The Gate Keepers are Dead

I just watched a movie called “Set it Up.” It was a cheesy, pre-packaged rom-com but it had an interesting secondary narrative. The gatekeepers. We all know the story. There are a powerful few that control access to the arts, business, and riches.

Except the narrative is wrong. It’s a last gasp attempt to tell a story that’s dying. The great wall the gatekeepers built is dying the death of a million paper cuts. Social media, personal blogs, and technology all serve as the scaffolding to overthrow the giants.

Yet we still keep the old tired narrative. Why? Because it’s easier to throw up your hands than is it buckle down and do the work.