Rolling Stone Thinks John Hancock Signed Constitution

Sometimes  a story comes along that encapsulates many of our society’s problems in one convenient package. The story behind Rolling Stone magazine’s latest cover is just that.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine from Seinfeld) looks back at the camera, covering her “tasteful” side boob with her arm, looking mildly surprised, like the reader caught her just waking up or some garbage. On her naked back is a “tattoo” of the Constitution (you know, so she’s not just naked for no reason). Why the Constitution? Because Louis-Dreyfus is promoting her new HBO political show, Veep, in which she plays the first female Vice President of the United States. The show leans very liberal apparently. I haven’t seen it. Nor will I.

So here’s a rundown of what’s wrong with this picture:

1. It represents the disturbing fact that politics has become entertainment and entertainment has become political. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a comedienne playing a female VP in a political drama. Like House of Cards, Veep indicates that people can’t get enough of political drama. But that lust for entertainment doesn’t end with our TV shows. We drop “boring” news for stories of sex, racism, and scandal. Because we want our real news to be as entertaining as our sitcoms. And because of this, reality and fiction are converging.

2. Prominently displayed near the top of Louis-Dreyfus’s off-panel backside like a tramp stamp of historical ignorance is John Hancock’s humongous signature. Yes. John Hancock. Now, if you know even the most basic facts of US history, you know that John Hancock did not sign the US Constitution. He signed the Declaration of Independence. But who cares, right? It’s just a prop. And that’s exactly the problem. Whether it is in Hollywood or Washington, the US Constitution is little more than a prop.

3. Sex. Sex. Sex. Is anyone tired of how cheap and mass-produced it is yet? Why must anything and everything be sold with the naked bodies of women? Why would Louis-Dreyfus be okay with this? Why are purportedly “feminist” women endorsing this enslavement and effective prostitution? It really needs to stop. This is not empowering; it is debasing.

In the end, the cover of Rolling Stone doesn’t matter much. But when considered alongside all the parallel compromises of this mediocre age, it begins to make sense why our nation is in its twilight.

17 responses

  1. Mr Minkoff, if you’re so tired of sex, sex, sex on TV then turn the channel! The obvious reason sex is used in advertisement is because IT WORKS! The problem that Christians seem to have is they cannot tell the difference between fiction & reality. They are only converging in your mind. Just so you know, Veep is NOT a documentary, it’s a SITCOM!

    • Hey LA Bob-bee, how do you know this about Christians? I suggest you examine your own reality and see the type of fiction it is.

      • Is it fiction that evangelicals on the far right are sexually repressed? How many of those men look up porn on the internet? How many belong to the Larry Craig club? What we’ve heard of is only the tip of the ice berg.

    • Well I’ll tell you this kids watch it and they think if it’s on TV it’s OK. I have turned off more tha n one program when my grandkids are here. I will continue to. They don’t give me grief about it either.

  2. The end justifies the means in the minds of these reprobates aka dumbed-down-democRATS who follow gleefully in the footsteps of their master satan.

  3. Michael Minkoff: “Whether it is in Hollywood or Washington, the US Constitution is little more than a prop.”

    Not so in modern Christianity. Ironically, for most Christians today, the Constitution is not a prop but an idol, representing We the People, a modern manifestation of Baal.

    For more, see online Chapter 3 “WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at Then be sure to check out our Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar.

  4. I’ve never relied on “Rolling Stoned” for thoughtful, factual, knowledgeable or unbiased journalism.

  5. When I fled communist Cuba in Nov. 1960, our family applied for political asylum and promptly enrolled in Ada Merritt Jr. High. In the political science class, I was the only student that could recite the original 13 colonies, as well as all of the 50 states and their capitals. Hawaii had just become a state, I believe in 1959. Evidently, the students were not interested in their own country’s history or geography. This is evidently true in 2014, when US citizens are not even aware of who signed such precious documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. The Declaration was signed July 4, in the year of our Lord 1776.

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