Look, I realize Stevie Wonder is blind, but I’m sure he’s at least heard that Martin Luther King was assassinated? Cause he’s taking this Ouija thing too far. He wrote a long, emotional letter full of racial grievances to a dead person about a plan for addressing said grievances now. The gimmicky missive is weakly symbolic, passive and a whole lot of dumb.
Stevie Wonder’s litany is brimming with demands, gripes, grudges, complaints, disappointments and all sorts of pretentious Afro-disillusionment.
Stevie Wonder is honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by calling on politicians to make progress towards an equal society.
The “Isn’t She Lovely” singer performed a spoken word letter in a video posted on Twitter on Monday in honor of the Civil Rights activist’s birthday.
“Dear Dr. King, I met you when I was 14 years of age. You were a true hero and you became an inspiration,” Wonder, 70, began. “I’ve been blessed to write songs of hope, love and motivation, many of them inspired by your life. More than any award I’ve ever received, I want you to know that I am thankful for how you influenced my place of love, which allowed me to try to push the needle of love and equality forward.”
Wonder takes a moment from his gripe-fest to butter up the corpse but the bitter dirge continues.
“It is painful to know that needle has not moved one iota,” Wonder continued. “For 36 years, we’ve had a national holiday honoring your birthday and principles, yet you would not believe the lack of progress.”
“It makes me physically sick. I am sick of politicians trying to find an easy solution to a 400-year problem. I am sick of some people using God as a convenience rather than a commitment. I am sick of lies and deceit that dominate our reality. I am sick that truth is struggling to be heard and defended,” he went on.
Lack of progress, as defined by a blind black man who has made more money in America than about 99.3% of the white population. Interesting the logical contortions the victim class engages in to suit their narrative.
Wonder continues his séance bit with a coup de grâce. A real ballsy flourish of misguided entitlement.
The Motown musician specifically called upon President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to “launch a formal investigation to establish the truth of inequality in this country.”
“We need a truth commission that forces this country to look at its lies,” he suggested. “Without truth, we cannot have accountability. Without accountability, we cannot have forgiveness. Without forgiveness, we cannot heal.”
A “truth commission” about racial inequality? Seems like the signal from beyond the grave is breaking up. Did we hear right?
As a sage once said, the truth might not be all you think it is, or want it to be.