WASHINGTON: “Politics,” said conservative agitator Andrew Breitbart, “is downstream from the culture.” This was born out when rapper Kanye West caused a mental meltdown among his fans and members of the entertainment industry after announcing his smoldering bromance with President Donald Trump on Twitter. Kim Kardashian’s husband just stepped away from the Trump-derangement train.
“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” said West. “We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought,” said the winner of 21 Grammy Awards.
Out of Time
Media dinosaur Time magazine hinted this may signal West is not quite black enough, reminding him:
“Trump received 8 percent of the African American vote in the 2016 election… Trump’s approval rating among African-Americans [is] at 3 percent.”
White liberals at Time don’t like it when people deviate from their poll-approved attempts at thought control, whether its people of color or anyone else.
It’s reminiscent of October 2016, when Time said,
“Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Donald Trump, polling 14 points ahead nationally…. Which comes 12 days before the presidential election.”
America, like Kanye West, didn’t listen.
West’s sudden Trump-love represents a small part of the thaw now melting the icy-cold grip of the left’s cultural hegemony.
Make America Great Again
In 2016, pro-Trump Breitbart news – according to the Columbia Journalism Review – drowned out old media among social network users, which gave Trump a winning edge in getting out his campaign message.
Now a decidedly anti-social, hip-hop crooner – who once said President George W. Bush didn’t “care about black people” – is dropping the PC-approved, black resentment shtick and tweeting, “We got love.”
West even went so far as to tweet a photo showing him wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
According to the Oxford University Press’s “American Government: Myths and Realities”:
“Many of the words and images generated and marketed by the ‘pop culture’ industry attempt to reflect the realities of American life and frequently help shape those realities. In some cases, images and sounds from pop culture are relevant to the way we see and think about government and politics.”
West is proof the Trump-deranged media-entertainment complex is starting to lose its grip on the culture.
“West met with the president late in 2016 and has unsettled many fans with his pro-Trump and seeming right-wing tweets,” reported the entertainment industry website Variety, “although it’s unclear whether he’s serious or just trolling.”
Home of free thinkers
Kanye West also issued a message which must have sent a chill up the spines of our cultural elites:
“Freethinkers don’t fear retaliation for your thoughts. The traditional thinkers are only using thoughts and words but they are in a mental prison. You are free. You’ve already won. Feel energized. Move in love not fear. Be afraid of nothing.”
A nation of free thinkers? Now that has to be a terrifying thought for our left-wing cultural mafia.
Top Images: Kanye West. Photo: David Shankbone. President Donald Trump. Photo: Michael Vadon.