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Hello everyone! Before I get too far into this, let me just say to you all; HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s hoping your 2018 will be a great one! Personally, I have every intention on making 2018 my year and you should too! So without further ado…
Before I Get Fully Into It, Congratulations Oprah!
Last night, 1/7/2018 to be exact, the Golden Globes were held. Oprah Winfrey, became the first Black female to win the Cecile B. DeMille Award. For those, like me, that don’t know what this award is, it is bestowed to someone by the industry for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”. Now this is a huge deal, completely. Oprah is probably the most popular woman in the history of ever when it comes to entertainment. Everyone knows her and has heard of her show. You’re more likely to know someone that has seen her role of Sophie in 1985’s The Color Purple than not.
Oprah is a media icon and is among the most powerful people in entertainment, if not the world. Her show could have run for forever and a day if she wanted it to. I mean seriously, Dr. Phil needs to get down on his hands and knees and kiss Oprah’s ass so deep that only the back of his head sees the light of day. If it wasn’t for her, he would not be a television personality. That’s not being rude, that’s just straight up fact. Hell, in my non-political-expert-opinion, Barack Obama wouldn’t have been elected President of the United States twice.
How Bad Ass is Oprah? Even Her “Scandals” Mean She’s A Bad Ass!
It is amazing, as a black man, to see a black woman being among the most powerful non-political figures in the entire world. Am I a big Oprah fan? Not really. I’ve only watched her show once, I don’t read her magazine, and I do not watch her network. Personally though, I’m insanely proud of her success. Oprah became big in the 1980s, which wasn’t easy since she wasn’t Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, or Michael Jackson. Hell she was black woman in the 1980s, and despite what C. Thomas Howell would have you believe in Soul Man, American didn’t really love black people back then. Shit it doesn’t even really love black people NOW!
Oprah, being a woman, in a time when misogyny ran even more rampant than it does now, still became a bad ass! She built her empire with dignity, and self-respect, without ever compromising herself. I seriously do not even think she’s had a scandal to her name! The biggest scandal that she’s ever had is that Steadman is her man-candy that can’t even take a dump without her command, and that she may be in a relationship with her friend Gale. Oh, wait, and they used to make fun of her weight. Yeah, things that no one really gives a damn about. None of those things mattered anything to anyone because she was great at what she did and she was beloved!
Oprah Winfrey for President in 2020? Really?
Now, granted, I didn’t watch the Golden Globes. I could give a few craps less about what awards people win. Personally I do not feel that awards really mean much when it comes to talent. Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t need awards for me to love his movies. Neither does Denzel Washington. Yes, those are two of my favorite actors of all time. So anyway, while I’m listening to the radio this morning (shout out to 102.5 WDVE in Pittsburgh) I hear the folks from the Morning Show talking about Oprah possibly running for President of the United States. As soon as I heard that, I was like “YES! I FINALLY HAVE A BLOG TOPIC!”
So I go online to make sure that I didn’t just hear Randy from the Morning Show just being funny. Then, I find a news article that says Oprah is ‘actively thinking’ about running for President. Yeah, Randy wasn’t pulling my leg this morning. Seriously, I thought about the prospect of Oprah running for President. The more I thought about it, the more I became entertained by the idea.
Would I be down with Oprah Winfrey being the President of these United States of America in 2020? Absolutely!
Oprah Winfrey Could Easily Win
No one can say ‘Oh she doesn’t have political experience to run for president!’ yeah. Okay. Try using that and I’m sure half of the country will probably kick your genitals to the moon with a steel toed boot. I am not going to use this forum to completely bash our Yam-In-Chief. Really and truly, I am not. Well…maybe a little. But if this guy who has more bankruptcies on his record than I have pounds, that had zero political experience, and talked about “grabbing her by the pussy” can get elected President? Hell Oprah should be a damn shoe in!
Oprah has tremendous business sense, her scandal level is practically nil! I mean hell, her personal life used to be teased on In Living Color, that’s about it! And, how many straight women would like to have the idea of practically owning their man and keeping him in check like Oprah does with Steadman? Seriously? Hell, I wish my girlfriend kept me in line like Oprah does Steadman! That’s awesome as hell. So if we are going by business experience, lack of scandal, there you go!
This Country Needs to be Run by a Strong Woman
As one of the most powerful women in entertainment, she’s built her empire so you know she knows how to lead. She’s a woman! She knows what she needs to do to run things. Not to sound sexist, but let’s be honest; women know how to get things done. Most all of the women that I know are strong as hell. My publisher is a strong woman. One of my closest friends in the writing world is a woman that runs her own business with her husband. I was raised by a single mother who had a monster of a right hook. My girlfriend is a strong-as-hell single mother that gets things done in life. One of my closest friends is a bad ass little Italian woman that is still, to this day, the only person to drop me with a single punch in the face.
Hilary Clinton Was Not And Will Never Be The Answer
With that being said, I’m all about strong women. Plus, I would much rather Oprah be the first woman president than Hilary Clinton. Sorry, but Hilary Clinton makes me sick to the deepest depths of my being. While her ‘super predator’ comment back in the 90s didn’t specifically name people of race, I took it to mean as such because when you discuss inner city, or urban, it became synonymous with black. Why? Don’t know, but it did. But I digress…
Oprah has a track record of being a philanthropist, a leader, and someone that is to be respected. I’m sorry (but not sorry), we have become the laughing stock of the world with Donald Trump as President of these United States in many ways. People hate Donald Trump all over the place, and I think that Oprah being Madam President would establish so much respect that this country has lost. There are other countries that have female leaders, what’s America waiting for?
A Woman President Would Finally End The Pay Discrepancy…I Hope.
A woman being in charge of the free world? Good luck misogynist employers paying women less than what men make! You would have zero excuses on why women get paid jack shit compared to men, and maybe just maybe, we could finally have race and sex on an even playing field as it should be. Sex and race should not be a problem in 2018, but it still is. If Oprah were to run for president, and win, maybe America will finally enter into the 21st century. Or maybe, when she’s done, a racist white woman will be elected and will undo everything Oprah has done in spite. You know, continue the cycle. But I hope not.
Oprah vs. Trump…Its Just Not Fair
I’m sorry, there’s no way in hell Donald Trump could defeat Oprah Winfrey if she ran for president. Hell, if Bernie Sanders hadn’t received the shaft from the DNC and run against him there’s no way he would have won either. There is no way on God’s green Earth that Donald Trump would stand a chance against Oprah Winfrey in a straight up Presidential race. He’s probably the most hated political figure in history, does he make Hoover look like your kindly cross-dressing uncle? Sadly, I wasn’t alive when Hoover was around, but he did call for inner city neighborhoods with Black Panther presence to be flooded with heroin. So…maybe neck-and-neck?
This morning I was trolling Facebook and I see an interesting video with Kansas State Representative Steve Alford. Apparently, marijuana shouldn’t be legalized because black people’s character make up and genetics are bad. Seriously? Then he tried to back peddle in this video by saying “they” made it about race. Information provided by the video states that Alford was referring to policies by pot prohibitionist Harry Anslinger who said that marijuana makes “darkies think they’re as good as white men”. For a man that says he isn’t a racist, why would he even remotely repeat any of this man’s statements?
Representative Alford, I’m grateful that I do not live in Kansas. I am grateful that I never had you on the ballot to vote for. You sir are trash. My character make up and my genetics are impeccable. They’re as good as your’s, and anyone else’s. Your character, however, is absolute garbage. You are a disgrace to the office you old, to this country, and to humanity. Yes, you are an insult to every human being that lives on this planet. Here is the link to the video of Alford and here is the link to the New York Times article.
That’s All For Now…
Thank you to everyone that reads my ramblings and listens to me. I hope that you are entertained and informed. My next blog…eh I don’t know yet. I’ll figure it out between now and in 6 days.