Monday, October 2, 2017

Singing For Satan---Part 3


  This week I continue my once-per-month series of posts regarding an informal study I undertook in the early 1990s regarding rock and pop music. The purpose of my study (and the background to it) can be read in the first installment of August 7, 2017. If you have not read that post, I strongly encourage you to do so before reading this installment. I will only repeat here the seven (7) evil elements that pervade today's music:

1. Violence/Murder/Suicide
2. Nihilism/Despair
3. Drug and alcohol glorification
4. Adultery/ Fornication and sexual perversion
5. The occult
6. Rebellion against lawful superiors
7. Blasphemy against God, Jesus Christ in particular, and the Church



 The exposing of the bands/artists continues.


Bruce Springsteen
Considered a relatively "nice guy" and an American patriot, rock superstar Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (b. 1949), is actually an apostate Catholic who stands for violence, sexual perversion, and blasphemy. He is known as "the Boss" (because he used to collect and distribute the money to his band members in the early years of his career) and "the Jersey Kid" because of his fondness of his home state of New Jersey. He plays with his group "The E Street Band" and has sold more than 120 million records worldwide. He has won an astounding twenty (20) Grammy Awards, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (inducted 1999), and was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Obama in 2016. 

Springsteen was married in 1985 to Julianne Phillips; the couple soon divorced and he was "remarried" to Patti Scialfa in 1991. He and Scialfa have three children. Last September, Springsteen put out his autobiography entitled Born to Run, after one of his most popular songs. I have updated my material on Springsteen and it is reflected herein this post.



"Brainwashed" by Catholicism

 Baptized in the One True Church in 1949, Springsteen claims his music was "influenced" by his Catholic upbringing but declares himself an agnostic. He states, " [Much of my music is a result of] being completely brainwashed by Catholicism in my formative years. It’s given me a very active spiritual life – and made it very difficult for me sexually!" (We will see from his songs that he has little problems being deviant). 

 He blames his Catholic school education for his departure from the Church. "My knuckles classically rapped, my tie pulled ’til I choked… All business as usual in Catholic school in the fifties. Still, it left a mean taste in my mouth and estranged me from my religion for good." However, he ends his attack on the Church by saying, "... 'I don’t participate in my religion but I know somewhere…deep inside…I’m still on the team." 

 Springsteen, who is of Irish and Italian ethnicity, talks about his Catholic neighborhood in New Jersey as revolving around "The Church, the Church, the Church." He adds, "We saw every wedding every funeral in town because we lived next door[to a Catholic Church] so there was always a show going on. Someone was always getting married or getting dead so it was an enormous center of my childhood life." Springsteen maintains his agnosticism, despite accusations that he’s growing more "spiritual" with age. (See Born to Run and associated interviews such as https://hollowverse.com/bruce-springsteen/). 

Springsteen: Supporter of Sodomites and Other Perversions

  Bruce Springsteen has been a long-time supporter of sodomite "marriage" and so-called "LGBT rights." In 2010, he refused to join a benefit concert at the Inauguration of (Springsteen fan) Chris Christie as governor of New Jersey due to his opposition to sodomite "marriage," and even though he supports "domestic partnerships." 

On December 9, 2009, Springsteen released this statement via his official website:

Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I've been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton...I've long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine when he writes that, 'The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is -- a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.' I couldn't agree more with that statement and urge those who support equal treatment for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to let their voices be heard now.(Emphasis mine)

In April of 2016, he cancelled a concert in North Carolina to protest a law enacted which would prevent transgender perverts from using the bathroom of their choice rather than the one which conforms to their body parts. Springsteen made the following public statement via his website:

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards. (Emphasis mine)

Springsteen believes that perverts being able to leer at others in bathrooms for the opposite sex is a "human right" and those who oppose them are (ostensibly) for tyranny, because he labels the pro-perverts as "freedom fighters." 

For a man who claims the Church made it "difficult for him sexually," his song Reno extols a hook-up with a prostitute WARNING! VERY GRAPHIC AND PERVERSE LYRICS:

She took off her stockings, I held them to my face. 
She had your ankles, I felt filled with grace. 
"Two hundred dollars straight in, 
Two-fifty up the a**," she smiled and said. 
She unbuckled my belt, pulled back her hair, 
And sat in front of me on the bed. 
She said, "Honey how's that feel, do you want me to go slow?" 
My eyes drifted out the window, down to the road below. 

I felt my stomach tighten. The sun bloodied the sky 
And sliced through the hotel blinds. I closed my eyes. 
Sunlight on the Amatitlan, sunlight streaming through your hair. 
In the Valle de dos Rios, smell of mock orange filled the air. 
We rode with the vaqueros, down into cool rivers of green. 
I was sure the work and that smile coming out 'neath your hat 
Was all I'd ever need. 
Somehow all you ever need's, never really quite enough you know.
You and I, Maria, we learned it's so. 

She slipped me out of her mouth, "You're ready," she said. 
She took off her bra and panties, wet her finger, slipped it inside her,
And crawled over me on the bed. 
She poured me another whiskey, 
Said, "Here's to the best you ever had." 
We laughed and made a toast. 
It wasn't the best I ever had, 

Not even close. (Vulgarity redacted by me)

His song I'm On Fire is about a pedophile yearning after an underage girl:

Hey little girl, is your daddy home
Did he go away and leave you all alone
I got a bad desire
I'm on fire
Tell me now baby is he good to you
Can he do to you the things that I do
I can take you higher
I'm on fire
Sometimes it's like someone took a knife baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley
Through the middle of my soul
At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the
Middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire
I'm on fire (Emphasis mine)

The song Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) describes a man attempting to seduce a young girl:

Spread out now Rosie, doctor come cut loose her mama's reins
You know playin' blind man's bluff is a little baby's game
You pick up little dynamite, I'll pick up little gun
And together we're gonna go out tonight and make that highway run
You don't have to call me lieutenant, Rosie, and I don't want to be your son
The only lover I'm ever gonna need's your soft, sweet, little girl's tongue
And Rosie, you're the one (Emphasis mine)

Hungry Heart tells the story of a man who abandons his wife and children in pursuit of hedonistic "fun":

Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack
I went out for a ride and I never went back
Like a river that don't know where it's flowing
I took a wrong turn and I just kept going

Springsteen: Praising Theft and Murder

In his song Eldridge Avenue (aka Stolen Car), Springsteen extols his love for a stolen car:

I'm driving a stolen car
Down on Eldridge Avenue
Each night I wait to get caught
But I never do

Nebraska tells of the "joy" of murder:

I saw her standin' on her front lawn just twirlin' her baton 
Me and her went for a ride sir and ten innocent people died 

From the town of Lincoln, Nebraska with a sawed off .410 on my lap 
Through to the badlands of Wyoming I killed everything in my path 

I can't say that I'm sorry for the things that we done 
At least for a little while sir me and her we had us some fun 

The jury brought in a guilty verdict and the judge he sentenced me to death 
Midnight in a prison storeroom with leather straps across my chest 

Sheriff when the man pulls that switch sir and snaps my poor head back 
You make sure my pretty baby is sittin' right there on my lap 

They declared me unfit to live said into that great void my soul'd be hurled 
They wanted to know why I did what I did 

Well sir I guess there's just a meanness in this world. (Emphasis mine)

Springsteen: Blasphemer Against Christ and the Most Holy Trinity
According to People magazine, in the 1980s, Springsteen would open his concerts by saying, ""Welcome to the first church of rock, brothers and sisters." He would ask, "Do you believe that if you die during the course of this show, due to excitement, that you're going to Heaven?" (September 3, 1984 issue, pg. 70). 

His song If I Were The Priest contains filthy blasphemy against the Holy Trinity and the Blessed Mother:

Well, there's a light on yonder mountain
And it's calling me to shine
There's a girl over by the water fountain
And she's asking to be mine
And ain't that Jesus, he's standing in the doorway
With a buckskin jacket, boots and spurs, so really fine
He says, "We need you up in Dodge City, son
'Cause there's, oh, so many bad boys trying to work the same line"

Well, now if Jesus was the sheriff and I was the priest
If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief
Oh, and Papa rode shotgun for the Fargo line
There's still too many bad boys trying to work the same line

Now old sweet Virgin Mary, she runs the Holy Grail saloon
Where for a nickel they'll give you whiskey and a personally blessed balloon
And the Holy Ghost, he's the host with the most, he runs the burlesque show
Where they let you in for free but, oh, hit you for your soul when you go
And Mary serves Mass on Sunday and then she sells her body on Monday to the boot maker who will pay the highest price
But he don't know he got stuck with a loser, Mary's a stone junkie, what's more she's a boozer
She's only been made once or twice by some kind of magic

And, well, things ain't been the same in heaven ever since big bad Bobby came to town
He's been known to down eleven and then ask for another round
And me I got scabs on my knees from kneeling way too long
You gotta take a stand, be the man, up where you belong
And forget about the old friends and the old times
Because there's just too many new boys trying to work the same line

Now if Jesus was the sheriff and I were the priest
If my lady was an heiress and my Mama was a thief
Oh, and Papa rode shotgun for the Fargo line
There's still too many outlaws trying to work the same line

Now there's a light on yonder mountain
And it's calling me to shine
There's a girl by the water fountain
And she's asking to be mine
And Jesus, he's standing in the doorway
With his six-guns drawn and ready to fan
He says, "We need you, son, up in Dodge City"
But I'm already overdue in Cheyenne (Emphasis mine)

Springsteen: Unpatriotic
The song (and album) Born in the USA has been mistakenly thought of as "patriotic." It actually excoriates the USA for its role in Vietnam, and the way veterans were treated. While I agree that Veterans were wrongfully looked down upon, he neglects to admit these men fought against the tyranny of Communism. Springsteen suggests the Vietnam War was motivated by racism:
Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man (Emphasis mine)

Conclusion

Bruce Springsteen, the self-styled "working class hero" of rock and roll, is an apostate and a moral degenerate. Despite this, he claims that with regard to the Church he is "still on the team." When someday he is called to appear before the Judgement Seat of the real "Boss," he will have to make an accounting of all he has said and done. Unless he truly repents, I don't know on what "team" he thinks he'll play. Unfortunately, it won't be with the Angels or the Saints. 

13 comments:

  1. Spingsteen says
    "Right now,there are many groups, businesses,and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments."
    The Left is an organized
    multi-million dollar spider web.

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    1. And he’s as Left as they come!

      — Introibo

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  2. Every day I come to the conclusion that the best thing for the Catholic is to listen only to pre-Romantica (classical and romantic classical music with reservations) and sacred music, Gregorian chant and polyphony. Because, one of the bands I still listen to, Firehouse, wrote the following lyrics in the song You are my religion:

    Not just on Sunday, I love you everyday
    And I fall to my knees
    Everynight I pray since
    You've got and saved me.
    For all eternity
    In the name of the Father and the Son
    You are my religion

    That is, they put a mere flirtation on equal footing (or superiority) to true faith! I'm thinking of giving it all up. May God give me strength!

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    1. Good for you! I’ll be praying for your success!

      God Bless,

      — Introibo

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  3. Dear intro,

    Thank you for the above. I had no idea he was so demonic.I look forward to further installments.

    Jesus and Mary,
    David

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    1. Thanks David! Comments like yours keep me writing!

      God Bless,

      — Introibo

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  4. Thanks for this. Well timed as he starts a stint on broadway. I have plenty of friends that shun him (but not really) due to his politics but these things you state here would not drive them any further him because their faith is buried under "who am I to judge " and "who cares about that". Others just love him and don't care at all. I gave him up years ago and your research makes me happy I did. He has a lot of souls to account for. Let's pray he comes back to the One True Faith and repents his errors.

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    1. Charles,
      All you say is so sad but so true. People are loathe to give up sin. With the Great Apostasy, relativism rules the day. I do pray for the conversion of sinners like Springsteen, and for perseverance in fighting the good fight by the good people, like yourself.

      God bless,

      — -Introibo

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  5. I knew a valid priest who grew up in New Jersey right before Vatican 2.
    He said that area was literally perverse and "liberated" (wives working outside the home in large numbers,divorce,teen pregnancy in large numbers,
    liberal clerics,etc..) long before the Bible belt.
    It's no wonder Bruce Springsteen left the faith at a young age.
    This particular priest (God rest his soul) left the faith in the late 60's and came back in the Church during the very late 70's.

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    1. Yes. New Jesey, like New York Connecticut, and Massachusetts were hotbeds for Modernism pre-V2. I knew Fr Paul Wickens, the good and brave priest from the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ who became an independent Traditionalist in 1989 (he was ordained 1955). Father told me how his seminary formation lacked in many aspects. It became “the pope and bishops can do no wrong; don’t question anything.” This thinking was necessary for the Modernist take over. He was persecuted horribly by Abp. Peter Gerrity, consecrated in 1966, and died in 2016 at the age of 104! An unrepentant Modernist to the end, Gerrity would calumniate Fr saying he was “no longer Catholic” and his services were “heretical.”

      Ironically, Ratzinger, in the 1980s, ordered Gerrity to remove An Imprimatur he gave to “Christ Among Us” which taught that masturbation, birth control, and homosexuality were not always wrong. If you think Fr Wickens was behind this petition to the Modernist Vatican, you are correct. Ratzinger, Who was campaigning for “pope” wanted to be seen as “tough on dissenters” so Fr Wickens won. Gerrity would spend the rest of his life making life miserable for Father, until Fr Wickens passed at age 74 in 2014 from esophageal cancer. Gerrity had the temerity to go to the hospital and ask Fr to “repent” before he died. His response was to throw his bedpan at Gerrity’s head and tell him to repent (and never return)!

      Gerrity was granted many long years of life. He spent them serving Satan and destroying the Faith in New Jersey. God pity him as he has now been judged.

      Yes, I fully understand and agree with your assessment of New Jersey and how Springsteen was another bad seed from the Garden State.

      — Introibo

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    2. Good for Fr.Wickens!
      When Bishop Gerrity died I read about him but didn't know anything about his Life.
      I have read about Fr.Wickens over the past 7 years.
      If memory serves me correctly,his Chapel was taken over by Ecclesia Dei or the SSPX after his death?

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    3. The V2 diocese destroyed his Chapel, the board of directors foolishly falling for the V2 sect, but the Remnant of his congregation built a new chapel in his honor and it is under the SSPX

      — Introibo

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