The widely reported sudden and unexpected death of Peaches Geldof was rapidly followed by the usual slurry of media garbage. Yahoo’s main article pointed out the ghastly ghouls of ebay, sellers who almost immediately listed items of Peaches memorabilia on the news of her sad and untimely death. Of course Yahoo and other sites rejoiced in the instant increase of hits and no doubt profited from these with their ubiquitous advertising. The words ‘kettle’, ‘pot’ and ‘black’ spring immediately to mind.
Their is always profit in death. Always has been, probably always will be. The only difference is that now, in an age of almost instant communication, the response is equally swift.
I know absolutely nothing about the woman except that she is one of the daughters of Bob Geldof. I’m immune to the celebrity gossip mill and don’t even read the newspapers – there is little truth to be had from the purveyors of salacious gossip, rumour and lies. A brief search for information about her quickly revealed the usual media garbage. Her dalliance with Scientology and, more recently, her dilly dallying with the Ordo Templi Orientalis – all reported with the usual ‘News of the World’ expose-style for the only-to-be-expected outraged middle-class of middle England shock horror revelations of this satanic sex cult bastard offspring of Aleister Crowley, the Great Beast, 666, The Wickedest Man in the World, who advocated sex magic, the use of drugs, and yes even suggested, nay encouraged, child sacrifice to attain the zenith of occult power. The intrepid reporters (and FBI agents) who investigate these things oh so rigourously seem blatantly incapable of reading the clearly marked footnote to A.C.’s reference about human sacrifice. It’s there in plain view for all to see – for those who have eyes to see and the intelligence to understand it. Sadly, intelligence has always been at a premium and a rare commodity.
I am neither an apologist for Crowley, his philosophy and followers nor am I surprised or shocked at the frequent revelations of rich and bored celebrities seeking ‘cheap’ thrills at expensive cost and their superficial and adolescent flirtation with the fringes of human experience. I am however continually dismayed by mass human stupidity. The press, the media, the celebrity industry and a gullible public who chew the cud and continuously regurgitate it without analysis or thought.
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein
“Genius has limitations; stupidity is boundless.” Anonymous
R.I.P. Peaches Geldof 13 March 1989 – 7 April 2014