Thursday, April 20, 2006

It Just Looks That Way.

It seems that if you look into the various musical genres of this culture of ours, it seems that each genre has a way in which its superstars wind up dead or at least in the hospital.

Country Western stars get drunk and crash into things.

Rock stars seem to OD on various drugs.

Rappers shoot each other.

Detroit News columnist Laura Berman compares the death of the rapper Proof to the death of Rosa Parks and finds a connection of sorts. I think she started to say something valuable and then wandered off into the land of Politcal Correctness and blaming society. She started saying something profitable with this line.

Like Rosa Parks, he had a dream. But she had a sense of her own value and worth, even if she wore that quietly.

Rosa Parks was, for the most part, a law abiding citizen and good neighbor. She had a sense of right and wrong even though she grew up in a society whose racism was much greater than anything Proof ever encountered. When she did break the law it was because the law was morally wrong, not simply a personal inconvenience. They need to be contrasted, not compared.


Blogger The Catskill Chronicle said...

It's typical of the liberal press to compare apples to oranges.

The rapper was a criminal who broke the law for his own advantage.

Parks broke the law because it was the right thing to do at the time.

Jefferson said that no one has to obey an unconstitutional law, and that it was every American's duty to do so. That is Parks.

The rapper is just a common criminal.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Absolutely, to you as well as to CC. Rosa Parks broke what was a "bad law." Truly a "bad law". She deserves the many praises she has gotten for her action over the years.

Proof is simply an idiot.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish people would quit glorifying Proof. He was no hero, and he sure wasn't a saint. He's yet another rapper who got killed because he couldn't let go of the street mentality. What about the guy Proof killed? Keith Bender was a war veteran, he certainly didn't deserve to die the way he did. Bender had no weapon, and regardless of who started the fight, Proof could've just walked away.

Tupac, Biggie, Jam Master Jay, and on and on, these guys never learn. What's the use of having fame and fortune if you're just going to get yourself killed in the end?

10:12 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

I have to agree with all 3 commenters.

10:22 PM  
Blogger The Catskill Chronicle said...

Ah forgot to add the British Rock Genre: They tend to expire by inhaling vomit.

2:16 PM  

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