December 01, 2006

The Shopping Line or the Frontline?


Ballots aren't only a November phenomena. Ballots don't always have to be cast privately. Your voice doesn't have to only be heard through your representative, whether or not you voted for them. Voting takes times, times is money, hence voting costs. It cost us a lot.

Cash rules everything around us. How you spend your money defines who you are. If you buy into supremacy, the returns pay dividends. Even after taxes. Despite the world seeing and hearing the true inner-psyche of Michael Richards, the
Seinfeld Season 7 DVD set is flying off the shelves. In fact, it's one of the top sellers at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. And it ain't even on sale.

This ain't even one of those supremacy rumors: We all remember the Tropical-Fantasy-is-tryin-to-sterilize-inner-city-men-with-their-cheap-juices rumor. Nah. This is a fork up your ass, noose 'round your neck, good 'ol southern rotisserie and barbeque. And we're STILL buyin' into it. I heard it's the HOTTEST thing this season.

Are you waiting in the shopping line or giving up everything on the frontline?

Every dollar you spend is a vote of confidence. An agreement. An affirmation that THE MAN should continue doing whatever he's doing. You eat at Domino's Pizza? You're supporting the
Christian right political agenda. You actually BUY pop-hop? You're supporting a couple TI's and you're keeping the wrong version of the American Dream alive. You spend money in liquor stores in the hood? You buy food from McDonald's dollar menu in the hood? You might as well pick up smoking as well. Do they always follow you when you walk in to their store? Turn around and leave, your dignity is worth more than the money you'll save on those jeans.

Fuck a ballot. You can't even trust our
voting machines, anyways. The dollar keeps the faith. Vote with your wallets this season. You won't get turned away at the cash register. No one will intimidate you in line. You won't need to take a literacy test to make your purchase. You don't need to show three different state-issued IDs, only to be turned away and told to go to another store across town. All you need is green. Keepin' it in your pocket could be the strongest statement we make this year.

If you're lucky enough to have some dollars to spend this season, remember you're making a CHOICE. You can get with this or you can get with that. Supremacy may be offerin' you a bargain NOW, but he'll take your soul later. Let's switch it up: It's not "What did you buy?" Rather, it's "What did you buy INTO?"

Are you waiting in the shopping line or giving up everything on the frontline?

The choice is YOURS.

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Mike Kirkland: Hang On In There (Peace to Froz1 @ Alma-Matters - Where you at?)

7 Comments:

Blogger vik said...

finally updated the look for my FIREFOX brothers and sisters....

9:12 PM  
Blogger vik said...

finally updated the look for my FIREFOX brothers and sisters....

9:12 PM  
Anonymous dp said...

Vik,
the page looks dope, but the post really rings loud and true. Voting isn't just for the first tuesday in November. It's an everyday thing. Great drop.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Amadeo said...

Hell yeah. I notice that even though we are told to be afraid of letting democrats run things cause the terrorists will win...right after 9/11 they said "don't be scared to shop."

My man had rhyme and one line mentioned breaking you back all year to even out then the holidays come and straight wipe you out.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous CB4 said...

Another great post.. and the page looks dope!
PEACE

1:07 PM  
Blogger froz1 said...

what up vik... closed the blog down for now but i plan on starting it back up.. can u send me your email addy again?

2:15 PM  
Blogger vik said...

froz1 - what's goin on?

my addy is biochemical_slang@hotmail.com

glad to see everything is good...just needed a break from all the leechers?

3:57 PM  

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