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.

5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure
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.

5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure
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.

5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure
The video features images such as the Statue of Liberty crumbling as a molotov cocktail goes off.
5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure
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.

5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure
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.

5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure
"Yaaaay! It's Hillary Clinton! Cheer!"

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

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"Hey, that's Harvey Weinstein! Boooooo! Hashtag MeToo! Hashtag Time's Up! Boooo!"

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

5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure
"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.

5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure
"Yaaaaay Oprah! So courageous! Oprah for President!"
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"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.

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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.
5 Reasons Why the 2018 Grammys Were a Catastrophic Failure

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

#2 Grammy Chief Accused of Sexism

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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.

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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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Whocares
Whocares

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.

truth
truth

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

Matteo
Matteo

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...

memphet
memphet

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 encourages jews to aim higher, because he gave them the knowledge that their loyalty had afforded, and therefore a greater responsibility. god also incarnates into a localized human form, a lot. i mean, why not? cannot the creator explore and enjoy its own creation? while god is in that localized… Read more »

Dee
Dee

Couldn't even get through the first three lines

Kev Allah
Kev Allah

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.

Alio
Alio

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.

Kev Allah
Kev Allah

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.

Sparkler11
Sparkler11

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.

SamVuey
SamVuey

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.

The real one
The real one

Thank u for your comment.. I never knew that