Amiri Baraka-Somebody Blew Up America

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  1. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul I'm Pretty

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    They say its some terroist,
    some barbaric
    A Rab,
    in Afghanistan
    It wasn't our American terrorist
    It wasn's the Klan or the Skin heads
    Or them that blow up ²²²²²
    Churches, or reincarnates us on Death Row
    It wasn't Trent Lott
    Or David Duke Or Giuliani
    Or Schundler, Helms retiring

    It wasn't
    The gonorrhea in costume
    The white sheet diseases
    That have murdered black people
    Terrorized reason and sanity
    Most of humanity, as they pleases

    The say (who say?)
    Who do the saying
    Who is them paying
    Who tells the lies
    Who in disguise
    Who had the slaves
    Who got the bux out the Bucks

    Who got fat from plantations
    Who genocided Indians
    Tried to waste the Black nation

    Who live on Wall Street
    The first plantation
    Who cut your nuts off
    Who rape your ma
    Who lynched your pa
    Who got the tar, who got the feathers
    Who had the match, who set the fires
    Who killed and hired
    Who say they God & still be the Devil

    Who the biggest only
    Who the most goodest
    Who do Jesus resemble
    Who created everything
    Who the smartest
    Who the greatest
    Who the richest
    Who say you ugly and they the goodlookingest

    Who define art
    Who made the guns

    Who bought the slaves, who sold them

    Who called you them names
    Who say Dahmer wasn't insane

    Who? Who? Who?

    Who stole Puerto Rico
    Who stole the Indies, the Philipines, Manhattan
    Australia & The Hebrides
    Who forced opium on the Chinese

    Who own them buildings
    Who got the money
    Who think you funny
    Who locked you up
    Who own the papers

    Who owned the slave ship
    Who run the army

    Who the fake president
    Who the ruler
    Who the banker

    Who? Who? Who?

    Who own the mine
    Who twist your mind
    Who got bread
    Who need peace
    Who you think need war

    Who own the oil
    Who do no toil
    Who is not a ²²²²²
    Who is so great aint nobody bigger

    Who own this city

    Who own your crib
    Who rob and steal and cheat and murder
    and make lies the truth
    Who call you uncouth

    Who live in the biggest house
    Who do the biggest crime
    Who go on vacation anytime

    Who killed the most ²²²²²s
    Who killed the most ²²²s
    Who killed the most Italians
    Who killed the most Irish
    Who killed the most Africans
    Who killed the most Japanese
    Who killed the most Latinos

    Who? Who? Who?

    Who own the ocean
    Who own the airplanes
    Who own the malls
    Who own televison
    Who own radio

    Who own what aint even known to be owned
    Who own the owners that aint the real owners

    Who own the suburbs
    Who suck the cities
    Who make the laws

    Who made Bush president
    Who believe the confederate flag need to be
    flying
    Who talk about democracy and be lying

    Who the beast in Revelations
    Who 666
    Who know who decide
    Jesus get crucified

    Who the Devil on the real side
    Who got rich from Armenian genocide

    Who the biggest terrorist
    Who change the bible
    Who killed the most people
    Who do the most evil
    Who dont wory about survival

    Who have colonies
    Who stole the most land
    Who rule the world
    Who say they good but only do evil
    Who the biggest executioner

    Who? Who? Who?

    Who own oil
    Who want more oil
    Who told you what you think that later you find
    out a lie

    Who? Who? Who?

    Who found Bin Laden, maybe they Satan
    Who pay the Cia,
    Who knew the bomb was gonna blow
    Who know why the terrorists
    Learned to fly in Florida, San Diego

    Who know why Five Israelis was filming the
    explosion
    And cracking they sides at the notion

    Who need fossil fuel when the sun aint goin'
    nowhere

    Who make credit cards
    Who get the biggest tax cut
    Who walked out the Conference
    Against Racism

    Who killed Malcolm, Kennedy & his Brother
    Who killed Dr King, Who would want such a thing?
    Are they linked to the murder of Lincoln?

    Who invaded Grenada
    Who made money from apartheid
    Who keep the Irish a colony
    Who overthrow Chile and Nicaragua later

    Who killed David Sibeko, Chris Hani
    the same ones who killed Biko, Cabral,
    Neruda, Allende, Che Guevara, Sandino,

    Who killed Kabila, the ones who wasted Lumumba,
    Mondlane,
    Betty Shabazz, Die, Princess Di, Ralph
    Featherstone,
    Little Bobby

    Who locked up Mandela, Dhoruba, Geronimo,
    Assata, Mumia, Garvey, Dashiell Hammett, Alphaeus
    Hutton

    Who killed Huey Newton, Fred Hampton
    Medgar Evers, Mikey Smith, Walter Rodney,
    Was it the ones who tried to poison Fidel
    Who tried to keep the Vietnamese Oppressed

    Who put a price on Lenin's head

    Who put the ²²²s in ovens,
    and who helped them do it
    Who said "America First"
    and ok'd the yellow stars

    Who killed Rosa Luxembourg, Liebneckt
    Who murdered the Rosenbergs
    And all the good people iced,
    tortured, assassinated, vanished

    Who got rich from Algeria, Libya, Haiti,
    Iran, Iraq, Saudi, Kuwait, Lebanon,
    Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine,

    Who cut off peoples hands in the Congo
    Who invented Aids
    Who put the germs
    In the Indians' blankets
    Who thought up "The Trail of Tears"

    Who blew up the Maine
    & started the Spanish American War
    Who got Sharon back in Power
    Who backed Batista, Hitler, Bilbo
    Chiang Kai Chek

    Who decided Affirmative Action had to go
    Reconstruction, The New Deal,
    The New Frontier, The Great Society,

    Who do Tom ass Clarence Work for
    Who doo doo come out the Colon's mouth
    Who know what kind of Sheeza is a Condoleeza
    Who pay Connelly to be a wooden negro
    Who give Genius Awards to Homo Locus
    Subsidere

    Who overthrew Nkrumah, Bishop
    Who poison Robeson,
    who try to put DuBois in jail
    Who frame Rap Jamil al Amin, Who frame the
    Rosenbergs,
    Garvey,
    The Scottsboro Boys,
    The Hollywood Ten

    Who set the Reichstag Fire
    Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get
    bombed
    Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers
    To stay home that day
    Who did Sharon stay away?

    Who? Who? Who?

    Explosion of Owl the newspaper say
    The devil face cd be seen

    Who make money from war
    Who make dough from fear and lies
    Who want the world like it is
    Who want the world to be ruled by imperialims and
    national
    oppression and terror violence, and hunger and
    poverty

    Who is the ruler of Hell?
    Who is the most powerful

    Who you know ever
    Seen God?

    But everybody seen
    The Devil

    Like an Owl exploding
    In your life in your brain in your self
    Like an Owl who know the devil
    All night, all day if you listen, Like an Owl
    Exploding in fire. We hear the questions rise
    In terrible flame like the whistle of a crazy dog

    Like the acid vomit of the fire of Hell
    Who and Who and WHO who who
    Whoooo and Whoooooooooooooooooooo!


    Amiri Baraka



    He got into alot of trouble when he wrote this, the Anti-Defamation League tried to defame him. And they tried to force him to resign from this lil thing he was in, in New Jersey...I forget the name of it, i'm sure somebody knows what exactly what i'm talkin about. But truth hurts

    one luv
    test
  2. *GeMiNeYeZ*

    *GeMiNeYeZ* ~§¤Sweet Shinobi¤§~

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    i'm glad i spent the last 13 minutes reading this... i came up with alot of quotable lines:

    "Who own what aint even known to be owned
    Who own the owners that aint the real owners...

    Who made Bush president
    Who believe the confederate flag need to be
    flying
    Who talk about democracy and be lying...

    Who the beast in Revelations
    Who 666
    Who know who decide
    Jesus get crucified...

    Who change the bible...

    Who dont wory about survival...

    Who need fossil fuel when the sun aint goin'
    nowhere...

    Who killed Malcolm, Kennedy & his Brother
    Who killed Dr King, Who would want such a thing?
    Are they linked to the murder of Lincoln?...

    Who doo doo come out the Colon's mouth...

    Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get
    bombed
    Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers
    To stay home that day..."


    things i've said myself... this was a very powerful poem and i can see why he got in trouble... but "who" thought that it would cause trouble? lol.
    test
  3. lpoet

    lpoet POET

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    wow thats long...i'll be back to this latter
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  4. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul I'm Pretty

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    dont be afraid of the lenght, this is some good shit
    test
  5. Vulkan'XL

    Vulkan'XL New Member

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    Wasn't he the Poet Laureate?
    test
  6. Ms. Persephone

    Ms. Persephone New Member

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    That poem reminds me of the Ainsley Burrows poem 910...

    This is going to hurt like a power outage during your abortion
    hurt like a dinosaur stuffed into a microchip
    hurt like the 666 is now the American flag
    hurt like the holocaust was only a independent film slavery was a block buster... made billions for motherf#*kas
    hurt like America is a giant gas chamber but ²²²²²z don't burn well believe me they've tried
    this is going to hurt like the wolf ain't coming in sheep's clothing the wolf is coming as a chain store selling Fubu on UPN, with a bucket of popcorn chicken with a cross and a crack pipe doing an info-mercial on how to spread aids in Africa
    this is going to hurt like pulling a bowling ball backwards through your dick hurt like a urinary tract infection in your tear ducts don't cry motherf#*ka
    this is going to hurt like a blow job from your sister and your mom's coaching
    hurt like the scent of your ancestor blood caked unto the psyche of white America
    hurt like the memory locked up in broken bones the steel grin of starvation the blood covered face in the window of colonialism this is going to hurt like a f#*k-you note to the third world
    like a 14 year old girl giving birth to her brother
    this is going to hurt like a tight pair of Nikes two sizes too small crafted from the skull of a Chinese sweat shop worker
    This is going to hurt like the world bank, the IMF the center for disease control
    hurt like free bibles to enslaved peoples.
    hurt like your third eye in a glass of white milk
    like the metal in your Aunk was mined by oppressed Africans
    this is going to hurt like there is more racism and Apartheid in your engagement diamond than in all of South Africa
    This is going to hurt like Reagan... was playing president like george www dat motherf#*ka is also playing president
    hurt like the conection between the Opium trade and the world trade Center
    hurt like a CIA base in the basement of a Mickey D's in Brooklyn trying to crack down on drugs trying to stop the spread of aids trying to make sure that the negroes are doing well
    this is going to hurt like that is a lie.
    This is going to hurt like genocide in our music
    hurt being double crossed and framed by Hip Hop
    hurt like Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Algeria Panama, Palestine, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Liberia, Lebanon
    hurt like being double crossed and framed by the CIA
    hurt like Osama Bin Laden lives in New Jersey
    hurt like $200 billion to build more war planes
    hurt like a vegetarian at thanks giving dinner and somebody forgot the dressing
    hurt like the same bullet that kill Medgar, Malcolm, Kennedy and King was fire from the same vocal chord
    hurt like 911 f#*k 911
    this is going to hurt like 1492 1555 1619 1776 like 1865 this is going to hurt like 3/5 hurt like Japanese concentration camps on American soil
    hurt like the Tuskegee experiments
    like small pox
    like reservations
    like the word Indian
    hurt like a ²²²²² late for his own lynching
    hurt simply because that's how karma works America.
    test
  7. MisterEThoughts

    MisterEThoughts MysteryOfUntoldTruth

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    wow beautiful but long hhaha
    test
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