[quote="WoundedIcon, post:18, topic:270538"]
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.