Saturday, September 10, 2005

This Song Should Be #1 On the Charts

The remix of Kanye's "Golddigger" is the hottest political protest song in a generation. Period.

The mp3.

The lyrics:

George Bush doesn't care about Black People

I ain't saying he's a gold digger
but he ain't messin' with no broke niggas
I ain't saying he a gold digger
but he ain't messin' with no broke niggas

George Bush don't LIKE Black People (repeat 4 times)

Hurricane came through fucked us up 'round here
Government acting like it bad luck down here
All I know is that you better bring some trucks 'round here
Wonder why I got my middle finger up 'round here

People lives on the line you decline any help
Since you takin' so much time, we survivin' ourself
Just me and my pets and my kids and my spouse
trapped in my own house lookin' for a way out

Five days in this motherfucking attic
Can’t use the cellphone I keep getting static
Dying ’cause they lying 'stead of telling us the truth
Other day the helicopters got my neighbors off the roof
It's cool ’cause they say they’re coming back for us, too
That was three days ago I don’t see no rescue

See a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do
Since God made the path and I'm tryin' to walk through
Swam to the store, tryin’ to look for food
Corner store’s kinda flooded so I broke my way through
I got what I could but before I got through
The news say police shot a black man tryin' to loot

Don't LIKE Black People
George Bush don't LIKE Black People
George Bush don't LIKE Black People
George Bush don't LIKE Black People

I ain't sayin' he a gold digger
but he ain't lookin' for no broke niggas
I ain't sayin' he a gold digger
but he ain't checkin' for no broke niggas

George Bush don't LIKE Black People (repeat 4 times)

Five damn days, five long days
and at the end of the fifth he walkin' in like, "Hey!"
Chillin' on his vacation sitting patiently
Them Black folks gotta hope, gotta wait and see
If FEMA really comes through in an emergency
but nobody seems to have a sense of urgency

Now the mayor's been reduced to cryin'
I guess Bush said niggas -- we're used to dyin'
He said "I know it looks bad just have to wait."
Fogettin' folks are too broke to evacuate

Niggas starvin' and they dyin' of thirst
but he had to go and check the new refineries first
Making a killin' off the price of gas
He woulda been up in Connecticut twice as fast
After all that we been through nothin' has changed
You can call Red Cross but the fact remains that

George Bush ain't a gold digger
but he ain't fuckin' with no broke niggas
George Bush ain't a gold digger
but he ain't fuckin' with no broke niggas

Come down Bush, come on, come down
Come down Bush, come on, come down
Come down Bush, come on, come down
Come down Bush, come on, come down

George Bush ain't a gold digger
George Bush don't LIKE Black People
George Bush don't LIKE Black People
George Bush don't LIKE Black People

Come down George, come on, come down
Come down George, come on, come down
Come down George, come on, come down
Come down George, come on, come down

PREACHERS, THEN AND NOW


Later, during a service at the Pilgrim Rest AME Zion church outside Mobile, [Condi] Rice nodded in agreement as the Rev. Malone Smith Jr. advised the congregation, "Wait for the Lord."
"There are some things the president can do; there are some things the government can do," Smith told about 300 worshippers during a rollicking two-hour service. "But God can do all things. I want you to know he's never late. He's always on time."
Rice later echoed the call for patience.
"The Lord is going to come on time — if we just wait," she said.
- Rice Defends Bush's Katrina Response, AP, 9/4/05

Frankly I have never yet engaged in a direct action movement that was "well timed," according to the timetable of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with a piercing familiarity. This "wait" has almost always meant "never." It has been a tranquilizing Thalidomide, relieving the emotional stress for a moment, only to give birth to an ill-formed infant of frustration.
- Martin Luther King Jr., "Letter From a Birmingham Jail," 4/16/63

Friday, September 09, 2005

Who's Disgusting?

It looks like Laura's got her panties in a bunch over the things Kanye and millions of others have said about racism's role in the federal non-response to Katrina.


First lady Laura Bush on Thursday denounced critics who say race played a role
in the federal government's slow response to victims of Hurricane Katrina,
calling the accusations "disgusting."

{snip}

"I think all of those remarks were disgusting, to be perfectly frank because, of course, President Bush cares about everyone in our country, and I know that," Laura Bush told a journalist with American Urban Radio Networks on one of her flights to survey damage in Mississippi.
"I mean I am the person who lives with him. I know what he is like, and I know what he thinks, and I know how he cares about people."

Appears that Laura, like most whites, thinks that the impressions of most of black America are "disgusting:"

Source: Pew Research Center, September 8, 2005

Putting the "White" Back Into Whitewash...

So, Mr. Bush will launch an investigation into his own failure to respond to hurricane Katrina.

No wait: the Republicans in Congress will do it for him.

This should be good.