Listening to Kanye West is a Choice

Kanye’s a clown for his comments on slavery. He seems to think slavery was a choice. 🤦🏾‍♂️ He’s obviously under a spell. Facts are not art. This is not the time to get creative with what we all know to be a horrible truth… slavery was (by definition) forced.

What he meant was mental bondage has persisted. What he meant was we have a choice today. What he meant to say was we have an opportunity today to think on our own terms. To vote how we want to. To not rubber stand “any” agenda. What he said was that he thinks him taking sides represents change and an olive branch. It doesn’t.

What he’s done… willfully… and wittingly… is allowed himself to be a tool for an agenda that’s contrary to the majority of his previously expressed interests. All because he “met” a Trump once… 😳🤦🏾‍♂️

Independent thought is not ignoring what you see just to be a contrarian. Not wanting to follow one crowd doesn’t mean follow another.

Be independent. Run on your own platform. Put some policy out there to be scrutinized. What he did was take a piss in hungry people’s soup and said they stupid for being pissed.

Kanye, You can’t be a wordsmith and expect to this interpretation to move anyone forward. Sadly he won’t get to credit for the nugget he tried to lob. Gon’ hide your hand, Ye. Fail.

I’m sure there’s something special and beautiful at the root of what Kanye half-read and then ran out and tried to give a sermon on. But he’s fucked that message all the way up.

I watched his entire 1:45:00 interview with CtG… he’s difficult to track… he’s not really into making points… he’s got this stream of consciousness bug that’s getting in the way of him actually communicating…

there is no thought process… it’s just thoughts and actions with him… in some ways I get it… I struggle with the doldrum too so i understand how to just ACT… but when it comes to communicating you have to use the other brain…

…especially when communicating about SLAVERY.

it’s just one of those topics that kind of deserves more than half-baked soundbites…

And then this guy has the nerve to cite Tesla and Hughes and Ford… without actually adding any context… Why bring up your idols but covet why… it’s not something that should be glazed over… WHY are they your idols…? Because they were inventors? Did they love people? Did they love their ideas? Did they ignore humanity altogether and just focus on their creations? Why? Teach? Don’t just cite? Quote! Apply! Describe! Transcend!

I loathe… like… LOATHE… the term “do your research”? It’s as unnecessary a term as “read a book” or “open your mind”. It’s much more therapeutic and honest and USEFUL to just say “I don’t know” OR have the conversation. We don’t have time for anything in between.
His comments were disconnected, glib and worst of all contrary to everything we know about him to date. It’s tantamount to betrayal in people’s eyes… but people are too proud to admit they feel betrayed.
We don’t need idioms and allegory. We’re adults. Have… the… conversation.
Stream of consciousness… complete…

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