reply to post by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
First impressions after ten minutes of viewing:
video on symbolism
There's a lot of misdirection and mischaracterization here. I won't dispute the facts...but the kind of thinking this video is using is like this:
I have a cat.
Cats are solitary creatures that kill mice for fun. They are traditionally associated with witches, and black cats with bad luck. In ancient egypt,
there were cults to Mafdet, a goddess associated with execution. And looking to more recent times, let's not forget that cats can have fleas, and
fleas were responsible for transmitting the bacteria that caused the black plague resulting in millions of deaths throughout europe.
Therefore, what can we conclude about this guy LordBucket who owns a cat?
Again, I won't dispute the facts. But if we try hard enough to look for connections, sometimes we might find some that aren't really warranted. Yes,
Starbucks has what they're calling a siren in their logo. And in terms of mythology, sirens were creatures who lured sailors to them. It's not such a
stretch to think that a corporation would like the idea of a logo symbolizing customers being lured to their "waters." That water being coffee in this
Now, yes...the sirens did lure sailors to their death
. So one could argue that the symbolism of the Starbucks logo is customers being lured to
coffee, which then kills them. But if we look at the actual full image of the logo, before it was cut off, we see that the actual imagery is a little
unusual. The "siren" is being depicted as a mermaid with two tails. Two tails being held open by that mermaid with her hands on her ankles as if
spreading her legs wide for easy access.
This is about sex. Not death. That mermaid is saying "come hither and partake of my waters." Not "drink my coffee, you're gonna die!"
Will continue watching, But so far, it's mostly just frustrating. Yes, symbolism does exist. And, symbols can be used to communicate. But if you look
hard enough for sinister meaning in things, it's very possible to find it even where none was intended.
I don't see anyone suggesting that having a cat implies bad luck, demon worship, witchcraft, plagues or executions.
edit on 26-2-2011 by LordBucket because: (no reason given)