I am literally speechless. Literally.
Kanye West announces he is running for president in the 2020 US election
The rapper announced his presidential campaign on Saturday as July 4 celebrations continued across the US. "I am running for president of the United States," he said, alongside the hashtag "#2020VISION." Although there are some states in which it is too late for West to add his name to the ballot, he is still able to join the race as an independent in others.
I'm all for 3rd party candidates, 4th, 5th - the more the merrier and necessary to what is a system that is exploited to shut out anyone not Republican or Democrat; the ability for the people to craft a worthwhile electoral process is extremely limited to almost nonexistant.
But the me-me-me attention whoring gets old.
Like many, I voted for Ross Perot as a form of protest, in the hopes that a 3rd party could get a concrete foothold via the weakening of the other two. Unfortunately, we've not had a strong enough contender since.
The fact that we have endured a national meltdown under Donald Trump after 8 years of economic comeback from recession and continual growth along with Islamophobia fabricated for political gain castrated under Barack Obama doesn't inspire much confidence there will ever be such a contender again.
It literally is going to take a Moses of sorts who recognizes that the system must be redesigned from within in order to free his people without an Old Testament god coming in on their behalf to get the job done.
However, I feel that given Law of Attraction and everyone across the planet having their own point of attraction, our ability to shape our world gets watered down in the emphasis on select groups of people doing it for us.