Friday, January 4, 2019
Silence Isn't Always Golden - My Thoughts on R. Kelly
The Bible says, the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Where there's evil, there's a trail of money that leads to the root. One of the most sought-after things evil purchases is SILENCE! #RKelly
I generally don't give too much commentary on pop culture unless it's comedic in nature. However, this current discussion about R. Kelly has truly given me pause. I'm disturbed at the continued support of him and dismissal of the pain of these women. I’ve never been a big R. Kelly fan, but I was done once he proclaimed himself the Pied Piper of R&B. How much more proof does one need?! I mean, the whole premise of that tale is a MAN who stole CHILDREN from their parents with his MUSIC. Not to mention his marriage to a 15-year-old and ANYBODY who saw that tape knows doggone well, that was a child. Let's not EVEN get started on his song titles and lyrics.
Whatever demon he's wrestling with is arrogant and vicious. I understand he was abused and yes, hurt people hurt people, but he's a grown man and he knows right from wrong. He has more than enough money to have gotten himself some help for the trauma he experienced. Instead of being a champion for victims, he chose to victimize. There are plenty of GROWN women out here willing to help him let his freak flag fly, but he chose to be a sadistic predator. In my opinion, he's an opportunistic sociopath. 🤷🏾
As black people in America, I get it. We are so used to being oppressed we defend black in all instances and that shouldn't always be the case. If black lives truly matter, then ALL black lives should matter even if the culprit is black. I've seen this on a couple of posts and I totally agree. The reason he is not in jail is because his victims are black. We know doggone well had they been white, he woulda been under the jail. Why? Because no matter how asinine, irrational or disgusting the situation, for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, white is right. Because... #ThisIsAmerica. The most disrespected, unprotected and neglected woman… well you know.
As far as these “fast” girls. Victim blaming is just so basic. There are serious psychological and spiritual components that play a part in this. At the end of the day, who was the adult in the room?! There are many people who played their role in this. So much complacency and turning a blind eye. However, NO ONE bears more blame than the perp himself! For those of you that wish to continue supporting him and his music... I guess... To those that can still listen to him and get your groove on knowing, your compartmentalization game is superb. You can’t tell me there isn’t plenty of music out there to assist you in your adult antics. If I'm sickened, I cannot imagine how triggered actual survivors of sexual trauma are by this. Those royalties of his will continue to supply resources for his continued sick behavior. I sincerely hope the women who choose to continue to support him or their daughters never have the horrific experience of sexual assault only to find that the world champions their predator. ✌🏾