Back in the 1980s, I was working in the Community Programming Department of the local Cable Provider when we received in the mail a 3/4″ tape (that was back in the days of analog format, kiddies) of a new cable channel which would be completely devoted to a new concept called “Music Videos”.
On the tape were three songs, “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins, “So Caught Up in You” by .38 Special, and “One Step Ahead” by an avant-garde group named Split Enz.
Of course, that channel was named MTV and their slogan was exactly right.
We never did look at music the same way again…and I had the black satin MTV Jacket to prove it.
Now, that was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away where entertainment, including listenable music and honest-to-goodness creativity mattered more than embracing Marxism and “radically changing” America.
FoxNews.com reports that
While presenting at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, Kevin Hart told the audience they were “allowed to kneel” seemingly referencing how NFL players have been kneeling out of protest during the national anthem.
“This game you’re allowed to kneel,” Hart said while presenting with fellow comedian Tiffany Haddish.
He continued: “You can do whatever you want there’s no old white men to stop you.”
Hart, 39, also said the award show was like “a typical day at the White House.”
“Beefs pop off, bad language, people run to the bathroom and send out crazy tweets,” Hart said. “It’s basically like a typical day at the White House. In your face Trump, suck it.”
Earlier this month, NFL players continued to protest during the national anthem on August 9 as the league began the first full week of its 2018 preseason.
Some players held their fists in the air, while others decided to kneel, despite the controversy surrounding the action.
Hart’s outburst was one of several political moments during the Monday night award show.
Rapper Logic donned a shirt that read “F— the wall” while singing his song “One Day” with Ryan Tedder. The 28-year-old singer was joined on stage by immigrant leaders, parents and children, all wearing t-shirts that said “we are all human beings,” in protest of the Trump administration’s family separation and detention policy.
Logic performs “One Day” onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP)
During the performance, it showed families being separated on stage by a human-made wall. When the wall fell towards the end of the performance, the children and their parents reunited.
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, which was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, also featured a performance by Jennifer Lopez who took home the Michael Jackson Vanguard award. The star was joined by her 10-year-old twins Max and Emme, along with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez for her big moment.
MTV changed from being a music channel to a vehicle for Liberal Propaganda several decades ago.
Now, there are a couple of generations of Americans who seemingly have no idea what the original purpose of MTV was., and that it actually delivered entertainment and not indoctrination.
Just like every other Awards Show, the Video Music Awards are nothing but a bunch of Liberals congratulating each other for playing their fans for suckers while attacking President Trump and the values which the overwhelming majority of Americans who live between the coasts share.
You want to know the biggest disappointment of this year’s VMAs?
I thought that he had more sense than that after he came out saying a few weeks ago that he does not get political in his stand-up performances because he does not want to alienate half of his audience.
Well…so much for that noble sentiment.
At this point MTV should just go ahead and change the title of the ceremony from the “Video Music Awards” to The MTV Democratic Propaganda Awards for the Young, Clueless, and Ungrateful.
A little honesty from those self-appointed political pundits would be quite refreshing.
I guess that I’ll just have to be content with listening to the Music Choice 70s and 80s Channels on my cable system at home.
I miss the good old days.
I want MY MTV…back.
Until He Comes,