Am I just an old guy who can’t deal with young people’s music?
I’m sure that’s what many will think as I comment on the Super Bowl halftime show.
It’s true, I am an older guy.
Nevertheless I’m a firm believer that young people should have their own music.
Quite frankly I can’t even stand listening to the music of my generation on the radio anymore.
We had our day, and I’m happy we had it.
In spite of that, I think the Super Bowl halftime show was a disgrace, and I’m going to tell you why.
I don’t expect you to admit it in front of my face.
I understand that losing an argument is painful and shaming.
It’s okay if you want to save face and admit later that I’m right when nobody’s looking.
Here’s why you should be opposed to the halftime show.
Let’s get one thing out-of-the-way first.
I don’t criticize the professionalism and skills of the participants.
Obviously, they are talented musicians and dancers who know their craft very well.
That’s not my beef.
My beef with these hip-hop and rap stars is that they make tens of millions of dollars per year on record deals and endorsements while just a few miles away from where they live (in Beverly Hills) their fans, the poor and destitute, sit in a quagmire of poverty and destruction.
Hip-hop and rap music feed into the gangster culture that is killing poor black people in the inner city.
The gangster culture feeds into the corporate prison racket.
It keeps people in the poor neighborhoods poor.
There is nothing uplifting about the music.
It is corporate music to keep the corporate culture going.
The goal is to keep selling tennis shoes, caps, expensive Nike clothing while encouraging followers to rage against the system.
During the show, Kendrick Lamar performed his song Alright which is apparently the unofficial anthem of Black Lives Matter.
The song sings of police brutality.
His dancers moved with him in blind machine-like monotony.
March together, black folk, the dancers convey. Rage against the system. Don’t be an individual. Just rage.
A co-performer, Eminem, in a separate riff, kneeled in apparent homage to Colin Kaepernick.
Snoop Dogg was there, dressed up in gangster wear.
I don’t give a damn what he sang. It’s the fact that he was there at all. He’s a symbol of the anti-police movement.
So is his buddy, Dr Dre, who sang the lyric: “Still not loving the police.”
All of this feeds into rage in the black community.
All of this feeds into the corporate prison racket and in turn the welfare plantation scam.
This has been going on for sometime now.
When I was a boy, black singers sang of love.
Barry White was the Godfather of Love.
Now, hip hoppers and rappers speak of guns, bitches, and you-know-whattas.
It’s killing the black community.
Which is exactly what the racists who own Corporate America want.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige are the kind of black people that Malcolm X was trying to warn black people about.
Of course, Malcolm was talking about politicians.
He probably couldn’t envision the day when music would be used against his own people.
But these rappers and hip hoppers are just as traitorous to the black community as were those Uncle Toms who sold out the black community years ago.
They work for Corporate America.
Last week Brian Flores filed a lawsuit against the NFL for its racist hiring practices.
Where were Dr. Dre and his Super Bowl buddies living when Flores filed his lawsuit?
Were they living in Siberia?
If they are outraged about police brutality, shouldn’t they be outraged against racist hiring practices in the NFL?
If they are, then why are they performing at the NFL halftime show? Why didn’t they boycott the show?
They didn’t boycott the show because they work for Corporate America, and the NFL has become the chief propaganda arm of Corporate America.
These rappers and singers are the new Uncle Toms, and they do what Corporate America tells them to do.
And what Corporate America needs is for there to be plenty of black prisoners for the corporate prison system.
They need the black community in the inner city poor and destitute – and ridden with gangsters and drugs.
It’s even better for Corporate America if there are plenty of rioters to burn down the city – and black owned businesses which are a threat to Corporate America’s prison racket – when a George Floyd event occurs.
And that’s why the music exists.
Make no mistake about it. Music isn’t chosen by the masses. That’s an illusion. It’s forced upon the people from the top down through social influencers.
The music is intended to keep black people down.
And it does.
It keeps black folk marching together, like those dancers at the Super Bowl halftime show, united in rage against the system.
It’s a bad deal for black folk.
And that’s why you should denounce it.
For sure, I am in the minority.
I’m not blind.
I see a lot of young people out there who think it’s the most awesome thing they’ve ever seen.
I was there at the bar yesterday.
I could see them cheering along as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg rapped their lyrics.
I’m older, I’m wiser, and I’m right.
Truth isn’t a popularity contest.
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