Every person on the planet has talent. Most people have their talents suppressed through the global epidemic of low self-esteem and self-worth. We then have the fascinating issue of what talent is valued by those who run the system and brainwash the majority into accepting what they are fed by the media. In other words talent to be able to impersonate someone else, i.e. acting, is massively valued, given certain conditions.
Some rather wonderful talent can be found in most cities, towns and villages. The ability to move people emotionally through song. We have all been present surely at a music “gig” where a comparative or absolutely unknown singer or musician touches something deep inside us through his or her performance. We all know that many relatively anonymous musicians, and those who will never become famous are far better than those permanently on mainstream display. This has become institutionalised through “talent” shows which fast-track wannabes rather than have them serve a kind of apprenticeship which they had to before the advent of Simon Cowell.
Like just about everything in this inverted world, through the “Fame industry” emerge people of merit and deserving of recognition.
Time for a spanner in the works.
Fires are raging in a part of California. Quite a few people have tragically died. What is emphasised through the mainstream? That some “celebrities” have had their homes destroyed. Factor in insurance and their earning capacity and it becomes a minor inconvenience. Go here for more on this. A bit of a stretch this one…
Sometime ago I watched the “Pride of Britain Awards.” A collection of kids, young people and adults who have performed heroic acts. I defy anyone not to be moved by these extraordinary stories. Just about every one of them acted as heroes/heroines completely altruistically. None of them were ever motivated by fame, self-obsession or greed. They just went above and beyond what most of us have done in our lives. Would you describe incredible courage, bravery, resourcefulness, at times sheer bloody-mindedness as talents? That their actions saved lives, in some cases thousands of lives, does it have value? Is that value greater than following a script and having yourself promoted in an industry (music and entertainment) run by psychopaths, Satanists, rapists and self-serving idiots?
Sport. I’m a Liverpool football fan. Football moves people. From Accrington Stanley to Arsenal, followers of their team can experience unique highs from victory. And yes, when I was 13 I went to most of Liverpool’s home games during one season. Whilst many players are hyped, the absence of real talent cannot be made up.
“Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.”
Not sure I would go as far as George Orwell. Possibly H G Wells:
“Our Founders made no peace with this organisation of public sports. They did not spend their lives to secure for all men and women on the earth freedom, health, and leisure, in order that they might waste lives in such folly.” ~H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia.
Anyone conscious knows the role played by the media in promoting images of skeletal women in the “fashion” industry in making teenage and pre-teen girls hate their bodies. Has anyone asked how this practice fuels the gender “reassignment” movement? Yes, I just have.
But I digress. This piece is a rant about how a nano-fraction of real, life-affirming, compassionate skills and talent is “honoured” at a glitzy annual event when compared with the 24/7/365 promotion of role models selected by the agenda-driven mainstream to make you feel like shit, you useless eater. And to feel marginally better than the other useless eaters shown on “the News” who have nothing.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Thank you Marianne (Williamson), a wonderful way to close.
JS, November 16th 2018.