Eurovision 2019: Why Have We Become Numb to Demonic Entertainment?
Eurovision 2019: Why Have We Become Numb to Demonic Entertainment? by Joshua Philipp for The Epoch Times
Why is it that a kid wearing a MAGA hat smiling at a Native American drumming in his face can become a national scandal, but a mainstream performance can have a performer surrounded by demonic figures, dancing in flames, and show depictions of the Statue of Liberty in ruins—and nobody seems to bat an eye?
I’m, of course, referring to Madonna’s performance at Eurovision 2019 in Israel. Keep in mind that Eurovision is no minor event. In 2018, it had almost 190 million viewers, which is nearly double the Super Bowl’s 98 million.
Openly Satanic imagery is fairly common in Madonna’s performances—and with performances by major pop singers, overall—so this wasn’t especially unusual for her. But the seeming lack of attention these issues receive says something about how warped the standards in entertainment have become.
The real irony is that of all the things the legacy news outlets could have had problems with during her performance, the criticisms focused on the sound quality, and that she apparently called for peace between Israel and Palestine by showing performers with the countries’ flags on their backs at the end.
Madonna’s performance began with her 1989 song “Like a Prayer,” and showed dark, hooded figures on a staircase with a horned devil face projected behind them in red light.
This moved into a performance of one of her new songs, “Future,” alongside rapper Quavo. The dancers pulled off their robes to reveal some wearing white or black costumes, and World War I gas masks. Madonna pretends to caress, then kill, the ones in white, as she declares, “They think we’re not aware of their crimes, but we are just not ready to act,” as a screen in the back shows images that resemble Catholic priests.
She then asks, “Can’t you hear outside of your supreme hoodie, the wind that’s beginning to howl?” She then blows on the backup dancers, who pretend to die, and the set is then engulfed in hellish flames. She then declares: “Not everyone is coming to the future. Not everyone that’s here is gonna last,” as the background image shifts to show a broken and crumbling Statue of Liberty in a destroyed New York City, and transitions into other hellish scenes, such as showing the stage engulfed in flames.
The performance is filled with demonic imagery and dark occult symbolism.
Some viewers pointed to the fact that Madonna wore an eye patch with an “X” on it, supposedly representing her new “Madame X” persona. Of course, it’s possible that she just wore the eye patch because she thinks it’s stylish, but her previous uses of the symbol of covering one eye, and the frequent use of the symbol by other pop stars, has raised some suspicions as to its meaning. Many point to the “Eye of Providence” or the “Eye of Horus” as being the reference. While this was later understood as a Freemason symbol, it goes back further, to Illuminist and Luciferian sects.
In the early Luciferian initiations of the Rosicrucians, an initiate would be led blindfolded through a maze, then would have their blindfold ceremonially removed. Covering one eye, and uncovering the other refers to seeing through the manufactured illusions of the world. This has other meanings from within the dark occult, where Lucifer is seen as the “light-bringer” who “illuminates” followers with knowledge—which plays on the story of the Garden of Eden, where the devil convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.