I’ve generally really disliked this guy. I’ve felt he was a brainless thug who compensated for all his character deficits with a severe ghetto attitude. An unpleasant stupid dick.
Where does my distaste go from here?
In the age of the left’s hyper-politicized dominance of late night television, one of the worst examples of the collective anti-Trump hive mind is on NBC’s flagship SNL which has become an extended version of Orwell’s the two-minutes hate.
Not has the show not actually been funny in years, but like the rest of “hate night” television which is now dominated by mean-spirited, foul-mouthed DNC shills like the two Jimmys, Colbert, Maher, Bee and their ilk, has only fed the irrational hatred towards a legitimately elected president and the 63 million Americans who cast their votes for him.
SNL has gotten so bad that original cast member Chevy Chase recently blasted the show as having the “worst f—ing humor in the world” which is quite a damning statement for those who can call what the show puts out as humor.
Enter Kanye who earned the hatred of The Resistance with his defense of Trump that was quickly used to turn him into a pariah of the entertainment industry. The idea that a prominent celebrity of color would dare to speak in a positive manner about the President of the United States was an unforgivable blasphemy.
Still, SNL booked him for the opener and being the canny showman that he is, West would use the nationally televised appearance to show his support of Trump including wearing the hat.
For his sin of thinking and speaking freely, he was bullied and booed by the hate mob that the political left and especially celebs have now become.
I suspect the reason I’ve not cared for him has been that very same spiteful, alienated, standoffish attitude that allows him to openly and defiantly support a firebrand political figure who has polarized this country like never before.
I love Kanye for this! Perhaps it’s that sense of commiseration that brings me to feel such Westian camaraderie. To be a Trump supporter in select demographics is to openly expose yourself to ridicule and ostracization.
But there is another forgotten level implicit in the conscious support of President Trump that transcends politics, per se. For many of us, support of Trump and all things MAGA is a “vice signal” that we seriously have no fucks to give, and miraculously handed a supreme gesture of defying the popular blue pilled paradigm, we can’t help but to indulge.
I personally support the nationalist illusion (whether genuine or not) that President Trump represents. I embrace a recursive return to tradition, cultural and societal, of yore. I embrace the snubbing of propriety and falsity his persona exudes.
But most of all, I embrace the villainous symbol he has become to all the rote-left groups I find myself sadly a part of: entertainment industry, Hispanic, Californian, college educated, artsy, intellectual.