"Men of ideas vanish when freedom
"Marx thought that religion was the opium of the
Not any more. Entertainment is." - John Kozy
"Nonsense placed before the eyes has a magical
as it fetters the senses the mind remains a vassal."
Goethe in a
letter to Schiller ~ 1797
"We are a world divorced from the superstitions of
the past, new myths are generated by those wielding media as a wand, one as
powerful as the holly wood wands of ancient ceremonial magicians were rumored
to have been. The Talmudwood of today is the true sacred site of today's elite
magician. " - Edward Wilson & Wes Unruh
consumption are often two sides of
the same ideological coin. Entertainment is about release, freedom, transport,
escape. Aside from the purchase of necessities -
brands of which
are themselves often differentiated from one another by their "personality" -
so too is consumption. Entertainment is about the power of sensation. So too is
consumption, in this case the sensations generated externally by how one looked
and internally by how one felt.
Entertainment relies heavily on instant gratification. So too does consumption.
Entertainment is an expression of
consumption allowing anyone to buy his way into his
fantasy. Both entertainment and consumption often
provide the same intoxication: the sheer, mindless pleasure of emancipation
from reason, from responsibility, from tradition, from class and from all the
other bonds that restrain self. " - Neil Gabler
"Computer 3-D animation has brought to fruition the
painters' old dream of the perfect image, even a
moving image, yet the inconvenient fact remains that however perfect, the image
can never be real, and the virtual
world can never be a real world." - Charles Eisenstein
"The deliberate application of the techniques of
theater to politics, religion,
education, literature, commerce, warfare,
crime, ... has converted everything into branches of show business, where the
overriding objective is getting and satisfying an audience.
Andy Warhol ushered in a new age for art causing the
custodians of culture to roll over in their graves. Art as entertainment. Andy Warhol realized that in the
existing entertainment monoculture people themselves could become pop cultural
artifacts and that celebrities were basically human soup cans. The most
important art movement became the art of the creation of the celebrity,
the celebrity business plan." - Neil
Entertainment is "escapist".Entertainment transports us through time and space enabling us to
escape our personal reality if only for a moment.
|To be entertained means to
be removed from your self and reality. The second-hand pseudo-experiences that
entertainment media provides seem to fulfill our hunger for
In the end they only intensify that hunger ...
"I was not surprised to hear that teenagers and
young adults are not really
entertained by all the media devices to which they have become attached.
The reason is that entertainment is like dessert - a little goes a long way and
doesn't actually nourish. People derive genuine satisfaction by actually doing
things such as making their own music, dancing, creating art, volunteering,
growing flowers, knitting
sweaters, repairing old bicycles, learning a new language. The fact that
youngsters waste so much time trying to find virtual satisfaction shows that we
need to work harder to make real satisfaction more accessible to them." - Ruth
"Four of the largest five entertainment giants are
now run or owned by Jews. Murdoch's
News Corp (at
number four) is the only gentile holdout - however
Rupert is as pro-Israel as
any Jew, probably more so."- Los Angeles Jewish Times 1999Before CIA involvement art was sublime.
Art redirected thought from the sensual to
the intellectual, from the temporal
to the eternal, from the
corporeal to the spiritual, not only concenred with aesthetics but also morality.
the emotions and the senses entertainment, for the most part, is beyond the
reach of intellect. When critics used
the word 'sensational',
before the word 'sensational' became synonymous
with 'lurid', they meant that the senses and emotions were stimulated. They
meant that entertainment induced
reactions by exciting the nervous system in much the same way drugs did.
Artists create their work assuming
that different spectators will have different experiences of the artwork,
entertainers create their work by deploying familiar words, images, symbols,
techniques or stories in an attempt to
manipulate a spectator not only into having a particular experience but into
ensuring that every member of the audience has the same
Entertainment is now about power - the power to replace the
sublime with 'lurid' or 'sensational' fantasy.
Entertainment requires that sensation
reason otherwise there is no suspension of
disbelief. Electrification and its related technologies created the modern
Printing advances allowed for
illustration and later photographic
reproduction in books, newspapers and
magazines. Magazines aimed to entertainment. They achieved this by the liberal
and extravagance use of photographs of individuals deemed socially important
accompanied by casually improvised articles.
Labor conditions changed.
Wages rose and hours declined, leaving ordinary citizens more
money and more leisure time. Real nonfarm wages
increased 50 percent between 1870 and 1900, while the average manufacturing
worker toiled three and a half fewer hours per week in 1910 than in 1890.
There was also a new attitude among laborers
that accompanied these changes - an emotional reaction against the
numbing conditions of the machine age. At the end of the work day, workers
left their factories wanting to have a
good time, forget work and forget their personal reality. Entertainment has
helped satisfy those desires from the past through the present.
was trained in public speaking by Roscius the comedian and
Bonaparte took instruction from the actor Talma in the art of small talk and
carefully calculated everything from his rages to his poses.
antebellum America political orators like
Daniel Webster, John Calhoun and
Henry Clay studied theatrical declamation,
prompting theater managers to complain that their own presentations could not
compete with those of the politicians.
tradition only intensified through
the remainder of the century, culminating with
Theodore Roosevelt, a man as
comfortable as Mark Twain or any
performer with being on stage, where he played the part of a larger-than-life
version of himself.
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author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
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industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
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family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the
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