On Wednesday, rapper Kanye West tweeted about his affection for — and similarity to — President Donald Trump.
“You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”
West later walked again his ardent help for Trump, noting that he would not agree with everybody the president (or anybody else) does. But the tweet left many individuals questioning: What precisely is dragon power? Even Elon Musk appeared to affix in on the jokes round dragon power.
On Tuesday, West tweeted that individuals with dragon power are “natural born leaders,” “very instinctive,” and have “great foresight.”
It’s unclear the place West is getting this details about dragon power describing management talents, good instincts, and nice foresight.
According to Tin Yat Dragon, which payments itself as “the best place for Taoism and Taoist magic on the internet,” dragon power is a metaphor usually utilized in Taoist magic.
Tin Yat Dragon’s web site reads: “Dragon energy is formless, and not visible, and not even detectable by science, because it is the energy that holds the potentials for the future.” In nature, the web site says, dragon power is the essence of creation.
Taoism itself is a non secular and philosophical custom that was born in China about 2,000 years in the past, and dragons are a well-liked image in Chinese tradition — though there isn’t any signal West’s dragon power is linked to Taoism or to Chinese custom. According to USA Today, folks believed that China’s first imperial dynasty had dragon blood, which is why Chinese folks take into account themselves “descendants of the dragon.”
It’s additionally not clear that West practices Taoism. In a 2013 interview with Kris Jenner, he mentioned he was a Christian, including, “It’s important to me that I grow, and walk, and raise my family with Christian values.”
West did, nevertheless, just lately confide in the Hollywood Reporter that he’s engaged on a philosophy e-book titled, “Break the Simulation,” about folks’s obsession with pictures.