Of course you must know by now that Woody Allen married the adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, of his former wife, Mia Farrow.
But what if I told you that you were responsible for what he did? Would you be outraged?
Contain yourself and listen.
Putting aside the other allegations against him, what Woody Allen did is the hallmark of a self-absorbed, so-called “genius” who evidently felt that the ethics and mores of modern society did not apply to him. Most people would say to themselves, “Who cares if I fell in love with my wife’s adopted daughter? Buck up, eat the pain and find someone else.”
That Woody Allen did not can be attributed directly to the idea he has of himself. For decades now, he has been part of a self-anointed New York clique that self-promotes itself through its cronies in the press, writers like Daphne Merkin, as people who are to be talked about. In their minds, they are geniuses floating above us at 30,000 feet, above the constraints of mere mortals.
This illusion has been drummed into your mind millions of times in your lifetime through media outlets such as Time, Newsweek, People, US, CBS, NBC, ABC and many others.
You have come to accept the supremacy of this “elite” New York cabal. After all, no one is talking about you – which is the point. If these outlets talked about you, then you would be one of them, not who you are supposed to be in their minds – one of the sheep who are expected to accept their supremacy.
You know these people. Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Murray, Meryl Streep, Anna Wintour (and her notorious glare) are just a few members. Phillip Roth, Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor and the entire Studio 54 crowd were from a prior generation. They are constantly slammed down your throat.
But they are not uniquely talented. Their greatness is illusory, and they exist for the elites to rule you.
In fact, for every Woody Allen you know about, there are hundreds of Woody Allens you don’t know about and never will. Woody Allen is who he is because the ruling elite selected him and invited him in. But it wasn’t because he had exclusive talent, although he was deluded into believing such as were you.
In truth, there is is a nuclear arsenal of talent in the United States and the world that goes untapped because of the indoctrination you receive every day.
Woody Allen is important; you are not.
So if Woody Allen engages in behavior that upsets you, it is because you gave him permission to do so.