In recent days, Kanye sent the internet into a frenzy as he began tweeting cryptic messages. It all began with seven words, which sent shockwaves through Twitter.
People began lecturing Kanye, telling him to delete the tweet and take back what he said. Kanye refused and continued to double down on tweets.
Media and many others attacked Kanye for the tweetstorm, questioning him, as they seemingly appear to support Trump's own politics. Candace Owens has been attacked for months for standing firm in her policy of supporting Trump. With Kanye's support throwing weight behind Candace, twittersphere doubled down attacks on Candace, branding her as a "Right wing activist" and misguided.
Kayne then retweeted Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert comics, which again sent the media and Twitter into a tailspin.
Scott Adams became immediately smeared by the media as a "right-wing men's activist" shortly after Kanye retweeted him. The video was of Scott Adams explaining his perceived translation of Kanye's recent tweets.
Kanye then tweeted one last message, which seems to foreshadow a message that he was tired of being told what to think, and a new wave of criticism erupted again.
What does this all mean?
I think that Kanye's recent messaging is refreshing and spot on. There is no debating that in the wake of the elections and Trump's shocking win, that speech has been relentlessly under attacks. From the thought of policing, to attacking different ideas, and the freedom of speech, we are at the height of revolutionary times.
Whether or not Kanye is a Trump supporter, I feel that him adding weight to the truths that people support freedom of speech, but not freedom of thought; is something that needs more attention. Ever since Trump won, social media platforms have censored certain ideas and supporters, under the guise of "hate speech". Today's truths are mass censored if social media platforms do not agree with an individual thought. Many people get banned for simple posts that are deemed dangerous to the community, such as Diamond and Silk, who were recently suppressed from Facebook because they were quote, "unsafe to the community".
Kanye's voice may very well be the start of the changing tide. Any well known public figure such as Kanye can be a powerful tool in waking up people and bringing messages to the table. It may open up dialogue and pave a path to better understanding of the silent war on speech.
Written By Fulcrum Contributor @PinkAboutIt