From the Melanated Man:
Next in the series of words (mainly the verb form) that begin with EN, we move on to the word ENTERTAIN. Entertainment is important in upholding the current paradigm.
- to keep up, maintain, to keep (someone) in a certain frame of mind,
2. to provide (someone) with amusement or enjoyment
3. to give attention or consideration to (an idea, suggestion, or feeling.)
As we all know from the previous posts, the etymology of the letters en- means “within and/or inner.” No one can hold your attention or keep you within a certain frame of mind without you VOLUNTARILY giving them your attention.
In everything we do in life, it comes down to choices. We choose to succumb to the devices of others, when it comes to entertainment. We know statistically (so they say) black-melanated people are the biggest TV watchers in the United States if not the world. Also, we know that most of our major success from economical to personal achievement occurs within the entertainment industry.
That includes sports, music, acting, etc…
We are some TALENTED people. Side-stepping for Massa…the masses!
It is needless to mention that the entertainment industry overall was worth around $2 billion dollars in 2015. Can you imagine how much of that was generated by black-melanated people?
AT LEAST HALF OF THAT!!
We could probably solve most, if not all, of our community’s problems with that amount of revenue. But I’m not going to harp on these issues because they have been talked to death for years and years and will be talked about for MORE YEARS because it’s bypasses the REAL issue.
WHY IN THE HELL DO WE NEED ENTERTAINMENT TO MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER?
WHY DO BLACK FOLKS HAVE TO DO WHAT THE ROMANS (Caucasians, Europeans) DO?
Can you imagine your existence in this day and age WITHOUT some form of entertainment?
What’s sad is that you can’t! I can’t either! It is embedded within our DNA.
WE HAVE BEEN DUMBED DOWN FROM THE WOMB!
On a real tip, our lives are not as meaningful as they should be because we are witnesses to others’ lives or what is portrayed to us on a SCREEN. Movies, sitcoms, daily gossip shows, sports games, video games, and even the DAMN news.
We are told WHAT and HOW TO THINK! Tell me you haven’t heard that many times before. Anytime and every time you give your attention to anything outside of yourself that was produced by many servicemen and women (i.e. the beginning and end credits), it’s a gimmick (I may have took that one from another blogger, who I can’t remember at the moment, but it’s true all the same!!)
It’s MIND CONTROL! It takes many creative forces to FABRICATE a reality that can hoodwink the minds of the masses.
And to piggyback on my post from last week , the many activities we ENTERTAIN ourselves with, like circuses and theme parks of the likes, outside of a ARTIFICIAL screen does not make it better. Just like with the TV or smartphone, many servicemen and women (and kidnapped animals!) have to be brought together to put on the production for our entertainment, or our enjoyment.
Are our everyday lives really THAT dull? Or are we SUBCONSCIOUSLY being put to sleep by those who continue to steal from us in every way imaginable?
Now granted, some of the activities I listed such as sports, music, and acting can have spiritual and physical benefits for those who participate in those endeavors. NOT FOR THOSE WHO WITNESS OTHERS IN THESE ENDEAVORS!
Are you a witness? (I sound like a preacher, don’t I?)
For instance, I created this blog due in part because I wanted to share my gift and knowledge with others and it gave me a release. I have followers (thank you!)who read this blog, who have that capacity to write and express themselves if they CHOOSE to do so; some of you do and I FOLLOW you as well!
(Trust me, I think ALL of you who follow me can write and express themselves in some form or fashion. You don’t have to be Toni Morrison. Look at me!)
And my blog is informative and NOT for entertainment (it can be funny from time to time), so you are hopefully benefiting in some way from the words I write.
This is my long-winded way of saying that ALL activities you participate in EVERYDAY you should be able to benefit from in some capacity such as exercise, spiritual growth and healing.
It’s like any relationship, GIVE AND TAKE! You give your attention, you receive a benefit…
NOT ENTERTAINMENT, WHICH YOU GET NOTHING BUT AN EMOTIONAL REACTION! Which is what it boils down to.
You can’t live life through your EMOTIONS. Emotions are like the wind…they come and go! So remember…
Most black people in this country have lived and STILL ARE LIVING through their emotions. Church being a prime example. It’s not to far-fetched to say that church is religious entertainment. Not only do we give our attention to it, we give our resources (money, money, money!!!)
Seriously ask this question: what has church done for you who still attend besides give you an EMOTIONAL REACTION??? What have you truly benefited from it besides the very few of you who PARTICIPATE in the spectacle for the witnesses…I mean church members?
I’m done…I can ramble on and on about this ENTERTAINMENT BULLSHIT!
Oh, one last thing…those of you who wish to aspire to be big-time within the entertainment industry with your many talents and gifts or know others who want to be, just remember you are only becoming an agent for the-powers-that-be to sell this reality/production/paradigm we are currently physically and METAPHYSICALLY locked into. Also, my brother told me of a quote stating that the reason we pay attention to entertainers so much is because they can articulate OUR FEELINGS for us.
Are we really THAT BUSY to tend to OURSELVES?
How can someone OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF tell you anything ABOUT YOURSELF??? (ENLIGHTENMENT ANYONE?!)
Doesn’t this sort of DEPENDENT behavior sound familiar? (Yes it does, Massa.)
Let’s wake up, y’all! Time is TRULY running out.
Peace and Love to my melanated family,
The Melanated Man
My favorite part: How can someone OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF tell you anything ABOUT YOURSELF??? Are we really THAT BUSY to tend to OURSELVES?
My answer, yes. We are so deeply involved with the “lives” of celebrities that we look at them as gods instead of people that breathe and bleed just like us. We wake up daily to news and social media to see what we should care about that day. Look at Jada Pinkett and how people stood behind that Oscars nonsense with NO question when we should be giving time and attention to those that know we need our own shit to grow and share the very best of ourselves instead of the watered down, edited versions for the white-run entertainment industry.
Thanks for this. And your writing is very entertaining with the perfect balance of information.
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Thanks 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿I think I’m officially emotionless smh lol. Nothing entertains me anymore. Very hard to do these days Lol
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