Kanye West made an open plea to the future of America in a two-page letter, which was published in The New York Times on Friday (Oct. 30). The letter serves as a last-minute promotion for West’s campaign, with just a few days left before the presidential election.
“Dear Future, I still believe in you. We still believe in you,” the Grammy Award-winning rapper began. “Even in our darkest moments, We believe.”
“We believe in a world at peace. We believe in our people. We believe in our families,” the letter continued. “We will see families anchoring on faith. Our future holds a better America. In our future, we will H.E.A.L. Hold Everyone Accountable to Love.”
West went on to detail his envisioned future, which includes a social justice system that “treats everyone equally” and a country free from “misuse of power, prejudices, manipulation and discrimination.”
“Our future will provide expecting families with a safe and secure plan that values every stage of life,” he continued. “Our future will provide a justice system that treats everyone equally regardless of their socioeconomic status. Our future will provide an education system that promotes freedom and visionary thinking.”
“Our happy, healthy future looks like the new Garden of Eden with children running and the elderly brimming with joy on how beautiful our world has become. Our future has homes for everyone.”
The open letter was accompanied by a video campaign ad and used language similar to the rapper’s recent Yeezy Christian Academy announcement. In the campaign clip, West again referred to his religious beliefs as the basis of his political efforts.
“We as a people will revive our nation’s commitment to faith to what our constitution calls the free exercise of religion including, of course, prayer. Through prayer, faith can be restored. We, as a people, are called to a greater service than ourselves,” he said in the video, also urging his supporters: “Vote Kanye West. Write in Kanye West.”
“With the election only a few days away, presidential candidate Kanye West is rapidly spreading his message of an optimistic future with potential voters,” a press release from West’s campaign team reads. “West is both poetic and promising in his words, saying he knows the ‘world is going to get better.’”
Read his full “Dear Future” letter below.