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Originally posted by TechniXcality
You know man, why place so much merit on the subjective interpretation of an artist’s perspective. In fact the majority of people don’t understand an artist’s perspective they just see a pretty picture and think to them selfs,"Wow if only I could drawl that". Why! Why do you place so much value in symbols the only value a symbol has is to the person/persons that’s subscribing to them. This is the problem with this thinking, as if some sinister force could control the masses by symbolism, that magically controls our subconscious. You are giving to much credence to objective symbols, being interpreted subjectively. What you are not understanding about symbols is this key point* for you to be influenced or even "manipulated" you must first understand the true meaning of the symbol! If you have no idea what it means it holds no power/or if you understand the symbol differently than the person who created the symbol it holds no power, so in other words for the symbol to hold power the interpreter of the symbol must understand the symbol just as the person who created the symbol. So essentially for you to believe these symbols can be used for sinister purpose you are contradicting your self. Only can something be sinister to the person experiencing that which is sinister to them. I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude but symbols seem to be mystifying people around these parts I just don’t get it...