HATERS PILE ON KANYE
Criticize rapper for thinking for himself
It was entirely predictable because it’s happened so often before, yet it was repulsive and infuriating to watch as a vicious pig pile of presidential haters descended upon rapper Kanye West for daring to break free of left-wing dogma and actually think for himself while visiting Donald Trump at the White House two days ago.
CNN’s Don Lemon called West “an embarrassment,” suggesting his visit was “like a minstrel show,” evoking images of Stepin Fetchit, daring to condescendingly add, “His mother is rolling over in her grave.”
That’s just plain outrageous.
Hey, Don, perhaps it’s the same way your loved ones felt on New Year’s Eve 2016 when CNN, realizing you were intoxicated on the air while attempting to host its New Year’s Eve coverage, cut the power to your microphone. Nice going, hotshot. West, speaking fast without a filter, employed the worst of vulgarities, evoking horror from the same fraudulent lefties who all but cheered Robert De Niro for using the same vile expletive to denigrate Trump at the Tony Awards in June. What phonies.
During the last presidential election an NPR reporter pressed black candidate Ben Carson, an acclaimed neurosurgeon, on why he didn’t speak about race more often, as if avoiding the topic.
“When I take someone into the operating room,” he replied with exasperation, “and I peel down the scalp, take off the bone flap and open the dura, I’m operating on the thing that makes the person who they are. It’s not the covering that makes them who they are.”
Do you think Lemon would consider that an embarrassing answer?
Or perhaps you remember how Harry Belafonte berated black Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell for their loyalty to George W. Bush, calling them “house slaves,” implying they did the will of their “master,” adding “somebody needs to tell her about her blackness.”
Rice, a lady of grace, dignity and inordinate accomplishment, was indignant, and properly so.
“I don’t need Harry Belafonte to tell me what it means to be black!” she said.
No, she surely didn’t, and the guessing here is that Kanye West doesn’t need Don Lemon to lecture him about it either.