When my Facebook feed started featuring stories from white nationalist David Duke’s website arguing that the Super Bowl halftime show proved that “the United States has come under the control of a Jewish elite that is hostile to the white population in this country” by “promoting promiscuity, homosexuality, and anti-white imagery,” I assumed that this was regular white supremacist nonsense. But it turns out that Beyoncé isn’t simply the focus for garden variety white supremacist anger: She also earned the ire of Nephilim theorists!
According to his newest Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural Report YouTube show, Nephilim theorist L. A. Marzulli hates women performers for being obscene. In 2015 he declared Katy Perry the Whore of Babylon because her appearance at the Super Bowl atop a tiger reminded him of the Whore riding a Beast in Revelation. He previously accused Madonna of promoting an “Illuminati-occult agenda” at a past Super Bowl. This year, Marzulli accused Lady Gaga of dressing in red to symbolize the Devil while “flashing the Baphomet horn sign” with her hands. He says that Gaga was pledging her allegiance to the Illuminati and Satan. He accuses Beyoncé’s dancing of being “pornography” that is pushing a liberal agenda of sexuality associated with “rock and roll and the hip hop community” (as though they were the same thing!). He says that producers refuse to have Yo-Yo Ma or classical pianists perform at halftime shows because Classical music is too wholesome.
Marzulli says that the halftime show has been so clearly an “occult-Illuminati spectacle” that this year’s show seemed “innocent” by comparison. But rather than take this as evidence that he is wrong about the Illuminati’s influence on football, Marzulli claims that we need to look still harder to find evidence of the occult hidden in the show.
He starts by pointing to Hindi writing on Coldplay’s amplifier. He says he has “no idea” what it says, but he demands to know “why are they displaying that? Why are they overtly displaying that?” He claims to be trying to get the text translated to determine the occult meaning of a blatant display of a non-Western script, but I will save him the trouble: It says “Coldplay” in Hindi using the Devanagari script. Essentially, Marzulli’s problem is that the lettering is non-Western and therefore in his mind evil. Marzulli anticipates the criticism that he is fishing for things to be mad at: “I would differ. Everything these people do is calculated. […] They do it with great deliberation on their part.” He accuses the halftime stage of being “the Rosicrucian cross […] that represents self-illumination.” He says that the occultists are using Hindu imagery and “Sanskrit on the amplifiers” to symbolize the Illuminati, who are associated with Eastern religion and the demons Easterners worship in contravention of Christianity.
Marzulli is also upset that the final image of the show displayed rainbow colors and the word “love,” which he takes to be an endorsement of homosexuality, which he considers evil and demonic. “It was a subtle, but then again in some ways not so subtle, occult spectacle,” he said.
Like David Duke, Marzulli asks who is “controlling” what we see in the media and who is making the decisions about which evil sluts to stimulate occult erotic desires. While Marzulli explicitly means for us to read the answer as “demons” and “Illuminati,” it’s not hard to see that the implicit answer is the same one Duke provides: Jews. Duke’s Jews are standard-issue Zionist conspirators, while Marzulli’s are the evil false Jews who manipulate secret societies under the influence of Nephilim-demons, but they come from the same century-old paranoia about Jewish control of the media.
Marzulli’s anger is the same as Duke’s, the rage of old white men against the young, the non-white, and the non-male. Both cranky assholes want more control over expressions of women’s sexuality (neither cares much about expressions of male sexuality unless it is homosexual) and a return to an imaginary time when straight white men could wield Jesus as a cudgel to keep everyone else beneath them.
Certainly it can’t be a coincidence that Marzulli is quick to declare Beyoncé (a Black woman), Bruno Mars (a Black man), Katy Perry (a woman), Madonna (a woman), Lady Gaga (a woman), and the producer of the Super Bowl halftime show (Ricky Kirshner, of Jewish heritage) of being demon-worshippers, while the only one he wasn’t sure about was Chris Martin of Coldplay, a straight white man. Marzulli seems to think Martin has been deceived by nefarious Eastern mystics into surrendering his (white? Christian?) birthright in favor of demons.
So this is the Nephilim-theorist agenda laid bare: Cranky old white guys upset that the world has passed them by and blaming it all on demons.
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