If I hear one more person talk about “your truth” or “their truth” or whatever, I’m going to scream! There’s no such thing as your truth, my truth, his truth, her truth, their truth, our truth. Nope. Sorry. If you pick up a green crayon and “your truth” says it’s yellow, I’m sorry but “your truth” is false. It’s not yellow, it’s green. I know it makes us feel better to have a society that pats us on the back and says, “It’s OK, you’re right.” even when we’re wrong, and that’s what this whole “your truth” movement is if you think about it. No one is willing to tell someone they’re wrong.
But what’s right is this… the only truth that exists is THE truth. Going back to the simple crayon example, the crayon is either green or yellow. Blue, red, black, orange… sure there is a crayon for every color. But the green crayon is green no matter what “your truth” is.
It’s also funny that a lot of people who are so passionate about everyone sharing “their truth” are not very tolerant of people who disagree with them. I’m not sure what’s going on in America but if Alecia Keys’ behavior hosting the Grammy Awards last week is a microcosm of what our country is like now… well, I guess I’m hoping her example is just the Hollywood/elite/out of touch world view, not the majority of Americans.
Because I basically share nothing in common with anything she talked about during the Awards ceremony. In fact, I became so turned off by it all, that I literally turned it off. I wanted to celebrate music and musicians but the show was drenched in political agenda. I guess that’s “their truth” and I should just go along, though, right?
-Out of the Wilderness
My thoughts keep coming back to the recent Grammy Awards that aired live Sunday night. I’ll preface this post by saying that I absolutely love music. I was pretty pumped to celebrate the great music from 2019, because there was a lot of it! The show was hosted by ultra-feminist Alecia Keys and, well, she said one thing I agreed with… music is a language we all can understand (or something similar to that). Outside of that, I was so turned off by the political overtones, the controversies, etc… so the show just isn’t sitting well in my memory.
Before writing this post, I read the entire list of nominees and winners for the entire show. I was surprised to see a former First Lady on the list… Michelle Obama! She won for Best Spoken Word Album.
The day after the Awards show, I thought about who WAS there, and who WASN’T there… wondering, “Where was Kanye West?” From the research I did on the nomination process, I think the artists/management submit their work for possible inclusion as a nominee in any of the categories, so it’s entirely possible that Kanye just didn’t care to be part of the show at all. It’s not like he has a good relationship with the Grammy’s anyway. But if that’s not the case, though, let’s say he DID want to be part of the show, wouldn’t they want to include him after his very successful launch of “Jesus Is King”? Not to even mention or highlight this in the show seems a bit shady and quite possibly very much on purpose. It goes back to the agenda from the Hollywood elite, or the liberal media, or progressive celebrities, however you want to categorize them… they’re all about inclusion except for those who disagree with them. For instance, where was NF? He has 2 albums in the top hundred of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums of 2019.
So much for celebrating diverse music!
Other notable artists who had a huge year in 2019 include Imagine Dragons, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Ava Max, and Panic! at the Disco, all who were nowhere to be found on Grammy night. Something’s up with this so if you know more about it than I do, please comment below…
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-Out of the Wilderness