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The London Olympics Mascot - 1984

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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:29 AM
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Obviously, the mascot for the 2012 london olympics is an artistic representation of crucial ideas from the dstopian novel 1984.

First, and most importantly, the novel takes place in the city of London. Second, we can note that the mascot is essentially a walking "Telescreen", the device by which Big brother spies on its people. Also, this Telescreen has one eye, like the frequent representations of big brother.

Analyzing this strange costume further, I notice that each character has a "M" and a "W" above its Telescreen. M for Man, and W for Woman, implying the compartmentalization and separation made in the oceanic society between men and women.




posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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Hmm....With all due respect, I think you are grasping at straws. I look at it and just see some odd,one eyed monster/alien.... Not some artistic interpretation of the book 1984.

Plus, you see an M and W above what are clearly the eyes of the creatures ( but you think the are telesecreens)?Where do you see any letters on the mascots?



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:35 AM
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Hmm. I try not to buy into the whole 2012 thing, but last year when I was having an episode I watched all the Rik Clay I could find.... lol.
(sorry mods, I know you dont like lol's and the like but sometimes you can't get around it :p)



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:40 AM
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I somewhat agree with your line of
thinking.

Good job!



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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Well, according to this article:

sports.yahoo.com...

The W and M are for Wenlock and Mandeville, the names of the mascots (the article is pretty entertaining, btw. It mentions the "design" process for the mascots).

And, you can go here:

www.mylondon2012.com...

to make your own mascot, make a boxing wenlock, or...become one of Mandeville's minions?



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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You can go look at other pictures if you'd like.

Anyone who has read the book should be able to understand that this is obviously the case.

How likely is it that all these different elements come together? The actual book takes place in London, for one. The Telescreen is a basic feature of Big Brother totalitarianism, and it isnt a secret that the western world particularly is entering such a world today. Than you have the one eye on the Telescreen, the eye of "providence", and the W and M exemplify the strict compartmentalization in oceanic society.

Im sorry. I dont usually make threads like this, but this is clearly, and undoubtedly the case. There is little room for being wrong here.





posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Clearly, most people here haven't read Orwell's '1984' because this mascot is a virtual representation of some of it's major themes.

This sure does seem to imply some socialistic - utopian conspiracy at the highest levels.

It's creepy. One part of you wants to reserves judgement - perhaps I'm over reading into this imagery, yet compared with the imagery in the book, almost every feature of the costume corresponds perfectly to an Orwellian idea in 1984:

London Olympics: 1984 takes place in London
A television shaped head with an eye: Telescreen, Big Brother (the eye) which monitors the Public
A 'W' and 'M' for woman and man: the systematic separation of the sexes in oceanic society. however, the distinction only becomes apparent with the M and W; overall, they are utterly alike in every way, reminding one of Huxleys unisex society in brave new world

Further, I find the woman costume to be more lively and authorative; the separation of the 'W' from the rest of the costume with a curve in between - a typical feminine symbol - implies some sort of superiority of the feminine over the masculine; the conical tip of the costume "connects" like an antenna (hence the three lines which often appear on devices with wifi) with some trans-personal realm. Conversely, the "M" (man) costume is fairly bland, and the head is shaped like a gear - i.e. as if to say, the feminine is the director (or driver) while the masculine the worker, or machine.

This points back to some fundamental metaphysical distinctions between the masculine and the feminine.

Is this costume symbolic of the subordination of the masculine to the feminine? As opposed to the traditional 'patriarchal' society we've all grown up with??

If a patriarchal society consists of a qualitative differentiation of masculine and feminine into specific gender roles (reflecting some cosmic pattern), then a "matriarchal' society would evince a lack of qualitative differentiation between genders. The masculine principle - which is the causative principle - would be stultified, while the feminine principle - which is the effective - would aggrandized. Differentiation - which means traditional morality - would lose esteem, while moral relativism, which is the ultimate whitewashing of ultimate moral values, would gain in esteem.

This is PRECISELY the direction our world has been heading. Clearly, the PTB consider 2012 as a boiling point in which mankind collectively transitions from the 'old world' into the 'new world' order. Is this the hidden significance behind the crazed popularization of 2012 end of the world theories???



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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They are the ugliest mascots ever created
with their one big eyes .. what are those cyclops suppose to represent ?

ahh yes .. the illuminati
just look the big dome they have builded for the olympics
it is even different from the original design
now they have pyramid with a bright at the top (where the all seeing eye is)

i would stay far from london if i were you
illuminati symbols all over the olympics
big ben wasnt renamed by the queen for nothing



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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I remember the Daily Mail doing an analysis of the 2012 mascots.

www.dailymail.co.uk...

Scroll down to the 5ht picture:

Camera's for eyes?

Odd.



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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There are two reasons: the fake one, created for the ignoramuses (who of course are dumb and ignorant enough to accept it as authentic), and the real one, understood by the elite - to understand this one, you need to be at least modestly educated, in philosophy, politics and literature (since it alludes to ideas in 1984), and literature in particular often finds inspiration from philosophy/sociology as anyone who's read any book worth reading would know. (take 'moby dick', as just one example of gnostic allegory)

This is an ancient methodology. Both Aristotle and Plato propound on the merits of there being 'two levels' of meaning: one for the man ruled by his passions (hence this idiotically stupid explanation of taxis, 3 Olympic medals, cameras for 'viewing' things)...and another for the philosophical minded.

The costume is philosophical - not 'conventional'.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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I'm sorry but those mascots are extremely creepy. I mean what the hell do they even have to do with the Olympics?There is definitely something weird about them...



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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At least the 2008 ones, kind of had to do with the olympics! And they were cute, not creepy.
edit on 17-7-2012 by ninaisarainbow because: Edit



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:44 AM
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Too biz are



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