Lorde’s Suppressed Grammy Award acceptance speech (Full Transcript) 26 January 2014 (satire)

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The singer-songwriter Lorde shocked USA America’s music industry when accepting her second miniature gold-coloured gramophone for the night at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday January 26 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The shock was not because the singer-songwriter won two Grammy awards, Best Solo Pop Performance and Song of the Year, for her hit single ‘Royals’.

Rather, it has emerged that Lorde delivered a lecture-like speech that was a scathing indictment of global capitalism. But, the apparent ‘live’ broadcast had a one-minute delay and was switched to a ‘rehearsal take’ that had been shot earlier.

This was the full Lorde's speech:

Thank you soo much everyone for making this song explode because this world is mental. (Laughter). Planet Earth is run by psychopaths that hide behind slick marketing, ‘freedom’ propaganda and ‘economic growth’ rhetoric,[1] while they construct a global system of corporatized totalitarianism.

As American journalist Chris Hedges has identified, a corporate totalitarian core thrives inside a fictitious democratic shell.[2] This core yields an ‘inverted’ totalitarian state that few recognize because it does not look like the Orwellian world of Nineteen Eighty-four.[3]

This corporate totalitarian core is spreading outward from America. Planet Earth is being rapidly militarized by the world’s major and significant states, including their police forces.[4] Meanwhile, state surveillance is becoming universal[5] and torture is outsourced to gulags.[6]

Can we not imagine that in past times, simple folk found it hard to work out exactly how they were being manipulated by the Royal monarchies, and the Papal monarchy, who claimed a ‘divine right to rule’? Ordinary people from classical times through to the demise of Ancien Regime could not see how the rivalrous network of elites and oligarchs were linked, not least because the illiterate masses were indoctrinated to believe in their humble lot, to obey divinely-endorsed authority and to live in fear of damnation.

So, in today’s mental world, it should become clearer now that Planet Earth is ruled by super-wealthy people, who use their outrageous fortunes to steer the trajectories of whole societies for their own material and political gain.[7] These oligarchs are, in fact, colluding for economic gain and conspiring to augment more political power.[8] Armies of professional, political, religious and military elites serve them.[9 Together, they comprise a highly-networked transnational capitalist class that has been traced in studies by: Peter Phillips and Brady Osborne;[10] William K. Carroll;[11]David Rothkopf;[12] Daniel Estulin;[13] and Laurence H. Shoup and William Minter.[14]

As Canadian journalist Naomi Klein has argued in her book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, ‘free markets’ were slickly marketed in the 1980s and 1990s with the idea that they would deliver individual freedom and prosperity for all.[15] Klein also wrote that the use of military violence to facilitate the spread of ‘free markets’ in the field-testing stage from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s has continued into the 2000s. Her view is supported in Eugene Jarecki’s documentary Why We Fight(2006), which compellingly showed that America fights wars to make the world secure for its corporations.[16] So, get reading and viewing! (Lorde giggles and half the audience rises to their feet applauding. The other half remain fixed in their chairs. Some reluctantly clap).

Thank you soo much everyone for giving a s*it about our song, ‘Royals’. May you all find the balls to help construct a world based on resilient community, bona-fide freedom, and peace. To do that, we will need to redeploy the psychopaths that currently run the world to the planet’s prisons.[17] Peace cannot happen with reconciliation. That was Nelson Mandela’s mistake.[18] The first step to peace is justice firmly served.

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See the full story “Clipping Queen Bee’s Wings: Lorde’s real Grammy speech suppressed” at

http://snoopman.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/clipping-queen-bees-wings-lordes-real-grammy-speech-suppressed/

 

And also:

 

The inside story behind Lorde’s meteoric rise: “Queen Bee Mentor: The professor who fed Lorde’s mental buzz”

http://snoopman.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/queen-bee-mentor-the-professor-who-fed-lordes-mental-buzz/

 

Speech Source References

 

[1] Snoopman. (2013, August 31). A Poorly Understood ‘Bargain’: How Democracy and the 60s Movements became Orphans in the ‘Free Market’ Era. Snoopman News. Retrieved fromhttp://snoopman.net.nz/2013/08/31/a-poorly-understood-bargain-or-how-democracy-and-the-60s-movements-became-orphans-in-the-free-market-era/

[2] Hedges, Chris. (2014, January 6). The Last Gasp of American Democracy. Truthout. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/21052-chris-hedges-the-last-gasp-of-american-democracy

[3] Orwell, George. (1993). Nineteen Eighty-Four (5th ed.). London, England: Compact Books. (Original work published 1949).

[4] Chossudovsky, Michel. (2014, January 29). Imperial Conquest: America’s “Long War” against Humanity. Global Research. Retrieved fromhttp://www.globalresearch.ca/imperial-conquest-americas-long-war-against-humanity/5364215

[5] WashingtonsBlog. (2013, December 18). Former Top NSA Official: “We Are Now In A Police State”. Retrieved fromhttp://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/former-top-nsa-official-now-police-state.html; World Socialist Web Site. (2013, December 18). “Almost Orwellian”: US Judge indicts NSA spying. Retrieved fromhttp://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/18/pers-d18.html; Burghardt, Tom. (2013, November 10). The U.S. Secret State and the Internet: “Dirty Secrets” and “Crypto Wars” from “Clipper Chip” and ECHELON to PRISM.Global Research. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-secret-state-and-the-internet-dirty-secrets-and-crypto-wars-from-clipper-chip-to-prism/5357623

[6] Lendman, Stephen. (2013, November 12). America’s Global Gulag: Challenging Wrongful Convictions Global Research. Retrieved fromhttp://www.globalresearch.ca/americas-global-gulag-challenging-wrongful-convictions/5357796?print=1; Lendman, Stephen. (2013, July 19). US Courts Approve Indefinite Detention and Torture. Global Research. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-courts-approve-indefinite-detention-and-torture/5343269

[7] Engdahl, F. W. (2009). Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century.Wiesbaden, Germany: edition.engdahl; Rowbotham, M. (1998). The Grip of Death: A Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics. Charlbury, England: Jon Carpenter; Winters, J. A. (2011a). Oligarchy. New York: Cambridge University Press.

[8 Edwards, Steve. (2012). It’s the financial oligarchy, stupid: A study of Anglo-American news coverage during the 2007-2008 financial crisis and bank bailouts Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/5536

[9] Winters, J. A.(2012, February 27). Oligarchy in the U.S.A.: The wealth defense industry protects the richest of the rich. In These Times. Retrieved from http://inthesetimes.com/article/12698/oligarchy_in_the_u.s.a/

[10] Phillips, Peter & Osborne, Brady (2013, September 13). Exposing the Financial Core of the Transnational Capitalist Class. Global Research. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/exposing-the-financial-core-of-the-transnational-capitalist-class/5349617

[11] Carroll, W. K. (2010). The Making of a Transnational Capitalist Class: Corporate Power in the 21st Century. London: Zed Books.

[12] Rothkopf, D. (2008). Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making. London, England: Little, Brown.

[13] Estulin, D. (2009). The True Story of the Bilderberg Group (North American Union ed.). Walterville, OR: Trine Day LLC.

[14] Shoup, L. H. & Minter, W. (1977). Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy. New York, NY: Authors Choice Press.

[15] Klein, N. (2007). The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Camberwell, Australia: Penguin Books.

[16] Jarecki, Eugene (2006). Why We Fight. [Motion Picture]. Sony Pictures Classics.

[17] Snoopman. (2013, August 31). A Poorly Understood ‘Bargain’: How Democracy and the 60s Movements became Orphans in the ‘Free Market’ Era. Snoopman News. Retrieved fromhttp://snoopman.net.nz/2013/08/31/a-poorly-understood-bargain-or-how-democracy-and-the-60s-movements-became-orphans-in-the-free-market-era/

[18] (2014, January 28). The Audacity of Obama: A Black Wolf in Corporate Clothing. Snoopman News. Retrieved fromhttp://snoopman.net.nz/2014/01/28/the-audacity-of-obama-a-black-wolf-in-corporate-clothing/

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Comments

 
repeace on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 03:26

Keywords: "This news is not verified" ...

I think this was meant to be satire ... I can't find any validation from sites other than "Snoopman News", and the actual video of her acceptance speech says nothing of the sort.

Keywords: "This news is not verified" ... I think this was meant to be satire ... I can't find any validation from sites other than "Snoopman News", and the actual video of her acceptance speech says nothing of the sort.
repeace on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:13

Please stop spreading this crap and read your own source "in Satire, sarcasm and snoofs"

Please stop spreading this crap and read your own source "in Satire, sarcasm and snoofs"
repeace on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:18

"This news is not verified but so potent that is worth sharing because you wish it was."

Why would you encourage people to spread something that isn't verified. Spreading satire as possible truth just damages you credibility and the credibility of anyone seeking the truth.

"This news is not verified but so potent that is worth sharing because you wish it was." Why would you encourage people to spread something that isn't verified. Spreading satire as possible truth just damages you credibility and the credibility of anyone seeking the truth.
drey.tosi on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:01

Repeace doesn't have any sponsors or donors, so we do our best on a volunteer basis. We find this an inspiring speech that can animate and galvanize the people in need to nurture their hopes and find strength in seeing accountability elevated. We don't want to wait for the day when this won't even be allowed to be seen.

Thanks for the feedback but don't attack us. If you were to get all infuriated about respected media spreading false information, you could still write every day to the NYT or the WP, for example, for selling you wars based on lies. We're in a world that is changing and there is no absolute truth, but the one that you believe, and there's a whole lot of initiatives that are dedicated to help you reclaim your voices. Reading articles that may sound like written by The Onion on sites that do their best to share relevant and true information challenges our thinking more and reminds us never to stop analyzing and comparing notes. Neither repeace.com nor Alternet, CommonDreams, or the main stream media can provide you with 100 accuracy, but only with an illusion of comfort.

Art, satire, humor is also a way to fight against the corrupted system, and as long as you know whether it's art or news, you can build your own opinion and evolve your own consciousness.

Repeace doesn't have any sponsors or donors, so we do our best on a volunteer basis. We find this an inspiring speech that can animate and galvanize the people in need to nurture their hopes and find strength in seeing accountability elevated. We don't want to wait for the day when this won't even be allowed to be seen. Thanks for the feedback but don't attack us. If you were to get all infuriated about respected media spreading false information, you could still write every day to the NYT or the WP, for example, for selling you wars based on lies. We're in a world that is changing and there is no absolute truth, but the one that you believe, and there's a whole lot of initiatives that are dedicated to help you reclaim your voices. Reading articles that may sound like written by The Onion on sites that do their best to share relevant and true information challenges our thinking more and reminds us never to stop analyzing and comparing notes. Neither repeace.com nor Alternet, CommonDreams, or the main stream media can provide you with 100 accuracy, but only with an illusion of comfort. Art, satire, humor is also a way to fight against the corrupted system, and as long as you know whether it's art or news, you can build your own opinion and evolve your own consciousness.
Guest - Carlos on Thursday, 17 July 2014 16:10

This was not actually written by Lourde. This fact came out months ago. Come on guys.

This was not actually written by Lourde. This fact came out months ago. Come on guys.
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