Rant for the Day: Gullibity of the Mainstream Hip Hop Consumer…WTF

•June 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Rick Ross…Plies….Drake…Nikki Minaj…are all examples of the gullibity of the American consumer when it comes to the art formerly known as Hip Hop.

The art formerly known as Hip Hop I say because the mainstream version of it currently seems to be merely but a perverted version with sexual, individualistic, and vanity driven lyrics laced with excessive bass to make people jump in the club.

But I digress.

So……..How can anyone with a funtioning cerebellum take such artists seriously?

Drake? The Canadian thug known as Drizzy and wheelchair Jimmy in Nick at Nite circles performed a freestyle rap on the World Famous Hot 97 reading off a Blackberry!!!! I repeat…he freestyled off a BLACKBERRY!!!! How can anyone take such a character seriously especially compounded with his lack of knee flexibility on stage when he tripped over himself and tore his own ACL…..I mean this guy is clown shoes.

But his album sales more than Mos Def, Talib, and even Eminem’s new disc.

WTF???

Plies….he raps about a lifestyle he has never lived admittedly has he is a college graduate or at least an attendee. But his lyrics of misogynism and violence towards fellow brothers gets quoted often on facebook statuses daily.

WTF???

Nikki Minaj is clearly Lil Kim without the orginal hook and lyrical depth. She is a cutie of course but her voice borders on consitpational induced screaming and her verses are just blanket rhymes without any purpose of meaning.She even lip synches rap performances. But her popularity is sky rocketing…again………

WTF????

And Rick Ross….the morbidly obese corrections officer who stole the identity of the drug pusher Ricky Ross. This man has clearly been outted by his own mother of his child as a fraud and fake after she was tea bagged on camera by one of 50 Cent’s homeboys. But he gets pushed often on hip hop stations nationwide when he is about as real as silicon.

WTF???

The gullibity of the current mainstream Hip Hop consumer is clear and quite sad. They prefer catchy sayings and nice beats while intellectual depth is frowned upon because it may make the listener have to think about something other than who they are smashing tonight. The fact that such artists are the current face of mainstream hip hop shows that Hip Hop on the mainstream level hasn’t justed strayed from its roots and isn’t just dead…..but was raped, savagedly beaten, decapitated, and body was burn to hide the forensic evidence.

Don’t allow yourself to furthur be dumbed down by the corporate elements that back such artists.

If you want bass and catching beats……..TAKE YOUR ASS TO TECHNO!!!!

RFTD

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Barack Obama and the Subjugation of the Black Liberal

•June 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

 

 

Although I had previously sworn off addressing issues that involve race due to my firm conviction of race interjection being but a means of the elite class dividing the lower classes, an issue of importance I feel needs to be addressed.

That issue is how the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States has tamed the fighting spirit of the African American progressive and liberal.

Going through 8 years of George Bush’s corporatist policies, the African American liberal was breathing fire and the spirit of the African American progressive could no longer take the oppressive methods of the Bush administration’s exploitive and economic principles. After the Katrina debacle, the African American liberal’s flame had been stoked to such passions that the African American lower class was on the verge of revolt.

Then out of nowhere came Corporate America fire extinguisher, Barack Obama.

Barack Obama’s personality resonated with almost every African American’s personality in some way. He was cool, calm and hip. He had a beautiful black family. His political career as a community organizer and Chicago politician portrayed the perfect image of the Black Liberal. Safe to say, Barack Obama quickly reached iconic status within the African American community. Barack Obama received such status instantaneously via the reflective manner in which the African American race saw him.

He was one of us.

He was me.

With that being done, Corporate America, through Barack Obama, had successfully infiltrated the hearts and minds of the African American race.

So what has the first Black president done so far?

Fast forward and year in a half into his presidency; let’s examine the condition of the African American race.

1)      African-Americans continue to have an unemployment rate that is 88 percent higher than that of whites (8.8 percent vs. 16.5 percent).

2)      Black women have a rate that is 70 percent greater than white women (7.3 percent vs. 12.4 percent)

3)      Black men endure an unemployment rate that is 113 percent higher than that of white men (8.6 percent vs. 19 percent

4)      Black teen unemployment, which stands at 41.1 percent for black teens vs. 23.7 percent for whites

5)      Inner City Schools are still vastly underfunded

One can see quite clearly that policy wise, nothing has changed. So what makes Barack Obama so much different than that of George W. Bush at this stage of his presidency? A speech maybe?

Where is the fire in the African American race demanding action from the President on African American unemployment?

Maybe the answer to the question of why the Obama administration hasn’t acted on such ridiculous black unemployment figures was actually given to us by the President himself.

It was Barack Obama who said it himself when talking about Black unemployment, “a rising tied lifts all boats.”

Such a response is clear Corporate America speak.

The few African American intellectuals who have gone out on the limb to critique the President for such inaction such as Tavis Smiley are written off by many African Americans as “haters” or are told that they need to stop complaining because he is much better than George Bush.

Would that same response come from African Americans had Hilary Clinton been elected? Of course not, action would have been demanded, but in Barack Obama’s case, inaction has a defense.

I likened the election and presidency of Barack Obama to the mental subjugation of the African American race. Barack Obama is clear of all criticism from most African Americans because talking negative of him is like speaking badly of Jesus in some African American households.

To the elite structure who wishes to continue exploiting the lower classes, that’s the evil beauty of it!

Barack Obama is a corporatist whose campaign was clearly funded by Corporate America and administration is littered with Corporate America cronies. With Obama receiving such support from the African American race, its stands to reason that Corporate America indirectly has control of the minds of the hordes of African American Obama supporters! Any policy that Obama pushes, even if it is at odds with the interest of the lower classes, will receive no criticism from the blinded African American Obama supporters.

Meaning, such an important body and voice of this country has been made mute.

Barack Obama’s presidency is historic but turns out, Barack Obama’s election represented nothing more than the mental and continued economic rape of Corporate America onto the black race.

The mental, wage, and economic slavery continues.

The Corporatocracy wins again!

Disturbing to say the least…………………………………………………………………More very soon!

The Corporatocracy: My Peace with the Tea Party

•May 29, 2010 • Leave a Comment

 

Being the Unplugged Intellectual that I strive to be, I have found that commenting on the “Tea Party” movement and taking it seriously would be similar to commenting on a WWE Raw episode.

I mean what’s the point?

It’s all media conjured up and has nothing of substance.

We all know the Tea Party movement is Dick Armey’s brainchild and is heavily corporate sponsored.

We all know that most individuals in the tea party, according to various polls, vote heavily Republican anyways.

And we all know that the Tea Party has the intellectual I.Q of a Sarah Palin.

If the Tea Party was sincere and had any knowledge of what they were talking about, they would also call out corporate greed…..they would call out former President and War Criminal George W. Bush for his genocidal wars he created in the Middle East………and…….they would be heavily against the military industrial complex and so forth.

But they aren’t.

They are but another example of individuals led astray by Corporate America sponsored propaganda and fear mongering to take the eyes off the real enemy.

That enemy is the Corporatocracy.

In the end, I feel compassion for the ignorant racists, phony patriots, and bible thumpers that inhabit the Tea Party movement.

In the end, all they want is a happy life and to protect their family.

Just like me.

Too bad their ignorance, and the way Corporate America has used such ignorance and miseducation, shields them from seeing the truth.

The truth is that it isn’t blacks, illegals, liberals or progressives messing up this country.

It is the corporatocracy………………..and hopefully one day they will be able to see that and unplug themselves before it’s too late.

“Open you eyes before you die” –Immortal Technique

The Corporatocracy: BP = Murderers

•May 26, 2010 • Leave a Comment

BP, British Petroleum, is not only an oil corporation that cares more about monetary gain than the environment; they are not only a company involved in wide spread exploitation of the American and international oil consumer, they are not only a deceitful company with little regard for their employees.

BP is also a murderous company whose greed and corruption lead to the deaths of 11 men as a result of the Gulf of Mexico incident.

BP should be held responsible for the murder of those workers who lost their lives as a result of their negligence.

The Gulf leak has lead to at least 6 million gallons of oil being spilled into the ocean and will have disastrous consequences on the environment for decades to come.

However, what seems to be lost in this horrific environmental disaster is the lives of the 11 men who died in the explosion.

Lives were lost.

 Families of those lost as a result of BP’s voracity for profit and cost cutting will be affected forever.

BP’s negligence in not assuring proper safety measures for its workers and not properly adhering to safety regulations is but another example of a bloodsucking corporation not caring for the worker and using them as “piecemeal”.

Such a similar example occurred earlier this year when the Massey coal mine explosion led to the deaths of 25 workers. These were workers who were not properly equipped and were working in a mine where safety regulations were also not adhered to due to the parasitic CEO of Massey Energy who wished to save money at the expense of his worker’s lives.

Again, the trend continues and the illogical concept of law enforcement does as well.

If by my negligence, 11 workers died, I would be jailed.

BP, Halliburton and Massey Energy do the same?

They get a congressional hearing, some politcians yell at them and maybe even sued.

But no criminal action and no one gets put behind bars.

WTF?

The CEO’s of BP, Halliburton, Massey Energy or any corporation whose negligence leads to the death of innocent workers should be held responsible for those deaths.

How much longer must corporations allowed be above the law and above government.

O wait I forget, corporations own the government so……………………………………………smh!!!!

The Welfare System and the State

•May 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

When speaking of the corrosive methods of the state’s enduring rule over the classes, it is important to understand the psychology of exploitation. It is to be understood that it is not just the will of the masses that are enslaved, via wage slavery, but also the intellect and mind of the exploited who are enslaved.

One such method of exploitation and enslavement is the welfare system.

The welfare system is often thought of as being beneficial to the lower classes because it provides immediate assistance to those who may be in need. However, the welfare system serves the pure purpose of creating a leaching effect for the proletariat and lower classes. Frankly, it serves the duty of creating a system of dependency on the state, further giving the state more authority and rule.

Anarcho theorist Peter Kroptkin said it best in his essay “Expropriation”,

“We do know that they wish to maintain the wage system, and we must therefore expect to have “national workshops” and “public works” vaunted as a means of giving food to the unemployed.”

Kroptkin was referring to state sponsored “public works” such as the welfare system that works at not stopping the problem of poverty associated with the wage system but only in “taming the beast” and pacifying the issue. Though such works may have an initial positive effect for those who receive such works, it does nothing in the grand scheme of things in abolishing even the need for the proletariat and lower classes to require such works. It’s like putting a band-aid on a gunshot wound when in fact the entity giving you the band-aid is the same entity that caused the wound.

Kroptkin further wrote,

“Kings and emperors have always employed the ruse of throwing up a scrap of food to the people to gain time to snatch up the whip.”

The welfare system or system of “public works” done by the state is an ancient method that has been performed by all elite ruling classes in history. It serves the principle of soothing the psychological tempers of the masses that are exploited daily.

What better way to fool the exploited than by giving them a little pat on the back after giving them an economic kick in the ass!

Such a system also creates a psychological dependency as well on the state, limiting one’s freedom. If an individual is dependant on state sponsored aid, that gives the state a mass amount of power over you, thereby rendering your sovereignty over to the corrupt entity. The psychological effect is huge because one’s mentality, when dependant on the state, slowly but surely develops into that of a slave mentality.

Such methods of propagation are vital to the state’s rule and must be recognized and stopped.

“It is natural that “practical” men should extol this method of perpetuating the wage system,” Kroptkin wrote.

We have knowledge of this devious and degrading tactic of pacification so we shouldn’t accept it.

 The lower classes shouldn’t accept scraps from masters table when in fact master only has such a throne off the labor of the lower classes.

No more scraps!

Bread for all!

More on anarchism in future posts………………..

Thailand, Uprising, and the Fight against Unjustified Authority

•May 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Mostly the western media coverage of the uprising in Thailand has been at the most sparse to say the least. Obviously, the western elite structure has no interest in covering such an uprising as it doesn’t intertwine with the economic interest of the corporate media here in America as the Iranian protests did.

 

Here is a basic synopsis of the American media when covering revolution….if its in the corporotocracy’s interest to cover said protest and influence opinion here such as the protest in Iran recently, those in 1953 done via the CIA and Kermit Roosevelt, and the Venezuelan protests orchestrated by elite propagandists in South America…..it gets covered to a lot in America.

But when it comes to basic fight for revolution where the Western elites interest aren’t involved, you may get an article here or there in the New York Times but that’s about it.

But I digress.

“Bangkok is bathed in blood, yet again. Unconfirmed reports indicate that Abhisit Vejjajiva’s soldiers have shot dead at least 50 people so far since. The latest military attacks on protesters resumed on May 13. Hundreds have been injured. The government and military say there are 500 “terrorists” at the protest site in Bangkok. Earlier they said that they would use snipers to shoot “terrorists”.

The so called “terrorists” in this case are the poor protestors who are making their voices hear against a tyrannical monarchy that seeks to continue their exploitation over the masses.

Reading a NY Times article about accounts of the protests, I found a few things interesting as well.

“For more than two months now, demonstrators known as the red shirts, who represent in part the aspirations of the rural and urban poor, have occupied parts of Bangkok, forcing major malls and hotels to close as they demand that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva dissolve Parliament and hold a new election. Soldiers and protesters continued battling Saturday.’

Exactly how are unarmed protestors battling against armed military? Its more like the military is battling the protestors and its more like a one sided controlled slaughter.

I’ve read reports that the military and elite structure there has made a “fire zone” where basically there are no rules on force applied in such areas. They are even cutting food and water supplies off from such areas to basically starve the protestors to death.

How humane of the state huh?

It is a perfect example of the state using force to keep “order”.

The definition of order in terms of what the state deems it is clearly submission to the exploitive entity known as the state and quelching of all dissent.

The Red Shirts battle against the tyrannical monarchy and elite class in Thailand is another example of uprising against unjustified authority.

The Red Shirts are tired of being exploited and their humanity continuing denigrated.

As a result of such exploitation, the Red Shirts have hit the streets but have been met with bullets and rockets in return from the state. Not surprising as this is what can only be expected from such a merciless body.

The Red Shirts must continue their resistance and Uprising.

Perhaps they can be an example to the rest of the world that the fight against unjustified authority is never a vain one.

I’ll definitely be watching how the story in Thailand plays out.

“No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution. Revolution is but thought carried into action” -Emma Goldman

Enemy of the State: Anarchism

•May 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

 The people have always been, by direct consequence of being under unjustified authority, enslaved to a system of oppression.

Subliminally and physically with propaganda and wage slavery, the exploited people have been conditioned to believe that submission to such authority is all but normal, submission that constantly pushes the masses towards the bounds of their sanity.

The masses have for centuries and centuries, suffered at the hands of a corrupt system that bleeds only profit and power.

Blind submission to such a structure has continued the class conflict that continues to plague society. However there lies one ray of hope.

That hope is Anarchism.

It is famed and noted intellectual/scholar Noam Chomsky, Professor at the Massachusetts of Technology, who said of anarchism,

“That is what I have always understood to be the essence of anarchism: the conviction that the burden of proof has to be placed on authority, and that it should be dismantled if that burden cannot be met.”

Anarchism isn’t chaos or any other negative connotations often associated with it as many of anarchism’s exploitive enemies have sought to smear it as. The political system of anarchism is simply opposition to any corruptive institution and power structure that seeks to exploit and control without provocation and justification. Anarchism is the seeking and dismantling of unjustified authority.

While anarchism has many different branches of thought, its clear agreement with all sects is challenging all divisions of unjustified authority.

The idea of granting authority in essence is one of nobility and honor in the party being given such power. But such noble ideas often end up the most corrosive as such granted authority has been misused and continues to be misused.

Authority thereby is granted to the governing class only by permission of those being governed to. In theory, the masses are placing the power of the collective into the hands of the governing class because they dreamingly deem the governing class to have their paramount interest of at heart. However, the quandary with that is it is rather clearer everyday that the consent to be governed is no longer of actual consent but of systematic expectancy. Those who are governed, exploited, and authoritated to, no longer grant the authoritative class that power. The authoritative class takes that power, using various techniques to justify their enduring abuse of rule.

It is quite clear man’s natural autonomy should be of is of his/her own control. His/her actions should dictate the life that that individual chooses to live. The natural individual should be free of all outside influences in making that life decision, especially from authoritative institutions which more often seek to use that individual as Karl Marx says, “as piecemeal”, commodity or an object to perform some type of labor. Such outside influences, such as the ones associated with unjustified authority, seek to make the individual nothing more than piecemeal. They seek only to denigrate the humanity of those targeted human beings. An individual’s natural sovereignty should never be hindered.

The specter of challenging authority and corrupt institutions of power has reached the minds of the people and continues to build in the heart of the lower classes, those known in Marxian terms as the proletariat. For far too long, their lives have been dictated by the bourgeoisies or the elite class.

There has always been a revolt against tyrannical authority and as a result, constant revolution against such power structures has occurred. These episodes are evident in events such as workers unionizing against their domineering corporate employers or citizens of a state protesting against a totalitarian government. All of these events are of the same elk and spring out of the same common thread, unjustified authority and rule.

Who is a corporate employer to tell the workers what set wage they are to make if the workers are the engine in which the employee even runs such a corporation?

Much clearly, it is obvious that the employer depends on the employee and the consumers that purchase their products much more than the other way around. Meaning, the authority of the corporate employer is completely unjustified. They are representative of what Noam Chomsky calls, a private tyranny. The bourgeois ran private tyranny.

“A system driven by the one overriding motive of corporate profit is therefore unstable,

unpredictable, and blind to human needs.”(Zinn, 2001)
 

 

A similar example can be seen with public entities as well, like the state or government. The state’s command is justified via the collective. The people give the state authority because they are under the notion and illusion that state officials have the ability to protect them or provide for the communal. But such a belief is based on false presuppositions as the power lies in the commune, not an elite class known as the state.

It was David Hume who said of government and power of those governed,

“Force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. This therefore, on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular.”

What is interesting about such power institutions is the syncretism of both, public and private interest and the intertwining of the public to mold that of the private interest’s wants.

Karl Marx in the Communist Manifesto wrote,

“The executive of the modern state is nothing but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.”

The present day state and government in its current form is but a means of the elite class continuing their class domination. The state and present day government is clearly composed of individuals who hold private interests without the public’s best interest at heart.

The oppressive method that the state holds at continuing their exploitation of the proletariat includes an inefficient education system only adequate at creating a new cycle of servants to serve the bourgeoisies, militaristic policies to keep “order” amongst the up roaring lower classes aka, corruption of social systems such as religious institutions, and public economic policy enacted on the proletariat and lower classes making the bourgeoisies and elite class wealthier in the process.

 It was the Anarchist Manifesto of 1883 that wrote,

“Even the school serves only the purpose of furnishing the offspring of the wealthy with those qualities necessary to uphold their class domination. The children of the poor get scarcely a formal elementary training, The Church finally seeks to make complete idiots out of the masses and to make them forego the paradise on earth by promising a fictitious heaven…The workers can therefore expect no help from any capitalistic party in their struggle against the existing system…As in former times, a privileged class never surrenders it’s tyranny, neither can it be expected that the capitalists of this age will give up their ruler ship without being forced to do it.”

In The Real Basis of Ideology, author Karl Marx wrote adamantly about how the state is the main foundation of the bourgeoisies continuing their authority and class domination. He writes,

“By the mere fact that it is a class and no longer an estate, the bourgeoisie is forced to organize itself no longer locally, but nationally, and to give a general form to its mean average interest. Through the emancipation of private property from the community, the State has become a separate entity, beside and outside civil society; but it is nothing more than the form of organization which the bourgeois necessarily adopt both for internal and external purposes, for the mutual guarantee of their property and interests.”

The private tyranny is clearly imbedded in the state. The private tyranny cannot survive without the state as the state is the political entity in which the corporate tyranny maintains their hold over the proletariat.

Without the proletariat being under the illusion that the state should have such authority, the state would be powerless which would make it that more difficult and near impossible for the bourgeoisies/elite class to hold on to their power over the people. However, the illusion continues to exist and perpetuate that such authority is justified. Thereby the state is granted such power and holds such power. But with that authority given by the masses to the “state”, done via propagation and illusion, the state does what it can do to make sure the bourgeoisies continues their autocratic domineering over the masses because both their interest are clearly more like the same.

Such propagation is so vital at keeping with the interest of such corrupt power structures that its very existence is seemed to the naked eye as being nothing more than normal. It was famed political theorist Emma Goldman who wrote,

“The powers that have for centuries been engaged in enslaving the masses have made a thorough study of their psychology. They know that people at large are like children whose despair, sorrow, and tears can be turned into joy with a little toy.”

The current system must be addressed and corruptive institutions must be abolished in order to free humanity from its current chains of socio-economic oppression and societal conformity. Such a system as we hold today currently limits the idea of freedom on such a grand scale. It pigeonholes humans into labor all in the name of work and livelihood when in fact such labor and livelihood is completely unnecessary for the person’s biological survival. But when the system is designed for the biological survival of an individual and his or her needs to only be attainable through the wage system, such a clear system of slavery and oppression is evident.

Alexander Berkman, known anarchic theorist wrote,

““Man’s inhumanity to man” is not the last word. The truth lies deeper. It is economic slavery, the savage struggle for a crumb, which has converted mankind into wolves and sheep.”

He clearly is referring to the savagery of our current economic system and the power structure that perpetuates such a divisive model of governance and authority.

Such methods as the system of wage slavery are the venues in which the state and private tyranny maintains their control over the outnumbering population of workers and laborers.

“I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.” — Noam Chomsky

The wage system and current economic system are a few of the methods in which such control is elicited over the proletariat’s daily lives. The unequal access to production of labor and state issued currency clear serves as a vehicle for the two corruptive institutions to domineer.

Alexander Berkman said it best,

“If your object is to secure liberty, you must learn to do without authority and compulsion. If you intend to live in peace and harmony with your fellow-men, you and they should cultivate brotherhood and respect for each other. If you want to work together with them for your mutual benefit, you must practice cooperation. The social revolution means much more than the reorganization of conditions only: it means the establishment of new human values and social relationships, a changed attitude of man to man, as of one free and independent to his equal; it means a different spirit in individual and collective life, and that spirit cannot be born overnight. It is a spirit to be cultivated, to be nurtured and reared, as the most delicate flower it is, for indeed it is the flower of a new and beautiful existence.”

Anarchism; the tearing down of corrosive and tyrannical institutions of power is the only way to come about such a more “new and beautiful” existence.

More on anarchism in future posts.