Perhaps I am just being difficult, over-thinking things, trying too hard to respond rationally instead of emotionally.
Perhaps I have been resisting the urge to be caught up in the hype and excitement of what passes for “popular culture”.
I have been quite caught up in the Olympics, but not in the competitions. If you have been following my posts, you may have caught a whiff of cynicism and even distaste for the whole enterprise. But I really did try, initially, to greet it with enthusiastic, open-minded curiosity.
Look at this truly disturbing piece of public sculpture erected expressly for the Olympics… and its name! Consider those hideous, vaguely triangular, one-eyed mascots. Look again at my earlier blog about the Olympic logo…Sinister or Silly?, August 3, 2012.
I went back to Internet and You Tube this morning, where I spent far too much time reading about Illuminati involvement in the Olympic movement. For example, look at this blog( how-many-illuminati-symbols-can-you-find-in-the-opening-ceremony or look at this one. (Ushering in the NWO at the London Olympics 2012)
It is all quite interesting in a creepy sort of way. I really dislike conspiracy theories… whatever form they take. But there is a real fascination to all this business about secrets and conspiracies.
For example: Dan Brown’s books did not become runaway best sellers because of the quality of his writing. Deception Point was so stupid that when I finished it… yes, I do have a tendency to finish books, always hoping that they may improve as they go on… I did NOT pass it on eagerly to one of my reading friends… it went straight to recycled paper!
Brown’s other three books involve the character Robert Langdon, a hapless academic symbologist who specializes in arcane and cabalistic symbols and images. Brown says he has ideas for twelve more books featuring Robert Langdon. Fortunately, he is already so rich that he never needs to write anything else but cheques. (Forbes magazine placed Brown at No. 12 on their 2005 “Celebrity 100” list, and estimated his annual income at US$76.5 million. The Times estimated his income from Da Vinci Code sales as $250 million. Wikipedia)
These books were best sellers because they respond to our curiosity about anomalies, secrets and conspiracies. And this is not new. Remember The X Files? Or those theories so popular years ago about “the Bermuda triangle”, the Tunguska crater or the alleged crash landing of a flying saucer in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico? Or the writings of Erich von Daniken or Major Keyhoe?
Now there are all those conspiracy theories about the London Olympics. What to believe? I see four choices:
1. That the members of the Olympic committee are unbelievably naive, stupid and tasteless; or
2. That they have been unduly influenced by a secret society that wants to illustrate its power by hijacking the games; or
3. That it is all a hoax, a practical joke or a publicity stunt; or
4. That it’s all true.
So, what do you think?