Kanye West does not care about Haiti

Remember back when Kanye West had balls? No fishsticks.

It used to be you could count on him to show up to an event and say some shit people were hoping he wouldn’t have said. It may not have been anything other than claiming that MTV lost its credibility, for giving the award for video of the year to a genuinely brilliant video by Justice, rather than one of his expensive and yet conceptually retarded clips, but that’s because Kanye West isn’t the sharpest pencil in the box.

I realized this years ago, way before the Kanye hype cycle had even kicked into full gear, let alone before there were any signs of a backlash. I knew something was up when I heard the College Dropout, and he was all butthurt over having dropped out of college to pursue a career in the music business, as if graduating from college is such a big deal. I was graduating from college myself at the time, and the shit didn’t make any sense to me. I wish I’d spent that five years amassing a huge collection of Internets pr0n. You know, something I could use in my adult life.

I’m not saying education isn’t important, but higher education as it exists in the US is just part of a scam the TIs came up with to keep this country’s wealth in the hands of the elite: They make it ridonkulously expensive to get a college degree, so that only people who have a shedload of money in the first place can get one, and of course you can’t get a well-paying job, if you don’t have a college degree, and so the cycle continues.

If the banks have any money left, you could get a loan, but good luck trying to pay that shit off. Barack Obama was paying his college loans off until he became president – and he’s Barack Obama. Of course, he went to fancy schools like Columbia and Harvard Law. You could go to a shitty school no one’s ever heard of and pay way less money, but with the job you’d get, it’d probably take you just as long to pay off your loans. So you’re fucked either way. You’ll never be able to amass a significant amount of wealth.

And that’s not even taking into account racism. What if you borrow all of that money to go to school, but then you can’t get a job, because you’re black? That shit happens all the time. Studies have shown that a white guy who just got out of prison is more likely to get a job than a black guy with no criminal record. As recently as a few weeks ago, there was a story on the front page of the New York Times about how black guys with advanced degrees from good schools couldn’t find a decent job. A subsequent story described the phenomenon of black applicants “whitening” their resumes, just so they could get turned down at the interview stage, rather than the initial inquiry.

If you’re black, there’s a pretty legitimate case to be made for not pursuing a higher education, not because there’s no value in being well-educated, but because you could end up even more fucked than if you hadn’t gone to college. There’s a tacit agreement in this country that if you work hard and get an education you’ll be able to make a decent living, and corporate America isn’t holding up its end of the bargain. And obviously the government’s not gonna do anything about it. Those guys from Freakonomics might want to look into that.

It could be that Kanye West was on to something, regardless of whether or not that was his thought process. He was probably just too dumb to graduate. I consulted the Google re: the school he dropped out of, and it didn’t strike me as being particularly rigorous, academically. Granted, this was based on a cursory perusal of its website, but it wasn’t a very slick-looking website. Then there was the fact that his mom was a professor there, so he could have attended for free, and the fact that he was already like 27 at the time, i.e. five years older than the typical college graduate. He could have been graduated from college.

To think how dangerous a guy like Kanye would be, if he had opinions about anything other than Beyonce videos. He has a team of teh ghey guys he travels with, to help him pick out his clothes (not even a joke, mind you), but what if he had someone who could provide him with a proper socialist perspective on current events? We caught a rare glimpse of what might be, going on five years ago (yikes!), at that telethon to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. He and Mike Myers were supposed to encourage people to call in and make a pledge, but instead he decided to take it as an opportunity to tell the world that George Bush doesn’t care about black people. Which of course isn’t inaccurate, but imagine the spiel he could have come up with, if he’d spent years of his life sitting around in his underwear reading Infowars, like I have.

The organizers of this George Clooney telethon to benefit the victims of the earthquake down in Haiti aren’t taking any such chances. They purposely didn’t invite Kanye to perform, lest he pull some shit like the shit he pulled at the most recent VMAs (or any number of other events, for that matter), and they even went so far as to let word slip that they did. They must not have been concerned with how Kanye would respond. Normally, this is the time when Kanye would take to his blog or some shit and let loose on them for thinking he would do something to fuck up an event like this, but I know MTV is involved, and they probably had to check him, after what he did to Taylor Swift. Plus, what would he even say, if he did have the balls to say something?

  • General

    If they were smart they would have invited Kanye to be there, because it would have drawn even more attention to the cause with everyone waiting to see what crazy shit he would do or say…

    • AZ40

      it just came out that they did reach out to him but i guess he declined or something

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    Damn! Bol, dropping gems on this one like a mutha fucka.
    I have no idea what he’d say if they was to let him get down w/ this telethon. To me, he’s just unpredictable like that. MTV and/or George Clooney ain’t tryna have that shit. That nigga might show up twisted, again. Isn’t the telethon gonna be live, too? They ain’t gonna let him near this one… But, who knows? He might fuck around, call up there & say some crazy shit. LOL.

  • sealsaa

    “There’s a tacit agreement in this country that if you work hard and get an education you’ll be able to make a decent living, and corporate America isn’t holding up its end of the bargain.”

    This.

  • Worley

    Yea, white folk had enough of Kanye. But look on the bright side: he can still get drunk and ride Amber for the night. Things could be much worse.

  • JAY STONE

    You are dropping knowledge bol but who give a fuck about kangay

  • El Tico Loco

    This reminds of my first interview after college, where the receptionist assumed I was coming in to apply as cleaning staff and told me the positions were already filled, I was called for an interview as a db programmer, that was my reminder that nothing has changed just because I got a little education now. Needless to say I did not get job and that company is out of business. Karma’s a bitch.

  • http://www.jango.com/music/EmCDL EmCDL

    Hell if I was George Clooney I wouldn’t invite him to the telethon either…I would think that he would try to drop some ‘knowledge’ like he did at the Katrina telethon. I wonder what he would say this time???

  • allhiphop>xxlmag

    what the hell do pr0n, TIs, and teh ghey mean?

    • NotoriousAGC

      @ Allhiphop

      lol i could tell your not from around here.
      (hence your name allhiphop>XXL) lol. Bol if I were you i would take a picture of this or record it, cause i doubt in the future your gonna have consistenT HOMERUN BLOGS, like right now. good work sir. Your becoming the reason i come into the blog section.

  • BUKKA BUKKA

    I remember when you used to put this sort of effort into your own site.

  • Brooklyn

    hell no they weren’t letting kanye anywhere near this, white america done learned they lesson. he might have bumrushed the stage during alicia keys’ performance drunk as hell wearing his shutter shades, with a crown royal bag on his head, using the bottle as a microphone while singing “we are the world” or “jesus loves me” or some shit like that. that’s if he didn’t scream that hurricane katrina was the worst natural diasters of all time.

  • Will E. Will

    Bol what degree took u 5 years to get? lol

  • Master CHeef

    *jacks off*

  • crack

    double damn

  • Caino

    Is it just me or does this benefit seem yucky to other kats?? l just feel these famous dudes are just trying to up their own profile by looking like they care for Haiti. Dont get me wrong all money raised is a good thing, but why couldnt George Clooney, Maddonna or Leo DiCaprio just give a milli from their own pockets?? l mean they make like 9 million a movie anyways!!!

    Good drop Bol, u still got 2010 on lock!!

  • geico lizard

    “You’ll never be able to amass a significant amount of wealth.”

    ^
    Thats why I play the lottery Bol. Even with my college degree I may never be out of debt and have a high paying job so fuck it I might as well spend $2 a week and take a shot at a lotto jackpot.
    Taylor Swift isnt americas sweetheart or anything so alot of this Kanye backlash is republicans who already hated his ass for saying the Bush doesnt care about black people stuff(which is so fucking true).Honestly most republicans dont care about anybody but themselves unless its time to try and get votes.

  • Slymm

    Bol has been on fucking FIRE as of late.

  • Chilly Willy

    Knowing Kanye, he’d say something to the effect of : “Pat Robertson doesn’t care about black people, and Rod Blacksonofabitch care too much about black people!!!”

    Are these last drops ghostwritten ? It’s still laid back, but it’s like there’s a conscience to it now. If not, that means Bol got a magic potion (I’m assuming it’s not Yellow Tail), since all the champs are juiced up. It’s too soon, but dammit, Bol IS 2010′s MVP. No contest !

  • Enlightened

    They have officially neutered that nigga.

  • these posts are racist

    Education is key, but i feel this drop/
    i read books playboy, and i ain’t go stop/
    racism is a monster, too much to cut through/
    so to all you racist player haters, i say fuck u/
    there’s no such thing as a self made man/
    that’s like rich white people looking dark, with no spray tan/
    the rich stay rich, the broke stay dumb/
    just ask Andersoon Coopers mom and the cats who make Wrigley’s gum.

  • these posts are racist

    Education is key, but i feel this drop/
    i read books playboy, and i ain’t go stop/
    racism is a monster, too much to cut through/
    so to all you racist player haters, i say fuck u/
    there’s no such thing as a self made man/
    that’s like rich white people looking dark, with no spray tan/
    the rich stay rich, the broke stay dumb/
    just ask Andersoon Cooper’s mom and the cats who make Wrigley’s gum.

  • PHD

    Bol can you post a link to that NYT article?

  • NotoriousAGC

    the reason i believe kanye doesnt want to come NEAR the haiti thing is because he thinks the whole world is gonna say he’s doin “damage control” on the taylor swift thing, so he’s staying away from it to avoid those outbursts from the “O’reilly” america.

  • Justice4All

    RE: “If you’re black, there’s a pretty legitimate case to be made for not pursuing a higher education, not because there’s no value in being well-educated, but because you could end up even more fucked than if you hadn’t gone to college. There’s a tacit agreement in this country that if you work hard and get an education you’ll be able to make a decent living, and corporate America isn’t holding up its end of the bargain. And obviously the government’s not gonna do anything about it. Those guys from Freakonomics might want to look into that.”

    Ain’t that the truth! I hate to have the “man keeping us down mentality”, but on the real-he is doing his damndest to keep us working the valet service at the airport.