They are idiots. It is right there in the name.
The current title holder for King Of The Useful Idiots is rapper and apparent future President Kanye West. That he is an idiot is pretty obvious but his usefulness comes from his willingness to break the rules, unspoken but very real, about who and what you can talk about. Unfortunately in line with my post from yesterday, Clown-Right, too many of /ourguys/ are desperately searching for someone to latch onto and in a weird twist Kanye is their latest savior.
West’s appearance on Tim Pool’s Timcast channel last night is the talk of social media, if you missed it (and I wouldn’t say I missed it but I didn’t watch it), apparently Kanye stormed off the set because Tim Pool (shocker) kept white knighting for Jews, interrupting Kanye and generally being a cuck.
Pool has managed to leverage being a mildly edgy left-libertarian who creates a ton of content into being a pretty successful entertainer. He has three channels on Youtube that I know of, each with well over a million subscribers, and generates views with click bait articles, often with “CIVIL WAR!” somewhere in the title. He wears a dumb hat in every video and has a supporting cast of weirdos. I sometimes watch a few minutes of his videos, normally he covers the pertinent information in the first few minutes and then he and his fruitcake co-hosts go off on some bizarre tangent.
The thing about Tim is that he is first and foremost an entertainer or “infotainer”, a modern day Youtube equivalent of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. His “job” is to generate clicks and build an audience that supports him by views, buying merch and direct support and thereby he avoids gainful employment. He does talk about important topics but often in a decidedly unserious way. He has to be loving this, I am sure he got an enormous number of views and already has two videos recapping the show from last night up this morning.
Back to Kanye.
The old “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” saying is often sort of true but not always. While West is the most prominent voice in a generation calling Them out by name, he does so from a personal financial standpoint as well as out of racial solidarity. In other words, if Jews hadn’t (in his opinion) cheated him and his fellow black musicians out of money, would he care about Them? I very much doubt it. His problem is not with Them as a globalist cosmopolitan elite that is manipulating and undermining Western society, it is that his boyz had to pay more in fees on their rap albums than he thinks is fair.
That doesn’t mean he is without utility. He has made a lot of people ask some uncomfortable questions and raised some issues that people like me have been raising, but where I have an audience of maybe a few thousand, he has the ear of millions. But is he an ally, a partner, someone we can count on? Of course not.
Like Donald Trump and Elon Musk, Kanye is an agent of chaos. He rustles jimmies and causes the right sort of response from the worst people. For that alone he is useful while still being an idiot. Unfortunately there are people who think that because he names The Name, he is above reproach. Andrew Torba mentioned him walking off the set of Pool’s livestream last night and I replied that “Who could have anticipated something crazy from a mentally ill rapper?”. This led to several people giving me thumbs down reacts and replying back with copy-pasted walls of text explaining why Jews Are Bad. In response I pointed out “Naming the jews doesn’t obligate me to take Kanye West seriously.” but apparently for more than few people, it does so I slapped up a quick meme.
These people wouldn’t have given Kanye the time of day until he started talking about Them but now they think he is the bee’s knees. The kneejerk reactions remind me of what I usually get from Boomers when I push back on some standard normiecon narrative at places like Breitbart or Newsmax where some 60 something old White guy immediately accuses me of being a dadgummed lib’ral or socialist because I question the wisdom of sending billons of dollars to Our Greatest Ally or unthinking support for whatever dimwit has an “R” after their name.
In summary, Kanye West is a useful idiot but we can’t lose sight of the second word. He isn’t /ourguy/ just like Elon Musk isn’t. Stop looking for a famous person to save us, we are going to have to do that work for ourselves.