The Airing of Grievances
Friday, October 15, 2004
Beyond The Pale
Check out the comments that rapper KRS-One recently made about September 11th:
"So when the planes hit the building, we were like, 'Mmmm - justice.' "Justice? Three-thousand innocent people killed (no doubt some of them hip-hoppers too) and somehow this assclown call this "justice." And even assuming only the "hated-rich-white-oppressing-the-hip-hoppers-class" was forced to choose between burning to death or jumping ninety plus stories to their death, is this "justice?" I think not.
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."
Hey KRS-One: Newsflash, September 11th was an unspeakable act against "humanity." Not "us." Not "them." But "humanity." I remember a time not too long ago when you had something relevant to offer. But now it sounds like it's time for you to throw on a clown suit, head to Times Square and join the hate-mongering "Black Israelites from Queens." Depressing. Very depressing.
(Thanks to the Swamp's TelkinsJr for the heads up.)