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I haven't always been a fan of Chris Rock's comedy routines, I don't know if it was his voice or delivery (or both) - but for some reason I've always tuned in to watch/read his interviews; ironically, I think that's where he shines the most. And in this recent interview with New York Magazine - he's a total star, by far one of the best interviews I've read. With all of the chaos and racial tension that's going on in America, I really admire his ability to talk about these events and shed light on areas that's generally dark. His perspective on life and the world is awesome.

I highly recommend you checking out this article.

This is one of my favorite moments from the interview - Chris's perspective on Bush versus Obama - totally genius. 

When you mentioned Bush, I thought you were going to say something else, which is that he had this “good versus evil” manner of speaking — the Western sheriff who’s come to lay down the law. Obama’s been faulted for not showing anger in public, and for not speaking in simple, declarative Bushisms. Of course, the moment he does do that, he’s accused of being an angry black man.

There’s an advantage that Bush had that Obama doesn’t have. People thinking you’re dumb is an advantage. Obama started as a genius. It’s like, What? I’ve got to keep doing that? That’s hard to do! So it’s not that Obama’s disappointing. It’s just his best album might have been his first album.

What has Obama done wrong?

When Obama first got elected, he should have let it all just drop.

Let what drop?

Just let the country flatline. Let the auto industry die. Don’t bail anybody out. In sports, that’s what any new GM does. They make sure that the catastrophe is on the old management and then they clean up. They don’t try to save old management’s mistakes.

That’s clever. You let it all go to hell.

Let it all go to hell knowing good and well this is on them. That way you can implement. You hire your own coach. You get your own players. He could have got way more done. You know, we’ve all been on planes that had tremendous turbulence, but we forget all about it. Now, if you live through a plane crash, you’ll never forget that. Maybe Obama should have let the plane crash. You get credit for bringing somebody back from the dead. You don’t really get credit for helping a sick person by administering antibiotics.

 

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