questions about the room 23 brainwash video…

so i was watching a couple lost related videos and watched the full brainwash video played in ‘room 23’ again.

A couple things stuck out to me that i hadn’t really thought about before. I was wondering when people thought this video would have been produced as the footage doesn’t have that ‘vintage’ vibe that the other Dharma videos had. I might be reading to much into it, maybe the writers/producers hadn’t really thought about this and just wanted a video with random images and extreme sound.
What i found odd was the music in the background was jungle style dance music which wasn’t around until the mid 90s, and the purge happened in the late 80s to very early 90s, so when did Dharma create this video?

Also, something i hadn’t really thought about until today, the video is a Dharma video, starts with a Dharma logo and contains images of the Degroots and Alvar Hanso and also contains the message ‘god loves you as he loved Jacob’ which is definitive proof of a link between Dharma and Jacob, or at least proves Dharmas knowledge of Jacob.

Any thoughts? with this in mind, any idea what room 23 and that video were being used for?

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I'm a hiphop producer from London, and obviously a huge fan of Lost. Its a bit of a love/hate thing as its made me cynical of all other TV shows (Heroes being one of the most overrated poorly written shows i've seen). Never been into much big american TV drama or Sci-fi, more into british comedy, but Lost has been amazing, and i really hope it continues that awesomeness in its final season. I'm usually pretty good at predicting the end of a story which can annoy people around me, but this show is so intricately constructed, even in its 2nd to last season, i still don't have a clue. I'm trying my best though.

4 thoughts on “questions about the room 23 brainwash video…

  1. Ive always wondered about the video myself, but havent been able to come up with a reason why they would need it.

    As far as the connection between Jacob and the DI, Ive always thought that they were brought to the island like our Losties were. They had a lot of good qualities about them (trying to help mankind, respecting their fellow man) but I think like all the people that Jacob brings, they became corrupt and some were more concerned about exploiting the island. Radzinski and the blacksuited Swan folk were a good example of this. Jacob brought them there to do good and be a shining example of what man can be. But in the end their own nature/greed, or maybe even a little manipulation from the MIB, turned the whole thing south.

  2. Well let’s look at the clues. There was a random picture of a modern Car Dashboard/speedometer. They didn’t look like that until at least the late 80’s. And your right about the music. This form of brainwashing is used by the US military today and probably has for awhile. Loud noise of any kind is used to put your brain into a submissive learning state. It picks up still and quiet things looking for solice since everything is so loud and noisy. Hence the messages. The military did have a presence on the island. However this was inside of a Dharma facility, so unless the military and Dharma worked together at some point which wouldn’t be far fetched as the guy, i forget his name, the one who pushed the button before Desmond did was in the military yet on the island as well performing Dharma acts of pushing the button.

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