When we think of the crazy conspiracy theorist, we are fed the image of some nutjob in a shed with newspapers and red yarn strung all over the place
piecing things together nonsensically. Yet we know that messages are sent in publications all of the time. The nature of how this is done drives
many people to insanity, looking and looking, seeing things that are not there, trying to see patterns that do not exist.
The interesting part of this is however, there is no pattern. There is no pattern to recognize or drawing of connections from article to article.
Yet the messages are sent loud and clear. The idea that the messages are encoded has been seeded in our minds through article after article about
(some examples: www.nbcnews.com...
However there are other articles that seem to have no rhyme or reason, yet they pop up for what ever reason from time to time. Today I stumbled
across one of these articles that is masquerading as an ad, or a PSA. I was wondering if any of you get the same feeling or connection from this
I first learned of this style of communication when relating to research about Saudi Arabia and their method of sending out messages to those in the
know, and this one ticks all of the boxes.
1. Seemingly interesting premise
2. Meant for general consumption
3. Can be passed off as an add for it's "availability", while never naming a specific brand
4. Presence of words that do not quite fit the language used in the rest of the publication
5. Rather short article that seems to be rather pointless
Now exerts from said article that set my sense off.
The popular nosh was created as a kid-friendly iron supplement. But while the label listed “black food albumin” — translation: blood — as an
ingredient, most people didn’t know what they were eating, Munchies reports. Alas, a generation of tots came to love the ubiquitous blood bars,
which were cheaper and more accessible than candy. Now, these same Russian adults still have a soft spot for Hematogen — which is why it remains
available to this day.
In addition to a horde of jumbo-pack options being sold on Amazon, “you can actually go out and buy it right now in New York,” at Russian
specialty markets, says culture scholar Anastasia Lakhtikova, author of “Seasoned Socialism: Gender and Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life.”
Now, I could certainly be wrong, but this article comes across as both a warning, and a solution. It is a warning to those who consume blood from
possibly nefarious sources, and a solution in giving them an excuse of "it is for making candy!"
But who knows, maybe I am just seeing a phantom.