did not need to have his dreams crushed or come to a “Sophie’s Choice” moment.
This video is just another deplorable & embarrassingly transparent
control tactic on the part of the GB. Can’t
allow even a little breathing room for the rarest of human gifts. They’re talking out of both sides of their
mouth, hedging their bets so they can throw out a “told you so” when someone
succumbs their creative side & dares to have any personal ambition to
threaten their vice grip.
ranks of the witnesses have included an impressive array of musical &
artistic talent through the years despite concerted efforts by the GB to subvert
any (particularly artistic) individuality. Of course, the Org was happy to
exploit this talent when it suited their needs. The JW orchestra which recorded
the original Kingdom Melodies series in Brooklyn the 1980s was jam-packed with top
chair players from a number of major symphonies & philharmonics before they were disbanded to save $$. Among their leaders was Harold Blanchard, a top-notch
Julliard trained pianist & composer. Blanchard was a monster player, globally
respected & influential. Check out his “New Earth Sonata”, recorded with a
group including Chic Corea & Hubert Laws, produced by Quincy Jones no
they had their way the Org would deny something that beautiful to the world. Blanchard & other gifted artists didn’t
let some cynical & control-drunk old men stifle their spirits, though no
doubt the trajectory of their dreams was severely altered in the process.
Keep chasing your passions,
kids. As Red said, “Some birds aren’t
meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.”