A libertarian-leaning super PAC is urging all Americans to turn off the halftime show during the Super Bowl because Beyonce's performance will be the work of the "Illuminati."
Elect a New Congress, a super PAC devoted to "restoring liberty" in Congress, is referring to a conspiracy theory about a secret and ancient group of rich and powerful people who once controlled every aspect of society. Some believe the Illuminati still exist, and that it was on display in Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show last year, when the pop icon wore an Egyptian headdress and was surrounded by male dancers who formed a pyramid—part of Illuminati symbolism.
Bill Fawell, the founder and president of Elect a New Congress, is among those who believe Madonna's performance had a hidden agenda. And he tells Whispers that he fears Beyonce's halftime show this year will be worse.
Fawell is no stranger to politics and political controversy—his uncle Harris Fawell is a former Republican congressman from Illinois, his father, Bruce, was formerly a powerful chief judge in Dupage County, Illinois, and his cousin, Scott Fawell, served as former Illinois governor George Ryan's longtime chief of staff before going to jail on federal charges of racketeering and fraud.
Fawell, who wrote New American Revolution: The Constitutional Overthrow of the United States Government, founded Elect a New Congress last June to fight against "the tyranny" he says U.S. presidents have started to exercise. He's fighting the Super Bowl show because it's an event he believes influences the minds of millions of Americans.
"If you look at some of Beyonce's performances... it's like the military industrial police state," Fawell tells Whispers, noting that the pop star has previously performed surrounded by male dancers in protective helmets. "That's the subliminal message that will be spreading worldwide because everyone watches the Super Bowl."
Fawell is pointing supporters of the halftime boycott to a YouTube video made by right wing author and fellow conspiracy theorist Mark Dice. In the video, Dice calls Beyonce's husband Jay-Z "one of the biggest Illuminati wannabes," and describes Beyonce's 2010 Grammy performance as a "glorification of the police state and of the military" because the pop star was surrounded by men in police uniforms.