Life Imitating Art

800px-NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-Earthrise

‘Earth Rise’. Taken by Apollo 8 crewmember Bill Anders on December 24, 1968.

In general the media, commercial advertising and Hollywood

Is all about ego-manipulation

Spoon-fed to each new generation

So is all they know

And becomes what everyone knows

Weaned upon TV, celluloid and photographic illusions

Unreal fabrications of the real world

Where life imitating art and the mass-media image

Reaches global distribution

Via commerce and technology

Conditioning the masses

On a daily basis

Every hour, on the hour, half past the hour

On paper, radio waves, internet and television

Until the surreal rapidly becomes

The real

Becomes the accepted ‘norm’

Disguised as consumerism

Filtering through misguided projections

Integrating carbon copy imitations

Of someone else’s ideas

And persuasive money-scamming visions

Thus the entertainment’s industry and advertising

Via its original creative intent

Teaches us subconsciously

How to be devious and manipulative

For our own ends

And is awesomely powerful

Especially when not asserted responsibly

For when irresponsibly let loose

Upon subconscious minds everywhere

Imprinting subliminal messages

Undermines the fabric of community and connectedness

Instead endorses stereotypical negative role-models

Of murder, theft, deceit, rape, alcoholism

Drug addiction, violence, power abuse, etc

Makes for interesting viewing

And so-called entertainment

Interspersed with repeated ad-breaks

Subliminal conditioning, over and over again

Becomes so familiar, like second-nature

Persuasive illusions embraced

Psychological delusions unchallenged

Yet more distractions from truly knowing and understanding

One’s inner-Self, one’s true self

And therefore from truly knowing and understanding

Another human being

The environment that we live in

And the Earth

This Planet we live upon

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaceship_Earth

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London, July 2000

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