Why 'Dilbert' Creator Scott Adams Is Heaping Praise on Kanye West
Scott Adams, who Kanye West has taken a keen interest in recently via a series of retweets, is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, which started in 1989 and still runs today, appearing in more than 25 languages across the world. Adams is also a published author and has written novellas and a self-help book titled How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.
Adams took to social media this past Sunday to film a 20-minute video titled “Kanye West Showed the Way to the Golden Age.” In the video, which has since gone viral, Adams described how Kanye West will be the one that leads us mere mortals to the age of enlightenment. “Let me tell you about the golden age,” Adams started off. “Maybe you’ve noticed that the universe seems to be serving up more surprises than normal.” He then described how these "surprises" all started with Trump's ascension to president of the United States. “In each of these ways, what we’re seeing is things we didn’t think were possible."
Just for context, the “Golden Age,” as defined by Adams, is “a time when largely things are going right.” It's clear that West, who recently announced he’s writing a book on philosophy in real time via Twitter, has a lot in common with Adams. “I think people are breaking out of their mental prisons,” Adams says in the first clip West tweeted out. “People are realizing that there are things that used to hold us back, that used to limit what we could do. Much of that was psychological.”
In order to support his argument, Adams panned his camera over to a white board covered in connected thought bubbles, with Kanye West's name in a circled bubble alongside conservative commentator Candice Owens. “We humans have developed a number of prisons of the mind,” Adams says, “things that we just imagine to be our limitations.”
So how does Kanye West factor into his argument? “Kanye West, somebody who has strong credentials for being an advocate for racism... what did he tweet? He tweeted 'I like the way Candice Owens thinks,' and he ripped a hole in reality.” Adams went on to say that for someone of West’s stature to admire a conservative commentator shows that West isn’t blinded by his “Prison of the Mind” and that he is more woke than we ever thought imaginable. "New ideas will no longer be condemned by the masses," West tweeted out following the retweets of Adam's video. "We are on the frontier of massive change. Starting from breaking out of our mental prisons."
Check out the full video below:
Scott Adams tells you how Kanye showed the way to The Golden Age. With coffee. https://t.co/RCFwKuXjCA— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) April 22, 2018
new ideas will no longer be condemned by the masses. We are on the frontier of massive change. Starting from breaking out of our mental prisons.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 23, 2018