It's a rhetorical question. It's a theoretical question. But, don't you ever have a glimmer in the dimmest recesses of your soul that we may have encountered this problem before? Perhaps far, far away....a long, long time ago.... How did we handle it then? Or, did we fail to handle it at all? Either way, here we go again, my godly friends. Here we go again. What do we do now?
Oscar awakens the morning after another seedy one night stand with the Dandelion of Vanity
The Academy Awards are the unrivalled standard bearer and champion of vanity, self-glorification, self-promotion and self-importance. No emperor or god or commercial enterprise in the history of humanity, with the possible exception of Pharaoh or Yahweh or the military, has every demanded and enforced upon the peasantry of the world the blatant and unabashed vanity of the Hollywood film industry.
The worshipful and obedient pandering of the peasantry to the spectacle of the annual Oscar Ceremony over the past 85 years is proof that slaves can be bought with aesthetics, just as the Roman Emperors placated the plebeians of Rome with free bread and gladiatorial battles in the arena. Western civilization is carried on the shoulders of a peasantry who are all to easily averted from seeing the gory truth of theft and slaughter that are hidden behind the crimson robes and golden statuary of bankers, emperors and wealthy business interests of the self-anointed royalty.
Let's remember that the Hollywood film industry is a business. It worships the gods of money...first, second, last and always. It demands that you worship the gods of money and the aesthetic amusements they so skilfully offer to keep you in their game. If you look behind the Hollywood curtain and follow the Yellow Brick Road to the motivational source of the parade of glitz and glamour you will discover that it is an illusion controlled by bankers, not artists. Bankers who control the artists, the emperors and the gods. Bankers are the self-anointed emperors and would-be gods of planet Earth -- as long as the peasantry allows them to be.
"Your qualities as god are seen in your creations"
Lawrence R. Spencer
Here are a few of the thousands of 'Wizards', 'Magical Beings', Renegade Spirits, Mad Scientists that appear in modern science fiction stories, films and TV. There are many, many more powerful, mysterious and mystical than those listed in this article from 'i09', but it's a start: Ten Wizards Who Found Themselves In Science Fiction Stories.
A few other more powerful examples can be found in my book PAN-GOD OF THE WOODS ( http://lawrencerspencer.com/pan-god-of-the-woods/ )
"We Create gods as someone to blame for our own mistakes.
A Creator Knows That They Are The Source of Creation"
-- Lawrence R. Spencer. Copyright © 2011. All Rights UnReserved.