Disgraced rapper says the Nazi leader deserves some praise, in the latest in a long line of disturbing and hateful anti-semitic comments
By Josie Ensor, US CORRESPONDENT
1 December 2022
Kanye West said there “were good things about Hitler” as he appeared on alt-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s InfoWars show on Thursday.
The disgraced rapper wore a full black face mask as he said the Nazi leader deserved some praise, in the latest in a long line of disturbing and hateful anti-semitic comments.
West, known by his stage name Ye, told Jones: “I see good things about Hitler (…) This guy [Adolf Hitler] that invented highways and invented the very microphone that I use as a musician, you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good. I’m done with that,” he continued. “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
West has expressed a slew of anti-semitic opinions in recent weeks. In October, he was locked out of his Twitter account after saying he would go “death con 3” on Jewish people.
The 45-year-old was promptly stripped of several lucrative partnerships with companies such as Adidas and Balenciaga.
CNN last month reported that West had privately been praising Hitler for years, but Thursday’s remarks were the first time he had commented on the Nazi leader in public.
The rapper, who plans on running for president in 2024, said: “They did good things too, we’ve got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time.”
He added: “The Jewish media has made us feel like the Nazis and Hitler have never offered anything of value to the world.”
West also took credit for “popularising” anti-semitism, saying: “No one in high school knew what antisemitic meant until Ye made it popular.”
In a statement following the broadcast, the Republican Jewish Coalition said: “Given his praise of Hitler, it cannot be overstated that Kanye West is a vile, repellent bigot.
“Conservatives who have mistakenly indulgedKanye West must make it clear that he is a pariah. Enough is enough.”
Some supporters of West have felt emboldened to raise anti-Jewish banners in cities across the US since he began making his comments.
At points, even Jones – who recently lost a $1billion defamation case brought by the families of the Sandy Hook massacre – pushed back at the torrent of anti-semitism, saying “I think most Jews are great people,” but adding, “I agree there’s a Jewish mafia.”
Much of what else was said is not suitable for print and The Telegraph has chosen not to repeat the comments.
West recently invited known anti-semite and white nationalist Nick Fuentes to meet Donald Trump at his home in Mar-a-Lago. Republican figures denounced the dinner, saying Mr Fuente’s views had no place in America.
Mr Fuentes hosts an online show called “America First with Nicholas Fuentes,” where he has been known to make anti-semitic comments.
He too openly praised Hitler, believes that the Holocaust was a hoax, and is opposed to women’s right to vote.
Madder than a shithouse rat.
Naturally he is a friend of Jones, who is mad, evil and a putler jackboot licker.
Maybe you need to investigate more about American President Trump.
Trump did more for us in Ukraine, to prevent war, than Biden and Obama, who are bootlickers, as you say, of Putler
Trump in February:
“I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius.’ Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine — Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful,” Trump said in a radio interview with “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show.” “He used the word ‘independent’ and ‘we’re gonna go out and we’re gonna go in and we’re gonna help keep peace.’ You gotta say that’s pretty savvy.”
Trump in May : “The Democrats are sending another $40 billion to Ukraine, yet America’s parents are struggling to even feed their children,” ……
At least Trump stays consistent: with his support for genocide.
Trump stopped the Nordstream Pipeline from opening with sanctions, knowing what Putin was going to do. Biden removed them allowing Putin to make money and hold the world hostage.
Trump threatened Putin if he invaded Ukraine, he would bomb Moscow.
Trump supplied us weapons to fight in the Donbas, while Biden/Obama waved as the Russians invaded Crimea.
I can go on…
Alt Right?? An American spread term to discriminate.
There are many in the so called “alt-right.” They don’t differ much from the hard left because of a well known political form called “The Horseshoe.” The apex of the horseshoe was occupied by the founders of the US. The hard left, and alt-right are at the tips of the shoe and are not that far apart. The GOP establishment is to the left of the founders, and are no better than Biden and his idiots.
I am convinced the only reason the left supports Ukraine is because of the scandal they tried to drum up by accusing Putin of interfering in the US election of 2016. Since then, it has been Russia, Russia, Russia all the time and they painted themselves into a serious corner.
Don’t get me wrong. I like the fact they are supporting Ukraine in the war, even if they are doing it for the wrong reasons. The problem is, however, as retired General Kellogg put it, Biden does not seem to want to let Ukraine win. I think prolonging the war is good for him as it provides a distraction to the alt-right who’d rather call out “Look, Squirrel!!!” than get down to the facts and actually see that Russia losing in in the best interests of the US, as well as the rest of the west. The hard left, by comparison, could not care less about the best interests of the west.
West and Musk are living proof that being rich doesn’t make you smart,any more than it would make their uninformed opinions matter.
I’m afraid their opinions do matter, simply because of their ability to influence weak-minded people. Musk seems likely to use his new acquisition to try to get Trump elected.
How did he move from being a committed Ukraine supporter at the beginning of putler’s Holocaust, to being an idiot spouting kremlin talking points a few months later?
Could it be that like Trump, he has $billions of criminal putinazi cash invested in his businesses?
Fiona Hill said she thinks Russia is using influential figures like Musk to suggest ideas for ending the war that would satisfy Putin: “Putin plays the egos of big men, gives them a sense that they can play a role. But in reality, they’re just direct transmitters of messages from Vladimir Putin.”
Musk’s peace plan was so specific to water rights in southern Ukraine that one leading Russia analyst said it had the Kremlin’s fingerprints on it.
Why Musk changed is a mystery to me. Zelensky has invited Musk over to look at Russia’s handwork. I hope Musk takes him up on the offer.