“Are you more pro biden or anti-ye and why?” Chance tweeted. “I understand that you will want to answer that you are just trying to” take out Trump “but in this hypothetical scenario where you are replacing Trump, can someone explain why Joe Biden would be better ?? A few minutes later, he followed up on this request with an even more confusing tweet: “I finally got the answer now. I understand. You trust Biden more than you trust Ye. I think I understand why, I just don’t feel the same. ”
As you would expect, much of the Internet responded to these tweets with question marks, hysterical GIFs, and instructions to “read a book” simply because Chance’s remarks are so ill-defined. It is difficult to say to whom he even targets his passive-aggressive frustration. On the one hand, the dichotomy he presents between pro-Biden and anti-Kanye ignores a large group of young, multiracial and working class – many former supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren – who refuse to vote for Biden in November or are less enthusiastic to do so, but also find the presidential candidacy of West repulsive and frankly unrealistic. Ironically, many of these young people belong to his fan base or at least know him as a musician and activist. If Chance is dissenting against the moderates and liberals who simply want to “get Trump out”, as he notes, rather than electing a candidate who best meets the needs of marginalized people, it is strange not to call specifically these people, even less suggest that West is this candidate.What’s even more troubling than Chance’s misunderstanding over the current Democratic Party dialogue is his seemingly authentic belief that West, a man with no political experience – he didn’t even vote before – and questions about the legitimacy of the slavery of movable property, is fit to be President of the United States. Beyond the fact that a Kanye West presidential ticket is pretty much unsustainable at this point, West’s political aspirations, as stated in his interview with Forbes, are silly at best and fatal at worst.In a telephone interview with Forbes publisher Randall Lane, the rapper and fashion designer, questioned vaccines as a solution to ending the COVID-19 crisis, calling them “the mark of the beast.” He discussed other issues such as police brutality, education and foreign policy with obscure religious language and simple confessions of ignorance. More controversial, however, he presented a dangerous and bogus topic of discussion, often used by conservative experts and evangelical Christian pro-life groups, on the function of abortion clinics – especially Planned Parenthood – within the black community. as “the work of the devil” implemented by white supremacists.
Despite all of this, Chance was sufficiently convinced of his friend’s political agenda that he would switch to a strange and incoherent rant on Twitter expressing his scruples about the term “presidential”, responding to West Naysayers, publishing a poll asking how users were thinking about the repairs, calling the Chicago Police Service to report the murder of Black Panther Party activist Fred Hampton, and retweeting an earlier tweet that said “alota u niggas is racist”. It only took almost eight hours for the rapper to be corrected, mocked and endorsed by historically obtuse actor Terry Crews to partially recognize the mistakes in his ways.
« It only took almost eight hours for the rapper to be corrected, mocked and endorsed by historically obtuse actor Terry Crews to partially recognize the mistakes in his ways.«
“Okay, I’m the one who’s slowly trying to come down this hill without falling and dying,” he tweeted Monday evening. “For whom you are voting, I hope they will abolish the prison system as we know it, honor black reparations and all treaties with Indigenous peoples and finally end homelessness. Whoever may be God bless them. He went on to say, “I understand the improbability that Ye will win the 46th presidential seat and I understand that not everyone who votes for Biden necessarily does so with enthusiasm.” ”
Although any attempt at self-correction is certainly better than none, Chance still displays the same lack of knowledge he had about blacks in American politics when he defended West’s right not to be a democrat two years ago. years. The stages of this whole debacle are also embarrassingly similar to this previous incident, in that it took the approval of Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr., two notoriously bad people, for him to change. of course. Additionally, Chance framing his tweets and insults to black people as another stupid mistake shows a lack of maturity and understanding of real responsibility on the part of someone who considers himself a leader in his community.
Who knows if Chance will really take the time to understand the complexity of liberal and black left thinking in today’s political climate? All we can really hope for is that it will do it offline.