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Kanye West generated a lot of publicity for himself and Donald Trump by wearing a #MAGA hat during his performance on SNL which was a last minute replacement for Ariana Grande, a recent victim of groping at Aretha Franklin’s funeral by a Cosby like #poundcake preacher. However, it is was what Kanye said or sang while off the air that elicited boos from the studio crowd which was captured on video by comedian, actor and television producer Chris Rock and posted to Instagram.
“The blacks want always Democrats…you know it’s like the plan they did, to there are fathers out the home and put them on welfare…does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan,” West said. “There’s so many times I talk to, like, a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.” – Kanye West
Kanye West seems to be purposely doing and saying things typical of right-wing suspected racist political pundits and their non-white proxies as if he is being coached. It is hard to believe that he doesn’t know this behavior will make most of those who have supported his music career angry which he has admitted to getting a feeling of happiness when making people emotional and angry like some sort of bipolar energy vampire. West does have a diagnosed and untreated mental illness he calls a superpower and it may continue to manifest in more and more self-destructive career damaging ways if he keeps ignoring his mental health needs. Some believe that it will take regular psychological therapy sessions and medication to Make Kanye Well Again #MKWA.
However, there was a bright spot for the New Abolitionists Movement which recently manifested itself in the #prisonstrike demands issued by American slaves in the prison system who demanded among other things, an end to “modern slavery” which is codified in the 13th Amendment.
According to TMZ, Kanye said,
“We build factories here in America to create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment.” – Kanye West
TMZ seemed a bit confused by Kanye’s comment and wondered if it would actually allow states to start back practicing slavery but what Kanye is referring to is the 13th Amendments slavery exception clause which allows for slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for “crime” if a person is “duly” convicted which doesn’t mean justly convicted.
Kanye would clarify his comments in later tweets.
the 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended We are the solution that heals
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
not abolish but. let’s amend the 13th amendment
We apply everyone’s opinions to our platform
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
The 13th Amendment gave rise to the convict leasing system and the enslavement of many of the recently emancipated victims of slavery after the civil war. This loophole has also been duplicated in most of the state constitutions and Colorado hopes to remove their exception for slavery from their constitution by passing “Amendment A” which will be on the ballot in November. The New Abolitionists Movement has been calling on Congress to hold congressional hearings on the 13th Amendment and for those engaged in holding a constitutional convention will amend the 13th Amendment to remove the clause or loophole and end slavery once and for all in the United States without the need for bloodshed. Kanye’s voice on the issue of legalized modern slavery and human trafficking is a welcome addition even if some of us may not agree with some of his other political views.