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


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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.

Chinese Delegation (prod. KRIKOS) [OFFICIAL ARTWORK]


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Pleased to announce the release of the official artwork for Chinese Delegation (prod. KRIKOS) off my upcoming album #RiseoftheEasternSon, mixed by the wizard @thanksjoey & pesented to you by @coloursoftheculture.

Track Release Date – 12/17/14.

Will be available at soundcloud.com/krikos88 & KRIKOS.bandcamp.com.

Beyond humbled and blessed to make this announcement. This is only the beginning. Let’s dance.

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The Trials of Democracy in the 21st Century


Criticism without an alternative is obsolete. Democracy is the only method of government that isn’t absolute. Human nature isn’t absolute.

I have no qualms with free speech; I do believe in respect too. I am a moderate and a follower of the Supreme therefore I do not associate with any ideology or religion except for God and a political ideology of anti-opinion pro-constant change. Human nature like God is an enigma and slavery is akin to ideology, religion, and power.

For critics of democracy, what is your honest alternative?

Libertarians echo grievances without offering alternative to majoritarian democracy.

The only alternative is consensus democracy but ultimately I do not believe this model will even appeal to Americans nonetheless actually work.

It has got to be understood that criticism with no alternative is premature. Churchill once said, democracy is the worst form of government; except all other forms.

This sentiment accurately captures the imperfections, necessity, and ultimately triumph of democracy over all forms of dogma; even those within democracy that seek to stifle it.