by B.J. on 7/27/2003 05:27:00 PM 0 comments Print this post

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Happy Korean War Armistice Day 50 Years ago !

Just to let you know, that this will be a really bad post because I'm tired, but the topic is something that has recurred in my head ever since I was a high school junior in AP US History. In direct contradiction to my digitalramen post, the neurons in my head are on overdrive; they have not downgraded, but overgraded. And this overdone neuron firing is tiring for me.

Let me begin the rant:

People are trippin' . This society dominated by the 'want' continues its assault on the need. People don't need a house in the Hamptons. Wants deserved to be charged. Material wants as a business are completely obliterating material needs. No (or barely any) need for needs. Don't know what I'm talking about ? Check out your liquor store and all dayumn brown people lining up for this the latest 148 million dollar jackpot. My parents themselves have probably spent over $400 the last few years by giving in a mere $1 each time they wanted to play the lotto. We could have definitely found a use for those 400 bucks to paying off stupid credit cards or something.

Unless I'm selling something :sigh:, I don't tell people what to do with their money because it's their business, but what rich folk do with their money creates too much separation from the rest of society. It's just getting worse.

Zion I sung it best in this song called. . .Trippin':

Original master, architect
Intel-lect, respect
My heart full of splinters
Agitating, so frustrating
Letting dreams stay as dreams
What are you waiting, for?
Feel the score, deep in your center
Immaculate is the conception enter
My dragon ways, for so many days
I rode on a ship with a hull full of slaves
A foreign land, foreign mind, foreign time
A foreign design to keep my people blind
I'm, a rebel in a system that don't give a {fuck}
Where CEO's feed your death
To earn a buck
And people get stuck
Followin the trends
Of a TV generation
But where does it end?

You can say amen
But you really got to feel it
Then every time you see a snake
You'll reveal it


Seem like everybody trippin'
Or is it me, bein normal nowadays
It'll drive you crazy
Go to work 9 to 5 everyday, no retreat
You got to have a dollar
Just to get somethin' to eat
It seem like everybody trippin'
Or is it I? Crazy lady walkin around
Shoutin curses at the sky
Instrumentals be the lullaby
Rhyme stimulai, now come along
And vibe as we praise most eyes
You be trippin'
Why is you trippin, why is you trippin'?

Now in this rap consortium
There's a whole colosium
Of fake rap cats
Who tax human beings
Just a micro-cosm
Of a larger macro-problem
I sit with my pen and pad
Imagine ways to solve 'em
You can call me a dreamer

But I do not need a Beamer
To validate existence

I'm blessed in every instance
False pretense
Is what angers me the most

I'm good at counter attacks
Don't try to play me close
Don't toke toast, just roast
With my rhythm and give 'em
A hundred percent of what i'm livin
If it seemed like super ???
God must've lied
When he told me he will die
On the road that i fly
Keepin' me high
Rockin till the day that i die
If i told y'all people once

why is you trippin? why is you tripppin?


Most of us settle for less
Which really ain't fresh
I travel east to west
To chart progress
I found the common denominator
To always be stressed
And make me loose my breath
To think about the death
That happened when we rappin
But we just keep clappin
I pause for a second
Respect to the dead...
And let it enter in your head
Too many things on my brain
In this wicked game
TV, fear, pain,
Will leave you stained
Welcome to the other side
They said it never rained
You'll never win a game
Where the rules always change
First a college degree
Now a PHD
But if you got black skin
You need at least about three
Combat, in the illest ???
Verbally, with the solar energy
To let the people be free
Because we, are ?????


Our society is going down the shitter in terms of actually helping out disadvantaged people. It's trippin' over luxuries when there are still a lot of needs.

While "hella" people still do charity (which isn't the best way to help IMHO, read here), our population continues to grow and the gaps between middle and working class are heightened. A lot of folk in the media seem to be fairly liberal even to the point where a corporation like AOL starts reporting conscious stuff such as how the media might be to blame. That tells me that corporations have merely found safe issues to be liberal and in with it to broaden their appeal. These corporation folks seem to be individually liberal rather than the liberal that effects change because change could possibly threaten their business. Basically those in the media can't do anything, but if they do, it's for 'charity' or they are painted as some type of 'radical.' Even the most proactive and concerned of us without the burden of media in activist groups such as Environment California do barely anything to help disadvantaged people as they themselves are becoming self-interested corporate entities full of standards and quotas to meet.

I can't really blame people, the middle-class, or anyone for this trippage in help to disadvantaged because we all have this reactive nature. For example, when someone A needs someone B for something, someone A will kiss someone B's ass up to the point where someone A can taste the poo. People only become proactive when they feel or think that something positive will result. . .(this isn't finished). . .



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