It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy! Questlove must now get approval for every piece of music the House Band plays on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon after using a crude song introducing Michele Bachmann when she was a guest in November. She immediately demanded an apology from the network. He should be glad he still has his job! Leno never had this problem with Kevin Eubanks.
Thou Shall Not Denigrate White Women
Write that 1,000 times on the black board, son! Despite the way this has been downplayed so Fallon can save face, this is big. Even if the woman in question is a dubious political hack, she will be protected. Even if they themselves are no friend to other women. Questlove forgot in a normal, functioning [albeit imperfect] society males can’t cannibalize women – especially those part of the dominant group. Yes, there’s violence and sexism, but we can find numerous examples of males who face negative consequences when they get to far out of pocket.
His censure by Comcast/NBC wasn’t racist either. I wrote about David Letterman getting his public smack down when he crossed that invisible line with Sarah Palin. Then there’s always John Mayer. It’s just the chickens coming home to roost. Excuse me while I let out a Schadenfreude chuckle, but here’s an opportunity for evolving away from his and other weak-minded [black] males’ limitations. It’s a two-fold lesson actually.
Check Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself
Talent does not trumpet lack of character for unrepentant criminals. Be he Woody Allen or R. Kelly; Roman Polanski or Jay-Z it’s all the same woman-hating misogyny. I have written dozens of posts covering the specific ways black males denigrate black women and the collective attempts at destroying the self-image of black girls [often supported by these same grown women who’ve cannibalized themselves for “approval”].
One of the reasons I’ve moved on from this exclusive focus is it’s depressing and soul-crushing to remain focused on this level of toxicity. Not to mention it’s pure evil and has gone mostly unchecked in the black community even now. Hence the term Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR). You might exchange that with rotten to the core. Darkness and death cannot coexist amongst light and the living. This is why you move on. Occasionally a reminder is necessary, but not looking back.
What usually happens is they do this to black women and nobody says anything. Except for a few of us rabble-rousers who are “sellouts and haters” for expecting basic respect. Some idiotic BW actually defend it. What’s happening is the hatefulness builds and boils over to get spewed onto other groups. Like Tracy Morgan talking about how he’d kill his son if he found out he was gay. Oh..wait didn’t revolving inmate T.I. say some anti-gay mess recently, too? I could cover this nonsense every day, because as pathetic as it is one of the rapper/comedian/loser types will open their mouths to insert something.
Am I saying white males and other groups aren’t collectively misogynistic and hateful in many ways? Of course not. Fallon didn’t appear to be at all concerned beforehand. I could give you a very long list of repeat offenders, but while their numbers might be equal to or greater than that of blacks due to their larger populace, the proportion isn’t. Also, they usually know when to keep their mouths shut. Like when you’re an employee of a major corporation that has business interests to protect. You wouldn’t have three-fourths of the black collective on a death spiral (refusal to marry, abandoned children, etc.) if this unchecked behavior and lack of accountability wasn’t being reinforced. Yes, it ALL ties in.
Who And What You Support Matters
I’ve also issued a firm warning to those “liberal” whites who turn a blind eye to the denigration of BW and children so they can befriend, act a fool and make money with these black male DBRs. It’s going to continue to blow up in your face. They know exactly what they’re doing. Questlove bragged about choosing the offending song hours before the show taped via his Twitter account.
I haven’t gauged the response amongst his large following, but I hope a few of them put the pieces together. This isn’t about Bachmann, it’s about principles and enacting standards. I have written this type of blog post numerous times over the past four years and it’s progressively getting worse. I do actually wish more BM would do some serious soul-searching and get off the victim/lesser-than dead-end line of thinking, but it’s an issue they have to resolve within and amongst themselves. Hurt people with unexamined issues who act out are too volatile to trust.
We Are Each Responsible For Our Own Lives
There are as many obstacles or opportunities as you choose to create or let handicap you. Many of you BM are going to find the once-reliable jobs (Postal Service, Professional Sports, Rapping) will not be an option. The problematic behavior shows up across the board. The sense of entitlement is galling. It’s time for AA males in particular to let go of their get rich or die schemes and focus on education, being less flashy and more substantive. They wanted out of “blackness” and will continue bumping their heads while occupying “post-racial” land. Black women are no longer the go-to scapegoat, cannon-fodder or sponge to leech from, so you shouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see this specific pattern of destructive behavior from black males who may not be considered part of the less-desirable sub-group (but whose criminality and irresponsibility tend to be admired) continue to spread across greater society at large.
Now if we could jut get an apology from Bachmann for her behavior.
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