I did a quick Bing search and there were a lot of different theories. Can you do a quick search? Then you can investigate and discuss. There really are too many for me to start listing them here for you.
This is the first I’ve ever seen or heard of this being done. I typically avoid all of the celebrity stuff though.
Its a revision of “see no evil”. We already know that “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” does not include “do no evil”; so we might as well keep one eye open to make sure we’re doing evil halfway right.
Okay, the serious response is:
Lady Gaga frequently uses the “Eye of Horus” gesture, symbolic of the All-Seeing Eye (her left eye is in her hand, it can look like the A-ok sign). Supposedly it goes back to ancient occult practises. I’d link to the website but I’m not positive that its appropriate… You could do a google search for one of those terms to learn more.
I meant mine to be a bit of a tension breaker, as the OP seemed a little bit worried about the nature of it. Figured seeing our beloved Pope doing it might put his/her mind at ease until someone comes up with a serious answer. Plus, that picture is hilarious.
I wasn’t trying to “get on” you all for joking a bit at all. I’m sorry if it came across that way. I was genuinely concerned about alienating a new member. I have no problems with joking. It looked like it could get out of control is all.
This whole trend being the “eye of Horus” thing seems a little more likely when you see things like that Kanye West video loaded to the brim with Egyptian and Masonic imagery. It’s more than a little creepy, but I try not to think too much about conspiracies or anything of that sort because I really have no way of knowing what’s actually going on. Although I can certainly understand why some people tend towards such theorizing, seeing as it’s not all together improbable that such things can happen when you look back at history. MK-ULTRA anyone? So I don’t like to throw the possibility baby out with the probability bathwater.
Pretentious artists have always coopted the occult; it adds to their mystique and sense of “otherness.” However, I’m not at all unfamiliar with the theories (in my younger days, I took the ultimate conspiracy theory primer course, aka David Icke.) There’s no doubt in my mind that the architects of pop culture have an agenda, but things like this I don’t put much stock in.
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