Monday, February 21, 2011

Die Antwoord's Multi-Layered Psychological Operation

A review by Thomas Richards of SpirituallySmart.Com

Die Antwoord is a Rap/Rave group from South Africa who's popularity has suddenly exploded world-wide. Although in interviews they make it seem like an innocent switch in personal thoughts and ideas allowed them to break through (to the other side) I kept getting this nagging feeling that there is more behind their sudden succe$$

In just doing a few quick navigations on the "inter-webz" (As the lead singer calls it), I clearly saw a profound and well organized attack on African Culture and then the bigger far reaching attack on morality world wide. Although the lead singer, "Ninja" aka Watkin Tudor Jones was born in 1974 which makes him 36 or 37 years old, his group appeals to much younger people. Most of you probably already know the Rave scene and the youngsters that scene attracts. I myself am a veteran of the rave scene from way back in the early to mid nineties. This is something many people don't really know about me. And I know the rave scene is flooded with very heavy drugs mixed with many forms of Techno Music and often mixed with Hip Hop and Rap. I remember there was a kid who was so young he brought his teddy bear with him to the Rave events and was infamous for doing this. The Rave was also known to facilitate very young people starting in their early teens.

So what am I getting at? It appears that Die Antwoord somehow figured out how to add certain signatures to their show to appeal to a wider age range of fans. Including dressing like Pokemon and other animals which creates a disturbing sort of "pied piper" aspect to their persona. Matter of fact, one of the main aspects of "Die Antwoord", which interestingly enough is an anagram for "Ordained Two", "Yolandi Vi$$er" (Visser) has pictures of herself with rats all the time even making their message of being Pied Pipers even less subtle to the trained eye. Do I look too deeply? Perhaps. But if they are indeed ignorant to what they do, I am fascinated with the acuteness they perform their ignorance.

Yolandi Vi$$er and her Rats
Let me start with the comparison I made of Die Antwoord and the story of the Pied Piper and then I'll get into the rest. I don't know how many of you remember the story but I just remembered one aspect of it and that was that a man rid a town of rats with music he performed on a  flute. But I had totally forgotten the dark twist to the story regarding children (which Die Antwoord are trying to attract).

Here's a quick summary of the pied Piper:

"In 1284, while the town of Hamelin was suffering from a rat infestation, a man dressed in pied clothing appeared, claiming to be a rat-catcher. He promised the townsmen a solution for their problem with the rats. The townsmen in turn promised to pay him for the removal of the rats. The man accepted, and played a musical pipe to lure the rats with a song into the Weser River, where all of them drowned. Despite his success, the people reneged on their promise and refused to pay the rat-catcher the full amount of money. The man left the town angrily, but vowed to return some time later, seeking revenge. On Saint John and Paul's day while the inhabitants were in church, he played his pipe yet again, dressed in green, like a hunter, this time attracting the children of Hamelin. One hundred and thirty boys and girls followed him out of the town, where they were lured into a cave and never seen again."

Now keeping this Pied Piper parallel in mind let's get into more of this message Die Antwoord is spreading to the youth of the world...

In the above interview link, "Ninja" was talking about a video Die Antwoord did called "Evil Boy", which is an absolute vile attack on the viewer's mind (no matter how old you are) and he is claiming he is trying to expose a very horrible sounding South African cultural ritual of male circumcision or as he puts it,

"Ninja: It's quite an in-depth thing. It's (The Evil Boy Video) basically about tribal circumcision. It's part of a tradition that's in the black Xhosa tribe in South Africa. When you turn 19 you have to go into the bush for like one week with a blanket and your underpants-- no shoes-- and get your penis chopped up with a kitchen knife. No disinfectants; no pain killers. You get the ash from the fire and you rub it onto the penis and you rub it around your face."

Sounds like Ninja has a legitimate motive for creating his video right? All fine and dandy I guess. Except when it comes to his exposing children and young teenagers to his disgusting video. Which is filled with huge erect black penises. So what's worse? The almost unheard of cultural ritual in South Africa or the video he does "exposing" it? I say it's the latter.

This is where it gets more interesting, Ninja then states in the interview that someone from the tremendously successful movie, "District 9... this lady Marcia [Vermaak]" Did the penis sculptures for the video. Anyone can do a quick search on "District 9" and see that movie was boycotted by Nigerians for some seemingly good reasons. If you look at the District 9 wikipedia page you can read:

"Many Nigerians, both in the country and overseas, were deeply offended by the film." ... "Nigeria's Information Minister Dora Akunyili asked movie theatres around the country to either ban the film or edit out specific references to the country, because of the film's negative depiction of the Nigerian characters as criminals and cannibals. Letters of complaint were sent to the producer and distributor of the film demanding an apology. She also said the gang leader Obesandjo is almost identical in spelling and pronunciation to the surname of former president Olusegun Obasanjo. The film was later banned in Nigeria; the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board was asked to prevent cinemas from showing the film and also to confiscate it.

Many Nigerians also accused District 9 of being xenophobic (phobia of foreigners). Online petitions and Facebook groups called "District 9 Hates Nigerians" were started. Hakeem Kae-Kazim, a British born Nigerian actor also criticized the portrayal of Nigerians in the film, telling the Beeld newspaper Africa is a beautiful place and the problems it does have can not be shown by such a small group of people."

So it's very interesting how Die Antwoord somehow got hooked up with an entity that also insulted Africans, more specifically, Nigerians, with the making of the penis video props on the Evil Boy video. What's the connection to Die Antwoord? Anything? Maybe Die Antwoord has more serious and hidden political and cultural connotations to its cause whether knowingly doing so or by being ignorantly manipulated.

Maybe these two issues I have pointed out (1. Pied Piper parellel 2. Dual Layered attack on SA Culture coupled with moral attack on world) can be explained away, by "the lazy mind.. the programmed mind.." but now let's add the following facts into the mix DJ....

Interestingly enough, according to another video I saw online "Ninja" aka Watkin Tudor Jones, knows about mind control. See Here @ 00:40 "Ninja" refers to "the lazy mind" he then says again "The lazy mind... the PROGRAMMED mind..." The mind is where the real battle is. So who was he programmed by and for what purpose? My guess is there are many layers. On one layer he attacks a culture, on another layer he's degrading youth with his imagery in the Evil Boy video.

And here's more...

Yolandi Points out her disgusting chant publicly on Facebook
In another video, the Female aspect of the band, "Yolandi Vi$$er" begins chanting, "if you're old enough to bleed, you're old enough to breed" -- watch video @ 1:10 she begins the chant. So much for thinking this "Rap" Group's agenda is innocent... I believe we can see there is more to Die Antwoord than meets the eye, and perhaps, the mind.

So what's the bottom line? Beware and be educated. Watch your children and be an example to them. And teach them in the right way. Guard against these negative influences which publicly and unashamedly promote filth and drugs which further cause children's minds to be blind to these attacks against their souls. I would say that just this little bit of info I put together here on this "inter webz" that there is something more to this group called Die Antwoord.

Extra: Here is Yolandi Visser appearing under "celebraties" in LIFE magazine (founded by Pro Fascist, Roman Catholic Knight of Malta, Henry Luce)

And here is some more imagery to consider:

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SOS Album Cover

Drinks and Drugs

Split Personalities


Pied Piper

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