“Authentic Frontier Gibberish” Of The Year: Stevie Wonder

“This thing I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all these things that are happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe that what we do affects the world. what we eat affects the world. and affects us.And I just hope that people will grow up and grow out of the foolishness and know that we all by how we think how we do how we treat others we will never unlock the key until we truly let go the hatred the bigotry the evilness the selfishness when we do that then we can unlock some of those things that keep us in this place.”

—Pop legend Stevie Wonder, explaining why Aretha Franklin died, or something, on “CBS This Morning”

Why is this unethical? It’s irresponsible for celebrities with the education of prunes and the critical thinking facility of  baby ocelots to make their fans and anyone else afflicted with the delusion that being famous equates  to being wise dumber than they already are. Shut up and sing, Stevie. Aretha died of pancreatic cancer, and if you can prove that this deadly disease is linked to global warming, let’s see your research data.

It is also unethical for any TV news host who listens to a guest utter incoherent nonsense like this not to respond, “What the hell are you babbling about?” or words to that effect. Opinions are fine, and, withing limits, can be endured without rebuttal. Non-factual crap, like global warming causing cancer—actually, Stevie literally said that people not believing in global warming causes cancer, like not believing in fairies kills Tinkerbell.—has to be fixed, on the air, immediately. If you have dolts like Wonder on camera, you better be prepared to clean up the messes they leave.

Sad to say, Gabby Johnson made more sense than Stevie Wonder.

13 thoughts on ““Authentic Frontier Gibberish” Of The Year: Stevie Wonder

  1. Yes and no. On the yes, I agree. Just need to explain the no.

    I don’t know, but I expect he was asked to speak because he was a “colleague” or friend of hers. I suspect he was not there under the pretense that fame equals wisdom. He was there because he knew her. He was there to be himself and express what he thinks and feels in the wake of her death.

    It is just too bad that he revealed his own incoherence.

    -Jut

  2. Could we have someone composing a counter hit that believing in Tinkerbell doesn’t prevent the girl from leaving you? Detach ‘believing’ in something from unrelated topics. (I will admit my muse is interested in this weird juxtaposition but isn’t a songwriter) Global warming is true only if it can prove it is true, belief is irrelevant if there is enough proof. I guess Santa does live at the north pole, hundreds of millions of kids can’t be wrong…

  3. Last September Mr. Wonder said people who didn’t believe in global warming we’re either “blind or ignorant.” This is just his schtick right now. What I can’t figure out is just what exactly is supposed to be “unlocked” as he mentioned twice. Since he’s a UN Messenger of Peace, I’m sure their various environmental agendas are proceeding as planned.

  4. Stevie Wonder says:And I just hope that people will grow up and grow out of the foolishness and know that we all by how we think how we do how we treat others we will never unlock the key until we truly let go the hatred the bigotry the evilness the selfishness when we do that then we can unlock some of those things that keep us in this place.

    From a lyric I found on-line:

    “Good morn or evening friends
    Here’s your friendly announcer
    I have serious news to pass on to everybody
    What I’m about to say
    Could mean the world’s disaster
    Could change your joy and laughter
    To tears and pain
    It’s that

    Chorus:
    “Love’s in need of love today
    Don’t delay
    Send yours in right away
    Hate’s goin’ round
    Breaking many hearts
    Stop it please
    Before it’s gone too far

    “The force of evil plans
    To make you its possession
    And it will if we let it
    Destroy everybody
    We all must take
    Precautionary measures
    If love and peace you treasure
    Then you’ll hear me when I say oh that.”

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Extradimensional Cephalopod wrote: When you say things you don’t understand, people suffer.

    One of the hardest barriers to overcome, in my own case, is the power of the messages that come through many of the 1960s songs that I have listened to as part of a loose study of the 60s. It is still my on-going research. I watched recently Easy Rider and Slacker and I have say that I could not believe what I was seeing. Easy Rider, they say, changed the entire culture. The first seems a horrifying prelude to the other. I cannot figure it out. The *Revolution* that was to improve the world and make everything better … has led to the undermining of that possibility. How is this possible? Someone must have mercy and provide me instruction.

    Is it because it is born out of ’emotionalism’? and not ‘structured reason’? Is it that some part of the ideas are sound (and Christian), but that it all gets polluted by the intrusion of other motives?

    [ https://youtu.be/3-9l7K7LftQ?t=39 ]

  5. Sing it, Stevie:

    I couldn’t find a video of Little Stevie Wonder singing this about five or so years earlier. I remember coming home and popping on the TV and seeing Little Stevie Wonder bopping around singing this song. He was a revelation. It was as if he’d come from another planet. He’s certainly on one now. I guess that’s what unlimited cash and paid staff does over the course of a few decades. At least he’s not dead, as are Prince and Michael Jackson, his artistic heirs.

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