Nothing enrages leftists like a one of their admired celebrities challenging their liberal doctrine, but that’s exactly what Kanye West did with a series of tweets this weekend when he challenged the perpetual “victimhood” mentality of liberals, resulting in a predictably backlash from the left.
It started with Kanye West complimenting conservative YouTuber Candice Owens (once known as her screen name “RedPillBlack”) and announcing that he loves the way she thinks.
I love the way Candace Owens thinks
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
Owens hosted an event at UCLA recently where Black Lives Matters protesters showed up to disrupt her speech. She then branded these disrupted as “whiny toddlers pretending to be oppressed for attention.”
Black Lives Matter protesters showed up to my @UCLA event to protest. Here is a video clip of me smacking them down with the truth; they’re a bunch of whiny toddlers, pretending to be oppressed for attention. pic.twitter.com/riBA0A3J1I
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 20, 2018
Leftist celebrities were quick to attack West and Owens in their typical perverse manners, accurately portraying that leftists will only come to the defense of the free speech of African-Americans as long as they tow the Democrat lines and quietly accepting their place on the “Democrat plantation”.
When @PerezHilton @TomArnold and @ShaunKing, 3 white men, rush to viciously attack the freedom of two black people who refuse to be pawns to a leftist ideology—it should ring as a wake up call to the world about who the real racists are.
None of you white men own my blackness.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 22, 2018
Even Rosanne Barr, who is currently enjoying extraordinary ratings for her new television show, chimed in to agree with Kanye and Candice.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 21, 2018
Not only did Kanye come to the defense of Candice Owens, but he challenged one of the Democrat’s most powerful political tools…victimhood. Kanye states that although actual slavery has long since been abolished, the mentality of slavery is alive and well with those who would cling to perpetual victimhood.
To concisely sum up his message, Kanye West sent the following tweet:
West is referring to the pervasive “victim culture” that the left has effectively used to solidify voting blocs of minorities by persistently convincing them they have been oppressed their entire lives, and that none of their live problems are actually their fault, but rather the fault of wealthy racist white people. Ironically, most of the Democrats proclaiming this messages are also wealthy white people, essentially claiming that only wealthy white politicians can save the poor minorities from other wealthy white politicians, namely conservatives.
The reason why Kanye’s and Candice’s message of breaking free from the chains of victimhood is so politically dangerous to the left is because for decades the Democrats have had a stranglehold on black voters, with 76% identifying as Democrats in 2012, claiming that only by voting Democrat in every election will they ever have a chance at “social justice” and positive change.
In order to maintain their political power, Democrats must maintain a permanent “victim class” as well as an underclass of Americans living on the edge of poverty. The Democratic Party has successfully convinced millions of these Americans that they are oppressed and disadvantaged by “racism” and a racist system that’s keeping them down, when in reality the only thing preventing them from achieving success is Democrat urban policies and high taxes.
One of the driving forces behind prosperity in America is the fact that everyone, regardless of their social class, race or religion has equal opportunities under the law. In fact, minorities have specific legal protections and advantages built into the employment and educational systems called Affirmative Action. In addition, universities and leftist tech companies go above and beyond Affirmative Action, allegedly refusing to hire qualified White and Asian males in order to cultivate a “diverse” working environment, with Google currently be sued because this discrimination. Ironically, although Asians are a minority in the US they always get lumped in with Whites when it comes to the left’s racial agenda and policies.
If more African-Americans decide to take Owen’s and Kanye’s advice to break free of the victimhood mentality of the left, then the Democratic Party will find it difficult to survive in a position of political power in the future, which explains why they are so quick to ridicule, criticize and shut down the speech of any African-Americans who deny victimhood.