Kanye West. Photo/AP
What my daughter and I are messaging each other: Who among us was visited by Halloween’s most adorable little goblin. Video of a baby sloth reuniting with its mother
of the out-of-control crying emoji); the latest bad news on Jewish hatred. That’s the world we are in.
Our communication was demoralizing because my daughter is part of a weekly podcast called Talking out the Trash. It’s meant to be a lighthearted analysis of the latest entertainment gossip. These days, it can mean traversing tricky territory. The topic was Kanye West, the artist now known as Ye. His anti-Semitic posts on social media have prompted boring headlines like “Everything Kanye Has Ever Said Is Anti-Semitic”. . West famously declared slavery a “choice.” I had the White Lives Matter T-shirt. The tweet, later deleted, was about plans to go to “Death Con 3” with “Jews” when he was “not sleepy”. rice field. He cycled metaphors about Jews and money, Jews and Hollywood. When West’s ex, Kim Kardashian, revealed that she had sex with her then-boyfriend in front of her fireplace, you… blamed the Jews.
How to have a conversation about it? Both my daughter and I had a hard time. Be careful not to get angry or defensive. Women arguing with emotions are dismissed as ‘chill’, ‘bossy’, and other words that aren’t used about men. People will call you overworked, I worried. “I refuse to suppress my feelings when, in less than 80 years, my family was murdered by people with similar views,” she replied. I just realized that. “Don’t wear your Star of David necklace when you travel,” I always told her, but her visibly Jewishness was becoming more and more dangerous, so I I stand by that advice.
Talk about these things at all? She and her podmate had a helpful discussion, not just about Kanye, but how you’re doing these discussions. . But when conspiracy theories become entrenched, stalwarts get bold. A banner reading “Kanye is right about Jews” is hung on a highway in Los Angeles by people doing a Nazi salute.
are you silent? There is a consequent claim that the consequences faced by the West only prove that the dark international cabal taking its time from making Jewish space lasers is indeed canceling him. .
why do they care? he was doing a very good job himself. Taking advantage of every free speech in the world, he continued his activism until many of his peers no longer wanted to associate with him. There is freedom of speech in the market too. “I can say anti-Semitic things and Adidas can’t put me down. Now what?” West boasted. Adidas dropped him. It is a classic case of him determined to reach his full potential and push the limits of his tolerance. Most people learn to stop it in early childhood.
Reese Witherspoon said, “In person. Online. Doesn’t matter where. It’s hate and it’s unacceptable. I completely understand why my Jewish friends and colleagues are afraid of their families.” I didn’t cry when I took the 1100-mile solo hike in Wild. Her solidarity brought me to tears.
My father never got a chance to talk about what happened to him and his family. He will be surprised that he will stand up for you.
MRC, an independent studio, has produced a full documentary on West. “Kanye is both a producer and a music sampler. It is a lie that they are plotting to rule the world for the benefit of
People are willing to pay the price for standing up. it gives hope. And a little more courage to face what is to come.
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