Discerning Shady Truth

Everybody loves a good story. We know that because we’ve been telling stories forever now, and stories have only gotten more exciting over the years. Just go online, and you’ll probably find a crazy new headline every few hours that’ll make you go “Whoa, we are living in a movie!” With every new story told, a layer of truth is shared. Any story that is marked as a piece of fiction will always hold some flicker of truth, regardless of how it’s interpreted. It’s up to an individual with the use of discernment to differentiate those layers. What happens when things start to blend together, though?

That’s the question surrounding Out of Shadows, an exposé documentary that describes the many ways Hollywood and the media manipulates people with essentially propaganda. This hour-long video on YouTube, released April of 2020 (mark that month down, folks), ties loose threads and connect the dots from conspiracy theories dating back to the U.S. secret operation MK Ultra, to more recent news of Jeffery Epstein “suicide” and his numerous ties to human sex trafficking. The documentary, admittedly, is structured in a way that does more about telling you what to be aware of, without necessarily using diagrams and charts to showcase these facts. It’s a very interesting video that, instead, shows people who have already taken the dive into these hidden whispers of corruption, and has them revealing what they’ve seen.

I don’t usually like documentaries, and barely have the attention span to enjoy them, but in recent light of everything seeping out through the cracks, I highly encourage my readers to at least take the opportunity to judge the information themselves. It sheds light on topics we already knew about and were skeptical about. Out of Shadows is funded by a heavily Christian organization, with skeptics referring to the majority of the film as just a collection of conspiracy theories. Objectively, however, this film does exactly what its meant to do; Out of Shadows warns you to the shady side of the media not in hopes of persuading you to take any sort of side, but in hopes of revealing enough to show you the signs of manipulation in media.

CONTENT WARNING: Some Disturbing Material is Present

One of the Trailers for “Out of Shadows”

For what it’s worth, it’s fully available to view on YouTube here for free. I am including its link only because this video happens to be remarkably difficult to find by using the search bar. That’s right, there are 16 million views on this video, but it somehow does not come up in the trending video page or among the results in the search bar. Someone didn’t want this available for the general public, so only those who stumble across it seem to know about it. That changes today, folks, with me breaking down the points made in this video, and discerning it from truth and otherwise.

The CIA’s Hands in Media and Hollywood

A good portion of this film discusses the CIA and their history in Hollywood. Again, one of the biggest points made in this film ties to the conception of MK Ultra. For those who are unaware, that’s the name of a secret CIA project that was started in the 50’s, which the intention of experimenting and understanding mind control with the use of drug and procedures on humans. LSD, hypnosis, sensory deprivation and torture were all used in these experiments. None of this is science fiction; it all really happened, it was all very illegal, and despite the CIA’s claims, there’s no official documentation of any MK Ultra program actually being terminated. Does it mean the United States has been actively using mind control techniques through media and television since the 50’s? Not necessarily, it just means they never really stopped.

The CIA’s involvement with Hollywood productions doesn’t mean they’re trying to control our minds. That narrative is distorted by the misconceptions of “conspiracy theories” (a term coined by the CIA, which is worth noting), and what’s really alarming is the overly-patriotic action films that are put out and eerie repetition in news anchors repeating the same segment across several channels. It shows that these subliminal and predictive programming methods and tactics are being used by television conglomerates and entertainment goliaths. In case anybody is unsure of what I mean, look at who owns the majority of entertainment worldwide.

Y’all Should See the FBI Records On Walt Disney

The Satanic Influence on Elites

This is where the documentary begins to switch its focus and sort of lose its viewers. By the time we start getting examples of big names in Hollywood turning a blind eye to the corrupted manipulation in media, there’s reason to believe that these socialites and famous celebrities are all victims of hazing-like initiation into fame by pledging to Satanists. The perspective seems heavily biased as the team behind the documentary are heavy Christians, according to their site here. That being said, it isn’t likely that any of these claims stray from the truth. In fact, there’s more footage and evidence in the film backing these claims up than any others made. However, considering that this might be the most biased portion of the film, I’ll admit it’s less of a “Satanist” issue (considering the CIA let a practicing Satanist join the agency, so not like it means anything), but the big warning is about the CANNIBALS. Who are the cannibals we need to be aware of? The ones who also think Hollywood Elites should dine like this as a fraternity-styled hazing and initiation into fame. (FYI: Twitter removed the only recent trending video evidence of this shit.)

It’s Called Spirit Cooking. Sometimes It’s Just a Cake.

The Sex Island for Pedophiles and the Nefarious

Directly from that 2010 trial Epstein, when he was asked by a lawyer representing one of Epstein’s victims about his relationship with Trump:

Q: Have you ever had a personal relationship with Donald Trump?
A. What do you mean by “personal relationship,” sir?
Q. Have you socialized with him?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Yes?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Have you ever socialized with Donald Trump in the presence of females under the age of 18?
A: Though I’d like to answer that question, at least today I’m going to have to assert my Fifth, Sixth, and 14th Amendment rights, sir.

Epstein did not respond to a request for comment.

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Unaware of what this nonsense is about? Just look up “pizzagate”. Then see how many names you recognize on those flight records going to and from Epstein’s little “Neverland” island. Not much else needs to be said on this subject matter, to be honest.

This post is a complicated one, mainly because right now is the worst time to spread any sort of fear and anxiety to any other readers. It’s just that, with the amount of dark energy we all feel right now, with the protests and brutality, the oppressive climate, and now the sensation of manipulation is in the air, and it’s important for everyone to be aware. Here at Stars and Monsters, we don’t shy from neither the stars or the monsters. We don’t want to become entirely focused on these narratives, either, and fall into paranoia or even hysteria. No, that’s the difference between the red and the blue pill: the red pill is meant to move the veil over reality, so we see the Matrix instead of get stuck in it. If we begin to just see what’s happening, we’ll at least be one step closer to realizing that, right now amidst all of the chaos, the real enemies are the ones pulling the strings on you and me.

As always, be safe ✨ and be lovely to each other. We’re in this together.

Artist Interview with The Artist J

Hi folks, back with another one! This week, I figured I’d share this little interview I got to have with this comic creator, The Artist J. He’s got a book out called Superhero University, and his artwork on the project, along with the other work he’s done, was just so dope, I HAD to do an interview. Hoping to put out a few more of these, and I hope y’all enjoy!

Me: “So, tell us about Superhero University and your time drawing for that comic series.”

Superhero University

J: “How I got that job is actually a really awesome story. Last year I was at a point were I was barely getting any commissions, and by barely, I mean none. I wasn’t getting any. So I went outside one night and prayed about it. I’m a Christian, and I told God that I felt like He called me to be artist, so if He had then I could really use some commissions to supply me with income. Literally the next day the author contacted me, and said he thought my art would be perfect for a big project he was doing called Superhero University. He asked me to be on board, and seeing as how God answered my prayer, I said ‘Yeah!’

His book is a 43 lesson manual on how to become a superhero. He hired me to create a comic section to go along with each lesson he wrote. The author is really cool and was super easy to work with. It was a blast because he gave me free reign! So I got to create and design all the characters, add in fight scenes (which are my specialty,) and write the comic’s story just as long as it tied into what the lessons he wrote were about. It took about 6 months to finish, and I did all the pencils, inks, colors, and lettering myself. I ended up doing a 110 comic pages I think, along with the cover and few other things. It was definitely a fun project that God used to help me out and hopefully the author and others. Since then I’ve have had constant commissions!”

The Bible Goes Hard

Me: “Where would you say your inspiration comes from?”

J: “So many different things and so many other artist! My older brother inspired me to start drawing in the first place. He would draw all the time, so I just followed his example and started drawing whenever I had the chance. Also just having a ton of stories in my head that I need to get out and put on paper so others can see them and enjoy them. Though my main inspiration to draw just comes from being able to. God has given me a talent for it and I love using it and want to do it, for His glory and to support myself financially at the same time. From there I would just say probably from watching cartoons and anime to reading comics and manga growing up is where most of the things I’m inspired to draw came from.”

Anybody Can Be Super

Me: “So would you saw your inspiration has also influenced your art style?”

J: “Well, I’ve found my own art style in mixing elements from both Western comics and anime style. My style is a unique mixture of both, and those elements were influenced by certain artists I’ve admired in comics, like Jim Lee and Joe Madureira, or a particular way that I liked how something was drawn in specific anime, like Dragon Ball Z. I was able to take those things I’ve learned by studying those artist and combine them into my own art style! I still do that, I don’t really change the general look of my art style now, but I still implement how things are drawn from other artist that I admire into my own style. There’s always room for improvement, and I’m always looking to get better!”

Spawn – Superhero for the Metal Fans

Me: “Do you have a certain creative process that you tap into to begin a project?”

J: “I’ve never been much of a planner. I’m about as laid back as they come, so my process is usually just thinking of a cool concept for a storyline or drawing, visualizing it in my head and being like “yeah, I think that would be cool. Time to make it happen!” I’m a simple guy! Haha! I do always start with a very loosely drawn rough sketch, just to get some poses down of what I thinking, and then begin drawing over that with the actual outline.”

Filling A Manga-Shaped Hole in my Heart

Me: “Laid back gets the job done, folks, y’all heard it here first! Any dream job you want to land as an artist?”

J: “I feel like most comic book artist’s dream job is usually to draw interior pages for Marvel or DC, but that’s not me. I’ve always wanted to bring out my own stories. Unless it’s drawing interior pages for one of my own comics that I’m trying to bring out, I actually prefer to do character designs and the comic covers for other people way more than drawing interior pages. So my dream job is literally to just be able to create and sell my own comics with original stories and characters I’ve made that people will love, and hopefully want to keep reading about. So I guess in short my dream job is to be a comic cover artist and to keep creating original comics of my own.”

Me: “Oh, that’s the dream, I feel that on a deep level. Here’s a heavy one; Where would you want to see comics go in the next few years in terms of direction?”

J: “Wow, that’s a tough one. Comic industry aside, all I know is the direction that I want my comics to go in. My goal is to provide good clean comics that everyone can read while still being action packed with interesting stories and characters to follow along with. My main focus has always been on the action and providing high quality fight scenes. To be honest, I’ve always been a little disappointed in Western comics fight scenes. I’ve always found them to be choppy and hard to follow exactly what’s going on. It’s more like random punch here, then random kick here in this next panel, with no cohesiveness between them. My mission is to make fights that have a fluidity to them. Like, you’re watching the fight play out on the paper as if it you were watching it animated. So that’s the direction I would like to see my comics go at least.”

Oh, how I LOVE sick action. Whether it flows well in comics, or is executed perfectly on screen for TV or film, I love a quality action sequence. Looks like J is the artist to look out for when it comes to the good stuff, am I right folks?

There you have it. A brief one, with more content coming at you soon. Just like J, I’ve got projects under wraps as well, and I’m working on getting them up in the air before announcing anything big. Thank you again, folks. Until next time, stay safe, and stay lovely.