Nobody's Absurdities, No.80: Insults
Nobody Cares: I forgot what absurdity I'm on...it's been so long since I wrote one...so, I'm starting at 80...and here in no particular order are two major absurdities of the week.
On Martin Luther King day, I was listening to Dr. Alveda King on the radio, and she was saying that she was at a rally in Atlanta. She went on to say how Martin Luther King's message was for all people to come together. Then she said she had just sang the "National Anthem" and the "Black National Anthem."
I had NO idea the black people had their own anthem...did you? Is that what Martin Luther
King was preaching...separation of the blacks and whites? At the end of the song, are the words,
"May we forever stand, True to our God, True to our native land."
You're guess is as good as mine as to what "native land" they want to stay true to, but just by making up their own National Anthem, I think we can guess.
Also, this picture, taken on Martin Luther King day, where the statue of George Washington, sort of supports it.
Alveda, evidently sees no problem with this, but to this nobody, it's absurd.
Another absurdity is the fact that Martin Luther King is going to get his own memorial right in the middle of the National mall, with a 28 foot statue of himself, made in China. Of course, the unions over here are protesting that the Chinese are going to come over and put it up, with all the unemployed over here who could do it.
What I think is even more absurd is that John Adams should have had a memorial put up long BEFORE Martin Luther King. If not for John Adams, the ONLY founder who had no slaves, and who's son made it possible for slavery to even be discussed in Congress...who knows how long slavery would have continued?
Where's his memorial?
The big splash last night was just how rude and crude said British comedian, Ricky Gervais was to the rich and beautiful Hollywood crowd. Most of the nobodies watching the whole thing, found him refreshing and if not always funny..we secretly enjoyed the ruthless satire, mainly because most of the Hollywood crowd has put down the tea party, and are flaming liberals, and think nothing of insulting the masses who go see their movies.
Ricky made fun of just about everyone in the room.
He introduced actor (and hell-raiser) Robert Downey Jr. by saying: ‘Many of you in this room
probably know him best from the Betty Ford Clinic and the Los Angeles County Jail.’
Robert was really insulted by Ricky even mentioning that he had a sordid past. And yet...he went on to claim he had slept with every single women who had been nominated for the award he was presenting.
I don't get it. Robert Downey can basically insult men's wives, but no one sees any problem with it.
I guess it's a group thing. Like the Rappers I suppose, who can say the "N" word, but if you're white you cannot. If you're not part of the rich Hollywood crowd, you cannot insult them when they are getting awards on how great they all are.
But not everyone at the awards was a snob...Brit Christian Bale said he didn’t feel Gervais pushed the envelope far enough and added: 'Thank God for comedians, they have the most important job. I hope he keeps going further!'
The Brits are sticking together.
So, what I wanna know is: Do the blacks in Britain have a National Anthem of their own? Do they sing "God Save the Black Queen?"
I'd love to see Ricky Gervais on a Black Movies Awards show....but I don't think that will happen anytime soon.