Here is something that popped into my head the other day.
Starting with the premise that when you work for "The Man" you are nothing but a number, if all numbers can be added or subtracted through mathematics, if the process of mathematics is the process of truth, and if the truth will always set you free, does that mean working for "The Man" equals Freedom?
If we know this truth to be false, can we trust any truth to be true? What about those truths we know to be true? Were they put there by "The Man", like peaches in a can? What about mathematics itself? Sure, math homework has and will always be an implement of "The Man" to break the will of children. But as you get older, you realize mathematics has some practical uses. Like the ability to Divide and Conquer. Or compute interest and see much money I had before the evil days of the volatile market.
Mathematics can also show us more about "The Man". Of course, "The Man" has six letters, but that's not important. Where it becomes weird is when you add up all the letters of The Man.
Seven is a very powerful number.
- Seven days of the week
- Seven minute abs
- Seven colors of the rainbow
- Seven Roman Emperors
- Seven deadly sins
- Seven days of creation
- and the seventh glyph of the Mayan calendar ends December 21, 2012
Yup, that's something The Man would do.