He’s at it again. The girl or guy who calls itself VC (short for Vigilant Citizen) wrote an article about the music video of Stefanie – Lady Gaga, “Born This Way” at “Vigilant Citizen”. The apophenia brigade forgot their morning meds and are hollaring about double rainbows again. Yes it’s all about this Video:
Some of you might remember that this guy had some compelling inner reason to pounce on Transhumanism, linking a mediocre video by the Black Eyed Peas. I responded to that a while ago with an article which was probably too long to give the analytical simpleton too much credit. But hey today I have a flu, it’s a
Saturday Sunday Monday morning, got nothing better to do, let’s have a look at what this is all about this time. So let’s break down what “trevor” has to say. And bear in mind I am neither the Shepherd, the dog, Neo, Agent Smith nor the Spoon, OK?
Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” – The Illuminati Manifesto
Great, this is what comes up in my mind immediately.
CV You should do a few KLF vids. Their Lyrics would blow you away. I gather you are one of the Justified? In case you missed it, the Illuminati trilogy was a fictional book. But I suppose that isn’t the only one…
Lady Gaga’s single “Born This Way” introduces the viewers to the birth of a “new race” and to a new world, using intricate imagery and a precise narrative. It is a psychedelic trip filled with occult and archetypal symbols, telling the story of a cosmic birth and new ideals. However, behind its outward message of acceptance, a more sinister message lies embedded in the symbolism of the video. We will look at the underlying meaning of “Born This Way” and analyze the meaning of the occult symbolism in the video.
I think Gaga is an extremely talented and original musician and artist. Well, she is pretty daring, and clearly has this rebellious and kinky side.
Lady Gaga is back, y’all. And she’s got horns on her forehead. And she’s in space. And she’s making 90′s dance music. And my head just exploded. But seriously, Born this Way seems to provoke in people two opposite reactions, depending on their knowledge of occult symbolism. It is either “What the heck just happened here?” or “This is really blatant”. The reason is simple. The video contains new strange elements that might confuse viewers but it also contains symbolism that is extremely ancient. Although the video is set in a futuristic, intergalactic world, it deals with the most primal concept of humanity: motherhood. It plays on human’s archetypal fascination and/or repulsion towards the act of giving birth.
A wise philosopher used to say – “one should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.”. I myself break this rule quite a bit, but VC/trevor rapes it. He rips out the kitchen sink and throws the entire kitchen at this. The simpler explanation is – maybe we are just seeing a largely saturated commercial market for a product that used to thrive on just musical originality alone, but now has to synergize with product placement, merchandising, marketing, product placement and lifestyle design. Gaga is trying to get noticed and cultivate an image in a way that people do whatever so she makes her investors money. Gaga is a stylized brand. If she has to trudge the line of scandalous and offensive to sell her product, then she will. She will use outright symbolism and word of mouth on the internet and irony and sexuality within the confines of marketability and what the majority of her target demographics consider acceptable. What she and her marketeers do is an established art by now – it is like cooking. A little bit of this and a little bit of that and though the result may not be to everybody’s taste it keep clients come back for more. It has an air of authenticity in a world devoid of meaning. The symbolism used is just that – evocative imagery. It is means to an end.
Although the lyrics of Born This Way are about unconditional acceptance, with a special focus on homosexuality, the video’s scope goes way beyond the subject of sexual orientation. It narrates the birth of a new race within humanity. Laurieann Gibson, the creative director of the video describes this concept:
The gay crowd is a very much party oriented crowd. There is a very simple reason for that – gay people can afford to party – they have an income and no kids. They can spend all money they make and not spend on kids on fun. Also gays are statistically somewhat more likely to be flexible and open-minded. That means that the gay are generally an audience targeted for fashion statements. The gay community spread fashionable memes this tiny bit faster than the closed-off exhausted-from-kids straight community. Hence, if Gaga ‘likes’ gay marketing choices she might as well be a fag hag, but equally so she has a valid marketing interest.
“At first, when I thought about birthing a new race and adding the prosthetics, I thought that maybe they should have a certain way they should walk or maybe they move a certain way, but then I realized it is actually a race within our race; it’s a mindset.” (link)
The idea of separatism is not new. I think it is a genetic imperative. It is a very common impulse in human beings to feel constricted and stifled and repressed. I know I feel it, and I know CV feels pretty much so, if not brainwashed as well. I guess it must suck to not understand this. Gaga clearly expresses in her video the alienated sentiment of so many people of feeling of a different race. This is especially cute when alternative sexuality comes into play – an explosively skyrocketing kids these days realize they are at the very least bisexual, if not acutely kink, and they feel stifled by a status quo that is hysterical about a curious and often bewildering type of conformity. This is obvious to so many. I suppose CV won’t ever get it. CV won’t ever get why some would want to be furries. or why some would want to wear full body latex or why others engage in scarification, or wear piercings. I suppose even ‘slightly odd hair‘ would be an affront to the likes of CV.
Gaga is not giving birth to a human but to a “new race” within humanity. The symbolism of the video makes it clear that this birth is not natural, but artificially provoked. A twisted immaculate conception. As is the case for most Lady Gaga videos, the theme of mind control is important in the video. It is the process through which the metamorphosis will take place. In Monarch programming terms, we are witnessing the birth of a new persona within the “core personality” of humanity. The birth is happening within the minds of people and is visually represented by creepy facial horns.
Ok now we go off the deep end. You could wait for it. It’s like that scene in a movie where this guy is obsessed with somnething and you can’t wait for it to see him start ranting about it, foaming at the mouth. Mind control. Mind control. MIND CONTROL. That is some mighty severe phobia you have there VC. Had dominating parents VC? Mom put chili in diapers a lot VC? Seriously, VC is fueling up his little rant moment in full force now. Here we go !
(If you have not read previous articles on this site, mind control programming is the process through which a handler causes within a subject the “birth” of a new persona that can be programmed at will, through trauma and abuse. It is an actual process used by the CIA – MK-Ultra – and symbolism pertaining to this practice is widely present in popular culture. In the context of the video, the programming does not happen on a single person, but on a mass scale – a new race).
Well by that token, you sure as hell contribute with your articles. Your articles are pure trauma and abuse. But yes, you are correct, your country conspires in wholesale of torture. And your people up to this day accept this. I was talking to a educated american the other day, and he mentioned Venezuela, and he openly wondered “why is Chavez still alive?”, implying that murder was somehow to regarded as a default foreign policy of Americans. Sure any big state entity does it – Russia, China. The bigger the stakes, the more corrupt the state. But do not give me that vainglorious crap. If you truly give a damn, stop writing this drivel and get politically active and expose the damn bastards that commit war crimes in your country. You mumble and stumble on a blog but you don’t walk the walk out there. I do. I was there in your decaying excuse for a country.. Where are you, other than a keyboard cavalier?
Furthermore, the esoteric imagery in the video describes a world change that is occurring as an alchemical process: The creation of magic through the unification of opposing forces portrayed through the use of archetypal symbols and messages. Yup, we’re still talking about a Lady Gaga video.
No we are listening to you having your little online psychotherapy session. You are showing us you read some books and can make lateral cross-references and associations. And you are persistent, can manage a website and have a doting fan base who hang on your every word. Hey you are ahead of me on all counts there!
Although Born This Way is considered new and innovative, it is a perfect continuation of the themes exploited by previous Lady Gaga videos. Nick Knight, the director of the video, brings a different look and feel to Gaga’s message, but it remains very “elite friendly”. The fashion photographer is known for his visually dazzling photos and has worked with Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Kylie Minogue, Gwen Stefani and many others. His past work has also contained allusions to Monarch mind control.
Oh good gods, more of the Mind Control fetishism. Actually you did know it is a sexual Fetish, Mind Control? Two sexual partners pretend one has a means to control the others mind. I did it a few times, several variants. My favorite is based on Click! By Manara. The idea is my tormentor has thus remote control (range 30 meters) and I wear this small vibrator. The rule is, the harder it vibrates, the more horny I behave. At full force, I MUST totally abandon all control. So this guy sets it up that we went out on s shopping night and we walked in a clothes store managed by a friend. I couldn’t see him, he was tailing me. I was walking a route and had to be at specific places at specific times. So I walked in a clothes store about 20 minutes before closing time, and what I didn’t know is he knew the owner. They locked it down after I entered, and I didn’t see. So I walked to the back and bam, he hits me full force vibrator inside me buzzing like a hornet. So there I was, two total strangers standing there looking at Goth clothes. They were in on it but I didn’t know. So I surrendered… started to squirm, moan, because hey I was really deep in it. My fingers wandered… These guys really tortured me, asking “is everything OK, and all that”. I was so embarrassed – terrified. Then one dropped his pants and *poof*, dick in my face, and then the other, *poof*. It was amazing! One of the sexiest bits of mental programming I ever experienced. Now the thing is, was all this a constraint of my freedom? Was I being ‘controlled’ for real? Or was all this play-acting and having fun? Is this healthy or unhealthy? Can other people validly object when I do this?
Am I “born this way”?
Knight’s distinctive style in Born This Way was inspired by surrealist painters such as Salvador Dali and Francis Bacon. Let’s look at the video’s symbolism.
You are not going to start a little culture war, venting on “Those damn hippie degenerate artists” huh??
The Immaculate Conception
The video begins with the superposition of two evocative symbols:
Pink triangles pointing downwards were used in Nazi concentration camps to denote homosexual men. The same pink triangle pointing upwards has become a symbol of gay pride and gay rights. On an esoteric level, triangles pointing down are archetypal symbols representing the sacred feminine (in opposition to the upwards pointing triangle representing the phallic masculine). The inverted triangle is emblematic of the womb, the vessel and the uterus. It is the passive principle awaiting the active principle.
Seriously. You start about nazi concentration camps, it makes my skin crawl. It is a bit about fox news anchors complaining about “a general climate of superficiality and populism”. On the one hand you go out of your way to constantly hammer the pseudo-xian homophobic sentiment, if ever so subtle. On the other hand you constantly show your alienation towards everything that’s different, and no your chosen cultural reference. VC I must say I distrust you intensely when you invoke the image of Nazism and concentration camps. It’s such an easy image to invoke. It is so easy to abuse this imagery to alienate an audience from the topic matter at hand. Let me give you a few examples – PETA discusses the animal slaughter industry, and invokes the image of concentration camps. BAM score! That fat guy at Fox discusses a new medical insurance plan organized by Obama and invokes the image of death camps. BAM score! Someone discusses peak oil, civil unrest and FEMA camps, associates them with Nazi death camps.. BAM score! People talk about illegal immigration and concentration camps… BAM score! It is an insidious and underhanded and conniving rhetorical device, VC. You are being utterly disrespectful to your audience.
That other triangle stuff, sure, that’s all basic Paracelsus and alchemy. That’s how people organized their understanding of the natural world for the better part of a millennium. It is superstition, VC, not something “real”. It doesn’t deal with the real world. It is evocative, intensity laden symbolism, kinda like horoscopes and voodoo and haunted houses. If you want to play it that way, fine.
Inside the triangle is a unicorn, an ancient mythological creature emblematic of purity, spiritual enlightenment and fierceness – the horn is often viewed as symbolic of the union of with God. In esoteric terms it refers to the third eye or the pineal gland.
Indeed, David Icke has something to say about that. I hope I do not contaminate you by associating you with him? He showed up at the top of my google search. Did you know that Ridley Scott used the Unicorn motiff in two of his movies – it was used prominently in Blade Runner (watch the extended version) where it more or less proves Deckard is a replicant, and it was the guiding motiff in the movie Legend. I absolutely loved both movies and the symbol of a Unicorn is amazing. I didn’t know the Unicorn was such a prominent christian symbol however. Unfortunately there are no Unicorns in the bible – the translation Re’em was a particular kind of cow. So like always, it’s all about fictional stuff. Very evocative, very charming, but fiction.
In Christian symbolism, the Unicorn is a symbol of Christ. It is also often associated with the Virgin Mary.
Odd. In Atheism the connotation pink and unicorn has another meaning.
“Symbolically, the unicorn is a representation of Jesus, the horn represents the unity of Jesus and God, its fierceness and defiance were said to be a reminder that nothing can control Jesus against his will, and the small size of the animal represented Jesus’ humility.”
– Heather Changeri, The Virgin and the Unicorn
The link between the unicorn and the concept of virginity was popularized by a medieval myth describing how to hunt the creature. In order to catch a unicorn, a virgin is put in the field; the animal then comes to her and is caught, because it lies down in her lap.
Imagine having a chat with this swarthy Rabbi Jeshua two thousand years ago and explaining him he will be associated with unicorns. I bet he’d punch me in the face and scream “blasphemer” in Aramaic. Or he’d smite me with a lightning bolt.
This unicorn is inside a womb symbolically represented by the inverted triangle and therefore symbolically awaiting birth. The concept of purity associated with unicorn implies an “immaculate conception” as no sexual relation was needed to provoke this cosmic pregnancy (yes, I just said “cosmic pregnancy”). Gaga herself referred to this song in similar terms.
Oh yah, Gaga was tapping in to the same evocative symbolism as you are, with the help of her director. She is doing stage magic, and selling a product. What are you doing? Gaga is an entertainer, you are a Charlatan. Gaga sells 21st century cyber-burlesque. You scare impressionable victims for your own ego gratification.
“I wrote [‘Born This Way’] in 10 f—ing minutes. And it is a completely magical message song. And after I wrote it, the gates just opened, and the songs kept coming. It was like an immaculate conception.”
– Lady Gaga, Our Lady of Pop, Vogue Magazine
I can literally see the Director and Gaga giggling, half drunk at 4AM in the studio, wondering what other symbolism they can cram in their video to really troll the shit out of VC and the peeps at Vigilant Citizen.
According to Carl Jung, whether we look at the religious or occult meaning of the unicorn, it ends up portraying the same concept: the union of seemingly opposite forces (i.e. purity and strength).
So, you called it. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, VC.
“The unicorn’s most vital function has been as a symbol, whether of power or virility, or purity, or the combination of opposites, of the male horn and the female body. Many modern interpreters regard this last role as the crucial one and relate it to the symbolism of the soul as the spark of divine light in the darkness of matter and evil, the body, and to the concept of the hermaphrodite as the perfect union of opposites.”
– Carl Jung, Man, Myth and Magic
Gaga was accused of ‘having a dick’, because precisely that was the one thing that would disparage and humiliate her. She is a somewhat decent musical artist trying to sell a product, but she is not super pretty. I mean, to me she is breathtaking and I would lick the ground she walks on, but in conventional terms she is not a porn model. So she is vulnerable to people “who just don’t like her guts” and these people target her for her vulnerabilities. I know from my interactions with the Gaga phenomenon (make of that what you will) that she has had a tricky youth and school time, and that she has her doubts and her fears and her insecurities. And yes, the sharks smell this, and they home in on it. So when she perceives this, and the people around her perceive this, she clearly takes this as a clarion call for a counter-offensive. And that is precisely what great artists do – They do not do what Brittney do – they take the flawed and chisel it into a masterpiece. So yes, if criticasters doubt and disparage Gaga’s femininity (and trust me, she has femininity, I know) she turns on them by deconstructing conventional understanding of femininity. Gaga ages a one-artist creative war on a crumbling sexual edifice of conventional and laughable sexual gender roles. She isn’t even finished yet – and she was already won.
That’s a lot of text to explain a single frame of the video. It is, however, an important frame because it sums up the entire concept of the video in a single image: the birth of a spiritual/galactic/metaphorical entity from an immaculate conception.
If “the other side” can liberally quote from this myth book, then a good director can throw CGI at the audience and come up with his or her own guiding mythological and contextual frame of reference. You do that too VC, your whole website is based on deconstructing other people’s narratives, recycling stray narratives you can google or making up you own. It is storytelling, and the difference between good storytelling and bad storytelling is the question whether or not it enriches. Note I am not necessarily a good storyteller. It has not been established I enrich. But I postulate you are a predatory storyteller. You are a slanderer. And you do so behind the veneer of respectability.
But what exactly is being born? In her narrative, Gaga says it is a new race, but the video, and the video’s director, suggests that it is a race born within the existing race, from people’s own minds. In the video, a symbolic image replaces the unicorn.
The symbolism is clear. It is a form of Separatism of the Posthuman. It is deciding that the people you live among do you harm and you want to respectfully (at first) live apart from them, want them to not interfere with your values and demand their respect. Alas, the culture war waged by an assorted range of conservatives and internet vigilantes continues unabated and “the new race” still has to defend itself against the bullies.
Gaga has two faces, not unlike Janus, the god of gateways and beginnings. In mind-control terms, the mask implies the existence of a programmed alter-personality. Porcelain masks are used in the actual (and horrific) Monarch programming process on slaves and handlers (in the video, Gaga seems to embody both roles).
Yes, it is possible to deprogram yourself. You ought to try it sometimes. Start with getting rid of all that fear, VC.
“Fire torture and melted wax is used to make the child victim believe their face has been burned. Then the programmer generously gives the traumatized alters a porcelain mask. The alter getting the Porcelain face may be given a “gem” hypnotically like Jade and that becomes their secret name. There are several different methods that are available to lay in the porcelain face programming. There has been a great deal of porcelain casts made of people’s faces and then masks made of them. In fact, when a handler dies, at least in one case the replacement handler wore a mask to look like the previous handler.”
– Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave
Oh. My. Godddess. What a load of farfetched bullshit.
The mask inside the triangle implies the birth of a synthetic being, a human construct: a pre-established mindset for humanity. After this, Gaga begins her “Manifesto of Mother Monster”, describing the mindset.
Why do you call anything that isn’t you by definition “monstrous” VC? Why is any design automatically a dictum forced upon you, rather than a valid choice assimilated by other people they choose and you don’t need to assimilate? VC, if you want my love, you are welcome to come to me. I live in the Netherlands and I will happily offer my bed to you, and make love to you. But you don’t have to. It is a freedom. You don’t have to use that freedom. I have the freedom to offer sex to relative strangers I have never seen (and like it!) and that is my business. It is who I am. You don’t have to. My chosen lifestyle is my course of action. I like getting fucked by married men. I am not forcing them and I use a condom when I do. I occasionally have sex with their wives too. All involved do so freely. There isn’t a global conspiracy of mind control or dominance to spread these values and make you, or your peer group accept them. You do not have to proactively become a “vigilant citizen” and prepare for a hostile take-over by a foreign and alien cultural order.
Manifesto of Mother Monster and Birth
Gaga announces the birth of a new race in a speech with heavy occult undertones that contains references to ancient hermetic principles.
I suppose not Hermetic as in tupperware? Why “hermetic VC”? Why not simply “Poetic” ?
“This is the manifesto of Mother Monster: On G.O.A.T., a Government -Owned Alien Territory in space, a birth of magnificent and magical proportions took place.”
Yes, such births do take place VC, and it is not your business when they do. You cannot outlaw them, or protest against them, or exorcise them. The world operates outsides the boundaries of your moral outrage.
The magical birth took place on a “Government-Owned Alien Territory” – which is alluding to the fact that the birth is taking place under the supervision and approval of the powers that be: the elite, the Illuminati. It is also a great way to form the acronym G.O.A.T. and a great way to bring up Baphomet.
Great missed opportunity to drag the Uranthia Book into it VC!
That looks like a female uterus, symbolically made of stars. As in, we are all made of star stuff, we are all the same, we are all beings composed of the same atoms, and if there is a creative higher entity here it works through immersing us in this arguably both horrendous as well as ecstatic material state, for reasons yet unknown (or unknowable). Going to far with my conclusion? Maybe there is all there is. I know Gaga constantly refers to a deic figure (“god”), and uses the word him, but I don’t know what to make of her religious beliefs. One thing is certain though – she dis-attaches constraints of sexuality and gender archetypes from morality. Gaga says one thing – free sexual behavior lies within the domain of personal choice and society or other humans do not have a valid voting right or moral statement about it. Yes, that is what *I* read in a symbolic representation of a womb made of stars.
Hey nobody is perfect right?
Gaga, playing the role of the Virgin about to give birth is symbolically shown inside the goat head, which emphasizes the occult and ritualistic nature of the birth taking place. Baphomet, represented by a goat’s head, is symbolic of magic created by the union of opposite forces, hence its androgyny (see the erect phallic symbol and the female breasts).
I think it was a hilarious video. Very evocative. Sure made her sell a shitload of records to silly kids. One wonders who still buy these things? She probably makes her money with fashion sponsorships and product placement. Advertising killed the video star. 🙂
Baphomet is of great importance in Aleister Crowley’s Thelema – a modern occult philosophy that seems to be a source of inspiration for Gaga’s Manifesto. According to Crowley, Baphomet is a representative of the spiritual nature of the spermatozoa, while also being symbolic of the “magical child” produced as a result of sex magic. As such, Baphomet represents the Union of Opposites, especially as mystically personified in Chaos and Babalon, combined and biologically manifested with the sperm and egg united in the zygote.
Baphomet was a symbol of the knights order of Templars. They are sodomites. They were a sacred sodomite order, who in their travels to the sacred lands, long wars and witnessing strange cultures, realized their home lands were a total scam. So what did they do? They got rich and they got even. They became bankers, at least for a while. Behind the scenes some of them stayed practicing their homosexual acts, in a ritual fashion, largely because it felt good. They played at being a religious knightly order so their could get out of marital allegiances to established kings and treaties, and this allowed them to avoid dowries and corruption and watering down They got richer and richer for well over a century, till finally someone got rid of them. They didn’t do anything particularly wicked, in comparison to anyone else, other than like vigorous prostate massages. After eight centuries they are still bitching about them, and their alleged worship of Baphomet. Give me a break.
“He is ‘The Devil’ of the Book of Thoth, and His emblem is Baphomet the Androgyne who is the hieroglyph of arcane perfection … He is therefore Life, and Love. But moreover his letter is ayin, the Eye, so that he is Light; and his Zodiacal image is Capricornus, that leaping goat whose attribute is Liberty.”
– Aleister Crowley, Magick Book 4
Yah and they said the same of Jeshua, that he in fact was born with no fully formed male and no fully formed female organs, and this was evidence of his being truly divine. If you ask me if both were well developed that would have been divine! I’d loved to have washed those feet if ya ask me!
Concepts similar to those expressed by Crowley are incorporated to the Manifesto:
“But the birth was not finite. It was infinite. As the wombs numbered and the mitosis of the future began, it was perceived that this infamous moment in life is not temporal, it is eternal. And thus began the beginning of the new race, a race within the race of humanity, a race which bears no prejudice, no judgment, but boundless freedom.”
Oh yes, we are here, VC. We are here. The new races is among you and it will soon say *BYE ASSHOLES* 🙂
Is the “mitosis of the future” equivalent to Crowley’s “new eon”? The emphasis on the term “liberty” and “freedom” might be a reference to Crowley’s “Do What Thou Wilt” ethos, a concept calling for the seeking of one’s “True Will” without regard for the boundaries of ethics, moral principles or the concept of good and evil. The embrace of both good and evil is further portrayed in the video.
Why always assume “anyone not like you” must be demonic VC? What does that attitude make you?
As Gaga says these words, she is shown giving birth to … something. As this something gets pushed out, butterflies appear.
Butterflies (especially Monarch butterflies) are symbolic of Monarch programming. Mind-control slaves who successfully create an alter-persona are compared to butterflies emerging from their cocoon. This implies that Gaga’s “new race” or “new philosophy” is not something that occurs naturally in society. It is rather something that will be forced on humanity using mind-control techniques.
Bla bla bla mind control. This is starting to look like a serious DSM disorder, VC. And no, the race will do its best NOT to get involved with the rest of imbecile humanity. In fact we can’t wait to leave. Screw you all, sort out your own retarded mess.
The creation of this “beautiful” race leads to the birth of an evil entity, which seemingly exists to protect its interests and force its will upon the world.
Oh you are certifiably paranoid.
“But on that same day, as the eternal mother hovered in the mulitverse, another more terrifying birth took place: the birth of evil. And as she herself split into two, rotating in agony between two ultimate forces, the pendulum of choice began its dance. It seems easy, you imagine, to gravitate instantly and unwaveringly towards good. But she wondered, how can I protect something so perfect without evil?“
As those words are being said, the camera slides upwards towards Gaga, forming a semi-hidden skull head made of human bodies, symbols of sacrifice representing the evil that resulted from birthing the “pure” creation. This concept is illustrated by the symbol of ying and yang and the Masonic checkered floor, where black and white coexist in an infinite pattern.
Why is everyone unlike you automatically your enemy VC? What happened in your life that as soon as someone uses symbolism of a cultural (or sexual) reference other than yours the only way your can respond is to assume they are part of an overarching conspiracy to reduce you to a mind slave? How does a human being become like you?
The evil force is represented by human skulls, which symbolically represent the elite’s death-culture, which celebrates sacrifices in order to generate “new life”. To illustrate the “political and governmental” aspect of this concept Gaga is shown firing a military rifle while church bells ring (announcing death of the masses).
Evil is therefore depicted as a necessary force to balance the existence of good (or what is portrayed as good in the video, as mind control is never “good”).
Thought this song was about gay pride? Apparently not. Oh, and then the song starts.
Him or H-I-M
The song starts with an odd statement:
“It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M”
Who is “Him” and, more importantly who is capital H-I-M? At first glance, “Him” can be interpreted as a masculine lover, in accordance with the “gay pride” aspect of the song. In that case, who or what is “capital H-I-M”? Is it God? In that is she referring to the distance between homosexuality and traditional religions? HIM is also the name of a popular Finnish rock band whose acronym stands for “His Infernal Majesty”. In this context, is Gaga saying “It doesn’t matter if you love him (God), or capital H-I-M (Satan)”? If that is the case, it would certainly fit with the dualistic, good versus evil, message of the video and the Thelemic theme of her manifesto.
Have you ever heard of the concept of straw man arguments, VC? It is when you go take the message of someone, and you introduce something perfidious from your magicians hat, and you loosely associate it with that message of the certain someone and you then go and start blaming that person for what YOU came up with. I wonder what else H.I.M. might mean? Hellishly Immature Music? Highly Inflated Money? Hidden Israeli Masters? Hopelessly Individualized Modernism?
Further in the song, another line states:
“A different lover is not a sin
Believe capital H-I-M (hey, hey, hey)”
In this spiritual context, is the “regular lover” God and the “different lover” His Infernal Majesty?
Dualism continues to be visually represented throughout the video with scenes celebrating life and love juxtaposed with scenes of celebrating death.
The rest of the video is a lot less symbol-intensive, as the focus shifts on choreography and female crotch-grabbing. No Gaga video (or any music business pawn’s video for that matter) is complete without the One-Eye Sign.
The video ends with a symbolic image, one to be expected when understanding the dualistic theme portrayed throughout the video.
The last frame of the video is the opposite of the first, as the pink triangle is pointing upwards. This alludes to the appropriation of this Nazi symbol by the gay rights movement and its reversal.
Everytime I hear you quote Nazi persecution my skin crawls, VC. It feels extremely insincere when you quote it.
On an esoteric level, the upright triangle is the response to the inverted triangle and signals the end of the alchemical process. It represents the union of the opposites, in order to accomplish the Great Work: the occult transformation of men. When combined, the upright and the inverted triangle become a six-pointed star, a symbol known as the Philospher’s Stone or the Seal of Solomon.
“The interlacing triangles or deltas symbolize the union of the two principles or forces, the active and passive, male and female, pervading the universe … The two triangles, one white and the other black, interlacing, typify the mingling of apparent opposites in nature, darkness and light, error and truth, ignorance and wisdom, evil and good, throughout human life.”
– Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry
If the video started with the unicorn inside the inverted triangle, symbolizing the impending birth of a pure spiritual being, the video ends with the opposite energy, death and corruption. Zombie-gaga, the evil by-product of the change imposed by G.O.A.T. In order for magic to happen, both of these triangles are necessary and they need to be united.
This is abject nonsense. In the Video Gaga juxtaposes two sides of the two deity, and uses herself. The one is a transcendant higher beautiful source, probably akin to the gnostic Zoe, Sophia or Gaia – giving birth to an absolute “good”, but unavoidably thereby giving birth to an evil. I am not surprised why one would use that kind of symbolism in the United States – a place of stark polar oppositions. Gaga’s vision of cosmic evil is simple – death and violence. What other explanation is needed? It is Eros versus Thanatos, passion juxtaposed against despair.
Meaning of the Video
The song by itself has an uplifting message: to love and accept oneself unconditionally, the way God made us. However (there’s always a “however” with Gaga), the video takes things to another level … literally. The “Manifesto of Mother Monster” and its related symbolism give the song a cosmic-battle-between-good-and-evil quality, interlaced with the heralding of a new race and, to use Crowley’s terminology, a new eon.
There is a very interesting symbolism you missed, and which you might come to regard as intensely ironic in a while. Gaga might be borrowing from the Lillith myth. Think about it = first wife of Adam, sexually liberated. She got booted out of Eden, and incidentally, she didn’t eat no damn apples, and was never subjected to that whole original sin stigma the moronic Christians carry around all over the place. Whatever the case G.O.D. cursed her, because Adam threw a temper tantrum (Lilith wanted on top) and she was forever more destined to be rejected, and to beg as a whore to have any chance of survival. She literally spawned Succubi, and in doing so was attributed for venereal disease, child death, nightmares, female emancipation, and various forms of sexual perversion. There is a clear lineage between Lillith and “the rejected”, male or female that have to survive on the margins of society.
In the context of the video, Born This Way is actually a tail of REbirth and of transformation. As Gaga’s choreographer stated, it is a race within our race; it’s a mindset. This change of mindset is not portrayed as the result of a natural evolution, but rather as a forced change symbolized by the Monarch programming imagery. All of this is happening in the Government-Owned-Alien-Territory, a clever way of stating that this new race is something that the occult elite wants to see happening. In the video, Gaga (and hundreds of clones) are created in a high-tech, government-owned lab. Are we truly preaching no prejudice, no judgment, but boundless freedom? The Manifesto’s ideals therefore only apply to the new, forcefully created race, which is distinguishable from “normal” people by the horn thingies. Is this a sign of superiority? Are the horns any different than the pink triangle used to distinguish gays during the Nazi regime?
Those who do not adhere to this mind-controlled race will apparently feel the wrath of “evil Gaga” and be killed because, as she says, How can I protect something so perfect without evil? The video contradicts and twists the liberating meaning of the song and turns it into something rather oppressive and disturbing. The “new race” is the masses of the New World Order, under the influence of mass mind control and pushed into a precise kind of spirituality, resembling a dumbed-down version of Crowley’s Thelema. This world metamorphosis is perceived by the occult elite as an alchemical transformation, a Great Work. It is visually represented by the opposing forces illustrated throughout the video. The process is meant to create something “pure and perfect”, a new world that is purged from its non-desired elements (portraying a New World Order as the end result of an alchemical process is often referred to in elitist art – see the article Analysis of the Occult Symbols Found on the Bank of America Murals). From the viewpoint of the masses, who must go through this forced rebirth, the process is ugly, terrifying and pure evil. The video however, – as most offerings of pop culture – portrays the view of the elite.
In order to keep the youth interested and attracted to the elite’s agenda, creators of pop videos cleverly combines fresh visuals with mind-numbing repetition. Each new video attempts to bring an exciting or shocking element to generate some interest but, at the end of the line, the core message remains stubbornly on-par with the Illuminati Agenda. Born This way uses the classic technique of duplicity, which can be defined as “contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action; especially, the concealment of one’s true intentions by deceptive words or actions”. The song’s lyrics say one thing, but the powerful symbols within the video go in the opposite direction. This leads to a contradiction our minds attempt to resolve: Is “boundless freedom” equivalent to the coercive new world portrayed by Gaga?
VC get over yourself. Steffie is just clamoring desperately to sell music and she does what she has to do. There is no elite’s agenda, and if there is they are probably espousing it snorting coke of an intensely cute 22 year old trannie’s cock somewhere in Washington DC. You think there is any elite that is far enough in actual agreement to actually be able to formulate a Master Plan? Did you ever govern any student organization above high school? And you then allege these mysterious overlords then go and trickle down brown manilla folders with pricese yet highly convoluted and ambiguous messages to Gaga, so that we may both take notice of their insidious plots “in the most confusing and contradictory manner possible” yet they don’t really want us to know, since they are a secret conspiracy that effectively controls mostly everything? And what you see in the video is a message of sexual freedom “you just don’t happened to like”, and HENCE it is brainwashing and mind control? Seriously there’s not enough face-palms in the known local group of galaxies to express my bewilderment.
Despite the superficial eccentricity of the song, Born This Way is about conforming and adhering to a pre-defined mindset, a philosophy that is compatible with a New World Order. It is not Gaga’s vision, it is their vision. It is the mind state they want you to adopt in order for them to carry on with their Agenda unopposed. This is what they want you to think: There are no important values or moral codes; good and evil are a big blur and being a mindless zombie is cool. If you think this way, “you’re on the right track baby”. I’m not. Guess I wasn’t born that way.
You are chasing your own tail here VC, in the most embarrassing manner. What’s worse, a whole flock of impressionable young people listen to you and take that unmitigated lunacy you cook up for your own aggrandizement, and actually believe in it. You do evil things this way VC. Remember, Dante depicted the lowest layer in Hell for those “who give false guidance”. I do not see Gaga there, VC. But the way you are proceeding, according to Dante’s horrible theological understanding, you might up there. Lying is a sin, VC.
VC you were born in the shallow end of the gene pool. If this were in fact Nazi occupied territory you’d be the first the black booted storm troopers be rounding up and incineration, for general retardation. Luckily in a civilized world we don’t do that anymore.
Here is another video you can have your nice little locked-in mind white trash culture shock over. It’s Polish.
Another funny analysis 🙂
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Unless you know Gaga personally and she told you, how can you assume you know the message behind her intelligence or madness? Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Their will always be people who bash the ones who don’t agree with them. I think Mother Monster “preaches” acceptance doesn’t she?
Yes interesting observation 🙂
Indeed, Gaga doesn’t preach. She ‘tells a messages that resonates’.
In fact if she preaches she preaches to her own chorus line, to rejoice in a particular lifestyle. That in itself isn’t good or bad. I may be only be a little bit vacuous. Fortunately she also brings a sizable and somewhat respectable dose of depth to the table that makes people think.. a little. Many artists these days are all about illusion and imagery, and gaga is “a little less so”, within the boundaries of what the music industry allow her. I think (even apart from what she blatantly shares with me in whatever private engagements we may have here in the Netherlands, if any) she wants to do more, but can’t. If she does more she’ll overextend her envelope of credibility. Her fan base has a viscosity, and too much content will fray the bubble of engagement. I am sure Gaga doesn’t mind the undercurrent of haters – haters are inescapable in this world. Haters are bottom feeding scum that will always do what they do. Its in their nature to hate. But she doesn’t want the hatred of the haters to infect the crowd. You saw that happen with Mad-onna. Madonna lost her fan-base, and her audience started resenting her and in turn she became more bitter. It’s a dynamic discourse back and forth.
As an artist in the musical industry you are not free in any way. You are part of a very much constrained ecology of producers, consumers, media, networks, trolls, bloggers, pundits, fans, labels, advertisers, artists, directors and many more. This business is ending fast and it is being devoured by far bigger markets. Ask Trent Reznor – he went there ages ago. Ask Brian Warner, he got it ages ago. Ask Emily Autumn. They are the fringers, that deal with this beast on their own terms. Ger to close to the beast and the beast will turn you in to a product – I think south park did a nice sketch on that, where Brittney Sears shot off most of her head. Being “a star” isn’t her own person, and it will destroy you as a human being.
Gaga plays a poker game. Eccentricity, alternative sexual imagery, politics, gender issues, pseudo-religious imagery. Bringing that to the table is a potent mix. And it remains to be seen if she can get away with it indefinitely. She might chicken out and decide to “just make money”. Knowing her I don’t think she will, but she’s insecure about many things and she does get depressed every so often. She knows traps like substance abuse, delusions, over-medication, predatory advisers, overthetopism, weird mind-trips are just a weekend away in this business. Its hard to “keep the center”.
Now you call her “Mother Monster”. Ask yourself, why do you even heed her call? I mean, as a casual side joke, it’s very funny. But to become this slavish, mindless, drone advocate of a vague “Gaga-ism” you miss the point. If you call yourself a “little monster” and you support her message of “acceptance”, make me believe it. Personally a message of ‘mere acceptance’ is silly. Tolerance is silly. Mere tolerance is nothing else than Apathy. Tolerance implies INTOLERANCE for the intolerant. A culture of liberal values (and that word means different things on either side of the Atlantic) implies you must unionize against reactionary conservativism. You must organize and resist paternalism and constraints to your freedom. If you don’t you are a bleating sheep who just parrots the lyrics but who doesn’t really hear the song.
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