On Democratic Socialism & Hip-Hop’s Place in America Today


Recent tension between hip-hop artists Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea inspired me to address the issue, and how the undertones resonate loudly in America, with associations to systems of cultural repression such as racism, jim crow, the prison-industrial complex, corporate hoarding and finally US foreign policy; and ultimately how all of these issues are in actuality the products of one giant injustice; institutionalized discrimination.

Liberty and individualism are often associated with the American conservative model of capitalism but in reality this model more closely resembles theocratic-nepotism. True free markets, competition and prosperity are more closely associated with genuine democracy and social redistribution of resources in order to correct historical injustices and imbalances as well as to assure that the basic needs of individuals are met as they seek to establish a method for sustenance by relying on themselves.

The reality is that America’s brand of capitalism, especially as it has unfolded in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, is less capitalism-based and more authoritarian; more Randian, if anything.

The system which disenfranchised African-Americans is responsible for propping up images like Iggy. That system I refer to is a cult-like religion of people who believe in a disney-esque fairy tale-like America where innocence remains and hypocrisy is rampant.

That’s the point. Racism guised. Zionism hidden. Anarcho-capitalism fully realized.

The selling of a false American Dream which is essentially conformity to a culture of bigotry.

The brainwashing of American children into following the Biebers and Iggys so as to suppress independent thinking.

And the questioning of US decency.

American is the crown jewel of self-idolatry and pseudo-freedom. It is the center-piece of vanity and pretentious ownership of earth.

You don’t have to preach to us about the doctrine of competition of free market that isn’t our problem.

We compete all day the problem is your false portrayal of reality and the hoarding of earths resources under the banner of Americanism.

The world is victim so a false sense of entitlement to consumer culture.

This will end.

An Artist’s greatest struggle is against time.

Do You. Don’t Worry.

No I really don’t give a fuck what you think anymore. I used to until I realized that caring too much about what others think, even the good advice, is paralyzing. Do you. Don’t worry.


I feel cornered more than ever now. I am at a point in my life where I discovered my purpose and the lack thereof one in others. People in this world have a choice, to choose between leading a good life and leading a bad one and I guess that some people are weak enough to rationalize their way into leading the bad one. That being said, I’ve begun to encounter this clash of ideologies on a personal, more localized level with my friends, and as a result, it has helped me understand the broader picture of the world. All the small conflicts I have with individuals are actually not small at all — that is an illusion that I am sure they capitalize on. What is true however is that this conflict between believer and disbeliever has been raging on since the beginning of time. It is manifested in both the most important, attention demanding incidents of our daily lives and in the small, nuisances of our daily lives. If you pay close enough attention the lines will be drawn. When the grass is cut the snakes will show, and in my eyes they’ve already been showing themselves for so long, it is just more and more apparent these days who is good and who is bad. Friends are not friends. They will turn on you. Good friends are closer to truth, love and happiness. They will respect your space and your dignity. Bad friends won’t and they have a whole range of ludicrous ideas why they won’t. In the end you know why people choose evil — it’s because they don’t believe they need God’s help. In their eyes they are God. In their eyes they create purpose and knowledge and life — only to find shortly after that what they’ve done is manifest evil in its darkest form.