Kanye West goes the whole hog. On Friday before election day, the rapper placed an ad in the New York Times for his presidential campaign. The open letter entitled “Dear Future by Kanye West” emphasized the need for love and equality and, among other things, imagined a world free of “debt, shame, guilt, worry, stress” and “war”. She was accompanied by the image of a dove.
“This is his open letter, in which he explains how he envisions the future of America,” said Representative West on page six. The day before, West had also published a promotional video for his Yeezy Christian Academy, with a message very similar to his open letter.
DEPTH FUTURE, I ALWAYS FAITH YOUR YEEZY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY pic.twitter.com/GIlTHSCLJU
– ye (@kanyewest) October 29, 2020
West first announced that he would run for president on July 4 and submitted his candidacy on July 16. “We must now realize America’s promise by trusting God, uniting our vision and building our future. I am running for President of the United States,” he twittered on July 4.
We must now realize America’s promise by trusting in God, uniting our vision and building our future. I am running for the office of President of the United States ðºð¸! #2020VISION
– ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
Although West was loudly reporting on Twitter about his campaign, the rapper had missed several deadlines for registration in states such as Wisconsin, Illinois, Montana, Ohio and West Virginia. West’s name will appear on the ballots of the following states Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Vermont.
He has also been criticized for running to prevent Democratic candidate Joe Biden from winning the 2020 presidential race to which he was admitted via VICE in August. “I don’t deny it,” he said when asked if he would run as a spoiler for Biden.
His campaign website lists his presidential program as well as sweatshirts and hats for sale with the message “VOTE KANYE”.
Read the full text of his letter to the New York Times below.
I still believe in you. We still believe in you.
Even in our darkest moments,
We believe in a world at peace.
We believe in our people.
We believe in our families.
We will make sure that families are anchored in a fair way.
Our future holds a better America.
In our future, we will be H.E.A.L.
hold everyone accountable before love.
Our future will provide a safe and secure home for expectant families.
and a secure plan that values every phase of life.
Our future will offer a justice system that
all equal, regardless of their socio-economic
Status. Our future will offer an education system
which promotes freedom and visionary thinking. Our
happy, healthy future looks like the new garden
Eden with running children and many older people
with joy about how beautiful our world has become.
Our future has a home for everyone.
Our future has food for all.
Our future has love.
Our future is free from debts, shame, guilt and worries,
Stress, war, greed, hate, abuse of power, prejudice,
Manipulation and discrimination.
Jesus loves all people.
When I close my eyes, I see our God, who
with a bright future. I feel like a child the night before
Christmas, when I think of our future.
I still believe in you.
I know the world will get better, but you need
to heal us as one people. They need us to hold all
accountable to love.
God is love.
Let us lead with love. Our future is waiting for us”.