Okay, first off, I guess I need to apologize in advance to anyone who happens to be a Lady Gaga fan. But I need to blow off a little steam. I promise to make it short.
Gaga was at Harvard kicking off her Born This Way Foundation - - founded to "make the world a better place." I think her foundation is primarily to help stop bullying and prevent violence, which I am all for. I even posted an anti-bullying blurb on my facebook page yesterday. But she just seems so entitled, so spoiled. "I believe that if you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place and use it." What the heck does that mean?? "Revolutionary potential"!!???
She said that if there were a law to make people be kind to one another, "you know, I'd be chained naked to a fence somewhere trying to pass it." What???!
"We need to be tolerant of other people," while she seems to be very intolerant of anybody who feels differently than she does.
But the one statement that really burned me was when she said that "teachers don't give a &%*#." I took that very personally. In our family alone, we have no less than eight educators. An elementary school counselor (my husband), three university professors, two middle school teachers and two high school teachers. So, yes, I took that statement VERY personally. If my husband didn't give a *%#*, we wouldn't now be filling out a thousand forms trying to become eligible to care for one of the little boys he counsels (whose mother is in jail and father just died). If my brother and sister-in-law didn't give a *%&, then their current and former students wouldn't be on facebook everyday thanking them for caring. And if my father-in-law, who taught at the university level for 35 years, didn't give a %$*&, then 500 people would not have shown up at his funeral. Just ask Mark if he, as a teacher, didn't (and still does) give a *%(# for his students. Just read his blog -- on any day -- and you can feel the love for his students and his students for him.
You know, I hope that her foundation does some good. But right now, Lady Gaga, you make me want to ga-gag.