Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lupe's Words of Wisdom:The Art Of Distraction

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Written by Lupe Fiasco

"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…"

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11 comments:

LisaSpeaking said...

isnt this old? the ladies posted this a good while ago.

L.F.I.(Imaghostwriter2) said...

Yea-not to old though-about april-i apologize, i didn't realize this had been posted-i am vigorously looking for un-posted material

KayCee said...

yeah this is old...this needs to be under the throwback section...and its YEARS OLD

L.F.I.(Imaghostwriter2) said...

thank you again-ok big no no. i get it. ill stick to brand new stuff.

G.Hopkins said...

haha i was like, "DAMN! dude is stilll promoting his album like that?" haha

Tan said...

Even if it is old, still a good read. SO l.f.i. you are good with me.

Nell said...

I agree, this may be old t some.......but it was new to me and a FANTASTIC READ!! Thanks for it!

L.F.I.(Imaghostwriter2) said...

Wow-thank you so much-you have no idea how bad i was feeling

K. Denise said...

Am I the only one who actually has gone back over time and read the archives?

enoch said...

YES I concur...... one of my favorites to be frank..... thank you... hey feel free to bring back any good oldies that provoke thought!

angelaaina said...

Yes this is a good read! I didnt know this was posted before.