The Academy Awards were a Reminder

And that may be exactly what transpired last evening.

I have never been one for award shows because they tend to jump right off my own weirdo-meter. It always struck me funny that supposed accomplished actors fail repeatedly to project happiness, warmth, and genuine display of good character on camera and without a script.

The other odd thing is that we seem to judge actors by the characters they portray, so when one consistently comes across as endearingly charming and funny and cute in roles we often think that is what they are like. And of course that is ridiculous.

I suppose we all project a persona in public that is not entirely representative of who we truly are. It is just a part of the whole. Actors and actresses (although some females want to be referred to only as actors) just do it to a greater degree than we.

Some of you know from my Bridgesburning blog that I embrace this whole Nietzsche thing about truth and perception: There are no facts, only interpretation.

In the last few years we have had more than one mask falling off. More like torn off from purported ideals like democracy, that demonstrated laws and rules are only effective when followed, and when challenged repeatedly there is no consequence. So now we see what we believed to be true was false and chaos ensues all over the world.

Enough poor politicians not smart enough to properly fool the masses with a ’good spin’ ended up revealing the false basis of politicians world wide. Did we get smarter or are they just lousy at the game?

Things are changing, good old boys, and good old beliefs are failing in a spectacular fashion and something will replace it.

LIfe doesn’t exist in a vacuum. When something is removed or changed something else will replace it.

I wonder what it will be?

So deep thoughts of sorts from North of 43.

Chris G March 28th ’22