Taylor Swift, Queen of the 2018 American Music Awards
The 2018 American Music Awards were basically a 3-hour-long celebration of Taylor Swift. Here’s a look at the awards and Swift’s symbolic performance.
Most of my articles about award shows stress one important fact: They’re often carefully orchestrated pieces of ritual drama involving a limited number of characters. Take a look at my previous articles about past award shows and you’ll quickly see a clear pattern forming.
The 2018 AMAs obviously fit in this unmistakable pattern. The entire show was orchestrated to convey to convey a clear message: “All Hail Taylor Swift”. And, in an era where everything must be politicized to an extreme level, Swift made her political “coming-out” at the most strategic moment possible.
The Coming Out
Mass media can create out of nothing an intense buzz in a matter of hours, and it was Taylor Swift’s time to shine. The buzz began on October 8th, when she announced on Instagram that she would vote Democrat at the midterm elections. Citing LGBQ rights and systemic racism, Swift wrote to her 112 million followers that, although she supported women in government, she could not give her support to Marsha Blackburn, the Republican candidate for Senate in the state of Tennesse.
This announcement ended Taylor Swift’s years of “unacceptable” political silence. Indeed, since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, Swift remained silent on political issues, a silence that was deafening to the ears of some journalists. For instance, this 2017 article from The Guardian equals Taylor Swift not attacking Trump to her being a “messenger for Trump”, even associating her with the “alt-right”.
The article stated:
In the year since Donald Trump was elected, the entertainment world has been largely united in its disdain for his presidency. But a notable voice has been missing from the chorus: that of Taylor Swift, the world’s biggest pop star. Her silence is striking, highlighting the parallels between the singer and the president: their adept use of social media to foster a diehard support base; their solipsism; their laser focus on the bottom line; their support among the “alt-right”.
– The Guardian, The Guardian view on Taylor Swift: an envoy for Trump’s values?
The article ends with this damning sentence.
Swift seems not simply a product of the age of Trump, but a musical envoy for the president’s values.
Other news sources also could not handle Taylor Swift’s silence which was perceived as an act of treason. Why couldn’t she be more like Katy Perry who openly supported Hillary Clinton during the Presidential campaign?
Considering this history, Taylor Swift’s endorsement of the Democratic Party generated an instant buzz. News sources reported a noticeable spike in voter registration following the Instagram post.
And yes, the people at The Guardian were appeased.
As usual, these “commentators” completely ignore a highly important fact: The Taylor Swift brand is owned by the record business. Everything she says and does is controlled by her industry handlers. Taylor Swift never actually supported Trump in the past, she simply did not take a political stance, perhaps because her Tennesse / Country Western fanbase is highly conservative. It was a calculated move.
But now the calculations have changed. Taylor Swift political endorsement dropped at a strategic time and spurred a media momentum leading to the 2018 AMAs.
And the AMAs were all about Taylor Swift. It was not even funny. It was all scripted to crown her the queen of the night.
Queen of the AMAs
The 2018 AMAs did not waste time. The ceremony began with a video listing Taylor Swift’s many accomplishments in the music business.
The announcer then says that Taylor was up for “four huge awards” and that she could break the record of most wins ever by a female artist. Will she do it?! The suspense is killing me!
Then, it was time for Taylor Swift’s performance. And boy was it symbolic. It was a classic occult-elite toxic stew of symbolism mixed debasing messages about being a cruel, hateful and manipulative witch.
The song is evocatively called I Did Something Bad, from her 2017 album Reputation. The lead single from that album was Look At What You Made Me Do and its video was replete with Illuminati mind control symbolism. I Did Something Bad is also a pure product of occult elite brainwash. The chorus of the song sums up the elite’s message to the youth:
They say I did something bad
Then why’s it feel so good?
They say I did something bad
But why’s it feel so good?
Most fun I ever had
And I’d do it over and over and over again if I could
It just felt so good, good
It just felt so good
Bad is good.
The performance begins with Taylor standing in what looks like a futuristic occult temple, complete with a red-lit altar and pillars. A bunch of men are laying at her feet, completely at her mercy.
At face value, the song is about Taylor Swift destroying men “who talk sh*t”. Some believe that it is about Kanye West and other dudes. However, it is difficult to ignore the underlying spiritual meaning of this entire display. Indeed, the performance is a celebration of the elite’s favorite religion: Deceitful satanism.
Then, not unlike other female pop stars, Swift compares herself to a witch being burned at the stake.
They’re burning all the witches even if you aren’t one
They got their pitchforks and proof, their receipts and reasons
They’re burning all the witches even if you aren’t one
So light me up (light me up), light me up (light me up)
Apparently, that cobra is called Karyn and it made regular appearances during Taylor’s tour. But what’s up with her and snakes? In her video Look What You Made Me Do, she was surrounded by snakes. Some say that it is a reference to Kim Kardashian calling her a snake in a leaked phone call (or something). However, considering the occult and spiritual context of this performance, the symbol of the snake takes on a profound meaning.
The song is called I did something I Did Something Bad. In Genesis, Eve bit the proverbial apple that was given to her by Satan, who took the form of a snake. She did something bad because this was strictly forbidden by God, who banished Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden. Occult mysteries teach that this serpent, associated with Lucifer the light bringer, is actually a savior of humanity.
At the end of the performance, Taylor plays again with men as if they were puppets.
At this point, we’re about 3 minutes into the AMAs and the show already turned into a hellish satanic nightmare complete with fire, lightning, a giant snake, men laying lifeless on the ground and Taylor singing that she “did a bad thing”. She got a standing ovation.
Later in the evening, Taylor won all four awards she was up for, effectively breaking the record they were talking about at the beginning of her performance. Yes, it was such a perfect night for Taylor … as if it was all planned in advance.
But, hold on, was there even someone else present at these awards? Yes, there was this guy.
My first article about award shows was The 2009 VMAs: The Occult Mega-Ritual, which involved Kanye West interrupting a young, wide-eyed and “wholesome” Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech. The entire ceremony was a highly symbolic ritual drama meant to “initiate” Taylor into the elite industry.
Nine years later, Taylor is crowned queen of the AMAs with a highly symbolic performance. While Kanye wasn’t there to interrupt her many speeches, he still remains her arch-nemesis.
Indeed, during the course of the same week, Taylor Swift, the country girl from Tennessee (which voted for Trump by a margin of 61% to 35%), urges people to vote Democrat. Meanwhile, Kanye West, the rapper from Chicago (one of the largest Democratic strongholds in the United States), is walking around with a MAGA hat and is set to meet Trump for a second time.
The ritual drama goes on.
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