Key to controlling the masses is the celebrity. It is through these spokespersons for the elite that they can directly influence public opinion. This is especially true with black celebrities. There is a presumed set of shared values between the black community and the black celebrity and hence a certain amount of trust in the views expressed by such well spoken members of this community. The black community is under the impression, true or not, that these celebrities represent them in some fundamental way. The black community identifies very strongly with its black celebrities. And more often than not the majority is persuaded to the celebrity’s point of view, whatever that may be. More often than not, however, and in fact almost always, the celebrity is expressing ideas that are not his own. It is through these celebrity spokespersons that the elite put out their messages and let the masses know what is expected of them; whether it’s, for example, to blasphemously venerate Obama as Jesus Christ, or to be “at war” with Russia. This is programming. This is social control. In its most obvious form. Directly applied. And the people who apply it in the black community –well, aside from the politicians– are the black celebrities. Or rather, the instruments through which social control is applied are the black celebrities.
At the dark heart of corporate consumer culture lie the social programs that mass-produce conformity, obedience, acquiescence and consent for the matrix.
The cult of celebrity is the royal monarch of these schemes, the ace in the hole for mass mind control and the disempowerment of the individual. This is the anointed paradigm of idol worship and idol sacrifice, a vampire’s feast on our individual and collective dreams. Who do you love? Who do you hate? Who do want to be like?
Marketeers and propagandists are skilled at leveraging human psychology to exploit human nature. They utilize the study of the psyche to gain inroads into your behavior, and they employ this science as a tool for stoking insecurities and triggering urges.
They may be selling an idea, a lifestyle, a product, or a war, but, the pitch is the same: a false idol rises from the wastelands of the American dream, and is presented to the hordes as a well-packaged product. The celebrity’s life is a projection of a niche fantasy, and a following is built up around this fantasy, and the cult followers are steered toward whatever point of purchase.
And that’s what a cult is: “a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.”
This kind of externalized validation serves as a power transfer. Your personal power is extracted and foisted onto a manufactured image in the matrix, and without realizing it, you’ve forfeited your power to influence the direction of your own life.
“The Fantasy of celebrity culture is not designed simply to entertain. It is designed to drain us emotionally, confuse us about our identity, make us blame ourselves for our predicament, condition us to chase illusions of fame and happiness, and keep us from fighting back.” – Chris Hedges