Kanye West Announces Withdrawal from Politics, Promises Bigger Emphasis on Creativity (Celebrities in Politics)
Following Several Months in the LImelight, and a Famous (or: Infamous?) Visit to the White, the #RapSuperstar is Getting Back to His Roots
10/31/18, 1:08 pm EDT
By John Corry. photo from The Independent
Kanye West–they guy recently making headlines for going against the grain and changing the game after a career of /> going against the grain and changing the game, has announced today that he’s taking a step back from politics, coming as another win for the mob who claim independent thought as less intellectual than collective grandstanding or the simplicity behind taking any simple form (like emotion, for example (or technical fact)) as complex.
Mr. West famously went to Washington earlier this month to meet with the Demon-in-Chief President Trump, and subsequently provided what might have been the only moment where Donald Trump was actually out-crazied and could be seen in the act of thinking it (ish (and that was what one calls a /> *Joke)). More recently, a coalition group led by Turning Point USA coordinator Candace Owens called Blexit claimed Kanye had come up with their logo and had designed shirts for them.
This was Kanye’s response on Twitter:
I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
An hour later came the gavel:
My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
Because Kanye being ‘involved’ in politics not only delegitimizes Kanye’s music and/or creativity/persona (because as a musician, he’s not allowed to have political opinions (duh)), but also politics as a concept in its entirety because only those who really know what they’re talking about are entitled to opinions which may be scrutinized by those who clearly equally know what they’re talking about, we all should probably just, you know, shut the fuck up (assholes).
Or: we all Don Lemon is in the know /> he gets to claim virtuosity when he says that we need to stop demonizing people though in the same sentence demonizes ‘white people’ and warns that ‘we have to start doing something about them’:
People have opinions when it comes to politics, and–omg, holy shit, this is an entirely craaaaaaazy thing–they’re allowed to. It’s part of what makes any society free: while not everyone may be an expert on politics, it does affect everyone. Visa-V, escargot: so long as we’re not being pretentious douchebags, nobody should be afraid to voice their opinions. Moreover, ‘creative’ people like Kanye West have always been ‘used’ /> because they’re the people who make people like Don Lemon’s emotions viable ;D.
Whether or not Kanye is ‘CRAZY’ is irrelevant. Aside from the obvious answer that, ‘yea, no shit; creative people (as a general rule), tend to be ‘crazy’, he’s entitled to have an opinion, and he shouldn’t be afraid to let it out. It’s not up to you or me or Don Lemon or Tucker Carlson to criticize whether or not someone else is crazy, but to simply to ask why, and to care more about hearing the complexity in the nuance of that question, ‘why’, than whether or not I have the moral high ground to legitimize categorizing the people involved like sheep.
Modern slavery indeed (insert slur for people crazy enough to publicly voice their opinions here).