On Sunday, October 30th 1938 a radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" was presented to the American public by Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). This was before everyone had television or computers, so radio programming was a common form of entertainment. The story was presented as a news broadcast, which fooled many listeners (this show can still be found online.) Thousands of people called the police, panicking as the radio continued to report what they thought was an extra terrestrial landing and the destruction of urban areas, as if it was occurring in real time. CBS continues to be one of the largest media giants today, producing all sorts of programming, including news broadcasts.
“Perhaps we need some outside universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.” - Ronald Reagan During a speech before the United Nations in 1987
We might look back to 1938 and laugh at how naive people were to think the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast was real. But how do we know we aren't being subjected to much more advanced forms of deceptive entertainment today? Do we think the people at CBS sat around a table and went, "well, that was a disaster! Let's not do THAT again!" We only need to imagine ourselves wielding such power to manipulate the perception of the masses, and what we would do with it if we lacked a bit of morality. Given the technological and psychological advancements of science and the military, combined with an increasingly shorter attention span of the average person, there is surely an argument to be made that we have never been as SUGGESTIBLE as we are today - and yet so reactionary to anything contrary to "the program" as we perceive it.
Many people, myself included, thought the original "Blair Witch Project" film of the 90s was a real documentary because it was presented as such. It is now called "fictional," many years after. As I was writing this blog, another film has been announced, "Phoenix Forgotten." This film is also being presented as a "non fiction" account, only this one has replaced a "witch" with "UFOs." Here is how the story is being presented to the public:
"On March 13, 1997, several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix. Three teens went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night and were never seen again. Now, on the 20th anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition."
As we can see, these types of films and programs have a history. We see the same thing happening in "reality tv" shows. In fact, current US president Donald Trump has more reality TV experience than he does political experience! Have we gotten to the point where "reality tv" is now influencing who we choose for president? Perhaps "Celebrity apprentice" was created specifically to prepare us for a new president which was ALREADY chosen. In this sense, "reality TV" is merely continuing into our reality, seamlessly. We become part of the script. Many people believe that most, if not all, reality TV shows are either heavily scripted or completely fictional. If mainstream media is willing to release fictional films as "true events," why stop there? Why not present NEWS as reality, when in fact they are fictional stories? Given what we've seen here, how are we even to know the difference anymore?
If we recall Ronald Reagan's speech quoted above in reference to a serious catastrophic event, such as 911, we can actually make out a consistent narrative, not unlike a film or tv series. Was 9/11 not "an alien threat from outside this world?" If freedom is OUR WORLD and SHARIA LAW is theirs, then 9/11 was indeed an ALIEN ATTACK. And are we not beginning to "recognize this common bond" we have in "defending freedom" against those who's ideologies stand firmly against it? This post traumatic event call of "unity" is becoming as predictable and scripted as the mass shootings themselves. United we stand where? In a quarantined security cage awaiting the next slaughter? It seems the "War of the Worlds" has simply been renamed "Terror Wars," and we are still being fooled. We just can't tell the difference between "the show" and "reality" anymore...
The Paris terrorist attacks of 2015 have been called "the deadliest in France since WWII," however most casualties occurred at the sold out Eagles of Death Metal show at the famous Bataclan Theatre. We are told this was carried out by 3 groups of 3 people, all of whom are now dead. "[French President] François Hollande said ISIL organised the attacks with help from inside France. Claimed motives were an ideological objection to Paris as a capital of abomination and perversion, retaliation for airstrikes on ISIL in Syria. I'd also like to add that with 89 murdered at the Bataclan alone, this was probably the worst mass killing to ever occur at a Rock concert, something strangely downplayed by the media, but that should have many more fans of rock music asking questions, even if they are NOT fans of the band. Given the lack of coverage from that angle - I will be going a bit more into the band "Eagles of Death Metal" than others have. NOT to implicate an innocent party, but to objectively determine whether they may have played a larger role than we have been lead to believe.
THE ISLAMOPHOBIA ISSUE
This growing "common bond" of categorical hatred against Muslims in the world cannot be based on truth, if the ones funding those terrorists groups such as ISIS/ISIL are not clearly identified. Given that Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been implicated in funding such terrorist organizations, we may want to take note of the U.S.A.'s relationship to these countries. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have close and strong relations with senior members of the Saudi Royal Family. Qatar and the United States are strategic allies. In other words, the United States is FRIENDS with those who are thought to finance ISIS/ISIL. Until this relationship between the U.S.A. and the financiers of Muslim extremists is fully understood, it isn't possible to rule out whether the UNITED STATES themselves are involved or not with the manufacture of these terrorists. We've already hinted at the motivation for doing so. We've already seen what films and reality TV can do. Imagine what the "Terror Wars" can do? Well, we don't have to imagine anymore, because we're already on a new episode: The Bataclan Massacre.
DATES AND SYMBOLISM
BAND NAME: We already know the name "Eagles of Death Metal" is inherently deceptive. The band doesn't sound like the Eagles and they don't sound like Death Metal. Josh Homme explains this away with his typical clever/ironic humor, basically stating it is nothing but an inside joke asking "what if the Eagles played Death Metal?" But if we simply ignore the band's own explanation and take the name for what it is, we actually get a name that makes a little more sense...The Bald Eagle is native to North America, and is often used on flags, banners, and official US Military attire because it represents America. Jesse Hughes in particular has been consistently presented with "conservative politics" in the media, as well as going the extra step to prove what a "white trash, gun toting, god loving patriot" he is - whilst retaining a "socially liberal" stance on sex and drugs and even satan. He basically embodies a sort of Rob Zombie fantasy version of an "all American" band front man. Eagle = America ('merica). What is a "Death Metal?" We already know the band doesn't play Death Metal, so let's take the term more literally. A metal which causes death is a weapon. Eagles fly, so our weapon must also fly while it causes death. Bullets are typically made of lead, a heavy metal. Death Metal = Weapon/Bullet. So the name is a metaphor for AMERICAN WEAPON/BULLET. In fact one of Jesse Hughe's nicknames is "Fabulous Weapon." He claims he got this from his father, who had a band called Fabulous Weapon. Jesse also said about the Bataclan shooting that if EVERYONE had guns less people would have died. There's also the segment in "Redemption of the Devil" where Jesse is shooting up a Muslim flag. So we have plenty of blatant references to America, politics, and guns within Jesse's own dialogue to back this up.
REDEMPTION OF THE DEVIL: EODM singer Jesse Hughes, "Trump supporter" and gun rights advocate, uses many different nicknames, including "The Devil"... and "Fabulous Weapon." In an interview, Hughes revealed that his band mate Josh Homme gave him "The Devil" nickname when he was 13 (interesting number). Vice Media produced a documentary about Jesse Hughes called "The Redemption of the Devil," which was set for release on October 2nd, 2015 - one month before the Bataclan massacre (interesting timing). The film "follows Jesse as he gets ordained as a Catholic minister, begins an intense relationship with an ex porn star [Tuesday Cross, who has an upside down cross tattooed on her chest, and a crucifix tattooed on each middle finger], explores the political arena, and fights for custody of his only child, all while preparing for the fervently awaited release of his first album since 2008." This film presents Jesse's story through the stylized lens of a Rob Zombie film trying to evoke the violent charm of Quinton Terantino film. The result is more of a seemingly pointless, amateur collage of imagery and symbolism than a proper documentary, or even mockumentary. It was directed by Alex Hoffman, "personal friend" of Jesse Hughes and head of VICE UK's music department. It was pulled from the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival in November of 2015 because "the filmmakers felt the timing was inopportune in light of the tragedy. Note VICE's use of the word "inopportune." This word is more indicative of finances than it is of moral responsibility, making the reasoning behind the pulling of the film almost as confusing and pointless as the film itself. If anything, it highlights the relevance of this otherwise seemingly pointless collage of "gun/devil/god/politics/," in relation to the Bataclan massacre. There is a very strong argument to be made that this film was simply propaganda created to exploit the same "target audience" that the Bataclan shootings were aimed at exploiting. And yet the media, who's existence is typically BASED upon psychological exploitation, is completely ignoring this connection that even VICE MEDIA seems to be highlighting.
911: Joel and Pascal Laloux owned Bataclan since 1976. They sold it on Sept 11th 2015, 2 months before the terrorist attacks. Giant multinational corporation Lagardere Group changed their name to Lagardère Sports and Entertainment in September of 2015. On September 11th of the same year, they bought 70% of the Bataclan company from its owners. According to Lagardere's own website "history" section, one of their subsidaries "Matra BAe Dynamics" was "the leading weapons manufacturer in Europe and the third largest in the world" as of 1996. The Largest shareholder to the Lagardere group is the Qatar, a known financier of the Muslim brotherhood, and has long been suspected of funding ISIS/ISIL. This was recently supported by a Wikileaks disclosure of an email sent by Hillary Clinton in 2014. This was exposed, conveniently near the US election, towards the end of 2016 and reads in part that Qatar and Saudi Arabia were “providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL.”
FRIDAY THE 13TH: The Bataclan shootings occurred on Friday the 13th in Paris. On "Friday, 13 October 1307 (a date sometimes linked with the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition) King Philip IV ordered Grand Master Jacques de Molay and scores of other French Templar [known today as FREEMASONS] to be simultaneously arrested. The arrest warrant started with the phrase: "Dieu n'est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume" ["God is not pleased. We have enemies of the faith in the kingdom"]. Many of the accused confessed to these charges under torture, and these confessions, even though obtained under duress, caused a scandal in Paris.... Sentenced to burn alive at the stake, de Molay called out from the flames that both Pope Clement and King Philip would soon meet him before God. His actual words were recorded on the parchment as follows : "Dieu sait qui a tort et a péché. Il va bientot arriver malheur à ceux qui nous ont condamnés à mort" (translation : "God knows who is wrong and has sinned. Soon a calamity will occur to those who have condemned us to death"). Pope Clement died only a month later, and King Philip died in a hunting accident before the end of the year."
ORIGIN OF THEATER NAME: From thejewniverse.com: "...composer Jacques Offenbach emigrated to Paris to study music. The libretto he famously set to music, “Ba-Ta-Clan,” was written by his friend Ludovic Halévy, the son of a Parisian Jew who converted to Christianity for marriage. (Though with a name like Halévy we can’t imagine he made a very convincing Christian.)....Halévy seems to have cast his own multilayered religious identity into the operetta, which revels in ethnic cloaking and mayhem. The storyline involves three Frenchmen masquerading as Chinese, and a French country “bumpkin with ambitions to rule,” àla Napoleon III. The operetta opened in Paris in 1855 and eventually made it to Broadway under the dubious title “Ching Chow Hi.” (Did we mention this is 19th-century ethnic humor?) The Bataclan music hall opened ten years later with a whole chinoiserie theme."
What are we to make of all of these dates and symbolism? Is this giant production the work of some primitive towel headed religious nuts plotting out in some obscure location among the dirt and the rocks? We are dealing with a profoundly intelligent, dark, internationally powerful entity with great attention to detail and a deep understanding of what goes on in the minds of "regular people." If WE represented such a force, logically rock bands (as well as RAP), being a particularly "American" symbol of freedom and individuality, would HAVE to be infiltrated if global propaganda is to be affective on all levels. Given that, a band like the Eagles of Death Metal could be completely manufactured to direct a certain subculture of society in order to help "manufacture" rebellion in the western world before it can occur naturally. In this way, the inevitable "social revolution" can actually be controlled from the INSIDE by the same forces we think we are fighting against. This is why the band comes off as a contrived Rob Zombie invention. Perhaps they have been created by someone who understands Rock and Roll, but who CANNOT identify with it fully. This is probably why we see so much of Jesse Hughes trying to prove how much he embodies Rock and Roll. Because the OPPOSITE is true. He even tells us he is being deceptive by these incessant, tacky symbolic mixtures of "the Devil" (the father of lies) and god. I'm not religious, but I'm pretty sure the bible says that you cannot serve 2 masters. And what is this guy CONSTANTLY saying through symbols and dialogue? TWO MASTERS TWO MASTERS TWO MASTERS!
..."what really shocked me at first was...we're a loud rock band...the power of the band off the stage through the P.A. is...hard to trump...the initial shots were so powerful for me I immediately...I knew something was wrong..." Julian Dorio, Stand in Drummer during TEODM Bataclan performance 11/2015 VICE INTERVIEW
In the first sense, he is comparing the sound of the band to the sound of the first blasts of the terrorists' gun shots. What did we say earlier about the name of the band being a metaphor for American bullets? He's saying the blasts of the terrorists was louder than the blasts of the band. The ALIEN weapon was louder than the AMERICAN weapon. The TRUMP reference compliments the Eagle/American symbolism in the band name, and brings it out into the scene of the massacre. This is now the THUNDERING voice of TRUMP, via the band, being overpowered by the sound of terrorist blasts. So we're talking about the anti Muslim, anti refugee, anti ALIEN narrative of the Trump administration being echoed in this short statement. There's also the more crass interpretation which says "our sound has a hard on for Trump." This only echoes Jesse Hughe's very vocal support of Mr Trump.
It took a second to believe that...that's really occurring because it wasn't on the news yet..." - Josh Homme, 11/2015 VICE INTERVIEW
This quote by Josh Homme suggests first that nothing is REAL until it is on the news, which his friends at VICE and others on his long list of corporate sponsors control. Josh also does not explain in this interview, or any others I have seen, why he wasn't present during this particular concert, even after offering that he was SUPPOSED to be there. Given what occurred that night, wouldn't it have been smarter to simply make something up or just say "I rarely tour with them, that's why I wasn't there?" By offering that he wasn't there "by a stroke of fate" [NY Times Interview] and then not explaining why anywhere - this leaves an odd opening in the story for people to ponder. It's also worth noting here that the terror attacks in France that night began at 21:25 (9:25) at a bar/cafe in Paris. The Bataclan shootings began at 21:40 (9:40). That's a 15 minute gap. Paris was already on "high alert" from previous threats and attacks (In fact, Bataclan specifically had been threatened due to "pro Israel" events held there by the previous Jewish owners who conveniently sold the club on 9/11/15, 2 months before the attacks after 40 years of ownership.) TEODM are represented by WME, who's CEO is media giant Ari Emanuel, who's father was part of a militant Zionist group, Irgun). The EODM had also played in Tel Aviv the previous July. Are we to believe that despite ALL OF THIS justification for increased security, and even a 15 minute gap between when the first Paris attacks occurred and when the Bataclan shootings began, nobody suspected or prepared for an attack like this? At the very least, someone in the sold out show should have noticed something on social media, via their cell phone - which nobody goes anywhere without checking these days, that attacks have begun in another part of the city.
Our friends went there to see Rock and Roll and died. I'm gonna go back there and live." - Jesse Hughes, 11/2015 VICE INTERVIEW
This quote by Jesse Hughes has the sound of a heroic response to a traumatic event. But what does he really mean by this quote? He's literally saying he wants to go live where people died. Specifically, where people were SLAUGHTERED. Wouldn't a "traumatized" person want to stay as far away from the scene of the bloodbath as possible? Especially so soon after the fact? This guy goes by the nickname "The Devil." The Devil wants to go live where people were slaughtered, while he was singing "Kiss the Devil." Sounds more like an occult ritual than a tribute to the fallen.
We're gonna recruit people to be part of life, to be citizens of the earth." - Josh Homme, 11/2015 VICE INTERVIEW
Josh Home makes a subtle military reference here, specifically by using the word "recruit." (Jesse Hughes has echoed military themes in reference to the band as well in the obviously scripted OCT 2015 gigwise.com article where he said "We're like the special forces of rock n' roll") Although Josh is a master at delivering obscure lines like this in a seemingly natural, harmless way, if we really break it down what does he actually mean by this? Why do people need to be "recruited" in order to be "citizens of the earth?" What power or authority does this man represent which gives him the inspiration to make such a statement? Are we not citizens of the earth already? Why would we need special recruitment to join a class we are already part of as a birth right? This is more of the "united we stand" narrative, which basically says "be one of US and be protected." There is a subtle threat there as well, which states - "if you aren't UNITED with US, you aren't a citizen of the earth. You are an ALIEN (Muslim), and you must be destroyed."
VICE: What do you want to say to your fans? What do you want to say to your people out there? JOSH HOMME: Don't move, we'll come to you.
If you're injured and hiding in the middle of a battlefield, trying not to be seen - this is something a fellow soldier might say just before leaving to get help. Josh delivers it this way as well with his facial features and voice tone. "Help is on the way!" These words are not meant to EMPOWER anyone, they are meant to make you feel like an INJURED defenseless rock fan in need of protection. An injured soldier cannot fight. He is a victim. Josh has been painted as this sort of "fatherly/protective" figure by the media. Part of this narrative is the story about how him and Jesse "The Devil" met. Supposedly as kids, Jesse was a trouble maker and Josh protected him from bullies at school. Now he's playing the role of "protector" to his fans against the bullies (terrorists). His story is slowly being reeled out into the world to encourage people to just basically, don't do anything and wait for Josh to come save them. This guy who wasn't even at the concert where his fans were slaughtered, and never explained why he wasn't there. I don't think this is Josh talking anymore, this is a message from the government/military industrial complex, who manufacture the crisis and then encourages you to give up all your rights in exchange for protection, while you're in a fearful (injured) state. Where is the angry Josh who threatened to beat up a kid who threw a shoe at him on stage? Where is the angry Josh who threatened someone who wanted an autograph? 89 of this man's fans were SLAUGHTERED. He doesn't want to kick anyone's ass?
"Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion." -Eagles of Death Metal Facebook page, 11/18/15
Posted a mere 5 days after 89 of their fans were BRUTALLY MURDERED - The band is suggesting that the slaughter of 89 of their fans has UNITED them with a new family and that they are feeling PROUD. I've heard of always looking on the bright side of life, but this is a bit extreme. At best, this seems to be more of the "united we stand" rhetoric the Bush administration gave us after 9/11 - just put a different way. This was the phrase we chanted as the U.S. charged into Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction which, to this day, haven't been found. So whether it's GW Bush or Syd Vicious telling us to "stand together united" after a traumatic event, it's the same response that does nothing to bring justice and nothing to prevent it from happening to people in the future. If anything, it lays over and says "it's ok just take more of my rights away as long as I'm with my family of prisoners and am protected for another year by big brother Homme!" This is not the response of empowered individuals, this is the response of CAGED individuals who are simply glad their food was thrown into the prison cell for another day. It does nothing to address the fact that our "prison cell" is growing smaller every year as a result of new "security measures" and the fact that these measures seem to be having a reverse effect.
"36 year old Nick Alexander, who worked the band's merchandise table during the group's European tour, was among the people killed."
"It's a waste of life but it wasn't a waste of life, and we need to focus on that message of positivity. It's not worth our energy to focus on misery. We need to move forward with life, and life is for living and life is for laughing, and that's how we intend to remember Nick" - Zoe Alexander, interviewed 2 months after the Bataclan massacre
This was the worst terrorist attack on France since WWII. The Bataclan concert was where the most casualties (89) were reported. At a rock concert, featuring an American band. We are told by the media that not only were people killed, but in some cases were tortured and mutilated beforehand. Families of the victims would be justified in feeling furious and demanding answers and JUSTICE for these crimes. Yet, Zoe Alexander (sister of victim Nick Alexander) doesn't seem to have any questions or fury about what happened to her brother. While interviewed on camera [now viewable on youtube] she sheds not one tear, in fact she smiles while offering "we need to move forward with life" just 2 months after her brother was brutally murdered in public! She also urges us to not focus on "misery." Why is she speaking like we're patents and she is a therapist? Why is she addressing US as if we are victims? Isn't SHE supposed to be the victim?
"Lamenting the loss of so many innocent people, Bowdery adds that she "feels privileged" to have been present for their last breaths." - Washington Post interview of witness
This is one of many weird "witness responses" that can be found in various news articles pertaining to the Bataclan shooting. Here we have a "Ms Bowdery" going on about "feeling privileged" to see people perish. You can try and put into words a positive spin on what this person is saying, but in the process you will find yourself perplexed. Are we supposed to imagine the beauty of watching someone take their last breath in the midst of a bloody massacre? While I can see this viewpoint depicted in some fucked up horror story about necrophilia, I'm not buying it from an "alleged witness" of this massacre. No, beholding last breaths taken where 89 people are being tortured, mutilated, and slaughtered is not a privilege. I'm sane, thank you.
"FIGHTING TERROR" BY REMOVING OUR RIGHTS
So what are leaders doing to protect the people against these "freedom hating Muslims?" Exactly what "Muslim extremists" are trying to do of course, take more freedoms away!
Similar to the USA's response just after the 911 attacks, "In response to the [2015 Paris] attacks, a three-month state of emergency was declared across the country to help fight terrorism, which involved the banning of public demonstrations, and allowing the police to carry out searches without a warrant, put anyone under house arrest without trial and block websites that encouraged acts of terrorism...Cities in the United States took security precautions, especially at sites where large crowds were expected, as well as sports events, concerts, the French embassy and other French government sites. William J. Bratton, the New York City Police Commissioner, said the Paris attacks have changed the way law enforcement deals with security. Singapore raised its national security alert level, stepping up border checks and security across the city-state. Police and military authorities in Manila were placed on full alert in preparation for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting."
Whenever a "state of emergency" is declared, certain laws and rights are suspended, presumably for the protection of the masses. This allows the police, government, and military to act more quickly and freely to restore order. The problem is, multinational corporations are now so powerful and technologically advanced, that a false disaster of almost ANY type can now be manufactured to justify the transfer of power over to the military industrial complex. We think that fancy 3D movies is the best our media's got? Holograms of Nat King Cole singing a duet with his daughter? The more convincing the THREAT, the more willing we are to hand over our rights for "protection." Therefore, we have a very strong motive for the "powers that be" to manufacture false disasters and acts of terror. The greater the threat, the more extreme the response. If we want to imagine the ultimate threat, we are looking at either a nuclear threat, natural disaster (such as what occurred in New Orleans in recent years), or an extra terrestrial one. And what is the most extreme potential response to such threats? Martial Law.
"Martial law can be used by governments to enforce their rule over the public. Such incidents may occur after a coup d'état (Thailand in 2006 and 2014); when threatened by popular protest (China, Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, 2009's Iranian Green Movement that led to take over by Revolutionary Guards); to suppress political opposition (Poland in 1981); or to stabilize insurrections or perceived insurrections (Canada, The October Crisis of 1970). Martial law may be declared in cases of major natural disasters; however, most countries use a different legal construct, such as a state of emergency."
IS IT ILLEGAL FOR THE NEWS MEDIA TO LIE?
Given the media's extremely selective reporting on the Bataclan Shooting, and their complete hesitance to sensationalize any of the MANY controversial facts regarding the shooting, a logical conclusion would be that we're simply being lied to. And it's probably being done legally.
From the FCC website:
"The FCC cannot interfere with a broadcaster's selection and presentation of material for the news and/or its commentary. However, the FCC does regulate content in some narrow areas. Federal law prohibits or limits the broadcast of obscene, indecent or profane language as defined by U.S. courts. Also, the FCC may issue penalties for knowingly broadcasting false information."
According to a Florida case involving Jane Akre and Steve Wilson VS (FOX) WTVT, "the FCC's news distortion policy is not a "law, rule, or regulation" under section 448.102 of the Florida Statutes." "Wilson and Akre planned a four-part investigative report (for FOX broadcasting] on Monsanto's use of rBGH, which prompted Monsanto [manufacturer of rBST] to write to Roger Ailes, president of Fox News Channel, in an attempt to have the report reviewed [censored] for bias and because of the "enormous damage that can be done" as a result of the report. "rBGH is a genetically engineered artificial hormone injected into dairy cows to make them produce more milk. Despite opposition from scientists, farmers and consumers, the US currently allows dairy cows to be injected with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), also known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST)."
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the eighth and current Emir of Qatar. Tamim has held a variety of government posts within Qatar and also worked to promote numerous sporting events within the country.
Is there a connection between The Eagles of Death Metal and Lagardere group? I don't just mean because they played a venue Lagardere owned, I mean do they have an actual link?
"Because of our position in the music industry, we have direct ties to what has happened in France: Eagles of Death Metal are one of our own artists; Bataclan is owned by one of our shareholders, Lagardère group; one of our own family members, who is also an artist manager, has worked with victim Nick Alexander on tour" By Bandsintown - Nov 16, 2015
I'm not sure how much one can read into the above quote from Bandsintown, but clearly a connection is being made from Lagardere to the Eagles of Death metal, down to the deceased merch guy, Nick Alexander. After what we've seen, this draws a link from ISIS/ISIL (by way of Qatar) to the band. Either this is not considered "newsworthy" or the "journalists" reporting these types of events cannot properly use GOOGLE SEARCH. At the very least, this could be sensationalized to hell. And since when does the media pass up on an opportunity to do that? The only reason the media would have to ignore this obviously suggestive information is if it is assisting with the cover up by focusing on stories which grab attention but do not point towards certain lines of thinking or reasoning (and of course, makes a mockery of anyone who attempts to do so.)
Robby Frasier is EODM’s band manager. He works for what was the William Morris Agency (also known as WMA). Under CEO Ari Emanuel’s leadership, in April 2009, WMA merged with the Endeavor Talent Agency to form William Morris Endeavor, or "WME” for short. WME currently represents the band, according to their own website. Ariel Zev "Ari" Emanuel, who was once Donald Trump's agent, purchased the Miss America pageant from Trump on September 14th, 2015, (the day after the Bataclan shootings - I guess he was too busy to comment on the shooting because of this?) coinciding with Trump's announcement that he was running for president.
"[Ari] Emanuel...is a powerhouse talent agent who is notorious in the entertainment business for his aggressive, hard-charging negotiating style. His lineage is also legendary—he is the brother of Ezekiel, or “Zeke,” a renowned oncologist and one of the architects of Obamacare, and Rahm, the former White House chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago." -The Daily Beast
"Emanuel gained widespread media attention in July 2006 when he called on Hollywood to blacklist Mel Gibson because of Gibson’s “anti-Semitic remarks.” Emanuel wrote, “People in the entertainment community, whether Jew or Gentile, need to demonstrate that they understand how much is at stake in this by professionally shunning Mel Gibson and refusing to work with him, even if it means a sacrifice to their bottom line.”
Ari Emanuel's "father, Jerusalem-born Dr. Benjamin M. Emanuel, is a pediatrician who was active in the Irgun, a hardline Zionist militant group whose activities in Mandatory Palestine during the 1930s and 1940s led to its listing as a terrorist organization by the British authorities, the Jewish Agency and the 1946 Zionist Congress. His mother, Marsha Emanuel (née Smulevitz), was a civil rights activist, and the one-time owner of a Chicago-area rock and roll club."
A good question for Ari Emanuel might be, "so Ari, what are your feelings on this massacre, the worst terrorist attack at a concert in modern times, where one of YOUR company's bands was playing?" This is the man who basically RUINED Mel Gibson because of drunken antisemitic remarks. He has NOTHING to say about this slaughter of Eagles of Death Metal fans? One would think he'd be raising hell right about now. Maybe he has already. Just not the "hell" we think.
According to Rolling Stone, "Hughes said he felt something was amiss when he first arrived at the venue and noted the security guard for the backstage area didn't look at him. "I immediately went to the promoter and said, 'Who's that guy? I want to put another dude on,'" Hughes claimed. "And he goes, 'Well some of the other guards aren’t here yet,' and eventually I found out that six or so wouldn't show up at all...It seems rather obvious that they had a reason not to show up." [Hughes later apologized for making these statements publicly]
Josh Homme formed TEODM with friend Jesse Hughes. According to a New York times interview, Homme had planned to be onstage at that show but changed his plans. “I wasn’t there by a stroke of fate,” he said. In that article, there is no particular explanation as to what this "stroke of fate" was.
So why is it that Jesse Hughes is so quick to assume security guards who decided not to show up "knew something," but his own band member and drummer was also not there and this gets no mention? Obviously Jesse knew the reason Josh wasn't there, but why don't we? Why would Jesse put this viewpoint out there without explaining where his own drummer was that night?
PROMOTE PROMOTE PROMOTE
Let's take a quick look at the intense promotional campaign for TEODM before and after the Bataclan massacre:
As stated earlier, "Redemption of the Devil" was released by VICE a month before the Bataclan attacks. This focused on issues of guns, god, politics, patriotism, drugs, sex, the devil, and rock music.
Following the attack, a Facebook campaign was created by Jon Morter with the intention of getting the band's cover of the Duran Duran song "Save a Prayer" to number one on the UK Singles Chart. The campaign was promoted by Duran Duran and headed up by Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon who promised to donate their proceeds from the sale to charity. While this seems to come from a good place, it was also done with the not so subtly stated goal of getting the band's song "to number one on the UK Singles Chart." It also associates TEODM with one of the UKs biggest pop rock bands, Duran Duran. Capitalizing upon tragedy is still capitalizing, even if charity is thrown into the mix.
Josh Homme encouraged musicians of any genre to cover the band's song "I Love You All the Time", and all of the subsequent proceeds due to the band would be donated to his charity Sweet Stuff Foundation, which would then be donated to the victims of the attack. Again, brilliant way to capitalize - even using OTHER BANDS to spread the music of TEODM. But it's ALL for charity, right?
"On December 7, the band - without Homme - appeared on stage at a U2 concert at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris in their first concert appearance since the attack. The bands performed a cover of Patti Smith's "People Have the Power" together before Eagles of Death Metal performed "I Love You All the Time". In a statement following the performance, Hughes thanked U2 and said that the band would return to Paris in February 2016. The following day, the band revisited the Bataclan to pay their respects to the victims of the attack." 2 HUGE publicity stunts in 2 days. Again, associating themselves with a HUGE pop band (U2), justified with "positive vibes and messages," followed by the famous non event where Jesse Hughes is allegedly denied entrance to the Bataclan - but according to his manager he never even tried to go in. Well which one is it Mr News Journalist? Right, a little manufactured controversy the day after sharing the stage with U2 - well played EODM - more press coverage for the band.
Less than a month after the attacks at Bataclan, VICE, producers of "Redemption of the Devil," release a mini documentary interview of the group, recalling the attacks. If you type "Eagles of Death Metal Bataclan" into youtube, it's the 2nd result that comes up. As of today it has nearly 5 million views. This one is basically presented in the "reality tv" fashion, in order to "set the record straight" or something. In actuality, it's just more promotion for the band and further solidifies the narrative which we are supposed to buy about the shootings.
In February of 2017, another documentary on the band and the Bataclan massacre released by HBO. It was directed by Colin Hanks [son of Tom Hanks] about the band and the aftermath of the Bataclan attack, titled Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends). So now we have the son of one of the highest paid actors in the United States and HBO behind the band. Why? Well because we haven't documented the band's response to the shootings enough. I haven't seen the film, but I assume from the description that the film raises no questions at all as to who the attackers were, who owned the venue, the weird date it was sold, or where all the money leads. That might lead to answers. Why would we want to take these big names and big money and produce a documentary which actually told us something new or informative?
"If you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans. This is the first direct hit on music that we've had in this so-called War on Terror or whatever it's called. It's very upsetting. These are our people. This could be me at a show. You at a show, in that venue. It's a very recognizable situation for you and for me and the coldblooded aspect of this slaughter is deeply disturbing and that’s what I can’t get out of my head." - Bono, U2
A BIT ABOUT JOSHUA AND THE TWO AMERICAS
af·flu·ent: (especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
Born in Joshua Tree, CA, "Josh Homme...is from one of the more affluent families in Palm Desert. His grandfather Cap Homme has a park named after him in an exclusive enclave in Coachella Valley, where retired movie stars, former American presidents and Microsoft’s Bill Gates all live. There’s a Homme Street where the family ranch used to be located – now the location of the very posh Monterey Country Club [of which his Grandmother was a member], 375 acres of luxury homes tucked underneath the shadow of the Santa Rosa Mountains." - http://www.uncut.co.uk
“I didn’t grow up as a rich kid,” he protests, squirming a little. “I grew up in an 800-square foot condominium. Money doesn’t mean anything in itself, it’s just a way to keep people off of you, or keep yourself free, keep your options open. But it’s hardly something to stack or think about. Although maybe it looks cool stacked." - Josh Homme, UNCUT.co.uk, 2013
Corporate sponsors for the first Eagles of Death Metal album included Ask.com, Comcast, Payless ShoeSource, Nissan Motors, Budweiser, Pontiac Motors, Wendy's, Microsoft, Globe Shoes, film "Thank You for Smoking," promotional disc for the film Grindhouse, soundtrack for PS2 game Gran Turismo 4...
The band that was center stage during the Bataclan Massacre was The Eagles of Death Metal. Everyone knows Josh Homme is the main man behind this band, even though he doesn't always appear live with them. Therefore, why isn't anyone asking the very fundamental question of, "why would ISIS/ISIL want to attack Josh and his fans?" It's a reasonable question, I'm not sure why nobody is asking it. Instead we are absolutely inundated with every inch of Jesse Hughes and his "god/devil/guns/religion/politics" montage of symbolism. But this guy was a nobody pulled out of the desert by Josh Homme. And as far as I know, his band played a show where the largest slaughter of rock fans in history occurred, and he called in absent for it, without explanation. While that doesn't mean he is guilty of anything, any competent detective trying to make sense of this massacre would ask this question. But the problem is that this case was considered "closed" the second "ISIS/ISIL" was announced as the perpetrator. Any other details are considered "inadmissible" because frankly, logic and reason are not as factual as "news media determinations." It's like Josh said in the quote above, that facts are hard to believe before they are on "the news." So I guess the strategy here was to KEEP facts from appearing on the news at all, so that people won't consider them?
U2's "The Joshua Tree received critical acclaim, topped the charts in over 20 countries, and became the fastest-selling album in British history. According to Rolling Stone, the album increased the band's stature "from heroes to superstars". Bono said, "I started to see two Americas, the mythic America and the real America", hence the album's working title, "The Two Americas." Having toured the US extensively in the past, the group were inspired by the country's geography. As such, the desert, rain, dust, and water appear as lyrical motifs throughout the record."
"The name Joshua tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers crossing the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer."