Kanye West is now getting a full dose of what noted conservative personalities face on a regular basis now that he has broken free of the Democratic plantation.
The rapper is under fire for saying during a TMZ interview that “when you hear about slavery for 400 years… that sounds like a choice,” suggesting “we’re mentally in prison.”
West went on a long Twitter rant Monday evening, clarifying that he understands “slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will.”
And West made it clear that he has no intentions of shutting up, as some on the left want him to do.
“They cut out our tongues so we couldn’t communicate to each other. I will not allow my tongue to be cut,” he tweeted.
Pointing to what is known as Willie Lynch Syndrome, where a slaveholder purportedly talked about controlling the black slave population by pitting them against each other, West called out the media for the hysteria over his remarks.
“Kanye vs the media is modern day Willie Linch theory,” he tweeted.
Undermining the livelihood of those who make up the racial grievance industry is not taken lightly — especially from a Trump supporter. Nonetheless, West was not about to back down, explaining his “400 years” comment.
“[W]e are programmed to always talk and fight race issues,” he tweeted. “We need to update our conversation.”
we are programmed to always talk and fight race issues. We need to update our conversation.
— ye (@kanyewest) May 1, 2018
Staying consistent in his message on free thought, the rapper talked about breaking free from mental imprisonment, saying it was”just an idea.”
“[T]he reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years. We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought. It was just an idea.”
He then said he was being attacked again “for presenting new ideas,” before noting the success of former NBA superstar Magic Johnson to say looking to the future is a better alternative than always being focused on the past.
“[O]nce again I am being attacked for presenting new ideas,” West tweeted.
in school we need to learn how magic Johnson built his business not always about the past. Matter fact I've never even heard of a high school class that presents future ideas
— ye (@kanyewest) May 1, 2018
Of course, the overriding fear on the left is that West’s message will resonate with black Americans, who may come to realize the Democratic Party is not looking out for their best interests.
The reaction on Twitter — aside from the rabid attacks — suggests they have good reason to be fearful.
As much as it lacks empathy and compassion, I understand where Kanye is coming from. Remember the story of the Isrealities leaving Egypt as slaves? some stayed back, and most that left also wanted to go back.
You can be free of the shackles, but your mind also needs emancipation https://t.co/HJM65UKtfb
— Being Human is not Enough (@realdanielemeka) May 2, 2018
Say what you want, but honestly, that's a pretty good point. https://t.co/3b1oRkjlJG
— Robin 🏴☠️🐍🧟♀️ (@xYuki217x) May 2, 2018
What white liberals hate the most are people who think for themselves, particularly black people who stray from left wing dogma. https://t.co/M9wUjKGRtf
— Tony Heller (@Tony__Heller) May 2, 2018
Don't back down. Remember that free thought threatens the status quo. It frightens those who have a vested interest in keeping things the same. Fear causes ppl to twist your words and malign your intent. https://t.co/wCcfTrZ6pY
— Peter Deacon (@AmerPatriot1) May 2, 2018
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