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Kanye West is determined to keep on wearing his “White Lives Matter” t-shirt, which he sported at his Paris Fashion Week show, despite fierce and expected backlash from the Left.
Kanye is clearly — as he said in his interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson — stating “the obvious.” He is also clearly distancing himself from — and countering — the woke hatred of the Marxist, thieving, destructive Black Lives Matter movement, which has only hurt black Americans.
West’s t-shirt also achieves something else: it presents the picture of a successful and wealthy black man in America who rejects victimhood and embraces ALL races — including white people. This is a nightmare for the woke leftists. And while they convulse in rage over West’s fashion statement, along comes another problem for them: entertainment icon Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has stepped up in support of West having the right to do and say what he wants on this matter.
Although Diddy stated that the t-shirts were “very tone-deaf,” he also affirmed that people “don’t have to condemn Kanye or cancel him.”
Vanity Fair described Diddy as “the artist and mogul” who is “defining his next era,” and goes on:
The man who turned hip-hop culture into a global lifestyle brand in the go-go 1990s has a lot to think about during the cultural upheaval of the 2020s. “I am the happiest I’ve ever been in life, I laugh the most, I smile the most, I breathe the most,” he tells me. In a word, Combs has love on his mind.
It doesn’t please the woke, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, or its political and financial supporters, to see a black man happy in America. Indeed, if BLM truly operated from a place of respect and love for all black Americans, its core vision would align with that of Martin Luther King Jr., to unite whites and blacks. BLM would also be advocating against the genocide of black Christians in Nigeria and for the victims of black-on-black crime in American inner cities, and confronting the epidemic of single parent households in the black community. But instead, the group zeroes in on the perpetual narrative of white oppression of blacks in America, thereby stirring up interracial tensions and undermining the rule of law, all while lining their pockets, helped along by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which states on its website:
“White Lives Matter” is a white supremacist phrase that originated in early 2015 as a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement, which arose to protest against police brutality against African-Americans and garnered considerable publicity in 2014 for protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer.
In the view of the ADL, Kanye West is supporting “white supremacy” — which, of course, he is clearly not.
“Yes #BLACKLIVESMATTER ! But no one will respect us if we as a people don’t have any respect for our own black lives. We are committing genocide on ourselves. We are always looking for scapegoats.”
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Everyone knows Black Lives Matter was a scam,” Kanye said. He’s right. The Black Lives Matter movement was built on the lie that Michael Brown was a poor defenseless victim of a racist police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2015. The myth that he submitted and was shot anyway — “Hands up, don’t shoot” — was a lie. Physical evidence showed that Brown attacked Officer Darren Wilson and attempted to get his gun before he was shot.
Back in June, BLM refused to help a black Chicago pastor raise money for community center for youth education and job training, while the group’s leaders squandered millions of dollars.
If racism is to be countered in Western society, it obviously should be from the perspective that “All Lives Matter.” America has progressed tremendously since the civil rights area. Immigration and multiculturalism have also contributed to rapid positive change. The BLM portrait of America is inconsistent with an America that voted in a black president, while Arab countries, Iran, China and even India still have systemic anti-black racism — and are not anywhere close to electing a black leader in their respective countries.
America and other Western countries have evolved to lead in anti-racism and human rights efforts globally, and yet, thanks to the Left, they are still being bashed for past “colonialist” wrongs.
All people who stand against racism should give kudos to Kanye – as well as to Diddy. Diddy’s support of Kanye’s right to express himself represents support for truth and free speech. The ability to reasonably discuss ideological differences — and to allow dissent — is the mark of a civilized society, which the Left has significantly eroded through violence, political intimidation, lies, and totalitarian suppression.