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“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” Animal Farm by George Orwell.
The word Menetekel* is literally interpreted as a "threatening sign", it plays a central role in an Old Testament story that deals with the power of information. It is an interesting story about symbols and sovereignty of interpretation. I think it is now more relevant than ever to understand the codes of information.
In the Stone Age cave, it was the shaman who told everyone what to believe, in the biblical anecdote or aphorism the interpreter is a prophet and today? We all produce loads of information and are S.M. specialized interpreters, YouTube trained experts, Wiki and so on…scientists. It's an information battle of Biblical dimensions, but most of it is just garbage… Here is my interpretation of it. Read more...
*see also Belshazzar's Feast by Rembrandt
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