Monday, April 23, 2007

The star at the center of the Universe

They say video killed the radio star. I'm not so sure of that, but with YouTube and other video websites, it's certainly become easy to make a point without having to write very much.

Here are two videos to compare and contrast.

The first attempts, using a star, to tell us "who really rules the world." Yeah, yeah... we know. All the conspiracists think it's the Masons, collaborating secretly in lodges and temples across the world, manipulating elections and elected leaders, financial markets, and God knows what else.

The second video, a musical performance by some of the greatest rock and roll stars of all time, tells it more like it really is. This song has been my anthem since I was old enough to have an anthem.

"Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss."

Look in the mirror, Tommy. That's the guy who is the ultimate boss. Always has been. Always will be. No matter how many times you get fooled. Or how many times you fool yourself.

Man is the center of his own Universe. He controls It with his thoughts.

Sure, he can believe he's controlled by others, by conspiracies, by gods and demons, or even by random chance. But deep down, at a cosmic, quantum level, he's controlling his own Universe.
  • Man is his own star; and the soul that can render an honest and a perfect man, commands all light, all influence, all fate.... — John Fletcher (1579-1625)
  • Every man and every woman is a star. — Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)
Video #1: "Who Really Rules the World?"

Video #2: "Won't Get Fooled Again!"

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