What Is Defcon 3? Meaning of Kanye West Tweet?

by Anchal Thakur

What Is Defcon 3? Kanye West used a play on the military term “Defcon 3” in a tweet he sent out on Saturday, October 8. The American Jewish Committee called it a “vicious anti-Semitic comment.” The tweet, which was written in Ye’s usual cryptic way, has thrown people off.

“I’m a little sleepy tonight, but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE. Funny thing is, I can’t really be anti-Semitic because black people are Jews, too. You guys have teased me and tried to get rid of anyone who disagrees with your plans.

Let’s learn more about what “Defcon 3” means.

What Is Defcon 3? Meaning of Kanye West Tweet?

The Jewish Chronicle said that Kanye’s use of the term “death con 3” was probably a reference to the term “Defcon 3” used by the US military. Defense readiness condition (Defcon) is an alert system used by the US military. It has five levels of readiness, from one to five.

What Is Defcon 3? Meaning of Kanye West Tweet?

The least dangerous setting is Defcon 5, and the most dangerous is Defcon 1, which means nuclear war has started. In 1959, the system was put into place. “Increase in force readiness above normal readiness” is how Defcon 3 is put into words.

The Jewish Chronicle said that Kanye’s use of the word was a way to “declare war on Jewish people in a figurative sense.”

What Is Defcon 3? Meaning of Kanye West Tweet?

The supposed reference to Defcon 3 seems to come after the Donda artist posted more comments about war on Instagram on Friday, October 7.

Later that day, the fashion mogul’s Instagram account was shut down because he had posted screenshots of a short conversation with rapper Sean Combs, also identified as P Diddy or Puff Daddy.

“I told you this means war,” Ye wrote in the text conversation. I’m going to use you as an example to show the Jewish people… that no one can scare me or make me do anything.”

The title of the post was “Jesus is a Jew.”

Last week, Yeezy’s Paris Fashion Week show, which was held on the city’s Avenue de la Grande Armée, set off a string of problems (Grand Army Avenue). Models wore T-shirts with the phrase “White Lives Matter” on them, which is often linked to white supremacy.

The T-shirts were called “dangerous” and “offensive” by famous people like supermodel Gigi Hadid and Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who was the first black global contributing editor for Vogue.