Oh, ya, I love this person so much that I will support everything he or she says and can even die for that person. This kind of blind loyalty is what is killing our society and our world. The common person is so blindly in love with another person, a political figure or celebrity that we just start believing what they say and become blind followers. Not only that, in return, our loyalty makes them powerful and wealthy.
I’m not saying there are no good people in Hollywood or in public life. There definitely are some really good people out there, doing some good work. But why be loyal or a fan even of these good ones. They are just doing their work and we love them for what they do…that’s about it! Why give them more than that kinda love because you know, loyalty is overrated!
I was born and raised in Bombay, which is a city on the West Coast of India. There are two large political parties in India namely the Congress and the BJP. I grew up in a household where all the adults in my family supported a political party out of the two large ones. Election after election, they voted for the same party, so much so that when I turned 18 and was eligible to vote, I cast my first vote ever to the same political party that my family voted for over the years, over many generations. I see the same similarity in the United States, where every household depending on where they come from, their beliefs, and their religion, they are loyal to a political party and that loyalty lasts for generations. My question is what happens if the leader of any of those political parties deviates from the basic values and basic principles. Why do we still remain loyal to them? Why don't we stand up against the s**t that they are proposing and tell them they are wrong?
Again, the common people encompass about 90% of the population. But in spite of this, the majority of the people become fans of people in the limelight and remain loyal to them until death do them apart. Celebrities are just people doing their job. Just because they appear on our television screen, celluloid, and on late night shows doesn’t make them famous or doesn’t make us a fan. Why be a fanatic? Look at what some of them exposed did. They abused the power and the loyalty that we gave them and sexually assaulted innocent women. All these high-flying, powerful and rich celebrities have been assaulting and raping women for decades, and what we gave them for so many years was just more fame, money, and power by being their fans. Loyalty indeed is overrated. Just because they appear on your television screen doesn’t put them above the law and doesn’t make them invincible.
There’s a hell lot of coverage in the media about these sexual assault allegations against these powerful men in Hollywood and some of the political and public figures. There was this one newspaper article which was supported by thumbnail photos of all the accused men in question. The caption used for this photo said, "Men facing allegations of improper behavior.” Like really, you call that "improper behavior"? If I were editing that article, I would caption it, "Men facing allegations of cheap, vulgar, pervert, and creepy behavior." These are the same very celebrities and public figures that we adored and glorified for years together, watched everything that they ever produced and ultimately made them powerful and wealthy. They enjoyed that entire glorification for decades, all because of our loyalty toward them. Loyalty is overrated!
I can never love someone so much that I begin to ignore their shitty behavior and I can’t hate someone so much that I begin to ignore their good side. Balance is everything.
Why be loyal when we can just be honest and true to ourselves.
Hey, but let me admit it, I’m a fan of someone, too. See who? https://youtu.be/Mz8hOmZfbWg