The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Cardi B

Glitterati within the entertainment industry—actors, singers, musicians, sports stars, among others—have decided to inject themselves into political commentary. Of course they have every right to do just that, but it might be a good idea for each of them to: (1) try very hard to educate themselves on the issues they pontificate about, (2) understand the politics of the Democrats they invariably support, and (3) try really, really hard to make cogent arguments on the issues rather than using their immense media platform to hurl ad hominem attacks at those who disagree with their ideology.

There are two memes that are now found in social media. Both have relevance:


We spend our hard earned money to hear your music and watch you pretend to be real-life characters in movies and on TV.

Your job is to entertain us—to take us away from reality. Your personal opinion means nothing to us.

Your are significant and influential only in your own mind and in the opinion of your elitist peers.

Your are a marionette to us.


Harsh? Yes. But there is truth to this rant.

Another meme is worth considering:

Something to ponder... The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes have been mistaken for people of importance. 

  • I've needed a doctor. 
  • I've needed a teacher. 
  • I need farmers every day. 
  • I've needed an auto mechanic, a plumber, a house painter, and a lot of other everyday people. 
But I have never—not even once—needed a pro athlete or media personality or a Hollywood entertainer.
I bring these memes up because there has been a very visible war of words between the rapper, Cardi B (a strong supporter of Democrats and Joe Biden), and conservative  political commentator Candice Owens. In the language of social media, Cardi B got "dragged" by Owens for the rapper's mindless support of Biden and his party.

Cardi B, like all successful entertainers, is full of herself, believing that success in the music business automatically makes her an influencer in the political arena. The fact that she is ignorant of the issues, overly simplistic in her interpretation of what she thinks are facts, and unable to string together a coherent argument to support her position (much like Biden, but for different reasons) make her an easy target.

Owens took her apart in a devastating critique.

In the opinion of many who have followed this—"Cardi B got schooled."