Beyonce’s Much Talked About Big-Minded, Big-Hearted Message, “Take That Mitches”
Yes, as Andrew Breitbart might say, that is Big Hollywood for you … the “big” means, “big” in their own minds and “big” criticizing and demonizing things they don’t understand. Unfortunately, they inspire the same blind and ignorant intolerance in their fan base. I recently read that politics is downstream from pop culture, and I absolutely agree. The days of black and white silent movies and movie actors are far gone and have given way to pop stars imposing their big voices and egos on America.
Stars like Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Sarah Silverman, Olivia Wilde, Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg/Lion, and so many others … have a big fat zero understanding and tolerance of 57 million Americans’ point of view. And they don’t want to seek it either. Their gargantuan collective ego have made them saints and martyr in their own minds. And a martyr needs an enemy, no matter how manufactured.
So in their own big kingdoms of sorts where they reign as king and queens with worshiping fans who sacrifice any independent thought, they tell us who they are. Big. Real big. And we, the small peons, are to listen to their songs of another America, where crass is the new cool.
“We Real Cool” from The Bean Eaters by legendary African-American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks. Click here for an audio clip. She wrote the poem after being inspired from passing a pool hall in her community during school time. She saw therein a bunch of boys and they were shooting pool. She states, “but instead of asking myself, why aren’t they in school, I asked myself, I wonder how they feel about themselves? And just perhaps they might have considered themselves contemptuous of the establishment, or least they wanted to feel as if they were contemptuous of the establishment. They wanted to thumb their noses at the establishment.”
We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We