The presenter of the game show found his own explanation for the huge earnings of the “stars”
In an interview with News.ru agency Dmitry Dibrov shared with readers his vision of the sources of high fees for Russian “celebrities”. According to the presenter of the quiz “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”, the income of a “star” depends on the number of people whom they managed to inspire. As proof, he told the story of the construction of the palace and park of Norlibunk in the capital of Tibet, Lhasa.
It is worth quoting Dmitry Alexandrovich’s “argument” in full:
“The Dalai Lama, in whose honor the construction was started, has already died, and there was nothing else to do for the poor workers but to continue construction in horrible conditions. In order to encourage them, lamas decided to show them from a distance a doll that looked like Dalai Lama. And workers cheered and continued to roll stones up the hill. Today this temple is one of the wonders of the world. This is an example of the quality of construction and beauty, I saw it myself. This is how creative people can encourage other people”.
Such a beautiful story. But Dibrov forgot to mention something: it’s unlikely that the doll was paid an enormous amount of money to “bring joy” to workers’ lives.
Something tells us: somewhere our “cultural worker” is wrong.
Of course, we do not have the results of research “to determine the level of joy in the daily lives of Russians”. But we have a suspicion that the overwhelming well-being of contemporary “masters of the arts” no longer depends on the quantity, but on the “quality” of the audience. It seems more accurate to say that it depends on how faithfully the “star” serves the interests of those who calls the tune.
Today, when the power is in the hands of the big hucksters, the wealthiest are those who throw mud at the state of workers and peasants. Those who constantly reminds millions of beggar workers of their place in the distribution of public goods. Those who “correctly” explains to the people “why they live in poverty”. Those who better lies to the population about the lack of alternative to private ownership of the means of production. It is these “talents” that bring the greatest income today. This is why the “encouraged Russians” keep cherishing their clowns, providing them with a comfortable life even in the conditions of an economic crisis intensified by a pandemic.
In order for art to truly inspire creative work, it is necessary to change those who “calls the tune”. But then the “people of culture” will no longer be able to eat steaks covered in gold.