Big Business (BB) runs America and the politicians are really their public servants. The agenda of BB is making money and they don’t care who gets trampled in the process. For example, the hip hop/bling bling culture seems natural or organic but BB is the wizard behind the curtain.
So, kids will kill each other over sneakers but these youth aren’t on the varsity. They play sports on video games while kids in other parts of the world are preparing for the changing global economy. We are not talking about the greatest generation that won the second World War or their children who pushed social justice in the 60s and 70s. The kids today often seem like rebels without causes. They will die defeating blocks and neighborhoods they don’t own.
$200 Gym Shoes
$300 Handbags with $10 cash inside
$2000 Rims on $900 cars
$100 Plain White T-shirt
And corporate executives laugh all the way to the bank. The so-called ballers in music rarely own a recording company; they simply own record labels that are subdivisions of companies. If the real money is in branding and merchandising, the hip hop guys (Jay-Z, Kanye, 50 Cent) are designers who make some good money but they don’t own factories that manufacture clothes in their old neighborhoods. Master P from New Orleans is the main hip hop mogul who owned a record company and envisioned actually pressed the cds in his own plant. Most of the others still have a plantation mentality and they aren’t the ones in the really big house. I have never worn a chain—wrought iron, silver or gold.
The central theme of this blog post is that companies push a hip hop culture in which youth want to be hard, street and thuggish. The youth are then untrained, unemployable (face tattoos) and unaware. So, kids who want the most expensive items are least prepared to legally afford said items. Some (not all) of these young people ended up wasting their lives away but they turn to the government for help in providing for their families. The corporate agenda becomes a costly governmental expense.
“They are hiring at the fast food joints and those farmers need help harvesting their produce.” Are you kidding me? The kids from the hip hop culture don’t do work like that – it’s beneath them. You can’t pop bottles of $300 champagne in the club with those wages. Unfortunately, some youth turn to getting paid the fast way—ski mask way as Biggie rapped.
Now, those youth are in the prison system at an annual cost that is more than teachers, soldiers and policemen earn. Oh, there are corporations running those facilities also.
In summary, we need elected officials who spend time explaining the limited role government to the people. And yes, the liberals don’t seem to understand that there isn’t some big never-ending pot of money. “The government should make sure everyone has a good house, a good car and a well-stocked frig” That life would be socialism in theory. We live in a democracy—your standard of living should be directly related to your actions. Current lawmakers need to spend half of their time as law/budget explainers. Oh, the corporations are the produce the campaign contributions that keep politicians in office.
I might be wrong but this is the beginning of debate we should have.