Kanye Fires Off Again

KANYE WEST is firing off at America's white leaders again a week after he shocked TV viewers on a Hurricane Katrina telethon by claiming President GEORGE W BUSH was a racist.

The rapper ignored the telethon script and attacked Bush for not acting quicker to save African-Americans stranded by the storms in Mississippi and Louisiana.

And he isn't finished yet - appearing on ELLEN DeGENERES' US television chat show this morning (09SEP05), West insisted Bush and other politicians knew America's Gulf Coast couldn't withstand a hurricane a year before Katrina hit.

He said, "Back in the days when it was time to clean the kitchen I would try to sweep the dust under the kitchen sink instead of really taking care of it, and if you spilled something on that floor all that dust came right up in front of your face. That's basically what the flood did.

"They have been trying to sweep us (African-Americans) under the kitchen sink and it was so in people's faces and so on TV... that they couldn't even hide it any more.

"Down there, people are living below the poverty level to start off with, before this happened.

"A year ago I was on tour with USHER and we had a hurricane hit Florida and everybody was saying, 'If this hurricane went to Louisiana, if it went to Mississippi, they wouldn't be able to handle it.' (That was) a year ago - and there was nothing done about it."


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"the acclaimed producer/burgeoning rapper was involved in a devastating, near fatal car accident in which he sustained injuries that left his jaw fractured in three places."Obviously that was not the only thing that was fractured in that NUMB SKULL. It could be he is just another Al 'The Sham' Sharpton/Jessie the 'Race Card' Jackson, Kool Aid Drinker. Hateing America is not the Answer to their personal ignorance and general stupidy.
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Ah, I see the racists from the Drudge Report are coming out of the woodwork. Stereotyping Kanye West as a thug rapper without an education.Have you heard any of his lyrics? No.Does he rap about pimps and ho's? No.Was he born to upper middle class parents (one of whom is a college professor)? Yes.Ignorance is bliss Ditto Heads. You'd follow Bush even if he ate your children.Sheep.
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Imagine the OUTRAGE if Prez Clinton let rich, white Republicans die from lack of water for a week, and neglect.The GOP would hang him from the nearest tree. Impeachment is only for private consensual sex.
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I do apologize, Smarter Than Thou, but I must comment again on your post. You see, as a lazy American, I did not bother to read your post in its entirety. Wow, are you a disgsuting racist. How many people still live in mud huts? If you knew anything about anthropology, you would realize that "westernization" is not a sign a of more civilized, or "smarter" people. Modern day hunter-gatherers, and modern tribesmen of any foraging status, have the same mean cranial capacity as any other population of Homo sapiens sapiens. Also, it doesn't matter how smart an individual might be, all you have to do is reproduce to win at natural selection. If the brightest person in the world chooses not to breed, their genes are out and nature does not even get a chance to "select" upon those genes. However, the idea that a person's intelligence, or behavior can be judged heavily on genetics has been accepted in the Anthropological community as absurd. That sort of thing falls more into the relm of environment, my friend. This should be clear to anyone who is not a racist. Personally, being a poor white male, I am tired of haughty taughty white people (who make up an unballanced amount of this nation's wealth due to the money their ancestors made buying, selling and, exploiting slaves)telling the black community they need to be quiet about slavery when they are still residually affected by its existence. The mayor of New Orleans most certainly did drop the ball. It's too bad that we don't have a president competent enough to be in contact with the mayor of a major city on the verge of a natioanal disaster. Perhaps you shouldn't blame people living in extreme poverty for not having the means to get out of theer residing city when no transportation is provided for them. Perhaps you should be wondering why your nation's leader was on a four week vacation in the middle of a war that he started, and couldn't be bothered with poor black southerners who don't vote republican anyway. Perhaps you should consider how many coast guard could have been in New Orleans to help instead of in the middle of the desert bullying another nation into the American way of life. That always kills me, COAST guards are in the middle of the desert, what?! Anyway, this ancient, false idea that the clinal distribution of our oldest ancestors has any bearing on who an individual is, really must stop. Let me just end by saying that I hope you have a kid and it marries a black man.
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Someone mentioned, "I haven't heard of him until now."That was exactly why he said it. Now everyone knows who Kanye West is. Too bad he did it at the expense of the African-American community.
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Kanye West is an American Hero. He speaks truth to power, and his bravery in the face of Bush's racist conduits is commendable. It's funny how you absolve Bush of responsibility by attacking a third pary individual. Kanye never mentioned much less defened Nagin, and I don't think that you'll find too many -- republican or democrat -- who would say that Nagin made the right calls throughout the tragedy. But that doesn't mean that Bush and the federal response was any more competent. If anything, as where Nagin and the governer seemed a bit bungling, Bush and company seemed apathetic. It wasn't until Thursday that Bush was even aware that there were people in the Superdome. And throughout the federal government refused to realize the tragedy that was unfolding in front of their eyes and take control of the situation. Is there any doubt that if this had taken place in Manhatten or D.C. that every national guard unit east of the Mississippi would be in the area within 24 hours. But intsead of action your commander and chief played guitar while New Orleans drowned. And when he came to New Orleans, he was careful to avoid black people. Almost if not every face you see in his Friday photo op were white faces. He didn't have the courage to go into the 9th Ward were blacks were drowning. He didn't have the courage to look them in the eye, because he knows...Kanye West's statements may be based on rage and passion, but it's hard to ignore the fact that African Americans are much worse off during Bush's tenure than before it. All the progress that was made within the Clinton years has receeded. Kanye West is an American hero.
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Well . . . I guess this makes it official (in case there was any doubt) Kanye West is not a rocket scientist. He is clearly just another p***ed-off black guy who blames whitey if he gets a head ache or stubs his toe--or doesn't have a job as a CEO (though he never liked to go to school or study). Oh, reality check: The mayor of New Orleans is black. And it was becuase he didn't order an evacuation using the fleet of city school buses that many were trapped in New Orleans (reportedly, he wanted Greyhound buses to be brought in for the evacuation). Jeez. Will this (black Americans yelling "Racism! Racism! Racism!") ever end? Doesn't seem likely, does it. Yelling this is so much more effective than taking responsibility for one's self, isn't it.
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"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13Failure of an ideaThis is SO TRUE..... Where were the REAL MEN....Now they are weaker than the women......I remember when the men use to help the public and women and children...during emergency's....Was this the case in Lousianna ? People have became LAZY......-------Subject: Failure of an ideaArticle published Sep 14, 2005Failure of an idea - and a peopleIn his 1935 State of the Union Address, FDR spoke to a nation mired in the Depression, but still marinated in conservative values:"(C)ontinued dependence" upon welfare, said FDR, "induces a spiritual disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole our relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit."Behind FDR's statement was the conviction that, while the government must step in in an emergency, in normal times, men provide the food, clothing and shelter for their families.And we did, until the war pulled us out of the Depression and a postwar boom made us, in John K. Galbraith's phrase, The Affluent Society. By the 1960s, America, the richest country on Earth, was growing ever more prosperous. But with the 1964 landslide of LBJ, liberalism triumphed and began its great experiment.Behind the Great Society was a great idea: to lift America's poor out of poverty, government should now take care of all their basic needs. By giving the poor welfare, subsidized food, public housing and free medical care, government will end poverty in America.At the Superdome and New Orleans Convention Center, we saw the failure of 40 years of the Great Society. No sooner had Katrina passed by and the 17th Street levee broke than hundreds of young men who should have taken charge in helping the aged, the sick and the women with babies to safety took to the streets to shoot, loot and rape. The New Orleans police, their numbers cut by deserters who left their posts to look after their families, engaged in running gun battles all day long to stay alive and protect people.It was the character and conduct of its people that makes the New Orleans disaster unique. After a hurricane, people's needs are simple: food, water, shelter, medical attention. But they can be hard to meet. People buried in rubble or hiding in attics of flooded homes are tough to get to. But, even with the incompetence of the mayor and governor, and the torpor of federal officials, this was possible.Coast Guard helicopters were operating Tuesday. There were roads open into the city for SUVs, buses and trucks. While New Orleans was flooded, the water was stagnant. People walked through to the convention center and Superdome. The flimsiest boat could navigate.Even if government dithered for days - what else is new - this does not explain the failure of the people themselves.Between 1865 and 1940, the South - having lost a fourth of its best and bravest in battle, devastated by war, mired in poverty - was famous for the hardy self-reliance of her people, black and white.In 1940, hundreds of British fishermen and yachtsmen sailed back and forth daily under fire across a turbulent 23-mile Channel to rescue 300,000 soldiers from Dunkirk. How do we explain to the world that a tenth that number of Americans could not be reached in four days from across a stagnant pond?The real disaster of Katrina was that society broke down. An entire community could not cope. Liberalism, the idea that good intentions and government programs can build a Great Society, was exposed as fraud. After trillions of tax dollars for welfare, food stamps, public housing, job training and education have poured out since 1965, poverty remains pandemic. But today, when the police vanish, the community disappears and men take to the streets to prey on women and the weak.Stranded for days in a pool of fetid water, almost everyone waited for the government to come save them. They screamed into the cameras for help, and the reporters screamed into the cameras for help, and the "civil rights leaders" screamed into the cameras that Bush was responsible and Bush was a racist.Americans were once famous for taking the initiative, for having young leaders rise up to take command in a crisis. See any of that at theSuperdome? Sri Lankans and Indonesians, far poorer than we, did not behave like this in a tsunami that took 400 times as many lives as Katrina has thus far.We are the descendants of men and women who braved the North Atlantic in wooden boats to build a country in a strange land. Our ancestors traveled thousands of miles in covered wagons, fighting off Indians far braver than those cowards preying on New Orleans' poor.Watching that performance in the Crescent City, it seems clear: We are not the people our parents were. And what are all our Lords Temporal now howling for? Though government failed at every level, they want more government.FDR was right. A "spiritual disintegration" has overtaken us. Government-as-first provider, the big idea of the Great Society, has proven to be "a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit."Either we get off this narcotic, or it kills us.__________Pat Buchanan, founder and editor of The American Conservative magazine, is a columnist for Creators Syndicate.
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