WWE legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died after suffering a heart attack in his Hollywood home. He was 61.
Born Roderick George Toombs, Piper joined the WWE in 1984 after getting his start with the NWA in the late 1970s.
But to me, Roddy will always be the hero of John Carpenter's film, THEY LIVE,
where aliens masquerade as humans, slowly taking over the world by rigging the culture against humanity.
Based on Ray Nelson’s short story, Eight O’Clock in the Morning,
the movie is one of those rare subversive stories that forces viewers to question their world and their surroundings.
Because, despite the fact that the movie is about ghoulish aliens,
it communicates truths to the viewers that are only alluded to in mainstream movies.
In fact, looking deeper into the storyline, one might realize that there’s probably more “science” than “fiction” in the story of They Live …
especially when one has “truth-seeing sunglasses”.
The headlines then and now eerily foreshadow the storyline of the movie,
for sometimes it does seem as if society's leaders have an agenda aimed at destroying, not helping, humanity.
What do you think?