I blame my morbid curiosity for the Illuminati on my children. I don’t know why it has infiltrated the 5th grade, but the kids flash each other triangular hand signs and point out the countless eyes, pyramids and triangles throughout our daily lives. Free Mason architecture is all throughout New England which just fuels their imagination. My son is always taking his magnifying glass to money and even our family photos have the four cousins creating a pyramid. Each time the kids yell out “Illuminati Confirmed!” They believe man. They get it. The world really is a conspiracy!
Boy oh boy. Lately, I almost want to go there and believe it with them. Secret societies. Big brother watching with it’s electric eye. Those with power and wealth trying to keep “the man” down. When one is feeling helpless, there is comfort in explanations, alternative fact/fake news or not :)
The flip side of the eye motif is the Evil Eye. Many cultures have adorn themselves and their homes with eyes to watch over them, protect them and ward off evil. Again, superstitious or not, it brings people comfort.
Myself, I think of it like that college anthropology major. I’m simply fascinated by relics and humans attachment to them. I love to study people. I love to study things.
My observation: thousands of years ago until now, humans haven’t changed much. We all seek comfort from the fears of the unknown.
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