Kanye as History

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Kanye and POTUS

This was a massive political risk, but Trump measures people and takes risks.

Kanye is a musician. You have to follow his talk as if he is painting tone poems of ideas and concepts.

Let it flow over you and it works. He connects on jobs and prosperity as the key to a an America for everybody. He refuses to jump at the ‘racist’ label.

This is as much history as ‘tear down this wall’.


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Author: TKC 1101

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21 thoughts on “Kanye as History”

  1. Media is in absolute uproar that Kanye dropped the “F” Bomb. (Using the term “mother____ing.”)

    Since Trump himself once declared that “I am worth four F___ing billion dollars” I doubt he minded it. And Trump used his “F” bomb while out on the 2016 campaign trail.

    I like Kanye. Although he often acts without thinking.

    But his recent comment that the 13th Amendment needs to be re-written or rescinded is spot on. The actual wording is that slavery is to be abolished, except for that slavery which comes about due to a need for punishment for crimes.

    Since 1995 or so, there has been a steady movement to incarcerate school children  as young as six years old for such “crimes” as acting out in class. Behavior that would have once gotten a child a smack on the back of the hand with a ruler now can result in armed police men leading a child away, to be detained in a juvie hall for years. The offenses seem to become worthy of police intervention especially if the child is African American or developmentally disabled.

    Here is one account of an autistic youngster arrested for playing with an imaginary rifle:

    http://www.fox26houston.com/news/autistic-student-in-conroe-isd-arrested-for-playing-with-imaginary-rifle

    The police actions inspired Harry Belafonte to take up his role as an activist on this issue. Other prominent civil rights activists have joined with him.

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  2. The media will use anything to take Kanye down. They don’t care about language when they want to promote the person. I can’t count all the celebs who have used the F word against Trump. I doubt the news media made a story about that.

    I saw a clip. Trump handle the situation well. It was good that Jim Brown was also there. Trump was cordial and listening. Trump knew Kanye was risking a lot by being seen with him.

    Politically, a few percentage points increase in the black vote really changes the electoral prospects of Republicans.

  3. 10 Cents:
    The media will use anything to take Kanye down.

    I don’t think they have to. Kanye acted like an ass when he attacked Taylor Swift at MTV MVAs for winning but since I don’t give a damn about performers from that generation save Ed Sheeran, I ignored it.

    I STILL DON’T RESPECT THE DEBT, dude. It indicates a complete lack of personal responsibility; I’m so sorry I’m less than impressed. 🙁

  4. Responding without reading the comments …

    I was on the Mark Steyn cruise last week, and by Wednesday was so profoundly bored by the same old same old I brought up Kanye and KK.

    I was feeling feisty enough that when someone really came at me I said: Really? What have you done? Have you managed to get a grandmother out of prison? I love love Candace Owens – one tweet from Kanye exposed her to millions. No way I could have done that – could any of you?

    My kids are laughing at me – in my dotage I’m a bigger fan of Kanye than any of them. But he’s a persuader and persuaders move mountains. When two persuaders like Kanye and DT get together … the mind reels. I’m beginning to think there’s nothing that can’t be accomplished.

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  5. Annefy:
    Responding without reading the comments …

    I was on the Mark Steyn cruise last week, and by Wednesday was so profoundly bored by the same old same old I brought up Kanye and KK.

    I was feeling feisty enough that when someone really came at me I said: Really? What have you done? Have you managed to get a grandmother out of prison? I love love Candace Owens – one tweet from Kanye exposed her to millions. No way I could have done that – could any of you?

    My kids are laughing at me – in my dotage I’m a bigger fan of Kanye than any of them. But he’s a persuader and persuaders move mountains. When two persuaders like Kanye and DT get together … the mind reels. I’m beginning to think there’s nothing that can’t be accomplished.

    Well put.

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  6. Damocles:
    Personally I think this says a lot…

    There is no higher praise than being ridiculed by the CNN.

    Q: Why are planes so routinely late?

    A: Would you rush to an airport if you knew the only thing to watch was CNN?

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  7. “O Say Kanye See”!

    The only thing that worries me about him is,  what if he turns?  Remember his “George Bush doesn’t care about bkack people!”  during Katrina?

    Right now the Left is saying he’s just insane, even accusing Trump of cynically using a mentally ill person!  But if he were to come back into their fold and denounce Trump, he’d be the lost penny, the Prodigal Son, the voice of sweet reason.  Hang tough, Kanye, PLEASE!!

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  8. Hypatia:
    “O Say Kanye See”!

    The only thing that worries me about him is,  what if he turns?  Remember his “George Bush doesn’t care about bkack people!”  during Katrina?

    Right now the Left is saying he’s just insane, even accusing Trump of cynically using a mentally ill person!  But if he were to come back into their fold and denounce Trump, he’d be the lost penny, the Prodigal Son, the voice of sweet reason.  Hang tough, Kanye, PLEASE!!

    When does the Left ever forgive?

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  9. Just listened again.  Actually Kanye made perfect sense and expressed  himself pithily:

    “If he don’t  look good, we don’t look good! This is our President!”

    Yeah.  Don’t Americans (other than me!) ever get sick of “the world”‘s supercilious contempt?   But who can blame them, if we ourselves are gonna go around calling our president an unintelligent vulgarian?   Tell me: what country on our benighted planet can claim superiority to us, upon any basis?  Just fact.  But we’re not a very good ad for democracy if we kowtow by pretending the whole country, or at least the elite among us, despises the guy we elected!

    Sump’n funny:  Don Lemon calling Kanye’s speech ( he styled  it a “rant”, of course) a “minstrel show”.

    No Don.  See,  blacks didn’t perform in minstrel shows.  That was the whole point of ’em, it was white performers in blackface,  all the way up to Al Jolson within living memory.  They were panicked when actual, talented blacks started coming North in the wake of the Civil War, threatening their particular theatrical genre.  I recommend a book about Stephen Foster, Banished Children of Eve, by Peter Quinn. 

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  10. Hypatia:
    Just listened again.  Actually Kanye made perfect sense and expressed  himself pithily:

    “If he don’t  look good, we don’t look good! This is our President!”

    Yeah.  Don’t Americans (other than me!) ever get sick of “the world”‘s supercilious contempt?   But who can blame them, if we ourselves are gonna go around calling our president an unintelligent vulgarian?   Tell me: what country on our benighted planet can claim superiority to us, upon any basis?  Just fact.  But we’re not a very good ad for democracy if we kowtow by pretending the whole country, or at least the elite among us, despises the guy we elected!

    Sump’n funny:  Don Lemon calling Kanye’s speech ( he styled  it a “rant”, of course) a “minstrel show”.

    No Don.  See,  blacks didn’t perform in minstrel shows.  That was the whole point of ’em, it was white performers in blackface,  all the way up to Al Jolson within living memory.  They were panicked when actual, talented blacks started coming North in the wake of the Civil War, threatening their particular theatrical genre.  I recommend a book about Stephen Foster, Banished Children of Eve, by Peter Quinn. 

    Don’t blame Don Lemmon. He was just reading the TelePrompTer. 😉

  11. MJBubba:
    Could we persuade Kanye to run for Senate in California?

    As you know, I’m not a big personal fan, but how much worse could it get in CA? I’d also enjoy the entertainment of watching either of those ladies currently in office get booted by a rapster. 🙂

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  12. EThompson:

    Damocles:

    EThompson:
    If he has such common sense why did he marry KK? Answer: She’s worth $175 million and he’s $55 million in debt

    Meow!

    No meow, just the facts sir, just the facts.

    lol, “Kanye married KK for money” is an assertion.  Stating that there’s no “common sense” reason to marry KK other than her money is cattiness. 🙂

    Your critical thinking assignment for today: list three to five reasons somebody might be attracted to KK!

  13. 10 Cents:
    The media will use anything to take Kanye down. They don’t care about language when they want to promote the person. I can’t count all the celebs who have used the F word against Trump. I doubt the news media made a story about that.

    I saw a clip. Trump handle the situation well. It was good that Jim Brown was also there. Trump was cordial and listening. Trump knew Kanye was risking a lot by being seen with him.

    Politically, a few percentage points increase in the black vote really changes the electoral prospects of Republicans.

    Yes that is exactly how our Mainstream media functions these days.

    Never mind that the news people released the fact that Rahm Emanuel, as Obama’s Chief of Staff swore up an “F” bomb storm every other  time he opened his mouth.

    But with Trump in the WH, suddenly the Media has become all language police-y.

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  14. EThompson:

    Damocles:
    Your critical thinking assignment for today: list three to five reasons somebody might be attracted to KK!

    You can get that anywhere. I have always been complimented on my looks, but my husband married me for my mind and quirky personality. For heavens sake I was homecoming queen in both high school and college. Big deal.

    I married a young Don Johnson with the financial aptitude of a seasoned NYC trader.

    Damocles:
    No meow, just the facts sir, just the facts.

    Repeat. Interesting that you chose to ignore this and contributed it to the typical female stereotype of cattiness. What decade are you from?

    I replied to what you wrote, not what you didn’t write. (and I couldn’t find your original post to double check… did you delete it? or maybe rat burger has a bug?)  I’m not sure why you’re injecting your own situation into the conversation… From your description you sound like quite a catch!

    Just extend the same graciousness to others, like KK… she shows every sign of being talented, accomplished, hard working, and quite probably an interesting person.  And I’ll never make the MEOW mistake again!

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