Twilight of the Idols: How Celebrities Kill the Paris Debacle

“Ladies and gentlemen, not all lives are precious. Some are more worthy than others. Paris is your case study. Remember that.”

…by Jonas E. Alexis


You’ve got to love celebrities. They crack you up sometimes. They are able to live in both the rational and irrational worlds at the same time and in the same respect. The first lesson you learn in philosophy or any serious subject such as math is that contradictory statements prove that something is wrong.

Celebrities seem to believe that they are living in a different dimension, where irrationality becomes logical and contradictory statements are reasonable. This never ceases to amaze me.

The Paris debacle once again proves to be a complete disaster for celebrities who pretentiously say that they cherish all life. More recently, celebrities have gone to great length condemning whatever they think happened in Paris. The list of those celebrities is almost endless:

Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, LeBron James, Jake T. Austin, Guillermo del Toro, Kourtney Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Victoria Justice, Rowan Blanchard, John Isner, Christina Milian, Rachel Zoe, Back Street Boys, Mark Hamill, Kevin Jonas, Shannen Doherty, Zachari Levi, Sophia Bush, Amanda Seales, Lelia Broussard, Chris Pratt, Dr. Phil, Blink 182, Carole King, Amy Schumer, Ellen DeGeneres, Emma Watson, Rashida Jones, Chris Rock, Katy Perry, etc.[1]

Listen to Bono here, as he explains the situation:

“This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so-called war on terror or whatever it’s called. It’s very upsetting. These are our people. This could be me at a show. You at a show, in that venue. It’s a very recognizable situation for you and for me, and the coldblooded aspect of this slaughter is deeply disturbing and that’s what I can’t get out of my head.”[2]

Do you smell money in the statement? Sounds like the incident is blocking Bono from amassing millions of dollars, and now he is saying something about “this so-called war on terror…” Bono, as far as I can tell, was completely silent about the Israeli annihilation of Gaza last year. Excusez-moi, but it seems that Bono still hasn’t found what he’s looking for:

If you think that Bono has some serious answers to the world’s problems, then he will disappoint you with the following statement:

“We’re very clear, and it’s very clear in our music that we don’t have any answers. But that the questions are at least worth asking. ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.’ How much clearer can you make it?”[3]

And then this:

“One young punk came up to me and said, ‘We can’t even afford strings, man. You’ve got fu$king airplanes.’ I said, ‘We wrote ‘I Will Follow’ on two strings. If you can’t get two strings together, fu$k off!’”[4]

Great idea for fans right? If they cannot get two strings together, then they can all go “fu$k” themselves. Perhaps Bono’s fans should think twice about plunking down their money, which they have accumulated through sweat and hard labor, and buying his albums.

And then you have Madonna, the queen of hypocrisy in the entertainment world. She is certainly a complete joke. Listen to the news:

“Madonna was unable to hold back tears during her first concert of the Rebel Heart Tour following Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, France. While performing in Sweden on Saturday, the 57-year-old singer shared a moving message to the packed Tele 2 Arena in Stockholm, asking them to observe a moment of silence for the victims of the heartbreaking attacks.”

These are her words:

“It’s been very hard for me to get through this show up to this point and not forget about what happened last night. I need to take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy, the tragic killings, assassinations and the senseless endings of precious life that occurred last night in Paris.

“It’s been really hard, actually, to get through the show, because in many ways, I feel torn. Like, why am I up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones.

“However, that is exactly what these people want to do. They want to shut us up. They want to silence us. And we won’t let them. We will never let them, because there is power in unity, and I do believe that as much chaos and pain and senseless violence and terrorism that occurs around this world, not just in Paris, as much as that that does occur, there is more goodness in this world. We are here to prove it.”

Who does this woman really think she is kidding? A thinking person or her naïve and immature fans? “Audience members clapped and cheered in support of Madonna’s statements, clearly moved by her words.”

As we have pointed out in the previous articles, literal sluts and whores like Madonna said nothing about the Russian passenger jet, which happened not last year or six weeks ago but on the last day of October. Thousands upon thousands of Palestinian children die every single day due to perpetual wars in the Middle East, and now this woman is lecturing us about so-called “democracy” and “freedom” and “precious life”?

Madonna (real name Veronica Louise Ciccone), a college drop-out, is an intelligent woman and does have the background to do a little academic investigation. We should invite her to go to her local public library and check out some of those studies written by Jewish historians and scholars:

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe

Righteous Victims, by Benny Morris

Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assault on Gaza, by Norman Finkelstein

Gaza in Crisis, by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt

The Punishment of Gaza, by Gideon Levy

If she is too “busy” to do a little reading, perhaps she may take a look at this. It has been reported that more than seven thousand civilians have lost their lives in Iraq in 2013 alone.[5] Here is the number of civilians who got exterminated in Iraq since 2008:

2008:  6,787

2009:  3,056

2010:  2,953

2011:  2,771

2012:  3,238

2013: 7,157[6]

So, if Madonna and other puppets want to talk about deaths in Paris and ignore those figures, then perhaps it is time to tell them to shut up.

[1] “Celebrities Express Shock, Remorse Over News of Paris Attacks on Twitter,” Variety, November 17, 2015; “Celebrities Take to Social Media in Wake of Paris Attacks,” Time, November 14, 2015; “Paris Attacks: Celebrities Worldwide React on Social Media,” Hollywood Reporter, November 15, 2015; “Celebrity support for Paris on social media is shallow and meaningless,” NY Post, November 14, 2015; “Pray for Paris: David Beckham, Kim Kardashian and Harry Styles among celebrities sharing photos of the Eiffel Tower and French flag as they rally in support while death toll from horrific attacks continues to rise,” Daily Mail, November 14, 2015.

[2] Quoted in Lily Karlin, “Bono Calls Paris Attacks ‘First Direct Hit On Music,’” Huffington Post, November 15, 2015.

[3] Quoted in Adam Block, “Bono Bites Back,” Mother Jones, May 1, 1989.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Dan Murphy, “Iraq Violence More Than Doubles in 2013: Is Country Headed Off the Cliff?,” Christian Science Monitor, December 20, 2013.

[6] Ibid.


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Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.