Watch this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_X7SvvSgxM, then read the post.

Basically that is a clip from the show V. Anna, the dark haired lady, is the leader of those people you see, visitors from space. She is controlling and manipulative and fools the people of earth into thinking that the visitors will help them.

However, when I first watched that I was totally mesmerised. The track in the background is called Svefn-g-englar by an Icelandic band called Sigur Ros. I watched it again and again (I saw it online), realizing I shared the reaction of all of Anna's followers.

Then I realized... how many things do we follow just because they look beautiful or right? What if they are different underneath the skin, what if they're wrong and trying to look right? When are we pulled in by the prospect of peace, protection, happiness? Never being alone? No hunger, no death? No regrets...

How can we tell if what we're following is good or bad just by looking at it?

1 comment:

Madeline said...

We can't really tell. We just follow our hearts. I know this isn't exactly the same thing, but it reminds me of the most basic argument against religion: How do you know which is right? I think you know by what leaves you feeling the most positive--what makes you feel like a good person.


Wow, you really read all that? Danggg. Props! =]

Well, I see you've just had the imponderable joy of stumbling onto the blog of an 18-year-old girl who can't really describe herself in 500 words or less, such as in little text boxes like these. She didn't intend her blog to really become so much like her online diary (she was hoping it would have an interesting, helpful purpose to serve the world and all) but blogging is just kind of fun. This girl's a bit of an environmentalist and a full-tilt vegetarian, a bit of an artist who can't draw, a bit of a writer who can't find time to read, and a completely hopeless romantic. She enjoys white chocolate, coloring, wading in creeks, music, Doctor Who, and speaking in third-person when it's unnecessary like this.

Now go read the rest of the blog and meet her, if you like of course. :)