[Claps and applause]

from Kanye West (Ft. Gil Scott-Heron) – Who Will Survive in America Lyrics on Rap Genius


(written by Dorsdawg)

While there is clapping and applause at the end of this very beautiful, powerful, and allegorical speech, there seems to be only a few people who respond — suggesting that this amazing speech is being delivered to an auditorium that is empty except for a few people

This implies that no one in America is willing to listen to this beautiful speech that contains a powerful message diagnosing the problems of American culture. People refuse to believe that there is anything wrong with America and the ways they have been living

Also, these quiet reaction echoes the statement at the beginning of the speech — that no one cares about revolution, or making positive change in America. They are all too busy striving for fame, money, sex to even listen to or recognize the dangerous problems that need to be addressed and fixed in order to avoid destruction and doom

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