Suspicions, Conspiracies, Music, and David
The other night I was so busy that I got home from work pretty late. And just before going to bed, I decided to do what a lot of other folks tend to do in our Internet-based culture: I wasted time and just surfed the web (and not just for all things David Archuleta!)
When you do things like that, you’d be amazed at the crazy, time-wasting information that’s out there. One persistent item that’s been rolling around for some time is the belief in the “Illuminati.”
For those not in the know, that’s supposed to be some secret society that promotes devil worship and the occult, and apparently, the powers that be in the music industry are involved. Supposedly, pop artists like Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Kanye West, Rhianna, and a host of others promote these beliefs through coded hand signs and other symbols in their music videos and concerts. (Ever wondered about that sign Jay-Z and his posse throws up at their shows? Have you pondered why so many artists, like Gaga and Ri-Ri, cover up one eye? Did Kanye and Jennifer Hudson sacrifice their mothers to achieve fame and success? It’s all part of the Occult! Gasp!)
A good conspiracy theorist promoting these ideas includes the Vigilant Citizen.
So, of course, if you believe all this about the music industry, this might help explain why David isn’t dominating the pop charts. He has not sold his soul yet!
Now, I tend to think this is all foolishness. Although I will admit this much: The moment David does a music video where he’s covering up one eye, promoting himself as the ancient Egyptian deity Horus or refers to himself as an alter ego (a la Beyonce’s “Sasha Fierce”) is the moment I start believing these rumors and myths.
Apart from that, Pfft!!!
These conspiracy theories really do illustrate that far too many of us have far too much time on our hands. Why can’t we do something more productive like, say, keep a blog about our favorite pop artist who’s NOT promoting evil and destruction? 🙂
As my mom always said: “An idle brain is the devil’s workshop,” and what better way for the Dark One to show his powers than to inhabit some idle Internet surfer’s mind with ideas that “devil worship” and the “occult” is all around us?
Now, do I think the music industry, as a whole, is nefarious and destructive for the masses? Absolutely! But for one reason only: they are PROMOTING MEDIOCRITY! That is far more destructive than any “secret occult sign” coded in a music video.
When a David Archuleta can’t get radio play but some piece of fluff fly-by-night schmuck dominates the airwaves, that seems to me more problematic than some “Illuminati” attempts to rule the world.
And let’s get real, folks: if the Illuminati is as powerful as they are rumored to be and are running the music industry, then why the heck are they incapable of selling music the way they used to in the days of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion?
Hmmm, could it be that “mediocrity” will never push the masses to clear the shelves?
We as Archies may have our own “conspiracy theories” and “suspicions” about Jive’s plans for David’s sophomore album, but I think it’s fair to rule out that it isn’t because David refuses to sell his soul to an occult secret society!