A few things:
Notice the world is a frozen wasteland, and edifices such as the church or pyramids are made of ice. The christ figure, on the other hand, brings
flame (of truth) which melts these structures. At the end, you see the flame in his eyes, heart and at his feet.
Christ has the flames in his eyes, whereas Bush had the masonic checkerboard.
The boat he rides is egyptian, and the god at the front is Horus, the god of the underworld. Christ is dead, but he rises again (from the bowels of
the church) at the end, ushering in the rising of the sun (like lucifer, the light bringer.)
Kali is the "keeper of the flame," suggesting that this truthful perception has been kept alive in the world by ancient systems even in these times.
Kali also morphs into various other figures near the end, one of them appears to be Native American. The others I am unsure of.
Notice that the spotlight on Bush in the beginning is a star, the spotlight on Sun Sue in the tank scene is a yin/yang.
The coin under Obama's foot is definitely a goetic sigil. The girl Lily is in a circle drawn on the ground: everyone knows you never summon a
demon without first casting a circle.
Ludovic is wearing a greek robe. He is also shown lying next to some pills and needles.
"The Ludovico technique" is the method of visual reprogramming used in the film Clockwork Orange.
Aali is the "whirling heart of Islam" because he's a whirling Dervish, the Dervishes are Sufis: Sufism is the mystical, less mainstream branch of
For me, the most chilling image is when the African child soldier's eyes flicker and go out. Child soldiers are a real, and terrible problem in some
parts of Africa. They're kept controllable and fighting with drugs, abuse and rape.
A few things I'm unclear about:
What is the purple thing in the hand of the pieta?
The split apple with the emerging Lotus is unclear.
The lotuses reappear several times: once when Juan is drowning in sludge, and at the end, when the Christ figure rides out of the church.
What is the tattoo on Juan's arm?