Whitney Houston and the crazy occult conspiracy

The Latest Conspiracy Theory: Whitney Houston’s Death Was an Occult Sacrifice | Michigan Skeptics Association.

Michigan Skeptics Association has a post about one of those “You just can’t make this stuff up” conspiracy theories.

This new conspiracy theory is a very good example of just how detached it’s believers can be. The author goes through a long and convoluted story on how the music industry is, in fact, a secret society of Illuminati and Satan worshippers. The music industry’s goal is simple. They lure innocent people with talent to Hollywood, convince them to sign a contract, then drain their life force until such a time that they are no longer useful. They then sacrifice then to their demon overlords. Makes perfect sense, right?

From Occult and Music blog:

Even though there is tons of research proving it, many people don’t believe that there is a secret society that controls the music and film industry. This is mostly due to ignorance and those people that make this claim are usually the ones who have done zero research into the topic. They simply make these statements because they don’t want to awaken from their celebrity dream world and that is ok. This is why the owners of the matrix put so much money and time into promoting celebrities, because the celebrities are the stars that keep the matrix alive to billions.

Tip: A_Damn_Bourque on Twitter (Adam Bourque)

The story is loaded with Satan, numerology, life forces, witches, all sorts of nasty stuff. It also includes mention of Madonna as the High Priestess of the Super Bowl. She has a high ranking in the secret society within the music industry. (Duh!)

I’m not surprised that the entertainment industry can warp your soul and suck out your life blood – I’m speaking metaphorically. Yet, I suspect I would not be impressed with their “tons of research proving it” – they seem to be speaking literally. It’s hard not to laugh but consider this… PEOPLE REALLY BELIEVE THIS STUFF!!!

That’s the scariest story of all. And, it’s happening to the memory of Whitney.

Hell! No.

  11 comments for “Whitney Houston and the crazy occult conspiracy

  1. Sam
    February 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Good Grief, These people are sick. And it’s sad to see so many falling for such nonsense. Here’s the link to the Madonna story which someone tweeted to me when i tweeted I enjoyed the Madonna halftime show. http://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/madonnas-superbowl-halftime-show-a-celebration-of-the-grand-priestess-of-the-music-industry/
    Funny how the words “World Peace” has to them become a PR slogan for the new world order, sigh
    It’s entertainment and that is all it is……

  2. February 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Pop quiz

    1. If you had to guess, which do you think would be a bigger population: the “skeptical community” or people who believe something like the linked stories?

    I know which one I would bet on.

    2. How do you think these beliefs would stack up against those who hold to evolution? No, really. A slight majority of Americans “believe in evolution.” But in reality, less than 20% of Americans support evolution as a strictly natural process, rather than some sort of “evolution guided by God.”

    http://www.religioustolerance.org/ev_publia.htm

    Even amongst those with a postgraduate education, this number is barely higher than those who believe in creationism.

    http://www.religioustolerance.org/ev_public.htm

    And those are recent numbers, a testament to the small but growing secular movement in America.

    Evolution of course has no guidance other than species adaptation and propagation. That’s the entire point, it happens for very simple, demonstrable reasons.

    I guess my point is, we see these sorts of beliefs, and we immediately think it is some random crazed person. But it’s not. Variants of certain core concepts are actually believed by lots of people. While I think the jury is out on whether the internet has increased such beliefs, it has surely made it more likely for others to know of them. But it seems like most “educated elites” have a “if I ignore it, it will go away” mentality on this. Look at some of the culture war issues that keep popping up this year. Look at the presidential race. How’s ignoring working out for ya?

    • Massaschusetts
      February 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM

      I think this site is an example of a group of people who aren’t ignoring these issues and jus letting the propagation of unfounded or poorly though out beliefs continue unopposed.

      The skeptical community is probably a lot smaller, especially since you define their opposition rather broadly I’d say. I think the internet does have a role in spreading ideas: good ideas, bad ideas, sound ideas, whacky ideas, skepticism, paranormal enthusiasm, you name it. It’s acted as a lens that has amplified just about everything and speeded the process up significantly.

  3. February 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    And if you want proof. Don’t just read the blog post on Occult and Music (linked in the OP). Go look at the comments. How many there are. How they are not working off of a specific shared text but a larger concept.

    Remember, ignore it, and it will just go away. Right?

    • Massaschusetts
      February 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

      I’m always shocked by the quality, or lack there of, of so many comments on web articles. There’s clearly a lot of ignorance out there, not to mention fear, hatred and paranoia.

  4. Massaschusetts
    February 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I don’t know, could it be a spoof? Bringing in the matrix and such, and the Madonna / high priestess stuff may be intended as satire. Then again, maybe there are people whacky enough to believe this.

    Conspiracy theorists are a strange lot: on one hand, they are very intelligent to come up with some of the convoluted, creative machinations they put forth. But on the other hand, how can they possibly believe the crazy, unfounded stuff they disseminate? Clever but Crazy? I just don’t know.

    • February 18, 2012 at 1:39 PM

      That’s kind of what I’m getting it, the immediate reaction sensible people have to this is “you can’t be serious.” But they are. This is part of the larger Illuminati belief system, specifically a subset that all celebrities and politicians are part of this anti-Christian satanic Illuminati. And that they constantly provide us with clues and symbolism. Does the old “Proctor and Gamble’s logo is satanic” thing ring a bell? It was part of this. This sort of stuff has been associated with pop stars for years. And while perhaps it originates, or is most elaborated upon by people we would consider to have mental illness, it then propagates well past that to “normal” people to scratch other itches and resentments.

      It’s the sort of thing routinely promoted by America’s arch-conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. A good friend of presidential candidate Ron Paul, who has repeatedly appeared on Jones’ show. Starting to understand why so many Paul supporters are obsessed with the idea that he is the only good politician? Starting to see how the crazy is more than a nut wearing a tin-foil hat in an apartment full of cats?

      It appears in various guises: the Baal worship at the Bohemian Grove, the idea that all celebrities and politicians go to great satanic orgies ala the movie Eyes Wide Shut, where they are then serviced by mind controlled sex slaves (this meme is a persistent one in the black helicopter brigade, probably hitting its biggest prominence with Candy Jones and Long John Nebel (google it) and then later with the bizarre notion that Jeff Gannon, the prostitute turned right-wing political hack and audience plant for the Bush II press conferences, was actually the mind controlled version of a child who had disappeared decades earlier), the watch for “freemason” and “occultic” symbols in movies, music, and even architecture (remember Glenn Beck arguing that NBC was part of a fascist conspiracy because of the nature of Rockefeller Center’s 1930s art deco architecture?). And of course, it then interdigitates with older classic conspiracy theory chestnuts of the sort described by many observers including Hofstadter.

  5. February 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    So the idea of a grand occult Satanic conspiracy to destroy America is crazy talk, right?

    Don’t tell that to Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who believes mainline Christians (never mind the usual suspects like academics, or entertainers for that matter) are part of the plot.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_02/santorum_to_mainline_protestan035489.php

    • idoubtit
      February 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM

      Santorum makes my head hurt. And he makes me fear for this country. His ideas suggest women and all non-white, non-conservative-christians are all worth less than him as human beings. His comment are so out of whack that I find it difficult to take him seriously. But, people follow him, like lemmings off a cliff.

  6. February 19, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    “His comment are so out of whack that I find it difficult to take him seriously. But, people follow him”

    And that is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make. We can’t ignore the crazy because we find it too crazy. Or because it is too terrifying to realize how many millions of countrymen support the crazy or worse.

    In “Demon Haunted World,” Sagan painted the issue of a rational populace as an existential problem for a healthy society, lest it risk following the path to suicidal madness. It’s sometimes hard to see how belief in Bigfoot or auras is connected to dire political crisis. And yet, well, just keep watching.

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