The HBO series, True Detective (8 episodes, 2014) fits neatly into the genre of Americanist altright fiction. Without spoiling too much, the underlying mystery is focused on the ancient legend of widespread child abduction for the purpose of grotesque Occultist ritual.*
The detectives: Matthew McConaughey is brilliant as is Woody Harrelson—Woody whose father was alleged to be one of the three tramps in JFK assassination lore, and McConaughey, who got his start in film with a B-movie edition to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (should I beat to death some more the importance of this Lovecraft circle outgrowth?) series, and the Indy classic for Gen-Xers, Dazed and Confused.
The underlying theme of the show, which is not revealed until the end, is not plot twists, turns, and grand conspiracy, but of the eternal battle, Light vs Dark, and in this case, two seriously flawed, heavy drinking men, Americans, who stand against the bureaucracy, against the Dark.
No doubt, many were disappointed with the conclusion, the masses that have HBO (those who enjoyed the free HBO streaming this past week being a different class) being as they are, but this series is not for them, as it turned out, it was for whatever is left of the American soul.
And in time, this series will be seen.
*Just to name two characters in this legend from our time:
Janet Reno – made her name in Florida with child abuse convictions at a daycare center, with all sorts of dungeons and macabre pressed onto children’s memories
General Paul Vallely—Currently with some neocon outfit, he promotes various impeachment tactics at Tea Party events. In the 80s, he co-authored a book (Mind Wars) with an out and about Occultist, who was linked to the Presidio daycare abuse case as well as the granddaddy, the Franklin Cover-up.
Ed Note Update: The website, Vigilant Citizen, that covers Illumanti/Occult symbolism in the culture has a review (full of spoilers) of the series.