Ignoring content for style for a moment, it is rare that someone who describes themselves as a wordsmith actually meets expectation. You exceed it.
Words I never ever thought I would say: Kanye does have a point. I find Trump repugnant on every level, but he is who we are stuck with for the next four years. My opinion of Kanye is not much better, but in these divisive times it is important to at least attempt an open dialog about social issues. Note, I would not choose Kanye as my cultural attache given the choice. Nor do I hold out any real hope that a dialog of any kind with Trump will bear fruit. I do not, for one moment, believe that this attempt at dialog is sincere. It doesn’t have to be. If it sets an example that can be followed in earnest by others, some net benefit will be had. One can hope.