Just days after his insane live TV meeting with President Donald Trump, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian traveled to Uganda and met with its anti-gay dictator, President Yoweri Museveni. The famous American couple on Monday presented him with a pair of the rapper’s sneakers.
“The couple took in a meeting with the president of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who has declared his love for Trump, and Museveni’s daughter Diana Museveni Kamuntu in Entebbe on Monday. West is visiting the East African country while recording his upcoming album,” HuffPost reports.
In 2014, after years of legislative threats and international condemnation, Museveni signed a version of the “Kill the Gays” bill into law. The bill originally called for the death penalty for homosexuality, and in its final form even mandated that LGBT Ugandan citizens who left the country be extradited back to Uganda to face punishment. (Uganda’s Supreme Court later overturned the bill on procedural grounds.)
West and Kardashian “jetted to Uganda over the weekend with their five-year-old daughter North for a vacation in one of the country’s national parks,” The Daily Mail reported.
They apparently arrived Saturday.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are in Uganda!. Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! #KanyeWestInUganda
— Sheila Nduhukire 🇺🇬 (@Snduhukire) October 13, 2018
Museveni tweeted out these photos of his meeting with the American cultural icons today:
I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda’s tourism and the arts. I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa. pic.twitter.com/BO0iD0sFCP
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) October 15, 2018
Last week in an Oval Office meeting with President Trump, West launched into an insane rant for about ten minutes. In it, he revealed he had been diagnosed as “bipolar,” announced he loves President Trump, said his pro-Trump MAGA hat makes him feel like Superman, saying that Hillary Clinton’s “I’m With Her” message didn’t resonate with him. He also seemed to allude to Caitlyn Jenner coming out as transgender, saying he married into a family that does not have a lot of “male energy.”
As news spreads, some on social media are outraged that West and Kardashian traveled to Uganda and normalized its president:
Museveni is one of the most anti-gay heads of state in the world. In 2014 he said homosexuals are “disgusting” and signed a bill which would punish gay sex and same-sex marriage with life in prison. @kanyewest @KimKardashian https://t.co/sZO7VO6uVQ
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 15, 2018
#Kanye met w/ the president of #Uganda & gave him a pair of Yeezy sneakers. I dunno what’s worse, wearing a #MAGA hat claiming you’re #Superman trying to sway black voters for the #GOP OR pushing your overpriced sneaks as a promo opp in a 3rd world African country. #GTFO #TeamDl
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) October 15, 2018
One of the most anti-LGBT countries in the world, and Kanye West gifts the ruler a pair of sneakers. https://t.co/ARbxc4LRAV
— Alastair Jamieson (@alastairjam) October 15, 2018
Museveni is an Evangelical Christian who has held office for over 30 years. He has supported and instituted a variety of extreme anti-LGBT policies and laws in Uganda. Apparently, human rights aren’t a big deal to Kanye West. @hrw, what say you? https://t.co/jylN8w1P4t
— R. Stephen Browning (@BrowningStephen) October 15, 2018
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Launches Paranoid Rant: ‘Had to Get on My Knees and Pray to God’ US Gov’t. Didn’t Kill Him
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell defended his appallingly bad and debunked three-hour election conspiracy theory “documentary” called “Absolute Truth,” by saying he was so scared for his life during the Trump presidency that he prayed the federal government did not summarily execute him.
“Yeah, yeah, the ‘Absolute Proof,’ let me tell you the key part of that,” Lindell said. “This is probably the only time where I had a little fear and I had to pray, get on my knees and pray to God. This was 10 days before the impeachment trial. And let me tell you I’m 10 days before, and remember at the time that that was like the towards the end of January, you know the impeachment trials were Tuesday following like the February 8, okay?”
The second Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump was February 9-13. The House impeached Trump for a second time on January 13 in a 232–197 vote.
“And this was about maybe January 25 or so. I’m sitting there I go, ‘Wow, They’re gonna impeach him,’ and I had word that they were gonna impeach him,” Lindell said, presumably meaning “convict,” given Trump had already been impeached.
“We were not going to be able to show evidence at that trial,” Lindell continued, although it’s unclear why he said “we” since he was not on trial and was not legally part of Trump’s defense.
He then went on to call the January 6 insurrection, for which well over 600 people have been arrested and charged a “big fake insurgency or whatever that you’re against the government.”
“And guess who was number one on that list to come and get? Me. And they were coming, I’m going, ‘God they’re gonna kill me.’ You know, they’re gonna put me and hang me. And basically is what I’m thinking and at that moment he said, You know, I got to put a documentary, just put the evidence out there and make it.”
It’s also unclear why he would think the Trump DOJ or other agencies of the Trump administration would murder him.
Mike Lindell says he had to rush to release his election fraud “documentary” earlier this year because he was afraid the government was going to kill him. pic.twitter.com/uhicAbP8Ha
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) September 15, 2021
Gohmert Warns of ‘Exploding Flamers’ in Fear-Mongering Rant Claiming Green New Deal Will ‘Bring the Nation Down’
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert is warning the nation against “flamers” that “explode” in a rant against wind and solar energy and the Green New Deal.
For those wondering what “exploding flamers” are, according to the Texas Republican, they are birds cooked to death as they fly through the air.
In a One America News segment on Thursday called “Stopping the Left’s Communist Pipedreams,” Gohmert complained, “another part of that Green Deal is the huge solar farm that they have out on the border of California and Nevada, thousands of acres of concave mirrors that magnify the sun toward three towers, heat up the liquid in there and turn turbines, but they weren’t anticipating that there would be hundreds and thousands of what they would call ‘flamers’ because when the birds fly through, if they survived the windmills, then they hit that magnified sun, explode in flame, and down they go, bird guts all over the mirror, so that takes some cleaning up. This is the green stuff that’s just out of control and is going to bring the nation down.”
There is a report dating back to 2014 about “streamers,” which echoes the conditions Gohmert described.
Buty his larger argument that the Green New Deal is “going to bring the nation down” is baseless fear-mongering.
Gohmert is a far right wing conspiracy theorist likely most famous for coining the term “terror babies.” The Texas Republican lawmaker a decade ago baselessly claimed undocumented, pregnant immigrants were sneaking onto U.S. soil to give birth then raise those American citizens to be domestic terrorists.
Rep. Louie Gohmert warned OAN viewers about the “hundreds and thousands” of “Flamers,” aka birds who survive windmills but wind up spontaneously combusting after flying over solar farms in the Southwest US. This is how the green new deal will bring the nation down. pic.twitter.com/FYaw8ivElT
— Bee (@mount_bees) August 12, 2021
Pat Robertson: Critical Race Theory Tells Black People to Take the ‘Whip Handle’ and ‘Rise Up and Overtake Oppressors’
Technically, critical race theory is an academic framework for examining the ways in which systemic racism shapes and influences national and social institutions. But to right-wing activists who refuse to understand this, it has instead become a catchall phrase used to attack anything they dislike. This has created a vicious cycle whereby right-wing commentators misrepresent what critical race theory is and instead attribute to it a cavalcade of hypothetical horrors that, in turn, generates panic and outrage among other right-wing activists over something they don’t understand.
Predictably, televangelist Pat Robertson got into the act on “The 700 Club” Thursday, where he claimed that critical race theory is “a monstrous evil” that is encouraging people of color to “rise up and overtake their oppressors.”
“What is it?” Robertson said. “That the people of color have been oppressed by the white people, and that white people begin to be racist by the time they’re 2 or 3 months old, and that therefore the people of color have to rise up and overtake their oppressors. And then, having gotten the whip handle—if I can use the term—then to instruct their white neighbors how to behave. Now, that’s critical race theory.”
“This is the way the communists take over; they try to destroy the children,” he added. “It is a monstrous evil. And you hear, ‘Oh, critical race theory, that’s OK.’ No, it’s not. [You don’t] want to have your children in the third grade indoctrinated into a hate group so that he’ll wind up hating people or hating himself. And so the white people are supposed to feel guilty, and they’re supposed to have white guilt, and the people of color are supposed to cleanse them of that guilt by taking over. It is a monstrous evil.”
This article was originally published by Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.
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