Why are celebrities puppets?
They didn’t used to be.
Some always were, but many weren’t.
With the advent of television and radio in the past century, the United States increasingly became centralized.
Schools like Harvard began to “nationalize” themselves.
Harvard and the Harvard cabal grew stronger.
So did the mainstream media itself.
It didn’t start off that way.
Television, radio stations and newspapers were largely local operations that increasingly became consolidated as the decades rolled by.
Local operators were principally focused on making money, not an engineering society.
It was possible for a individual from nowhere named Elvis Presley to grow organically.
Plus, Elvis never felt the “need” to tell us what we should think about abortion or gay marriage.
He was too busy singing songs for the sake of our enjoyment
That’s less possible now.
As television grew up, so did the realization that television could be a powerful tool in manipulating people.
The celebrity became an instrumental tool in that manipulation.
Fifty to seventy-five years ago you saw celebrities who went their own way in voicing their own opinions.
Lots of celebrities spoke out against the Vietnam war even though Corporate America was in favor of the Vietnam war.
Nowadays, you almost never see a celebrity who goes against what Corporate America desires.
The Vietnam war was an important watershed moment in producing this shift.
It was the people of the United States who shut down the Vietnam war.
The celebrities were extremely important in moving the people.
Corporate America took notice.
They said to themselves at the higher levels where the owners of these corporations meet: This is never gonna happen again. We are going to not only own the media, but the social influencers as well. And we are going to own them lock stock and barrel.
Soon after the Vietnam war, Corporate America led by the Harvard cabal launched into high gear into consolidating the media on all levels.
You saw the rise of Clear Channel.
You saw the invasion of Corporate America into media organizations that were traditionally standalone operations.
General Electric became the owner of NBC.
This was a dangerous trend.
It’s still is.
We are now in a state of America where Corporate America and the media are the same.
The media is not just the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the major networks.
The media involves film, radio, television, sports, music, music venues, internet, books, magazines and newspapers at all levels.
Corporate America controls it all. They also control these so-called avant-garde media publications that pose as revolutionary, countercultural voices.
These would be these so-called hip publications with hip names like Daily Beast, Vox, and Buzzfeed.
With this vast control Corporate America has immense power to influence the American people.
It also has the power to make and break people who aspire to be celebrities.
You’ve heard of the saying that was spoken in Hollywood years ago: You’ll never work in this town again?
Well, this statement is more true than it ever was.
If you don’t go along with what Corporate America wants, you’re out.
If you do go along, you can make hundreds of millions of dollars.
Which celebrity is going to jeopardize an income like that?
Which celebrity given jets and fabulous houses is going to jeopardize that standing?
Not too many.
The Dixie Chicks spoke up against George Bush’s war in Iraq many years ago, and they were excommunicated.
Cornel West spoke up in defense of the Palestinians, and he was denied tenure at Harvard.
James Woods spoke out for conservative issues, and he was marginalized.
Jeffrey Sachs speaks out against the American empire, and he will be marginalized.
This is where we are.
Celebrity control by Corporate America was on display during the recent pandemic.
I don’t remember one major celebrity speaking out against the measures of Dr. Fauci.
To a man they all parroted the government propaganda to shelter at home, socially distance, and flatten the curve.
And that is what happened.
The wealthy elite own the minds of the poor, and these wealthy elite are growing in strength.
You can thank your celebrity puppet for that.
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