So, Kanye West is tweeting like a bumper sticker conservative.
In the past few days, West has taken his Twitter game to new political heights. He’s tweeted:
new ideas will no longer be condemned by the masses. We are on the frontier of massive change. Starting from breaking out of our mental prisons.
All of which sounds like solid, empowering conservative thought. It’s understandable that conservatives are pleased about a massive cultural figure suddenly embracing such concepts. But conservatives who are evidencing tremendous excitement over Kanye are falling prey to the same sort of celebrity-centric mentality they criticize from the Left. It’s one thing to say, “Hey, Kanye just said something halfway intelligent!” It’s another to say, “Hey, Kanye’s suddenly got it! He’s a thoughtleader!”
The jump from the former perspective to the latter is far too fast in today’s politics. Kanye West is the same fellow who once accused George W. Bush of targeting black people during Hurricane Katrina. He’s also tweeted about the shortcomings of fur pillows and about the need for antique fishtanks.