I’m going to break from the traditional post to try and convey a point about your humble narrator. I know some people are newer to this website, and possibly haven’t read through a lot of my posts where I explain my stance on all of this mix of conspiracy theories and pop culture, so I’m going to try and run a quick refresher.
Here’s the motivation for this post: I was recently commented on in my Predictive Programming of Forthcoming Rihanna Tragedy? post the following:
“I love Rihanna, truly I do. I love her music, her story, all that”.
Hmmmm. So you are telling people about Illuminati and it’s evils but you love one of their master puppets? OK. So you agree with all the nasty videos she puts out with her music videos that young girls want to copy? Let me guess you will be running around in a checkerboard outfit next. B/S!
The commenter quoted that first sentence directly from the post; those are my words. I gave smart-assy reply but that doesn’t quite address the issue (BTW thanks for the comment; I like every comment I get no matter whether they’re positive or negative- I tend to love the REALLY negative ones, those make me laugh, especially when they tell me to kill myself). So anyhow, time for the explanation.
I’m a typical east coast born and bred dude and I grew up listening to all this type of hardcore and explicit music I post about, all of the nasty little violent films I post about, and blazzey bla. Beneath all of the conspiracy theory and conjecture I like all this stuff (well, except for the Justin Bieber garbage). I love rap music, even though as I get older I tend to complain about how it’s getting worse.
I also love conspiracy theories. That’s the primary motivation behind IlluminatiWatcher.com. That’s why I tend to post a mixup from both worlds. It’s interesting to learn the theories and postulate new ones. All of the Illuminati signs are all over the entertainment industry and I like to point it out. That doesn’t mean I’m going to boycott all music from now on. I still love listening to everything from Lady Gaga to Metallica to Wu-Tang Clan to Juicy J (even though I see Gaga doing that damn ‘666’ hand gesture all of the time).
Rihanna is one of the dopest R&B/pop/rap singers around, I’ve got every one of her albums, and they never disappoint. She’s one of the biggest offenders of Illuminati type symbolism, but I don’t hold that against her. She also typifies what’s wrong with our culture in that she has a young fan base and started out fairly innocent and gradually got raunchier. I’m 100% ok with that on a personal level because I’m an adult (and a male…) and I don’t have any young daughters who are watching this stuff. I think if you have young children then you need to be aware that this stuff is going on so that you can figure out how you’re going to explain what’s going on. I’d like to think I can provide that service.
For instance, let’s take a look at a few shots from Rihanna’s latest video Pour It Up:
Oh my goodness, what is she doing!? I don’t know but in the words of R. Kelly, “I don’t miiiiind!” That doesn’t make it right for an impressionable 12 year old girl to look at this stuff if she looks up to Rihanna. So that’s the debacle here; she’s appealing to a large adult market who sinfully enjoy this stuff (me), but then she’s filling young girls’ heads with bad ideas. This is where the parents gotta step in ‘cuz there’s no way to stop this.
And as a side note; it’s not that everything Rihanna puts out is trashy, her albums are full of beautiful ballad type songs, like Stay or A Million Miles Away and so on.
And as another side note; for those who think I’m stretching it too far with the symbolism I point out in music videos, just know that for every video I post about I watch about three that don’t have anything. Case in point is Rihanna’s Pour It Up video, which I couldn’t find anything.
Here’s that video if you’re interested:
What say you all about that? Do I have to be 100% unplugged from the garbage in order to become enlightened?