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Hidden emo agenda?

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 09:55 AM
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OP, I totally get you and I think that what you're doing is awesome. Keep up the good work in denying ignorance. I'm sure other people will start to see what you're getting at soon enough.




posted on May, 18 2010 @ 09:57 AM
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OP - I'm going to address this as if you're serious, but I get the feeling your post is a little tongue in cheek.

As someone that was in my late teens and early twenties when Weezer came out - they are in no way shape or form an Emo band. Emo was originally an off-shoot of the DC Hardcore scene... that's Washington DC and Hardcore would be what most would call Punk, although Hardcore was a faster, more abrasive version of this.

The original "Emo" movement came about when bands such as Fugazi decided they didn't want to be constrained by always having to play fast songs, they wanted to be able to express themselves without adhering to the constricts of that scene, they also wanted to move away from some of the more traditionally aggressive lyricism and address social, political, moral and Emotional topics within their songs.

Check the banner in the background!



Ok, so years later the scene moves on and there's a slew of younger bands taking up the mantle of "Emo" this begins to be noticed my major record labels and like every decent, independant music scene, they corporatise and homogenise it ad nauseum - here we get bands such as My Chemical Romance, New Found Glory, Jimmy Eat World and loads more mediocre junk...

Not bad for Wikipedia

Anyhoo - Weezer are definitely not an emo band by any stretch of the imagination.

As for bunny suits, the band Flaming Lips quite often dress up as bunnies, they like to put on a decent live show...



Is it possible that certain symbols etc are now so commonly used that they've just been accepted and co-opted by pop culture?

You know, pop culture does tend to be a bit of a magpie.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 09:57 AM
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hidden EMO agenda?

yeah, to get into every parent's wallet and every 15 year old daughters pants. thats always the bottom line when it comes to commercialism / marketing.

as far as weezer goes? whatever. there is no accounting for taste. especially whereas artists are concerned.

the most prolific agenda that i could associate the "EMO" (emotional) genre would be the movement to emasculate the entire male gender.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:01 AM
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I have a T-Shirt that says "CHOOSE" on the top line and on the second line it says "ZZZzzzzzzzzzzz".

NWO Plot? Or a T-Shirt that took the piss out of the 80's "Choose Life" Wham T-Shirts?

Op... Can you grasp those straws any tighter?

IRM



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:18 AM
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I concur.
But, IMO, anyone who signs their contract with the any huge music Corporation basically waives their rights as individuals.
They are told what to wear and how to wear it.

I am not saying Weezer does it.
But if you look around, alot of music names conform.

Look at the way all big pop stars are emulating Madonna.
From Britney, to Christina, to Lady Gaga, and even Carrie Underwood.
They all have the same look, feel and style of seduction.
Blonde hair, curvy, sexy appeal.
Its rather intriguing how closely they all resemble themselves.
Almost as if they figured out how to sell the most records and duplicate the process.

Disgusting in my opinion.
But, its either business as usual or another conspiracy.


Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
The Internet beats it. ATS could very well be also a brainwashing website, have you thought about that?


Valid point and I somewhat agree.
Although the television has been around alot longer, the Internet is full of dis-info from every corner of the Earth.

ATS is not a brainwashing site, because it is not telling you to believe in something or act a certain way.

This is an open forum that has alot of topics covered from every angle.

I am not saying that this site doesn't influence people's opinions...
...although no one in here should let anything influence their own opinions.

The title is misleading a bit.
I don't believe its an "Emo agenda" at all.
More like a distraction agenda and it relates to one of my latest threads:
Distraction: Entertainment and Us


My summary is clear.
You should believe what you think is right personally, not what someone tells you to believe.




[edit on 18-5-2010 by havok]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by Ismail
OP, I totally get you and I think that what you're doing is awesome. Keep up the good work in denying ignorance. I'm sure other people will start to see what you're getting at soon enough.
I hope you are able to see where I am being facetious and where I am being dead serious. It's not like one can just go and 'do something' based on a hunch, or whim. And no, I'm not crazy, running around looking at other band's sites etc. I know what weezer intends, and so does the universe. Time will tell.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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Look...I am very aware of the bunny thing...the energizer bunny who wears ray ban sunglasses. The sexual connotations. I saw that dissipated punk scott weiland do it too. Believe me-I know exactly where it came from. Those who know what I am alluding to will not say anything about it..the shame is on the other side as far as I'm concerned. Those who don't get it, flame away.

But weezer added to it with the crown and especially the pageantry 'miss america' style banner. That may have been some snip of dialogue which was a part of the secret filming, and I will never forget that. I remember nearly every sentence I ever uttered, whether I was starving, or brimming with satiety.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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The emos have no agenda, they're too overwhelmed with by their own emotions to formulate coherent thought. Between combing their bangs and cutting themselves, where's the time to plot world domination?



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 02:10 PM
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Your linking of the Wheezer band member to lucifer is a long stretch. But if you are really worried about satanism in the music industry, I dont think EMO is the right place to look at.

Have you tried, you know, BLACK METAL? Norwegian black metal? Some of them dont even hide they are satanists, so you dont really have to INTERPRET anything. There is no conspiracy, either. Just facts. They are satanists and they would drink your blood and eat your flesh and sacrifice your carcass to Lucifer.

EDIT: I would believe in a NWO/TPTB agenda to afeminate the world population through GMOs and other chemicals, to make us whimps. Emos are weak, physically and emotionally. They are almost like broken human beings. So, I would believe in that. Would I believe that EMOs have their agenda? No. They only have their twitters and blogs to cry. No agendas.

BTW, what is the difference between a CLUBBER and an EMO?

A CLUBBER glows in the dark. An EMO cries in the dark.

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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My favorite Weezer song, sorry I have no clue how to embed videos here.



www.youtube.com...

Back on topic.......Weezer is not Emo, nor satanists.......just a fun band

[edit on 18-5-2010 by Wondering302]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Hash Pipe was a good one too. I thought Weezer was considered Grunge along with the likes of Nirvana and Pearl Jam?



[edit on 18-5-2010 by primus2012]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by davidmann
No..it said 'In the Morning'.

By now you may have guessed it. I am hoping for some sort of quantum link to establish what or where the phrase derived. If it's what I am thinking about, there will be some action.
That phrase appears to be in the lyrics of a number of their songs...

Dreamin' —

And I'm dreamin' in the morning
I'm dreamin' all through the night


Faith in the Light —

Everybody depends on a friend
To hide their face from the sun
In the morning when things haven't changed
Your world is coming undone

And everywhere that you go
Your nose is starting to grow
You lose your faith in the light
And that's ok
Yeah that's ok

Everybody is climbing a tree
To show their way to the stars
In the morning when things haven't change
Your world is taken too far


Seafaring Jamb —

Everybody, don't make me laugh
'cause it's not so insane
In the morning it comes to pass
and there's no one to blame


Lullaby —

its not that he dont love you
you his mommy dearest
but in the night time he only needs himself
go entertain the neighbors
leave him to gajatate
and in the morning you leave a glass of milk


(there could be more... I stopped at 4...)



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:29 PM
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Words escape my mouth upon seeing such idiotic accusations.
Also, the problem with your post is not the fact that you can't bring a photo.. hell I take your words as true and I believe he had that T-shirt on. Still, what does THAT say?... Are you sure you are DENYING ignorance?

The posters that told you to get a life and go outside abit are dead serious, and so am I.. Go outside and get a little taste of life as they are, and not as they are by "truth seekers" on ATS that try to link every goddamned thing to the NWO.

That reminds me.. I had a friend that had an NWO shirt when we were little.. He made it himself and he told me it's influenced by the wrestling team that had the chicago bulls players in them.
..Now that I think of it he must be a government agent!

I mean.. "OMG GUYS I HAVE PROOF OF THE NWO AGENDA! I SAW A KEYBOARD PLAYER OF A LESS-THAN-POPULAR BAND WEARING A T-SHIRT THAT IN MY OPINION IS A TRIBUTE TO SATAN"

*sarcasm*
Last thing - didn't you find it weird that probably more than a few people in the audience did the mega-ultra-super-secret-illuminati-handshake?

You guessed it! Government secret agents disguised as a crowd in a rock concert!
*sarcasm end*

[edit on 18-5-2010 by SparKzzz]

[edit on 18-5-2010 by SparKzzz]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:41 PM
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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:42 PM
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I smell a huge over reaction to an insignificant subculture


 
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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:48 PM
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Just to clarify.. you do realize Satanists don't actually do those things, right?
That's a myth.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 08:06 PM
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Hey, you leave weezer alone, they write well structured songs!

The sissy boy culture isn't culture driven, its the result of a nanny state, fashion designers and media, not artists. They just inadvertently reinforce the image.

[edit on 18-5-2010 by SmokeandShadow]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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Bunny costumes??? No, It is true It is the "Hare Club For Men" Anybody watch Southpark knows what I am refering to.
And Weezer is a cool band but not EMO,



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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Is there special significance to the bunny suits? I ask because a google search yielded some search results which promised to 'reveal the secrets' of these suits. So far, nothing. My main concern, however, is in decoding the keyboardist's banner 'I'm the Morning'.


Yes there is significance to the bunny suits. Firstly, rabbits are considered a sign of fertility. The equinox is usually associated with dying eggs and waiting for an egg laying bunny to leave a basket of candy for you. Second, we can not lose sight of the fact Alice chased the bunny down the rabbit hole only to end up in a very hostile world. Third, chocolate rabbits are for eating and they are tasty.

Take into account the bright and morning star references implied in "I'm the Morning." Isn't Venus known as the morning star as it relentlessly traces a pentagram in the heavens? All these things can only lead one to the conclusion that there is more going on here than a half baked emo band. It is indeed promoting a new world order with us as the emo's. Just the way they like it.

If you need further proof, just watch this.




posted on May, 19 2010 @ 03:08 AM
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As others have said, Weezer is not even remotely, in any way an Emo band. They are an alt-rock combo who have been around since the mid-1990's.

In college I was good friends with the brother-in-law of their producer, in fact he (my friend, not their producer) introduced me to their music. There's nothing sinister there, my friend wasn't a sinister guy, quite the opposite in fact, nor was his brother-in-law, near as I can tell, though I only met him once. Weezer is just a band who has made some really fun poppy songs. They are pretty popular, but not hugely so and probably not nearly so popular now as they were up to around 2000 or so when their "Green Album" came out.

Rivers Cuomo, the band's leader and who writes most of their songs is a bit of an odd guy, I will grant you. But mostly he's just a major nerd who quit music for a while at the height of the band's popularity so he could get his PhD. Then they got back together and started making music again. Hey, score one for education!


Originally posted by Signals
The NWO did a good job with this one.

Count the messages in this vid-

Baby animals? Flying a kite? Butterflies? A shady tree?

Answers please, I really don't know what sort of messages, symbols, etc. you are talking about. What did I miss?

[edit on 5/19/2010 by LifeInDeath]



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