An Open Invitation to Kanye West

Posted: December 10, 2013 in A Service-Minded Civilian's Perspective
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So yet another clueless privileged celebrity compared his career to going off to war- this time Kanye West.

Dear Mr. West,

You don’t have to take any of the risks you do while performing. No mission, nobody else’s lives, and no matter of national security depend on any of your stage antics. And if you’re in any real danger during your stage show, you can just blame your tech crew, faulty equipment, or even your own fool self if you’re not wearing a harness to keep you from falling during the stunts you choose to pull. Nobody’s setting IEDs in your path. Nobody’s trying to shoot you just because of a flag patch on your shoulder. And your shows aren’t what will prevent more 9-11s.

My challenge to you is to try to enlist. Failing that, as you likely will, at the very least sit down with some veterans and shut your mouth long enough so you can listen and learn what war really is like. Then humbly apologize to them. They may fight to the death to protect your right to mouth off, but that doesn’t mean you have to trivialize their sacrifices.

Thank you,

a writer who will only compare herself to Valerie Finnigan

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