Nothing I say should be taken seriously, except for the stuff that I actually mean.
- Nova Scotia Community CollegeInformation Technology / Web Design, 2009 - 2011
If this were really about transparency the information would simply all be publicly available. That it's coming out in a strange, antagonistic half-measure is purely a political tool and a complete corruption of the mindset their political spin will put on things.
There's a LOT of stuff about Kanye I didn't know that paints him in a better, or at least less of a "he's a douchebag for the sake of being a douchebag", light.
I suspect a lot of folks will stop reading at "white mediocrity vs black excellence", but I strongly urge you to read about some of the examples there. This is something I've always sort of been aware of, though I've never seen that term. Black artists and performers definitely have a harder time than white ones.
As far as Kanye goes, well... the truth is, as always, is probably somewhere in the middle.
I think, though, that what this incident highlights is less that than the utter stupidity of award shows. Judging widely disparate acts on who knows what criteria? How can you even pretend to be an objective judge of Beck vs. Beyonce?
Reading his books has made me a better person.
There's one left I haven't read. I'm currently re-reading the whole 40+ novel Discworld series, and am currently at The Last Continent. Finishing the last one, whenever I get around to it, will be a very bittersweet experience.
As a follow up question: Do you think the government is incapable of making mistakes?
Honestly, I don't know who all follows me. I know that a couple hundred people engage with me. As for the other 20 000? No clue. I suspect it's robots. How do robots feel about this stuff, I wonder?
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