“Together At Home” was touted as a virtual concert organized by Lady Gaga. But it was much more than that. It was about countless celebrities repeating specific messages while promoting specific elite organizations. Here’s a look at the true message of “Together At Home”.
Together At Home was more than a “virtual concert”. It was a show of force. It was broadcast everywhere, on all TV stations and on all streaming platforms. That fact alone was a strong indication of the sheer power behind this event. Furthermore, the list of celebrities and powerful people who appeared during that event was simply staggering with headliners such as Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, and Celine Dion. However, this event was not only about music. The music was there to attract people. Between the performances, there were specific messages coming from powerful places.
Because, let’s not kid ourselves here: Lady Gaga was the face of the event, but she was not the engine behind it. Together At Home was a massive PR campaign from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the entire elite system behind it. Lady Gaga was put at the forefront of this event because her face and her name sell more than the face and the name of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the WHO.
For the same reasons, countless celebrities were enlisted to say specific messages because celebrities are the best vehicles to transmit messages from the elite to the masses.
While the event was meant to be “comforting”, there was something eerie about seeing countless celebrities (with a somewhat spaced-out look on their faces) repeat the same slogans, chant the same mantras and sing the praise of the same powerful organizations.
Here are some of the messages communicated throughout the event.
Creating a “COVID Culture”
The most obvious (and annoying) aspect of Together At Home was its celebration of a “COVID culture”. Indeed, in the past weeks, we’ve seen media doing its best to normalize a world where confinement, isolation, and video conferencing were the new norm. While social distancing is supposed to be an extreme (and very temporary) emergency measure to prevent the spread of a deadly disease, Together At Home appears to be promoting it as a long-term way of life.
And, to prove that “it is not so bad”, the usage of video conferencing is constantly promoted for everything. In the sad world that is presented in Together At Home, all aspects of life – including arts, family, business and education – can be fulfilled through video conferencing. In their new world, human connections depend on an internet connection. Maybe they want all human communications to be recorded … and monitored.
Teaching children through screens was not portrayed as an emergency, last resort measure. In Together At Home, it was defined as a “new kind of education”.
The entire concept of depriving children of human contact and having them grow up in an environment where anyone can be a potential biohazard is rather terrifying. While most of us hope that today’s children will end up forgetting this insane era we’re living in, it seems that “they” want them to bask in it, to be molded by it.
Some of the messages directed to children in Together At Home were rather upsetting.
Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street spoke to children.
The puppet said:
“A lot of us are having some big feelings right now. I know I am. And that’s OK. Because we’re all in this together. When I get big feelings, I can just give myself a big hug. A self-hug”
Then, Abby Cadabby showed children how to give themselves a “self-hug” by putting their arms around themselves. This is not comforting. This is an Orwellian system teaching children to live without human contact.
The musical performances were also about the normalization of life in isolation. To prove the point that anything can be achieved through video conferencing, some performances combined together separate several webcam feeds. And the results were … terrible.
Maybe its the audiophile in me that is speaking, but there was absolutely no chemistry or synergy in these performances. There was no soul. Each individual was completely disconnected from the other. In some ways, these performances perfectly illustrated how we, as humans, are disconnected from each other due to COVID-related restrictions. And that is kind of what they want.
To drive this point home, lots of messages from celebrities actually “glorified” life in lockdown.
David Beckham said:
“If there’s a silver lining to this situation is that we can spend lots of time with our family. And, for that, we are grateful”.
The same exact words were used by other celebrities such as the rapper Common. “We are grateful”. They’re trying to put a positive spin on the forced lockdown of the entire world.