Back with more witticisms and criticisms on people, politics and pleasure, Nathan Ivey delivers straight talk on the world around us. On this episode Nathan delivers flows on various topics including: Why is everyone hating on Adrien Broner? Why I want Donald Trump to stay in the race.
Nathan also asks “what the hell is an “Amber Rose?” and why is it going after Queen Bey?
I don’t care what anyone says about Donald Trump, the man is entertaining. I’ve covered politics since the Clinton Administration and I have never paid as much attention to the Republican Primary as I have this cycle. It’s because of Trump. His candidacy has made what is usually a boring, predictable parade of pasty flesh and bad ideas into must see television. The Republican Primary has been a circus and the elephants have gotten loose and are trampling all over the GOP’s plans for the White House. They are getting what they deserve, and I love it.
Cincinnati native Adrien Broner likes to flaunt his money. He has posted videos flashing and discarding money like it grows on trees. In his world, maybe it does. It’s making a lot of people mad. I don’t understand it. If Broner wants to flash, flush or flaunt his cash-why should I care? Beneath the surface Broner is following the footsteps of entertainers that came before him. Playing the “I have cash” game is not new. Lots of entertainers do it.
Let’s be honest, there is a segment of the population that worships money. They worship those that appear to have lots of it. In the world of politics, Donald Trumps primary selling point is his wealth. He appears to be successful. It’s the two-thousand dollar suits. It’s the private plane with his name on the side. It’s the billionaire status that has helped convert his reality television fans into political supporters. Take away Trumps money and he loses his appeal. Take a look at the saga of 50 cent, who has admitted that he flashes cash so that his fans will continue to support him. Fifty understands that to many people being broke is the same as being irrelevant. In the world of religion the leaders of “mega churches” hold sway over thousands of people in their congregations. People like Crefelo Dollar have made millions preaching the gospel of prosperity. It’s a game that only works if he appears to be “prosperous” himself. If it’s okay for the preacher to flash-cash in order to hold sway over his audience, why isn’t it okay for a boxer?