There's always someone who claims he/she is such an important figure in society that they claim they are sent on a divine mission from God.
Today, it's Kanye West, who recently spoke on radio and had this to say:
"Don't worry about how I'm saying what I'm saying. Look at what I'm saying and how I feel my intent is. You do not want to go against the power. I'm working on one mission, and that's a mission from God. I'm gonna make it very clear exactly what I'm here to do. I'm here to help. I'm going to apply all the blessings I've got. "We're moving to the future. [And] I'm gonna be the anchor."
Aside from the incoherent vagueness, the statement always takes me back to the original messengers of the Lord:
In 1980, The Blues Brothers, originally a Saturday Night Live skit - turned Hollywood movie, set comedy films on fire as well as having a substantial role in reviving the blues as a genre.
Why is this relevant?
On the musical side of things, The Blues Brothers, and more notably Dan Aykroyd, have sought out to spread the message of the blues; indeed, in Blues Brothers 2000 he gives an inspirational speech to the band who is suffering from low morale and feel the cause is lost by saying:
Elwood Blues: You may go if you wish. But remember this: walk away now and you walk away from your crafts, your skills, your vocations; leaving the next generation with nothing but recycled, digitally-sampled techno-grooves, quasi-synth rhythms, pseudo-songs of violence-laden gangsta-rap, acid pop, and simpering, saccharine, soulless slush. Depart now and you forever separate yourselves from the vital American legacies of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, Memphis Slim, Blind Boy Fuller, Louie Jordon, Little Walter, Big Walter, Sonnyboy Williamson I and II, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, Elvis Presley, Lieber and Stoller, and Robert K. Weiss.
Donald "Duck" Dunn: Who is Robert K. Weiss?
Elwood Blues: Turn your backs now and you snuff out the fragile candles of Blues, R&B and Soul, and when those flames flicker and expire, the light of the world is extinguished because the music which has moved mankind through seven decades leading to the millennium will whither and die on the vine of abandonment and neglect.
That is the sound of a messiah; Kanye's boastful claims of being sent on a holy mission in rap music (I'm assuming by his quote) by showing extreme personality disorders such as throwing a fit when not winning a Grammy, or marrying one of the fakest women on the planet and having major egotistical issues, makes you wonder what kind of a message he's bringing?