Kanye West and the Utopia Trap, by Tom Luongo

Tom Luongo overstates the importance of Kanye West’s support of President Trump. However, black rapper West’s fulsome endorsement may be a sea change if it leads other blacks to question their unswerving devotion to the Democratic party. From Luongo at tomluongo.me:

The Culture War is over.  The Marxists lost.

They were always going to lose.  Because cultural Marxism cannot sustain itself without feeding off of other people’s wealth.  It’s a parasitic ideology that first consumes the host then drives it mad to destroy everyone else.

After the 2016 election of Donald Trump when Kanye West had his famous meltdown on stage and walked off during a show it was a pivotal moment.

Many saw an enfant terrible throwing a tantrum and crying for attention  But I didn’t.  I heard a man whose world-view was in flux and causing him real pain.

The kind of pain that changes a man.

It’s a moment when you look at what you’ve built and see it for what it is.  In Kanye’s case it wasn’t his art that was the problem, it was the reaction to it.  The system supporting it.

He saw the politics and structure of the music industry, rightly, as just another mechanism of social control. He railed against radio, MTV and the rest of the distribution system.

He saw his place within it, how it was driving artists and fans apart, to bicker and argue while the real power lay with those controlling and stoking the conflicts.

And he torched it.  Willingly.  With an almost hyper self-awareness.

Fast forward to this week when Kanye emerges from his personal 40 days in the desert and tweets out, as Scott Adams said, “Seven Words that Changed Everything.”

Scott’s right about that.  I’m not sure about his whole “Golden Age” thing (watch the video linked above).  But, I am sure that Kanye West put paid his promise to his fans that he pissed off in November 2016 that he would be a change agent.

That he wasn’t going to go along to get along, stay quiet, be a good boy and reap the benefits of a system he saw as corrupt and corrupting.

Like Kanye or hate him, in this moment you have to respect him.

What he did this week goes far beyond red-pilling a large swath of the American black community about how the Democrats take them for granted, use them for their purposes.

What he did was throw the entirety of cultural Marxism into the ashbin of history.  He just took a massive dump on the entire canon of identity politics.

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One response to “Kanye West and the Utopia Trap, by Tom Luongo

  1. Wow, take the blue pill, please. One man does not win a cultural war.

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