With all the trickery, many bad results have reared their ugly heads. One is that we are told what “jobs” we must have. Pre 1970, a person could start a business doing just about anything, and chances are, he or she would enjoy some amount of success. Well, in today’s world, we must work for the franchises that are in place, that rule the economic and social world, we do menial chores that mostly involve selling a product that we are told we cannot do without.
One of the businesses that has been ruined is the music business. At the restaurant/bar level, there were many places for an aspiring musician/performer to work – and get paid. There was “The next level”, the “Big Time”, where the cream of the crop would go to a certain city known for its “talent scouts”, today known as “A & R people”, working to get “discovered”. Well, that is also gone, replaced by a machine that manufactures and cranks out talentless, contrived white noise making numbskulls, most of whom can’t even tune their own guitar, much less play it. They lie, telling us that this one and that one is selling millions of “units”, meanwhile, the same companies put out documentaries where they whine and complain about how “units” are not selling – blaming piracy for their own ineptitude and egotistical B.S. I mention the music business because it’s where I made a living for 25 years – and up until about 3 or 4 years ago, I did ok with it. Many people are not cut out for jobs that society has dictated we all do, and as I said, starting our own business is impossible in today’s world. I’ll even take it a step further and say that there are children and young adults, even full grown adults, who cannot function in rigid systems such as schools, military, and society dictated jobs. I, myself, am in that list – I’ve never been able to function well in any of those systems – no matter how hard I tried – and there are those who have it even worse than I do in that area – many of whom have ended up homeless, in institutions, and even dead before their time.
So, as with every social system in the history of the world, the masses serve the royalty, until the system crumbles, at which time another society will appear, going the same route as all the rest. And please, any of you pretentious asses who may be reading this, this is not me being negative, this is me making observations, and calling things what they are. I don’t enjoy making these observations, but reality is what it is, and trying to deny, pretend, distort, and whatever else, would make me dishonest, and with all my other shortcomings, if there’s one thing I’m not, it’s dishonest. So ok, you deniers and ignorers, go back to your Monday Night Football and Budweiser – until this stuff sneaks up and beats the daylights out of you.
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