posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 05:36 PM
Perhaps he managed to tap into that collective conscious. Lovecraft wasn't a racist, he was a xenophobe. He feared things that were unknown to him,
and the fear of the unknown is the most basic and universal fear there is. People have said to me that so and so's a metaphor for some such race, or
whatever, but I don't buy it. He meant what he was writing. Not some coded reference to people of color or some such nonsense. Now, George Lucas,
there's a hack writer. Every one of his races was a thinly veiled stereotype of some such race, like the wookiees being space africans in that they
were burly and mostly tribal and occasionally had an educated one go off and join the white folks. The Mon-calamari were the asians. What ever Watto
was in that piece of trash the phantom menace was was a space jew. The man knows nothing but thinly characterized stereotypes and archetypes.
But Lovecraft, he was actually unique. A real diamond in the rough. There is 95 percent of the ocean still left unexplored. There's something out
there, something weird and enormous. Something had to have caused Bloop, and Train, and Julia. All these unknown anomalous organic sounds coming from
the depths... right around R'yleh...