Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Alice Cooper seems to be a little weary of entertainers' political statements. Further, he makes the point I've been arguing for some time now:
“If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we’re morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal.”
Right on the money, Alice! Problem is, folks are so enamored of these celebrities, they blindly follow their lead. Why is Whoopi "Communisism-isn't-that-bad" Goldberg regarded as an expert in anything? Why in the hell would you want to hear Linda Ronstadt singing the praises of Michael Moore? (or singing anything else, for that matter)
I'll never forget seeing a documentary about Jon Bon Jovi several years back. In it, there were fans hanging around the gates of his home. When interviewed and asked what she'd say to him if he came out for a visit, one of the little ladies there said she would tell him "how much I love him." This is the mentality we're dealing with--delusional to the point of being in love with someone she's never met.
Always a good thing to remember that "fan" is short for "fanatic".