WASHINGTON: The British have voted for Brexit. Many believe that is a sign that the Brits have enough with their own country and state to look after without advising others. In the 21stcentury the sun, indeed, does set on that old empire. Paul McCartney is enjoying a recent burst of popularly viewed genius. Analyzing his climate change song (I suppose a song) “Despite Repeated Warnings,” reveals much about the perception by people of those who are famous in today’s 21 century: that is those who have celebrity are assumed perceptive due to their intrinsic intellect. And who is the Mad Captain?
The scientific method be damned.
Perhaps their intellect is what McCartney has inadvertently referred to as the Mad Captain in some Freudian slip. Madness often takes on delusions of grandeur.
Actors, entertainers, et al. pontificate on stage and off. It’s bad enough we must suffer the grandiosity of the American Adonis/Aphrodite intellectual pretentiousness out in Hollywood and back to New York, why, now, can’t the Brits with their fallen pit of infidels keep their noses stuck in their pile of mediocrity.
The famous are now infamous.
The British have produced the likes of William Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis, and Winston Churchill. They also have produced such pedestrian philosophers as Mick Jagger, J.K. Rowling, and Paul McCartney.
To the first three, great acclaim has mostly been attached by the peoples of the American Union through voluntary philosophical and artistic harmony. However, now the lesser three think we need their advice, harmonious or not, and whether or not we desire their attachment.
Paul McCartney, regaled by the usual suspects of camera operators, cultural comrades, and journalistic wannabees, held court in which he assumed the false bromide that the president of the United States is the leader of the free world.
McCartney then sets forth describing Donald Trump in simulative fashion as a mad ship’s captain about to run the ship-of-world against an iceberg.
Something like a Cool Runnings with a coach who still cheats.
While there are plenty of misguided peoples over here, in America: politicians, media-types, and the ragged publicly educated man-on-the-street who also perceive of the president as a world leader, at least their advice is paid for with their own tax money.
That is: It is their business. If Hollywood liberals want a president who “leads” the world, they certainly can throw away their tax dollars.
Constitution also be damned.
As far as McCartney, the former Beatle who made millions of American dollars having any other business here, it certainly would behoove him to spend his millions in Great Britain.
He could make an effort to salvage something of the infidel cluttered Crown.
Maybe Sir Paul could pen a song to prevent the madness run amok over there.
Seek a British “leader” for problems that are your business and don’t concern yourself with the “world’s” climate problems.
A man who says: “People who deny climate change. . . I just think it is just the most stupid thing ever,” sounds as if it came from the opinion of a third-grader.
Moreover, with the content of the quote containing words of no more than two syllables each, it would be a stretch to place him in the company of Shakespeare, Lewis or Churchill.
Lead Image: Paul McCartney | ON THE RUN - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney#/media/File:Paul_McCartney_-_ON_THE_RUN_-_Uruguay,_2012-04-16_(3).jpg-