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. Much different.

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 an opportunist here?

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

» 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.

Notice how both Kanye and Trump like to blame their shortcomings on others. 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.

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

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