The trajectory of Ye’s (the artist formerly known as Kanye West) life has broken the mold of what defines a universally known celebrity. His embrace of Christianity and support for President Donald Trump created shockwaves worldwide, catapulting him firmly into the political arena. That is when the mainstream media began to silence Ye’s voice.
His outspokenness for Christian values and refusal to be reined in contributed to his divorce from his then-wife, Kim Kardashian, in early 2022. The current year has seen him continuing his political discourse.
On October 3rd, West appeared at his Yeezy fashion show in Paris with Candace Owens, wearing “White Lives Matter” shirts. Ye’s shirt also featured Pope John Paul II on the front, symbolizing his Christian faith.
A black billionaire is not the usual type to be attacked by the hate mob, but due to speaking the truth, four of his concerts at SoFi Stadium were canceled. Then came the Tucker Carlson Interview. Ye was calm and composed, a far cry from the accusations of the mainstream media that he is ‘crazy’ and ‘unhinged.’ Despite Ye’s primary professions relating to music, art, and fashion, he delivered a surprisingly clear and honest message about the current state of American politics. Tucker and Ye touched on topics ranging from mass abortion in the black community to his experiences at the White House during the Trump Administration.
For West, his insights into the ties between the political and entertainment industries are deeply personal. He describes how the Clintons allegedly used his ex-wife Kim Kardashian to push the COVID-19 vaccines and to tamp down his public support for Trump.
But, the most significant moment came from an unexpected statement concerning Jared Kushner:
“After sitting with Jared, I was like, wow, these guys might have really been holding Trump back and being very much a handler. They loved to just look at me or look at Trump like we’re so crazy and that they’re the businessmen. So when I think about all these things, that Jared somehow doesn’t get enough credit for his ‘work’ and what is his work, in Israel? You know, where he made these peace treaties? I just think it was to make money. Is that too heavy-handed to put on this platform?
And I just think that’s what they’re about is making money. I don’t think they have the ability to make anything on their own, I think they’re born into money. And for me as a maverick and a talent and a person that has been kicked and lost everything, said to have lost my mind, to becoming a multi-billionaire– as a person that has really built something from nothing, when I sit across the table from a Josh Kushner and he just feels so entitled to that idea and this person has never brought anything of value other than so-called being a good venture capitalist, I have a major issue with that. And it makes me feel like they weren’t serving my boy Trump the way we could have, you know because Trump wanted nothing but the best for this country.”
The interview was merely a prelude to the news-shattering tweets that Ye would drop some days later.
Isn’t it odd how Ye’s Twitter was banned after saying this? It is kosher to attack so-called White hegemonic power. It is celebrated to attack Christianity. It is perfectly acceptable to call out the Chinese for their tribalism and ethnic empire-building. These things are normalized in the “marketplace of ideas.” Yet hypocrisy runs rampant, even amongst the so-called “pro-free speech” conservatives.
Where was their support for Ye when he was banned from Twitter? It is as if everyone is afraid to protect free speech. For the Turning Point conservative, the 1st Amendment buck stops when it comes to acknowledging Jewish power.
The censorship campaign against Ye rose to a different scale after this. While talking heads of the mainstream right called him crazy or remained mute on the matter, many rank-and-file Americans came out to support him. Ye has always been an outlier, even among celebrities, because of his eccentricities and outspoken views. Despite his intense personality, his fans have known him to be frank and sincere in his motivations.
In his latest interview with Revolt, Ye was in a more informal atmosphere than Tucker Carlson’s manicured style. In the three-hour uncut podcast, Ye aired all his grievances, mentioning the multitude of transgressions Jews in the entertainment and clothing industries have committed against him.
This was no wild, unhinged rant typical of the stereotypes created by the media but a casual and intelligent conversation on what Ye outlines as Jewish power. He mentioned their untouchable status in the media and politics through a combination of tribalistic nepotism and blackmail.
Ye pulled no punches, speaking from his past and present predicaments on these high-temperature topics. He also said he would run for president in 2024 and end all wars, which is anathema to the war hawks in both wings of Congress. When asked if he would be Donald Trump’s VP if given the opportunity, he said yes.
Here are some of the other people Ye has called out by name on various podcasts:
Despite the sinister hate mob against him, he continues to flourish and proudly speak of his plans. What he has said this month is controversial, but while some have called him antisemitic, none have proved him wrong.
Over the past 100+ years, Jews have had immense success in gaining power in finance, government, and media. One way they have protected their power is through Jewish advocacy groups such as the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) and the more powerful ADL (Anti-Defamation League).
In a publicly shared statement, the ADL condemned Ye’s recent comments, calling them dangerous. “Power. Disloyalty. Greed. Deicide. Blood. Denial. Anti-Zionism. All of these are antisemitic tropes that we break down in our #AntisemitismUncovered Guide,” the Anti-Defamation League stated. “Many of these myths have influenced [Ye’s] comments recently, and it’s dangerous.”
Ari Emanuel, a Jewish American CEO and one of the most influential people in Hollywood, also recently called on all companies to cut ties with Kanye after his comments.
Other agencies and nonprofits chimed in with the usual cavalcade of buzzwords. Accusing Ye of engaging in racism, antisemitism, stereotyping, or Jewish tropes is a weak appeal to emotion that refuses to acknowledge the facticity of claims made.
The fact of the matter is that Jewish people carry a vastly disproportionate amount of influence relative to their population size. Before anyone can even decide on what that means or how that impacts society, we must collectively acknowledge it as what it is: an empirical reality.
To deny this glaring reality is dangerous not only because it denies the truth but because the beliefs of Jewish people are incongruent with the Christian majority of America.
What does it say about our nation that a massive group of people who control its financial, political, and cultural sectors are beyond reproach or criticism for their in-group preference, which often comes at the expense of average Americans? What does it mean to live in a country where the minority in power is diametrically opposed to Christianity, the primary religion of the people? What are the effects of the elites existing as an ethnic clique who do not wish for the best of the nation’s people but themselves? It means to live as a slave. Ye said that slavery is a choice. He has chosen not to read the teleprompter, take the antidepressants, and wear the intellectual chains.