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Social Media is the new Rock’n’Roll?



Rock and Rollers admit that their music is satanic. Many of them admit to giving their bodies and souls to Satan in order to become both rich and famous. Rock and Roll was birthed by Satan to destroy the youth.

Aliester Crowley is without a doubt, the main spiritual “teacher” of rock music. Crowley’s mission in life was to destroy Jesus Christ and Christianity, while exalting sexual perversion, drugs, magick and Satan. His mantra was “Do what thou wilt”.

The teachings of Satanist Aliester Crowley was received and kept and practiced by groups like the Beatles. As seen by the following quotes:

“The whole Beatle idea was to do what you want, right? To take your own responsibilty, do what you want and try not to harm other people, right? DO WHAT THOU WILST, as long as it doesn’t hurt somebody. . .” (“The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon & Yoko Ono”, by David Sheff & G. Barry Golson, p. 61)

“[The Beatles are] COMPLETELY ANTI-CHRIST. I mean, I am anti-Christ as well, but they’re so anti-Christ they shock me which isn’t an easy thing.”.. Derek Taylor, Press Officer for the Beatles (Saturday Evening Post, Aug. 8, 1964).

“Christianity will go, it will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that. I’m right and will be proved right. . . .We’re more popular than Jesus now.”
John Lennon (San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1966, p.26)

(and my personal favourite)


Kurt Cobain was anti-christ.

Dr. Terry Watkins notes: “Kurt Cobain is one of the worst Antichrist, blasphemers since John Lennon. Kurt Cobain decorated his home with blood-splattered baby dolls hanging by their necks! The inside of Nirvana’s album In Utero, which is the album dc Talk got ‘All Apologies’ from, has pictures of chopped up babies! Cobain ran around his neighborhood spray-painting, ‘ABORT CHRIST’ and ‘GOD IS GAY.’ Cobain’s first band was called ‘Fecal Matter.’ Cobain killed himself a couple of years ago” (Dr. Watkins, Christian Rock: Blessing or Blasphemy?)

The inside cover that has 'chopped up' babies.

The above website would probably be considered by most of us as extreme and the content of such a site dismissed out of hand these days. But 70 years ago, this was the dominant thinking on what Rock and Roll would do to humanity. Right wing Christians preached against the moral corruption of youth through what they called “jungle music”. No racism there right?

The time of Rock’n’Roll’s explosion coincided with two marvels of the 20th century. Electricity and the radio. It established itself as the world transformed itself. With electricity came the radio and with the radio came the music. Of course the exact same campaign against Television was to shortly follow as it too rode the same pathways.

We now live in a similar age. A new fad is ‘corrupting the minds of our youth’. As Radio and Television found their growth through the invention and then the establishment of an electrical grid, social media, now rides the establishment of the internet.

And like music or television, we had people bestowing its ills from day one.

Recently social media has been blamed for everything from peaceful uprising in the middle east to the London riots and flash shoplifting.

If you listen to comments from opinion writers, they too are now calling for some kind of control of social media.

Of course all this is about is fear of losing control.

‘Rock and Roll’ and later ‘Film/Television’ could not be controlled by the governments of the day. Protests songs helped end wars, or so the hippies will tell you. When the wall came down in Berlin and the USSR returned to being Russia, the one thing you would hear is a mention of a Beatles song or an Elvis movie. It was a link to a culture they had not known, but glimpsed through records and film.

The arab spring is in a way supposed to have also contributed to this wanting of something else. Likewise, for those who went on a rioting spree based on their concept of want.

Whereas those limited in political freedom had a want for political freedom, those limited by what they felt was injustice in the UK sent them on a spree for designer shoes and flat screen TVs we are told.

But that is not exactly true.

It was not what they took that is the reason for what happened. That was an outcome. Where as in the USSR people wanted what they felt they could not have, the exact same thing happened in London.

They reached out to grab the things they associate with aspirational happiness as expressed by advertisements. Yes some involved did do so opportunistically, but I would say that these made the smallest of minorities in the crowd. Most of those there were angry about something.

Those that committed opportunistic crimes are just angry period. But yes, some in the crowd followed them mistaking the anger they expressed as the same as their own. 

Immediately post the riots outbreak, social media was being questioned as a problem. It was the cause for the anger. 

Hilarious. It ain’t the wheels people, its the cargo.
It is not the medium but the message.

People don’t hear a song from Bob Dylan and suddenly decide to protest against a war. No. They heard a song. Saw a news clip. Read a book. Partook in a debate etc etc. It is a culmination of all this over a time period that changes values and beliefs.

Now yes, social media allows for quick dissemination of information, however the thinking part remains a long one.

The real reasons for an event such as the London riots was not because of the speed social media rallied people. However it was a great contributor.

What you had was a perception of injustice that helped enforce in some people’s minds a perception of a long period of this injustice and a perception of being helpless to do anything about it. Then you had that fresh anger concentrated and that erupted spontaneously.

On seeing the original event, that is where gangs and criminals began to take over seeing that the police was too thinly spread, targeted locations in regards to the violence and theft that was to come. All this was then reported in newspapers and television news and this somehow further inspired other outbreaks elsewhere. After all not only did they see a message that said a riot was happening, they saw it and read it in papers and on TV. 

You see, what we see here is a progressive way of communication over time. As the invention of the printing press spread information, so did radio and television, telephone, and now Internet devices. Where it takes years to spread information to a nation through the media of two centuries ago, now that media can be streamed live.

Still, technology only affects the SPEED of a message. It is the message itself that is the catalyst for change. Always has been. Like you can not hypnotise someone to do something they would never normally do, a message has no impact on someone who does not believe it to be true.

And this is the crux.  This is the challenge. Turning information and data into actual knowledge. Because while data and information can be relayed instantaneously, transforming that into usable knowledge is something totally different. It took less then a second for Newton to see the apple fall. But it took him years to turn that into knowledge.

Its funny though how knowledge is sometimes denigrated, especially in response to ideological beliefs be it religious or political. Or generally fear of change.

What I don’t get is when change does happen, we can’t get enough of it. Social media offers armchair TV show critics and aspiring comedians to offer their input. It allows local issues to be debated internationally. It critics everything from bus services to man’s inability to come to a solution in regards to one half of the world throwing away food, and the other half dying from lack of it.

Social Media is a great way of getting global ideas to local problems. But it is also a great way of getting local problems highlighted to globe.

Those that fear this latter scrutiny may have more problems then they want to globe to know about. But I think David is starting to see that.

Hmmm. Maybe he can say the Internet is satanic.

A. Ghebranious 2011 (All Rights Reserved)

One Comment
  1. Jennifer Baratta permalink

    Oh Boy here we go thanks ASH!

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