Lets end the year with the things that American’s care about most:
The Fiscal Cliff!
SIKE! (That’s old school for, “NOT”)
Ah, forget that Fiscal Cliff stuff and the impact it is going to have on the middle class and how it might plunge the country right back into a recession. Who wants to read over the Simpson-Bowles plan anyway?
That mess is way too boring.
Plus, we are “going over” anyway, so lets party!
Lets get on to the more important things in life: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting a child!
Now, how did the proud pappa to be announce it to the world?
“Her boyfriend Kanye West announced the exciting news during his concert at Revel in Atlantic City on Sunday. The rapper said “stop the music””, then announced “make noise for my baby mama right here.” (http://www.zimbio.com/)
Gents, we are about to hit another year. As a man who has been there, it’s all smiles and giggles at this stage of the game. But whether we are talking about Kanye, Cool Pappa, or John-Fill-in-the-Blank, your future child deserves to be brought up in a home with both parents. Now it’s bad enough this child will grow up with parents who have a quite interesting past to say the least, but if (or maybe when) this relationship goes south, he or she will be a celebrity football and likely starring on the Kardashian’s reality show in one shape of form and likely without daddy.
You know what that means right? Hide your son or daughter because if this baby follows in momma or daddy’s footsteps, your holiday family get-together’s may become a lot more interesting!
Will they even get married? If not, what’s their excuse for not doing so? Maybe they have to wait until they get their finances straight. According to Forbes.com, the net worth of K.W. is $35 million (as of May 2012) and K.K. is said to be over $40 million according to Forbes (as of June 2012).
I remember having conversations with a guy who believed low-income people should not have children and that is justification for the push for Planned-Parenthood and other abortion clinics in urban low-income areas. My retort was that why is this always the group that gets sterilized and focused upon, but no one seems to have an issue with Hollywood celebrities intentionally raising children out-of-wedlock?
So money is the antidote for problems facing single-parent households? Money and fame fill in the gap for the stability of a two-parent household?
I don’t think so…homie don’t play that one.
I’ve been there on both sides, so this is not just theory for me. That said, we never know what life may bring us. So if we unintentionally find ourselves in the position of being a single-parent then we must rise. However, as I’m sure both KW and KK, each of whom has lost a parent, will admit that mom and dad bring something unique to the table. Therefore, it should still be upheld as the standard and news like this only publicly lowers the bar for society.
That’s not good for Hollywood or The Hood.
But let me end with a note of optimism, because maybe Kanye said it best, “Now I ain’t saying she’s a gold-digger, but she ain’t messin’ with no broke….”.
So what do you think?
Let us know in the comment section below!