Crashing stars…..they were but chimeras…
Such strange times. Normally, I have so many thing I want to share. Writing just flows (albit choppily lately, I find myself sputtering, like a small pipe with a huge reservoir behind me), but the energy in the air is so sublimely thick, you can cut it with the pen, mightier than the sword and all. I find thoughts bumping into each other. Music will not flow, it sputters. Everything seems arrhythmic.
And yet I feel called, so here we go, again. 😉
I’m sure all of you are up to speed on Fukushima, and if you are not, you should be. It has set the tone for how this drive to self-destruct as a species is and will be accelerated. A run-away train, nuclear powered to boot. Terrible developments too, in the GOM. I’ll write in greater detail about these two tomorrow.
But for today’s post, I wanted to point out a not-so-subtle change in gears with the social engineering meme. Please realize that those of us who have lived long enough to have had TV in our lives for the better part of them, have lived in a massive social engineering experiment. That famous movie (which I liked immensely at the time)… The Truman show with Jim Carey in the lead was a huge tell. And that is how it is. The game (in which most of us are un-witting participants) is broadcast, live and in your face. The Truman Show, Wag the Dog, BlackHawk Down and their ilk being Hollywood’s way of telling us just what lemmings we are as we continue to play, un-wittingly though in full knowledge.
I’ll mention a couple of movies that I knew as turning points, you can of course make your own call…
a) Pretty Woman… it made it okay for a sweet, decent girl to be a prostitute. It was the launch of the Ho culture in America. Movies are powerful meme builders. And Julia Roberts made a perfect Cognitive Dissonance inducing star. She was of course the breast flashing do gooder in Erin Brokovich. You see, because it is the same person, you cannot help but connect the dots in your sub-conscious mind. She has been a major tool for social engineering in my opinion.
b) Top Gun… sexified dysfunctional military men beyond all reality. Tom hanks is another massive social engineering hero.
c) GI Jane…. you can work that one out
d) All Mob movies and Robert DiNero and Al Pacino. Always portrayed loveable bad guys. Crying while pulling the trigger. Cosa Nostra. The mob life became sexy and acceptable. Even desirable. Definitely encouraged gang behaviour and mob style roughness as acceptable social behaviour.
I could go on and on and these are just the recent examples. Since it’s inception, Hollywood, through films, music and TV has been the playground of social engineering masters. How many know and can acknowledge that Frank Sinatra was a mafioso and Benny Hill was a CIA agent? that is one deep rabbit hole and you should do your own research on popular music and film/TV. I never watch them anymore and make my own music. We all can. It’s much more fun to boot. But a serious topic and worthy of pondering.
But the above is a side-light to today’s thrust.
We are now living in a time of de-construction. Fractal and total de-construction. Nwo social engineers (Nwo, Freudian slip that) understand that when they build up a star (in Music, Movies, TV or Sports) many weak-minded people self-identify with the star. Their identification is very very deep and the loss of that anchor can throw a person’s life into dis-array.
Tiger Woods was the first in a series of Star Breakdowns that really shook some foundations. He went from being Mr. Perfect to a lying, cheating sex-freak. Many people who had modeled themselves with him as their Idol felt deeply betrayed. Those who had told their children to model themselves after him probably even more so. But it died (or the story was killed) and the engineers studied the fall out.
it’s been a steady stream of exposes since them, big names and small in all kinds of fields of celebrity. And please do not under-estimate the pernicious and debilitating impact this has on a hero/heroine addicted society.
Why do you think one of the most popular TV shows of all time is called American Idol? Indian Idol?
False idolatry. It exacts a terrible price from an idol-blinded society.
Now the names are getting bigger. Gandhi, as I pointed out in a recent post. Talk about an idol being brought down.
For today, look at this:
Malcom X, exposed. A truly stunning picture behind the mask, probably the desired mix of cognitive dissonance inducing madness for people who believed his previously projected image. MLK has been long destroyed. MalcomX was always supposed to be the real Black Power leader. Someone wrote a book about him, released last week. Strangely, the author died the day before the book release….hmmmmm….. anyways, an excerpt and a link to an article… quite stunning….
Malcolm X: the man behind the myth
Fledgling pimp, militant radical, Islamic convert . . . black activist Malcolm X was no stranger to controversy. Now a new biography explodes the myths that obscure the man…..
So we meet a Malcolm X whose words of piety and purity as the public face of the Nation of Islam, and then as a spokesman for mainstream Islam in his own right, were not always matched by deeds. This Malcolm apparently drank wine on at least one occasion recorded by Marable, and rum and Coke on another. He also appears to have had an extramarital affair with a female follower and probably a tryst with an admirer while travelling abroad.
Police mugshots from 1944 of the young hoodlum Malcolm Little, before he reinvented himself as Malcolm X. Photograph: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image
We meet Malcolm the serial embellisher, who talked up the extent of his criminal background as a young man in Detroit to better shape his public persona – going so far as to appropriate the criminal histories of others. Malcolm also left out of his autobiography parts that might have been damaging once he became a spokesman for urban black America, such as the extent of his addiction to drugs, the crimes he committed against others in the black community, including his robbery of one of his own acquaintances, and the depth of his involvement in the running of prostitutes.
There is virtual confirmation of the claim that in his pre-Nation of Islam hustling days, Malcolm Little, as he was, hired himself out as source of sexual gratification for an older white male benefactor. The story is recounted in the autobiography, but there the hustler is a third party called Rudy. Rudy, according to the autobiography, would “be paid to undress them both, then pick up the old man like a baby, lay him on his bed, then stand over him and sprinkle him all over with talcum powder. Rudy said the old man would actually reach his climax from that.” Based on “circumstantial but strong evidence, Malcolm was probably describing his own homosexual encounters,” Marable says.
Malcolm X was depicted in his pomp as a strong figure of uncompromising masculinity but, tearing back the layers, Marable finds that Malcolm and his wife Betty had an unsatisfying sex life. This was more than a personal difficulty, for enemies in the Nation of Islam used it to humiliate him in public. Though he had family, Malcolm, unhappy for long periods in that marriage, travelled extensively, giving press conferences and standing-room-only lectures, including one in 1964 to the Oxford Union. Feeling abandoned, says Marable, Betty almost certainly sought comfort and companionship in an affair with one of his associates.
There is a claim that, towards the end, he lapsed into depression. There is much in Marable’s new account of Malcolm’s life to perturb the modern reader. Misogyny and, indeed, violence against women, prior to Malcolm’s embrace of the Nation of Islam. His casual antisemitism as spokesman for the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammed…………….
Read the article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/07/malcolm-x-man-behind-myth
Read the rest here and ponder. Nothing good or bad, but boy oh boy, it sure takes the “image” and shreds it. I hope you can see the implications. And always the sex angle…always the Achilles heel..or drugs…. very fascinating.
But of course, Malcom X pales into insignificance in front of Jesus Christ himself..right? Talk about a persona who has towered over the past 2,000 + years of history. Legion of followers, Son of God, the ONLY messiah, ever, the Alpha and the Omega….. billions of followers…..has been used and ab-used…… clearly the master of the age we live in. Gautam Buddh, Krishn, Ram, Mohhamed…. all pale into insignificance…. from an impact standpoint, we live in AD, for heaven’s sake!!!
And now, this:
Jesus as an openly gay man
What if the newly found codices provided evidence of Jesus’s same-sex activity? Michael Ruse imagines the implications…
From the article:
The most astounding finding from the newly discovered lead codices is that Jesus Christ was unambiguously and openly gay. He and his disciples formed a same-sex coterie, bound by feelings of love and mutual support. There are recorded instances of same-sex activity – the “beloved disciple” plays a significant role – and there is affirmation of the joys of friendship and of living and loving together.
A whole new complexion is given to that rather puzzling passage where Jesus exhorts his followers to break family ties: “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14, 26). It seems clear now that this is less a negative repudiation of family and more a positive exhortation to join in affirmation of a gay lifestyle and love.
There is at least one new parable, that of the two young men. There are clear echoes of the relationship between David and Jonathan, for Jesus speaks of one young man having his soul “knit with the soul” of the other, and loving him “as his own soul”. Intriguing is evidence that the Catholics might be closer to the truth about the status of Mary, the mother of Jesus, than are the Protestants. She has a much bigger role in the life of Jesus than many hitherto expected, with Jesus frequently returning home and making much of her.
Read the rest here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/apr/04/jesus-gay-man-codices
Such poppycock. But once you let a meme out, it takes on a life of it’s own. This is the equivalent of burning the Koran for Muslims…
So, something is up, pay attention. Idols, ancient, recent, fake or real are being slowly but surely destroyed. Since they form such a glue for fabric of society (yes hashed metaphor, but I cannot think of another), their de-idolization shakes some deep foundations, individually and collectively.
Pay attention, these are important markers, all.
Be well and be kind. Mercury is retrograde and the signal wires are tangled up and blue….