Canadian band Arcade Fire, who draw tens of thousands to their concerts, are also drawing widespread suspicion about their activity and allegiances outside the music world. The organizations that might benefit from indie-rock's top band are far more sinister than the Haitian earthquake victims who have received its better-publicized relief efforts. In fact, some are on a U.S. watch list of "subversive and extremist groups," while others are known for subliminal messaging, brainwashing, and infiltrating the very highest levels of U.S. government.
Let's start with the all-too-credible clues that Arcade Fire's members are among the occult practitioners comprising a global elite for over a century. Arcade Fire's latest album was released on the occult numerology date 09/09 at 9 p.m., on 2013. (2+0+1+3=6). In occult numerology symbolism, numbers are reversible: reverse 999 and the numbers are really 666. Sounds absurd until you chart how consistently Freemason symbolism appears in their album art, videos, and stage behavior since this band began. And notice that its members chose a former Masonic Temple for a recording studio.
Now consider that liberal America's favorite indie band aren't actually Americans. They were formed in French-speaking Montreal, both of co-leader Régine Chassagne's parents are Haitian nationals, multi-instrumentalist Richard Parry is a British citizen, and co-leader Win Butler spent his formative years in Marxist Argentina and has espoused anti-American views including the closing of terrorist prison, Guantanamo Bay. Try to find an Arcade Fire video that doesn't show this band leading, cheering on, or pseudo-documenting some youth revolt against U.S. military or law enforcement.
If none of this raises a red flag, and you're not in a drug-induced coma, you might want to know which religion Win Butler and his brother Will were raised in: Mormon fundamentalism. Yes, the one teaching that the Garden of Eden was in Connecticut, Jesus reappeared in New York State, and the site of a New Jerusalem will be somewhere in Missouri. All of which is harmless, if pathetic—except that religious scholars say that the religion this one is closest to is, you guessed it, fundamentalist Islam. Both come from the Abrahamic tradition, both practice bigamy, both worship a Mohammed, and both aim to impose their ancient beliefs onto the modern world. And Mormons skate right through the toughest anti-immigration laws.
Finally, let’s not forget the incredibly close ties the band has to the world’s global elite. As you can see in the photo below, Arcade Fire have been caught partying with Jay-Z and Beyoncé—a well-known C.I.A. stooge—and with Vice-President Joe “Illuminati” Biden.
Is any one of these things enough to cause concern about the biggest indie-rock band on Earth? No. But even taken together, they sure ought to. And these are far from the only puzzling alliances this band has revealed in recent months. Some of those look so far above our pay grade we don't even dare speculate.