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My philosophy is simple
Standup
Take a deep breath
Smile forgivingly
Pray honestly
Thank God humbly, and then,
Figure out where you want to go and

Go
Without hesitation

Love
Without reservation

Live
Without excuses

Understand
It is all within your reach

All you need is
A lot of faith
A little determination, and
Some concentration to
Help you stay focused on
Where you need to go

You weren’t born with a
Silver spoon in your mouth
I know, but
Get over it!

Racism
Get over it!

Inequality
Get over it!

Poverty
Get over it!

Slavery
Get over it!

Dysfunctional family
Get over it!

Life ain’t fair
Get over it!

Realize it
Come to grips with it
Accept
Overcome, and then
Crush it!

Beat it
Beat them
Monkeys on your back
The extra weight you carry
The disbelief
The doubt
The insecurities
The fear,
Fuck ’em!
It’s your life!

Circumstance
Get past it!

Obstacles
Don’t stop until
You get over it
Underneath it
Around it
Bust through it!

You have to find a way
To keep it
From destroying you

Do you know what’s funny about life?
It can destroy you, and
No one cares
How it happened

No one will see you
The grungy man
Standing on the street
Holding the sign
Asking for spare change
and think,
Genius
Go getter

In their eyes
You’re a bum
A lazy
Despicable
Useless
Undriven
Waste of resources
Squanderer of dreams
Freeloader
Con-artist
Getting over in the land
That was built by their forefathers
“one railroad track at a time”

They raped your mother
Don’t matter!

Your teachers are inadequate
Don’t matter!

Your father wasn’t there?
Don’t matter!

You were born in the ghetto
Electric sliding to the rhythmic sounds
Of shots ringing
In fast succession
Like firecrackers
Don’t matter!

Forced to study
On cold wood floors
Under the bright lights
Of ghetto birds
Behind gated doors and
Barred windows
Don’t matter!

Listening
To the sizzle of crack pipes
With your baby brother screaming the
Cry of unchanged diapers
While the batter ram
Bangs against your front door,
IT DOES NOT MATTER!

Americans don’t have pity
Regardless of circumstance
Lack of opportunity
Where you started

Americans won’t cry tears for
Your struggle as they
Build wealth on the backs
Of your broken dreams and your
Unachieved aspirations

Americans don’t feel bad
When they see you
Begging for food
Homeless
Hopeless
In need

No,
They don’t want to help you
They don’t want to hear your story
They don’t want to give you a thing

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and
Realize

No matter how bad your life is
Somebody
Somewhere
Is going through something
Far worse THAN YOU
My philosophy is simple

Standup
Take a deep breath
Smile forgivingly
Pray honestly
Thank God humbly and
Then figure out where you want to go and

Go!
Without hesitation

Love
Without reservation

Live
Without excuses

Reach
For your dreams
To the sky
To the Heavens

Reach!!!

White Sheets

White Sheets

White sheets

White sheets
Walk city streets

White sheets
Walk city streets
With guns
“Run, Nigger Run!!”

Blue sheets
Walk city streets
With badges and guns
“Run, Nigger Run!!”
White supremacy is what they be pressing

Blue sheets
Walk city streets
With badges and guns
“Run, Nigger Run!!”
White supremacy is what they be pressing
America is still regressing

Blue sheets
Blue sheets
Cowards patrol city streets
With badges and guns
“Run, Nigger Run!!”
White supremacy is what they be pressing
America is still regressing
Obsessing with oppression
Confessions of hypocrisy
Racism and poverty
Hate and illiteracy
Prison and slavery
Lies of democracy
Uncle Sam and stolen land
Go together like a glove and a hand
You can’t acquit
When it fits like a white noose
Around a black neck
Like black cargo piled into a slave ship
Like black slaves being beat by night sticks
You can’t acquit when the crimes are sick
Like cocaine that will have you flying
Those cops sho’ be lying
We thought she was reaching for her gun
We thought he was going to shoot us with his back
We didn’t know she was having a seizure
We thought his wallet was a gat
Is that a fact?

Is that a fact or another lie?
When you make a mistake do you always shoot 41 times?
Do you apologize for your crimes?
Do you admit you were out of line?
There is a thin line between life and death
You may still be breathing
But your soul has cashed its final check

Check

Check

Check your mind and your mental
Check your mind and your mental
Are all of these assassinations coincidental?
A coincidental accident
An accidental coincidence
An unintentional incident
An incidental accident
A coincidental incident
A media misprint
A Freudian slip
A 50 finger trigger happy trick
31 shots fired
Even had time to reload the clip

We just wanted to slow the subject down
That’s why we kept pumping his body with lead even as his head was bouncing off the concrete ground

That’s why we shot him in the back
Even after he was cuffed and pinned with his face in the ground

How’s that story sound?

Blue sheets
Blue sheets with badges
Modern day assassins
Walk city streets with guns
Run, Nigger Run!!
White supremacy is what they be pressing
America is still regressing
Obsessing with oppression
Confessions of hypocrisy
Racism and poverty
Hate and illiteracy
Prison and slavery
Lies of democracy
Uncle Sam and stolen land
Go together like a glove and a hand
You can’t acquit
When it fits
Like a white noose around a black neck
Like black cargo piled into a slave ship
Like black slaves being beat with night sticks
How can you acquit when the crimes are sick
Like cocaine that will have you flying
Those cops sho’ be lying
..and for their sins
Young brothers and sisters are dying
..and the world is left with traumatized mothers crying

Thanks to the LAPD
Thanks to the Oakland PD
Thanks to the Sacramento PD
Thanks to the Bakersfield PD
Thanks to the BART PD
Thanks to the NYPD
Thank you to judges in the NYC
Thanks to due process and opportunity
Thanks to politics and hypocrisy
Thanks to justice and democracy
Thanks to stereotyping and flawed policy
Thanks to the schools for their accurate teaching of history
Thanks to prop 21 for helping me to see
Kids belong in jails and penitentiaries
You sure have made me feel safe
In the land of the free
Land of milk and honey
Land of opportunity
Everyone has the right to vote
All inclusive democracy
Doing what’s best for the people
Trickle down Reaganomic policy
We’re all treated equal
In this Utopian Merit Based society
All I got is from hard work
No advantage has been given to me
Get on with our lives
No side effects from slavery
Every one guaranteed due process
No signs of hypocrisy
The right to bear arms
We can handle the responsibility
We all get along in America
Because we’re just one big happy family

Ain’t that right?
Right?
Right?
You have the right
You have the right
You have the right to remain silent
Anything you say can and will be used against you
If you live long enough to make it to a court of law

Blue sheets
With badges
Modern day assassins

Freeze!!
Turn around with your hands in the air
So we can just start blasting

White sheets
Blue sheets with badges and guns
Run, Nigger Run!!!