as channeled by Gia Prism
"I want to talk about not getting chewed up by the machine.
The machine will spit you out. It doesn't care. Doesn't give a damn about you, or your dreams or your starry-eyed hopes. Doesn't give a damn. It'll eat you alive. That's what it was designed to do. Chew you up and spit you out.
It feeds off you — off your beauty and innocence. Off your plucky gumption to jump in and do the work and get it done right.
It feeds off that, your pluck. Because the machine's a brilliant master, you see. It grooms you to believe that if you just work hard enough, then a little harder, a little harder, a little harder, then maybe, just maybe, you'll be good enough. And if you're good enough, then you'll deserve the praise. Deserve a little love. A little affection. A little appreciation and gratitude for all you've given to the machine.
But you don't know this, you see. You don't know that this is the plan. This is by grand design. This is how they spit you out.
The machine doesn't just take from you; it convinces you so sneakily to keep on giving, keep on pushing, giving more and more and more. Makes you believe that it's your duty, that you have to pull your weight, that you don't deserve all this glamour and praise and you never will.
Because they dangle it in front of your face, you see. Tempt you with it. Make glittering promises that if you work real hard and be a good girl, then maybe one day you just might make it, kiddo. Might be worth a damn.
But they don't ever give it to you. You never make it. You were never meant to make it. Because while they're doing this to you, they're on to somebody else. Always on to somebody else. Somebody younger, somebody prettier, somebody more willing to work harder and eat less and not give 'em so much trouble.
So what do I say now? Now that it's all over and I've done what I've done?
"I say give 'em hell."
"You make it happen. Never forget that.
And never believe for a second they'll give you what they promised you. They're not giving, they're taking. So don't give it. Use it for yourself."
-Judy Garland as channeled by Gia Prism
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