Are we all perhaps linked by invisible bonds? Do the actions of one affect others, even if those others are far away? Our lives and the universe itself may be all part of a single mechanism in which all creatures and events are 'entangled' with one another.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kanye,Beyonce,& Taylor: Who Cares?

I normally don't really care for all the celebrity gossip and news that appears on TV and the internet, but all this commotion over the VMA awards incident seems pretty overblown to me.

I think the whole incident was planned and staged, just to generate controversy and get people talking about the VMA awards show. Seems like every year at these awards, something like this happens. Anyone remember the Howard Stern incident, when he appeared as Fartman, with his ugly bare butt showing? MTV then pretends it was "surprised" that something like this happened. Howard himself said MTV executives knew what was planned.

People who don't normally even watch the VMA's heard about this and the artists involved, getting publicity for all of them. And people who like Kanye will continue to buy his music anyway, while Taylor Swift and Beyonce come off looking like innocent victims. The music companies behind each artist gets millions of dollars worth of free publicity on all the news and talk shows for days. Sounds like a win for all involved. This is about as "real" as all the so-called "reality" shows. Which is to say, not at all real--just TV!

Personally, I have never bought music from any of these three performers and don't plan on doing so in the future. I would like to see the sales figures for Kanye, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift for the next week or two, because I believe the controversy will probably increase their sales for all of them.

Monday, September 07, 2009


The names change, the party in power changes, the terms used to describe their actions change, but, in truth, nothing really changes. It's all just a cleverly disguised game to give the illusion of change, to convince people that things are different now. Now that a new President, a new Congress, and a new administration are running things. But look beneath the surface, peek behind the veil, and you'll see the same people, doing the same things, fighting the same wars, involved in the same corruptions, telling the same lies, over and over again.

When will we see real change?

When people wake up, turn off the TV set, put down the videogame controller, set aside the celebrity gossip magazine, and open their eyes to the truth. As Thomas Jefferson said, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance". And it's not about liberal/conservative, Democrat/Republican, or any of the other false divisions that are used to keep people arguing amongst themselves while the so-called "leaders" carry on, giving themselves more power, amassing more wealth, and ignoring the laws they expect everyone else to obey.

We need to obey the Supreme law of the land--the Constitution of the United States, which was designed to limit the power of the government, and restrict those holding elected office from taking power from "the people". The people being the citizens, who hold the true power in this country, even though they may not realize it. Governments fear most of all an informed, active citizenry, who will stand up and question the authority that those elected officials claim they hold. Read the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the many other writings of the Founding Fathers of this country, and you will soon realize that the massive, intrusive government we now have is not at all the type of government that was intended for the United States of America.