The brunt of this piece is in response to a view that’s being taken towards Kanye West as he and his team announces plans to get on the 2020 ballot in a handful of states, with no statistical chance of winning and with the only outcome seemingly to be to detract votes from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The view I’m referring to is that of Kanye being some sort of victim, or naive participant in the whole process.
It can be summed up from this one tweet from Ben Rhodes (whom I have *nothing* against in anyway, but it just helps exemplify the perspective towards Kanye that I’m trying to address in greater detail)
So, "no respect for voters or whatever Kanye is going through."
"or whatever Kanye is going through."
Last I checked, Kanye West is a grown man, who has accomplished more than probably anyone who's going to read this article, who has more money and resources at his disposal than just about anyone to get him the help he needs.
'Money doesn't have anything to do with someone's mental health' I hear you saying.. well, and in that same vein... mental health doesn't have anything to do with trying to split the black vote.
mental health doesn't have anything to do with trying to split the black vote.
Also, Kim is not some helpless bystander here. Anyone who thinks both her and Kanye do not profit off of every moment of this do not understand what it means to be a Kardashian. They only stay paid if they stay relevant and in the public eye.
So, to keep it concise, we don't need to have respect for 'whatever Kanye is going through' as he simultaneously works to detract votes, undercut democratic values and ultimately line his pockets.