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Archive for April 16th, 2007

Corporate Rap and Violence Culture

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 16, 2007

Kai posts a blog on America’s culture of violence and the white hypocrisy in criticising the Black community for “tolerating” gangsta rap:

We live in a culture which celebrates the machinery of mass violence and extols the heroic virtues of war. We live in a culture where misogyny is the norm, where women are raped and battered and objectified and demeaned and otherwise abused every day, every hour, every minute, without much ado. We live in a society whose leaders speak of killing and humiliating their enemies with chest-thumping glee and juvenile posturing. We live in a society whose budgetary priorities demonstrate a psychotic obsession with body-shattering weaponry and a distinct lack of interest in the health and well-being of human beings.

So I agree with those who are saying that it’s time for all of us to confront the virulent culture of violence and misogyny and crime that is polluting our world. And it begins at the top: with the corporatist kleptocracy of the US government, the global gangster state which dominates and exploits through violence and intimidation and the hoarding of wealth, granting favors to loyal subjects, issuing threats to the unruly, and killing rivals. If we can eradicate the culture of violence and misogyny and crime at the top of our society, then just maybe we’ll have a shot of eradicating it at the bottom too.

Posted in Black Issues, Contemporary Racism, Corporations, Government, Male Supremacy, People of Color, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

White Stripes Support Coke Union Murders!

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 16, 2007

Victor S. of the blog The Apostate Windbag writes about the appearance of the White Stripes in a Coca-Cola add:

(Well, apart from the libellous hyperbole, that post-heading’s essentially true)

Coca-cola, always teaching the world to sing, in per-fect har-mon-ieeee (The updated ‘Teach the world to sing’ ad for Coca-Cola Zero now includes a ‘rap’ bit and Hootie-and-the-Blowfish-style non-threateningly dressed minorities who look like they go to a good university). What a promoter of peace and love. And isn’t what the world needs now, love, sweet love? What a paragon of compassionate capitalism. A very model of corporate responsibility. Except in Colombia, where union leaders and organisers are regularly assassinated at Coke bottling plants while the anti-union parent company turns a blind eye to collusion between paramilitaries and the plant managers. But still, you know, apart from that, they’re a regular bunch of hippie peace-freaks, Coke.

Posted in Capitalism, Corporations, International, Media, Propaganda | Leave a Comment »

Controversies and Social Change

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 16, 2007

In the blog Angry Black Bitch the blogger Shark-fu comments on real social change and just speaking out in reaction to the buzz issue of the day:

I don’t know Don Imus and this bitch is willing to bet he doesn’t know about me, but obviously the issue of language in the community is on the table once again.

And I don’t give a hot damn how many marches we have, how many candidates with Harvard law degrees run for president or how many Oscars are won…social change requires regular folks like you and this bitch getting off of our asses, jumping into our SisterGirl Cabrios and driving to the ‘hood, getting out of the car and participating in the lives of others.

Shit, some of y’all live in the hood and still don’t participate!

Posted in Empowerment, Language, Organizing, People of Color, Radicalism | Leave a Comment »

 
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