It's monday. I am listening to Kanye West's song "Stronger." Great song. Respect the talent not necessarily the person. I may not agree with his famous blubbering, "George Bush doesn't like black people," but that is how he felt and the circumstances at the time did seem so. Just because the statement may have been "inappropriate" to some and can be said to be not "politically correct," I can respect that there is someone out there who is willing to speak his mind without fear of ridicule from peers and fans. Didn't the same thing happen to the Dixie Chicks?
People are so eager to jump to point the finger at the person who stands up against the norm and masses. We call them stupid, disrespectful, and probaby many other rude and not politically correct terms, while we are weak because we are following others rather than our own hearts.
We have Freedom of Speech in this country, but when people exercise their right against what is "acceptable" freedom of speech, we persecute. It's obvious that a melting pot country is going to have people with contradicting ideas, hopes, and dreams but doesn't it come down to a matter of respect? If there is no violance, why do so many people jump to say people can't say what's on their minds? Speak your mind. Share you heart. Don't be afraid of what your next door neighbor will say about your words. They are words. Although words can be a very powerful tool, words are only as powerful as you will let them be.
If you don't like what someone is saying. Ignore them. Pretty simple right?
Kanye West has a really good message if you really listen. Think beyond the obvious.