Asshole Ethics And Jay-Z’s Concert For Hillary: There’s An Ethics Dunce In Here Somewhere… Many, In Fact

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Hillary Clinton participated in a star packed concert yesterday with a concert featuring Jay Z, Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper and Big Sean, all to inject enthusiasm for her shaky campaign t among African-Americans and younger voters, because anyone else would rip their ears off and feed them to a shredder rather than listen to this stuff.

“I want my daughter to grow up seeing a women lead our country and knowing that her possibilities are limitless,” said Beyoncé. “And that’s why I am with her.”

Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z have also spent the past year lucratively linking their art and promotion to Black Lives Matter and demonizing police as racist killers. Is Hillary Clinton with them?

Hubby Jay-Z, meanwhile, observed trenchantly,

“If you feelin’ like a pimp nigger, go and brush your shoulders off…Ladies is pimps too, go and brush your shoulders off! N—– is crazy baby, don’t forget that boy told you. Get that dirt off your shoulders.”

Admittedly, this is somewhat better than the many times in the past when Jay-Z, who also rapped “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” last night and was introduced as “the motherfuckinggreatest!”—wait, is fucking mothers among the behaviors that Beyoncé endorses in the feminist Nirvana to come?—“sang”..

“You ain’t no better because you don’t be fucking rappers; You only fuck with actors / You’re still getting fucked backwards”

Admittedly, the Hillary enthusiast didn’t perform this immortal hit last night, but that’s still Jay-Z, the feminism champion Hillary allied herself with in order to get the votes of his fans.

Funny, though: none of the news media that wrote about the concert mentioned any of the language, or referred to the attitudes reflected in Hillary’s celebrity supporters’ art. Here’s the New York Times report this morning for example. (The CNN report is linked above.)  The Times represented the concert to its readers to be as civil as a scholarly conference on the literary criticism of Joyce and Proust, with nary a fuck, motherfucking, or nigger within earshot. How peculiar! A sample of the Times’ reportage:

“Hello, Cleveland!” Mrs. Clinton said as she stood onstage with Beyoncé and Jay Z.

Mrs. Clinton called Beyoncé “a woman who is an inspiration to so many others” and thanked Jay Z “for addressing in his music some of our biggest challenges in the country: poverty, racism, the urgent need for criminal justice reform.”

…the need for blacks to fear and hate police, the systemic racism of white society, getting fucked backwardswhat’s that? Hillary didn’t mention these? Must have been a teleprompter malfunction.

What’s the matter with me? Why would I expect the Times, or CNN, to report aspects of the concert that expose the hypocrisy, the cynicism, the desperation and the lack of integrity of a candidate for the highest office in the land? After all, those news organizations want Clinton to prevail, so hiding her unattractive features and revolting conduct from voters is natural and right, assuming the journalists choose to defy the ethical duties of their profession, which clearly they have.

The only news source so rude and biased as to report what certainly looks like utter hypocrisy, pandering and a double standard by Hillary last night is the  Investors Business Daily, a conservative website, so it must be making it all up, of course.

So who, other than Hillary, of course, were the Ethics Dunces last night?

Jay-Z is an Ethics Dunce not to hold his obscene mouth in check and cool it with the fucks and niggas, so a Presidential candidate, even one used to disgracing herself with hypocrisy, didn’t have to do it again.

The Democrats are Ethics Dunces—not that they care–to put Mrs. Clinton on stage with misogynist, race-bating, uncivil rappers while her campaign is running a TV ad questioning Donald Trump’s ability to be a good role model for kids, because he is so uncivil and disrespectful of women. Donald Trump’s a poor role model, but Hillary endorses the speech and demeanor of men who say fuck and nigga in public, and who make millions singing,

“You ain’t no better because you don’t be fucking rappers; You only fuck with actors / You’re still getting fucked backwards!”

That is, she endorses them as long as they can do something for her.

The mainstream news media is an institutional Ethics Dunce, because it sees no reason to let the public know and understand who they are voting for. I continued to be horrified that alleged liberals accept this democracy-rotting conduct from journalists. It is indefensible; they could stop it; yet they just smile and look the other way.

They are ideological Ethics Dunces.

I have written, and correctly, that President Donald Trump would turn the U.S. into a nation of assholes. Hillary Clinton, who was happy to have her corrupted followers condemn Donald Trump for using ugly words and imagery in a private conversation no less misogynist and far less violent than the words repeatedly used in huge arenas by her patron last night, doesn’t care if the young evolve into assholes, as long as they give her power first.

This episode enlightened me concerning one aspect of ethics where Donald Trump is superior to Hillary Clinton. It is the realm of what I call Asshole Ethics. Donald Trump is an asshole, acts like an asshole, talks like an asshole, and has never pretended to be anything else.

In that narrow and hardly ennobling sense, he has integrity. Hillary Clinton does not.

 

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25 responses to “Asshole Ethics And Jay-Z’s Concert For Hillary: There’s An Ethics Dunce In Here Somewhere… Many, In Fact

  1. Glenn Logan

    You know you’re well and truly “fucked backwards” when these two are the top choices to lead your country.

    For the record, this may be the first ever deliberate typing of the word “fuck” or its derivatives I have written online. But given the article, somehow it seems … necessary.

    What a world. I’m being corrupted already, and I suppose it can only get worse.

  2. Neil A. Dorr

    Jack,

    I may be wrong (as I often am), but I don’t believe “nirvana” requires capitalization unless you’re referring to the pop act.

    Either way, I sincerely hope you’re well.

    • Other Bill

      Is this a great website or what? I’d always assumed “Nirvana” was the equivalent of “heaven.” A place. It’s a state of mind. All pain is extinguished, blown out, like a candle. Tremendous.

      Thanks Neil.

  3. Other Bill

    Hooray. Great post.

    Take it away deery.

  4. deery

    “I don’t like Black Lives Matter. I don’t like people who support Black Lives Matter. Democrats are already on record supporting Black Lives Matter. But this is extra unethical because…stuff….that’s why”

    “Saying ‘getting fucked backwards’ is misogynist…because…? People are cursing! Somehow, people don’t understand that Jay Z has cursed, and used the N-word! It is the exact same as Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women in real life, and advising others to do the same” *Gasp*

    Yes. Boring. Time to step back out until after the election is over, to see if the CDS has gone down any.

    • Other Bill

      Isn’t your first paragraph simply an ad hominem attack?

      Isn’t Jay Z’s line misogynist because it reduces women to sexual objects who have no brains and are just on earth to satisfy men sexually?

      What does “CDS” mean? So far I’ve found “credit default swap,” “cranial dick slap” and “controlled dangerous substance.”

      • deery

        Isn’t your first paragraph simply an ad hominem attack?

        Probably. But since it was all mostly subjective, “I don’t like this”, there really wouldn’t be much substance to any rebuttal.

        Isn’t Jay Z’s line misogynist because it reduces women to sexual objects who have no brains and are just on earth to satisfy men sexually?

        Not really. It seems to talk about some woman who thinks she is “better than” because she doesn’t “fuck with” rappers, she seems to think actors are on a higher plane than rappers. He notes that either way, she is still getting fucked ( a play on words, in both the literal and figurative sense), so what difference does it make. Without more context, I don’t see the terrible misogyny, anymore than when someone shouts “Fuck me!” when they drop something on their foot.

        What does “CDS” mean? So far I’ve found “credit default swap,” “cranial dick slap” and “controlled dangerous substance.”

        Clinton Derangement Syndrome

        • Other Bill

          A line like that doesn’t create a hostile environment for women? A Jay Z concert isn’t a hostile environment for everyone other than his niggas?

          So you’re saying Jack has lost his mind from unfairly attacking HRC? Or are you saying HRC is so terrible she’s driven rational, decent people crazy?

          • deery

            A line like that doesn’t create a hostile environment for women? A Jay Z concert isn’t a hostile environment for everyone other than his niggas?

            I would not recommend playing Jay Z in a standard professional work environment, for many reasons. Stick to instrumentals if music must be played. They make remixed instrumental versions of many rap songs now, many actually quite pleasant to listen to (I’m old).

            I think that you normally have to pay astronomical prices to attend a Jay Z concert. He doesn’t show up at your workplace to put on a show. You would not have a claim of hostile environment for something you willingly subjected yourself to.

            So you’re saying Jack has lost his mind from unfairly attacking HRC? Or are you saying HRC is so terrible she’s driven rational, decent people crazy?

            Either or both. It all ends in CDS either way.

            • Other Bill

              Don’t hide behind legalities on the hostile environment comment. Sparty wants the entire world to be co-terminus with the metaphorical “locker room” for speech purposes. Why shouldn’t a Jay Z concert be part of the better world/cleaned up locker room? And please don’t say because it’s art.

              Oh come on. Pick one.Did you mean to insult Jack or didn’t you?

              • deery

                Don’t hide behind legalities on the hostile environment comment. Sparty wants the entire world to be co-terminus with the metaphorical “locker room” for speech purposes. Why shouldn’t a Jay Z concert be part of the better world/cleaned up locker room? And please don’t say because it’s art.

                ???

                Jay Z, even with all of his many, many past problems, does not advocate sexual assaulting women, nor does he have 20+ women lined up to talk about how he sexually assaulted them. Sexual assault, and the advocacy of that is not “locker room talk”, no matter how much frantic handwaving is involved in trying to make it so.

                If you attend a Jay Z concert, you have shelled out a large amount of money for the privilege. It isn’t a hostile work environment, because you consented. No more than it is a hostile work environment for you to go a strip club of your own free will in your free time. Don’t like it? Then don’t go. Fairly simple.

                Oh come on. Pick one.Did you mean to insult Jack or didn’t you?

                Not an insult. An observation.

                • CDS is a rationalization and a dishonest characterization used to marginalize the fact-based critics that Clinton’s corrupted minions and enablers wish would disappear. This is a particularly obvious example by deery. The hypocrisy is clear and unequovical, but deery doesn’t have the integrity to admit, “Yeah, that’s bad,” like an objective adult with integrity.

                  He is the reason I still might vote for Trump. Followers like this remind me of Hitler and Lenin. They have turned off their values and ability to accept new data. I don’t want someone with acolytes like this in power.

                  I just learned that Prof. Althouse, who is a moderate liberal but works hard at being open minded, wrote a post raising the same issues I did, around the same time….because, you know, they are valid. Maybe she’s deranged too.

                  • deery

                    Yes, both of you seem to be crying over someone saying “fuck.” Which…ok. You certainly have the right not to like profanity. You strain to equate the word “fuck” with Trump advocating and boasting sexually assaulting women, which Althouse doesn’t do. She’s more, “But what about the children?” Which *shrug* I don’t recommend children attend a Jay Z concert, agreed.

                    You also take it a step further than Althouse, saying that Jay Z’s lyrics are misogynist, and then quoting something which was not particularly misogynist, but just profane.

                    Then you go on to rail against Clinton for allowing Jay Z and Beyoncé to support her, when they are “notorious” BLM supporters. Which makes no sense, because the Democratic Party itself supports BLM in its platform.

                    I think you showed unmistakable signs of CDS when you alleged in a previous post that Clinton was a lesbian, despite any verifiable evidence supporting that. After that, it’s turtles, all the way down.

                    • Other Bill

                      mi·sog·y·ny
                      məˈsäjənē/Submit
                      noun
                      dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.

                      None of those lines show contempt for women? The article I found them in said the lines were fantastic because the bring up the subject of misogyny. I assume your are being purposefully obtuse by saying the lines are simply profane. I assume you mean Jay Z is just being irreverent. I just don’t think that’s accurate and I doubt you do either. Maybe you’re being tongue in cheek.

                    • I based what I said about Hillary (I didn’t say she was a lesbian, because I personally have no knowledge of that), but what I know to be true for a fact: an individual of impeccable credentials, whom I have never known to lie, who worked closely with both Clintons in Arkansas and followed them to DC, where he has a political post within the Clinton Administration, told me that Hillary’s sexual orientation was well known in her inner circle, and was a fact. Now, I’m not trying to amke a case in the media or in court. It is not deranged to believe someone you trust who has no reason to deceive. Such evidence is far more reliable than media reports or anything other than first hand observation. It is not deranged to believe someone you respect and trust when they are relating what they know first hand.

                      I dare you to find “notorious” in my post. Though any BLM supporter should be notorious, as it is a racist and dishonest organization provoking violence against whites and police. The left went ballistic about language, which was all the Trump-Bush confab was: language. Using the term motherfucker and rapping songs about fucking women from behind is misogynist, treating women, as Trump does, as simple sex objects.

                      Althouse, as I did, pointed out the hypocrisy of running an add about role models and then sucking up to a foul-mouthed rapper.

                      You are desperation rationalizing and spin personified on this, deery. Oh, kids don’t go to Jay-Z concerts, so for Hillary to honor the foul-mouthed, race-baiting and women-denigrating rap star is OK! I’m pretty sure kids also don’t go to Trump rallies, or watch YouTubes of old billionaires boasting about their sex fantasies. The spin is so lame,so desperate. So dishonest

                      Don’t you get tired of constantly having to spin away Clinton’s cynicism, dishonesty, hypocrisy, corruption and reality? Doesn’t it make you feel scrimy and dirty? It should.

                    • deery

                      None of those lines show contempt for women?

                      Well, please explain how talking about someone having sex from behind is inherently misogynist? Millions of people do it everyday, voluntarily, and presumably enjoy it, so how is talking about it misogynistic? It is profane, a taboo subject, but not misogynistic.

                      The article I found them in said the lines were fantastic because the bring up the subject of misogyny. I assume your are being purposefully obtuse by saying the lines are simply profane. I assume you mean Jay Z is just being irreverent. I just don’t think that’s accurate and I doubt you do either. Maybe you’re being tongue in cheek.

                      I am not being tongue in cheek. Talk to me like I’m stupid (hold back your laughter) I read your article, and wasn’t particularly impressed, as I’ve stated before. Maybe about half were misogynistic, the rest mostly profane. Using curse words isn’t misogynistic. Talking about sex, wanting sex, having sex, isn’t misogynistic. Just transgressive. And most of those examples were super old, 20+ years. A lifetime ago in the rap world. I doubt anyone would say anything if Hillary had a Rolling Stones concert, even though they had some pretty misogynistic lyrics back in their day. But I guess it is ok when white people do it in their music.

                    • What ludicrous distortions of reality WON’T you argue to try to defend Hillary, deery? That’s the fascinating question.

                    • deery

                      What ludicrous distortions of reality WON’T you argue to try to defend Hillary, deery? That’s the fascinating question.

                      Nice strawman. I’m not a huge Hillary supporter. I did vote for her, because, well Trump I don’t know the collective insanity that has overtaken 40% of the voting population, but I do know that is not the man I want making any decisions about who to send to war, why we go to war, appointing Supreme Court Justices, and any other decision which might affect my day to day life.

                      Hillary definitely has her downsides, for sure. She has terrible political instincts, can be insincere, has horrible crowd people skills (I hear she is better one-on-one), can lie through her teeth, is nakedly ambitious without the requisite charisma to back it up…but is still miles and miles away better than Trump. No question. In a binary system, that’s all there is too it.

                      But this original post is less about Hillary, and more attacking people who are Hillary supporters. Which actually, is fine in general, I believe. It is just this particular post isn’t very substantive and is more innuendo and emotions than anything solid.

                • Other Bill

                  In speaking of Jay Z, did I mention Trump? How’s that relevant?

  5. fattymoon

    “He is the reason I still might vote for Trump.”

    I’m not voting, but if I did, I’d vote for Trump. Just cause.

  6. Isaac

    Jay-Z is the classic career criminal/misogynist/sleaze who suddenly started making so much money that his handlers are now working to make him “legitimate” so that he can get into the bigger business of being a public figure.

    “Oh, all that’s in his past.” Sure it is, before he had to BS everything that comes out of his mouth like any other walking, talking brand. Do these excuse-makers believe that Donald Trump’s misogyny is “all in his past” too? Or is it only someone who stumps for Hillary who has the ability to turn them into dupes?

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