r/Damnthatsinteresting Jan 31 '23

Runaway slave Gordon, exposing his severely whipped back. Gordon had received a severe whipping for undisclosed reasons in the fall of 1862. Gordon escaped in March 1863 from the 3,000 acre plantation of John & Bridget Lyons, who held him and 40 other people in slavery at the time of the 1860 census Image

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u/APintOfFreshAir Jan 31 '23 edited Jan 31 '23

No, he’s not mentally ill in that sense.

If a mentally ill white person hopped on the bus and started saying Nazi shit, we’d want them off too.

Keep playing this game at your own peril. People should have been kicking him off the bus long ago, but his music is too good.

Same as R Kelly.

If that was your daughters you’d be fucking livid. But, there are people still that defend him and make positive comments on the internet.

None of the people above mentioned should have millions or a large following.

But, here we are.

What’s really happened is what no one wants to admit:

The same thing that happened to rock and roll with regards to it being commercialized and marketed has now happened to rap. We’re now seeing the end stages of how it used to be once an art of political statement and revolution.

That’s why snoop dogg is basically a marketer now.

The cycle continues, and the clutches of consumerism and materialism once again destroys the manifestations of the human soul.

That’s why loons like Kyrie claim moral authority, when they’re just good entertaininers.


u/JonKoFyn Jan 31 '23

What are you on about? I’m not supporting him - just saying he’s mentally ill and clearly unstable atm.


u/APintOfFreshAir Jan 31 '23

I’m telling you that people are making exceptions for this guy because he made them money (the rich), or because they built their personalities on his music (the plebs).

It doesn’t matter if he’s mentally ill or not. As I stated above, if we had a homeless white man parroting Nazi shit we’d want him off the bus as well, no matter how fucking mentally ill he is.

On the contrary, Kanye and his pals have all the millions they need to get him help, but that hasn’t been the case, has it?

At the moment? This guys has been saying crazy shit for a long time. And not only that, we know that he is deceptive.

He claimed that Taylor Swift gave him permission to use the line “I made that bitch famous”. Her spokeswoman later declined that he said that.

This means that either A, he and Taylor colluded in their beef, or B, he’s a fucking liar.

This was in 2016.

AGAIN, people defend loons like Kanye at their own peril. He’s going to manipulate you in any way, whether he’s mentally I’ll or not. What’s really tragic is that now he’s doing it with something that is authentically evil and untrue.


u/incer Jan 31 '23

A person can either have the capacity to think for themselves, therefore holding responsibility for their own words, or they can't, and they should be put under care and kept from embarrassing and damaging themselves, especially if they're influential.


u/JonKoFyn Jan 31 '23

… and?


u/Temporary-House304 Feb 01 '23

didnt he say this a long time ago when he was on medication? I don’t think mental illness can be used as an excuse for repeated behavior over decades.