We should always separate the art from the artist, we repeat this every time we discover some not-so-cool side of an artist we love or appreciate, and it should also be the case for politics. However, politics have become so extremely dividing that they seem to occupy all our thoughts, especially at one month from the so-called ‘most important election of the history of our country.’ It’s true that these are not usual circumstances, more than ever, we are going to vote according to our core values, and one side seems to represent the moral opposite of the other side. There’s no way I could tolerate a die-hard Trump supporter as a friend, we have nothing in common, from the repudiation of their separation between state and religion, to their deny of science, to the endless debate over abortion rights, to their romance with white supremacy and extreme hate groups. The other side is even currently stepping on the most fundamental principle of democracy by refusing to commit to peaceful transfer of power, in case of a defeat after the election. There is a long list, and it is obvious that our values are fundamentally different, going way beyond a simple political difference: This touches our deep core values and who we are.
And that’s why I have a hard time with artists who join the dark side, the Trump side, I just cannot comprehend.
I am sorry to report that Dennis Quaid, whom I have covered when he played at the Mint last year, just did this. Dennis Quaid is involved in a Trump ad blitz to ‘defeat despair’ on coronavirus. According to Politico, the health department has prepared a very expensive and unusual advertising campaign, described as the ‘Covid-19 immediate surge public advertising and awareness campaign.’ The $300 million effort – which is paid by taxpayer funds – will show interviews between administration officials and celebrities, to discuss aspects of the coronavirus outbreak and address the Trump administration’s response to the crisis. Demanded by Trump and conceived by Michael Caputo, the campaign looks like an attempt to praise Trump’s response to the crisis, just before the election.
It is obviously a campaign for re-energizing the American public and for Trump and his administration, it is a strategy for regaining prestige just before the election, after the deplorable way they have handled the pandemic. Politico is reporting that ‘Trump administration officials also have sought out celebrities who have said favorable things about the president or are anticipated to provide friendly conversations for administration officials,’ and since it was the case for Quaid, he was enrolled. Back in April, in an interview with the Daily Beast, the actor-turned-musician effectively declared that he was satisfied with Trump’s leadership: ‘And I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states—and all of the American people—what they need, and also trying to hold our economy together and be prepared for when this is all over. I don’t want to get into petty arguments about it.’ Can we presume he hasn’t changed his mind since he has accepted to participate in this masquerade?
So we can expect an interview of Dr. Fauci with Dennis Quaid for this campaign, while officials have also discussed the participation of another musician, country superstar Garth Brooks, whose daughter tested positive for coronavirus this summer. This was not confirmed yet.
Does Quaid realize he is participating in a pre-election taxpayer-funded propaganda to wash away Trump’s big failure? Does he really want to take part in a brainwashing campaign paid by money stolen from the CDC? I am against cancel culture, it is a ridiculous thing, but I can say that Quaid is an idiot for calling ‘a good job’ 200,000 deaths and possibly a projection of 300,000 deaths by the end of the year.
an anthem for the ages and a thrilling version
The Kid Laroi leaves Scooter Braun for Britney Spears management company
the tour is also billed as ‘world wide tour/2021-2024′
Drake remains in the penthouse for a third week.
if I can’t get the one I saw in 2014 I’ll take this
Japanese Breakfast play the Regent twice this week
Frat like ill-mannered louts and late comers Latin-American
Drake beating out Lil Nas X
her style had many moods and her instrumental palette was wide
organization plus good luck