Republics Still Silent On Kanye West's Death Con 3 On Jews

Republics Still Silent On Kanye West’s “Death Con 3 On Jews”

At this moment, it would not be exaggerating to argue that the Republican Party could just as easily be selling “Honk if you heart bigotry” bumper stickers and T-shirts as it previously did for limited government and tax cuts.

Nothing is more absurd than the leader of the free world telling four congresswomen of colour to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came,” a US congresswoman speaking at a white nationalist event, a US senator publicly saying he wouldn’t have been worried if the January 6 rioters were Black Lives Matter protesters or the complete and total hysteria over kids learning about systemic racism.

Therefore, it came as no surprise at all to see conservatives support Kanye West after he appeared last week in a “white lives matter” T-shirt at his Paris fashion show. Even still, one might have expected the GOP to at least make an effort to disassociate itself from the billionaire rapper after he seemed to imply over the weekend that he wants to exterminate all Jews. Evidently, one would have made a mistake in judgement.

The following day, West, who last year changed his name to just “Ye,” tweeted: “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.” West had posted screenshots of text messages with Sean “Diddy” Combs on Instagram in which he claimed the fellow rapper was under the control of Jews.

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Given the persecution that Jews have historically experienced, especially that one time when more than 6 million of them were wiped off the face of the planet, it was unclear if he had intended to write “Defcon” or had instead meant “death con.” Either would not be good. The GOP’s response, which has long supported West and supported his political ambitions, has ranged from utter silence to explicit defence.

The continual hypocrisy from the media is at an all-time high, according to a series of tweets from Indiana’s attorney general, Todd Rokita. They are now going after Kanye because of his new clothing line, his individualism, and having opinions that differ from those of Hollywood. Kanye is entitled to his opinion even though his message in this case is fair and correct.

If someone does not acquiesce to the media’s viewpoint, they will be crushed. If you don’t totally concur with them, they claim, you’re not thinking rationally. Instead of unifying us, the left is dividing us. In an effort to backtrack in the face of criticism, Rokita wrote: “My message was explicitly and plainly intended to bring out the hypocrisy of the media and Hollywood elites, not anything to do with other comments. My Congressional and public records make it quite apparent that I support the Jewish community and Israel wholeheartedly.

Rokita claimed in his post that it was “particularly and plainly aimed at the hypocrisy of the media and Hollywood elites, not anything to do with other comments.” Of course, no one actually believes this, but for the sake of yuks, let’s accept his statement. He would be analogous to publicly supporting Jeffrey Dahmer immediately after he killed 16 people and then adamantly denying any connection to that after facing criticism for it, something you unquestionably disagree with.

Separately, despite the media’s positive coverage of Kanye, the claim that they are unfair to him doesn’t actually stand up, as Stephen Robinson of Wonkette shows out. Robinson says:

In actuality, Ye has received a lot of kindness from the media. His promise to “go death con 3 on Jewish people” was referred to be a “purported anti-semitic tweet” by The Wall Street Journal. The tweet was “widely regarded antisemitic,” according to the Associated Press, and The New York Times only noted that it had been “widely denounced as antisemitic.” But what West tweeted wasn’t exactly a weather balloon; these are the polite euphemisms you use when someone you otherwise like says they spotted a flying saucer. It was blatantly anti-Semitic. The man made a terrible threat against all Jews.

In another instance, the official House Judiciary Committee decided not to take down a tweet from Thursday that grouped West with other narcissistic conservatives they adore.

Speaking of Elon Musk, the tech magnate greeted West warmly upon his return to Twitter just before the “death con” message, in case you were curious about what the platform would look like under his control (Because Musk does not own Twitter yet, West has had his tweet removed and account suspended.)

As of now, it doesn’t seem like any influential Republicans have openly criticised West’s remarks. And while it’s likely that not everyone has seen them, for those who have, the reason for the silence is presumably because they don’t find them objectionable. By chance, all of this occurred at the same time that a Republican Senate candidate spoke in the same space as Hitler’s automobile. Which the party also didn’t seem to care about.