Beyonce has created a new album dedicated to empowering women and promoting the kind of racist ideology that is tearing this country apart. Her new album, Lemonade, is being predictably fawned-over by music critics and liberals who swoon at the idea of a pampered, ultra-rich pop princess addressing the manufactured talking points that consume the lives of the peasants who buy her albums and keep her in obscene extravagance.
Her new album addresses the Black Lives Matter “movement” that is little more than legitimized racism and black supremacist ideology. In our culture war, more and more “artists” are taking sides and it’s clear whose side Beyonce is on.
However, according to the Huffington Post, white people are not allowed to register an opinion about the album- it’s not for us. Sure, we are allowed to buy the album, we are allowed to listen to it and we are allowed to have an opinion on it; however, such endeavors are, according to the Huffington Post, meaningless as our opinion on the album is irrelevant. This album isn’t for us crackers.
Beyonce released the album as an hour-long album movie jammed with racist imagery such as Malcolm X snippets and celebrations of thugs who were killed in the commission of their thuggery, such as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
The Huffington Post fawned-over the album, but as Alex Brown noted in his commentary,” White Commentary on ‘Lemonade’: No One Asked Us,” Brown reminds us that we white devils are welcomed to ride the musical bus- but that we are to ride in the back.
With Twitter buzzing about Bey, many publications quickly took advantage of the widespread Lemonade obsession to analyze the message of the film and album within minutes of their release. While I’m all for analytical journalism, many of the aforementioned articles were written by… white people? Now, don’t get me wrong, white people are allowed to have opinions and share them (as I do frequently), but to attempt to interpret a film and album that was made for and meant to empower black women simply does not make sense. We have to understand this: Lemonade was not made for us. It’s not about white people. Therefore we do not have the right to claim it and decide what it means.
We are welcome to enjoy the film and album and praise the masterful artwork Beyoncé has graced the world with, but we cannot act like it’s for us. Our perspectives on Lemonade as white people are unimportant and unrequested, for the message that is to settle within the black community is what truly matters. This shouldn’t offend us either; in a world conducted and directed by seemingly all things white, I am confident that we can handle this project not being pointed towards us. This concept can be confusing, but I assure you that every time a white person decides or proclaims the message of Lemonade, it’s a slap in the face to black women everywhere. As Malcolm X stated in a 1962 speech (which Beyoncé sampled in the film), “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” To interpret Lemonade in place of black women is to disrespect and neglect the voices of black women.
Brown continued announcing his nauseating white guilt, saying,
“As a white ally of the Black Lives Matter movement, I have learned that I cannot speak over the black community on black issues. I have no idea what it’s like to experience institutionalized racism and constant discrimination daily and simultaneously. But rather than speak for black people, my duty as a white ally is to amplify the voices of the black community to help their messages about their struggles and experiences be heard.”
If Mr. Brown has difficulty understanding what it’s like to feel discriminated against, I suggest he review his own words and the words of other guilty white liberals who assert that white people owe some sort of debt to the black community.
In what might be the most appallingly ironic commentary I have ever witnessed, Brown remarked that he does not know what discrimination feels like as he penned a commentary asserting that white people ought to be treated as second-class citizens (and be perfectly fine with it).
If such assertions are not the very definition of racism, it is surely the definition of cultural segregation.