Friday, October 15, 2004
...the National Lampoon magazine did a spoof of American civics. One of the things they did was to give their version of the Greek source words for the English word, "democracy". According to the Lampoon, democracy is derived from two Greek words:
Literally, "the people are cretins". Anyhoo, it is in that spirit that I find that we get the kind of hip hop music we deserve. A rapper known as "KRS-One, a self-described anarchist, declares that black folks "cheered when 9-11 happened". Money quote from this fine, upstanding citizen:
The atrocity of 9-11 "doesn't affect us the hip-hop community," he said. "9-11 happened to them, not us," he added, explaining that by "them" he meant "the rich ... those who are oppressing us. RCA or BMG, Universal, the radio stations."
Now I would like to ask you all to go and reread what this individual really says: the true danger to The People doesn't come from righteous Muslims angered at American Imperialism and Zionist Occupation Policy, it comes from the Record Companies and the Agents who are taking too much coin out of KRS-One's pocket.
There is an old saying that applies here: "It is best to go through life and play the fool, rather than open one's mouth and immediately remove all doubt."