Billionaire Kanye West and The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens shocked the internet this week when they donned “White Lives Matter” apparel at Paris Fashion Week — and further enraged the media, brainwashed celebs, and cultural gatekeepers when they refused to back down.
At a time when Big Tech, American institutions, and the State are tightening its grip on policing thoughts and actions, West and Owens’ “White Lives Matter” moment is actually not about provocation, but a strong signal that the Left’s policing doesn’t have to be tolerated.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 3, 2022
Because the Left has unfortunately created strict parameters for our famous and racial and ethnic groups, West and Owens bucking norms is uniquely attention-grabbing, and uniquely challenging.
With West, his impressive success is supposed to be conditioned by his public political statements. We’ve seen actors and performers ostracized from their careers for daring to voice any out-of-narrative view at all; it’s just not allowed. The “Donda” rapper is supposed to be hamstrung by his race, too. A black man is not supposed to look at a Republican, let alone wear a MAGA hat in the Oval office with Donald Trump, or wear a t-shirt that says white lives matter. And, most importantly, our rich and famous can say they believe in God, sure, but they can’t believe in or live out Biblical truths.
Notably, the fashion designer was never called crazy or attacked by our elites when he was ridiculing conservatives, or when he was engaging in truly ungodly behavior. But when he went off script, the attacks were constant.
Lucky for West, and for common folks, it seems he’s just too big to fail.
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Owens’ parameters are similar to West’s but not exactly the same. As a black person, especially one in politics, Owens is not supposed to challenge the Democrat Party narrative. Black folks who are out-of-step with the narrative will be smeared with nasty racial insults, like being called an “Uncle Tom” or told they aren’t black enough. And as a young woman, Owens, 33, is also not supposed to stand up for the unborn; she’s supposed to be a feminist helping Planned Parenthood bring in cash, which will in turn fund more Democrats. Her defiance — not only blunt but backed by meticulous research — is an extra hard slap in the face to these established norms.
So when West and Owens emblazoned something so simple and true, yet so out-of-narrative on their shirts like “White Lives Matter,” the Left panicked, and then quickly attacked. The pair were accused of anti-black racism and even violence, among other absurd transgressions.
But they did not recoil, which was the ultimate signal that the Left’s grip on policing can be slipped.
West, for example, on Instagram declared the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement a “scam” and officially “over.” “Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam,” he posted to his nearly 18 million followers. “Now it’s over, you’re welcome.”
He also told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that abortion, largely at the hands of racist Planned Parenthood, is a genocide on black people.
Owens, too, has refused to back down, challenging critics to stop focusing on the shirt and instead on real threats to the black community, like abortion, obesity, the breakdown of the family, and black-on-black crime.
“If ‘black lives matter,’ then some of these things that we have been talking about on this show, things I’ve been talking about throughout my entire political career, would be getting attention, not the t-shirt,” Owens said on her podcast Tuesday.
Some might be quick to criticize West and Owens for only going provocation, but they couldn’t be more wrong; the message and the pair’s subsequent statements are far deeper, and far more important.
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