I have just seen something on the morning news that is not only deeply disturbing, but something that should be sending shock throughout the African American community as a collective whole. Kanye West a man that I USED TO RESPECT has been seen kowtowing to the new God of white supremacist Donald Trump. I am aware of the fact that not all of my soul brothers and soul sisters hold the same political views, I am also aware that everyone is entitled to have dissenting opinions, but you would expect and should expect something more from a man who considers himself a genius.
In spite of all the evidence to the contrary Mr. West has chosen the side of a man who will become the oppressor of people of color and completely dismantle the middle class, white people included, to pay for tax breaks for his wealthy cronies. Recently I have been hearing a new word Kakistocracy (kækɪsˈtɑkɹəsi) is a term meaning a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. The word was first coined by English author Thomas Love Peacock in 1829, but was rarely used until the 21st century. This is a word that is new to me, but it has been around for a long time. What Donald Trump’s transition team has done is a text book example of this definition. Let’s face it Rick Perry is not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, and he is being considered as the energy secretary; head of an agency that he wanted to dismantle.
Donald trump has no time for national security briefings, but he does have time to meet with the Uncle Ruckus of the hip hop world, aka. Kanye west. If you don’ know who Uncle Ruckus is, he has his own wiki page. In short Uncle Ruckus is the modern version of Uncle Tom, who was an institutionalized non threatening slave. Kanye has proven his unworthiness; as a supporter of the white supremacist status quo, he has put himself in the same category as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and the rest of the crazies on Fox, not good and not cool. If any one out there is actually reading this, spread the word to boycott any product that has the Kanye West name attached to it. He is no better than Ted Nugent as far as I am concerned and in some ways worse, because he is a person of color and should know better. The fact that he does not disassociate himself from Trump, demonstrates that he is shallow and uninformed and living in the celebrity bubble. This man does not deserve our support, or our dollars.