Let’s hear it for Rock! No, not the music, but the gleefully belligerent comedian who chose to grace America this past Independence Day with a uniquely stale, shockingly unpatriotic race baiting tweet.
In case you missed it, the Saturday Night Live graduate, Adam Sandler dependent, and star of the ironically named movie, Grownups, concocted this July 4th gem:
“Happy white people’s Independence day. The slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks”.
I hope he didn’t spend all of July 3rd thinking it up.
Now to be honest, when I first saw Chris’s twitter tantrum drudging up the spider web covered institution of slavery (which Rock may or may not be aware existed in Africa long before Europeans ever showed up) my gut reaction was to do a story on how stand up comedians (with the exception of Dennis Miller and a few others) might be the dumbest collection of people in America. Despite what many entertainment critics think, wit doesn’t equal intelligence and the term “brilliant” is thrown around so loosely you’d think journalists got an extra five cents every time they wrote or spoke the word. However, after the initial wave of ‘damn, I can’t stand celebrity liberals’ anger passed, a stunning revelation came to me.
I felt sorry for Chris.
You see, Chris is scared. Scared of slavery? Nope. Scared of President Obama not being re-elected? I doubt it (in fact deep down I think he’d welcome it). Scared of the Tea Party? About as scared as I am that Rock gives up his career to enlist in the Marines .
No. Chris “the world’s angriest funnyman” Rock is scared that blacks -a pretty big component of his audience- no longer sit atop the liberal pyramid of victim-hood. A sacred place which for many, many years Rock’s demographic exclusively enjoyed an honorary position. A position that provocateurs such as the strangely bony comedian were able to exploit for both financial and career gain in a number of both (allegedly) hilarious and irresponsible ways.
Unfortunately for Rock, those days appear to be coming to an end.
With the election of America’s first semi-black, totally Marxist President, liberals have been relieved of much of the hand wringing racial guilt that helped prop the cackling comedian to stardom in the late nineties and have since moved on to a cuter, trendier, and less threatening oppressed darling.
The 2-3 percent of the country which is the nation’s gay and lesbian population.
Simply put, liberals adore gays in the same way you adore your little Yorkshire Terrier when you dress her up in a peace symbol hoodie, put posh sueded paw boots on, and take her for a walk to the free trade store to buy a ten dollar pound of coffee – not that I’ve ever done that. Gays are successful, artistic, highly evolved pets to liberals (and in Cher’s case allow her to technically remain a part of the entertainment industry). But at the risk of stereotyping -seriously, just watch the Bravo channel for an hour- many gays live the affluent, image conscious lifestyle that liberals love. They reside in posh, overwhelmingly liberal areas (San Francisco, New York, South Beach) and generally share a misguided contempt for all things Republican.
But here’s the true beauty of the liberal/gay dynamic, liberals no longer have to deal with the uncomfortable conundrum that their philosophies and policies have mostly hurt the black community- a community which they have little to no actual association with. Not that liberals care about or grasp why years of Democrat leadership have only contributed to the downward spiral, but they do know urban decay is a much more complicated and less aesthetically pleasing issue then they would like to think about, and throwing their unhinged support towards something as esoteric as gay marriage provides them with friendlier and more familiar surroundings to let loose their moral outrage.
For Rock, this is a real threat to business. He needs the media -in all its liberal forms- to not only promote the mindset of racial victimization but to make railing against “the man” fashionable and hip. After all, it’s a lot harder to be a ‘socially conscious’ superstar when the issue your comedic heart
laughs bleeds over is no longer the hot angle that the network suits clamor for. Yes, we got some nice retro-race baiting with the Trayvon Martin case. But that was just for political purposes-a purely mechanical conspiracy to assist the President in his quest to further divide America and retain power. It stops there though. Cheap racial politics are just not a fabulously edgy part of mainstream pop culture anymore.
A media savvy guy like Rock knows the party’s over. And his desperate attempt at a nuclear explosion of an Independence Day tweet fizzled out like a fifty cent sparkle stick.
Of course the bigger, sadder picture in all of this is the decades of brainwashing conducted onto blacks by the mainstream media, academia, and of course, racial profiteers like Rock, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson-all in the name of serving themselves or the Democratic party. White liberals in particular have catered to their own egos and skin-tone paranoia by demonstrating their hollow compassion from afar. Far less concerned with honestly addressing the serious issues plaguing inner-city communities than they are with feeling superior about themselves, rich white liberals -Bill Maher I’m looking at you- have consistently gone out of their way to undermine the sincere efforts by conservatives or Republicans to elevate the educational and financial condition of the people the finger pointing leftists claim to be so passionate about.
This brings us back to the summer fling the media is having with the gay world. While Rock has been conditioned to believe he will always be the scourged of the Earth -no matter how high the stack of millions in his savings account-, white liberals have moved on. There are other groups and causes to shout about from the ivory tower (climate Change, “Islamaphobia”, some meteor that’s supposed to crash into the Earth in twenty years), and thanks to the guilt soothing elixir that is Barack Obama, blacks are no longer at the top of the Left’s endangered pets list.
Rock wanted attention but his antics landed with a dull thud. He’s actually a talented guy and it’s a shame he can’t use his abilities to do something a bit more constructive. Using his wealth and fame to support the Alan West’s, Herman Cain’s, or Clarence Thomas’s of the world would be a good start. After all, no one has done more damage to the black community than liberal Democrats and Rock’s indignation would be far more useful if it were directed at the current king of racial destructiveness, President Barack Obama, rather than at the holiday which actually allows him to possess the celebrity and fortune he has. Of course, the ironic thing about Chris’s Fourth of July slavery tweet is that he himself is shackled smack dab in the center of a modern day plantation, the one that says LIBERAL in blinking red letters on the sign above the titanium, locked door.
If Rock would calm the hell down and open his eyes he might see that.
But like I said before, a lot of comedians just aren’t that smart.
Copyright 2012 Spencer Wolfe
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