Kanye West 2020Kanye West announced at the MTV Music Awards on Sunday night that he plans to run for president in 2020. Viewers would have saved a lot of time if they had followed the Twitter feed of yours truly.

I wrote on August 12: “America can no longer tell the difference between a political pugilist and a narcissistic peacock. I wonder when Kanye West will run…”

Kanye West campaignI did not say “if” Kanye West will run — I said “when.” The American Idol presidency started with Barack Obama and its mutation now exists in the form of Donald Trump’s current popularity. And, while the future is not linear, one does not need to have mystical gifts of prognostication to see the very real possibility of a Kanye West political campaign.

Mr. West said Thursday:

“We da Millennials, bro. Dis is a new — dis is a new mentality. We not gonna control our kids with brands. We not gonna teach low self esteem and hate to our kids. We gonna teach our kids dat they can be somethin’. We gonna teach our kids that they can stand up for dey self. We gonna teach our kids to believe in themselves. If my grandfather was here right now, he would not let me back down. I don’t know what I’m fittin’ da lose after this. It don’t matta doh, cause it ain’t about me. It’s about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth.

And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for president.

Kanye West 2020: We may not be able to master the English language, but we can master the world! We ain’t fittin’ da lose cause we fittin’ da win, bro!

Sometimes a man needs to hit rock bottom before he realizes that he has a serious problem. On some level I hope that Mr. West launches a serious presidential run with his “new” ideas (that are actually quite old). Maybe then it will sink in with enough people that America is a very sick nation. Or not, and we can continue our embarrassing slide into irrelevance.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

12 comments

  1. LOL! Oh dear, I have to laugh so I don’t cry.

    Ironically if you translate Kayne’s platform, teaching people to believe in themselves, that they have worth and value, those are the fruits of tradition and Christian faith. These fools don’t need to try to change the world, they need to let Christ change them.

    “It don’t matta doh, cause it ain’t about me.”

    Just a few words of wisdom for little Kayne, it’s always all about us. People are forever trying to wrap the personal up in the political, as if that somehow makes our agendas more noble.

  2. We not gonna teach low self esteem, and we not gonna teach proper grammar and pronunciation, either.

    I’m waiting for Madonna to declare her candidacy, but then, there’s already an over-the-hill hag in the race.

  3. I’m not one of those people that thinks we are finished. Just that the rot is incredibly load and influential.

    Excuse me, I’m sorry.

    I’m not like dem peeps that like on that thinkin’ know what I’m sayin’. Just peeps be loud and dey talkin’ some somethin.

    Kanye, and other rappers like him, are one of those phenomenon that teaches you that the world of entertainment, and a great majority of the media that surrounds it are dangerously insane and stupid.

    There used to be a skit in the 90’s show ‘In Living Color’ where Damon Wayans would play an inmate who has learned a lot of big words he doesn’t really understand. That’s Kanye except he doesn’t even have big words to use! To add to the comedy, much of the entertainment world has been on their knees to this idiot’s intelligence. They either believe and/or sell this guy’s brains. You can’t take people like this seriously…but unfortunately, the very people that think ‘Fishsticks’ lover is smart also have influence over throngs of other idiots.

    South Park used to handle these twits pretty well, but besides them, few people in media have the guts to ridicule and belittle these turds like they deserve. They should be laughed at, called out and ridiculed until they turn red and start screaming.

    When you read the comments though, in places that are less insular than your typical Left wing mag, blog or paper, you see the cracks showing, plenty of ordinary people have no problem calling out guys like Kanye or the media for their bullcrap, even other liberals that didn’t get the memo. There’s hope yet.

    1. Much of the entertainment world has been on their knees to this idiot’s intelligence. They either believe and/or sell this guy’s brains.

      The guy has musical talent, but I agree with you — it’s been oversold. I think the problem is that most of what is out there is absolutely horrible, so when a guy like Kanye comes around he actually seems like a genius to some people. I guess I just kind of feel sorry for Kanye that he let it all go to his head. There is virtue in humility, and at this stage in his life he doesn’t seem to understand that. I suppose on a long enough timeline he will be humbled… It happens to all of us.

  4. “We may not be able to master the English language, but we can master the world! We ain’t fittin’ da lose cause we fittin’ da win, bro!”

    Perfect! Our work is done. Goodnight folks.

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