How can anyone think that Bob Dylan, the monotone talker who calls himself a singer, is such a poet? True, not everyone can write a song but there are plenty out there far superior to Dylan, in my humble opinion. I can’t understand why that man got so popular – with White people anyway. Damn, do you Caucasians have no taste? I mean, really! But what do I expect? After all, you worship the likes of Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, and Garth Brooks – not to mention all the dead people you still idolize, like Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Bob Marley, and now David Bowie. I guess you’ll do the same for Madonna when she finally croaks.

It’s not just Whites either, there are lots of others out there that pay tribute to the Dead and the Living, so long as you hear the names or see the faces in popular media. True heroes are rarely lauded by anyone other than those they save. It’s only the self-centered celebrities that anyone seems to care about, or at least those out there with half a brain and no life to speak of. When you have to read about, watch, or listen to other people all the time, it shows that you lack a world of your own. I have known such people, they are so involved in the lives of these people they don’t even know (and never will meet) that they are plunged into deep depression when these people – mere mortals – die.

Another problem with celebrity worshipers is their belief that those individuals are somehow better, above the law (same as with the wealthy), superior to the common person, just because they are rich and famous. There are even TV networks – Reelz is one – that are devoted to celebrities, their lives, their scandals, and their deaths. When it isn’t a celebrity, it is someone notorious for some other reason (usually murder), so that one has to endure the sight of Scott Peterson and Casey Anthony (the topic of a future post) splashing across ones TV in promotions for crime shows (Murder Made Me Famous is a prime example).

How about the Most Beautiful lists? Hilarious. Particularly the one People magazine, that Caucasian-glorifying rag, puts out every year ad nauseam.

Then we have the show Empire. It’s not surprising that the story of a hip hop mogul would become so popular, especially with Black Americans. I’m happy for the success of Mr. Daniels and Mr. Strong, but why can’t there ever be a show like that about a powerful Black physician or scientist or someone in a business other than the rap world, who worked hard to get to where he or she is today? Why does it always have to be about drug dealers using tainted money to launch a corporation? Is that the only way that Blacks can get ahead, to finance their dreams, by first becoming street dealers? Sounds a lot like how Jay Z got his start, maybe that’s who, among others, the show’s creators were influenced by.

I don’t watch Empire – or any other TV show other than those about true crime, history, or cooking,  but I know from my brother – whose ignorant coworkers are addicted to it, along with other such lame fare as Real Housewives of Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta among other ratchet shows – are always talking about the show and its characters as if they are next door neighbors. My brother feels that Terrence Howard’s character is how he truly is, a son-of-a-bitch to women and pretty much an all-around-asshole, an assessment I’m sure I’d agree with it if I saw him in action as Luscious Lyon, the thug he portrays on the show. Taraji P. Henson, who plays his ex wife ‘Cookie’ (who took the fall for his drug dealing and spent neatly 2 decades in prison as a result), is ugly as hell but she’s popular as an actress nevertheless.

Well, people will watch what they want….there are simply fools that are so bullishly anti intellectual that no amount of talking till you’re blue in the face will change how they are. If they want to worship celebrities, fine…let ’em. If they want to watch crappy Reality TV and batshit movies and trashy shows that put drug dealing scumbags, serial killers, and cops into their typical police brutality on some sort of pedestal, go ahead. I suppose the Illuminati exists after all.

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