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We Need to Stop Calling Every Loudmouth Rich Extremist Out There A ‘Genius’

Kanye, Tate, Trump, I’m looking at you.

By Mona LazarPublished 6 months ago 4 min read
We Need to Stop Calling Every Loudmouth Rich Extremist Out There A ‘Genius’
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Ye, formerly known as uber-famous rapper Kanye West, praised Hitler, the Nazis, and denied the Holocaust in a shocking interview with American far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Here are a few quotes of what seems to be nothing more than anti-Semitic fantasy, a warped view of history and facts, and siding with abusers.

“I like Hitler… I’m not trying to be shocking, I like Hitler. The Holocaust is not what happened, let’s look at the facts of that and Hitler has a lot of redeeming qualities.”

“I do love Hitler. I do love the Zionists. I love everyone.”

“They [the Nazis] did good things too, we have to stop dissing the Nazis all the time.”

‘He had a really cool outfit and he was a really good architect… and he didn’t kill 6 million Jews.’

“I don’t like the word ‘evil’ next to Nazis.”

“The Jewish people are not going to tell me ‘you can love us and or you can love what we’re doing to your contracts. You cannot say out loud that he ever did anything good.’ I’m done with that. I’m done with the classifications. Every human being has something of value that they bring to the table, especially Hitler.”

Well, sure, Kanye, everybody has something of value that they bring to the table, but when they are the authors of genocide, that value kind of fades.


Isn’t it more shocking though that the very same Ye had been called a genius only a few years back? Isn’t it amazing how people were in awe of how he had no shame or fear to call people out and show things for what they were?

Or did he?

Remember how he got up on stage while Taylor Swift was accepting a VMA award and told the world that Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time? How petty was that?

Even if Beyonce had deserved that trophy, all Kanye did was shift abuse from one victim to another, all the while putting himself on the pedestal of the savior who tells it like it is.

Although booed and asked to leave the VMAs, that was the very moment when Kanye’s career took off at lightning speed. How weird that such a petty event would end up boosting somebody’s career!

Is it possible that America loves the bad boys? The loudmouth low lives? The uncultured villains? Yes, sometimes it loves them hard enough o make them presidents, but we’ll get to that later.

What did Kanye do differently back then? He was just as loud, but on matters that were supporting the victims of abuse. And while that is commendable, it’s not enough to be deemed a genius.

You know what else he did?

He made money. Lots and lots of money. And apparently, that’s enough for some to call him a genius. The ability to produce wealth with the power of your words (whether abusive or not) is nowadays labeled as “genius”.

And he’s not the only one.

Let’s not forget Andrew Tate, king of toxic masculinity and pumper of fake ideals into the manosphere.

Tate prayed on the minds of innocent young men and misguided aggressive incels and pumped them full of hatred towards women.

At the same time, he was selling them the new American bro dream. Make money without working, be part of my pyramid scheme, and don’t forget to to be an abuser.

Tate is known to have shared his misogynistic ideals with the world: women belong in the kitchen and they shouldn’t drive, they are at least partially responsible for rape, and their body count determines their worth.

The wide-eyed incels clapped and bought a subscription to his hustle academy.

Is that reason enough to be labeled a genius? According to one-value, money-obsessed bros out there, yes, it is!

Let’s not forget that one of these geniuses made it so far as to become the president of the United States.

He was so much of a genius that he managed to grab the White House while bragging that when you’re famous “they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the p****.” Grab for grab, I guess.

Trump has always made countless anti-Semitic and racist comments and jokes. Nobody is left untouched by his abusive attitude. And still… he’s up there rolling with the best of them — he’s a genius!

And they get up there with our help. We’re in awe of their fearless humor, their narcissistic charisma, and their refusal to back down in the face of impending doom.

It’s like watching a train wreck about to happen: we’re hypnotized and hooked.

This is the moment when we need to take a step back and reassess. We need to stop calling every loudmouth rich extremist out there a ‘genius’.

They’re not geniuses. They’re just loud, flashy, and dependent on our attention and praise. A star-studded cardboard front, with nothing behind it.

None of these geniuses make it far enough to win a second term. None get to keep the money their big mouth made. It’s the same big mouth that loses everything.

Their success is fleeting, their allure nothing but a mirage.

Holding their former glory with their teeth, trapped in their narcissistic world, the crown eventually slips.

They all end up crazy, canceled, or irrelevant.


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