Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the morbing

You see, in the famous and wise 2022 film Morbius, there exists the the eponymous protagonist by the name of Morbius who suffers from a tragic and rare blood disorder. The disorder requires poor Morbius to be interned permanently within some kind of hospital care facility wherein he must intermittently receive blood transfusions. The blood here is used as a symbol in order to convey something. That something that the blood conveys is the feature of consumption. You see, it is not only Morbius that must exist and consume, the audience is meant to empathize with Morbius’s plight because the audience too is stuck in a state of consumption. As the audience is viewing the film Morbius, the audience is consuming the film similar to how Morbius consumes blood. Suddenly there is a kinship formed between Morbius and the audience and the audience can reflect on their consumption behavior. For example, when the audience travels to the famous and wise fast food establishment entitled McDonald’s and orders from their menu the famous and delicious product entitled the McDonald’s chicken nuggets, the audience is meant to question their behavior of consumption similar to how Morbius questions his behavior of blood consumption. You see, when the audience is consuming the McDonald’s chicken nuggets that are juicy and crunchy and has been fried to perfection in McDonald’s famous and patented McDonald’s chicken nuggets frier, there is a sense that the audience must encounter, now having seen and empathized with eponymous protagonist Morbius. That sense is that the audience is consuming, but they are not only consuming the famous and delicious McDonald’s chicken nuggets, they are also consuming the labor of the famous and amazing customer service rendering McDonald’s employee, they are also consuming the electricity that allows the famous McDonald’s location to operate, they are also consuming the hydroelectric powerplant that provides the electricity, they are also consuming the laws of gravitation and hydrodynamics that allow the hydroelectric powerplant to function by exploiting the tendency of river water to flow down towards the sea, they are also consuming the tendency of that water to evaporate, they are also consuming the tendency of water to move in clouds and to condense into water or snowflakes, they are also consuming the melting behavior of glaciers, they also are consuming the labor of the chicken delivery truck driver, they are also consuming the engine of the truck, they are also consuming the labor of the inventors of the internal combustion engine, they are also consuming the laws that make combustion possible, they are consuming the labor of the offshore drillers who drill oil from deep down under the sea floor, they are also consuming the deaths of dinosaurs that died and whose carcasses slowly over time turned into that oil, they are also consuming the system of exchanges formed by a SOCIETY, they are also consuming the coincidences of evolution that led to flesh and systems of flesh. Eponymous Morbius’s rival, the main antagonist of Morbius is a figure that is an abstraction. An identity without identity. Supposedly that antagonist has a name, but it impossible to determine its name. It says its name, but how is the audience to know that that name is not a lie just like the simulated name or any other simulated name. Morbius gives that antagonist a name. Morbius is deluded. It is Morbius’s subconscius anxiety about the unknown that causes Morbius to give the thing its name. The name that Morbius gives it is the name of the antagonist’s predecessor. The antagonist is a symbol. It represents the eternal cycle of death and rebirth, or Samsara. It must have sex and carry on this eternal cycle of death and rebirth. It must consume and consume to no end. Consumption motivated by the consumption of its predecessor, and the consumption of its predecessor and the consumption of its predecessor.

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