Saturday, September 03, 2005

My new hero.

Kanye West.

If you haven't seen his clip yet, please do it here.

With all the posturing and bullshit around Katrina...he went on a television fundraiser and showed his raw pain to the world. Not about the hurricane itself, but about the inequity of emergency response - shown more starkly against a backdrop of muddy water and bleacher seating.

Media said he "ripped into Bush," but listen to his voice...that's not ripping, people, he's holding back tears.

"I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they're looting. See a white family, it says they're looking for food."

And "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

Mike Myers was on stage with him, and every time I see the clip I say aloud: "Mike, HUG the man. God dammit, show some solidarity and support." Shit.

Also, if you haven't heard it yet listen to Jesus Walks. it rocks. You'll like it, mom, wait for it to load.