When even Don Lemon says “I’m just gonna to be honest and I may get in a lot of trouble for it”, you know it’s gonna be bad.
Even before Kanye had his big, splashy meeting at the White House, CNN had a lot to say about Kanye having broken from the pack African-American cultural heroes are ‘supposed’ to run with.
(The operative words here being ‘supposed to’…)
Even BEFORE the meeting they were saying things like ‘Kanye West is what happens when negroes don’t read’, (at which point Don Lemon was doubled over with laughter) or ‘black folks are about to trade Kanye West in the racial draft’, or ‘token negro of the Trump Administration’…
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) October 10, 2018
Don Lemon is basically a song consisting of one note… everything is seen through the paradigm of race.
“I actually felt bad for him. What I saw was a minstrel show today. Him in front of all these white people, mostly white people, embarrassing himself. And embarrassing (pause) Americans, but mostly black Americans because every one of them is sitting either at home, or with their phones watching this, cringing. I couldn’t even watch it, I had to turn the television off because it was so hard to watch, him sitting there being used by the President of the United States. The President of the United States Exploiting him […] Kanye needs help.
"What I saw was a Minstrel show today."@DonLemon reacts to Kanye West's bizarre Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump.
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) October 11, 2018
… and all of a sudden he is the one who represents the African Community? He doesn’t, and we need to take the cameras away from Kanye and from a lot of this craziness that happens in the White House. It is not normal. This was an embarrassment. Kanye’s mother is rolling over in her grave. I spoke to one of her friends today, or texted with one of her friends …
Lemon goes on to say [Kanye’s mom] would be ’embarrassed by this’, she would be terribly disturbed by this.
What kind of a sleazy weasel invokes someone’s dead mother to slam someone who dared to break ranks from the ideological straightjacket he was expected to live in?
Put any of these cheap shots in the mouth of a white commentator on a Conservative platform and some leftist mob with pitchforks would be ready to burn it to the ground. But CNN gets a ‘pass’.
Scott Adams has it right when he said:
Kanye broke Don Lemon. https://t.co/S8E2MASXWP
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 12, 2018
It’s not just Don Lemon and his panel, either. Former CNN employee, and former DNC head, Donna Brazile said that “he set us back 155 years”.
Yeah, it's just like slavery days when billionaire black men hugged their friend the President, who'd just improved the lives of all African-Americans by virtually ending unemployment. I remember reading about that. https://t.co/gt5tIzNF2f
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) October 12, 2018
The left is mad that Kanye is ‘legitimizing’ political alternatives that they have carefully cultivated as being ‘beyond the pale’.
In the days of antebellum slavery, slaveholders valued people for their physicality. They could profit off their labor. Their goal was financial gain.
But today, the game is different. There is no physical slavery and there are no plantations profiting off of manual labor. That doesn’t stop those who have been ‘red-pilled’ (have defected from the Left) from comparing the political left from being ‘a plantation’.
How does that work? Simple.
The new goal isn’t financial wealth, it’s power. And you can generate some serious power through lockstep voting blocks. Isn’t that what LBJ is supposed to have said in that infamous quote of his?
“I’ll have those n*****s voting Democratic for the next 200 years”.
What happens if you threaten that monolithic voting block and tell them they owe NO allegiance to any political party?
Those loyal to that party — and the power it promises — find themselves threatened and they WILL turn on you.
Just like they did with Kanye.
Kanye is dangerous to these people, not because he is speaking favorably of Trump, but because he just built the ideological equivalent of the Underground Railroad.