Rap superstar Kanye West poked a hornet’s nest and liberals are furious.
West has made several tweets affirming conservative ideals and encouraging people to think for themselves instead of being obedient to the Democratic Party.
For this betrayal, West has been ostracized by the media, but his latest tweet could send them into a full-blown panic.
The seismic cultural moment first happened when West tweeted his support for conservative commentator Candace Owens. The backlash was swift and severe.
While West has weathered the storm thus far, his latest tweet challenged one inconvenient truth the Democrats forever try to obscure: that they were, in fact, the party of slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK.
From The Daily Wire:
The highly-entertaining triggering of the Left by Kanye West continued on Monday afternoon when the rapper tweeted a conversation he had with a man named Steve via text message that stated a horribly inconvenient truth about Democrats: they were the party of slavery.
“Abe Lincoln freed and protected the slaves and he was republican,” reads the message. “Republicans were the ones who’s helped black people … democrats protected the rights of the slave owners in the South.”
This, of course, is factually accurate and never ceases to trigger the Left fulminating with revisionist history and outrage. Monday was no exception. Here are some of the angry reactions of Hollywood elites and other leftists:
Chrissy Teigen is so upset she can’t use her words.
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New York City-based radio host Nik Carter goes to the debunked “southern strategy” talking point.
@kanyewest Tell your man yes the southern Dixiecrats WERE racist, BUT in 1964 LBJ signed the civil rights act and they left Dems to become southern base of the GOP, fact. Look up Nixon’s “southern strategy” Ye the Dodgers used to play in Brooklyn too,they’re not the same team playing I.
Here’s a video from Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University Carol Swain at Prager University debunking the so-called “southern strategy”:
The south used to vote Democrat. Now it votes Republican. Why the switch? Was it, as some people say, because the GOP decided to appeal to racist whites? Carol Swain, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Follow Carol Swain on Twitter!
And here’s Swain addressing the Republican Party fighting against slavery:
When you think of the Republican Party, what comes to mind? If you’re like many Americans, you may associate the GOP with racism, sexism, and general inequality. It’s a commonly pushed narrative by left-leaning media and academia, but as former Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science Carol Swain explains, the Republican Party was actually responsible for nearly every advancement for minorities and women in U.S.
Kanye wasn’t fazed by the emotive reactions and still kept an open mind, later tweeting out ideas from the great conservative thinker Thomas Sowell via a screenshot of a text message conversation:
It’s amazing how liberals condescend to West and parrot the talking points they’ve picked up in left-wing media, such as Nixon’s “Southern strategy.”
Instead of investigating and uncovering that Nixon lost the south in 1968—segregationist Democratic Alabama Governor George Wallace ran as an independent and carried the south—the people tweeting at Kanye throw around loose terms and half-truths as if they’re educated.
They don’t bother to acknowledge that liberal hero Lyndon B. Johnson was a racist Dixiecrat who, according to recently released FBI files, was very likely in the KKK; Johnson voted against civil rights bills in 1957 and 1960 that were ultimately defeated by his fellow southern Democrats.
These smug liberals have fully bought into the narrative that Johnson underwent a political awakening because he voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (a larger percentage of Republicans voted for it), even though Johnson’s post-1964 comments about black people belie any magical realignment.
West is incredibly dangerous to the left because he’s unspooling the lies of the Democratic Party, and he’s doing it while the entire world is watching.