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It was a rough week for those black Americans who experienced some good, old-fashioned shaming and unnecessary name-calling by elitist Democrats. As we watched in horror, gubernatorial recall candidate Larry elder – who has been called a white supremacist, of all things – was pelted with eggs by a white liberal woman for being conservative. In other news, entertainer Nicki Minaj came under fire for declining to get the ouchie by Fauci, and Twitter folks are hashtagging.
Dems Have Only One Sense: Entitlement
The biggest ticket in New York City for the uber-wealthy and connected is the Met Gala. It’s the biggest fundraising night, where the pretty people – and those who try and turn a sow’s ear into a pretty silk purse – gather to gloat a tad. It’s so important to be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art party that people will shell out $30,000 for a ticket or get a table for $275,000 – it’s costly.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared this year wearing a dress that read “tax the rich.” Irony was served throughout the evening and into the week when a single mom and lunch lady accused AOC of stealing her design. But name-calling was primarily directed at Nicki Minaj, who tweeted to her 22.6 million fans and followers that she declined to attend, saying she hadn’t done enough research on the COVID-19 vaccine to get the jab. Therefore, she must pine away at home. The social media reaction was somewhat explosive, with talking head opinion-types who believe Minaj might be better off to “just shut up and rap,” if you will.
Name calling and sarcastic uses of the word “sister” were fanned about on all platforms by the likes of Joy Reid. Dr, Fauci appeared with Jake Tapper on CNN to debunk Minaj’s opinion himself. Even the White House offered to call the rap star and help her understand what exactly is at stake. But, more likely than not, it was the singer’s 30 seconds of praise from Tucker Carlson that sparked the nastiness in earnest. Have they met Nicki? She isn’t, as some might say, a “circle back” kind of girl. She kept tweeting:
“Right. I can’t speak to, agree with, even look at someone from a particular political party. Ppl aren’t human anymore. If you’re black & a Democrat tells u to shove marbles up ur a–, you simply have to. If another party tells you to look out for that bus, stand there & get hit.”
Who Has All the Marbles?
Minaj’s decision to decline the gala and the vaccine until she is comfortable with putting this substance in her body was heralded by heartlanders, both vaccinated and unvaccinated. Of course, many of them also have no idea who she is, but by golly, this is a free country, and we should all give the benefit of the doubt, right? That’s what they say in rural and middle America, at least.
Raye Lynne Hewitt Stone of Oklahoma said on Facebook: “Good for her! I hope she stands strong. Maybe, just maybe, some are opening their eyes to what is going on.” Las Vegas chimed in as well, with Janie Lopshire Gorrell Wilder wishing her well for snubbing the Democrat elitists, though she added: “I am waiting until they break her, and she apologizes for standing up for the black (people) and speaking the truth.”
Most commenters on this particular social media feed applauded her stance – again, the right to choose – and followed up with “who is she and what is up with her hair?”
Finally, an artist in Morehead, KY, Les Lindon Garner, gives us a perspective. Think of the possible ripple effects from Minaj bucking the system: “When seemingly disparate voices, once thought utterly at odds on literally everything, begin to figure out where they coincide, the ruling oligopoly shivers. Interesting times, friends. Interesting indeed.”
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