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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Right Change - Left Change

Is this the man you want to be the leader of the free world?

If so, you have a lot of work to do.

It ain't because he's black
It ain't that he's charismatic
It ain't that he can communicate
You need to convince everyone else that this man is the best candidate for the job.

Nothing has been accomplished.

Get off your ass.

I need all of you who are as old as me to remember Ronald Reagan.
He spoke well.
Looked good.
Damn good speech giver.
Charismatic as hell.
Hollywood player.
Converted Democrats in the polling booth with great ideas.

And then...

Because folks didn't want to vote for a woman and a liberal liberal millions of people voted against their interests and voted for the 'Great Communicator' and were dubbed 'dixiecrats'.

The great communicator came into office and fought those that voted him over the top and went towards those who worked so hard... They were working-class blue collar white folk in Pennsylvainia and Ohio.

Air Traffic Controllers
Factory Workers
Service Personnel

Tax breaks were given to the upper percentile earning Americans and large corporations.

Factories closed
Unions broken.
Employment outsourced.
Crack took a stranglehold in my hood.

America never recovered.

It's twenty years later and I have one question:

Will you let America once again vote against their interests and put the wrong person, cabinet and executive branch as well as undue influence on the world in the White House?

get to work then... it's just starting

Doesn't matter if it's McCain or Obama, you have work to do.

History is waiting on you.


Bananas said...

Very true. If I were Obama I wouldn't back the moving van up just yet.

He has some serious sellin' to do. Starting with, "America, this is what I entend to do..."

I don't neeed more play by play about how fucked up America is, I fucking live here. I need somebody to tell me what da hell they're going to do about it.

In detail motha fuckers! This shit is broke and it needs to be fixed!

It's time for the lipservice to become reality.

The Addict said...

You are really saying something. Less talk, more action.

aquababie said...

i remember all of that hassan. and you're right. now isn't the time to get complacent. i am happy this man received the nomination. i believe he is the one at this moment. so i plan on working hard to make it so. we have a ways to go. it's not over yet.

Aly Cat 121 said...

Well sh*t the way Hillary talking, it sounds like it's gonna be her too. And I'm wondering, what the f*ck is really going on. Am I missing something?

Darius T. Williams said...

Hell...all I can say to this is amen!!!

Bballmom said...

but, i've got to give him the benefit of the doubt. he's a smart man wiht a brilliant team around him. I don't see him in the light of Reagan AT ALL.

Personally, I'd rather he take his time with the details and make sure that ish is right. instead of telling us what we want to hear and then he does something else.

Now is the time he will have to show the substance of his candidacy. Now he can educate the masses on his plans. Before, didn't need to so much to me.

Anonymous said...

I am one of those black people who will vote for Obama just because he's black. First! He can't be any worst than any other candidate. Yeah, crack flooded the hoods while Reagan was in office, Clinton signed the 3 strikes law so that the crack addicted black male is spending his life in jail over petty theft crimes because he couldn't shake his addition and Bush shoved down our throats the fact that he wasn't going to pretend to give a damn about black people. McCain's old ass don't know his head from his shoulders anymore because he's talking the opposite of everything he used to stand for. The Clintons want back in just for historical purposes and Hillary wants to get her puzzy eatin' while in the oval office.

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

Well Damn! I think we just been called out!

:: Mental notes...
Lemme go shine up my voter registration card right now! And make sure the letters are real clear and readable. Don't want no shit about my vote this time around. And there are a few reluctant people and new voters I gotta holla at to make sure they voice an opinion on November 4 this year...

All-Mi-T [Thought Crime] Rawdawgbuffalo said...

hats off to the king and queen. nice blog folk