According to this woman, and many others on the internet, it is, because when you play it backwards, it sorta sounds like that.

This phenomenon was first noticed in Obama’s New Hampshire primary victory speech in 2008, and especially in the popular song that was made from that speech by the artist Will. I. Am.

Backmasking is the deliberate placement of backwards messages in audio recordings, whereas reverse speech is supposedly a subconscious phenomenon that reveals the secret inner thoughts of the speaker, according to researcher David Oates. It’s easy to see why someone would scrutinize the Will. I. Am. song for backmasking and evil reverse speech messages. First of all, the artist name brings to mind Aleister Crowley’s concept of True Will and the I AM, making us wonder if Will. I. Am is indeed a Crowley acolyte. Secondly, in the background of the song there is a cacophony of voices saying Yes We Can in the background that sounds kind of demonic even when played normally. When you play the song backwards, you indeed hear things that sounds like “Thank You Satan” and “We Love Satan,” over and over again.

Then there is the phrase itself, “Yes We Can,” which, according to Wikipedia, was “the slogan of United Farm Workers (UFW) – “Sí, se puede” (Spanish for “Yes, it can be done”) in his speech. The slogan dates back to 1972 when Cesar Chavez and the UFW’s co-founder, Dolores Huerta, came up with the slogan during Chavez’s 24-day fast in Phoenix, Arizona.” In the New Hampshire speech Obama actually said that the phrase was “written into the founding documents” of our country, that it was associated with the underground railroad and the abolitionist movement during slave days, and that it was even spoken by Jesus on the mountaintop. None of these things are true, of course. But I believe that it is a hypnotic anchor. This was all part of the neurolinguistic programming techniques that were used very heavily by Obama during the campaign.

A few years ago I did a two-hour audio report on backmasking and reverse speech. One of the things I noted in my research is that quite a lot of things sounds like “Satan” when you play them backwards in normal time. I think our minds are just looking for Satanic messages when we hear backwards music, and so that’s what we find. If you slow down the backwards music enough, though, you can hear what it’s actually saying.

“Yes We Can” backwards come out, every time, as “Nay Cue Say.” And when you record yourself saying “Nay Cue Say” and play it backwards, it comes out as “Yes We Can”, every single time. Have a listen.


Does this mean something, perhaps in a pidgin dialect of French?

I don’t know. But I did decide to record the end of the New Hampshire speech, substituting “Thank You Satan” for every instance of “Yes We Can.” This is what it sounds like.

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