Are we heading towards the kind of world in which originality is scarce or is it happening right now? A world where being something unique is banned and tormented to death, because it does not sell, it is not interesting to the mass of consuming people, because unique is frightening, unique and originality are a threat to somebody in power and their intact expensive spaces which manifest power status. Symptoms are there as they have been forever and ever; it is a risk to be exactly who you want to be, express your views, look the way you do, believe in what you want. We live in such a world where the unknown is scary and possible invader of thoughts. To change the world consumed by ideologies like fascism, sexism, racism and anti-Semitism is a battle that we must fight tirelessly.
Hatefully consumed minds are set to be suspicious of anything strange, towards new ideas and anything jeopardizing the current state of things. We are to live in fear. We are under constant threat, future looks random, unbalanced and we do not know what to do but to be afraid and fight the enemy made. We can’t be different in a situation like this, it is like jumping from an airplane. We need to belong and we want to belong to this system that is exploiting every possible living being to grow and expand without an end. The end is scary even though we think we do not know it, but it is there and we know what can be done to avoid the inevitable crash but we won’t do what we should. The whole of our thinking which we base our lives on is about abuse, isolation, gaps, our culture grows from abuse, grows from inequality and the fact that difference is dangerous. Working in a consumption oriented world is a plan to infect us all to be the best possible consumers, workers, obedient citizens who do not criticize openly education system, governments, criticize work or even understand to question why things are done as they are, to ask why aren’t people accountable for their actions. This is an ongoing facade, parade of hypocrites, a stage act, which at the moment is desired to be a true mission by corporations without an end, it is nothing but abuse, violent control, growing surveillance, lack of trust, gaining power for the few. Future will be about restrictions of civil rights, labor rights and human rights, abuse of labor, abuse of natural resources, abuse of governments and people in this mission where winnings are made for corporations with a smile. If you think art, music industry, fashion and entertainment are there to create something new and original for us, you are wrong. We are to be brainwashed to want what successful people have, live the way the rich live and admire them.
It should be like breathing to be original since we are unique and individual, right? But the more one explores life the more one comes to notice that originality is very rare, it is a true gift, which one also comes to notice the gift will be exploited and stolen, copied and sold, envied and torched, ruined and spoiled. Those who do not have ideas of their own, of course, have to take ideas from somewhere, appropriate, plagiarise, which as we well know is stealing, but when it comes to intellectual property and ideas that are difficult to patent as inventions and immaterial ideas, things get demanding. This is often the case within and around the arts, which most of based on stealing, copying, idealizing and imitating. What is new then, who owns what and how to give credit to those who deserve it rightfully. Questions of conscience and integrity (surely there are people who have those qualities?).
Isn’t it so that it feels like a victory when one succeeds with ideas of someone else, but in the end plagiarizer is just a plagiarizer. No glory there and I’m not just saying.
If she was a boy.
To analyze music videos of this day, what kind of purpose they serve is clear and at the same time culture of music videos hold an irritating simplicity of necessity. I have been studying Beyoncé’s musical artistry and thinking how should I study them, her pieces of art. What to make out of this block other than what has been said before. Videos which do not represent originality nor does her style travel far from mainstream, but they are recognizable and style of hers is particular. That little bit pops out, but only a little bit popping out. She has her dance moves which label her and make her mark. She has her dancers as do many pop singers. They follow her in the back. Something old and something of her own, but not alone. Most she is familiar via her body which is well in front, in the middle. In focus are her curves. They seem to be the main subject and at core of femininity. Her body is praised and it is seen as emancipation and empowerment of womanhood to walk the way she walks. Self-consciously walking straight ahead. Movement is her weapon. A modern woman moves and is active. Her self-assurance is the one feature which makes her noticed and admired among women. She works in a field where women do not have curves other than plastic breasts and in fashion where lank body is a norm.
Yes she has things to say and she says them in music industry’s factory ways. Most powerful videos of hers are those where her sexual expression is not the main issue. Empowerment is a curious conscious choice. To empower oneself from being inferior one needs to build self-esteem and imagine a path for oneself on which one can stand and walk on with certain pride. Take that path without hesitation, it is yours, one’s own way. Which choice everyone must make on their own, which is empowerment via growth, knowledge of self via growing up.
Are music videos about growing up and growing with. Very little is emphasized on mental and emotional growth, which is ironical since the most music made deals with feelings and people’s emotional life.
How the Bey issue is addressed and how feminism is discussed. Do you think her power is in her thighs, is it in her voice, her beauty, her gender, her African-American heritage and in her dance.
This site is dedicated (among other things) to The Holy Vagina. An ancient cult recreated to bring respect for the cunt and to women in this world now. To the one that brings life and joy. Is the word cunt contemptuous? For me not, but for many it is so, as the word cunt is the most used profanity, at least in little Fifi, I have wondered why. Therefore have come to the conclusion that others worship Vagina aswell. Marvellous!! As the word is powerful, short, angry, dirty, ugly, edgy etc. Lots of things how important it must be. Vittu Yes! Curious that a shame between female legs is so often spoken out loud in context of anger.
Note: Women and girls are attacked, raped, abused, violated, brutaly treated around the Globe all the time and it is time to put an end to that. Women are not possessions for men to have. Don’t you forget it, Darling.