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The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye’s “No Church in the Wild” and Adam Lambert’s “Never Close Our Eyes”



Why do music videos these days often feature police in riot gear and violent repression? Is there an attempt to normalize the concept of a police state in mass media? Two recent and blatant example of this agenda is Jay-Z and Kanye’s video “No Church in the Wild” and Adam Lambert’s “Never Close Our Eyes”. Even though these songs are different in style, their underlying message is similar and is on par with the police state agenda of the world elite. This article will look at the meaning and implications of these videos.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

What does Jay-Z have in common with Adam Lambert? At first glance, nothing at all. At second glance, they’re mainstream artists part of the music industry and at some point, even though they differ in style and substance, they are expected to push the agenda of the elite. As we discussed in the article The Transhumanist and Police State Agenda in Pop Music, the entertainment industry is used to promote and normalize the concept of a police state in the eyes of young people. Since the publishing of that article in early 2010, many other artists have featured an oppressive police force and violent repression as part of their works. From performances in live shows to music videos, there is a conscious and constant effort to associate the cool and sexy aura of pop stars with the otherwise abhorrent sight of riot police in a free society.

Two recent examples of the perpetuation of the police state agenda in popular culture are Jay-Z and Kanye West’s music video No Church in the Wild and Adam Lambert’s Never Close our Eyes. In spite of, or perhaps because of, the fact that these songs are two different genres that aim to reach two different markets, they both contribute to the saturation of popular culture with police state imagery. While the authorities are not necessarily portrayed as the “good guys”, they are nevertheless there, as if their presence at any kind of public demonstration is normal. Let’s look at the symbolism and the underlying meaning of these two videos.

No Church in the Wild

No Church in the Wild has rather profound philosophical implications. The lyrics are of course up for interpretation, one of which is that the song is a rejection of religious dogma to embrace a more humanist (and maybe hedonistic) way of life. The title of the song itself is a figurative way of saying that religious institutions such as the Church are unnecessary human constructs that are not found in nature. That being said, the video consists of lovely footage of trees and streams … oh no, actually the video is about a bunch of dudes getting beat up by riot police. Why? What’s the relationship to the lyrics? I am not totally sure, but the video is pretty much five straight minutes of angry rioters and violent police repression. A great way to desensitize young people to the concept of police state.

The video begins with a guy lighting up a Molotov cocktail in Prague (although some shots appear to be taken in Paris, France).

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

In the video, the rioters do not appear to have a valid cause and they are clearly portrayed as the aggressors.

So, right away, we are right in the middle of a confrontation between police in riot gear and young rioters. There is no prior explanation and the rioters have been given no “noble cause” to defend. Even if they do, the viewer is not made aware of it, sort of how mass media relays stories of riots across the world. We’re just seeing senseless violence that is initiated by rioters.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

The rioters are angry and aggressive. Without a back story describing the source of their grief, it is rather hard to identify with them.

The policemen do not take this crap for long. The young guys charge, violently, giving police an excuse to take out their shiny weapons and retaliate with even more violence.  And boy, do they bash on them.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

This guy gets clubbed back to sanity.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

This one gets his feet swiped off to fall on his back while other policemen apparently laugh at him.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

This one gets a face full of tear gas at point blank range, a lot like student protestors at UC Davis. I am pretty sure that this is NOT the way the user manual recommends using tear gas.

All of these scenes happen in slow motion with a cool beat in the background. As Dave Chappelle once said in his legendary Chappelle Show, everything looks cool in slow motion. Even police clubbing down a young defenseless guy. Is police oppression being glamorized in an indirect way? Here’s a strange juxtaposition of images:

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

This guy got chased down by police cavaliers and got smacked right on the head with a nightstick.

Right after this scene, we see a shot of a statue that gives a deeper meaning to the violence shown.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

Right after we see a rioter get clubbed down by a policeman, we see a shot of a statue of Theseus clubbing the Minotaur. This story from Greek mythology esoterically represents the slaying of man’s “lower animal” side in order to achieve illumination. Is the video saying that the rioting masses are the “lower animal” side of society that needs to be tamed (or slayed) by the illuminated?

The video features several other dramatic shots of sculptures found in Paris, notably a few from the Arc de Triomphe. As we’ve seen in the series of articles Sinister Sites, sculptures and monuments in major cities are often imbued with the symbolism, mythology and philosophy of the world elite and the secret societies behind it. Since these massive monuments are often commissioned and funded by members of the world elite, it is rather expected that they represent them and their views. In the context of the video, showing these stone monuments implacably overlooking the chaos that is happening on street level is a reminder that the elite is seeing what is happening and probably approves of it. After all, isn’t the Masonic motto of the world elite Ordo Ab Chao (Order Out of Chaos)?

Later in the video, day turns into night … and strobe lights, the kind we usually see in clubs and raves, appear in the riot scene.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

Police in riot gear surrounded by strobe lights. They are really trying to associate police with stuff young people enjoy.

Usually when strobe lights are on, it is because something cool is happening, like music, partying or dancing. That being said, why are they around police in riot gear? Are we trying to confuse young minds with good old-fashioned cognitive dissonance? Just in case you might be confused: Being repressed by police does NOT equals a party.

At the end of the video, nobody truly wins or loses. Rioters fight back and appear triumphant while police still stand their ground. In other words, nothing has changed and status quo is preserved. An elephant makes an odd appearance in the streets of Paris, reminding the viewers that the “wild” in question is, in fact, our society, where people act like animals and the strongest one wins. In this wilderness, there is no Church, no respite from the savagery, just the stone gaze of statues overlooking the violence. These sculptures represent the puppet masters, those who pull the strings on both sides in order to advance their agenda of a more controlled and repressive society.



Never Close Our Eyes

While Adam Lambert’s song Never Close Our Eyes differs greatly from No Church in the Wild, it still exposes young people to the same kind of imagery and ends a similar way: An illusion of victory by the revolutionaries – with a special emphasis on the word “illusion”.

Never Close Our Eyes takes place in a dystopian future (in mass media, the future is ALWAYS dystopian) in a setting that is reminiscent of George Lucas’ movie THX 1138 or Michael Bay’s The Island, where Adam Lambert finds himself living in a tightly monitored community (or prison), surrounded by emotion-less and zombie-like denizens.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

Never Close Our Eyes is yet another video set in a dystopian future, characterized by the omnipresence of surveillance cameras. If we are not already in this vision of the future, we’re definitely heading directly towards it.

In this giant compound, the inhabitants are constantly under surveillance, are fed and sedated with pills and have their individuality repressed through eye color removal.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

Adam and his mates must enter soul-sucking machines that remove the color from people’s eyes – representing the lost of free will and individuality. Isn’t that what TVs are for?

Adam’s eye color however stays the same – meaning that he rejects the system’s indoctrination. He ultimately gets fed up and starts an uprising. A funky uprising.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

Adam doesn’t feel like doing back-breaking labor anymore. So he gets up in defiance and runs away with a few other rebels.

Adam and his crew then run towards the exit in order to escape the Big Brother prison.

So up until now, one could say: “Finally, someone who stands up to this NWO crap and delivers an inspiring message”. Most critics effectively describe this video as “Adam Lambert destroying Big Brother with dance”. But does he really destroy Big Brother? Let’s look at the rest of the video and see what really happens.

A bunch of officers meet the rebels at the fence and shoot smoke at them – turning the place into a dance floor!

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

In No Church in the Wild, police were surrounded by strobe lights and in Never Close our Eyes, they walk around with smoke makers like those found in clubs. Wow, riot police always really bring fun everywhere they go!

After getting smoked, do Adam and his friends fight harder to tear down the fence and run away? Nope, they stay behind the fence and start dancing. Does that equal destroying Big Brother? Last time I checked: No.

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

After being smoked out by the police, Adam and his friends are shown dressed in colorful attire and performing super funky choreography. Take that Big Brother!

If you look closely at the dance scene, Adam’s clothes keep changing, which may hint that the whole thing is just one big illusion or hallucination. Were they drugged by the gas? Is this all happening in their heads? Is all this dancing just “smoke and mirrors” making them believe that they’re free and happy? One thing is for sure, the entire thing seems to have confused Adam and his friends because, at the end of the video, they actually run back to where they came from!

The Police State Agenda in Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" and Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"

Hey gang, freedom is the other way! Why are you running back there? Why are you so happy? Why … awww screw it I give up.

To sum up the video, Adam rebels against a highly monitored system where everyone is controlled and sedated. He runs towards freedom but, when he is met with police with smoke guns, his rebellion turns into a colorful party and, when all is said and done, nothing really happens. The rebels get all happy and cheerful, dance for a while and run back to Big Brother.

We can parallel the conclusion of this video to what happens in America and the world. While the masses are increasingly getting our rights revoked, our privacy eradicated and our freedoms taken away, we do nothing about it. We are distracted with smoke and mirrors, television and cinema, escapism and denial. We celebrate a contrived and fabricated illusion of freedom, then run right back to the comfort of the elite-controlled society, allowing the elite to pursue their agenda uncontested. As Frank Zappa said: “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”


In Conclusion

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s No Church in the Wild and Adam Lambert’s Never Close Our Eyes are two examples of a widespread and continual effort to promote police state imagery on TVs, movie screens and computer monitors across the world. Associating cool artists who are adored by millions of people with riot police not only normalizes the concept of a police state but also creates an unconscious positive association in the minds of the viewers. Meanwhile, in real life, protests across the Western world are increasingly being met with riot police. Violent repression, brutal arrests and sophisticated weaponry are being used with less and less restraint and are even becoming the norm. Peaceful protests are often purposely sabotaged by paid agent provocateurs who incite violence, “legitimizing” the police repression.

Do not be fooled by the smoke and mirrors that make up the news and music videos: The presence of heavily armed police forces during public demonstrations is not normal; rather, it is an aberration in a free and democratic society. However, this obvious fact seems to have been forgotten as police state laws and tactics and weaponry are being deployed with increasingly frequency across the world. But there is nothing cool or normal about riot police … even if they are shown with strobe lights in a Jay-Z video. Even if they dance around with Rihanna, Beyonce or Lady Gaga. Even if they’re in all the video games. An oppressive police force is the opposite of normal in a free and just society. And if riot police ever do become normal, the elite will have accomplished an incredible feat: Duping the masses into accepting a police state, without it even knowing it.



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The most depressing thing is the pure idiocy of 95% of people. If people weren’t such complete idiots with no sense of morals or understanding of the concept of what a democracy is really about videos such as these *wouldn’t even exist* because there’d be nobody to watch them, pure boycott. What level of stupid do you need to be to actually look UP to somebody like Jay-Z, and spend your money on and time on his pathetic, self-aggrandizing BS such as what VC describes here? Mindboggling! Illuminati imagery all over, Patriot Act, obvious false flag ‘terrorist attacks’ to usher in gun control, Masonic/Satanic/occult imagery on official government buildings, subliminals in movies – even children’s shows, obvious occult undertones and agendas in music business productions, JFK/other assassinations and the history of CIA/others’ misdeeds involving MK ultra and various other black ops being info available to all… and yet, if you log onto something like YouTube, you’ll still find people telling you how insane you are (probably coupled with the suggestion to ‘kill yourself’, that’s always colorful and nice) for daring to suggest people may want to look deeper into these things. Idiotic world that in fact deserves the NWO. Only… Read more »

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Dude it’s called having money to waste. It’s not a really big deal. Modern-day humans are so stupid they believe anything we say, do or put on the TV. It’s called Social Darwinism, if you feel smart.


Police states came to my house today be cause they were searching a terrorist or something like dat…my family members were like "there is the poliiiiiice 😀 " and I was like… DAMN! 😮

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When Adam mentions the New World Order that he presented in the video, from the context of his words, he is obviously talking about the order / govt / system – you can call it Orwellian, Big Brother, dystopian – that he and his fellow prisoners rebel against. When the guards spray them with gas/smoke, it doesn't "turn the place into a dance floor". Instead, the resistance of the rebels turn the gas / smoke into color, and turns the place into a dance floor. It is their resistance that is the catalyst. You see the guards drop their equipment and run away. And the dancers are free now, so it doesn't matter what direction they run in. Pretty simple. In fact, one of the reasons I don't like this video is because it's so simple and obvious. It certainly doesn't make a police state or its agents look attractive or cool – they are presented as these scary expressionless masked automatons, who in the end are cowardly and easily beaten.


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From my point of view, only a full on revolution can stop this. Yet the people of the world are not ready for such a thing… yet.


I think the post about Adam Lambert video is exaggerating. Besides. When police tries to smoke them, they have a colourful shield which symbolised individualism and with them – they protect themselves. It means that if everyone fights together – they get stronger. Dance symbolises freedom. At the end they're happy and celebrate freedom!

I think this time the video was really wrongly interpret.


I'm disappointed with Adam Lambert's music video. When I heard that Bruno Mars wrote it, I thought the music video would be kinda cute and sexy. I hope Adam's third album is different.

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The Illuminati isn't gonna give us a choice as we can attest according to what's described in the videos above and the Ron This Town video also created by Jay Z and the crew.Pay close attention to the lyrics as well as the images and you'll see where Jay's loyalties are and it ain't in GOD,I can tell you that much is a fact.He's more entrenched with the ways of lucifer and you can tell by the hooded sweatshirt he's wearing which displays Thou do what Thou Wilts,which is a saying associated with another illuminai faction The ORO and you can look that up as well. People the time for playing or sitting idlely by is over.

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Is it starting to sink in now? The bible states that all of this must and will happen,I was just reading about the Skull and Bones (a secret society deeply hidden at Yale University),The Brotherhood,Freemasons and the Knights Templar all which are connected to the Illuminati.We know where the illuminati stands as far as world domination,both bushes fomer father & son potus and secretary of state nominee john kerry are all members of Yale's devilish secret society Skull and Bones. People we need to wake the H up and realize that the lack of knowledge is the reason this country is in the shape it's in.


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Hey u all missed the point the real symbolism of the video is religious oppression by force and oppression of the free will of a state to control what your religion teaches you

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Well, I've seen the video multiple times and I really like it. I think the exact opposite of what you think. I had some kind of feeling that I wanted the riot crowd to win. I wanted them to beat the cops. And at the end, they kinda do. You see them climbing a statue. One man kicks down an agent of the statue. You also see fear in the eyes of the agents multiple times. I don't know what the riot was fighting for but I had the urge to join them. They didn't seem to be out just to riot and destroy thinks, but to actually fight for something.

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I have to agree with you here. I´m not denying that there has been a far-too-excessive proliferation of state policy imagery (and, possibly, agenda) in mass media lately but… I just have to wonder: Is that truly the end game? How could one possibly know? And, for that matter, if "the Elite" hold all the keys, who´s to say that they, too, filter out information that may or may not advance our culture and understanding of life as is? Who´s the victim and who´s the tyrant? Is what I have to ask myself… If someone is being bashed down into oblivion, and they´re too oblivious to know that that is actually the case, who´s to say they won´t benefit from that? Who´s to say they won´t grow because of it? A slap in the face is also a wake up call… but not, necessarily, a call to arms. We all have symbiotic relationships. We all trade something for something else. That is the nature of any relationship. We have something they want, they have something we want. Otherwise… deal´s off. For the most part, however, we remain unawares of what it is we expect, what it is we want and… Read more »


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I think you are just a little disillusioned here. No church in the wild means there is no order in the wild. Church is order but that institution is falling to the wild the rioters


This is only new for people who are not of color. Foreign brown people and African Americas all over the country have been introduced to police in riot gear through civil rights.. and to police brutality through racial profiling. The idea of needing to take action over the police or a martial state is not new or foreign to members of the black community. In the suburbs cops aren't found around, but in every major city.. like mine.. there is a cop posted on every block with a dash cam.. cameras everywhere.. and now thanks to technology we can record some of the police brutality.. but this isn't news breaking..

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It's a representation of Revelations, rapture and antichrist. No church in the wild is the church being taken off earth. Enjoy the tribulation!

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