DIstrict 9: What is human?

district 9

I saw District 9 over the weekend. I went to City Walk and met a friend, Richard Shaw and his wife Mary. [Richard is a film maker and will be my guest on Acceleration Radio this coming Tuesday & Thursday.] We had some delicious Chinese food before hand and then went over to the huge movie complex located in the open mall.

I have to tell you up front that this movie is not for everybody. In fact I wouldn’t recommend it. The characters drop more F-bombs then were dropped over London during WWII. It is also very, and I mean very, graphically violent. So much so that I had to look away more that half a dozen times. I would say it is cross between a Sam Peckinpah movie, meets Pulp Fiction, meets Transformers, meets Dawn of the Dead, meets Franz Kafka. Of course mine is only one opinion and I post part of another view below in italics:

District 9 has so much to like. It’s spectacular, darkly funny, entertaining and thoughtful all at the same time, and it’s all done on a meager $30m budget. There is true talent on show here. If only there were more films like this, the world of cinema would be a more interesting place.

What a difference a world view makes! D-9 poses the question, what is human? The movie opens in a documentary format. It’s grainy and looks and feels like a real documentary. The footage of the huge UFO hovering over Johannesburg South Africa is very realistic. Bravo for that one special affect. We then see that these Aliens are stranded. Their mother ship doesn’t work, and they are sick and suffering from malnutrition. The humans take them in and at first, things seem to go well. Soon however, the aliens are put in a special ‘camp,’ which is called District 9. We see that they act in a sub human way and are treated by humans with disdain…

The main character is seen trying to get the aliens, whom they now call prawns, because they appear to be crustacean-like in appearance, to sign eviction notices so that they can relocate these pesky aliens several hundred miles outside of Johannesburg. While doing this he inadvertently spills some alien liquid on himself and his transformation begins. Less than 24 hours later his one arm has morphed into that of an alien – there’s the Kafka link – complete with three claw-like appendages for what were once his fingers. Without going into the rest of the plot, which is basically one long, drawn out, almost never ending chase scene, I want to explore the idea of what is human? How do we ascertain what a human being is? In Nazi Germany the Jews were regarded as sub-human and inferior race. With that idea put in place it became easy to round them up and exterminate them. Until the Dread Scott decision black slaves in this country were also considered sub-human, therefore slavery was accepted and blacks were treated in the most horrible of ways. Then there’s the First-Nation Peoples, more commonly erroneously named, Indians. We have to realize that that Hitler used our Indian Reservations as a model for his Concentration camps. In all of these cases people who had different skin color or were of a different ethnicity were thought of as less than human. District 9, however, forces us to examine how we think about two entirely different species producing offspring. This reminds me of what happened in Genesis 6. The Fallen angels manifested on the earth and took wives. The result of that union were the Nephilim. This was an abomination that resulted in the flood. Dr. Jacobs who has interviewed hundreds of so-called alien abductees, has stated that the breeding program has reached it’s tipping point and that these alien/human hybrids may now be integrating into our society. How do we regard a modern day Nephilim? I, for one will always take the position that the Nephilim are demonic entities that although appear human, are not because they have the fallen ones seed in them. The whole point of District 9 may be to soften the blow when these alien/human hybrids begin to manifest openly. Will we accept them and point to the horrors of the death-camps, slavery and apartheid as the road we should avoid at all costs, or will we realize that the Nephilim are anathema? Hows that for a Monday morning conundrum?

48 thoughts on “DIstrict 9: What is human?

  1. “Will we accept them and point to the horrors of the death-camps, slavery and apartheid as the road we should avoid at all costs, or will we realize that the Nephilim are anathema?”

    This sad part of our history will be used as a propaganda tool to get us to accept the nephilim, yes. That is their angle. We need to be “tolerant”, or else we will be “racist” or “specist”. That is one of the ways they will try to get us to accept the Fallen Ones into our midst.

  2. Hi Lynn,

    Thanks for the report on District 9. I had wondered about it. I plan on tackling, or at least beginning to tackle, the subject of UFO’s, Genesis 6, the coming great deception, and the Nephilim in my weekly e-mail teaching and blog next week. I just finished up a five-part series on Israel & The Coming War. I explored some very interesting aspects of the Ezekiel 38, 39 war.

    Thank you so much for this blog and for all you do in keeping us informed on what is happening. You don’t get that in too many places these days.

    Kevin J.

    • lisa,

      im so sorry for talking SO MUCH tonight…i guess im in the mood for writing, hehe 😉

      my FINAL comment on the movie is this:

      they say peter jackson is a Christian…
      so i was looking forward to seeing this movie…

      the MORAL i gleaned from this story is that –

      one minute you can be on top of the world, blissfully ignorant of other peoples heartaches…
      the next minute, you can be down in the gutter with the people you used to laugh at…

      the reference to the GHETTOS and concentration camps is where this movie REALLY resonated for me…
      and on that level, i was able to thoroughly enjoy it…

      it was in the satisfaction of watching the NAZI racist who so nicely meted out pain and punishment to those who DID NOT LOOK like him- watching him being transformed into one of those that he had previously HATED SO MUCH…

      finally he is forced to take refuge in the concentration camp he formerly enforced…

      it was great to see the transformation of compassion and empathy that takes place in his life…

      so, ultimately, perhaps the theme of this movie is one of redemption?

      i mean, there are SO MANY levels on which this movie communicates…

  3. Lynn,
    You seem to see the Nephilim as some sort of future event. I’ve been reading Steve Quayle’s book about Genesis 6 Giants. Throughout the book he gives example after example of giants, but insists that they are not “giants” in the way we usually think, i.e. people with endocrine disorders, but rather Nephilim because they were well formed people, normal in every respect but size, and tremendously strong. I think that he (and you) can’t see the forest for the trees. If you are right, then the contaminated genome has already spread throughout the human race. You may not have to wait for a flying saucer to land and a group of sasquatch climb out to see Nephilim. All you may need to do is look in the mirror.

    • Thomas watch the personal attacks. You are entitled to disagree and that’s fine, but I won’t tolerate ad hominem attacks, period. You will also notice that your comment is not being censored in any way…

    • Lynn,
      My earlier missive was not meant to be an attack, and if you were insulted I sincerely apologize. For the record, when I wrote “you”, I was not referring to you personally, but the generic you which could be anyone.
      I maintain however, that the implications are clear. If you are correct about the origen of the Nephilim and the meaning of the term “As it was in the days of Noah”, then many, perhaps most people are descended to a greater or lesser extent from the Nephilim. I will not offer an opinion as to what this means in the spiritual realm, but in retrospect, I’m surprised that this issue has not come up before.

    • Thomas-

      Actually, I asked that question (or a form of it) to Patrick Heron about 4 years ago, phrased like this, “if there were descendants of the nephilim, could this be the explanation for some generational curses, anomalous births, etc”? He said,” Could be.”

      So, DNA corruption, if this is true, could be worldwide. However, we know that the bloodline that needed to be pure was maintained and that, ultimately, Jesus Christ breaks all curses of mankind, the wages of sin, DNA and otherwise.

      Jesus breaks all bondage. The blood of Jesus washes away all sins and maybe all past blood links.

      However, I am not sure that this scenario is true…but it has been considered before because this crossed my mind several years ago.


    • The Bible says that Noah was perfect in his generations. That means his bloodline had not been contaminated by the demon seed. God killed off all animals and people who had been genetically altered. Noah and his family were pure because they were righteous and knew not to co-mingle with the demons. That was the whole point of the flood. We are descended of Noah and not nephilim.

    • Thomas, You need spiritual eyes to see these things & God will not reveal them to people proud & lofty in their own minds.

      Isaiah 2:12 “For the day of the LORD of hosts Shall come upon everything proud and lofty,Upon everything lifted up-And it shall be brought low…”

      Isaiah 24:21 “It shall come to pass in that day That the LORD will punish on high the host of exalted ones, And on earth the kings of the earth.

      They will be gathered together, As prisoners are gatered in the pit, And will be shut up in prison; After many days they will be punished, Then the moon will be disgraced and the sun will be ashamed; For the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before His elders, gloriously.”

      Joel 2
      Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the Lord is coming, For it is at hand: A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations. A fire devours before them, And behind them a flame burns; The land is like the Garden of Eden before them, And behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like swift steeds, so they run. With a noise like chariots Over mountaintops they leap, Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, Like a strong people set in battle array. Before them the people writhe in pain; All faces are drained of color. They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like men of war; Every one marches in formation, And they do not break ranks. They do not push one another; Every one marches in his own column. They run to and fro in the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter at the windows like a thief. The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness. The Lord gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?

    • I think the flood should have destroyed all seeds
      of those Nephilim since only Noah and 6 other families were saved abord the ark.

      But, knowing a lot about RAEL teachings, I know he
      says that “someone does’nt become raelian, but is
      born raelian because of their DNA that is linked to
      the Elohim” The rest of humanity does’nt have this
      genetic ‘link’ with the Elohim, or I would say, with
      the nephilim!

      That’s only my own speculation. Certainly not biblical.

    • An intriguing subject for sure. During my own studies recently I came across the THEORY/idea that Shem, Ham, and Japheth’s wives [potentially] were from outside Noah’s bloodline; most likely from tribes that paid homage to foreign gods/idols [i.e. pagans] and that the post-Flood Nephilim incursion could have resulted from those tainted DNA lines. Food for thought…….

  4. lynn,

    thanks for the heads up on the movie!
    i think its very refreshing that you are sensitive to the f-bombs…
    my wife is exactly the same way!

    i dont really have trouble with f-bombs as far as hearing them, or using profanity…
    when i watch a movie, i go with the mentality that it is secular media, so i expect profanity as much as i would expect it at the local high school! (my wife works at a high school, so yes, she has trouble with the kids language)

    so, i just say to her: dont you remember how WE WERE in high school?
    *sigh* but i guess thats off subject…

    anyways, now youve piqued my interest, and ive GOT ta go see it!!!! 😀


    its funny that the subject of “what is human” is brought up in the film…
    i was thinkin about that this morning, in regard to the mark of the beast-

    again, i repeat my opinion that the mark of the beast will include technology
    which has the capability to morph human DNA to be ~


    in the same way that nimrod went thru that transformation of morphing into nephilim….

    i believe that the technology will also include genetically engineered endorphins (natural morphine) to make taking the mark be WAY BEYOND being pain free… (it will be a buzz)

    the drawback, of course, will be not being able to rest EVER AGAIN…
    according to scripture…

  5. By the way. District 9 is playing across the street from where we live and we are going to go see it. Thanks for the warning about the f-bombs. Doesn’t suprise me. I call it military-mouth. But I have to say when they mingle with civilians they are most polite people you’d ever want to meet. I ran in into this soldier at an Office Depot store and thanked him for his service. We struck up a conversation and he was maam’ing me in every sentence.

  6. As for me, I will not tolerate the vile. my eyes shall not gaze upon evil. We are told that As It was in the days of Noah so shall it be prior to the coming of the Son of man.
    “The imagination of the Thoughts of men were continually Evil” in those days. In the bright lights of entertainment is represented the modern mind set steeped in the Same wicked depravity as in the days of Noah in which the lord has no pleasure.

    The whole movie industry including Hollywood will Burn on that “Great And Terrible Day when the Lord Jesus Is Revealed with His Mighty Angels In [[[Flaming Fire]]] to Execute judgment upon All” [2Thes1:6-10]. “For this the Present heaven and Earth has been reserved” [2Pet3:10]

    John B http://www.myspace.com/no_Hell

    • John B,

      That scripture about not tolerating anything vile, nor gazing up on evil has come up SO many times this past week! I’m so blessed that you posted your comment – a timely reminder to me to keep my eyes focused on Yeshua and not give in to the fleeting temptation I had to go see District 9.

      Lynn – not sure if you saw my other post — but I received the book and wanted to say thank you, once again.

      Yaweh bless all who diligently seek Him first in all things.

    • I can appreciate people who go to see the movie for the intent of commenting on it or if they feel it has significance. But, as you can see, Lynn is actually not recommending it.

      I won’t see it either.


    • Hi Bruce,I am aware that LA is not recommending It and I certainly do not judge him or anyone For seeing it. If anything, LA Himself said That at times He had to Turn Away and i am sure the intent to comment on the blog was the case.
      The Point is this; Different people are at different levels of Faith and the world can be brutal on Fragile Spirits.
      As A christian I have To be “careful how I walk”. There is good Entertainment and There is bad entertainment, I personally like to avoid as much as possible profanity & violence. I get enough of it in the work place.
      I watched (The Knowing) The other day. The Aliens were “Gay” in appearance! That was my personal observation. Interesting that the children (the called) Were saved From A burning Fire consuming the Planet.
      John B

  7. Someone sent me a link to to a video of Dr. Steven Greer’s presentation at the Exopolitics gathering in Barcelona Spain July 2009.

    Dr. Greer is calling the aliens “the Guardians” and he thinks establishing more enlightened contact with them is the only hope for mankind’s survival

    His vision of a utopian fantastic future which he thinks is possible with the help of what he perceives are benign ET’s is laying the foundation for great deception.

    He is encouraging many within the exopolitics movement and others to follow his protocols for personal and corporate contact with the so called “Guardians.”

    The following is Dr. Steven Greer’s YouTube video from the Barcelona Disclosure Conference last month.

    • Along this same vein…

      I heard this fellow, Marshall Vian Summers
      on CoasttoCoast on May 27, 2009 Here’s the youtube link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIGHIa2T374

      At first it sounded like the typical environmental, one world, everybody needs to change, yada ydad message. When he mentioned aliens and their part in the Great Waves of Change, I did some more digging. Here’s some of the books he has written. Gives you an idea where he’s coming from. I have the first book on inter-library loan coming to my branch.

      “The Allies of Humanity: An Urgent Message About the Extraterrestrial Presence in the World Today”

      “The Allies of Humanity: Book Two, Human Unity, Freedom & The Hidden Reality of Contact”

      On the other side – ours – a “bon fide historian at Temple University” wrote this book.

      Lynn, have you heard of him? Is he someone you might possible consider having on your program?

    • Hmmm. From what I read in the Editorial Review, I didn’t get that impression.

      Jacobs knows that people think he’s crazy. He is a bona fide historian at Temple University–and a leading UFO researcher. He has interviewed, mostly under hypnosis, hundreds of people who say they have been abducted by aliens, and he thinks he’s figured out why they are here–and it’s not Whitley Strieber’s mystical, New Age vision of cosmic harmony. Rather, it is interspecies breeding, because the aliens cannot reproduce themselves.”

      Product Description

      The world’s foremost academic expert on UFOs and alien abductions provides the first evidence-based explanation of a mystery that has perplexed scientists for decades.

      Based on more than 700 hypnotic-regression interviews with alien abductees and a Roper survey of 6,000 adults, The Threat reveals why the aliens are here and what they want, explains why their agenda has been kept secret, and exposes their frightening plans for earth and its inhabitants. In a direct, authoritative challenge to researchers who believe the abduction phenomenon is essentially benevolent and spiritually uplifting, Professor David M. Jacobs proves that there is a far more disturbing and potentially dangerous plan underway, with possible alien domination at its core.

      In this remarkably well-researched and well-written book, Professor Jacob has added a new complexity and depth to our knowledge of the UFO and abduction phenomena. The secret alien agenda revealed here is ominous, but it must be confronted before it is too late.

      All due respect, this doesn’t sound a shill for the Alien Gospel. What did I miss?

    • Virginia! Wait! I interviewed him for the Alien Interview book. He’s very knowledgeable. He believes like i do that the breeding program has very bad ends for the human race. Do you have the Alien Interview book? If not I’ll send you one free and you can read his interview with me. Sorry for the confusion on my end! Blessings ~ L.A.

    • Lynn,

      Not your fault. I forgot that I posted information on both Marshall Summers, “Great Waves of Change” and David Jacobs, “Threat”, on the same post but I failed to mention David Jacobs by name and that’s what caused the confusion. The shill you were talking about was Marshall Summers and I couldn’t agree with you more. Since I’m the one who caused the confusion, please don’t feel obligated to send me the Alien Interviews. I’d love to have book and I will be happy to purchase it.

  8. Well, District 9 definitely has an interesting plot. I don’t know if I will see it. I do appreciate the warnings about the f-bombs and violence. It will help me make the right decision. I may get on the internet and look up the story line so I don’t have to watch it. It will probably be awhile before too much of it is on line. I find myself dreading what is coming, but I know the Lord will carry us through it all.

  9. Is there a Scriptural mandate for the Nephilim to return? I am not sure, but the context of the phrase, “as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be..”, seems to refer to the drinking, eating, marrying…business as usual mentality that will be on earth when the return of Jesus takes many by surprise. I’m open, but so far the best stuff on the Nephilim that I’ve read about is pre-flood and by Enoch – though they did appear later in Joshua’s time.

    • The Greek Septuagint Bible talks about the giants in a future tense in Isaiah:

      Isaiah 13- Open the gates, ye ruler. I give command and I bring them: Giants are coming to fulfill my wrath… For behold! the day of the Lord is coming which cannot be escaped, a day of wrath and anger, to make the world desolate…And Babylon…shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah…it shall never be inhabited…and monsters shall rest there, and devils shall dance there and satyrs shall dwell there…

      Isaiah 26:14 let not the giants rise again

    • Why did they appear in Joshua’s time if the flood destroyed them all? Scripture says they were the sons of Anak! Num13:33.
      who was Anak or Anakim in Heb? He was Not A fallen Angel his ancestor was Kiriath-Arba Jos15:13.

      Some believe that the fallen angels had A second Go At It. “more irresistible Women”.
      PROBLEM!!!!! Them Angels of Noah’s time were “confined in darkness unto Judgment” (2Peter2:4)
      Something don’t add up.

      I am not one to Speculate, but if it don’t Add up, then It Don’t add up.

      John B http://www.myspace.com/no_Hell

    • John – there was a second incursion and it manifested in Canaan. It does add up as Genesis 6 points us into the future when it says “And also afterward, when the sons of God i.e. fallen angels went into the daughters of men. This is important because it links us to the present, specifically to the abduction phenomena. As in the days of noah so it will be when the son of man returns – Jesus’ words of warning. This statement immediately begs the question what differentiates those days from any other. In my opinion and a score of other scholars who agree, it is the presence of the fallen one. They’re back and once again up to their mischief….

  10. lynn,

    well the film registered with me on so many levels…

    *speaking strictly as a techno geek uber nerd*-

    the film enthralled me…
    imagine that they were able to accomplish all of that on a shoestring budget! (for a major release)
    the plot is engaging, and the character development is unsurpassed…
    the special effects set a new standard…

    i think it is an instant classic…
    which will generate its own cult following and fanboy adherents…

    peter jackson has done it again…

    i think it might take an oscar… or two…

    this is me strictly speaking as a geek >___>

    i can get carried away…hehe… 🙂

  11. Don’t go and see it. My dad and I saw it Friday afternoon and I felt the Holy Spirit the whole time telling me this is not for you. My spirit was sick from it and I couldn’t wait to get home pray and read the Bible. It’s a sick and disgusting movie with so many subplots and the way that the guy at Look Up Fellowship blog describes it I couldn’t agree more. I have told God I will never go to an alien movie again. I went to see Indiana Jones 4 awhile back and you can imagine my surprise when aliens were in that. We are being bombarded now more than ever. I am speaking to family and friends trying to warn them about what is coming and to get right with the Lord now before its to late.


  12. I may go see it. Thanks for the heads up Lynn.
    From what I saw of the previews, it seems kinda dumb. Something like an “alien nation” remake.
    If the effects are outstanding I’ll enjoy it and in the case of modern movies my expectations aren’t that high. I have long been a fan of science fiction and do enjoy great sci fi movies like WOTW.
    I find the idea of aliens being on the low end of the scale here as dumb. I am quite certain it would be the other way around.
    I live with the F word, I hate it as I was in the military, but I put up with it in film as just another indicator of where we are going.

    Prefer the 40s,50s and early 60s for language and many of the plots.

    Gordy,Don’t get me going on Dr.”Pied Piper” Greer.

  13. *addendum*

    ok i said all that to say this:

    the movie is very GOOD at what it does…

    is it “alien propaganda”? most affirmatively-
    is it thoroughly entertaining? EXTREMELY so…

    this is probably the most disturbing aspect of the movie-
    it is SO GOOD at what it does, which is entertain you…
    all the while sending a subtle message…

    it was ALMOST good enough to “fly under the radar” of discernment so to speak…

    the ONLY redeeming aspect of all of this is that at THIS POINT it is PURELY science fiction~
    we have NO IDEA whether nephilim will manifest in EXACTLY the way depicted in the movie…

    HOWEVER…with the transgenic movement going at full speed towards genetically designed hybrid chimeras which will be part human/part animal, the significance of this movie is more than likely extremely underrated at this time…

    IF AT SOME POINT the nwo corporate stooges were to engineer a population of human chimeras for the sole purpose of slave labor and or fighting wars, etc…

    then yes, i could foresee that said population would be considered sub-human…

    IF THE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED population were to made from “nephilim dna” then there would be no redeemable soul within them…

    and they truly WOULD be “sub-human” in that regard-

    i was thinking about the concept of “fallen technology” today…
    if the computer chip REALLY WAS REVERSE engineered from fallen technology,
    it would explain the pervasiveness of all of the filth on the web-

    i mean, what have we as a human race REALLY gained from computer technology?

    loss of jobs?
    loss of livelihoods?
    loss of national identity?
    loss of privacy?
    loss of innocence?
    loss of personal power?

    and ULTIMATELY, loss of freedom from the mark of the beast,
    from which a computer/antichrist will track every HUMAN SOUL who takes the mark…

  14. Saw it yesterday. Interesting to me how in one generation we have gone from “Alien”, where aliens are clearly the bad guy, to “D9”, where the audience is conditioned to view the humans as the bad guys and the aliens as the good guys, deserving of our sympathy. Notice the little boy alien with his cute big eyes. I believe they recently made a children’s movie where this was the theme also: humans=bad marauding ppl, aliens=humane, deserving of our sympathy.

    Notice how the aliens do not use their superior firepower and physical strength. This is a recurring theme amongst non-believers, “see, they must be trust-worthy because look, they could have wiped us out but they haven’t.” No. They haven’t wiped us out because He Who restrains has kept them back.

    • Nimbus, right on.
      I find in so much of the UFO believing crowd that they don’t want to hear any bad alien activity. They want to present the idea that they are good and are the “Space Brothers” who are eager to welcome us into their realm.
      Humans especially the PTB and the MIC are the evil ones who are somehow preventing our connecting with these entities.
      Now, Greer is trying to float the idea that we(TPTB) are inventing the Grey cloned “monsters”, not the good and kind aliens.

      Propaganda for an agenda.

  15. Thanks so much for posting this review. I’ve just started reading your blogs, and I’m so thankful for your insight and opinions. My husband and I were going to see this movie this weekend, but now we’ve decided on something that will actually be calmer and romantic (Time Travelers Wife). I still may see it, but rent it & fast forward any graphic scenes (simply because I’m a very curious soul and major lover of movies).

    Thanks again, I’ll be following your future blogs!!

  16. OK. Just got home from viewing District 9. The only word my husband could come up with to describe what we just saw was “bizarre”. And it certainly was.

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