Quit Blaming the Illuminati for Dire Pop Culture!


Perhaps you’re unaware of this trend, dear netizen, but in recent years there has been a marked increase in paranoid pundits on the Web, eager to point out how this or that crap music video is the work of the dreaded and mysterious “Illuminati”. Now you might have thought that fixing the International banking system, causing earthquakes and tsunamis, organizing baby sacrifices in the basement of the Whitehouse and such like might leave evil geniuses little time to futz about with mind-controlling former members of the Mickey Mouse Club, but then you wouldn’t be a “vigilant citizen” as one deluded fool likes to call his (her?) website, which is dedicated to uncovering these nefarious plots.

Yes, it’s not enough that Selena Gomez is simply a boring former child star struggling to find an adult identity, she has to be an automaton controlled by MK Ultra in the eyes of these alarmed folks.

The people who write this stuff see satanic ritual content in even the most innocuous and commonplace images: Vigilant Citizen going so far as to suggest that the butterflies favoured by Miley Cyrus’s previous incarnation, tween sensation Hannah Montana, are rife with occult meaning, foreshadowing as they do her transformation from Wholesome Product to Sleazy Product. Nope, um…they’re just butterflies: beloved by pre-teen girls and manufacturers of sparkly stickers alike. (Actually, I quite like sparkly butterfly stickers myself. Oh no! I’ve been brainwashed by the Illuminati!) And that there transformation from WP to SP, well…clearly you’ve never worked in Hollywood. (I have.) Finally, not to split hairs but any symbolism associated with creeping caterpillars morphing into fluttering butterflies is overwhelmingly positive and not generally understood as a metaphor for corruption.

Speaking of Miss Cyrus, her recent indulgences in epic bad taste (see VMA awards, August 25, 2013, if you must) are evidently laden with proof that she is but an Illuminati puppet, a “sacrificial lamb” according to VC and Youtube commenters of questionable intelligence.

I have been reading this bizarre nonsense for years and finally decided I have to speak out.

People lissen up! I’m only gonna deal with this subject the one time: whether we’re talking the grandma of crap pop videos herself (McDonna) or her even less interesting spawn (Britney) up to and including her slightly more interesting spawn (the Gaga woman), the fact of the matter is THERE IS NOTHING SPOOKY GOING ON, IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF SHIT. OK? Stop watching it maybe?

Here is what I have to say to each and every nutter who wastes their precious time thinking too much about subjects that require little actual thought, i.e. the “meaning” behind mainstream entertainment products:

You need to get a life and stop subjecting all this puerile crap to such intense and laughable over-analysis. This entire warped joke about the “Illuminati” has gotten completely out of hand! Most of the people, probably including you, who throw this word around are totally unaware of the fact that the only reason you even know about it is because of a wildly influential mid- 1970s satirical novel titled, The Illuminatus Trilogy (Roberts Shea and Wilson) which you almost certainly didn’t bother to read.

The point of the book, by the way, was to make a JOKE out of this notion: “what if all the nutters with conspiracy theories turned out to be right?!” It’s an intellectual wheeze about the nature of reality, people’s gullibility, psychedelia, quantum mechanics, JFK and a ton of other stuff that got thrown into the pot, but as usual, some twits with no sense of humour have decided to take it literally and waste their days poring over Kei$ha videos in search of MK Ultra subliminal messaging.

O. M. G. !!

Here’s a clue: the universal archetypes and forces for good / bad continually play themselves out over time, within the entertainment industry and outside of it too. This does not mean that some cackling super-villains (who may or may not shape-shift into enormous reptiles when no one is looking) secretly control the planet which they accomplish by spending their precious time directing pop videos with screamingly obvious “symbolism”: oh wow, a pentagram and some wolves – a sure sign that the Illuminati is behind things!!!

If certain themes suggest themselves to you when wasting your time watching this lame stuff then so what? Besides being a testament to the hodge-podge “throw everything into the soup” style typical of LA video directors, all it means is that certain universal patterns repeat: children grow up and start to have sex: innocence gets experienced; industries lose sight of their original ideals: artists become whores.

But there’s good news too: heroes survive ordeals; thinkers pierce the veil of superstition with intelligence and reason; curiosity inspires individuals to make great discoveries; compassion gives people courage to fight for justice.

It is also worth mentioning that I have noticed that pretty much everyone pushing this Illuminati-MTV rubbish is a born-again Christian with their own agenda. Not sure if that applies to you but either way, I suggest you get your head out of the gutter and stop watching and thinking about all this garbage. You aren’t helping anyone, human, god (or devil), by stoking up insane paranoid nonsense. We all have choices of what to spend our time looking at and listening to and if you choose to spend hours watching the VMA awards then it serves you right if you get sick to your stomach! Read a book instead. (Maybe even the Illuminatus Trilogy to give yourself some perspective.)

Or learn how to play an instrument and make real music with real friends. Above all, just ignore the low-grade doodoo that Hollywood constantly squeezes out.

Or are you already too addicted/obsessed? OOH! Looks like they got you…..

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The actual Illuminati, the historical one founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776 Bavaria, was dedicated to ending superstition and promoting women’s education. Now isn’t that ironic!

So the real crime here is not the questionable messaging inherent in incorporating teddy bears into a sex-laden skit featuring a former tween sensation but the fact that the desire to shock reigns supreme in the world of pop music.

You know what would truly be shocking?

If someone just got up there and sang a good song straight from the heart.

As if!


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8 Responses to “Quit Blaming the Illuminati for Dire Pop Culture!”

  1. gena jones Says:

    You are obviously uneducated as you can’t spell correctly!

    • 66witches - Cultural Detective Says:

      One of the laziest and most pathetic ways to dispute a person’s superior intellect is to catch them out on an irrelevant typo or two. No, Gena it is YOU who are obviously incapable of critical thinking and meaningful debate.

      • YeahRight Says:

        66witches..cute name..SURE THERE IS NO ILLUMINATI. You are arrogant not superior. your ignorance is your bliss! good luck to you… you know the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing folks he didn’t exist.

      • 66witches - Cultural Detective Says:

        The devil doesn’t exist. It’s a Christian religious construct. Stupidity exists. Corruption exists. Human flaws exist. Tumours pressing on specific regions of the brain that generate violent and perverse sexual fantasies exist. The results of acting on stupidity, corruption, flaws and brain tumours are what the religious fanatics and the un-subtle of mind term “evil”. I suggest that you work on your material a bit more. It’s not very compelling, YeahRight (not a cute name).

  2. u guys are stupid Says:

    Now guys, Illuminati does exist but not in the way u think alright? If u think they don’t exist, we have already lost you, sorry. Pop culture isn’t blamed. It is already a part and a very big instrument of public brainwashing.
    You both are right, satan doesn’t exist (religious bullshit) but illuminati does exist. There are many evidences. For example many families (they trace the internet so no names). They have nearly all the countries’ national banks.
    The youtube videos that show SEX words and such are bullshit. They aren’t that stupid. The people who believe those have never heard of the 25th frame technique. Like I said, these are just part of a global brainwashing project called the “Monarch Project”.
    Thank you for paying attention, I hope you wake up…

    • 66witches - Cultural Detective Says:

      OK, this one not quite so rational as the previous. I assure you I am not “asleep”. I was aware of this stuff at least 37 years ago. Since I first saw the 10 hour live stage version of “The Illuminatus Trilogy”, as a child in London, in fact. (My parents were unusual.) Since that time I have done much research into power elites, the occult, international banking, covert operations and many of the other related areas of murk that are usually thrown into the present-day Illuminati theory pot. As I always try to remind myself and others, non-dualistic thinking is the way forward, the way to clear thinking and reasonable conclusions. So, the fact that I do not believe in a central organization that is in control of the world, working together to enslave humanity does NOT mean that I disagree that much of humanity is currently enslaved, nor deny that there are nefarious individuals who would feel fine about bathing in liquified diamonds while the masses screamed with hunger outside their bathroom door. It’s not an either/or. This is one of the biggest issues I have with the people pushing this theory at the moment: if you don’t see it their way then you are one of the “sheeple” or, as you put it, “asleep”. Wrong-o. I am one of the most ardent critics of governmental, religious and corporate control. I am not a patriot for I feel at home in no nation, though I like the planet a lot. I do not subscribe to any belief systems, though I do try to follow some basic principles that seem correct. What I have generally found to be the case, as an independent researcher, is that it is pretty difficult, next-to-impossible, to do much in this world without leaving some kind of record. This is why I’m a big fan of things like the Freedom of Information Act and efforts to declassify top secret info and people like Edward Snowden. From what I see, there are a number of different power elites in this world, vying for top-dog position. They have huge ideological differences and though they may be playing the same game, they are not working together. When you say “the illuminati exists”, I guess I wonder what you mean. Do you think there are people who call themselves that and knowingly operate (though secretly) under that banner? Or is it just a popular term that has gained currency and which you are using to identify people in the shadow government? If the latter, then perhaps we have more in common than either of us realizes. In which case, I would advise that you drop the silly term when talking about whoever it is you are referring to and get more specific. Thanks for reading and writing. Those are both good things to do to keep the mind working and…awake. x

  3. u guys are stupid Says:

    Well, plus 66Witches, you are right. Human error and corruption exist, not satan, you are right about that. But you should look more objectively not try as hard as you can to superiorise your personal ideas. Just think about what I say.
    P.S. Illuminati WAS an association of fine religion and science but when the Catholic Church got control of europe, the science and religion spread and only science stayed on foot. The more religious (jew symphatisants) ones stayed alive as an underground secret association

    • 66witches - Cultural Detective Says:

      Thank you for adopting a rational tone in this communication. Can you provide me any evidence that your view is true? I am always willing to consider evidence – as opposed to speculative “connection-making” between disparate facts. Thank you.

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