We were told by multiple people we must embrace Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens as political genius-social media gurus in bringing blacks to the Republican Party. We reminded them of the hypocrisy of not following unelected, so-called black leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton but now being told to follow people like Kirk, Owens and Kanye West because THEY will lead blacks off the Democrat plantation: a feat unsuccessful for a variety of reasons over the decades.
We were wrong because Kirk and Owens have this gargantuan social media presence. Clutch the pearls!
Looks like Kanye West didn’t know he was to play off a script written by millennial usurpers and endorsed by more self-appointed conservative leaders and their Facebook follower know-it-alls.
Two weeks after a controversial meeting at the White House with President Trump, rapper Kanye West said that he is done with politics. In a series of tweets posted Tuesday afternoon, West claimed his “eyes are now wide open” and that he was being “used” to spread messages he does not believe in.
— TIME, 10/30/18
Being “used” is the recurring wound when it comes to dealing with the narcissistic right reminding us how a bad messenger can screw up a good message.
Candace Owens decided to issue a woe-is-me blog post as her method of sincere introspection.
BTW: The grammatical anomalies are Candace’s own.
If knowing that I bleed and that I hurt brings you comfort and celebration— then there is no question that you won last night.
I grew up in one of those storied unstable homes. I experienced more hurt before I turned 10 years old then most will experience over a lifetime. Listening to music from Kanye West and Jay-Z is what I give credit to having kept my spirit alive on some of the very worst days. It’s a crazy thing to know that you wake up one day and someone whose words and lyrics literally kept your spirit alive is suddenly your friend.
God is good.
There are so many people in this world who love Kanye West because they know he is great and powerful and cool, but not every person in this world knows what it means to have someone’s rap lyrics literally save you.
The people that attended the BLEXIT launch do, however. The emotion in that room was real and was raw, and to them – like to me – Kanye is a literal superhero.
The moment we were building— a moment that included kids who had similar backgrounds and experiences to me; the moment that included people who had served prison sentences, grown up without fathers, were currently living in group homes, or took their first plane rides that day— was never about cameras or celebrities or press or designs. It was about superheroes. It was about the Herculean strength it takes to chase after your dreams when everyone tells you that they can’t be realized.
#BLEXIT was always about teaching those people to fly.
You can only teach someone if you even have a clue at how to do it yourself.
Candace Owens has spent more time finding a soft place to land before ever bothering to learn to fly on her own and too many eagerly and blindly provided a velvet pillow.
If I had to imagine what it would feel like to have a bullet pierce my heart, it would be exactly like the moment I learned Kanye told the world he felt I had used him.
Why should Kanye believe he was special?
I wouldn’t wish the way I felt last night upon my worst enemy.
I never once said that Kanye designed the t-shirts for BLEXIT.
More importantly, Candace Owens believed SHE was going to do in her FIRST year as a “conservatarian” what others more wiser and experienced never tried.
I’ll get to that after Candace’s drivel has completed.
This is a lie that seems to have made its way around the world; a lie I would like to again correct for the record. Kanye was completely right to feel used in that regard and as I have done personally, I would like to publicly apologize to him for any undue stress or pain the effort to correct that rumor has caused him, his business relationships, or his family. He simply never designed them.
Yes, Candace Owens is an opportunist user but let’s not pile on her solely because the conservative movement is full of them. You know the names. You can’t name as many on the liberal side because they are focused more on the result and not personal praise.
I am a leader, and I would like to lead in this moment by stating that any and all confusion relating to this topic is therefore my fault, entirely.
Can anyone find a quote where George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Mary Wells, Martin Luther King, Jr. or any revered person ever said “I am a leader”…? It was either a no-brainer and people either urged that person to lead or some were elected.
I would also like to publicly apologize to President Trump, as I know that Kanye’s tweets were rapidly misinterpreted as a shot to this administration.
His tweets were aimed at me and me only, rightfully, for my personal failings.
I bare full responsibility.
There is no manual to any of this. I wake up everyday, and I do what I think is right. And today, this is what I feel in my heart to be right.
If people like Candace Owens had the benefit of experience instead of the superficial, instant gratification delusion of “likes”, “follows” and “reTweets”, she may not have made such a huge unforced error.
I conceptualized BLEXIT in February of this year backstage at CPAC. Nobody really knew me then, but I knew in that very moment that I was the person who was meant to lead black America out of the darkness and away from the lies and deception of policies that have paralyzed our progress.
She was at an event where she her ass was being kissed simply because of her being there, NOT for any meaningful accomplishments. Her narcissism was the start of her undoing before she took her first real steps.
To all those in the black community who felt their hearts break last night, remember this moment. Remember these emotions. Remember the people who enjoyed your pain, and remember those who stood by your side.
We all know how lonely this road can be.
We all know how unpleasant this journey can be, but you will never lose me, and I will never lose you.
#BLEXIT will happen because the universe and God are on our side.
To those who have donated and supported BLEXIT, I would like to clarify that in no way are you supporting the work of Kanye West.
You are supporting an orphanage of thought for free thinkers. A figurative home for those who have been excommunicated for daring to view themselves as more than just victims. You are supporting our love, compassion, and conviction that there is a way to better ourselves without government handouts.
BLEXIT represents the vision of the black community becoming victors. It represents an America united by the shared belief that no matter where you come from – if you work hard and stay focused on the good things— we can all be superheroes.
We can and – at long last – we will.
Black people leaving the Democrat Party will not happen because of something as simplistic as a hashtag.
I was interviewed by a student from the University of the Pacific after I spoke at Stanford in 2004. I was asked, “What has been your biggest challenge in persuading other black people that the true meaning of conservatism differs from being wealthy, white and selfish?” and I responded….
It’s very hard to try and persuade people who assume you are either a race traitor, misguided, and are ready to dismiss any point you try and deliver while busy laughing at you. The Republican Party has consistently reached out to black people while receiving an undeserved middle finger in return.
One has to learn for themselves and has to make that move on their own.
— Bob Parks, 5/4/04
The reason black people can’t be led off the Democrat plantation is because it will take a life event to require said black person to honestly reevaluate alliances and what unrewarded loyalty is worth. Using black people to elevate oneself to leadership status and start a real movement based on a worthless hashtag is an insult and Candace Owens deserves no sympathy… ever.