During a fog machine-filled concert Wednesday night at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, Detroit’s Robert Ritchie aka Kid Rock gave his version of a ‘campaign’ speech. During the profanity-laden tirade, he bashed “dead-beat dads, wannabe gangsters,” women who have too many babies, and welfare. As the presidential tune “Hail to the Chief” played in the background, his fans screamed on in adoration.
Wrapped in a flag, while grabbing his genitalia, Kid Rock laid the groundwork for his campaign — which is anything but consistent. As he pandered to every platform possible, Kid Rock managed to praise universal health care while simultaneously decrying distribution of wealth and celebrating “President Donald Fucking Trump” all in a single breath.
“Call me a racist because I’m not PC, as if you have to remind me that black lives matter. Nazis, fucking bigots, and now, again, the KKK? I say, screw all you assholes, stay the fuck away…It’s no secret we’re divided, and we all should take some blame,” said Ritchie to thunderous applause.
Watch it below. “Ladies and gentlemen will you please welcome the next senator of the great state of Michigan, Kid motherfucking Rock!”
As the lines became blurred between concert and campaign speech, one couldn’t help but begin to notice an ironically familiar theme. This theme is borne out of a 2006 satirical comedy by Etan Cohen called Idiocracy.
Last year, Cohen, who co-wrote the satirical movie with Beavis & Butthead creator, Mike Judge, came to an uncomfortable revelation — which is proven by Kid Rock’s speech Wednesday night — that Idiocracy has become a documentary.
I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary.
— Etan Cohen (@etanjc) February 24, 2016
See below for proof. Look familiar?
Say what you will about the idea of Kid Rock running for Senate, the fact remains that a very large portion of the population would vote for him. No one here is saying that he’s not a talented artist and musician, however, the fact that he is a viable candidate for public office speaks not to his character, but to the devolution and asinine nature of the political system in America.
Ironically enough, given the current state of affairs with the clowns prancing around Washington pretending to be politicians, Kid Rock actually looks more appealing than most of them. After all, at least he is open about who he actually is. The same cannot be said about the suited men and women in marble buildings in DC pretending to have your best interests at heart.
Perhaps this is what America needs to finally wake up to — the fact that their entire political system is a sham designed to keep them docile and gullible to make it easier for their overlords to separate them from their hard earned money.
While it is most likely a publicity stunt to sell records, maybe Kid Rock should throw his hat into the Senate race. When he wins by a landslide and people see that even rebels without a cause that go platinum cannot change the system from within, perhaps then we will see it’s time for a paradigm shift.
Until then, however, Bawitdaba, da bang, da dang diggy diggy, diggy, said the boogie, said up jump the boogie.