It’s done. It’s happened. Our Wakandian Prince Who Was Promised has announced his 2024 presidential campaign, and it involved Milo Yiannopoulos.
As for my review of his announcement video, I have to say it sure does take forever to get started. We’re one minute in and he’s just walking around holding up merchandise. Technically the merch has “YE24” written on it, but he doesn’t get around to actually announcing his candidacy until about thirty seconds later. For all I knew YE24 was just another brand for his clothing. Frankly, the pessimist would argue for this take.
It’s just a really weird order to do things. Say one thing about Kanye West, say that he knows how to hype things up, or is at least supposed to what with being a Black music producer. I think some shots of the merch first to build anticipation would have been fine, but casually walking around a sparse building we don’t know while clothes we can’t get a good look at are splayed on the ground is not it Chief. This might seem like quibbling over the details, but this is such an underwhelming announcement video and it’s head scratching why it’s so terrible.
And everything we do is gonna cost $20. We need to make sure that everyone can receive the same level of cuts. The same level of food. The same level of water. The same level of education, the curriculum, the engineering. We’re beings with engineering opportunity. So we’re getting past the past. We’re focused on the future.
I really don’t need billion dollah schollah Kanye West to be telling me that I’m a being with engineering opportunity. Sadly, he continues to say things that are quasi-based, but cloaked in a weird pretense of insight that I can’t in good conscience endorse.
It’s gonna take us a while to update, right? But this is the update. That’s all we need to do. As a species, we need to update together.
Everything’s been so divisive. Think about when they say “diversity.” People think about that like it’s a good thing. But we’re the United States of America. We’re a universe. We’re a university. We’re a Republic.
Do you feel that, goy? There’s something in the air. Something I can’t explain. It smells of chain oil and antiseptic equipment. I don’t know why I’d be –
Honestly, I consider Kanye running for president to be an unambiguous good thing. Him running on a populist platform, however sparse the details, can only further delegitimize our anti-democratic system. That Milo is involved is quite unfortunate, but he’s the cancerous fed informant who just won’t die. At worst, this will be a side show that nobody pays attention to.