Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. — Eric Hoffer, author of “The True Believer”
IndyPat has tracked down viewer metrics on TRUE DETECTIVE and they’re off the charts! The truly devoted true believers of the series are watching each episode up to 15 times! Sadly, I am in that group. After my writing session today, I’m going to go back and post something I noticed in Episode 2 that has me chasing my tail in circles. Before I went off to work, I thought I would post a few of my favorite unified universe theories floating in the ethosphere.
One of my favorites comes from Reddit’s fliesfishy. A Unified Realist (Non-Cult) Theory suggesting it’s just greed, a child sex trafficking ring, and bad parenting. I love this theory because it’s so comprehensive and it rolls everything from the narrative into it. It even explains the Truck Stop and the Chemical Plants in the opening title sequence. Billy Lee Tuttle is definitely involved but mostly as a conduit. Reddit’s answerstoidiots supports this theory by pointing out the TRUE DETECTIVE narrative resembles Nebraska’s Franklin Child Abuse Scandal. Read it and weep. It’s so damn good. Side note: It is hard to quote someone with a name like AnswersToIdiots.IndyPat and FliesFishy and Paraforce all think Errol, the Lawnmower Man, is pivotal to the story. IndyPat located a photo in PARAFORCE’S Reddit thread (to the right) to affirm that visually! I have two thoughts on Errol. First, he’s a lawnmower man so he can’t have that much power, can he? I noticed that he said he worked for “The Parish” not the Church. I don’t know if that’s significant, I just notice it. Second, that doesn’t mean he’s not involved and there is an uncanny resemblance. So, he could very well be a cog in the machine that swoops up these children and delivers them to their abusers/killers. If the schools are the feeders and the truckers are transporting them and the yellow fathers and yellow chemical plants may indeed be served by a man like Errol.
Okay, I’ve GOT to get to writing. This sure is inspirational though!