Abu-Jamal's Radio Broadcasts
Hop or Homeland Security
1.5 MBs, 1:51
To think about
the origins of hiphop in this culture and also about homeland security
is to see that there are at the very least two worlds in America.
One of the well to do and another of the struggling. For if there
ever there was the absence of homeland security it is seen in the
gritty roots of hiphop.
For the music
arises from the generation that feels with some justice that they
have been betrayed by those who came before them. That they are
at best tolerated in schools feared on the streets and almost inevitably
destined for the hellholes of prison.
They grew up
hungry, hated, and unloved and this is the psychic fuel that generates
the anger that seems endemic in much of the music and poetry, one
senses very little
hope about the personal goals of wealth, to climb above the pit
In the broader
society the opposite is true, for here more than any other place
on earth wealth is so widespread and so bountiful that what passes
for the middle class in America could pass for the upper class in
most of the rest of the world. Their very opulence and relative
wealth makes them insecure and homeland security is a governmental
phrase that is as oxymoron as crazy as say military intelligence,
or the US department of Justice.
They are just
words that have very little relationship to reality.
Now do you feel
safer now? do you think you will anytime soon?
Do you think
duck tape and Kleenex and color codes will make you safer?
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