History Will Show that Kanye West Is Changing America

Friday, October 12, 2018
By Paul Martin

By Dave Hodges
October 12th, 2018

Before my site is taken down for much needed revisions due to attacks from Google and coupled with the fact that our audience numbers are soon going to exceed our present carrying capacity, I wanted to share some thoughts with all of you.

It is my belief that the visit of Kanye West to the White House could very well prove to be a seminal event in the modern history of this country.

An age old question about the significance of history on a people is as follows: Does history make the man or does the man make history?

There are times when an unlikely figure appears and that person serves as a catalyst for significant change.

President Trump and Black Supporters

When President Trump took office, his approval rating among Black voters was in the neighborhood of 7%. A recent Rasmussen Poll placed Trump support from Black voters had exploded to 36%. I was initially shocked, but as the analytical part of my brain kicked in, I am not surprised. Black unemployment is the lowest in American history, thanks in large part to the efforts of Black people and the economic policies of Donald Trump. The same can be said for historical low unemployment rates for women, Hispanics and Asians. Yet, we were all told when Trump was elected, he was a racist, he hated women and he hated gay people. I do not agree with everything this President has said, done and not done. However, this President has provided a rallying point for all Americans, particularly people of color that the Democratic Party has not provided in 70 years of the Civil Rights Movement.

Martin Luther King and his followers were masterful in using the Democratic Party to advance the cause of equality. However, as the days of “I Have a Dream” speech faded into the annals of history, the Democratic Party failed to advance the standing of Black people. Under Democratic leadership, our inner cities have often become war zones and zones of economic destitution. We lose far too man young black males to prison and to premature and violent deaths.

Why do I care? Since my very early days on this planet, I always found myself supportive of civil rights. At an early age, I was embarrassed by parts of my country’s history in which our forefathers were so very exploitive of various groups of people. Maybe, I just root for the underdog. But I can tell you in my role as a retired college basketball coach, I have seen the devastation of families who experience a definitive lack of opportunity. I have seen what opportunities my sport provided to athletically talented young men. I have seen firsthand the joy and the promise of hope that Black parents feel when their son goes off to college. As I recruited these young men, I promised these parents that I would love and care for their sons as if they were my own. And as God is my witness, I did my best and I did so for all my players regardless of their backgrounds. I have seen many of these young men enter the fields of coaching, teaching, finance, engineering, the clergy, law, etc. I have seen the miracles that can occur when people are given opportunities to succeed when those avenues were previously closed to so many. I also understand why so many Black people feel disenfranchised by the government and why so many ran to the Democrats for help. However, the help never came. The Democrats have nothing to show for the civil rights movement beyond legislation and a few court cases that are over 60 years old.

This is a new day, and as I speak to so many Blacks in the present time, they are optimistic. They are not being fed false promises by this President, they are being fed opportunity and there has been no mention of these results in the MSM except by Fox News. It is almost as if the MSM wants Black people to come up short, economically, so they will continue to flock to the failed policies of wealth redistribution.

Kanye West: Does History Make the Man or Does the Man Make History?

An age old question about the significance of history on a people is as follows: Does history make the man or does the make the man.

What we just witnessed in the oval office, was a seminal event. The potential for reaching a permanent change in our society is at hand. The political landscape is changing as well. If large numbers of Blacks continue to give themselves permission to think for themselves and act on their own behalf, the Democratic Party is dead in the water.

In his occasional gruff language, Kanye West told President Trump that he wanted safer neighborhoods, meaningful prison reform, continued economic opportunities, etc. What American in their right mind would not want the things that Kanye West is advocating for? The Democratic leadership doesn’t. They want a desperate Black affiliation that will continue to cling to the false promises of opportunity, unfilled promises spanning the last 60 years of history in this country.

Role Model

The leftist media twisted West’s message. They focused on the expletives instead of the message for hope and a better America. An “F” bomb uttered by West was more important to Don Lemon of CNN than the unifying voices behind Black equality and opportunity.

Kanye West is a successful rapper and fashion designer. He is a capitalist. He sincerely wants all people to experience success in America, not just Blacks. The latter statement is very Martin Luther Kingesque.

Kanye West is not a politician. He is who he is. That is why we should not judge him by his exuberance, but by the content of his message. Young Black people are watching the music artist that they have supported. They are listening to his message of hope. Kanye West is changing perceptions among young, Black youth in ways that we cannot measure. He is providing hope. He is a defacto role model and this scares the living hell out of the Democratic establishment.

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