Kanye West, the millionaire rapper has decided to stand for the elections to decide the 46th President of the United States. A successful singer/ musician is no stranger to the Green Room. Is there a green signal for Kanye West to enter the Oval Room? Will The White House finally be home to the first fully Black President of the United States?
Barack, Not Fully Black
Remember, Barack Obama was not fully black, since his mother Ann Dunham had been white. It is generally accepted that Barack is Black; maybe because white should never be a patch on black. At least that must be the feeling of those victimized brutally by the ‘White Supremacy’ complex over the centuries.
P.O.T.U.S. and Lotus Pose – Best of East-West?
Speaking of White Supremacy and the sad need/ situation for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, maybe Kanye could be hopeful. The BLM movement might just provide the impetus for Kanye to Wrest the throne. The throne of the P.O.T.U.S. position. Speaking of the P.OT.U.S., one is reminded of the Lotus Position. How wonderful it would be if the most (politically/ militarily) powerful person in the world also leverages ancient universal values/ philosophies to make a difference for the entire world?
Weaving Arts Into The Tapestry of Economics & History
If the Arts/ Music represent some of the best aspects of Humanity, then Kanye maybe one of the better candidates to bring some lateral/ creative thinking. For long, it has been believed that some understanding of History and Economics help US Presidential candidates. Kanye need not even try to prove otherwise. He cannot be a successful professional without a little understanding of economics surely. Given his middle class background, he has done well with his talents. Kanye is one of the most awarded/ selling artists in the world of music. But of course, this is not to make a simplistic portrayal of the obviously challenging world of realpolitik.
Kan Ye say, “Ni Hao” to China. Of Course, He Can!
Kanye has had the opportunity to study for a while in Nanjing, China. He had also been comfortable speaking Mandarin. He may not remember much now, but residual knowledge may come in handy. One never knows what can help where while negotiating with the Mandarins. West’s appreciation of Chinese ways/ culture could set him apart. After all, how many other Presidents have actually studied in China at whatever level. To catch thieves, we may need to know them better to think like them, especially the Chinese.
First Lady-Like Limits
It is increasingly understood that that the First Lady plays a significant role in the President’s standing in the public eye. There have been great First Ladies like Michelle Obama and the very notable Eleanor Roosevelt, who had/ have been very active and tried to contribute much to the position. But then, this would also add to the weight of expectations on some shoulders. Kanye West’s wife, Kim Kardashian may be expected to add a few more grams of clothing. She may need to toe the line and not take too much liberty crossing First Lady-like limits.
Some Assets To Be Hidden – Best For The Bottom-line
The bottom-line is Presidential ratings. Both tactically and strategically (re-election). Kim’s propriety with bosom lines will serve her and Kanye well. Surely, not all assets need to be Presidential or State secrets. But prudery possibly needs to take precedence over unrestrained public displays of anatomy. This will ensure the general public retains its affection for the first couple in a more sustained manner. Expectations from First Ladies are not the same as from Page Three Personalities.
Of Fairy Tales – Kan Ye Live them Actually?
The White House may seem to be beckoning. But will Kanye and Kim progress to be the Chosen Couple this time? Will they be able to actually live the fairy tale and then narrate them to their grand-kids? Time will tell. But heavy is the head that bears the crown. Sooner or later, unless we are balanced, we may feel the extra-pressure.
One Kim In Itself A Handful For Anyone
Kanye West currently has only one Kim to be bothered about. It may just be as well. ‘What’s in a name…..’, Shakespeare asked. But neural-circuits can malfunction, especially with the same names, even if for completely different relationships.
Kandid Downsides Of A Kanye-dature – One Kim Two Many?
As President, Kanye may have to handle two Kims. Twims, anyone? Kanye could get caught between a delectable bombshell and a dictatorial loose cannon. When you have to alternately coo at one Kim and boo at another, anything could happen. Does Kanye run the risk of thinking of the North Korean Kim Jong-un in his most tender moments with his soul companion? ‘Presidentile Dysfunction’ may have many stories behind it. A few may be about Kim-and-tell.
PS: Cool Chilli’s Views on this News are not meant to be an authoritative analysis on Kanye West’s candidature. While Cool Chilli takes care not to play with facts, the treatment is more about adding a touch of humour and human values rather than an authoritative treatise on the subject.