Formation

I wasn’t going to comment on this, but I’m tired of hearing about it so I thought I’d weigh in. Hold your breaths. In fact, you may want to click that nice x button over in the top right corner of your screen. This is not something you want to hear.

Colors have always been strong symbols. Today, almost everything can be recognized or interpreted by its color. When you see red you think stop. When you see green you think go, nature, life, wealth. When you see yellow you think sunshine, light, happiness, peace. When you see pink you think girly. And then there’s black.

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Since the Black Panthers, the color Black has been resurrected to be a symbol of power, strength, and rebellion. Rebellion against a system that has defined Black people as something dark and animalistic since the institution of chattel slavery. Today, black people who wear Black are seen as people who embrace black pride and become symbols for the African American rebellion against unjust systems.

However, everything that glitters is not gold and everyone wearing an Afro is not “revolutionary”. In witchcraft, the color black was used to indicate authority and power. It also symbolizes death, fear, and (wait for it) ignorance. Like any other symbol, when you see the color black it causes a trigger in your mind. For African Americans, it causes us to think about The Black Panther Party or Blackness in its relation to Black pride in general.

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Why is Beyonce’s Formation being compared to The Black Panthers? What you saw in the half-time of the Superbowl was not a showcase of racial pride. It was not an image of strength and courage it was a coven of witches casting spells. This same thing happened back in 2014 when Solange rocked an Afro at her wedding. A group of people who are collectively worth billions of dollars held a wedding in an old crumbly building in New Orleans with chipping paint and stood like statues with blank stares. The whole thing made no sense and was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen but because they wore Afros y’all praised it like it was something profound.

Am I a hater? Yes. I hate when people jump on bandwagons because of the appearance of something that looks positive but that they have no knowledge of. You weren’t shown Black Power, you were shown Black Cat Power and any Wiccan can tell you there’s a difference. Back in the day people worshipped the Sun and Moon and considered them Gods. Later, these worshippers associated specific animals with them. Concerning the cat, they believed certain Goddesses took the form of cats (cats are very sensitive to spirits), specifically, the Egyptian Goddesses Bast. Not only are cats sensitive to spirits, but black cats were symbolic of magic and darkness after the Goddess Diana (Known as Queen of the Witches) cult was said to have went underground.

By wearing all black, rocking Afros, and throwing clenched fist into the air you were made to believe something profound happened, just the same as when Solange threw an all white wedding. White, a symbol of purification and light. Thus this wedding gave you the perception of purity.

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    • Well, its not so much what the message is verses what its not. For me its not about whether she’s bringing the Black Panthers back verses how white people feel about it. That’s a distraction. Beyonce has always said that women run the world and in this video / performance the promotion of The Sacred Dark Feminine is most prevalent. That’s what all the black is about. It’s just witchcraft and rebellion but its nothing new. Now people are just paying more attention to it because she’s wearing all black, rocking an Afro and throwing clenched fist into the air. More attention is drawn to it now because she says she likes her Negro nose and hot sauce. More attention is drawn to it because of the crisis taking place in the black community concerning all of the killings. More attention is drawn to it because of the Black Lives Matter movement. More attention and energy is given over to this now because black people think she has hit a nerve of consciousness and black pride and positivity. As for me, I don’t listen to what people say. I listen to what people say and see if their actions match their words. The Formation video that released prior to the Super Bowl half-time show is overwhelmed with Voodoo and Witchcraft. She says people are “corny with that Illuminati mess”, but there’s devil worship throughout the whole video. This song has nothing to do with “black pride” and culture and everything to do with witchcraft. The message is just simply rebellion against the truth. But like I keep saying, this ain’t nothing new.

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      • Interesting. I have had many discussions about the illuminati. I’m watching the black panther special on PBS right now. And I gotta say I love the hot sauce in my bag swag line. It got stuck in my head. Not to mention I always got my hot sauce. Lol. I’ve just been interested to know all the insights on the video because I know several black women who were not impressed by the video.

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  1. I re blogged Yecheilyah because you have truth in your words and the witchcraft symbolism is very true. Regarding the illuminati, you tube is full of videos but I know from history that they have been around a long time and in various guises. Sometimes all the you tube vids give me a headache. i dont know too much about the Black Panther movement, living in Scotland, but would like to know more.

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