2020: A Monolith Theory

The news and social media recently buzzed with excitement over the strange monoliths that appeared and disappeared around the world. A lot of people have theories…here’s mine.

I think it must be coordinated. It is odd how when one is taken down another is found soon after. It is also odd how no one sees it go up, but there is someone present to see it go down.

I also find it interesting that the ones who take responsibility for the removal are activists, protesters, or overzealous believers. One group said they were protecting the environment while another talked about religion and stopping illegal aliens.

Many people compare the mystery monoliths to the black monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the movie, the monolith represented an event or force that progressed/evolved mankind.

In each case, the monolith is taken down by groups who some could say are stopping our “evolution,” such as a government agency or activists or overzealous religious groups.

It is also interesting how the mayor of the second town to find a monolith didn’t mind the object’s appearance because it would help with tourism. The monolith soon disappeared, but this time unseen. Almost as if the mayor’s “greed” chased it away.

It is strange that the monoliths seem to be easier to remove each time—the one in California was shoved over. It is as if each attempt at progress is weaker as more “forces” try to prevent, threaten, or ignore it.

It sounds to me that the artist(s) (or aliens) are trying to say that we need to ignore the naysayers or those who wish to harm our growth—not just as a species but individually.

But, that is the nice thing about art (and mysteries), there can be multiple interpretations of the same event.

What is your theory about the monoliths? Art, aliens, a prank, or something else? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Until the next wormhole…thanks for reading.

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