Hee hee, just couldn’t resist. I apologize upfront for the tasteless pun, but you have to admit, it’s a pretty good one, huh, HUH!?
Maybe most of the few folks reading this might really think I’ve just lost me marbles. Maybe my wife is right and I am possibly a frightening case of obsessive/compulsive disorder. In any case, it’s true that once a new investigative meme gets planted into my brain, it’s amazing how all of a sudden it’s like you start seeing weird examples and reminders of it everywhere you look. This has happened countless times to me before, with the various fringy topics I’ve covered in this little blog, but I have to say, I don’t think I’ve EVER suddenly been confronted by the sheer volume of icons, imagery and indoctrination which surrounds the idea of the Globe itself being perhaps the grandest of Conspiracies ever perpetrated.
And, since I’ve pretty much always had a penchant for examining the visual and symbolic elements pertaining to conspiracies and secret societies and mind control and indoctrination etc., I guess it comes as no surprise that to be exploring this Flat Earth issue would inevitably involve a pretty insane look at the use of symbols and icons in achieving such a massive hoax. I have learned a fair amount about various kinds of secret symbols and the meanings over the last few years, but NEVER did I ever expect to be looking at something as absolutely ubiquitous and taken for granted and the spherical-shaped Earth as a potential example of Esoteric symbolism and tool of indoctrination.
But like I said, it’s funny how once your thought processes have been tipped off towards noticing something you previously were obliviously to, suddenly you become aware of just how prevalent a certain theme of symbols or concepts might be all around you. From the moment I wake up in the morning and turn on my phone, seeing the AT&T symbol flashing on the screen, to the time I’m lying in bed watching Conan with the massive moon image behind him, I’m being bombarded by spherical, globular, planetoid images. In commercials. On billboards. In corporate logos. It is arguably one of the very first things we are all exposed to on our first day of Kindergarten, and it is something we are exposed to every day forward until we die.
I realize that to many people, it is quite a stretch to say the least, to suggest conspiratoriality when it comes to something as commonplace, and almost universally accepted, as the globe. I really do. (stretch?? More like INSANITY…) But actually, when you really step back and look at it all, that’s what makes it possible, what makes it so powerful. The “beauty” of such a deception, is that in many ways, it’s just so simple. Sure, organizations such as NASA have spent ridiculous amounts of time, energy and money in the efforts to provide for us an amazingly few number of allegedly authentic photographs, and when you inspect such photographs closely, with a critical eye, these themselves become immensely suspect. But it doesn’t matter, because we are all showed this same handful of “authentic” images, in textbooks, television, etc., being told by teachers and authority figures that it is “undeniable, proven scientific fact”, and so our young trusting minds accept this, after which the original “proof” is then simply psychologically reinforced through a lifetime full of MILLIONS of globe-derived icons, logos and visual cues.
Think that’s far-fetched? Maybe… But what we at least have to agree with is that this mode of visual/conceptual reinforcement really IS how iconography works on our brains. I studied graphic design, I learned about the psychology of images, and how the best corporate logos use all kinds of subtle ways to subconsciously inject meaning into them, which the viewer/consumer most of the time is completely oblivious to. This use of symbolism is in itself not some hair-brained conspiratorial idea, but actually an openly-understood thing within the realm of advertisers and commercial visual artists. Even a hundred years ago, advertising gurus such as Edward Bernays were figuring out how to manipulate people’s thoughts and actions via advertising messages which subconsciously appealed to people’s emotions and desires, rather than their cognitive reasoning…
So it’s at least a little interesting, don’t you think? To think about the magnitude at which this particular symbol is being embedded into our collective subconsciousness to such a degree, when we all pretty much already accept the fact that the symbols and images we constantly see are not chosen randomly, but quite intentionally..? `Isn’t it a little odd, to consider the fact that even now, in 2015, almost 45 years since astronauts supposedly went to the moon, the number of actual “photos” we have seen of the Ball Earth, when compared to the number of mere iconic representations, is some almost incalculably small ratio..?? (what, like, a thousand globe logos/icons for every singular photo?)
Personally, it just really makes me stop and have to wonder why the media is constantly shoving their balls in our faces…. 😉