Kanye West – the popular rapper and fashion designer – released a pro-Trump song and returned to Twitter this week, sparking a national debate on political freedom of speech within the black community.

Kanye angered a lot of people by supporting up-and-coming black conservative activist Candice Owens with this tweet: “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.” Owens recently criticized Black Lives Matter for being “overly privileged” whiners.

As if that weren’t enough to make the left freak out, Kanye tweeted several video clips of Dilbert creator and Trump supporter Scott Adams and pictures of himself donning the red MAGA hat.

The rapper also criticized Barack Obama. “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed,” said Kanye. This is true. Nearly 3,900 murders in Chicago (mostly black-on-black) during the eight years Obama was president. According to the Chicago police, 762 shooting deaths occurred last year, making it the highest rate in 20 years.

Kanye has also been talking about “leading with love.” He is right that love (truth) is greater than hate. Blacks need to hear the truth, and our country needs to unify based on truth. Most blacks are angry at their circumstance in life and their inability to succeed. They’ve been brainwashed to believe that “systemic racism” is holding them back, but it’s their own anger and their lack of forgiveness that is keeping them down.

A stable two-parent family with a good father is the foundation for life. Today, 77 percent of black children are born out of wedlock, and black fathers are nowhere in the picture. This is devastating to human beings. Rebuilding the black family and returning to morality is the key to fixing blacks’ problems. Hating and blaming whites prevents blacks from seeing a way out of their hellhole, and it leads to self-destruction.

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The sooner we can get past the illusion that “racism” is holding blacks back, the quicker we can tackle real problems: the breakdown of the family, anger, drugs abuse, violence, failing public schools and the lack of jobs in the inner cities.

Like Trump, Kanye (on a micro-level) is starting to disrupt the status quo. When he says “self-victimization is a disease” and “the thought police want to suppress freedom of thought” – this is terrifying to liberal elites. His friend, Chance the Rapper, even tweeted, “Black people don’t have to be Democrats.”

The last thing Democrats want to happen – especially before the 2018 mid-term elections – is for blacks and millennials to question their allegiance to the party. Democrats have had a monopoly on the black vote for the past 50-60 years, and they don’t want blacks to leave the plantation.

If Kanye doesn’t tweet or say another word about Donald Trump, he has already triggered millions of his fans to reconsider false assumptions about Trump and their blind allegiance to the Democratic Party. As a result, Democrats and their godless allies in the corrupt mainstream media want to silence him.

According to liberal elites, black people aren’t allowed to leave the Democrats’ plantation. They’re not allowed to think, work and earn for themselves. They want blacks dumbed down and dependent on government handouts. Meanwhile, Democrats lie and encourage blacks to blame others, and they make them feel good about being wrong and immoral.

Celebrities and fake journalists such as Whoopi Goldberg, Snoop Dogg, Tom Arnold, John Legend and others have attacked or tried to manipulate Kanye and Candace Owens to silence them. Left-wing host Stephen Colbert said, “Kanye has lost his mind.” They’ve tried to silence me and other black conservatives for years with name-calling and threats.

Kanye responded to his haters with this tweet: “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

“Thank you, Kanye, very cool!” Trump tweeted back.

As a businessman, Trump was beloved by the press and he got along with most Democrats. They didn’t turn on him until he campaigned for the presidency, promising to stop illegal immigration and build a border wall. Once it became clear he was the Republican frontrunner, the corrupt media launched an orchestrated smear campaign labeling him a “racist.”

Trump is a problem solver. If blacks can get past the illusion that “racism” is holding them back, a creative leader like Trump can assemble the best and brightest people to work on fixing the real issues afflicting the black community. Since Trump has been in office, black unemployment is at a historical low and the educational system is being reformed, so why wouldn’t sensible blacks support Trump?

We need to continue to challenge the myth that blacks are supposed to vote for Democrats. “Racism” is not the primary issue keeping blacks down. The real barriers for black America are the breakdown of the black family and lack of moral character. President Trump can rebuild the inner city, but blacks must rebuild their character.

Order Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson’s book, “The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood.”

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