taken from /mu/
Alright /mu/ I am sorry for another thread on this, but it urks me that nobody understands this music video. Before I continue, I would just like to explain that I am not a huge Kanye West fan, yet I understand and appreciate his work, and I would just like to offer my two cents on this video, and the meaning behind it.
Alright firstly, the confederate flag. Many of you may or may not know that Kanye has put the confederate flag on a number of his new merchandise associated with the Yeezus tour. The reason for this is that he wants to replace a racist symbol with himself. He wants people to start associating it with him, instead of racism, so quite frankly it can’t be used by racists, as it represents a ‘Black Skin Head.’ He has admitted to this. (I’ll dig up the interview if you don’t believe me.)
Now with this in mind, we can continue on to the Bound 2 video. This video presents some of the most stereotypical, if not corny american stereotypes. The desert. The galloping stallions. The beautiful woman. The soft porn. The lone ranger riding his motorcycle into the sunset. And it is all presented in such a simple and uninspiring way that it is almost a mockery of these things. The only thing not stereo typically american here, is the fact that the lone ranger is black.
So why is Kanye doing this? Well it is pretty simple, he is taking White American culture, and he is replacing it with a Black skin head. This is essentially an aggressive cultural takeover that the average person probably doesn’t even realise is happening. Why else would he debut the video on the Ellen show? It is a white american talk show, with a white american demographic. This man is literally destroying white american stereotypes by making them revolve around him. The funniest part is, hardly anyone realises it. Oh and who is white america’s favourite white person? Jesus. Im sure you all get where im going with this.