5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure

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The 2018 Grammys exemplified exactly how the Hollywood elite is completely out of touch with the American public.

Stale, boring, annoying, hypocritical, out-of-touch, moralizing, heavy-handed. No, I am not describing an ex – but the 2018 Grammys. And, if you’ve read my previous articles about the Grammys, my long-term relationship with this awards show has caused me great pain and suffering.

This year was even worse than usual. Of course, we were expecting a bucketload of virtue signaling from our new moral superiors: Sanctimonious Hollywood. But we did not expect this 3.5 hours-long brainwash session to be that awkward and heavy-handed. Nearly every single pseudo-celebrity that was given the mic had to give a sermon.

Despite all of this talk, nobody had a truly personal opinion, nobody had an original outlook, nobody even brought nuance or personal reflection. Everybody was parroting the same few catchphrases they were allowed to say. When Luis Fonsi performing Despacito becomes welcomed relief, you know that something is terribly wrong.

Here are the top 5 reasons why the 2018 Grammys failed so miserably.

#5: U2? Really?

Despite the fact that U2 was nominated for exactly zero Grammy awards this year, the band was trotted in and out of the stage not once, not twice, but three times. U2 was there at the very beginning with Kendrick Lamar, they were brought back near the end to announce the album of the year and they performed a new single that nobody really wants to hear: Get Out of Your Own Way.

The performance took place in front of the Statue of Liberty as eyes we projected around the band.

The song takes aim at the United States and its immigration policy.

At the end, Bono grabbed a US-flag megaphone and started yelling things.

The above screenshot is highly symbolic. It says that Bono is speaking for Americans … although he is Irish.

The music video of this song – created by movie makers from Israel – conveys specific messages that are also appearing in other “trendy” videos as well.

The video features images such as the Statue of Liberty crumbling as a molotov cocktail goes off.
It also features American currency burning. Justin Timberlake’s video Supplies also featured molotov cocktails and American currency burning (read my article about it here). They are telling us something here.

Despite the intense promotion, the song is not a hit. It barely reached 1 million views on YouTube, even after the Grammy performance. Maybe they should force 500 million iTunes users to download the song so they can listen to it. Oh, wait, they already did this creepy stunt in 2014.

So why was U2 all over the Grammys? Why was this specific song performed? The answer can be found in the following picture.

Bono and George Soros at the World Economic Forum.

George Soros is one of the most influential people shaping the world’s economy, politics and social issues. His Open Society Foundations operates on a budget nearing a billion dollars per year and is heavily implicated in the social policies of nearly all nations of the world. I won’t go into all of the ways this Foundation shapes modern society, but one of its core issues is the promotion of open borders.

Bono is very close to Soros (here’s a video of him singing his praise for 3 minutes). Get Out Your Own Way is basically an infomercial for the Soros agenda. That is why it was promoted during the Grammys while other songs and performers were ignored.

Although Bono loves to clothe himself in the garments of “charity”, he does not practice what he preaches. In 2006, the band caused controversy when it moved its operations from its native Ireland to the Netherlands to avoid paying taxes. In 2017, Bono was mentioned in the Paradise Papers for investing in companies that were evading taxes.

In short, U2 needs to get its preachy butt out of the way.

#4- Hillary Clinton? Really?

One of the worst moments of the cringefest that was the Grammys was Hillary Clinton’s “surprise” appearance. Her reading about Donald Trump eating at McDonald’s was petty politics at its worst – an unentertaining, heavy-handed piece of political propaganda that still managed to miss its mark. All it truly accomplished was reminding the world that Hillary was the only alternative to Trump.

Even weirder was the over-enthusiastic cheering when Hillary appeared on screen.

“Yaaaay! It’s Hillary Clinton! Cheer!”

I wonder what would have been the public’s reaction if it was shown this picture…

“Hey, that’s Harvey Weinstein! Boooooo! Hashtag MeToo! Hashtag Time’s Up! Boooo!”

OK, now, what if the public was shown these pictures…

“Yaaaay Hillary! Wait, I mean booo Weinstein! Wait, I mean …”  * Head explodes *

A couple of weeks before the Grammys, another powerful figure drew cheers and applause after a very sanctimonious speech.

“Yaaaaay Oprah! So courageous! Oprah for President!”
“Yaaaay Oprah! I mean, booo Weinstein! I mean …”  * Head explodes again*

#3: Kesha Praying

I actually feel for Kesha. For years, I reported on how she was forced to sing songs she hated and on her abuse at the hands of Dr. Luke. There is no doubt that the message behind her song Praying is powerful. However, the sad fact is: She is still under the control of Dr. Luke and his record label Kemosabe Records. Kesha attempted to break away from her contract last year and it was rejected by the court.

The all-seeing eye on Kesha’s hand: The visible proof that she’s under industry control.

In my article entitled Kesha’s “Praying” is a Sad Reminder That She is Still Owned by the Industry, I explained how the video (directed by industry favorite Jonas Akerlund) symbolically reveals that she is still an industry slave. While Praying is about Kesha “freeing” herself from Dr. Luke, a portion of every album sale still goes right into the pockets of Dr. Luke.

After the performance, Sony Music, the parent company of Kemosabe Records, posted a tweet praising Kesha … to then delete it.

The whole thing was a perfect example of hypocrisy in the music industry.

#2 Grammy Chief Accused of Sexism

Despite crafting one of the most intense virtue-signaling events of all time, Grammy President Neil Portnow still found a way of being accused of sexism. After he was asked about the low number of female nominees and winners, Portnow answered:

“It has to begin with… women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level,” he said. “[They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome.”

Pink, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson and others fired back at Portnow, claiming that they did not need to “step up”. Portnow then backtracked, apologized and even announced some kind of “action plan” to address gender bias in music (or whatever).

This did not stop some celebrities to demand Portnow’s resignation, as a petition with over 10,000 signatures circulated online.

The entertainment industry created for itself a climate that is so tense and vindictive that the virtue-signalers are actually clawing each other to death. It is a rather pathetic sight to see.

Meanwhile, fewer Americans than ever care about any of this.

#1 The Lowest Rated Grammys Ever

The 2018 Grammy Awards recorded the smallest audience in the show’s history in the key demographic of adults 18-49. In total, the ceremony was watched by 19.8 million viewers, a 24% drop compared to last year’s ceremony.

Various theories attempt to explain the reason of this sharp drop.

There will be a number of theories to explain the decline. Though the Grammys had a lineup of big performers — including Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Rihanna — many superstars, including Taylor Swift, Drake and Kanye West, did not show up.

Awards shows have also gotten increasingly political, with celebrity presenters and winners playing the role of firebrands at town-hall meetings. The Grammys, which are broadcast on CBS, were no different on Sunday, with several performers bringing up immigration and the #MeToo movement. U2 performed on a barge just outside the Statue of Liberty, a performance not exactly subtle in its symbolism, and Hillary Clinton showed up in a taped segment, reading about President Trump’s preference for McDonald’s food from Michael Wolff’s best-seller, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

Nikki R. Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, gave voice to proponents of the “shut up and sing” side of the debate. “I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it,” Ms. Haley wrote in a tweet during the event. “Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it.”
– The New York Times, Ratings for Grammy Awards Drop 24 Percent

As if they were expecting viewers to be tempted to kill themselves after this debacle, rapper Logic was brought out to sing about the suicide hotline.

You are not alone … The Grammys truly sucked.

The sharp drop in viewership was probably a combined result of everything cited above. More importantly, it is symptomatic of a growing divide in America where a great portion of the public simply does not relate to the obvious agenda that is being pushed by mass media. As stated above, this agenda does not come from “the people”, but from a globalist elite that is seeking to create a borderless, genderless and spineless world.

The values, the outlook and the priorities of many Americans simply do not with coincide those seen on TV. Mass media has lost its relevance and its credibility. Many see right through the superficiality and the hypocrisy of Hollywood’s virtue signaling. And they are sick of it. They realize that most of these people only “show concern” when the camera is rolling.

Here’s an idea: Instead of parading around with black dresses, roses, ribbons, pins or whatever else, how about denouncing the rampant child abuse that has been happening in Hollywood for decades? How about getting authorities to act upon this horrific practice with actual investigations, arrests, trials, and sentences? How about stopping with the hashtags and the sermons and actually taking action?

But that would be too real. And Hollywood doesn’t deal with real.



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Since this article is all about awards: the „Emmy“ awards are awarded by the „National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences“ in short „NATAS“, which, if one reads it backwards (inversion) says… satan
The Emmy statuette is depicting a „winged woman“ (aka fallen angel) with wings in the form of lightning bolts holding an atom.

we need more articles written to expose the zionist in control of the media, aka the fake jews, israels significance to the NWO establishment.

Stop saying the fake jews. They are the same jews of all history, what you call “deviant Illuminati agenda” is nothing but that people following their scriptures.

You really think the God Almighty killed the first son of the Egyptians? sure…

look, yall dont know the ins and outs of what all went down in egypt the egyptians fell out of favour long before the jews showed up and for good reasons too. god can spoil his childerns, same as any other daddy it’s the humans who attribute all this omniscient omnipresent omnipotent stuff to him, because yeah.. to them god couldnt be any other way. try to look at it from god’s point of view, alright? the jews were chosen for their loyalty, and loyalty actually means something to god because god has a vision for all the good peoples, and god has the perspective to see it realized through time, in a way that humans really cant he explains all this to the jews after observing their search for a deeper meaning to existence, and earns their trust in that vision, and through blessings he earns their loyalty. god… Read more »

Couldn’t even get through the first three lines

Try getting these idiots to understand. They don’t want too. They want to be right and the easiest ring to throw your hat in with is whomever has the majority. Hence, bible thumping. Let these online preachers go into the lions den and see how much faith they really have.

Same Jew’s? Left Egypt black then returned as white? European Khazars MASS CONVERTING to a religion in 8th century AD and claiming semetic heritage 1000 years later? Stop with the in denial BS its the same as Jewish denial. You are the voice of ignorance.

The Egyptians were black? Lol this is where the Afrocentrist stumbles. If the Israelites are black then what were the Egyptians? Oh wait, everyone was black than two random albinos popped out and found each other and created the super race of white people.

Lmaoooo stop looking at history from your angle and look at it from an honest point of view. “Blacks” aren’t the only people with melanin. The word is full of melanated peoples, from the Egyptians to the Israelites, but the American Negro is just that. American. So cut the bullshit.

Of course Egyptians were black however the modern Egyptian today identify themselves Arabs but many are of mixed race . No one said blacks are the ‘only ppl with melanin’ even white ppl have a measure of melanin or els how would they be able to tan? Over time interracial relationships and different climates amongst other factors caused lightening of skin . There’s a reason they call Africa the mother land so living in denial to make yourself feel better is fine and nobody cares if you want to look at history from your angle because it couldn’t be further from reality.

Possibility of a “divide-and-rule” concept where the globalist elite attempt to takeover and push forth their agenda is why I really don’t care about this crappy awards show. Besides, even the symbolism is right before one’s open eyes and well explained here.

This world is slowly but surely rotting away, and America looks as if its going to tear itself apart eventually based on recent events.

Thank u for your comment.. I never knew that

I don’t have any complaints about all the sermonizing, all the occultic symbolism, or anything else they do/did. My complaint is that there hasn’t been anything in the music industry for a couple or more decades worth listening to. The artists have become aping clones of each other, and there is no talent visible/audible anywhere. It’s just a bunch of sold out, mind-controlled robots emotionally masturbating each other for the adoring public to see.

Speaking of “robots”, have you seen the video that VC talked about, that Justin Timberlake made?
It’s called “Filthy”. And it is! See it on Youtube.

Yep! and that is precisely why there is the sermonizing, etc. There is no talent and they have to keep the masses engaged or ‘entertained’ somehow

@Synickel plenty of wonderful music being created but you won’t find it being backed or promoted by ‘the mainstream music industry’…they have a different agenda…

In a nutshell, nepotism. God forbid they promote someone else’s child.

Wait, what? So, if the music is good all the Luciferian symbolism and that asinine omnipresent eye are all fine? Gotta disagree.

The famous statue of liberty is actually a statue of lucifer, the light bearer.

The official name of the statue is „liberty enlighting the world“. It represents the teachings and doctrines of the Illuminati, which is another word for „the enlightened“.

“lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not!”

[Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry]

The first „enlightenment“ occurred no other than in the Garden of Eden, when satan / the snake / lucifer said to Eve: „You will certainly not die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

The rest is history.

The Statue of Liberty is actually the Babylonian Godess Semiramis. Her flaming torch however, does represent Lucifer’s knowledge. The Harbinger.

Wait, you’re quoting Albert Pike as an “enlightened” being. Okay… Pike was not only a Freemason but also a Confederate General who was tried for treason for evading arrest for charges of scalping his opponents and mishandling money.

Yeah he also had a handler. As the templars looted the pharaohs treasures durong the first crusades, and then set up shop in Geneva. Pike has a statute in Washington DC, one of the most “symbolic” shitties on the Heart aka eartH plane T. Wake up y’all.

That Rita Ora/Oprah/Weinstein photo was so very creepy. Rita’s body language made her look as if she was scared and repulsed to have him be so near, as if she was forced to be there. And Oprah was trying to reassure her and tell her that being around him was OK. Ugh, it made my stomach turn.

I agree, she looked really uncomfortable

I caught that too, but thought it was Katy Perry

Yes, I’m not the only one that saw that! Was Oprah reassuring or holding her there? Hmm .

I watched some of the show but was very bored. Mainstream music isn’t all that interesting right now anyways. The same boring people with their meaningless nonsensical songs. No depth or meaning in most of it. Most songs these days are just the same 2 or 3 word phrases repeated over and over. The few good songs didn’t even win any awards, as expected. You already know who will win what the moment the nominees are announced, so what is the point of watching?

Exactly! they give it to the same 6 people every year , so much good music goes unnoticed that’s why its all about them giving Grammy’s to those in their inner circle .

Yeah, it’s really just a place where Jay Z, his masonic buddies (Bono) and subordinate dick suckers can get together and circle jerk each other! So sick and tired of these f*****g people including the Kardashians. They’ve ruined the Grammys and entertainment. I haven’t watched it in years because I am sick of seeing the same f*****g people win every year and you know exactly why they win so who the f**k cares!

The Franklin Cover-up!
Look into it. Understanding that scandal will open your eyes to what is currently happening.

Great article VC!! Lately I can’t stand the entertainment industry and all of their hypocrisy. You should do an article on the film “Call Me By Your Name” which normalizes P********a all in the wake of the Kevin Spacey Scandal.

YES! I was wondering why no one brought up the fact that the boy in that movie is merely 17 and the man is in his twenties. Yet they were angry with Kevin Spacey a minute ago. Does not make any sense at all!

I’m sorry, I might be a little slow…but what is P********a?

Kidde diddling!

P********a

Yes, I’m w you a 100% VC is the best in how he so perfectly explains without vulgar or rude language, it is absolutely educational….I for one never watch any of these “shows” fed up with it all, so I come here to gather information, we all nedd to stay informed and aware, I liked the part where statistics show a substancial reduction of viewers, well that’s about it!! If we keep on being aware I don’t like to say awake or wake up, because it has another connotation, per Youtuber Chiron Last’s series of The Golden Web and The Witness, which I highly recommend to watch and continue to grow, learn be on alert mode etc. My respects to you, to VC and all the wonderful people gathered here…

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That movie was just praised in a local CHRISTIAN news paper. 5 out of 6 stars…

I stopped watching this CRAP-show in the 80’s. Any award show really.

Borderless, Genderless and a Spineless world…. what a great way to describe the NWO-Elite dictatorship that George (Satan) Soros is hell-bent on creating in this world.

wow glad I dont watch this crap, always hated U2 Bono is such a fake sanctimonious cunt!

Agree, I can’t stand Bono, his voice, his music , he’s so hypocrite. Oooh yeah, he cares so much about the african people. Btw, great article. I don’t trust this Time’s Up movement launched by people like Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and company.

Yeah he cares so much he never donates from his millions!

I remember when I was a kid/teen in the 90s, U2 and Bono were heavily pushed on Much Music (Canada’s MTV) as being so great both musically and humanitarian etc. I thought to myself “If he’s so great, why does he only do all this work in front of cameras? If he’s genuine, he wouldn’t need them.” (Never much cared for their music, either. A couple songs are alright, but overall they’ve always been overrated imo.)

That’s so annoying about him, but then you see him wearing expensive clothes, hanging out with people like George Clooney. All hypocrisy

The last good album U2 put out was Joshua Tree in 1987. Since then it has only been a few good songs.

I’ve not listened to “music” since the nineties. Every “artist” that’s popular with Hollywood is just garbage to me. and I’m not that old. it’s just that it’s been the same ignorant “hiphop” and minority culture crap for decades.

The only talent some of these newer post 90’s artists have is autotune

yup and its white record exec’s and label owners putting millions behind hip-hop and minority music so it can be fed to you and if not you your kids and grand kids.

White???

The talent is long gone, replaced by a self serving, ego driven marketing machine. Watched 45 minutes of this boring tripe, while waiting with my ma for her doctor’s appointment.

Absolutely – now is who can suck good corks.

Am glad their half lit star is falling. They are on their way out!

@Whocares “she” even looks incredibly androgenous, even masculine. maybe a nod to their “trans” agenda and baphomet worship? I’ve noticed that since I was a child. I asked a teacher once, why does the statue of liberty look like a man in a dress?

I am so pleased to hear that there was a 24% drop in viewership this year! That’s actually amazing if you stop to think about it. It means more people are waking up! Revolution’s in the air!

While it is nice to see a 24% drop – for reasons I can’t understand, the total viewership still seems amazingly high…

I wanted to watch this years Grammy show because of a few artist I like who were performing… but, I could not sit through more than a few minutes without turning it off!! So many uneducated people speaking on politics and other major issues. But addressing it without real answers or individual opinion. Really just a bunch of BS! I can’t and won’t let them mix in music and dancing with the agenda for me anymore! I know longer can just ignore the BS to enjoy the show! Stick to the damn music or they will see more of a decline! They hate trump so much and sexism blah blah blah! Literal head explosion

Even if someone doesn’t like Trump, they will soon tire of celebrities telling them what to think, feel and how to act. Bunch of rich people who didn’t graduate from high school telling America the state of affairs. They’re burning bridges with fire they think us poor folks want. We don’t. They’re waking us up instead of keeping us asleep!

Outstanding article, well researched and crafted. VC’s writing style displays the simultaneous quick-witted dexterity and deep thought necessary to break these topics down in a manner that the average, non “woke” reader can digest while keeping us more experienced truthseekers riveted. Very beneficial!

Great and thoughtful article as usual.
I can only imagine the cluster-f**k that will be the upcoming Oscars …

I’ve never understood why we should watch celebrities kiss each other’s butts and hand themselves trophies.

The #metoo movement has been created at the perfect moment to hide the scandals of child abuse in Hollywood.

Yeah, exactly. Self-praising women taking the spotlight so they can keep the truth under wraps. That they’re all sick f@&?$ that did sick things to children. But oh the poor women!

Right?? “Poor me!” Yet the “casting couch” has been an open secret for decades. Grown women making the decision to fornicate in exchange for fame and fortune.

Kids do not have the choice.

Did you see Cardi B’s “freeze up” on the red carpet. A lot of people are suspecting a mind control glitch.

Who tf is that??

Who the hell are half these people I’ve never heard of?

Oh. Right. Mind controlled devil worshippers being paid ridiculous amounts of money for producing nothing of importance and wearing stuff that costs more than what most of us pay for rent/bills.

She definitely had glitched and gave a very demonic stare out of nowhere in the middle of an uncontrollable fit of the giggles.

Glad I didn’t watch the s**t.

Can’t wait till they all have to get real jobs. People are waking up by the day.

I say that about politicians lol if they lived on incomes like the rest of us, our countries would be free of debt in no time.

There is nothing less interesting on Earth for me than to see Hollywood congratulating itself…

Yes the act is getting kind of tired isn’t it. What it all boils down to is big egos telling us what to do. While they go and party it up. Than take it all for granted and basically blame us when they lose it all. The whole thing makes no sense.

I’m not saying these artists aren’t smart. What I’m saying is put the egos down. Most of them should be in a position of their life to do just that. Instead we witness their collective handwringing. Like oh we love and support each other so much…for awards season I mean. Every other time these people don’t give 2 s***s about each other. They are all in fact competing against each other. Not just for the awards, but for the same systematic “markets” or demographics.

Music and media is owned and run by jews. (((They))) are trying to genocide the White race. (((They))) aren’t shy about it, (((they))) state it and write about the White genocide endlessly. It is one of many reasons (((they))) have been kicked out of over 105 country’s.
This is (((their))) typical disgusting and destructive behavior.

It’s all just a cohencidence, relax m8 😉

Electre, there’s no such thing as a coincidence

Don’t see why this isn’t voted up. It’s the truth. Read the Protocols (which is not a forgery or a fake), “The International Jew” by Henry Ford, “On The Jew And Their Lies” by Martin Luther….ALL of the educated and intelligent people hated them. For good reason! If everyone hates you, maybe YOU are the problem! Even Jesus called them the synagogue of Satan! If you defend them you are doing the devil’s work.

Sir, I don’t see your obsession with the Jews. People are people. No group has any claim on virtue or villainy. When we stand before God on Judgment Day, we will only have to worry about our own personal sin. I suggest you worry about yourself and forget about what other groups might be doing…

Thank you. the “It’s the Joooooz” people are maligning men, women, and children in Israel (“Zionists!) who just want to live their lives In safety. The globalist elites, the ones we are actually fighting, come in all colors and ethnicities. The Clintons are part of it; so are the Obama’s — those people are not jewish in religion or ethnicity. Jeff Bezos? Heads of google? Jerry Brown of CA?

Don’t look at the Jooooz. Look at if they are open borders — that is the key to if they are the ones we are fighting. John McCain, Dick Cheney, the Bushes, Lindsay Graham…. Check out a list of the Bilderberger attendees… That’s who’s trying to get us all under UN slavery.

Don’t forget the T(rump)-bag…

@Nexo567 You are obviously lost! This is not Breitbart or Stormfront. Please leave.

Bono is a high ranking member of the Knights of Malta which used to be the Hospitallers who settled and ran banks on the Isle of Man. Their banks are modern tax havens where the wealthy only pay 5%. Bono is implicated in the Paradise Papers as funneling his money into these banks to avoid taxes on his investments. The Knights of Malta have strong ties to Israel.

The Caymans and Switzerland can do better than the 5% rate.

True, but it seems to be their own little haven.

Good thing you mentioned Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton being pictured/connected to Harvey Weinstein.There’s far to many hypocrites and sheep when it comes to this #metoo topic(there’s. to many hypocrites and sheep in general).I mean do the masses not think it’s weird how Hollywood and etc. went after Meryl Streep because she was pictured/connected with Harvey yet Oprah Winfrey isn’t being treated nowhere near the same. In fact they want Oprah to run for president. Whoever is calling the shots behind the scenes is obviously cherry picking which celebrities to call out and which to give a pass to.But the fact that most of the public is going along with the cheery picking is annoying me. These sheep agree with anything that the media tells them.The media,”Harvey is bad so anyone who worked with him or taken pictures with him is bad too and should be called out(Meryl,Matt Damon &… Read more »
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Also, when is the Republican party going to start giving back Steve Wynn’s contributions/money? Unfortunately, it happens on both sides of the aisle…

Exactly they knew what he was about when they were posing up and partying with him so why all of a sudden they want to disassociate themselves??? Again hypocritical west.