People such as Madonna and Michael Moore inundate their followers with poorly thought-out arguments. Hence, they rely on their celebrity status more than the validity of anything they have to say in order to get followers. It’s not really hard for them to whip a crowd that is already sympathetic to their ideas into an adoring frenzy of emotions. At that point, as long as the crowd likes what they hear, emotions override reason and up go the cheers.
Madonna accomplished this very thing at the recent protests in Washington, DC that she, along with other celebrities, just headlined. Much of the hype focused on Mr. Trump’s reprehensible sexual comments made years ago. What Madonna either does not understand or does not wish to acknowledge, is that by using vulgar language herself, she commits the very act that she criticizes Mr. Trump of committing. In fact, her foul language was worse in that it was made in public and broadcast over the television news networks.
Ever the provocateur, Madonna dropped a trio of f-bombs and admitted that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” during a speech at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday.
“It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f–k up,” she told the crowd. “It seems as though we had all slipped into a false sense of comfort, that justice would prevail and that good would win in the end.”
“Well, good did not win this election. But good will win in the end,” she said.
The pop star later went into a rendition of “Human Nature” with added R-rated lyrics, including a call for Trump to perform an obscene act to himself.
She stepped over a number of lines here. The foul language, we pointed out, is no better than what she accused Trump of saying. This supports the belief that she is an intellectually-challenged individual, unable to control her emotions, and a poor spokesperson for whatever cause she might advocate.
She also stepped over the line when she claims that she mused about blowing up the White House. No serious person would for one minute believe that she has even the remotest idea of how to begin such an improbable project, even if she were serious. It was an irresponsible, stupid thing to say that illustrates just how bankrupt she is for coherent ideas.
What you have here is a talented performer who is using her abilities to whip crowds that are already friendly to her leftist ideas into emotional outbursts. Nobody can be accused of doing much thinking here. This is pure emotions, largely focused on hatred toward Mr. Trump and conservative politics — with the f-bomb mixed in for good effect.
If Madonna actually had to pen an article instead of screaming obscenities in front of adoring crowds, the vacuousness of her thoughts would be obvious. That’s unlikely to happen because that would take work and thought — not nearly as much fun as spouting vulgarities in front of crowds and on national television.