I'm a little lost in here.. I'm new with this.. is this Mike who starts these discussions? The real Mike?
It might be a good idea for you guys to slow down, and think a bit longer before you post. Ha.
For me this album represents several things; From a completely Right brain perspective;
1) Hologram/Holographic World we live in. (Album Cover) & Catalyst Video (1:33 Broken Transmission/Interference).
2) Black Hole = Power of "A Thousand Suns". (Black hole war - Leonard Susskind)
3) NWO - Powerful Groups controlling the world and the people that live in it. (Police States) "God bless us every one, We're a broken people living under loaded gun, And it can't be outfought, It can't be outdone, It can't be outmatched, It can't be outrun. See "Wretches and Kings"...
4) The Industry and trying to break free. See "When they Come for Me"
and many other symbols and references. You just have to look very carefully. ;)