Valiant News previously reported that Twitter CEO Elon Musk banned Ye from the big tech platform for allegedly participating in an “incitement to violence,” apparently by posting an image of what seemed to be a swastika combined with the Star of David on Thursday night.
However, It turns out that the swastika-like symbol tweeted out by Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, appears to originate from a strange alien “cult” known as the US Raelian Movement.
Kanye West promotes his 2024 Presidential campaign with symbol that seems to be a swastika inside the Star of David. pic.twitter.com/slH3HxyOYd
— Pop Base (@PopBase) December 2, 2022
According to the group’s website, human beings were created by a scientifically advanced alien species.
The swastika, which the Raeliens call the “symbol of infinity,” actually has nothing to do with Nazism and a serves as the group’s official pseudo-religious icon.
“The symbol of infinity is the emblem of the International Raelian Movement, founded by the last messenger of the Elohim – Rael,” the Raelians believe, according to their website.
They explain, “The Elohim are a race of extra-terrestrials who created humankind scientifically thanks to their perfect mastering of DNA about 25,000 years ago.”
In a lengthy explanation for both symbols, the Raelians do not mention Nazism as an influence.
“The Star of David represents infinity in SPACE,” the Raelians assert, before launching into an epistemological rant about “planets and galaxes” within “every atom in our hand.”
Wait, what? @elonmusk banned Ye for tweeting out the logo of an Alien Cult, and called it incitement to violence?
C’mon, how is this even real? https://t.co/0i9XgEa7Vd pic.twitter.com/5Xb3Uzd2hj
— David J. Reilly 🇺🇸 (@realDaveReilly) December 2, 2022
Regarding the swastika, the Raelians explain, “The Swastika in the center reminds us of the shape of our galaxy and represents infinity in TIME.” The group expands, “Everything in the Universe – in the infinitely large as well as the infinitely small – is in constant transformation: matter has no beginning and no ending, EVERYTHING is CYCLICAL.”
“The swastika symbol is one of the oldest symbols on Earth and can be found in all religions and traditions, on all continents!”
Though it’s difficult to discern their meaning, it seems unlikely they are referring to the Nazi ideology popularized in the 1930s and 1940s.
Valiant News previously reported that Ye, the billionaire rap artist, took to Truth Social on Thursday night to reveal a text message exchange between himself and Musk after being placed under a 12-hour Twitter suspension over the image.
In the text messages posted by Ye, the African American Tesla CEO-turned Big Tech mogul claimed that the artist had gone “too far” by tweeting out the image with the caption “YE24 LOVE EVERYONE #LOVESPEECH.”
“Sorry, but you have gone too far. This is not love,” Musk reportedly texted Ye.
“Who made you the judge,” Ye retorted, according to screenshots of the exchange posted by Ye.
Musk then claimed that Ye somehow violated Twitter policies against inciting violence and announced that his account would be suspended, seemingly over the swastika post.
“I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” the Twitter CEO said.
I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2022
“Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari. Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight!” Musk wrote in a separate tweet.
In light of the Raelien revelations, several pundits have suggested that the image may have been deliberately used by Ye to test Musk’s willingness to ban free speech on Twitter.
But just to clarify, @Rael_usa is ok to use it as their symbol but Kanye is not allowed to repost it?https://t.co/KECrFBqp9Y
— Women Posting Their L’s Online (Cult Leader) (@WomenPostingLs) December 2, 2022
“But just to clarify, @Rael_usa is ok to use it as their symbol but Kanye is not allowed to repost it?” Women Posting Their L’s Online tweeted at Musk.
“Wait, what? @elonmusk banned Ye for tweeting out the logo of an Alien Cult, and called it incitement to violence? C’mon, how is this even real?” said conservative pundit David J. Reilly.
Ye has made remarks that many consider to be increasingly anti-Semitic, beginning with his declaration that he would go “death con 3” on “Jewish people,” and culminating during an interview with Alex Jones yesterday in which he expressed love and admiration for genocidal dictator Adolf Hitler and Nazis.
This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.