This past week, entertainer Kanye West set off a twitterverse supernova with a series of tweets promoting conservative causes, personal responsibility and freedom of thought in the African American community. The gist of Kanye’s thesis imagines African Americans as the mental slaves of corporate elites; those who encourage people, particularly African Americans, to hate President Trump and disregard his many accomplishments.
- They said Trump would cause a nuclear war. Instead, his actions have led to the opposite: opening relations with North Korea, an end to the Korean War, and perhaps, the de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula. South Korean president Moon Jae-in feels Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. I agree.
- They said Trump would crash the economy. Instead, the nation is experiencing three percent growth, unemployment is low (with black unemployment at the lowest of all time), and the stock market is on the upswing.
- They said Trump would govern as a dictator. Instead, he has had the most transparent administration in the nation’s history. He is going by the book and, unlike the previous President, avoids convenient, though unconstitutional, actions.
Kanye’s post of an image of himself wearing a Make America Great Again hat should not surprise anyone. He famously announced during a concert after the 2016 election that he would have voted for Trump if he bothered to vote. He met with the then-President-elect at Trump Tower. Kanye’s recent support became major news because of the widespread campaign to discount and/or change the perception of Kanye’s earlier moves. The elites could not allow for a black superstar to support President Trump. They claimed Kanye was suffering a mental episode or that he misunderstood the “evils” of President Trump. As recently as two weeks ago, Wikipedia suggested, mistakenly, Kanye had disavowed his previous support for Trump. Among some, this cognitive dissonance continued even as Kanye complimented black conservative Candace Owens. The red Make America Great Again hat put any doubt to rest.
At this moment, the elites’ plantation master complex has reared its ugly head once again. Kanye’s mental health has been called into question. To them, Kanye is just a crazy nigger who strayed too far from the mental plantation. In other words, they have proved his point.
The late Dr. Marc Allan Feldman, an interesting 2016 Libertarian Party presidential candidate who tapped Kanye as his running mate, would be proud these days. He saw in Kanye something a few of us are just now starting to see: genius. It may be Kanye’s genius in using the power of free thought and free expression that finally encourages African Americans and others to escape their mental plantation.