Thursday, November 22, 2007

What Are You Thankful For?



"The China-men built the railroad, the Indians saved the Pilgrim/
And in return the Pilgrim killed 'em/
They call it it Thanksgiving, I call your holiday hell-day/
Cause I'm from poverty, neglected by the wealthy/..."

^ 'What Goes Around (Poison)' by Nas [Lyrics] ^


"...Now listen, when you celebrate "Thanksgiving"/
What you are actually celebratin'/
is the proclamation of the Pope of Rome/
Who later, in league with Queen Isabella/
sent Cardinal Ximenos to Spain/
to murder any blacks that resisted Christianity/
These Moors, these black men and women/
were from Baghdad, Turkey/
And today, you eat the turkey, for your "Thanksgiving" day/
as the European Powers destroyed the Turkeys/
Who were the forefathers of your mothers and fathers/
Now fight the power, you b*tch-*ss n*ggaz!/..."

'Nature of the Threat' by Ras Kass
['Nature of the Threat' zShare link] [Lyrics]



"Now this is the tale of a murderer who comes from the caucus cliffs/
Happy Thanksgiving/
He robbed and stole and killed for greed and packed us on slave ships/
Happy Thanksgiving/
He took us off to stolen lands it seemed like hell for sure/
Happy Thanksgiving/
With the crack and the guns, death and disease they called for you and your/
Happy Thanksgiving/
No whips no brew no weed to smoke not a single luxury/
If not for the bloodshed that it cost the struggle would be lost/..."

'The Struggle Will Be Lost' by Busta Rhymes & Carl Thomas
['The Struggle Will Be Lost' zShare link] [Lyrics]



"...Dawg, we livin in a prison, losin our religion/
On, Thanksgiving we thankful, just for livin in Hell/
Damn homey, I don't mean to be harsh/
But there's a Devil in the ghetto tryin to tear it apart/
And if we make it up out, we still stuck in the dark/
Will there ever be peace? Just a piece of my heart/
Never!/..."

'Never B Peace' by Kastro (+ 2Pac & Outlawz)
['Never B Peace' zShare link] [Lyrics]


George Bush: Pardon All The Turkeys
by: Bill Maher



Last year, Mumia Abu-Jamal released a very poignant and well-articulated radio essay concerning the "holiday" of Thanksgiving. I find it amazing and a bit disappointing that people hardly ever analyze the true meaning of this day, and how historically hypocritical it truly is. Anyways...

This year I've mixed this same radio speech with the instrumental to Brother Ali's defiant 'Uncle Sam G-d Damn'. Enjoy:

Mumia Abu Jamal - Some Who Feel No Reason for Thanksgiving (HHIR Brother Ali Mix)

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[Read the full transcript of this essay here!]


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5 comments:

  1. MUMIA KILLED A PHILLY COP!
    I KNOW HIS BLACK AND WE ALL SHOULD HAVE IS BACK! BUT THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH. THE FACTS DON'T LIE!!!!!!!!
    TAKE TIME READ THE FACTS ABOUT THE CASE. THIS GUY SHOULD BE 6 FEET DEEEP SON. HAVE THANKSGIVING 215ALLTHAWAYLIVE! GOOD BLESS

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  2. I don't what he talkin about but I just wanted wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving...oh yeah, I just wanted to say that I posted those Nas line last night...great minds

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  3. brilliant post sir. I was going to throw that Rassy up yesterday but couldn't find the time, I'm glad someone got it up.

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  4. Kurt Loder asked me what I say to a dead cop's wife.
    Cops kill my people everyday, that's life.

    -Kweli


    I read this post on the 22nd and forgot to say thanks. It put the day back in perspective for me.

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  5. It's not November, it's August for me...and having a personal understanding of what the Philly Pigs do now and what they did then, makes me consider...it is not in the best interest of white America to let a Black Messiah free into the public.

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