You guys are in a crisis.
I'm on my way.
I'm on my way.
Listen, I'm as disappointed as anyone that LG6 didn't end up being called Eat The Rich but, given what we can safely assume about Gaga's political leanings, I'm in the unenviable position of simply having to be grateful for every day that passes without her inevitable endorsement of Joe Biden (welp). With that in mind, I'm not going to hold my breath for her to suddenly attempt to actively dismantle the capitalist establishment, especially when said establishment won't even let a progressive get to the convention if they can help it. It's not about what I would choose for her to do in ideal scenario, it's what I expect of her in a realistic one.As I alluded to later, I'd rather her throw her clout and coin behind nationalized health care, striking Amazon workers, and nurse unions. That's a perfectly valid desire and simultaneously aligns with her supposed mission. I have to ask you and others to explain why she would choose to do this instead?
I'm glad Gaga decided to do this. It is a generous act of charity that is going to a good cause. She did that! Yes, queen.
I still also believe 90% of her wealth and the wealth of everyone on that lineup and every CEO of every company involved should be expropriated by a global government agency and redistributed.
But... something in me finds it off-putting that you couldn't just volunteer and show up in your housekeeping scrubs. You had to have the post and show people you were doing it. Gaga couldn't just put a system in place that takes money from the rich and puts it in the WHO's pocket, she wants her selfie. And that's fine. But there will always be people that are rubbed the wrong way by it, and those people are allowed to feel that way.
But there will always be people that are rubbed the wrong way by it, and those people are allowed to feel that way. And likewise there will always be people who are like "but it raises awareness, it gets more money/help..." and that is true too! I really don't think there is any right or wrong in this "argument". I really don't. The whole issue seems to stem from the "pro-charity" side having to be right and not being able to accept that charity can provoke criticism. It doesn't matter if your checklist is seemingly full of ticks and you're left asking "what is wrong? Why can't you see that this is good?". I do feel some type of way about it and I won't be shamed for that.
I never said there was an issue. I never said the money raised is a bad thing. I said that this (TV event) wasn't for me and that's okay—the likes of which has been met with the general tone of this thread complaining that people are complaining, for ... the millionth time this album cycle?Not everyone has to love it. Yet please tell me, what is the issue? What is there to be uncomfortable about when the improvement of lives is involved? Nobody is asking you to think that this is the coolest thing in the world. But the least you could do is act the slightest bit humble, as it is a very good cause.
Here’s the thing, somebody is doing something highly noble by generating money for those in dire need. Usually it is us, the workers, pressured to do this. We can’t, a lot of us are out of jobs, we are scared for our families. This is reality. It is acts such as hers that takes the pressure off even just a tiny bit, and it really will help lives. That in itself should be enough to recognize that this needs to happen and it will for the better. It’s not about her, me or you; it’s about you know...the lives that could potentially be saved?
Now I could see the issue in her sitting back and doing nothing, but that’s not the case is it. You don’t have to apologize sis (even when it is sarcastic) because quite frankly, if we’re not able to get up and help out a cause, the least we can do is offer moral support where it is due. Like for the life of me I seriously can’t understand the purpose of this attitude? What, should she cancel the whole thing because you feel uncomfortable? Should she feel guilty for raising money for charity? Do you think cynicism will benefit the lives involved? Please, reassess your attitude.
You know, you can look at what she’s done as a positive and beneficial thing, because it literally is, whilst also admiring and acknowledging the hard efforts of others. Just because I find what she’s done admirable, it does not mean I’m saying a big fuck you to other charitable causes. I know there are charities out there, she’s just the first public figure I’ve personally seen that has done something and spoken up. That notion that I’m against charity or something, which is based on a few words that you’ve took highly seriously, if anything, is simply naive, assumptions and inappropriate.
There comes a point where whether you like it or not, you should know it’s for the best. Know that negativity only serves to pull good deeds backwards.Those people saying this is a great moment for her career? Well, I haven’t thought that or personally seen it, but if you see that, it doesn’t represent the actual view of the situation. That’s just childish stans who need to come back to reality.
I mean everyone can be cynical, but I fail to understand at this point how it serves a purpose. If anything, if people are cynical of her raising money for those in need, these people surely are projecting some sort of misplaced anger, and have nothing better to do. It comes off as bitter and immature.
Never said you had issue in the first place though. Wasn’t addressed to you, or anyone in particular, but you chose to take it seriously and show your cynicism.