Monday, May 7, 2018

Singing For Satan---Part 10


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.


Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (d. 2009) was one of the most (if not the most) popular music entertainers in world history. It is not without reason he has been given the title "The King of Pop." Jackson was one of eight children born in Gary, Indiana to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. He got his start in music at age 6 in 1964 when he formed the group The Jackson 5 with his four brothers. In 1971, Jackson signed on as a solo performer with Motown Records. Within ten years, he became an icon in pop music. His videos produced for the nascent MTV remain among the most popular of all time. In 1982, Jackson released his sixth studio album entitled Thriller. By November of 1983 it became (and remains as of this writing) the best selling album of all time, having sold just over sixty-six million units worldwide. 

He holds the distinction of being the most awarded musician of all time, having garnered 13 Grammy Awards, 24 American Music Awards, and he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He had 13 number one singles in the United States alone, and he is the only recording artist to have a Top Ten hit in five consecutive decades. The Guinness Book of World Records lists Michael Jackson as "The Most Successful Entertainer of All Time." 

Jackson's "All Over The Place" Beliefs
Michael Jackson was raised as part of the Jehovah's Witnesses sect, which despite their protests to the contrary, is non-Christian. They deny the Trinity, the Divinity of Christ, and have their own bastardized version of the Bible called The New World Translation.  The Witnesses are expected to go door to door to proselytize (they have one up on Bergoglio). Jackson said, "Sundays were my day for ‘Pioneering,’ the term used for the missionary work that Jehovah’s Witnesses do. We would spend the day in the suburbs of Southern California, going door to door or making the rounds of a shopping mall, distributing our Watchtower magazine. I continued my pioneering work for years and years after my career had been launched." Upon becoming highly successful, he was "disfellowshipped" by the Witnesses (their version of excommunication) for being "too worldly," but he continued to self-identify as a Witness. (See e.g., https://lasentinel.net/Michael-Jackson-Jehovah-s-Witnesses.html)

 The year before his death, he was rumored to have converted to Islam and changed his name (not legally) to "Mikaeel." (See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1088225/Michael-Jackson-Muslim-changes-Mikaeel.html). This rumor was never confirmed, but he had an admiration for the Mohammedans. There was even speculation he had interest in Judaism, and that he converted to a "born-again Christian" three weeks before his death. There was controversy surrounding his album HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I (usually shortened to just HIStory), because one of the songs ("They Don't Care About Us") contains the lyrics, "Jew me, sue me, everybody do me/ Kick me, kike me, don't you black or white me" which was deemed anti-Semitic. Jackson said the lyrics were about prejudice against all people and should not be construed as against the Jews. Nevertheless, he went back into the studio and re-recorded the song substituting the words "do me" and "strike me" for "Jew me" and "kike me," respectively. (See https://www.nytimes.com/1995/06/23/arts/jackson-plans-new-lyrics-for-album.html)

What is certain is that Jackson was deeply involved in New Age Occultism, which will be demonstrated next in this post. 

Jackson and the Demonic

 Jackson's video for the title track off Thriller is seeped in occult themes. It was so occult, that at the beginning of the video (when it first came on MTV) Jackson explained that due to his strong religious convictions, he did not believe in the occult. The following are the facts that give the lie to Jackson's claim of repudiating the occult--and one also has to wonder what "religious convictions" he really followed:

  • The Thriller video was one of the most violent ever seen at the time. It shows 27 acts of violence including depictions of lycanthropy (a man turning into a beast or "werewolf"), a chase scene, and an off-screen murder.
  • The video employed actor Vincent Price (d. 1993). Price was in many horror movies and was an occultist. A self-proclaimed Wiccan, Price had an old record, now an audio book (available on Amazon.com) entitled Witchcraft Magic: An Adventure in Demonology. The chapters include "How to Communicate with Spirits," "Curses, Spells, and Charms," and "How to Make a Pact with the Devil"
  • Jackson began grabbing his crotch while dancing. His gestures in many performances simulated masturbation. 
  • In the song Thriller he sings, "They're out to get you; there's demons closing in on every side/They will possess you/ unless you change the number on your dial"
  • His famous "Moon Walk" wherein he dances moving backwards is exactly what occultist Aleister Crowley wrote about in his book Magick in Theory and Practice:
 First Method. Let the Exempt Adept first train himself to think backwards by external means, as set forth here following.

(“a”) Let him learn to write backwards, with either hand.
(“b”) Let him learn to walk backwards.
(“c”) Let him constantly watch, if convenient, cinematograph films, and listen to phonograph records, reversed, and let him so accustom himself to these that they appear natural, and appreciable as a whole.
(“d”) Let him practice speaking backwards; thus for “I am He” let him say, “Eh ma I”.
(“e”) Let him learn to read backwards. In this it is difficult to avoid cheating one’s self, as an expert reader sees a sentence at a glance. Let his disciple read aloud to him backwards, slowly at first, then more quickly.
(“f”) Of his own ingenium, let him devise other methods. 
(See online at http://www.sacred-texts.com/oto/lib913.htm; Emphasis mine)

  • His song Beat It, contains the backward masked words "Believe in Satan."
  • According to the New York Times there was a cult that sprung up within the Jehovah's Witnesses sect called the "MJ Cult" wherein adherents believed that Jackson was the Archangel St. Michael who was described in the Book of Daniel 12:1 as the deliverer of the people, "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of Thy people." (See https://www.nytimes.com/1984/08/29/nyregion/dissent-grows-among-jehovah-s-witnesses.html) Since the JW sect thinks St. Michael the Archangel became Christ, in a very real sense, Jackson was seen as Christ by the MJ cult.
  • He had a room with mirrors wherein he claimed to communicate with the spirit of notorious sodomite Liberace. According to Jackson, "I have my own secret room, with a moving wall and mirrors...[Liberace] is the voice I hear in there. I feel his presence very close to me. He's even given me permission to perform his theme song, 'I'll Be Seeing You.'"  Liberace's ex-lover, Scott Thorson, claimed to have had an affair with Michael Jackson for an extended period during the '80s. (See https://archives.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2013/06/14/5-celebrities-whove-communicated-with-dead-musicians) He claimed that other spirits spoke to him in that room, and music was audibly communicated to him through dreams, therefore he was merely the messenger bringing these songs into the world.
  • In 2000, Vanity Fair reported that Jackson went so far as to bathe in blood and have a number of animals sacrificed so he could put death curses on Steven Spielberg and others. In the article, it was reported that Jackson attended a voodoo ritual in Switzerland, and a witch doctor named Baba sacrificed 42 cows as part of the death curse ceremony. Jackson ordered his former business adviser, Myung-Ho Lee, to wire $150,000 to a bank in Mali to cover the cost of the ceremony. The witch doctor promised Jackson that Spielberg, music mogul David Geffen, and 23 other people on Jackson’s hit list would die…but ironically, it was Michael Jackson himself who would end up dying a premature death! (See http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/04/leisure.jackson.reut/index.html)
Wacko Jacko

Known by his nickname "Jacko" in the press, Jackson's behavior soon earned him the new moniker of "Wacko Jacko."  Here is just a partial list of his erratic, and downright sick, behavior.



  • Michael Jackson has proudly admitted sharing his bed with children. He says he sees nothing wrong with a 44-year-old man having such relationships and insisting there is 'nothing sexual' going on; he declares: 'I give them hot milk, you know, we have cookies. It's very charming, it's very sweet, it's what the whole world should do." (See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-158342/Why-I-sleep-little-boys-Michael-Jackson.html)



  • He was accused of child molestation in 1993 by 13 year old Jordan Chandler. Although the police confiscated pictures of scantily clad boys from Jackson's home, they were not pornographic under the legal definition. He was charged with no crime. Chandler's father sued and Jackson settled for $22 million and no admission of guilt


  • He was accused a second time of child molestation in 2002, but was acquitted on all charges after trial.



  • Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the late Elvis Presley in 1994. She was seen largely as his "beard" (term for a woman who pretends to be with a man to make him appear normal when he is a sodomite). She went out of her way to tell the media she and Jackson had sex together. They divorced in less than two years


  • Married long time friend Deborah Jeanne Rowe in 1996, had a son Michael Jr. in 1997, a daughter Paris in 1998, and divorced in 1999. 



  • He had a home and amusement park he called "Neverland Ranch" after the fictional cartoon character Peter Pan, a boy who "never wanted to grow up." 
  • Evil Music

    In an effort to clean up rock and pop music's tarnished image, Jackson wrote the song, We Are The World for "Band-Aid," an effort by musicians to raise money for starving children in Africa, and performed in 1985. It contains superstars singing the song composed by Jackson and Lionel Richie. The lyrics sound nice but are perverse:

    We are all a part of God's great big family and the truth, you know, love is all we need.
    We are the world, we are the children, we are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving. There's a choice we're making, we're saving our own lives, it's true we make a better day, just you and me.
    Send me yourt heart, so they know that someone cares and their lives will be stronger and free. As God has shown us by turning stone to bread so we all must lend a helping hand.

    In the sense God made us all, we are a family, but not in the egalitarian sense that God loves us in spite of our actions and apart from our beliefs. Second, Christ and His Church is what we need, not some nebulous idea of "love." Third, the song says "we're saving our own lives" but Christ says, "For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for My sake, shall find it." (St. Matthew 16:25). Finally, God never turned stone into bread. That's how Satan tempted Christ in the desert, "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, 'If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.' Jesus answered, 'It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" (St. Matthew 4:1-4). 

    Just a sample of other songs:

    • Billie Jean tells the story of an illicit affair with a groupie, and denial that the child she had is fathered by him
    She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
    Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
    Who will dance on the floor in the round (Have sex with her)...

    Billie Jean is not my lover
    She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
    But the kid is not my son
    She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son

    • Work That Body is the tale of a sordid hook-up with a stranger
    Girl, There's a better way
    I'm talkin' bout me and you
    You sittin' round with a long face
    Thinkin' up nothing to do

    And girl, there's a better way
    I'm talkin' bout doin' the do
    Your killin' time there's a better way
    Than sittin' round being blue

    Don't you know that there are better things to do?

    Work that body
    Work that body
    All that body
    Work that body
    Work that body 
    Everybody (give it to me)
    Work that body
    Work that body
    All that body (give it to me)
    Work that body
    Oooohhhh

    • In The Closet is not about sodomites, but sex with a nymphomaniac
    One thing in life you must understand
    The truth of lust woman to man
    So open the door, and you will see
    There are no secrets
    Make your move, set me free
    Because there's something about you baby
    That makes me want to give it to you
    I swear there's something about you baby...

    She wants to give it
    (She wants to give it, she wants to give it) Dare me
    (She wants to give it, she wants to give it)
    She wants to give it
    (She wants to give it, she wants to give it) Yea
    (She wants to give it, she wants to give it)

    Conclusion
    Michael Jackson was a tormented soul who sought refuge in everything except Christ and His One True Church. He was a deceiver, and his music was inspired by demons from Hell. He died on June 25, 2009 from a drug overdose. He would use propofol to sleep and had many other drugs administered by his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who was charged and convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He spent about two years in prison for giving too much anesthesia to Jackson, causing his death. Hopefully, he repented and found the True Church before his death. Only God knows. Of his music and his lifestyle, the only proper thing to do is say, "Beat it!"   

    28 comments:

    1. "Hopefully, he repented and found the True Church before his death."

      You are obviously an incurable Optimist, Introibo.

      Laudable work! Very informative piece, including information on Vincent Price --- an occultist Hollywood put in mainstream America.

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      1. Thank you my friend! Yes, I’m a hopeless optimist but it has its foundation in a truth—no one is so far gone that God cannot reach them!

        God Bless,

        —-Introibo

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    2. Just for matters of clarification, Vincent Price became a baptized (albeit Vatican II) Roman Catholic in 1974 which was after the 1969 Witchcraft book.

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      1. One can only hope it was sincere and not just a cover. I’m happy if it’s a true conversion, but I can’t help but wonder why he’d apprear in an overtly occult video with Jackson.

        I met Vincent Price as a young teenager here in NYC. I had won a contest at school to see him in a one man play about sodomite Oscar Wilde. Neither I,nor my poor parents who had very little education, knew this about Wilde. I went and heard things a 13 year old shouldn’t and it was quite risqué for 1978. After the show, I saw Mr Price, and ran up to get his autograph. He said he didn’t give autographs but he shook my hand and asked me how I liked the play.

        Not wanting to be rude, I just said I liked him better as the villain Egghead on the campy 1960s Batman Show with Adam West. He laughed, patted me on the shoulder, got into his chauffeur driven limo and took off.

        I hope his conversion was authentic and he’s in a better world.

        —-Introibo

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    3. Thanks again for another informative blog in the Devil's Music series. I have thought for ages now that Satanists are unwittingly the allies of Catholic Truth, not because they love the Faith or are well-disposed to it (obviously, they hate it), but because they have no doubt about the reality of Satan and his minions, and are a constant reminder to all of us of our real combat and of the great means that God in His goodness has placed at our disposal to conduct our fight, as the Apostle says in Ephesians 6,12: Quoniam non est nobis colluctatio adversus carnem et sanguinem, sed adversus principes et potestates, adversus mundi rectores tenebrarum harum, contra spiritalia nequitiae in caelestibus. Propterea accipite armaturam Dei, ut possitis resistere in die malo et in omnibus perfecti stare.

      God bless.

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    4. Thanks Introibo for the very informative article on Michael Jackson!!

      As regarding Vincent Price, I read where he was bi-sexual and his third and last wife was bi-sexual also. His daughter is a lesbian and wrote a book about her father. Victoriaprice.com

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      1. Thanks Joann! More evidence that goes against Mr. Price.

        God Bless,
        —-Introibo

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      2. Vincent Price,like many Hollywood hacks from the 1940's including Charlie Chaplin,was a Communist sympathizer.

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      3. Considering what I know about him, I’m not the least surprised!

        —-Introibo

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    5. Introibo - I noticed that you referred to lycanthropy. I remember Malachi Martin talking about lycanthropy in an interview as if it were a real phenomenon.

      Do you think tbat there is such a thing as lycanthropy, brought about by witchcraft?

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      1. I really don’t know. I have seen film footage of an exorcism wherein the possessed ACTED like a wolf—barking, snarling, etc. but there was no physical transformation. Would God permit (and could Satan produce) such an effect? Perhaps. Martin was strange to say the least. He claimed that lycanthropy could be used for good—-which sounds more like a goofy Netflix series than reality.

        See my post about Martin:
        http://introiboadaltaredei2.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-chameleon.html?m=1

        I’m highly skeptical of an actual change, but I’m open to the possibility.

        God Bless,

        —-Introibo

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      2. Introibo - Your thoughts on Daniel 4:33 regarding possible lycanthropy:
        “Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds claws.”

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      3. Joann,
        According to Theologian Haydock:

        “It does not appear, by Scripture, that Nabuchodonosor was changed from human shape, much less that he was changed into an ox, but only that he lost his reason, and became mad; and in this condition remained abroad in the company of beasts, eating grass like an ox, till his hair grew in such a manner as to resemble the feathers of an eagle, and his nails to be like birds' claws. ”

        The Church does not teach an actual transformation in this case.

        —-Introibo

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      4. While Jackson has had to answer for his own sins, the parents deserve some of the blame as well. What kind of parents exploit, or let others exploit, their children for monetary gain?

        Michael was 6 years old when he joined the group and 13 when he had his first solo hit. How many child stars that we know of grow up to be well-adjusted, virtuous adults?

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      5. Regarding lycanthropy, just a few observations.

        The lycanthrope (Greek lykos +anthropos: wolf-person) or werewolf (late Old English wer(e)+wulf: man-wolf) is a mythological creature, a human who under the influence of witchcraft is meant to change into a wolf. Usually, this change of a man into a wolf is not meant to be permanent but might last, for example, the duration of the moon being full. Many primitive societies under the influence of belief in transmigration of souls and in reincarnation seemed to have believed in a magical transition of some people into a threatening beast of prey: in Europe, the wolf; in India, China and Japan, the tiger; in Africa, the leopard and the hyena. The Ancient Greeks and Romans both had legends probably dating from their earliest times of lycanthropy, which was linked to magical spells and to practices of human sacrifice/cannibalism. They make an interesting study but there is not space for such here.

        Clinical lycanthropy is a psychiatric condition in which a patient believes that he can transform or has in fact transformed previously into a brute animal. Regarding Nebuchadnezzar’s behaviour in the Book of Daniel psychiatric studies have been made of this incident as indicating lycanthropy, that is, that the king believed for some time that he had changed into a non-human animal, not that he actually had changed.

        Note that in Daniel 4:33 the king was “driven away from mankind” and then follows a list of his activities and qualities, all of which are merely likened to different beasts. In Verse 32 it was foretold that he would be driven mad temporarily for his failure to recognise God’s kingship over mankind. The punishment was fitting because of failing to recognise man’s rightful place in regard to God, he was reduced to acting like sub-human creatures. In Verse 34, when he says, “My reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and praised and honoured him who lives forever,” he recovered his sanity and ceased acting like brute animals.

        Just three more points.

        One, we cannot jump species. It is quite literally physically impossible to exchange one’s nature (Greek physis: nature) for some other nature. Aristotle defines man as the rational animal, in other words, the animal that is capable of reasoning. That is our nature and we are fixed in it by the Creator. We cannot become non-rational animal. By the way, being rational animal is no guarantee against the abuse of reason. Brute animals (non-rational animals), however, act perfectly every time, because they act from instinct, which is to say they are moved by an instinct implanted in them by the Creator to achieving their end or purpose. They lack intellect and its appetite of will, and so cannot freely direct their own acts to an end, as we can.

        Two, the angels, both the good and the fallen, can take on the forms of creatures. For example, the Angel of Portugal appeared to the children at Fatima as a young man, and St John Bosco’s guardian angel appeared to him a number of times as a pet dog to protect and to guide him. The devils too at times can assume forms, as Sacred Scripture says. St Bernadette Soubirous had the excellent Catholic good sense at Our Lady’s second apparition to her at Lourdes to have equipped herself with a bottle of holy water, in case the apparition was one of the devils. She said to the Mother of God, “If you are from God, stay; if you are not, go,” and kept sprinkling Her with holy water until the bottle was empty. St Bernadette related that Our Lady smiled sweetly during this, proving of course that she was from God and was not a devil in disguise, because holy water would have been torture for a devil to endure.

        Lastly, the New Age movement that produced the Harry Potter stories, which features one of the professors of magic as a werewolf, has a great interest in blurring the lines between the lines between things, which to common-sense, are quite distinct, for example, the abyss that separates us from the brute animals.

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      6. An excellent analysis!

        —-Introibo

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      7. @Barbara,

        Very true. From Jackson to Gary Coleman, etc, child stars almost always wind up having tragic lives. The willingness of the parents to exploit their own children—-a form of child abuse.

        God Bless,

        —-Introibo

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      8. Kcherrytree, thank you for excellent your explanation!

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    6. Hi Introibo,

      Is it possible to contact you through email?

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      1. Yes. If you send me your email via the comments, and the reason for contact (ask a personal question you don’t want others to read, etc) you may do so. I will not publish or share your email. You will get an email that keeps my identity unknown and it will say “Introibo” in the subject line. Then we may exchange emails.

        God Bless,

        —-Introibo

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    7. This question is off topic. Are conclaves infallible?

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      1. No. Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio Of Pope Paul IV decreed in 1559 that the election of a heretic would be null and void even if all cardinals approved. Such legislation would be unnecessary if conclaves could Infallibly produce a pope. We have a rebuttable presumption of validity.

        —-Introibo

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    8. Canonical decrees reinforce Catholic theological beliefs. Pope Paul IV was not inventing anything new. He was stating the obvious theological fact that a non-Catholic cannot be the Vicar of Christ. Why folks want to insist the Bergolio (an public heretic) is Pope is beyond me.

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      1. Absolutely. It’s a mystery to me too, Tom.

        —-Introibo

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    9. Please continue the series. It will be invaluable for teens of goodwill to be able to google and read this series.

      Jesus and Mary,
      David

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      1. Thank you David! Since my readers, such as you, are telling me it’s worthwhile, I will continue the series.

        God Bless,

        —-Introibo

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    10. By the time you talk about Metallica, Megadeth and Guns'n'Roses.

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