Knee Deep In The Hoopla

The other night, I was watching one of my favorite shows on the television, VH1 Classic’s We are the 80s. The video for Starship’s We Built This City came on, and while watching it, I noticed something disturbing.

And I don’t mean the fact that I was watching the video for We Built This City.

Anyway, during the video, the band is playing the song for a group of diverse young people. As they play, lights flash and the band and audience are transported to various places in America, including, the Lincoln Memorial:

Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place.

And we go to a close-up of Honest Abe’s memorial:

Say you don't know me or recognize my face.

And then, all of a sudden lights flash, Abe springs to life and starts to dance:

Marconi plays the mamba.


Is it me, or does that look nothing like Lincoln?

Here’s another look of the memorial come to life:

Looking for America, coming through your schools.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but that looks more like Robert E. Lee:

Dont you remember?

I’ve either uncovered a vast historical conspiracy, or aside from being reformed hippies, the members of Starship were Confederate sympathizers.

Who rides the wrecking ball in two rock guitars?

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