A Strikingly Ignorant Thing to Say

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» Kanye Says the Black Man Chose the Shackles of Slavery for 400 Years

Just when you think you've heard it all .. you hear a black man say that 400 years of slavery sounds like a choice to him.

Kanye says that 400 years of slavery sounds like a choice to him (01 May 2018)

Kanye here is smiling .. but he is the only one. Harvey looks concerned. Nobody sees the humor that Kanye does. Nobody else feels his sense of levity. His strange sense.

Is this not a strikingly ignorant thing to say? .. that slavery was a "choice."

If Kanye had lived a hundred years ago, I bet that he would have a different opinion of slavery. Much different.

Somebody please share this video with Kanye.

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Somebody should take Kanye to the lynching memorial down in Montgomery ..

Lynching memorial Montgomery, Alabama

.. to better educate him about the history of "choices" that blacks made every day in America for many years.

Scourged back of escaped Louisiana slave Gordon (1863)

Perhaps Van would volunteer for such a learning excursion.

Van at TMZ is not happy with what Kanye said about slavery

This guy right here is the real hero of the whole mess. Who was not impressed that he was able to articulate such things so well .. and under such circumstances?

That was an impressive thing. I bet that Ebro would agree.

» Intellectual Laziness

I feel that Kanye's stated views on slavery represent an intellectual laziness .. just as slavery itself involves a type of physical laziness .. where people didnt want to do the physical labor involved with life in early America.

But rather, they want others to do the hard work for them .. while they sip sweet tea from the shady breezes of their plantation porch.

» Why Not Simply Start an Exercise Program and Skip the Opioids?

Speaking of physical laziness .. Kanye's comments on the nature of slavery in America are so bizarre that I am not even going to mention how he said that he got liposuction for others.

No .. he got the liposuction for himself. But he is somehow blaming his decision on others. That is lame.

Kanye could have simply started an exercise routine .. like everybody else does when they want to lose weight and get in shape so that they look good (.. for their own sense of self-esteem and for their lover).

I have seen Dennis Rodman in the gym there at 24-Hour Fitness on 19th street in Costa Mesa. Numerous times I saw him there, working out.

(Rodman is hard to miss. And there was sometimes a sweet Asian-chick, trying to put the move on him. Abel knows what I am talking about.)

Pablo never got the extra fat sucked out of his ass .. Kanye should know this. And opioids are the thing that killed Prince.

» A Man In Crisis and Beyond Help?

Sheryl says that Kanye looks like a man in crisis .. and she is concerned that he is beyond help.

She also says that his comments validate racism, validate lynchings, validate slavery.

I am not familiar enough with Kanye or his work to know if he is beyond help .. but clearly, there is something very wrong with him .. with his mind. With his thoughts. With his ideas.

We humans dont like to believe that anyone is beyond help.

This minimizing and dismissing of the incomprehensible suffering and agony of so many innocent slaves .. it is a heartbreaking thing. It seems so cold and callous.

The part of me that empathizes with the plight of the black man in America feels hurt by Kanye's betrayal. But I think that I actually feel more sad for him .. than I feel hurt by the betrayal.

Famous musicians imploding .. this scenario is far from rare.

On the subject of betrayal, Jesus had Judas .. who sold out the son of God for money. Thirty pieces of silver .. for the source of eternal salvation himself. This is what I would call a bad deal.

If Kanye simply focused on making music .. and avoided the pimping .. I think that he would do better. Because, he is only good at one of these.

Let the art speak for itself.

» Did Not Properly Grieve the Loss of His Mother?

I have heard some speculate that Kanye's crisis is a consequence of him not properly grieving the death of his mother.

The loss of a mother is a gigantic loss. It takes years under the best of circumstances.

This is the woman who birthed you. I dont care who you are .. the loss of the woman who birthed you .. this is a world-rocking loss.

His mother died back in 2009. So it seems like a long time has passed for those issues to still be plaguing him.

It says here that his mom died, in part, due to "as a consequence of liposuction."

I know that it's hard to believe that Kanye would opt for the very thing that helped kill him mom, but you can go ahead and read it for yourself.

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