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." I wonder what Dyson thinks.

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

John Hartfield will be lynched by Ellisville mob at 5 o'clock this afternoon

Much different. I bet that Mamie Kirkland would concur.

Somebody please share this video with Kanye.

Here is another from James Baldwin, called the Pin Drop speech, that he shoud familiarize himself with. (Does Kanye even know who James Baldwin was?)

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» Candace Makes Me Feel Sad for the Black Man in America

Speaking of black people who say strikingly ignorant things .. check out Candace Owens here.

RMU takes Candace Owens to school for being wildly uniformed and saying strikingly ignorant things (10 April 2019)

The all-black, well-educated panel here at Roland Martin Unfiltered (RMU) addresses Candace's comments. 

Her comments make me feel sad for the black man. As if they dont already have enough obstacles to overcome .. without one of their own turning against them.

Is she doing this for the money? There are many whites who will gladly pay blacks to say things like this publicly. Is she being opportunistic here?

I dont get it .. and it seems like neither do the members of this panel.

» Cornel West Rejects the Opinion's of Candace as Strikingly Ignorant

I wonder what Cornel West thinks of the things that Candace has said.

Candace Owens debates Cornel West on Laura Ingraham's show with commentary by Ana and Cenk (12 June 2019)

Even the look on Laura Ingraham's face seemed to be saying, "I can't believe I am hearing this girl say this shit. Even I know that this is total bullshit."

» Why Does Clarence Thomas Adopt Such a Hostile Posture Toward the Weak and the Poor and the Helpless?

Speaking of people who make me feel sad for the black man in America .. Clarence Thomas.

Clarence Thomas vs the Evidence, by David Leonhardt (3 July 2019)

I admit that Clarence never said that slavery was a choice .. but in many ways, his views and opinions have been much more detrimental to the black-skinned man in America.

Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) must be rolling over in his grave.

I dont know why Blow doesnt take up a lamentation against Clarence Thomas every time he delivers a vote that sides with the rich and the powerful against the weak and the poor and the helpless .. against the oppressed.

Should not this black man represent the black experience in America? How closely do you feel his opinions reflect the experiences of the black man in America?

How closely do you feel his opinions parallel those of Thurgood Marshall?

I can't help but wonder what Anita Hill thinks.

» The History of "Choices" that the Black Man Made for Many Years in America

Anyway .. somebody should take Kanye and Candace for a visit to the lynching memorial down in Montgomery ..

Lynching memorial Montgomery, Alabama

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

Scourged back of escaped Louisiana slave Gordon (1863)

Or perhaps somebody will accompany Kanye to the Whitney plantation outside New Orleans. This would help to correct his ignorance on this important subject.

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.

Maybe a tour of Sugar Land, Texas would help Kanye to see the light. He obviously needs to educate himself.

» 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 associated 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.

Both Kanye and Trump claim to never read books. This is one of the reasons why they both share the same value-structure .. because they are both intellectually lazy.

I can't help but wonder what Gordon and David think about that.

» 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.

» People Who Blame Others for Their Own Shortcomings

Notice how both Kanye and Trump like to blame their shortcomings on others. (Labye blames 400 years of slavery on choices slaves made.) They both fail to take responsibility for their actions.

Is it any wonder why they both share so many of the same values and characteristics? (Didnt Kanye also say that he wanted to run for president?)

They both make outlandish claims about their own importance.

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.

Speaking of Pablo .. did you know that both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked that Cézanne is "the father of us all."

I became familiar with Cezanne through Hemingway. Hemingway wrote cryptic shit about how he was styling his writing after the way that Cezanne painted. It certainly sounds impressive enough.

» 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 his mom, but you can go ahead and read it for yourself.

» Physical Manifestations of Unresolved Grief

Tell Kanye to check out t=10:25 in this TEDx Talk by Max Strom in Cape May.

Max Strom TEDx Talk Cape May (posted 7 Dec 2015)

This is how unresolved grief and trauma can express itself. (Does this guy not have the most soothing voice?)

» Going Fishing at Night on a Charter Boat Out of Cape May with Mike and JD

I have a good story from Cape May. Remind me to tell you that story .. about going fishing out on a charter boat there .. with Mike and JD. That was a lot of fun.

It was a night fishing excursion. JD was starting to get tired and falling asleep .. but he couldnt stop catching fish. And these fish were fighters.

I was living in Pennsylvania at the time.

» More Strikingly Ignorant Things to Say

Speaking of strikingly ignorant things to say .. check out Kanye's absurd perspective on the #MeToo movement.

Kanye's absurd #MeToo perspective with Letterman (31 May 2019)

That was a very stupid thing to say. I bet that Ellen would agree.

Ellen DeGeneres talks with David Letterman about her experiences of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather (31 May 2019)

He is telling you how the #MeToo movement makes some men feel. It makes them feel uncomfortable and afraid. He articulates why these men feel this way.

I wonder what Jennifer Araoz thinks of that.

Jennifer Araoz says that Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was 15. (10 July 2019)

I wonder what Ken Starr thinks of that.

Ken Starr helps defend sexual predator of minors Jeffrey Epstein (8 July 2019, The Darkness of Corruption)

Because he always seems to take the side of wealthy male predators, and defends them from young, vulnerable girls.

Baylor Univ report on findings regarding Ken Starr's response to reports of sexual assault (2016)

What gives Ken? Why are you always on the side that tries to protect men who prey on young, vulnerable girls?

Is this just a coincidence? I think not.

Is it the money? What would your dad say .. about you always taking the side of the rich-n-powerful against the weak and the poor and the helpless?

Ken Starr at House Judiciary Committee hearing on Bill Clinton (1998)

I am not going to tell you to go fuck yourself, Ken .. but I admit that it's pretty hard not to.

I wonder what Tarana Burke thinks about both Ken Starr's actions and Kanye's comments. She is the founder of the #MeToo movement.

I wonder what Jennifer's lawyer thinks.

Jennifer Araoz's lawyer, Kimberly Lerner, says that Jennifer is one of the strongest women she has ever met (11 July 2019)

I knew that Jennifer was a strong woman. That is not easy to do what she did.

Jennifer Araoz says that Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was 15 (10 July 2019)

That is very difficult .. to talk about that kind of thing like that .. publicly.

» He Who Delights in Executing Righteous Deeds of Vindication for the Oppressed

Scripture says that the Lord » performs righteous deeds of vindication for all who are oppressed. He told Jeremiah that he "delights" in exercising justice.

In other words, he gets off on it .. on exercising justice by performing righteous deeds of vindication.

The term vindicate is defined as »

    1. To defend or support against an enemy; maintain the cause or rights of; deliver from wrong, oppression, or the like.
    2. To support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; defend; justify.
    3. To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify.
    4. To avenge; punish; retaliate.

When the Eternal One exercises a righteous deed of vindication on your sorry ass ..

Artist sketch of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (66) wearing a blue jumpsuit in federal court, New York (8 July 2019)

.. this is not something that you recover from .. ever.

You'll see what I mean.

» Is Kanye Able to Feel a Genuine Sense of Empathy and Compassion for Another Sentient Being?

Do you think Kanye is able to feel empathy and compassion? I have my doubts.

The key mechanism in empathy and compassion is to imagine yourself in this shoes of another .. especially someone less fortunate or weaker or less powerful.

Central Park Five on CBS Sunday Morning (12 May 2019)

I have studied this very thing in some detail .. because I find the topic genuinely interesting.

People who suffer traumatic emotional injuries during vulnerable times may have the part of them that feels empathy and compassion .. this part of them may be broken.

They can pretend to experience empathy and compassion, without actually feeling it. He doesnt seem to care about the abusive environments in which women are subjected to on a near-daily basis.

» Is Kanye Able to Put Himself into the Shoes of Another?

He only seems to care about how men feel when women articulate their experiences of abuse. Is this because he is unable to put himself into their shoes? Or because he doesnt give a fuck what they might be experiencing?

When Kanye tells you how the #MeToo movement makes men feel .. he is really telling you how it makes HIM feel. Because he certainly doesnt speak for all men.

I certainly do not feel the way that Kanye feels. I am thinking "Good for women. About time."

Most people feel that empathy and compassion are basic human capacities. But a small number of people seem to genuinely lack such capabilities.

Do you think that Kanye is able to put himself into the shoes of women, and how they must view the world .. where men rule?

Do you think he is able to accurately imagine how someone like Taylor might feel if he barged up onto the stage at an awards ceremony and snatched the mic away from her ..

Kanye snatches away the mic from Taylor 2009 VMAs

.. and proceeded to tell the whole world why she should not be receiving this award? I have my doubts.

» Kanye Should Stick to Making Music

Kanye should stick to making music .. because he seems to say strikingly ignorant things every time he opens his mouth publicly.

Men who have been sexually assaulting women with impunity should be scared. Damn right.

» It Requires a Huge Amount of Courage to Publicly Share Your Story of Abuse

On the other hand, that was a very brave thing for Ellen to do .. to go there like that .. to articulate those things publicly. Who was not impressed?

Letterman knows what I am talking about. Check out his reaction.

Ellen DeGeneres talks with David Letterman about her experiences of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather (31 May 2019)

Ellen is 61. Her sexual abuse occurred at age 15. So it has been 45 or 46 years since this happen to her.

You can still see the pain in her face that these memories bring.

Ellen DeGeneres falls into a thousand mile stare while talking to Letterman about sexual abuse she suffered 45 years ago at age 15 (31 May 2019)

This is what I call the thousand mile stare .. which comes when you revisit traumatic events in your mind. Who cannot relate to this feeling?

» The Moral Responsibility of Every Sentient Being to Speak Out Publicly Against Abuses that Left Them with Lasting Psychic Scars

I have already written about what I consider to be a moral responsibility of every human being to publicly speak out against the injustices and nastiness and personal transgressions that tend to leave lasting psychic wounds.

I wrote about this in a page titled » Sublimating the Soul-Fucking Torment into a Creative Outlet (29 Oct 2019)

If predatory people think that they might be publicly called out someday on their abusive behaviors .. they will be less likely to follow through with their abusive impulses.

I bet that Ellen knows what I am talking about.

Ellen DeGeneres urges victims of sexual assault to speak up (7 June 2019)

On the other hand, if some fuckhead is able to mistreat the less-powerful with impunity .. then they will have less of a deterrent to dissuade them. Much less.

You want these abusive fuckheads to be scared of mistreating those less powerful than themselves. That's the point, Kanye. That's exactly the point of the #MeToo movement. "Duh."

Except in rare cases, men who treat women with the respect and the dignity that they deserve have nothing to worry about.

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