscape -- horror music's epitome in my opinion -- and its visually striking aestheti...

Violence, Transformation, and Alchemy in Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange"

19 Jun 2023 7 minute read 1 comment MatTehCat

"Man is the measure of all things." - Protagoras     Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film, "A Clockwork Orange," has left an indelible mark on the psyche of its viewers with its captivating visuals, visceral and 'ultra-violent' acts, and enigmatic themes. Se...

The Symphony of Chaos and Order: Unveiling the Metaphysical Tapestry in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

14 Jun 2023 5 minute read 1 comment MatTehCat

"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star" -- Fredrick Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra    At the core of the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on the 1962 book by Ken Kesey, lies a perennial pro...

Snow White and the Divine Feminine

12 Jun 2023 11 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

What compels a Man to serve a Woman?    Delving into the depths of feminine ideals, one cannot help but ponder: What exactly does it mean to epitomize femininity? Revisiting Disney's iconic 1937 adaptation of the timeless fairy tale Snow White and t...

The Solar Man and Dr. Strangelove

2 Jun 2023 10 minute read 2 comments MatTehCat

Does the Solar Man's blazing flame unveil the inherent frailties of humankind, laying bare the vulnerabilities that dwell within the depths of our existence?   In the dark recesses of Stanley Kubrick's mesmerizing 1964 masterpiece, "Dr. Strangelove:...