I have a lot to say about all of this. I could probably write a book on the content I’m going to try to squeeze into this blog post that I only gave myself a few hours to work on. If there is anything you’d like me to go into more depth on, I gladly will. What I’ve realized after today’s research is that most people lack the required, what Scott Adams calls, “talent stack” to make sense out of the world we live in and news like Kanye’s tweeting about Candace.
“The idea of a talent stack is that you can combine ordinary skills until you have enough of the right kind to be extraordinary. You don’t have to be the best in the world at any one thing. All you need to succeed is to be good at a number of skills that fit well together.” – Adams, Scott (December 27, 2016), The Kristina Talent Stack. Scott Adams’ Blog
To truly appreciate what’s going on with Kanye’s tweet you have to have SOME understanding of social media, NLP (influence, hypnosis, etc.), marketing, celebrity, alter-egos in a hyper-connected digital age, the bias of news media, politics and race based politics, Red Pill Theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, social engineering, etc. I’m going to do my best to help fill in some of the gaps as I deconstruct what happened with Kanye’s seven word tweet.
Before I analyze those seven words, I should say something about World War 3 (which I believe is happening now on a psychological level) and social engineering (the weapons of this war). I am a programmer. A social programmer. I solely focus on mastering the art of programming myself and the environments I inhabit. Something else I focus on is viral social programming. This involves creating an image, idea or sound which, once uttered, will emit vibrations throughout the collective conscious and do work. In order to be truly skilled at this one must have a fairly diverse “talent stack” along with experiences which allow a person to “see” what the right thing to say, do or create is at the right time.
*pause to reflect*
I was searching my mind for the first time I got this idea. The first thing that came to mind was crafting my first viral video. The only reason I made that video was that I was curious whether I could. A better example explains why I have an affinity for Donald Trump… I realized sometime after high school (1998) that a person is only limited in what they can do based on their “talent stack” and connections. I also realized that the GREATEST power a person can have is the combination of those two things. If a mafia crime boss wants something done, they just say it. If Trump wants a building built, he just says it (simplifying that quite a bit). The pen (the brush, the microphone, etc.) is truly mightier than the sword. Ideally, you want to master both the pen and the sword but, in today’s age, as an individual, the pen is MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH more powerful than the sword. Unless you are working for a nation-state or, like ISIL, an aspiring nation-state, the pen is practically all you can wield for power.
As soon as I understood Twitter I realized it’s power (back in 2007). The TRUE power of Twitter (or a service like it) hasn’t emerged yet. People haven’t realized how powerful they collectively could be yet (because of fear and lack of trust). Perhaps this is a good place to bring in “Red Pill Theory”, a concept I first ran into over a year ago (YouTube video).
Red Pill Theory comes from the idea of the red pill and the blue pill from The Matrix.
This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more. – Morpheus (1999) The Matrix
Stated more plainly on Wikipedia:
The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are a popular cultural meme, a metaphor representing the choice between:
- Knowledge, freedom, and the brutal truths of reality (red pill)
- Security, happiness and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill)
Who is Owens? Owens got sucked into Red Pill Theory as a result of her experience with “Gamergate”.
“Owens was launched to (online) stardom through Gamergate and its fight against the real enemy: the intolerant left.” – Feldman, Brian, (April 23, 2018) Why Kanye West Endorsed Candace Owens. NYMAG.com
Kanye’s Tweet is most likely referencing a video posted by Owens where she responds to some Black Lives Matter protesters.
Now take a read at this:
“[F]or West, political allegiance flows from style first, not substance. “That don’t mean that I don’t think that black lives matter,” he said on tour, explaining why he would have voted for Trump. “That don’t mean I don’t think that I’m a believer in women’s rights. That don’t mean I don’t believe in gay marriage.” What attracted him, instead, were Trump’s “nonpolitical methods to speaking” that were “very futuristic.” In other words, he was interested in Trump as an aesthetic innovator—and even, perhaps, as an artist.
[. . .]
West has deleted most of his tweets predating this latest burst of activity, save one: a message from Russell Simmons in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, saying, “Police sensitivity training, diversity initiatives, body cameras for police and a fucking arrest would be a good start.” It’s a reminder that Black Lives Matter is not, as critics often make it seem, simply venting emotion. And it’s a reminder that West, at least theoretically, supports the movement’s policy goals.” – Kornhaber, Spencer (April 23, 2018) The Dangerous Confusion of Trump’s Celebrity Fans. The Atlantic
Let me bring Scott back to the party with this quote (emphasis mine):
“Scott Adams, the millionaire creator of the office-humor comic strip Dilbert, saw something different. In that moment, he realized that Trump might be a kindred spirit—a fellow “Master Wizard,” Adams’s term for experts in hypnosis and persuasion. – Winter, Caroline (March 22, 2017) How Scott Adams Got Hypnotized by Trump. Bloomberg
A fellow “master wizard”. What do wizards do? They cast spells. How do they cast spells? With the pen, the brush, the mic, the media, etc.
With a single tweet, Kanye has been embraced by the conservative media and made the liberal media look kind of retarded (to me) for their reaction to it. Oh! Breaking down his 7 words.
“I love the way Candace Owens thinks”
WAY! WAY! WAY! Not WHAT she thinks. They WAY she thinks. Do you think Kanye saw that single video of hers and decided to thoughtlessly promote her? Perhaps. What I think is more likely is that, like myself, a fellow wizard, Kanye went down a black hole into seeing who and why this Owens was. Even if he did make a “snap” decision, it’s a KANYE snap decision. He’s a wizard. He sees things I can’t. I think he sees things HE cant (I know what that’s like…) How crazy is it that conservative media is embracing Kanye West right now? Kanye pulled that off with a 7 word tweet. Scott Adams also has an analysis of those 7 words.
Scott Adams also sees things. Kanye tweeted a number of excerpts. Here’s one:
Here’s the entire video (I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet).
When I ran into Owens 9 months ago (link to her YouTube channel) I realized she was becoming a “master troll” based off of an intense experience of being trolled. First at school and then as a result of the Gamergate ordeal.
“At 26, she doesn’t seem like someone who, only a few years ago, was plagued by bitterness over a traumatic bullying incident when she was a senior at Stamford High School.
But that, Owens said, is the course her life took. In 2007, she accused a classmate of leaving threatening voicemails threatening to kill her and spewing graphic racist epithets.” – Cuda, Amanda (March 5, 2016), “We were children. I wasn’t the only victim.”. ctpost.com
She’s doing what she thinks must be done to get people to take the “red pill” and get them “woke” (being able to see through lies, being awake to the truth, etc.).
“May Kanye’s and Owens’ delusion serve as a warning. Do not listen to the white voices or you might find yourself getting very sleepy.
Stay woke.” – Harriot, Michael (April 23, 2018) Kanye West, Candace Owens and the Conservative Sunken Place. The Root
This quote above is perhaps the most unwoke shit I’ve read today AND it tries to come off as being woke by ending with “Stay woke.” Like… how can “Do not listen to the white voices,” and “Stay woke,” be in such proximity while, I’m assuming, the author thinks of themselves as “woke”. It’s that exact kind of drivel which fuels Candance’s message.
I endorse the way Owens thinks based on the simple fact that the Black Lives Matter movement is based on a very significant “white lie”. I won’t go into the details but, in a digital age, a movement which is supposed to represent the digital age shouldn’t have ANY inconsistencies in their digital story. ESPECIALLY in an article doing a play on “HIStory” (HERStory) and leaving the black woman who actually started the movement out of the narrative. The article should be titled “HERpocrisy.”
“In 2013, three radical Black organizers—Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi—created a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.” – Herstory, blacklivesmatter.com (Retrieved April 24, 2018)
In 2013 you say? But in 2012…
Because of a lack of time I haven’t formulated all of the above as well as I would have liked to. Hopefully, if you’ve come this far, I’ve shared a new piece of information or insight for you. There’s one thing that Kanye is undoubtedly correct about…
Update, April 26th, 2018, 9:55am GMT+8:
Evolving at warp speed indeed… #dragonenergy #kanye2024 #payne2036
Candace Owens strikes me as clearly a privileged young black woman. She had some bullying experience in high school, but she makes assumptions about all black lives matter activists that they have never had any Jim Crow experiences, they are pretending to be victims, and just move on. I noticed the Fox News reporters trashed Juan Williams when he simply pointed out the the NRA is funding Candace Owens and who knows to what extent that is shaping the views she is espousing. When a black person is saying something the Fox news people want to hear, that couldn’t possibly be the case. I never heard a thing about this debate, so thanks for posting something on it. Candace Williams is clearly in denial of the experiences of a majority of Americans who are black. Of course Jim Crow is still happening. She chooses not to see it.
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You have to focus less on the message and more on the “marketing wizardry”. She is being controversial on purpose. She is playing a game. It’s hard to know what her real views and motivations are. Use Trump as an example. It’s hard to know what his real views are. This article will provide insight into what she, Trump and a lot of other people are doing. What sucks is that you have to create a persona of sorts to get any attention (think mtk) and then, over time, that persona becomes you!
Here’s a TEDxTalk she did:
I read the Milo tolling article before. Now, because I have ad block up, they wouldn’t let me see it clearly unless I took off ad block, and I’m not doing that. I think Candace shouldn’t be protested. She says she wants to engage in dialog. I would think she has read the New Jim Crow, Just Mercy, and many other books that have compelling evidence that segregation isn’t over and neither is Jim Crow. She seems like the type that would blame poor black people for their position in life. Afterall, look at her.
I read the Ayn Rand book Paul Ryan had all of his staff members read about how the government doesn’t have to do anything about providing housing because the market place will take care of it. I noticed this week that Waylon Brown is getting $120,000 from the county to help build a 4-unit rental property. It seems that it’s OK for some people to suck at the tit of government programs, but certainly, poor people shouldn’t as they aren’t deserving. It seems that conservatives blow off steam about the government, and then have their hand out for every government program they can, all while condemning poor people for using government programs.
Since you posted this, today’s Globe Gazette had that tweet from the president about Kayne West and an article about West. You’re right–it gets people paying attention. I think the Russians figured out how to use social media way better than even Trump.