Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mind #100: Black Like He?

I miss the old Kanye, straight from the ‘Go Kanye / Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye / I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye / The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye / I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye / I gotta to say at that time I’d like to meet Kanye – I Love Kanye, written by Kanye West, 2016.

You may have heard of Kanye Omari West. He is a very successful rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer… and now, he’s a presidential candidate.

When it comes to businessmen as presidential candidates, I will say this: he is far more qualified, experienced and successful then the current clown-in-chief, President Orangeface. But he’s probably no more qualified than, oh, let’s say, you are. Or either of my cats. I’m just playing the odds here.

Don’t matter none. Orangeface has set the presidential bar so low it doubles as a sewer pipe. Yeah, West has made it onto a couple state ballots and doubtlessly will do so in a couple more — mostly swing-states, and that is for a reason.

As it turns out, major Republican campaign operators have been “assisting” West’s efforts to become our next president. You’d think they would be working for the reelection of Orangeface.

Well, it just so happens they are doing just that. They’re trying to get him to run under the belief this will undermine Joe Biden’s chances to pick up some of those states that Orangeface won four years ago. The belief is that Black voters are so short sighted they would vote for anybody on the ballot that is Black — at least enough of these Black voters to swing the state over to their Man In Orange.

And that, dear friends, is racist. “They like Kanye, right? He’s a successful rap dude. He’s Black. He fucks Kim Kardashian. So, they’ll vote for him instead of some old White guy.” You bet, Orangeface! If only Uncle Ben married a popular White lady and survived the lynching, he could have been president.

Nah, what’s left of the Republican Party, “the party of Lincoln” (proving they know nothing about Lincoln or American history) thinks that will work. Kanye West is to President Orangeface what Black Bart was to Governor William J. Le Petomane.

I don’t need to waste your time or Pop Culture Squad’s bandwidth to back up the extremely well-informed perception that Orangeface And Company are the most blatantly racist White House voles since Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the man who was president during our last massive pandemic 100 years ago. That’s a coincidence. Pandemics and racism have nothing in common – other than the people who are most likely to be hurt.

The funny thing is, I’d much rather have Kanye West as president than the current Clown-in-Chief. But I think we have learned that just because a person is good at one or two types of business — in West’s case, the music and fashion industries — doesn’t necessarily make him or her qualified to be, or any good at, running a healthy nation. And right now, ours is not a healthy nation in the least. We need an experienced hand at the tiller of state.

So Kanye West is a sham candidate being shined upon by the person who commands Air Force One. No knock on that; Dennis Miller took to the same process and he threw himself into it so totally he lost his career as an actor, severely undermined his career as a comedian, and at least temporarily lost his sense of humor. I loved Miller in Bordello of Blood, running around shooting demons with a Super-Shooter filled with holy water and I will admit it must be tough to top that performance. But… I digress.

Will Kanye lose his base by being the tool of the Orangeface Base? I hope not. We do not and we should not expect our entertainers to be proficient in politics and government. We are used to our entertainers acting like idiots. That’s a part of why we love them so.

But the Orangeface Base… good grief. Can they go any lower than conning a highly successful Black entertainer into doing their dirty work for them?

That’s a trick question.

Of course they can.