Monday, May 30, 2022

Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror (Official Video)

Ok.  So I thought about this song in mind of John McWhorter.  He seems to lack enough of an ability for self reflection, as he repeatedly self owns himself.  Such as what I mentioned in my last post.  In it he describes a certain kind of selling out, where he in theory could go out there performing some kind of complaining against his rhetorical antagonists, act.  And in doing so, choosing some kind of cheap, lazy way to make money, and get the acclaim that being that person can get.  And he says he will never do.  

Which I find to be totally lacking in any self awareness, as he is now more famous, perhaps even overexposed in the media, for his book which is a hit job against his rhetorical antagonists.  Which is less mind blowingly weird, as it is typical for  a 

pseudo–intellectual /ˌsuːdoʊˌɪntəˈlɛktʃəwəl/  noun
plural pseudo–intellectuals
Britannica Dictionary definition of PSEUDO–INTELLECTUAL
[count] disapproving
: a person who wants to be thought of as having a lot of intelligence and knowledge but who is not really intelligent or knowledgeable

— psuedo–intellectual


But ya know?  It has been years, and I forgot about the content of the official vid for this song.  Yes, it is dated.  But it still works on multiple levels, particularly as here we are.  Decades later, and not really measurably better off. And there is a damned good argument we are worse off, as a planet wide average.

But since Loury is the one who is aligned with the forces of evil, and by that I mean conservativism and all its horrors and degradations?  He needs to listen to the song too, until he gets it.  That he is not only not part of the solution, but he is a side show barker for the problem.  

The way shit gets done in human society has historically been horrible and evil.  And you believe in maintaining the status quo as default?  The word for that is evil!

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