OPINION: Mr. West Goes East — Kanye Raps A Song Trump Likes
Kanye West left California and flew East to visit with Donald Trump. Their meeting was quite interesting. Now, the media has to redouble their efforts to destroy Kanye, an African American who dares to think for himself and is trying to escape the Democrat plantation that owns the black vote.
It is hypocritical that the Democrats pretend to be against bullying when their main tactic to take down someone who disagrees with them is to make fun of, besmirch and bully them in their domain of media, academia and comedy.
Predictably, vicious Kanye late-night jokes followed to send him a message to be quiet. They seem to be saying that Kanye is so dumb and out of control, he should be a part of the white side of Meghan Markle’s family.
Kanye was born in Atlanta. His dad was the first black photojournalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His mom was a professor of English at Clark Atlanta University. Later, she chaired the English Department at Chicago State. Kanye’s net worth is in the hundreds of millions, as is his wife Kim Kardashian’s net worth. He’s not dumb — he’s smart — and that worries the Left.
Kanye did overcome his manager and fellow rapper stealing from him a while back. I think his name was Lil Drinking Problem. He and many rappers are self-made millionaire entrepreneurs and should be an example to young blacks. In fact, rapper Dr. Dre made close to a billion selling his headphone company and has diversified into farming. He grows beets now for a company I presume he calls Beets by Dre.
Kanye has had his share of media drama, but his points made in the Oval Office with Trump were spot-on, from jobs coming back to America and the prison state the United States runs.
In fact, prison reform, and reducing the police state in America is an issue that Trump and Jared Kushner (the first son-in-law) should get behind. He sees with the FBI/Mueller $44 million investigation just how petty, expensive and unaccountable law enforcement can be. We have so many laws layered upon laws that are unevenly applied in America and that no one understands.
If the Democrats lose the mindless lock they have on the African-American vote, they cannot win elections. They cannot afford to lose other minority thought leader celebrities. They will be really scared if Ice-T changes his name to Arnold Palmer.
Much has been made of Kanye’s rejection of the slavery mindset in his “minstrel show,” as the snarky Don Lemon called it. Almost all countries on earth were involved in slavery at some point in their history. America hasn’t had slaves for 150 years — unless you count Amazon employees and interns at CNN.
The pernicious slicing and dicing of purportedly wronged voters into buckets of victims known as identity politics was accelerated under Obama. And carried out by his enforcer AG, Eric Holder. Sadly, both were in a position to heal racial wounds and did just the opposite. Thus Trump.
Racial issues are intensifying, yet racial double standards remain. Whites can listen to rap music, but we certainly cannot sing along. Whites cannot sort laundry without being called racist now. Calling opponents names is easier for the Left rather than reasoning through the issues with facts.
Kanye seems willing and able to have a reasoned discussion on race, and how the victimization mindset has hurt blacks. He talks of the welfare state’s effect on black Americans and Democrat’s willingness to dangle government handout in return for their vote. He realizes: the cheese in the trap is always free.
Victimization is the go-to campaign issue of Chuck Schumer and Democrats. Yet no one has more to dispel the myth of white supremacy than Chuck Schumer’s everyday actions.
The Left continues to divide us by race and gender (Kavanagh debacle) with false narratives. If you are a Democrat, it is a badge of honor to pretend to be a victim.
This DNA test that Elizabeth Warren released showing her less-Native-American-than-the-average-American heritage is another example. She has milked and tried to identify with the #MeToo movement too movement, also. She can meld the Native American lie with the women always being victim’s lies and should launch the #MeSioux movement.
Trump said he would pay $1 million if she proved she was Native American. Now that everyone knows she is not, Kanye and Trump should buy Elizabeth Warren a super white Jeep Comanche for the 2020 campaign trail of tears.
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