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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 09:59 PM

8. K & R Thank You for this eye-opening reveal about Mr West.

In his own words yet!

It's not difficult after reading West's words, to understand why he'd choose RT to carry his message. He certainly speaks to the RT viewers.

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From your post:


In 2013, West referred to Obama's speech at the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech as contradictory and as "pretty words that hide ugly deeds." West then goes on to state, "Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack Obama's got drones. Martin Luther King Jr. had prophetic missions. Barack Obama's got deadly missiles that he's ready to use."

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In 2014, West gave an interview slamming Obama, calling him a "counterfeit" who posed as a progressive. West defined Obama's presidency as "a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency."

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West further retracted his support for Obama in an April 2011 interview, stating that Obama is "a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black muppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.

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In November 2012, West said in an interview that he considered Obama a "Rockefeller Republican in blackface."

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I'd never really listened to West.
Thanks for revealing the words of Mr West himself, I won't bother with hearing him speak him again.

Btw, we all know the despicable ire Chris Hedges has always held for the Democratic Party, so I see why the draw for West is to RT, now.
Birds of a feather & all..


My case against RT is now proven even stronger.
None of RT belongs on a Democratic site.

Thanks for the reveal ~



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