You probably recall recently that I wrote about my new favorite TV show, Gravity Falls. Well, according to conspiracy theorists, I am now being influenced by the Illuminati.
When I really like something like a Movie, or a TV show, I like to learn about what goes into creating it, so I was researching Gravity Falls. As I searched, I came
across a conspiracy theory website that claims that the Illuminati is
brainwashing children into accepting their control by
planting subliminal messages in Gravity Falls so that they will accept
them when they take over the world. The person who wrote the article
had gone over the opening credits and the first episode frame by frame
and found a bunch of Illuminati and Masonic symbols. Mainly the
All-Seeing-Eye, from the back of the US one dollar bill.
claim that Grunkle Stan is a Mason because he wears a Fez like the
Shriners. This may actually be true, because in one episode he claims
that "The boys at the lodge" wouldn't go fishing with him because "They
don't 'like' or 'trust' me." But even if "The Lodge" is a Masonic Lodge, and he is supposed to be a Mason,
that doesn't mean that the Illuminati are using his character to send
subliminal messages to children. In fact, if they really are, they are doing their own cult a whole lot more harm than good.
Grunkle Stan is a
terrible role-model. He's usually portrayed as a buffoon, and he could
even be considered a criminal for a variety of less than legal things he has done. Fleecing tourists, counterfeiting money, robbing a garage sale, forging safety inspection certificates. Not someone you would want as an ambassador of your organization.
He is also extremely lazy, to the point
that in one episode he wouldn't even get off the couch to change the channel. The TV announced that he was watching the "Black-And-White-Period-Piece-Old-Lady-Boring-Movie-Channel." and he just
sat there, screaming in horror for Dipper and Mable to change the channel because
he couldn't find the remote. The kids weren't even home, so when they
didn't come, he ended up watching the movie anyway, sobbing loudly over
the romantic drama that he had so desperately wanted to avoid.
If anyone who is the least bit familiar with
the Illuminati watched the
show, they would be able to tell that it is not promoting them, but that it's completely lampooning them. Saying this show is a
tool of the New World Order, is like saying that South Park is a tool of churches to convert new followers.
It got worse as I started reading the comments section
under the article. (Yeah I know, comments section, big mistake) None of
these people had ever watched a single episode for themselves, and they
based their conclusions on the 10 or so screen-shots provided by the
Cuckoo-Clock that wrote the article. One terrified reader said "Oh. No!
My cousin loves this show! I'm gonna go tell her the creator is a Satan
One of the commenters claimed that Grunkle
Stan's name probably came from Satan. Apparently, because some ancient languages leave out the vowels, Stan actually
is SA-tan. This made me laugh, because I know where the name Stan came
from. Unless Alex Hirsch's Grandpa was named for Satan, that argument
falls flat on its face.
In the show Mable always wears a
different crazy sweater in every episode. Cat sweaters, star sweaters, mushroom
sweaters, heart sweaters, nothing most normal people would wear. In
the opening credits she
is seen plugging in an electric sweater decorated with her name, stars,
and a rainbow that all light up. The conspiracy theorists claim
that she is using, and I quote, "Over the rainbow elecroshock mind
control programming." End Quote.
One person thought
that seeing a sign for $20 and the number 15 on another sign soon after,
meant that something big would happen (In real life) in the year 2015,
while another thought that the $ Dollar sign shaped like an S, an
Eyeball shaped like an O, and the first letter of the word Sale, stood
for SOS and that stood for Synagogue of Satan. I couldn't make this
stuff up if I tried!
Eventually I had to quit reading. I
could almost feel my IQ dropping as I read their ridiculous theories
about the show. These poor people are so paranoid and delusional! They
obviously can't think for themselves, and they rely on fear-mongers to
do their thinking for them. How they function in the real world without
collapsing into a quivering ball of terror is beyond me.
This show is all about the weird and unexplained, and the Illuminati definitely fit into that category. If everyone who believed in conspiracy theories would learn how to think for themselves, they would see just how funny this show is and how well it spoofs everything they're afraid of. But if conspiracy theorists could think for themselves, they probably wouldn't be conspiracy theorists any more, would they? :p