It’s Beyonce’s World. Stop It, I Want to Get Off.

“You just hate me because you ain’t me.”

Living in a celebrity-obsessed culture means you will be exposed to saturation coverage with around the clock updates of every move our best and brightest stars make and every breath they take.     Whether or not we are interested or care about the celebrity is not the point.   We are supposed to care.   We are supposed to crave fresh results to process, constant communication and breathless bulletins of what our stars are up to.   God isn’t dead.   He just needs a better publicist and a Twitter feed.

Which brings me to my point.   This is Beyonce’s World and could someone slow it down?  I’d like to get off.

I can’t be the only person in North America who is sick and tired of All Things Beyonce.

When I say “I don’t like Beyonce”  I’m not saying I don’t like her music.  She’s a perfectly capable vocalist.   When she doesn’t bleach her hair too blonde, she’s quite attractive.   She’s a reasonably good dancer, she has a rockin’ body, and even though Jay-Z isn’t much to look at, I give her a lot of respect for being married to a Black man.

But can a brother get a break from the Beyonce News Network?   Everything this woman does is not newsworthy.   Yes, I know that’s blasphemy.   Come get some if you don’t like it.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Go to Cuba.  Conservatives Lose Their Minds.    Sun rises the next day.  World keeps turning.

Beyonce releases diss track telling her haters to “Bow Down Bitches.”    You don’t say?

Beyonce sings at Obama’s inauguration and gets busted for lip synching.    Surprised?

Beyonce’s new song for The Great Gatsby is a duet with Andre3000 is an homage to Amy Winehouse.   It kind of sucks, but who cares?   It’s Beyonce!   Are you not entertained?

Beyonce reunites with Destiny’s Child at The Super Bowl and makes Kelly and Michelle sing one of her songs!

Beyonce named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world.   Because she’s a diva.  And that makes her influential.  So there!

Beyonce bans photographers from her tour.   Because they took photographs of her that were unflattering.  We only want flattering photos of Bey out there.

I’m not one of those old men who spending his 50’s dumping on  entertainment that was never designed with me in mind.   Justin Bieber, Scandal,  Lena Dunham,   Nikki Minaj, reality TV,  Mad Men, Game of ThronesLady Gaga and most of the good people who have won a Grammy,  Oscar, Golden Globe or People’s Choice Award for the last decade.   I am blissful in my ignorance of whatever the current hot hip happening thing is feeling pretty content about it, thank you very much.   This is a father who forgives them for their ways are not mine.

There have always been man-made media monsters stomping across the land and filling our empty lives with all the juicy details of theirs, but nothing like Beyonce.    Maybe Madonna at her peak or Lady Gaga when wearing dresses made of meat mattered more than the music she made, but even Madonna backed off as she aged out from Material Girl to Material Mommy.    Lady Gaga certainly seems to have retreated a bit from the glare of the spotlight allowing it to swing back to pitiful train wrecks like Lindsay Lohan and talentless freaks like the entire Kardashian Klown show.

Beyonce has a social conscience.  Beyonce does not seem to carry herself like Diana Ross ghetto royalty.  Beyonce has indisputable talent as a singer and dancer  (the less said about her attempts at acting the better unless you think she her cringe-inducing “performances in Obsessed and Austin Powers in Goldmember were Oscar-worthy).     Beyonce is gorgeous.   

I still don’t need Beyonce all up in my face ALL the time.    Even beauty can be boring as hell.

I think Bey deserves a vacation.  She deserves one.   She’s earned it.   She should take it.   She should take pity on the world and allow it to  focus on acts of terrorism,  wars, economic calamity, natural disasters,  political machinations, and other mundane stuff for a while.   Every fascinating detail of her fabulous life can go unshared and almost no one will care.    Well, except Bossip, Media Take-Out, Perez Hilton and a million other Internet web sites that feed on these tidbits of trivial b.s. like a newborn calf suckling on its mama’s teat, but who gives a crap about them?

Beyonce is the 8th Wonder of the World.    It will do us all good if  she would go away for a week or two or 26 and allow the world to wonder about her.

How do I do it? Lots of talent, make-up and Photoshop.

When did Stupid become the New Smart?

The plastic perfection of a Kim K. made her famous for being famous.

This country is a place where supposedly education and intelligence is praised and held up as things to be emulated and admired, but that’s really just lip service.  America is a profoundly stupid country and stupidity is celebrated, rewarded and put on a pedestal where the rubes hope they can get a glimpse of some brain-dead “celebrity” who went outside forgetting to put any underwear on.

Case in point:  When Jon “Don Draper” Hamm, of Mad Men fame called out the utterly dismal black hole of SUCK that is self-made media whore,  Kim Kardashian,  he struck a blow for common sense  in a country kidding itself that a big butt must mean big talent.

“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”

I defy anyone to tell me Kim Kardashian has any discernible talent.  Can she sing?  No.  As this video amply proves.  Can she dance? No  Prince kicked her dead ass off the stage during a concert because she moved like her feet were nailed to the floor.  Can she act?   No.  Even a notorious suck-up like Barbara Walters snarked, “You don’t have any talent.”

Which is undeniably not true.  The Kardashians are talented in whoring themselves out for entertainment of the easily amused  masses.  Set aside making sex tapes, banging Black jocks and generating an empire estimated to be worth $65 million, there isn’t a talented bone in the entire Kardashian Krew.

They’re stupid people and if not for Kimmy’s pillow biting playtime in front of the camera, all she would be known as if Paris Hilton’s equally plastic ex-gal pal.   However, the suckers who buy their books, clothing line and other crap are even stupider.

Which makes me wonder how many Karadashian fans live in Mississippi, a backward dead zone, where 52 percent of those polled believe President Obama is a Muslim.   Maybe Mississippians aren’t as hot and bothered over Kimmy K. as other outposts of imbecility since she does have a noted taste for the brothers and 29 percent of residents of the cradle of the Confederacy say interracial marriage should be illegal.

There are a handful of places in this country I have been where I would never return for neither love or money and Mississippi ranks in the top spot.  I hated everything about it when I was there.  It was unfriendly, depressing, creepy and most of all, dark.  Even in daylight, It seemed as if the sun was too embarrassed to shine there and I could not wait to leave .  The imbecility of the state is surpassed only by its rancid racism.  Mississippi is The State Time Forgot and the doltish beliefs of its right-wing residents is an embarrassment to the nation .

Appeals to stupidity might account for Rick “Obama is a snob for wanting everyone to go to college” Santorum winning the majority of support from his fellow Troglodytes of the Magnolia State.  Or it just proves stupid is as stupid does.  Santorum is just as aghast at an uppity Black Muslim in the White House as the good citizens of America’s poorest state are.

It’s a race to the bottom where the dumbest views must be equally weighed and considered as though they were coming from M.I.T. scholars instead of dopes too dumb to come out of the rain and accept the President of the United States is every bit as much as citizen and a Christian as they are even if he does have more melanin in his skin.  These people look at Barack Obama and see their worst nightmare come true:  the unholy spawn of an African and a White woman who is smarter than they are, more accomplished than they are, and has the audacity to look them in the eye as someone just as good as they are.

It used to be the news was a safe harbor from the yammering of the ignorant.  No longer.  Now the news isn’t about interviewing experts for their informed opinions.  It’s about “newsmakers” who haven’t succeeded, but failed miserably, holding forth as if they were wise men and women.   Nowhere are miserable failures celebrated and revered than Fox News where a loser and quitter like Sarah Palin can have her narrow ass kissed by a professional ass kisser like Sean Hannity to babble nonsense about subjects she knows nothing about.

The picture that launched a million boners for conservative men.

Sarah Palin: “Our President is one who is trying to divide our country,  He is not in this to unify America and to solidify our place as the exceptional nation in the world. He is trying to divide us based along lines of gender, of religion, of income, even of race. Look at his embracing of Derrick Bell, the radical college racist professor who he, you showed in a video last night, embraced literally and figuratively, asking others to open their hearts and minds to the radical agenda of a racist like Derrick Bell who believed that white men oppress blacks and minorities. And Barack Obama, evidently at least at the time, believed what Derrick Bell believed.”

You’d have to be stupid to believe Palin ever knew a thing about Derrick Bell before one dead man,  Andrew Breitbart, tried to futility slime another one from the grave.   Palin has no clue who Bell was, what he believed or what he stood for.  Stupidity is a no impediment for Palin.    Conservative White men think she’s hot even if she’s one point above being brain-dead..

I refuse to play along with the idiot game of entertaining the asinine assertions of know-nothings reveling in their appalling ignorance.   “What if” questions are boring and arguing hypothetical scenarios is a waste of time.    Kim Kardashian isn’t worth expending one more moment of thinking about her utter uselessness and neither is acknowledging unhinged and racist lunatics who buy into the Birther bull crap because they are intellectually incapable of imagining any scenario where they would have to regard a Black man as a figure of authority and respect.

Obama Derangement Syndrome is a sickness and Birthers are among the most terminally ill infected.  The entire belief the president is an alien subversive is no different from any other apocalyptic cult and those that believe are imperious to evidence or reason.  So why entertain their fantasies and feed their sickness?  The best way to handle these zombies is by starving them of the attention they feed off.

It's like coming home. If home is racist, fat and stupid.