Kesha: We are Who We are (Exactly: Vapid).

Congratulations, young ladies: Feminists once fought for you to have equal rights. Ke$ha fights for your right to be dumb, liberal, and easy.

Our old friend Kesha just might be brimming with STD’s, but I’m sure she’d just tell me “We R Who We R.” And that’s true: You’re a sad, vapid excuse for a woman. The political elite (of both parties) call Sarah Palin an idiot, and sleazy liberal party girls do the same—sometimes on their way to the voting booth that coincides with with their walk of shame.  But who’s really the dumb one?  Sarah Palin, who tries to inspire young women out there to go out and make something of themselves, or Kesha:

DJ turn it up
It’s about damn time to live it up
I’m so sick of being so serious
It’s making my brain delirious!
I’m just talkin’ truth
I’m telling you ’bout the s**t we do

Let me make your brain a little more “delirious”, Kesha.  And let me tell “you ’bout the “s**t” some other people do.  You R who you R, and the Iranians R who they R. And the Middle Eastern despotic regimes R who they R:

TEHRAN, Iran – A senior Muslim cleric has denounced the participation of Iranian women in the Asian Games, calling it a humiliation and saying women’s sports are a product of the West’s “dirty” culture that should be shunned.

In one corner we have Islamic mullah nuts, who stone women to death, support terrorism, deny the Holocaust, and seek nuclear weapons with which to hold the world hostage with any number of bizarre demands once they get it.  In the other corner we have a musician who does, indeed, promote filth.  In fact, she revels in it.  An entire industry is fueled by the ability of like-minded artists to churn out catchy songs that make it cool to embrace your basest desires.

The great thing about the United States is that its citizens, for generations, have coupled freedom with liberty.  And liberty is something that constrains us because it is intimately tied with personal responsibility (unlike Kesha, who apparently is intimately tied to a number of random dudes).  In a country where people are free to do disgusting and depraved things, the majority of the people attempt to live a dignified life the majority of the time.  In other parts of the world people do what their theocratic thug masters tell them is the “right” thing to do because they don’t want to end up stoned to death over bogus charges they can’t defend themselves against—because they have the wrong chromosomes.

But back to Ke$ha:

We’re dancing like we’re dumb
Our bodies go numb
We’ll be forever young
You know we’re superstars
We are who we are!

You’re dancing like you’re dumb because you are dumb. And the easiest way to go numb while you’re young is to live in South Korea when Kim Jon Il decides to lob a few artillery rounds on your head. Or to be a Westerner in a country filled with Taliban head-choppers screaming “Allah Akbar!” as your melon is lopped off (the same guys Richard Gere once said simply needed to be loved).

I’m sure that KeSha fans would say that I’m just a grumpy old man, to which I respond: Not true. But I am a Fabulous Killjoy. I’m louder than God’s Revolver and Twice as Shiny! Today’s young conservatives know how to rock while simultaneously being informed.  And we don’t like easy dumb chicks who live in liberal fantasy worlds.

Today's young conservatives are Fabulous Killjoys; they kick ass and know how the world really works.

Once upon a time feminists fought to give women equal rights across the board. They envisioned a time when women would be able to choose different career tracks (i.e., motherhood or the corporate ladder…or both!) based on what was right for them.  And they succeeded.

Today? KeSha fights for a woman’s right to take it off. Sad.

Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance: Closet Conservative?

My Chemical Romance broke liberalism's #1 Rule: Do not proudly sport the American flag, and if you do make sure you apologize for all past sins, real and imagined by the international community. Does anyone really believe Billie Joe Armstrong would proudly wrap himself in the American flag? Didn't think so.

Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is a closet conservative.  There is no way someone without a conservative streak in them (even a latent one), could have made the video Na Na Na. While I’ve read that he supports the Democratic Party, it should be noted that voting patterns and principles are different things. Example:  Gerard ruffles liberal feathers from the get go:

“Look alive, sunshine. 109 in the sky, but the pigs won’t quit. You’re here with me, Dr. Death Defy. I’ll be your surgeon, your proctor, you’re helicopter.  Bumping out the slaughtamatic sounds to keep you live…  Anti-matter for the master plan. Louder than God’s revolver and twice as shiny!...The future is bulletproof.  The aftermath is secondary.  It’s time to do it now and do it loud!  Killjoys, make some noise!”

Doesn’t Gerard know that mentioning God is a no-no (or was that ‘na na’?), and that coupling Him with a revolver might cause the kids to link a Creator—from which all our rights are derived—with self defense? Even worse, the message comes from guerilla radio (i.e., talk radio) that circumvents the “official” message disseminated by established authority figures. But, as Dr. Death Defy says, that’s secondary.

Take a look at the themes that run through Na Na Na.

  • American flags proudly displayed.
  • Guns as legitimate tools of self defense.
  • American muscle cars and the freedom that comes from the open road (It would be hard for Killjoys to save the world if they were waiting all day for public transportation).
  • Vampiric authority figures tied to the federal government or a company closely associated with it.
  • Resistance movements, individualism, and self-reliance.
  • Orwellian double-speak.  Better Living Industries (i.e., BL.ind)
  • Dystopian future (batteries provided by Better Living Industries have played a role).
  • State controlled media.

Ask yourself this question: Would Billie Joe “Sunshine Patriot” Armstrong have made this video?  The poster boy for hypocritical liberal rockers who lecture you on public policy while admitting their brain has been clogged and confused by years of illegal drug use?  I think not.  And I’m not just saying that because Gerard’s individual artistic talents dwarf Billie’s.  We can point to other videos Billie would never have made ( e.g., The Ghost of You).

Regardless of his politics, it’s clear that Gerard has a love and reverence for his country that modern day liberalism rejects.  My gut tells me that perhaps Gerard is a JFK Democrat, but someone needs to tell him that the JFK Democrat is dead to today’s liberals.  JFK accurately and unapologetically called out enemies of freedom and democracy.  JFK understood basic economics.  Today’s liberals do not.

Gerard reminds us all of the sacrifice that soldiers made during World War II. What's he thinking? Olive Stone, the guy who said we need to put Hitler "in context" would not approve. And Billie Joe Armstrong seems to only approve of US troops if they're handing out food to flood victims or under a United Nations peacekeeping mandate. Gerard needs to be careful, because Hollywood liberals won't stand for this sort of thing.

But back to the video.  Some lyrics:

Everybody wants to change the world
Everybody wants to change the world
But no one,
No one wants to die
Wanna try, wanna try, wanna try
Wanna try, wanna try, now
I’ll be your detonator

Selfless service and sacrifice are things that are generally foreign to the modern day liberal. They want freedom and opportunity, but US fighting men and women are not allowed to die guaranteeing it for future generations. They want never ending entitlement programs (e.g., “free” health care) by having someone else pay for it—like rich rock stars. They want global peace, but think it can be accomplished through “dialogue” with the world’s worst dictators, despots, and thug regimes.

It's true: The Federal Government is filled with Vampires. They're the types who suck the lifeblood from successful individuals and entrepreneurs like Gerard! Good metaphor, My Chemical Romance.

Gerard would be in good company with conservatives, even if he doesn’t know it yet:

Make no apology
It’s Death or Victory
On my authority
Crash and burn
Young and loaded

Drop like a bulletshell
Dress like a sleeper cell
I’d rather go to hell
Then be in purgatory

Being an individual, standing up for what’s right and wrong, and making tough choices by accepting positions of authority very often results in death or victory. Good point, Gerard. But once again you’ve drawn a line in the sand and acknowledged that good and evil exist, that there are objective truths to be had, and that dying for what’s right is a just and honorable cause. Don’t run for office or start getting political at your concerts because your liberal base will desert you.

Regardless, thanks for the video.

I'm glad that My Chemical Romance, at least on an artistic level, understands that guns can be used for self defense. There's nothing worse than a successful actor or musician who believes I (as a law abiding citizen) shouldn't have a gun to defend myself in my own home or a dangerous neighborhood, but that their paid bodyguards can as they go on shopping sprees in Los Angles, New York, or Milan.