False idols

Stop and think for a second. Let’s read for a bit.

False Idols

I love our fandom, we are trying to buy our idols.

First of all, please take that cane out of your asshole. Your head too.

One, have you thought of the feasibility of this?
Two, who/what entity will actually do the managing?
Three, you know you can’t serve two masters at once. What more with several million co-owner fans? Good luck agreeing with decisions.
Four, do you actually know what you and your fandom is doing?

But let’s go to the actual issue: buying idols.
On first thought, it sounds wrong. Next thought is, what?

But it really is wrong. From utterance to attempt.

In this example, we can say the performers are being treated as a commodity. Yes, it can also be argued that it’s not the group itself is being bought, but rather the rights to the group is being acquired. If we go along these lines of argument, then it can be said that the rights to the group is being bought so the fandom can manage them better, as claimed. This means yes, previous management loses rights to manage the group, but it is being replaced by another set of interests: the new “owners”. The system continues. Back to square one.

Merriam-Webster defines “idol” with two definitions:

  • a greatly loved or admired person
  • a picture or object that is worshipped as a god

Common sense says its usage here falls on the first. Let’s expand that:

I love our fandom, we are trying to buy our greatly loved or admired person(s)

Let’s try the other one on:

I love our fandom, we are trying to buy our object that is worshipped as a god

Side note: I may have committed a logical fallacy here, but it gets the point across.

At this rate, both seem appropriate.

What logic is when, short of slavery, there is an attempt to buy a person? It is logical, however, to buy an image or object that is worshipped as a god as it provides a concrete manifestation of an ethereal diety. But there is a problem: they are neither object nor diety. They are human beings who, as with any other human, do not deserve to be objectified and be reduced to commodity entertainment.

Should this movement succeed, imagine the pressure you’re giving your boys trying to serve more than a million masters at once. They’d rather disband and/or quit.

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