posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 12:23 AM
reply to post by Doomsday 2029
Let me start by saying I do believe that there are small and big conspiracies that effects the world and i never take things at face value, but the
associations you draw are very weak and easily could be coincidence. Our society is full of symbolism; that is the nature of human culture. Every
symbol you show, is used in in every corner of the world, of course they show up in movies. Further fight club is a movie about secret societies and
enlightenment. It is not a stretch to think that the set designers and director of photography added to the semiotics of the movie by throwing in lots
of spooky symbols.
Further, where you saw symbols I often saw unavoidable tricks of light bound to show up in an long piece of film with dramatic lighting and consumer
logos that permeate our society. Is the standard recycling symbol part of a conspiracy or just something that is easy to remember as a symbol from
recycling? We need some symbol for recycling, can you come up with one that is not reminiscent of some arcane symbol that at some time has been
associated with conspiracy?
In all investigations, experimental science, detective work, statistics, there is the signal/noise problem also called the false negatives/false
positives problem. The harder you look for something the more often you will find it, even if it is not there. It is as important to throw away false
leads and find true ones because false insights, distract you from the truth, lead you to the wrong conclusions and undermione your credibility when
you have to convince someone less paranoid. There are many ways to tell if you have gone of the deep-end into the realm of paranoia using some
rational methods. Here are two:
1) Assume the people running the conspiracy are intelligent and somewhat rational. Are they making the best use of their time, money and risk of
discovery in doing this activity. Is the payoff to their goals worth the cost? What do the conspiracy have to gain by tampering with this movie? Is it
the best use of their resources to achieve whatever goal?
2) Look for facts and evidence that contradict your thesis not just the ones that support it. The overall message of fight club is very anti
authoritarian and the protagonist is clearly crazy. How does that fit in with your hypothesis that the conspiracy wants to use this movie to
desensitize us to conspiracies. Is this the best use of their time and resources?
3) Look at something that you are confident is not part of the conspiracy or has the opposite agenda and try to find facts that prove it is? If
hollywood is filled with conspiracies, find an independent of comparable length and subject matter and see if you can turn it into a conspiracy film.
If you can, your paranoia level is too high.