The Unwinding of Ye

I've now viewed Ye's appearance on Alex Jones in it its entirety. (You can view it on Banned.Video; as of this writing, it has been viewed almost 5.3 million times.) Herewith a report.

I won't call the appearance an interview of Ye by Alex; neither will I call it an interview of Alex and others by Ye. It was an appearance, as in Y sat in front of microphone and rambled on. It is painful to watch. It felt like Jones and other guests, Ali Alexander and Nick Fuentes, were more or less kissing the ass of the wealthiest man in the room, Ye. Ye demanded the floor. He got it. He flopped.

You've heard about the interview by now. Ye talked about loving Hilter and the Nazis. He also talked about loving the Jews and the Zionists. Ye loves everyone. His embrace is as empty as the wind.

There's a difference between being broad minded and no minded. Being alive and aware means drawing critical distinctions. Ye's claim to love all men because that's what Jesus requires rang about as hollow as a preacher screaming from a pulpit set up in the back of a pickup truck. Ye describes himself as a "baby Christian, " recently released from the bonds of alcohol and lust.

I guess. 

I've not been through the scorn and public obloquy Ye's been through. I've not lost billions in net worth over night. My wife hasn't left me and boasted publicly of making love to another man. Ye has good reason to be heartbroken.

So he's coming out swinging in the name of the Lord.

It's unconvincing.

Ye claims to be rewriting the U.S. Constitution with the helf of Nick Fuentes, a 24-year-old social media conservative. At various points in the sit-down with Alex, Ye deferred to Nick in an awkward way, almost saying, "I have no idea. You help."

I understand what's in the relationship for Nick. But for Ye? I had the sad feeling he's being courted hard by a handful of folks and is desperate for a platform. Alex gave him one, and he tanked.

In the end, Ye's interview led me to the conclusion that, like the rest of us, Ye is broken and lost in a world gone, or going, mad. Unlike the rest of us, he still has $400 million, he says. Of that, $250 million is cash, or readily available. I hope he doesn't spend it all on consultants tempted to hitch a notorious ride on his falling star. (There are reports that he paid Milo Yiannopolous more than $115 thousand for consulting services.  Seriously?)

A good friend and co-host of mine on Law and Legitimacy, Mike Boyer, loves Ye. He's a poet, Mike says. He has unique insight, I am told.

I am just not hearing it. What I heard on the interview is a confused man in the midst of losing everything and pretending not to care. He's looking for love in all the wrong places, publicly declaring both that he doesn't care and that he loves everyone.

Ye, sadly, has become an incoherent mess.


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