Social Justice Descends on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards | The Daily Dose – 8/29/2017
Last Sunday’s 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was further evidence of what most of us already know; the music died quite some time ago on Music Television. Taking its place, a nauseatingly narcissistic social justice sh*tshow filled with politically correct pandering and left-wing establishment propaganda.
From the Red Carpet to the on-stage performances, the VMAs was a veritable smorgasbord of social justice causes and commentary. Prior to the show, transgender members of the U. S. armed forces joined the president of LGBTQ activist group GLAAD on the Red Carpet to stand in opposition to President Trump’s recent announcement of plans to bar transgender individuals from military service.
The show’s opening monologue featured host Katy Perry bemoaning the current state of affairs in the nation and holding up a newspaper with the headline reading : “The World is on Fire”. Returning later in the show to talk about open voting for the ‘Best New Artist’ award category, Perry couldn’t resist opining about Donald Trump’s loss of the popular vote; “Listen guys, this is one election where the popular vote actually matters.” She went on to encourage viewers to vote so some ‘random Russian pop-star’ wouldn’t win.
It’s been nine months since Hillary Clinton’s failed election bid and anti-Trump tinfoil-hatters like Katy Perry still can’t accept the reality that she lost. You see, Katy, this is what happens when you and your fellow social justice warriors incessantly badger, berate, and belittle average Americans with your PC virtue-signaling bullshit. You and your fellow church of social justice cult members have blindly labeled everyone politically to the right of Jane Fonda as every manner of progressive trigger-word evil; Nazi, racist, white supremacist, Fascist, misogynist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic, and the list goes on and on. These people were tired of being talked down to by you and your moral busybody marauders, and many of them cast their vote not so much for Donald Trump, but against people like you.
And by the way, your beloved Democratic party fraudulently nominated one of the most corrupt, morally bankrupt, and awful human beings on earth as their presidential candidate and, as a result, they lost the election. How shockingly scandalous! It had to be those crafty Russians, right Katy?
In addition to the disaster that was Katy Perry’s hosting, Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris spoke out against, “Nazi, white supremacist jerks in Charlottesville, and all over the country,” saying that our nation has, “zero-tolerance for their violence, their hatred, and their discrimination”. Remember kids, violence is bad but it’s okay to ‘punch a Nazi’, hatred has no place in our society unless it’s directed at right-wing ‘fascists’, and discrimination is never okay except when it’s against white people.
Hip-hop artist (I use that term loosely) Cardi B also jumped on board the social justice bandwagon by giving a peculiar shout-out to currently unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick; “Colin Kaepernick, as long as you kneel for us, we gonna be standing for you, baby.” What better way to shine a light on the oppressed than to address the plight of poor millionaire quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose inability to secure an NFL contract is surely due to Donald Trump’s white supremacist America, not his own shortcomings as a player and a teammate.
In one of the 2017 VMAs more overt displays of social justice activism, Pastor Robert E. Lee IV, descendent of the famous general whose statue was at the center of the Charlottesville debacle, came on-stage to introduce Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed in Charlottesville by a Unite the Right rally attendee. Lee told the audience , “We have made my ancestor an idol of white supremacy, racism and hate. As a pastor, it is my moral duty to speak out against racism, America’s original sin.” (White guilt, anyone?) He then called on everyone to ‘confront racism and white supremacy head on’ and insisted that we can ‘find inspiration in the Black Lives Matter movement, the women who marched in the women’s march in January, and, especially, Heather Heyer, who died’. So we should find inspiration in militant bigotry, politically motivated violence, and ‘Pussy Hats’? No thank you….
And of course, he urged us all to be inspired by Heather Heyer, whose senseless death politicians and the mainstream media have shamelessly used to promote their own political agendas. I find it utterly reprehensible that Robert E. Lee IV admonishes Americans of the moral weight our ‘original sin’, yet seems to have no qualms whatsoever about his own moral grandstanding atop a woman’s corpse because it makes for a convenient ideological soapbox.
Lastly, there’s Heather Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro’s, presentation of a brand new video award category : Best Fight Against the System. She spoke about her daughter’s activism and introduced a nonprofit organization, The Heather Heyer Foundation, ‘that will provide scholarships to help more people join Heather’s fight against hatred,’ saying that MTV’s new award category is their part in that endeavor. Regarding the nominated videos, Bro said that each showed, “there are many ways to take action and many battlegrounds in the fight for social good. Big Sean decries violence. Alessia Cara spoke out about body shaming. The Hamilton mixtape and John Legend both took on the targeting of immigrants. Logic and Damian Lamar celebrated diversity. They rebelled against government exploitation.”
This intersectional social justice cheerleading is precisely why ratings for the MTV Video Music Awards have steadily declined since 2014, with the 2017 VMAs dropping to a record-low of 5.3 million viewers. The show’s ratings didn’t drop so sharply simply because it shared a timeslot with the season seven Game of Thrones finale, nor because most of today’s popular music is an assault on the eardrums, as Showbiz411.com suggests. The VMA’s ratings are in the toilet because people are sick and tired of being preached at by a bunch of self-righteous social justice warriors with a political ax to grind.
Social justice insanity was on full display at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards show.
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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
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