So last night at CPAC, Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch performed a rap song called "Mr. America". It's a catchy, spoofy little number and could be tossed into a dance mix with most people being none the wiser. But there is a section towards the end that, I think, has justifiably attracted some ire and that is the focus of this post.
At the 2:49 mark of this music video (the performance video at CPAC plays the same track), the music stops and Crowder unfunnily defends an intentional near-homophone of the n-word. The relevant stupidity begins around the 2:45 mark:
Yes, 'knickers'. Dumb dumb dumb dumb DUMB! If there was no break in the music, and therefore no spotlight on 'knickers' whatsoever (except the leg-point), any lies by the agenda-driven media (Gawker) would be laughable. But after Crowder utters 'knickers', the music does break, and Crowder protests to the black producer that he can, in fact, say 'knickers'. This is not a dog whistle, this is a bull horn. Notice the music didn't stop at 0:27 to clarify that 'principles' is not in fact 'principals'. 'I can say knickers' belies Crowder's intentions and is what earns him his place as Dumb in my metaphor. And immature and reckless in addition.
Now for the reliably Dumber.
Crowder has just laid an obnoxious gift at the feet of whichever leftist coyote wants to pick him over. Instead, the ethical luminaries at Gawker decided to lie flatly and claim Crowder said 'ni**er' with the headline, Awful White Rappers Drop The N Word at CPAC, Receive Applause. Big Journalism has rightfully called for a retraction, and when Gawker does (because they surely must?), Crowder will be granted more victim status than he certainly deserves. And from Gawker's point of view, with Crowder willingly serving red meat on a silver platter, it does not get any DUMBER.
Evil destroys even itself - Aristotle
UPDATE: Edited for multiple 'Chowders'
In reply to comments I've been getting:
I say all of this as a fan of Crowder's videos and interviews when he legitimately engages and informs his subjects with the principles of freedom. Let's just imagine for a moment that Crowder is in the same league as Chappell and South Park. His work is political and he is trying to defeat a traitorous president in the most important election of our lifetimes. The future of freedom is literally in the balance. For better or worse, Crowder is an ambassador of the Tea Party and/or the conservative movement. That traitorous president is black. And you want Crowder's talent pissed away on what is essentially ni**er jokes? Last time I checked, Chappell and South Park don't explicitly endorse a political ideology. When they piss people off, THEY piss people off. A conservative conference is not collateral in painfully unfunny sensitivity-baiting as you might put it. Do you REALLY think the leftwing, scumbag media is going to learn a lesson if WE start acting like scumbags? No, sorry. And my beef isn't even really with 'knickers' so much as 'I can say knickers'. That is skull-cracking stupidity, in my opinion. If you really must race-bait, try subtlety. If you really must dog whistle, don't show people your fucking dog whistle.