In the world of the rich and famous celebrities, a different set of morals applies. Such people live in a world that is alien to commoners. They live in a world of make beliefs and total disregard for morals and values that are dearly held in high esteem by people. They live like demi-gods with no regard for common law. An upper caste is where they belong and where they rule. The sad truth is that commoners accept their fate to be ruled by such idiotic aristocracy. To them it is fait accompli.
Orwell’s far-reaching insight reverberates in the annals of history. How did the fight for freedom and equality ended up in such a pathetic state? The fight for freedom and meritocracy invariably ends up in the status quo – nothing will changed. If it has, it is for the worse.
Orwell would be smiling in his tomb listening to the words of his protegé and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who uttered these words at the Singapore At 50 Conference: What Lies Ahead?,
“You want people to stand up, not scrape and bow. But if you don’t have a certain natural aristocracy in the system, people who are respected because they have earned that and we level everything down to the lowest common denominator, then I think society will lose out.”
“Four legs good, two legs better”, Orwell’s enlightened animals again proclaimed triumphantly. Two leggers shall rule over four leggers. So did Lee, the Singapore PM.
Disregard for law and order are regularly perpetuated by other celebrities. The Sydney Morning Herald has this story,
Ariana Grande and her boyfriend walk into a California doughnut shop. While the employee walks away from the counter, they lick some doughnuts set out on the counter and laugh about it. When the employee comes back with a tray of doughnuts, Grande says disdainfully, “What the f— is that? I hate Americans. I hate America.”
Who really cares, right? Wrong. This is the new celebrity era where basically everything is recorded, everything is sold to a gossip site, everything goes viral, and everyone has to apologise.
Here comes Brave New World Order!
2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is takenout of the way.