The Jacksons’ 1984 video “Torture” is a nightmarish ordeal laced with a whole lot of Illuminati mind-control symbolism. Does the video symbolically reveal the secret life of the Jacksons, particularly the family’s most famous member, Michael?
The story of the Jacksons reflects everything that is wrong with the music industry: Young talents being groomed in cruel conditions by handlers, then pushed into the spotlight in order to ultimately break down in a spectacular fashion. When Michael Jackson became the biggest star in the world, things got extremely weird, extremely fast. First, Michael’s appearance and skin color changed drastically due to massive bone-chiseling reconstructive surgery and experimental, chemically induced skin bleaching. Then all kinds of reports of strange behavior- culminating in accusations of child molestation – surfaced in the media, defining the rest of Michael’s career. After spending the last few years of his life speaking out against the evils of the industry, the “King of Pop” died in a what is now ruled as a homicide.
Although I am convinced there were no end of strange experiments conducted on this artist throughout his life, Michael also showed symptoms of a typical industry “treatment”: Trauma-based mind control. The process most likely began at a very young age, as Jackson was reportedly severely traumatized by the physical and psychological abuse suffered at the hands of his father.
When Jackson moved from the custody of his father to the custody of the music industry, things got worse. And if there’s anything one can learn from the articles on Vigilant Citizen it is that the occult elite enjoys disclosing–in a twisted, symbolic and deceptive matter–their control on artists, the industry … and the world. Hence, Torture.
The Jackson’s Torture was released two years after Michael Jackson’s monumental album Thriller made him an international superstar. While the rest of the Jacksons looked to cling to Michael’s talent and get some of his fame and fortune, Torture describes the disgusting Illuminati mind-control system that lurks behind the glamour and glitz of the industry.
Watching Torture is torture in itself. Combining crappy visual effects with a bunch of annoying and disturbing images, the video is tedious and difficult to watch. It is as if one can feel the fact that the filming of the video was torture to everyone involved – including director Jeff Stein:
Stein recalls the shoot as “an experience that lived up to the song title”, and that sentiment is shared by others involved in the production. It finished over schedule and over budget. By the end the Jacksons themselves had stopped showing up. Stein says it was so stressful that one of his crew members lost control of her bodily functions. “The crew motto used to be ‘Death or victory’,” he says. “I think that was the only time we ever prayed for death.”
– Craig Marks “I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution”
Furthermore, as if they felt that there was something intrinsically wrong with this project, Jermaine Jackson flat out refused to appear in the video and Michael bowed out, citing other engagements. The net result of all of this: A wax dummy of Michael Jackson was used for the video.
While the song is said to be about how the feelings of love become “torture” when a break-up is nearing, the video goes in a decidedly MKULTRA direction. The video is all about literal torture and the symbolism associated with those scenes point directly to Monarch mind control (if you don’t know what that is, read this article first).
The lyrics of the first verse describe the plight of an MK slave.
It was on a street so evil
So bad that even hell disowned it
Every single step was trouble
For the fool who stumbled on it
Eyes within the dark were watchin’
I felt the sudden chill of danger
Something told me keep on walkin’
Told me I should not have gone there
Trapped inside a weird, claustrophobic world–representing the mind of a dissociated MK slave–the brothers are subjected to all kinds of trauma.
The beginning of programming is represented by the slave entering into an occult temple.
However, the Jacksons are not initiated into a brotherhood. Instead, they are rather forcibly introduced into a world of hurt under the all-seeing eye of a sadistic handler.
Inside the temple, they are lured deeper by a creepy “magician”, representing the handler.
The slave then falls into a pit and discovers who really rules his world.
Inside this world of all-seeing eyes, the brothers find themselves in all kinds of trauma-inducing situations.
Later, a beautiful woman lures him deeper into the “temple” (programming).
Michael Jackson’s verse explains how a slave gets lured into a world of hurt.
She was up a stair to nowhere
A room forever I’ll remember
She stared as though I should have known her
Tell me what’s your pain or pleasure
Every little thing you find here
Is simply for the thrill you’re after
Loneliness or hearts on fire
I am here to serve all masters
“I am here to serve all masters” is the kind of thing an MK slave is programmed to think.
The slave ends up in an even deeper level of programming.
The programming turns the Jacksons into dancing skeletons, animated by the “magic” of the handlers. That’s showbiz for you.
We are then treated to a classic symbol of MK-related narratives: The MK Slaves breaking glass (or a mirror) to represent the fracturing of their personality.
After the torture and programming, the brothers are ready to go back in the “real world” and be industry slaves.
Although I am sure the producers wanted the real MJ to appear in the video, him being replaced by a dummy is tragically appropriate as Michael is the one who ended up in the deepest levels of programming.
Torture was one of those productions that almost seemed to be cursed. The song was shunned by critics and the filming of the video was a difficult, painful ordeal that was boycotted by both Michael and Jermaine Jackson. The video even lead the production company to go bankrupt.
Torture was nevertheless a prototype of the “modern” music videos, laced with MK imagery. It featured artists portrayed as slaves who are lured into a scary world full of trauma and Illuminati symbolism, giving viewers that gut feeling that they are watching something wrong and evil. Torture was the occult elite symbolically “disclosing” what truly happened to the Jacksons behind closed doors … and it was literally torture.