What happens when Kanye West, an incredibly famous black man, announces that blacks are allowed to like Trump? The Leftist political paradigm cracks.
I am a hopelessly un-hip, white, middle-aged woman. Up until the last few days, I’ve known three things about Kanye West: He’s a black rap or hip-hop musician (not sure which), he’s married to one of the Kardashians, and he’s fabulously successful. Good for him. That’s the American dream (except, maybe, for the Kardashian bit, which is only some people’s idea of a dream).
Oh, and I’ve also known that Kanye is remarkably unfiltered. A friend reminded me that, in 2009, Kanye objected to a VMA award that Taylor Swift received because he thought it should have gone to Beyonce. He was also not above comparing himself to the crucified Christ, although I think that’s more about shock-value product promotion than anything else.
Mostly, though, it seems that Kanye is pure id — there’s no dissimulation with Kanye. What he thinks is how he acts.
All those factors — his fame within the black music community, his high-profile generally amongst both blacks and hip people of other ethnicities, and his willingness to be unfiltered — came together in a beautiful way when Kanye tweeted support for Candace Owens, a gorgeous, intelligent young black woman who has taken the red pill, left the blue pill plantation on which Democrats parked blacks, and become a rock star on YouTube and the conservative campus lecture circuit:
I love the way Candace Owens thinks
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
Proggies across America, especially in the entertainment industry, were horrified. So Kanye the unfiltered provocateur doubled down and turned many Americans into Dragon Energy believers. We may not know what Dragon Energy is, but for too many people forced through identity politics to support the Democrat party, Dragon Energy has the whiff of political freedom about it: [Read more…]