The Alliance Between Kanye and Trump

They’re fighting a war that doesn’t exist

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October 11, 2018 — President Donald Trump meets with Kanye West in the Oval office of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: Oliver Contreras — Pool/Getty Images

West is drawn to Trump’s cartoon masculinity because it is easy to understand. Like a comic book.

At one point, West said that wearing Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” made him “feel like Superman.” West is drawn to Trump’s cartoon masculinity because it is easy to understand. Like a comic book. Fascism is “male energy” without mercy, kindness, hope, or righteousness. The president is, then, the perfect wartime leader for a war that doesn’t actually exist.

An entire army of cultural temple merchants are constantly telling men they are living the movie “Dunkirk.” That they need to close ranks and protect what is theirs.

I have also had to learn that forgiveness is not about being forgiven. It’s about asking for it, sincerely and humbly, after undergoing a deep and profound change, a personal reckoning, and never requiring, or expecting, that those you hurt ever have to consider the request.

Creator, Humungus. I write about movies, TV, and feelings.

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