I have never had any desire to open a Twitter account. 24 hour rolling news on the tellybox is too much for me, plus I struggle with a bon mot in less than so many characters. Is it 140 or something? I’m not witty enough to deliver a clever, perfectly placed joke and I am slow to react to news. I like to mull things over for a bit, listen to pros and cons, do a little research, before declaring a definitive opinion that will be transmitted across the ether for ever. I’m far better off enduring long nights of the soul, black thoughts disturbing my sleep, than incontinently using my thumbs, only for the cold, hard morning light to shine on my gibberish. I am not made for Twitter and Twitter isn’t made for me.
However. For the first time, I feel I’m missing out. My hero, Kanye West, is writing a book of philosophy live on Twitter as we speak. In real time. The man who brought us the second best album of the century is expressing his deepest thoughts on the meaning of life, the secrets of success, the constant quest for independent thought and, for all I know, the magnificence of his wife’s arse. This man has designed the most coveted trainers in the world (I, myself, am the proud owner of a pair of fake black Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 – they make me feel more powerful than standing with my legs apart). He must know a thing or two about who should run America and which political party can make life better for black people. This is a genius who can string words together in rhyme, full of profanities, all dealing with constant variations of the same topic; how, when and where he can ejaculate. He is a business leader, unfathomable rich, a master of publicity and an all round godlike person. After all, someone who selects Emma González as his hero, has got to be right about pretty much everything else.
His book, Break The Simulation, must be a life-changing read. Can anyone on The Afterword enlighten me, please?
In the meantime, enjoy Yeezy’s latest single which doubles as the launch of a presidential campaign, again. Ye vs The People.
Incidentally, I loved the use of his best tune, Runaway, in Westworld. Also, check out an actual philosopher’s view of Kanye’s philosophy in the link below the video clip.