In Defense of Kanye

Posted by Troy on 30th April 2018 in Current Events, Entertainment, Human Nature, Political

What, precisely did Kanye say?

“I like the way she thinks.”  That’s all.  A conservative, black woman expressed herself, and so the machine had to TEAR HER DOWN, and Kanye came to her tepid defense.  Kanye later doubled down on it, and he is right about one thing.  We make prisons for ourselves.  This was  a theme of my first novel, War Journal.  We say, “Oh, I can’t be a rapper because I’m white.”  Or maybe, “I can’t be a soldier because I’m a woman.”  “I can’t quit the job I hate because I have to pay my mortgage.”  Kanye’s point is that you can’t let people (yourself included) build these mental prisons for you.

Of course, conservative pundits say the obvious: “He’s black and said he liked Trump, so the Left will destroy him.  You are not allowed to question their worldview.”  This is close, but it is not the real answer.  They would tear apart anyone they thought was on their side that came out and said, “I like Trump.”  Not only that, but if you reject any ASPECT of the Left’s agenda, they will make an example of you.  You will support nationalized healthcare, welfare, open borders (by whatever name), abortion, gun control, and all the rest, or you will be destroyed and mocked.

I don’t mind if someone has thought about their position and have decided to be a socialist or whatever.  However, most people take their beliefs as they are handed to them.  They never question it.  Kanye’s message was this: “Be a free thinker.”  If anyone wants to deride that message, then I have serious reservations regarding their intentions.  He didn’t say, “Be a free thinker and become a Republican.”   I wonder if he had told Evangelical Christians “Be a free thinker” if the Left would have ripped him a new one like they did telling Blacks to be free thinkers.  Gee… I wonder why.

We should all be free thinkers.

Long Live the Constitution!

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