- Kanye West Turns Politics Into Punch Line (Image: MGN)
We only have four years until the streets are filled with signs that say, “Vote Kanye For President 2020.” No one took Kanye seriously when he said he was running for president in the next election. Why? Well, for starters, no one takes anything that Kanye says seriously.
Yet, in an interview he had recently with BBC, he said that although he isn’t a very political person, he has views on how to better humanity. He can’t honestly think that he would win that election, can he? I mean, maybe I shouldn’t underestimate the ego of Kanye West. Really let that image sink in. Kanye West…and Kim Kardashian….in the White House. It gives me heartburn to even imagine it.
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My fear is that because the young generation idolizes the celebrity world, they just might vote for him.
In the interview with Radio 1 he said, “We are numb. We’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year, we’re numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July. When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views. I don’t have views on politics. I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. If there is anything I can do with my time and my day to somehow make a difference while I’m alive, I’m going to try to do it.”
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I find myself in a panic for the state of the country. We have increasing incidents of attacks, we have reality TV stars, and now rappers, running for President. We have corrupt politicians who want to run the country as a mafia in the running to change history. What happened? What happened to the country that was once the stronghold of the world? The country that everyone looked up.
Even President Obama laughed at the concept of Kanye running for President, while also making fun of himself. Obama said in October, “You’ve got to deal with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show, so you gotta be cool with that. Saying you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy — that’s what’s known as off-message in politics. Do you really think this country is going to elect a black guy from the south side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the U.S.? That is crazy. That’s cray.”
If Kanye is serious, wave goodbye to the America that we used to know.