I was watching America Unearthed and as usual, some host was portraying hidden meanings in various structures. Again, as usual, the hidden meaning was connected to the Free Masons. It seems on every show these days every host claims some connection to the Free Masons or the Knights Templar. It is really getting quite old.
As I watched the show and the pretend interviews with various so called experts it was unenlightening. The host pretended to have no idea how the structures were connected or why they had been placed in a particular alignment across this massive city. And then at the end of the show, oh my glob, the host has a realization that the structures in fact align with Orion’s belt. This leads to a jump to a supposed connection between a mosaic in grand central station and these connections going back to the alignment of the ancient pyramids with Orion’s belt. As it happened, the structures were all either made by or designed by Free Masons or brought to the city by Free Masons. In a superman like leap of logic – this means the Free Masons reach farther back in history than originally believed – to ancient Egypt in fact.
As I watched show after show tonight make superhuman leaps of logic in an effort to uncover or decode secret hidden meanings, I had to wonder – Why does there always have to be some hidden meaning? Sure there are some cool things in history that did indeed have hidden meanings. Some things in history merely required decoding.
The problem is, not all things created in the past have any connection to anything else nor any hidden message. My theory is, if there were particular regions, creations, structures, sculptures, etc that were meant to carry a message for future generations, then wouldn’t there be someone or something with which to decode them? Would they merely have been left so ambiguously for future civilizations?
What is more is that civilizations have a tendency to steal beliefs and art and designs and structures from past civilizations. The Romans stole their art and architecture and religion from the Greeks. The Romans were not the first to steal such things. Countless empires of people have done the same. This is why we see such similarities in very different civilizations from different time periods. It is not some secret hidden meaning, it is merely imitation.
Why do people continuously seek out connections between civilizations of the past with other civilizations of the past? Why do we have this incessant need for everything to have meaning? Is it so hard to accept that civilizations rise and fall? Organizations die out. Societies die out. People live and die without leaving anything behind with which to remember them by. In the history of humanity, millions upon millions of individuals have lived lives that at their time may have felt purposeful, may have been important, may have made significant contributions to their people, may have left family and friends behind to remember them but at some point, those people too passed on as did those who remembered them and the memory, the markings on tombstones, all remnants of the lives lived – have ceased to exist.