I’ve never really been able to figure out what it is about those in the ‘entertainment’ industry that actually makes them think that they are just so darn much smarter than the rest of us. This despite the fact that there are a great many of us who remain stupid enough to spend our hard-earned money to purchase a movie ticket or buy some music CD. One of the most recent of these ‘so-called’ entertainers to voice his displeasure with President Trump is none other than ‘singer’ John Legend. Who seems to think people care what he thinks about the president.
Anyway, it was in a series of Tweets, on Thursday, that the stellar Mr. Legend saw fit to attack President Trump for having referred to violent MS-13 gang members as “animals,” saying that it is “much more honest and challenging to realize they were all babies once.” Reflecting on the news of the day from the hospital with his newborn son, Legend argued that heinous actions did not change the fact that even the worst offenders MS-13 had to offer were still human. Perhaps if one of these ‘animals’ were to attack a member of his family he might think differently?
And of course I would have been totally shocked had Legend not gone on to blame the United States, suggesting that American policy is in some way responsible for the rise of MS-13. Legend concluded that even allowing the most brutal gang members to be called “animals” would open the door for those who wanted to further oppress them and others. Legend has apparently reversed his position on “dehumanizing large groups of people” since September of 2017, when the performer held a casting call for “out of shape” white actors to play Trump supporters in a video.
Now Legend does appear to be one of those very rare folks in his industry who actually attended some form of higher education, attending the University of Pennsylvania. But for the life of me I can’t quite figure out how studying English with an emphasis on African-American literature provided him with sufficient insight regarding such things as U.S. foreign policy. I mean who knew? But hey, there’s clowns out there with less education, or no education at all, who think they’re experts on everything from immigration to economic policy.
So from safely behind the gates of his well-protected home he blames America every chance he gets, these gang members have parents who do not parent that is why they are in violent gangs and it’s not the fault of this country. Legend does not have to live here, most Americans are happy for the blessing to live in this country but obviously he is not one of them. Easy to sit behind a keyboard and lob out nonsense. I wonder, will be soon be hearing how it was that he invited them into his home for a little cocktail party. No security or media, of course. We’ll see what happens.
So, according to Legend the NRA is a danger to America and cops are killing innocent black folks, but we need to stop dehumanizing MS-13. If Barry ‘O’ had referred to MS-13 as animals all of these liberals would be in lock step and repeating his words. Instead they are all bending over backwards to defend these murderous thugs. Somebody should point out to this douche bag that MS-13’s hideous and chronicled gang actions and activities are what dehumanizes them and, yes, they are animals and sub-humans, just like the terrorists who cut off heads.
But perhaps Instead of trying to infer that he knows these people so well, why doesn’t Legend put his money where his big mouth is and actually demonstrate how peaceful and normal these people truly are. Maybe he should do a video with them or let them mingle with his Hollyweird friends. Or maybe she should sponsor some of their humanitarian projects. C’mon man, how us how good and noble these people are. But he’s not going to do that because he’s all talk and no action. And he hates the president, it’s called putting your politics ahead of commonsense.