Who sold their soul to the devil
Kanye West calls his new album "Yeezus". Like Jay-Z, he is already a satanic high priest for many conspiracy theorists online. Other pop satanists: Beyoncé, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. But what do the Illuminati have to do with it?
Cryptic Twitter messages announced Kanye West's sixth studio album first: "Yeezus", derived from West's nickname "Yeezy", it should be called. With his first hit "Jesus Walks" he was still looking for God's help. In 2006 he got himself with a crown of thorns for the cover of the American Rolling Stone taking photos. In the video clip for “Power” he presented himself as God, the new album already says “I Am A God”. This blasphemy, his huge success and secret hand signals are clear evidence, find some conspiracy theorists. Kanye West is a satanist, and he's not the only one in show business.
"Hip Hop goes Goth", attests a preacher in the countless YouTube videos that want to have tracked down Satanism in the entertainment industry. For metal or rock musicians who more or less flirt with dark symbolism and imagery, the association with the devil is nothing new. Marylin Manson and various black metal bands are avowed satanists. The new squad of devil worshipers, however, consists of hip hop and pop artists such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. The resourceful network scouts have gathered some evidence for this.
For example, on a photo, Paul McCartney makes a gesture that looks like the diver's sign for "okay". 666, "the number of the beast", is supposed to represent this hand signal and countless pop stars pose with the same gesture: Lil ‘Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj. Of course, the Mano Cornuto, the horned hand or heavy metal fries fork, as insiders say, is also very popular. This includes Michael Jackson and of course the inventor, Ronny James Dio from Black Sabbath. In the video for "Wassup", A $ ap Rocky performs a satanic ritual in a pentagram in front of the camera. Others openly report their obsession.
Beyoncé tells, for example, how Sasha Fierce, her extroverted stage persona, drives into her body when performing. The former gospel girl became vulnerable to the evil spirits through her connection with the satanic priest Jay-Z, who blasphemously calls himself Hov, derived from Jehovah. "Bow Down Bitches" - the bad influence recently showed on the new single of the once so good girl. Nicki Minaj also reports how one of her many alter egos, the angry Roman Zolanski, takes possession of her. Katy Perry, on the other hand, talks in an interview about having sold her soul and even Bob Dylan attributes his continued success to a deal with the "Commander-in-Chief". Such reports are piling up and that speaks for the mainly from the USA originating authors of the videos for facts. Well over half of all citizens there believe that God created the world.
The teaching of creationism in US schools testifies to the same terrifyingly unenlightened understanding of religion as all these videos and websites that prefer to believe in the incarnation of the incarnate than to grapple with the human abysses that open up in the success-fixated and unscrupulous entertainment industry. Song lines become a confession when Kanye, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj come out as "monsters" and rap about their evil deeds. Images, metaphors, symbols - have you heard of them? Let people die stupid, one might think. Due to the rapid spread and ubiquity of such rumors - conspiracy videos can be found among the recommendations in almost every video clip of a suspicious musician - but also a completely different question arises: What is truth on the Internet and who has the power to assert it?
This problem becomes most evident when the Illuminati suddenly come into play in almost all theories. And the Freemasons. Kanye West and Jay-Z, together with their Satanist student and Illuminati princess Rihanna, form triangles with their hands in the video for "Run This Town" and thus represent the eye of providence. This eye in a triangle, originally as the all-seeing eye of God known, was a symbol of the Freemasons. "With the second one sees better" - a covered eye not only reveals the ZDF as Freemasons alias Illuminati alias Satanists.
Truth determines who has power and the institutions of power construct them in order to maintain their hegemony - this is how one of Foucault's core theses can be summed up.
The power to which his career has helped Kanye West wants to use on his new album and accuses what is still going wrong in and for the black population of the USA. Under political texts, he musically lets loose a gloomy inferno from hell. He's angrier on "Black Skinhead". The enemy is the Christian, American middle class: "If I don’t get ran out by Catholics / here come some conservative Baptists". Is it a coincidence that the Satanist allegations come from the religiously extreme corners of this social class? And that there are many Afro-American pop stars among the suspects - in the center the music millionaires Kanye West and Jay-Z - who are said to have made a pact with the devil or even with the Illuminati for their success?
Potential members of secret societies like the Illuminati make themselves suspicious primarily because of their position, their influence and (monetary) success. Hence the conspiracy theories about their participation in decisive historical events such as the French Revolution or American independence, in which the balance of power was decisively upset. For the Christian investigators, it seems that there is no right thing to do when African-Americans gain influence. A poll revealed that 13% of Americans believe that Barack Obama is the Antichrist. The “god-fearing white Americans” are countering the loss of their supremacy - politically, financially and culturally - by spreading these conspiracy theories and (un) truths - by no means the first time in history.
In 1885, after being expelled from Freemasonry, Léo Taxil published a book on alleged satanic rituals and Luciferian orgies in the Masonic lodges. He used the suspicion of the Catholic Church to spread his story. It wasn't until 1891 that his hoax was exposed. Meanwhile, the power of the Vatican no longer needs to be associated with secret societies like Freemasons and Illuminati with devil worship. On the Internet, every truth is first and foremost on an equal footing, and facts like pipe dreams spread like that. Different power structures apply. Web 2.0, platforms such as Wikipedia and Youtube enable participation in the production of truth, but also viral broadband dumbing down. These theses are not only spread by people who take them at face value. So the other big question is why the stories of Kanye and the other pop satanists fall on fertile ground.
Lucifer and music have a long history together. Starting with the devil violinist Paganini or the blues musician Robert Johnson, many, according to legend, sold their souls for musical talent. Johnson allegedly signed a deal at an intersection that gave him the blues for which he is remembered to this day. For this he had to pay the price when he was 27 when he presumably died of syphilis. The power and seductiveness of music have always brought the devil in connection with dance and ecstasy. The Baphomet, the devil as a billy goat with female breasts and a pentagram on the forehead, is now a widespread depiction. The conspiracy theorists recognize him in Lady Gaga's costumes and discover him as outlines and shadows in Rihanna videos. In any case, the origin of this representation lies in the ancient mythical creature Pan. The creature with the lower body of a goat and the upper body of a human stood for sex, lust, wine and music. In pop music in particular, this Dionysian, which the Church had demonized in the Middle Ages, played a major role again - dance, ecstasy, the uncontrollable.
The Beatle Mania was already ecstatic and uncontrollable. Not only Led Zeppelin, whose guitarist Jimmy Paige was one of many self-confessed supporters of the British occultist Aleister Crowley, were assumed to have backward messages on their records. Proof that Paul McCartney was dead and replaced by a double is allegedly provided by "I'm So Tired". "Paul is dead" should be heard there and on "Revolution 9" the words "Turn me on, dead man". Danger Mouse provided a double reminiscence of the song when he sampled it for a remix of Jay-Z's “Lucifer” and incorporated a backward message: “I can introduce you to evil. Murder murder Jesus. 666. Catholics, I gotta murder them. “Gasoline in the fire for all those who consider him a satanic high priest anyway. But also for the publicity machine.
Jay-Z is only too happy to be shaped into a triangle with his hands or photographed in a sweater with the Crowley credo "Do what thou wilt". Whether the devil has told him or not, he knows how business is going. In an interview, he denied the connection to the Illuminati before admitting: "I'm an entertainer at the end of the day. Maybe I'll push your buttons but you know ... "
"Yeezus" will be released on June 18, 2013 on Def Jam / Universal Music. Jay-Z's “Magna Charta Holy Grail” will be released on July 4th (Independence Day).
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