Monday, May 28, 2007

Oldie But a Goodie

Written by Lupe

Hello again…As I type this I’m on the road heading to Boston or someplace to promote the album…I got my MacBook Pro in my lap and I’m bumping Daft Punk in the headphones…The van is fulla bags ’cause I have to carry three times the amount of luggage of a normal person…

Here’s the breakdown…
1 Part Regular Everyday Clothes
1 Part Clothes For Photoshoots
1 Part Clothes For Performances

Add in another bag with just sneakers and the bags of my entourage and you can pretty much see the picture…”Robot Rock,” by the way…

For this entry I wanted to let ya’ll in on a little secret…I’m here to distract you…yup yup that’s right…me and all my fellow brothers and sisters in the wonderful world of entertainment are merely distractions to keep you from focusing on what’s really goin on in the world around you…Spooky ain’t it?Now, this aint a grand conspiracy to trap your mind and transform you into mindless uniformed cogs in the machine…Or is it? Some distraction is necessary and even therapeutic…”HEY look a flying saucer!!!” and as you look up, I pull the splinter out of your finger or something…or other methods to draw attention away from the pain so the problem can be fixed…sorry kinda rambling…anyway, the point is, music, movies and TV are mediums of distraction used to kinda numb the pain, which in cases where the message within the distraction is one of an informative and positive uplifting nature it can be very good thing.

The danger lies where the message in the distraction is one of destruction and cannonfodder. These distractions are the ones that flood media today and really nothing meaningful is extracted from these…and believe you me that the distribution of this kind of information is done very deliberatly by the powers that be…the goal of this society is not to uplift and meaningfully inform, because that is not its nature…The nature of this society is to gain capital and maintain an unfair balance of power that resides in the hands of the producers…Consumers are meant to do just that: consume…To inform the consumer in a meaningful manner means to empower him and give him aspirations to become a producer…The producers know that this is a threat to to their position of power. If consumers all of a sudden start wanting to become producers themselves and become aware of the tools to do so, it upsets the balance and starts making things fair and harder to gain capital because people would just consume the goods they produce themselves…which goes against the nature of the society…So to maintain society, the consumers are kept dumb…and not just on a level of intelligence, because truthfully the consumers are either on the same level or even smarter than the producers…the consumers are kept dumb on all levels from the knowledge of opportunity to how to grow food to the operation of a sewing machine…

Ask yourself, did you create any of the items in the room you are sitting in right now?…Secondly, do you know where they came from?…The raw materials used to make them?…Their origins?…The process that renders the raw materials into usuable materials?…Can you produce any of the food in your refridgerator?…If u can’t (and trust me, I can’t either) I think you pretty much know where you stand…and I don’t think 98% of the magazines or newspapers or CDs or movies or television programs are going to teach us how…I mean, who owns the companies that distribute these things???…I bet you know the correct operation of a semi-automatic firearm and the ingredients and cooking instructions to make freebase cocaine and the proper technique of felatio and the winner of the last NBA championship and how Paris Hilton looks naked and that Christopher Columbus discovered America and how much a Maybach costs and…Hey, me too!

I close on “The Primetime Of Your Life”…Daft Punk is soooo fresh…“Why kill you when I can just not teach you and get the same results?”-A Real Gangster

1 comment:

enoch said...

And you’re right, there are so many levels of distractions, but I think it is the consumers that have created such a thick blanket based on desired demands rather than needs. Now of course the desirables have come through the allure created by the producers, which if I must say so is wickedly innovative, to create a sync between the economical and social standings. .
As it is the producer’s position to stay in control, I believe it is also in the consumer’s hands since there are more of “us” than “them” to create that curve in demand. If we stop buying and reject the distraction, then we can create terms for producers to not ship rubbish.
The cliché has been that the system will control chaos…… I like to pose a theory of what if the “chaos” controlled the system?
What if we demanded good food from you, the entertainers/producers, to feed us with content? That would raise an awakening unlikely to not be dismissed by the grand mitochondria.
I believe that distractions are as you stated “… necessary and even therapeutic” but at this age in time…I find the only thing therapeutic is to watch young people grow in nurturing hands.
You mention a bit on how the cosumers are kept this and the producers do that, but you place no blame on the acceptance of the numb consumers. It’s easy not to think……. So I hear, but let’s not point fingers if we don’t fight back…… it’s like asking for reparations….. it’s never gonna happen. When we will say “Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.” S. Carmichael

And so other than the reigning segment in my bedtime lucid dreaming scheme, Lupe, what kind of a distraction are you?

.....She thinks to herself.... I just wrote this and it may just get lost in cyber.... another manic