I try not to pay any attention to the Kardashians et al. at all but the post on the Brimfield Police Department's Facebook page by Police Chief David Oliver Thursday put into words what I also think about them and all their husbands and boyfriends and hangers-on.
To my friend in Florida who doesn't want me to post anything about the Kardashians ever, my apologies. But just read to the end.
His post is copied below but first know that Brimfield, a town of about 8,000 in Portage County, Ohio (near Tallmadge and south of Cuyahoga Falls), has been put on the map by the chief and his daily musings. His humor has catapulted the page to 100,000 "likes" and his term "mopes" for criminals has gained national attention.
He's now a published author and has made the rounds on TV across the nation. He's truly a one-of-a-kind.
But enough about the background. Here's exactly what he wrote in an open letter to Kanye West, Kim Kardashian's rapper boyfriend and the father of her child, aptly named North. This was done after Kanye talked on a radio show about how he puts himself "in danger" every time he steps onto the stage.
The post went viral on the Internet almost immediately and maybe Kanye West isn't as popular as he thinks, judging from the comments.
Below is from the department's Facebook page.
Dear Kanye West,
I am honored to be writing such an important star. I am a mere Internet sensation. I'm not sure I am worthy to address you, although the Huffington Post did say I was "Humorous and Insanely Popular." I don't pay much attention to those things. Anyway, please excuse my interference in your life for a quick second.
I read your interview and also watched it on video. You said:
..."I'm just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally.….and I think about it. I think about my family and I'm like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something."
I want to thank you for putting your life on the line for all of us every day. I know that being a rapper is tough work. I have tried to rap, and it is very difficult to keep up with the pulse of the rhyme flow…although when Ice Ice Baby comes on the radio, I can usually keep up with ol' Vanilla. Anywho, your job is just some very dangerous work. Most people don't consider... if you rap really fast, without a chance to inhale, you could pass out and hit your head.
That last paragraph was covered in sarcasm.
I'm letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer)as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer's service. You sir, are as misguided as they come. I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military. After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. It could be something like "I'm Kanye West, wearing a flak vest." I'm sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck.
Your line of thinking is part of the problem in the world today….which include entertainers thinking they are something more than just entertainers. I know it is supply and demand and the demand for your services is high. I get economics. What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm's way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.
Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver.
And to that I just say "wow." You said a mouthful, Chief Oliver. Well done.