…by Jonas E. Alexis
During the French Revolution, Voltaire accepted the Talmudic idea that Mary had an affair with a Roman soldier. “I have the colic,” Voltaire wrote, “I suffer much; but when I attack l’infame my pain is relieved.”
Voltaire commanded those like him to “Strike, and hide your hand…I hope that every year each of our fraternity will aim some arrows at the monster, without its learning from whose hand they came…Attack, brothers, skillfully, all of you, l’infame. What interests me is… the suppression of l’infame.”
As such, “books became weapons, and literature became war. Not only did Diderot, D’Alembert, Helvetius, and a dozen others bring their pens to the battle, but Voltaire himself, always dying, became a veritable armory of anticlerical missiles.”
By 1767, Voltaire was already happy about the progress the philosophes had made in France. He wrote to D’Alembert, “Let us bless this happy revolution which has been produced in the minds of all honest men in the last fifteen or twenty years; it has surpassed my hope.”
The French Revolution was the offspring of Freemasonry. Voltaire, Montesquieu, Horace Walpole, D’alembert, and Diderot had a clear agenda and followed a revolutionary weltanschauung which had its eventual root in Freemasonry, which was a covert activity, and which played an influential role in demoralizing France.
Will Durant writes that the “Jacobite refugees from England founded in Paris the first French Freemasonry lodge. Montesquieu joined it, and several members of the high nobility. It served as a refuge for deists and as a center of political intrigue; it became a channel of English influence, and prepared the way for the philosophers.”
We know that Enlightenment writers such as Voltaire, Diderot, Helvetius, d’Alembert, and Montesquieu, among others, were all Freemasons. Voltaire was drafted in the Nine Sister Lodge. It was inevitable, therefore, that the French Revolution, with the backdrop of Masonic encyclopedists, would turn to a full-frontal attack on the moral order. While those philosophers used L’egalite, Liberalite, and Fraternite as their motto, the underlying ideology was to overthrow the social and moral order:
“The most enduring legacy of the French Revolution was the rights of man. Both the Masons and the Jews used ‘the so-called Rights of Man’ as the basis for Revolution and Revolution as the basis for overtuning the Christian social order.”
To make a long story short, Voltaire was working for the Freemasons, whose Talmudic ideology had already taken the French Revolution on a radical turn. In our time, Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, did not realize that her own performance was irreducibly congruent with the Talmudic ideology, which is one reason why the ADL has awarded her for “championing positive social change.” In response, Gaga said,
“This is such an incredible honor. The No Place For Hate Making A Difference Award is a huge deal for both of us, especially because of all of the hard work ADL has been doing to fight anti-Semitism, homophobia, bigotry and intolerance for the past 100 years.”
Abraham Foxman did not miss her opportunity to congratulate Gaga for helping change the cultural norm:
“Lady Gaga is so much more than a pop artist, so much more than an incredible entertainer. She is a one-of-a-kind inspirational champion for social change and a positive role model for young people.”
Positive role model for young people? Lady Gaga herself admitted that
“I used to do bags and bags of [cocaine].Mostly when I was getting ready to go out, while I was putting on my makeup.”
On other occasions, Gaga declared,
“I have been addicted to [pot]. … I was smoking up to 15, 20 marijuana cigarettes a day with no tobacco. I was living on a totally other psychedelic plane, numbing myself completely. ..”
Much of Gaga’s ARTPOP was conducted under the influences of drugs. She confessed, “I was less drunk and more high on this record.” Gaga again said:
“Sometimes it freaks me out — or I should say it petrifies me—when I think about laying in my apartment (in New York) with bed bugs and roaches on the floor and mirrors with cocaine everywhere, and no will or interest in doing anything but making music and getting high.” She said elsewhere, “I was living on a totally other psychedelic plane, numbing myself completely…”
Here’s Gaga again:
“I didn’t have a bad childhood. All of the things I went through were on my own quest for an artistic journey to fu$k myself up like Warhol and Bowie and Mick, and just go for it.”
The quest to “fu$k” herself up led her to various drugs:
“I’ve been addicted to various things since I was young. Most heavily over the past seven years. A friend gave me this term, ‘I lily pad from substance to substance,’ because I get to a point where I can’t go any further with one substance so I move to another.”
It wasn’t enough for Gaga to “fu$k” herself up. She wants to drag young and impressionable fans with her. She does that implicitly through her music.
In 2012, Gaga was banned from Indonesia because the authorities declared that she was responsible for “Satanic lyrics and potentially corrupting the young through the messages in her music.”
Perhaps the phraseology “Satanic lyrics” is revealing here. In fact, Aleister Crowley, who also was a 33rd degree mason, declared quite clearly in his Book of the Law that one quick way to get in touch with the occult world is through “strange drugs.”
Gaga’s song, “dope,” seems to indicate that she is spiritually in pain. Like Madonna, who lamented back in 1991 that she is “a tormented person,” Gaga seems to understand that she cannot ignore the moral order and corrupt the young and immature and still be happy. She admitted:
“But, the truth is that it is very hard to be famous. It’s wonderful to be famous because I have amazing fans. But it is very, very hard to go out into the world when you are not feeling happy and act like you are because I am a human being too and I break… The truth is that I can break, and I did. I was not very good at breaking. I lost everything that I love.”
Of course, “The Industry” will make you lose everything you love. Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Sinead O’Connor and others, all had to lose virtually everything precious in life in order to get their ten or twenty-year fame. Gaga again said,
“The pop industry is like a tabloid now. There’s just no integrity and it’s extremely controlled and manufactured. There’s a lot of farce and not a lot of authenticity.”
Gaga seems to come to a crossroad. She seems to realize that dope and money and power and fame have already cost her more than she was willing to pay.
Here are a few lines from her song “Dope”:
This drink is my last one
I know I fu$ked up again
Because I lost my only friend
God forgive my sins
Don’t leave me, I
Oh I will hate myself until I die…
I’ll keep on searching for an answer cause I need you more than dope…
Each day, I cry
Oh, I feel so low from living high
Perhaps Gaga needs to come to the realization that the music industry will immediately dump her if she cannot sell millions of albums anymore. Perhaps DMX needs to remind Gaga that
“The industry doesn’t have to do with talent; it’s about playing the game… The industry—if you ain’t got a strong mind—will break you down, [and] it’s a matter of time. The industry vultures with nothing to feast on…The industry plays in the dirt, stays in the dirt—test the wrong one in the industry and you will get hurt.
“The industry wanted, dead or alive, new artists to sell their souls…to survive. The industry don’t give a fu$k about you! But the industry couldn’t make a dime without you!”
When Miley Cyrus was prostrating before “The Industry” for money, power and fame, Sinead O’Connor sent her a similar message. She said in part that
“The music business doesn’t give a shit about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its [sic] what YOU wanted … and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, ‘they’ will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone.”
“The Industry” takes young people like Gaga and literally changed them to something that they are not. Taylor Swift, who still hasn’t figured out that she is being juiced by the feminist movement and indeed “The Industry,” is the new victim on the block. Talking like a young teenager who still hasn’t learned how to tie her shoes, Swift declared that
“I didn’t quite see all the ways that feminism is vital to growing up in the world we live in… So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality.”
What Swift is yet to realize is that when “The Industry” is done juicing her, it will throw her out in a dumpster and look for other suckers. Right now, things are going well for Swift. The 25-year old singer “has sold more than 30 million albums and 80 million digital single downloads and has even been offered as much as $2.5 million to perform in Tel Aviv.”
But fame, power and money are only for a few seasons. Swift, like Madonna and Gaga and others, is going to be miserable and will therefore be dumped by “The Industry.” It is only a matter of time. Some of those who have been dumped ended up dying pathetically.
John Lennon for example sang about being “lonely” and feeling “so suicidal” and even hating “my rock and roll” in songs like Yer Blues. He got his wish in December of 1980.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was another classic example. Throughout his entire life Cobain tried to find meanings through drugs and pleasure. Charles R. Cross, one of Cobain’s biographers, noted,
“Heroin became, in many ways, the hobby he’d never had as a child: He methodically organized his ‘works’ box the way a small boy might shuffle his baseball card collection. In this sacred box he stored his syringe, a cooker to melt the drugs, and spoons and cotton balls used in preparing the heroin for injecting. A seamy underworld of dealers and daily deliveries became commonplace.”
Nearly all his associates knew that he was on the path of death. One observer noted,
“With him, it was this train wreck that was going down and everyone knew it, and everyone just wanted to get out of the way.”
We are told that
“‘Heroine’ was now part of Kurt’s daily existence, and sometimes, particularly when he had no band business…the central part. By the summer of 1993, he was using almost every day, and when not using he was in withdrawal and complaining vociferously.”
As another biographer noted, Cobain had an “aggressive personality who struggled with demons that drove and tormented him.”
Yet Cobain did not find the salvation which he had sought through drugs and a horrible lifestyle. At the end of the day, he was miserable. He confessed in his journal:
“Isn’t there somebody out there? Somebody, anybody, please help me. I want to be accepted. I have to be accepted. I’ll wear any kind of clothes you want! I’m so tired of crying and dreaming, I’m soo soo alone. Isn’t there anyone out there? Please help me. HELP ME!”
“Kurt was lying on the floor of his hotel bathroom, having overdosed again. ‘His lips were blue and his eyes were completely rolled back in his head,’ recalled publicist Anton Brookes, one of the people who rushed to Kurt. ‘He was lifeless. There was a syringe still stuck in his arm.’
“Brookes was shocked when he saw Courtney [Love], and the nanny Cali spring into action like experienced medical aides—they were so methodical he was left with the impression they did this regularly. While Courtney checked Kurt’s vital signs, Cali held Kurt up and punched him violentlyin the sola plexus.
“‘He hit him once, and he didn’t get much reaction, so he hit him again. Then, Kurt started to come around.’ This, plus cold water to the face, got Kurt breathing. When hotel security arrived, drawn by the noise, Brookes had to bribe them to not call the police.”
One Kurt biographer writes,
“By 1993 even the drugs weren’t working as well as they once had. Kurt found the reality of drug addiction a far cry from the glamour he had once imagined reading the works of William S. Burroughs, and even within the insular subculture of addicts, he felt he was an outsider.”
As an outsider, Cobain then began to contemplate suicide, and he
“was a changed man and in a frenzy that showed no signs of abating. The drugs, combined with what many around him described as a lifelong undiagnosed depression, shrouded him in madness. Even heroin had betrayed him; he reported it wasn’t as effective as a painkiller anymore. ”
His famous note which was found throughout his journals and even his album was, “I hate myself and I want to die.” Cross writes:
“Kurt’s normal carelessness was replaced by a death wish that frightened even the most seasoned, cynical junkies. The last few months of his drug use, he had wantonly shared needles with other users, ignoring public health warnings about HIV and hepatitis. Black tar heroin frequently caused abscesses from the impurities used to cut it.
“By March, Kurt’s arms had scabs and abscesses, which themselves were a potential health danger. Later that day he bribed other users to score heroin for him, promising them drugs in return.
“When the drugs were split up in their apartment and cooked, Kurt prepared a syringe that was as black as coal—he had failed to use enough water to dilute it. His compatriots looked on in horror as upon injecting himself, he immediately began to suffer the consequences of an OD.
“A panic went through the apartment, as Kurt began to gasp for air…the apartment residents ordered Kurt to leave, and when he was incapable of moving, they dragged him outside. His Valiant was parked on the street and they planted him in the back seat.
“One person offered to call 911, but Kurt was conscious enough to hear this and shook his head. They left him alone, figuring that if he wanted to die, he was going to do it on his watch.”
And surely he did. After years of battling with drugs, alcohol and depression, the rock star blew his head off with a shotgun in 1994. Yet before he committed suicide, Kurt cited Shakespeare’s most famous character:
“Dr. Baker says that, like Hamlet, I have to choose between life and death. I’m choosing death.”
At other occasions, he would often say, “I wanted to kill myself everyday. I came very close many times.”
Sad story. But this is actually the path that “The Industry” offers those who have not taken time to realize that life itself is more precious than gold and silver. As Christ says,
“What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul”?
 Will Durant, The Age of Voltaire (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1965), chapter 8; kindle edition.
 See Steven C. Bullock, “Initiating the Enlightenment? Recent Scholarship on European Freemasonry,” Eighteenth-Century Life, Volume 20, Number 1, February 1998: 81.
 See Geoffrey W. Dennis, Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism (Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2007).
 See Durant, The Age of Voltaire.
 See E. Michael Jones, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2008), chapter 12.
 See Roger Chartier, The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004), 65; Albert G. Mackey and H. L. Haywood, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, 2003), 1: 246.
 E. Michael Jones, Barren Metal: A History of Capitalism as the Conflict Between Labor and Usury (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2014), 1172.
 “Lady Gaga accepts ADL award on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 22, 2015.
 Quoted in Joanna Crawley, “Lady Gaga’s drug-fuelled past revealed as superstar’s former best friend prepares to release scandalous tell-all book,” Daily Mail, July 23, 2013.
 Quoted in Victoria Miller, “Lady Gaga Admits to Heavy Drugs Use,” Examiner, November 11, 2013
 Quoted in Jason Chester, “’I was less drunk and more high on this record…’ Lady Gaga hints at drug use during ARTPOP recording sessions,” Daily Mail, September 29, 2013.
 “Lady Gaga Talks Cocaine Use, Traumatic Events In Neil Strauss’s New Book,” Huffington Post, March 9, 2011.
 Quoted in Sheila Cosgrove, “Lady Gaga Admits Having an Addiction to Marijuana,” People Magazine, November 11, 2013.
 Belky Perez Schwartz, “Lady Gaga banned in Indonesia for being Satanic corruption,” Examiner, May 16, 2012.
 Aleister Crowley, The Book of the Law (Boston: Weiser Books, 1938), 31.
 Cosgrove, “Lady Gaga Admits Having an Addiction to Marijuana,” People Magazine, November 11, 2013.
 Marc Myers, “Lady Gaga on Tony Bennett: ‘He Thinks I’m Old School,’” Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2014.
 Sinead O’Connor, “Sinead O’Connor’s Open Letter to Miley cyrus,” Guardian, October 3, 2013.
 Quoted in Inae Oh, “Taylor Swift: ‘Misogyny Is Ingrained in People From the Time They Are Born,’” Mother Jones, May 19, 2015.
 “Israeli producers vying to bring Taylor Swift to Tel Aviv,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, February 17, 2015.
 Charles R. Cross, Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain (New York: Hyperion, 2001), 226.
 Ibid., 226-227.
 Ibid., 275.
 Christopher Sandford, Kurt Cobain (New York: Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2003), 71.
 Cross, Heavier than Heaven, 284.
 Ibid., 285.
 Ibid., 283.
 Ibid., 318.
 Ibid., 323.
 Ibid., 312.
 Ibid., 290.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.