Questions You Should be Asking the World Around You
The first time I saw Sarah Silverman was on an episode of Star Trek Voyager. Right then I knew Silverman was someone who pulled strings to get gigs in Hollywood.
What I mean by this is that Star Trek Voyager was a subtle TV show. It doesn’t sway too far from a certain set of criterias of which the tone was set by its predecessor, Star Trek the Next Generation.
Voyager explored feminism, morality, the military, interspecies interaction, etc. It would take a very long post to describe all the ideas Voyager touched upon, but the show was consistent because all the cast members worked together to build immersion. Space immersion.
When Silverman guest starred on Voyager, it was an anomaly. It was a “what if” episode, set in the past, where Tom Paris and Tuvok were faced with having to interact with humans from the 20th century.
Seeing Silverman’s character on that one episode was akin to being unexpectedly shot with a 12 gauge, center mass. Paris and Tuvok needed to evade the authorities, and they encounter Silverman who reluctantly agrees to assist them with blending in. It was at that moment that I saw that it wasn’t a character that Silverman was acting. There was a glaring absence of acting, and it caused me to take notice. While Paris and Tuvok got into character, Silverman did the opposite and it broke the immersion.
It was also in that episode when I realized (not that I didn’t already suspect this from other examples before), that you didn’t need to actually be an actor to get into Star Trek Voyager, you just needed to pull strings to get acting gigs.
I’m not sure if I worded that right.
I liked Voyager, but I despised Sarah Silverman’s personality.
But Voyager fans, don’t take this too seriously. Space is awesome, science is cool. Morality, feminism, interspecies sex, and the military are still viable topics for TV. Silverman is just one example of what bad apples do inside the apple barrel.
I wasn’t surprised or angered like a lot of people on Twitter. This is what Silverman is. It is as if there is a demon inside of Silverman. I’ll call it the Silverman phenomena. A person who is trapped in spiritual bondage.
Imagine if a nobody like me had done this during the George Bush age, or the Obama age. I’d be put on a list, and be subsequently black bagged to Guantanamo. If I was a Turkish citizen or a Saudi Arabian, I’d be executed. But because Silverman is connected to a lot of Hollywood celebs, she can pull strings with lawyers and other high powered possessed celebrities, to evade prison.
Silverman’s Twitter followers, generally, are mostly 20 to 40 year olds who are sensitive to external emotional stimuli. Silverman’s repeated virtue signalling causes her followers to go ballistic, and it is this intended reaction that her Democrat patrons rely upon, to motivate violent anti-Trump protests across the country.
If you think about it, the Silverman phenomena is tied very closely to the ISIS phenomena. Pro Trump Twitter users are getting banned from Twitter, while ISIS Twitter users are permitted to cultivate. I just saw a tweet last night by a user who was trying to sell ISIS magazines under the “travelban” hashtag.
For individuals like you and me, when we get the urge to do the things that Silverman does, we have to pause and think.
-Gotta exorcise those demons bro.-
The mechanisms behind fighting evil are subtle. But if you put a lot of work into it, eventually evil cracks. You can pray, or do good deeds, express kindness to people. You can listen to music, or watch funny movies, but learn to identify the good and evil messages in every user generated social media, and then learn to separate them.
It’s one of the ways to become more good, and of course it takes a lot of work.
Or if you’re not religious, which is something that you’re certainly entitled to, be pragmatic. Pragmatism is very very sought after with intellectuals. The rarest type of mindset on the internet.
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