Skip to comments.Final Segment of Dewey's Handbook on Taking Back Our Country: Beat Thy Enemy III: Celebrity Culture
Posted on 04/08/2013 6:20:06 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Barack Obama did not bring us to this first circle of hell on his own. He was aided and abetted by 1) an education system with a relentless propaganda agenda, 2) a media oligopoly that has completely abrogated its First Amendment responsibility and 3) a celebrity dominated culture that is largely a product of the first two. --Prologue, Know Thy Enemy
Thus far weve seen how the Education System has been turned into an enemy of the people and discussed how ordinary citizens can take it back. Weve also scrutinized the Hollywood-Big Media cartel and considered how conservatives can break the syndicates stranglehold from both outside the tent and inside the tent.
Weve examined how the emergence of the celebrity culture, a by-product of 50 years of education and media indoctrination, has created a largely vacuous society.
In this, the final installment of the Know Thy Enemy/Beat Thy Enemy series, we look at the process required to neutralize the effects of this false idol cult. It wont be easy; the number of inane people in search of ever more inane celebrities to follow and emulate has reached the epidemic stage. When it looks like were starting to run low on current cult-figures of questionable character and achievement, we just create more out of thin air.
Or, in the case of the Kardashians, fat air.
It doesnt seem to matter that most celebrities, including those of the new ruling class, are so inconsequential intellectually and artistically they could technically be classified as a hoax. The true believers, groupies, and devotees comprise a new class of social x-rays, in ways that Tom Wolfe never intended.
I mean that in the best way possible
There was a time when celebrities represented all the best superficialities that life had to offer: fashion, style, manners, carriage, and glamour.
Todays Tinsel Town ornaments are more likely to be grungy, ill-mannered, uncouth boors (not be be confused with the new celebs of the ruling class who are likely to be well-groomed, well-dressed, ill-mannered boors). Yet children, of all ages, still want to be just like them.
Until were successful at dismantling the alarmingly off-course education system and dangerously biased media complex, the brainwashing of citizens young and old will continue unabated. Im doubtful we can stop this insidious cult of the superficial dead in its tracks, but we can beat it back. If everyone grabs a stick and starts beating; hard, about the head.
If we prevail in our efforts, critical thought will (SNIP)
If we prevail, people will never again accept schlock consensus science as proof of anything. Instead, they will require more from what passes as scientific research. They will demand answers to the three Ms behind the research: motive, methodology and money.
Yeah babe, its not the money; its the amount
Should our side prevail, no one will ever again say I wonder what Cheryl Crow thinks I should be doing to save the planet?
If we successfully fix the mess of the education system and effectively address the disequilibrium of the media, the culture of celebrity will begin to diminish. Stopping the constant onslaught of false ideas, fallacious premises and debauched values will weaken the influence of celebrities who deal in the business of false ideas, fallacious premises and debauched values. People who rediscover the joy of thinking for themselves are likely to be a bit more discriminating in their idol worship: both the celluloid variety and the political sort.
We may eventually come around to the point where idols again represent something worth idolizing, even if that something is only superficial. Im okay with pop-culture celebrities being admired for their style; as long as we expect our political class to be more substantive and hold them to a higher standard of intelligence, character and behavior.
And occasionally, perhaps, we will be fortuitous enough to get both style and substance rolled into one; and the media will no longer have the power to persuade you otherwise.
I have a dream
So I have a dream. I dream that we fight until we prevail; that the country remains a bastion of intellectual and economic freedom, that people continue to be independent in spirit and action, our economy once again begins to grow, people prosper and we all grow stronger. In short, I dream that America survives and remains, as it has for over 200 years, to be the worlds last, best hope.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didnt pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. Ronald Reagan
NOTE: This is part of the Know Thy Enemy/ Beat Thy Enemy series --
KTE I: Education
KTE II: Media
KTE III: Celebrity Culture
BTE I: The Education System
BTE II-A: The Media (attacking from outside the tent)
BTE II-B: the Media (conclusion; operating within the tent)
BTE III: Celebrity Culture
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CW-II is about the only thing that’ll take things back.
I’m not advocating it, I just have (evidently) a lot more knowledge of history (and leftists) than does the MSM.
As is my usual, I offer (and beg) to operate the guillotine when Holder and the rest of the West Wing Clown Show of Felon/Cretins are brought to justice.
Personally I think our biggest hurdle is conservatives who have simply given up or want nothing more than a pointless fight.
American culture was commandeered by this crowd of coarse, irreverent and mean-spirited bullies.
Entertainment as it was traditionally understood morphed into a kind of pervasive social engineering via this wholly repulsive blueprint. It is instantaneous, profound and irreversible because even (especially) the uneducated and illiterate may be easily and successfully programmed to accept and emulate this toxic model.
I say that it is bullying as well, because hold outs to this kind of programming are systematically and perpetually assaulted with the message and with the accompanying peer presser which is inherent to the blueprint and which functions in a way that is overwhelming to immature and uneducated people.
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