Elaine Meinel Supkis
Our media has gone crazy over the tattered affairs of the lastest child actor/adult mess up with the perennial Britney Spears. Like so many of her previous fellow child actors, she was launched by the odious Disney machine. This horrible organization that destroys the childhoods of many children who are selected to be turned into icons of corporate pleasure, often go insane.
The most dangerous time for children stars is when they transit to adulthood. The twins used by the Disney machine for many years are now nearly totally insane. One of them is starving herself to death. They grace the covers of gossip rags that chronicle their ongoing deaths.
The recent death from drug abuse of one of the richest whores on earth has also gripped the press and the public. This former Playboy bunny was, like many of her cohorts, objectified and used as an icon for a corporate entity. The death rate of these poor young women barely out of their teens when picked up and turned into objects, is rather horrific.
The public and rich men need to devour an endless supply of supine or insecure young people. This empowers the users. Nothing like elevating a captivating young person and then turning them into the Whore of Babylon crossed with John the Baptist without his head, Salome is the mother of all these creatures.
She dances for us and sings her heart out and then is ripped to pieces and dies. And we are satiated and moralized at the same time. 'Look at her miserable death!' we all crow, dancing for joy at the downfall of these slutty, for sale sex objects.
Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek dramatic coloratura soprano and perhaps the best-known opera singer of the post-World War II period. She combined an impressive bel canto technique with great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria, to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini, to Verdi, Puccini, and in her early career, the music dramas of Wagner. Her remarkable musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed La Divina.
Unlike the more feeble talents of many of the sex symbols we destroy in the pop culture, Maria had a very serious talent and astonishing, historic abilities. She sang difficult roles too early on and ruined one of the century's finest voices when she should have been hitting her stride. I knew a Greek shipowner who worshipped her and he hated Onassis, a rival of his, for dumping her.
Even with her voice in tatters, she still was a person to watch. And the media watched her collapse with rapt attention. So here are two recordings of her great singing.
La Traviata: Verdi made one of the greatest operas based on the life and death of a whore. A merry young woman who rose to power through her undeniable sexual abilities. And she died terribly young, worn out from all that celebratory passion. Like with so many of these commercial sex objects/young women, on her death, the estate is ripped apart by ravening wolves seeking to regain her wealth, pitiful as it might be.
Mad Scene (Part II) from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, sung by Maria Callas live in Berlin in 1955
Callas sings with amazing skill and beauty in this very old recording. As she lost her voice, she lost all reason to live. She had to drug herself to sleep and like Marilyn Monroe, she made it eternal. The allure of fame seduces many innocents to enter the Temple of the Whore. And there, they are decked out and given new names and new reasons to live and then are thrown into the pit to fight bulls and elephants. They always end up trampled to death or torn apart by the lions, tigers and bears the press release later on.
The madness of Blanche in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' is a good analogy for our endless need to gape at cute children on various Disney cotton-candy shows---then to enjoy their discomforts with real life. The Disney business always likes the Dark Shadows aspects of their fantasy realm, just like much of Victorian child literature has a very strong strain of sexual preversion from men lusting for young boys and girls.
Just as Blanche is hauled off to the clinic/funny farm, so are all these broken adults whose childhoods were set aflame so Disney could pocket some more cash or Hugh Hefner could pretend he was sexually powerful and in control of his own libido. Unlike the secure and serene priestesses of ancient Crete handling snakes, baring their breasts while wafting around in frilly skirts, these new goddesses are insecure and unhappy. They feel a need like all those concentration-camp fashion models, most of whom are under 23 years old, to starve themselves to death. This helps them feel in control as well as singular unlike ordinary women. And it prevents them from becoming real women.
Just this week, the men who clothe and abuse fashion models had some pose in front of blown-up photos of concentration camp victims. This echoing of a serious charge was meant to be a cynical attack on concerned adults who want to stop this evolving style of starving models literally to death.
So it is interesting seeing the Disney girls either starving themselves to death or shaving their heads to look like what they really are: victims of fascism.
I find none of this funny or edifying. May they all find peace without dying. And I hope they all sue Disney like the heirs of Milne sued to regain control of the Pooh business.