Thursday, September 24, 2009

Something to think about


KRS-One Breaks Down The New World Order & The Obama Deception

» by MICHAEL ICEBLUE HARRIS August 26, 2009, 10:31am

The Blastmaster KRS-One has been educating Hip-Hop and the masses for over 20 years. As he gears to release his latest project Survival Skills on September 15 with Duck Down front-man Buckshot, KRS spoke to Hip-Hop Wired exclusively about the controversial documentary The Obama Deception. In the film, KRS speaks on secret societies running the United States and the world as well as his views on the nation's first African-American President. Receiving some flack for his outspoken views, KRS-One addresses the film and his real feelings about President Obama and it's not exactly what you think. His philosophy never is but edutaining nonetheless.

“If they controlled it before, what makes you think they're not controlling it now? The country was on the verge of revolution. They threw a Black man up, now we like this (complacent). They put a Black face on the New World Order and now we all happy. KRS ain't buying it.” …KRS-One (The Obama Deception).

HipHopWired: KRS, you've never been one to hold your tongue but you feel that some misconceptions about you and your feelings about President Obama have been distorted. So do you support the film The Obama Deception where you raised some interesting questions on the government and The President?

KRS-One: I'm not in support of it but I am in support of everything I said. No doubt but when I did the interview it wasn't supposed to be a movie. It wasn't supposed to be what it is. I'm sensitive to the struggle. There's a whole truth movement separate from Hip-Hop. There's a whole 9-11 anti-war movement that needs me in that capacity so I don't really beef with it too much and I allowed the movie to come out without lawsuits and all that type of stuff. But really, no. I'm not personally in support. I have my views on that.

HipHopWired: So were your words taken out of context and will you do your own documentary on The New World Order?

KRS-One: Maybe somebody should one day. We can do our own documentary even answering The Obama Deception but what I will say is that it's just like when I was misquoted with 9-11 when The Daily News misquoted me saying that I said, “We cheered when 9/11 happened.” The Daily News then put me on blast saying that if Osama bin Laden was to buy an album, it would be KRS-One's. And then everybody in America was like, “Aww, fuck KRS.” But around the world, the Muslim community was busting shots, like, “Yeah, KRS.” And it was a misquote. So in colleges, even though certain Palestinians, Muslims, Arabs …come up to me. Not that they was with 9/11 but they understood what I was saying about the cheering of that system going down. That whole fake, that corruption finally falling. They and the world understood it and the same thing is with The Obama Deception as well.

I don't really support the movie or how they tried to pull Obama out like that, I'm not in support of that. But Obama is on that shit too on another level. He is The President. Fuck all the dumb shit, he is the President and he has people that he must answer to that are not me and are not you and they don't have our interest in mind. No government does in that sense. It's about people power so in that instance I'm not ashamed of the message. I don't disagree with the message of the movie but KRS is a little deeper than the movie projects.

“Everyone is pointing to Barrack right now, President Obama and saying, 'You gotta get the economy together, you gotta get the economy together.' When in fact the president has very little to do with the economy. It's the Federal Reserve Chairman that at least sets the policy… that's a privately owned company. The Federal Reserve Bank, they set the agenda.” ...KRS-One (The Obama Deception)

HipHopWired: So how did you come to interview for The Obama Deception?

KRS-One: That was after a show. Somebody asked me a couple of questions and I gave them my heart and that was the end of it. Now to turn that into a movie and market it as my political view, that's a little over the top but when you're a revolutionary, sometimes you take one for the team and that's what I'm doing right now. I believe more in that movement than what I'm saying. I don't even care even if they had lied about me and said some shit that I didn't say. I'm more interested in the fact that 9/11 is being covered up. Firefighters and police officers did run into those buildings and now New York City doesn't want to pay their health expenses. I am concerned about that. I'm concerned about you putting up a new Freedom Tower in New York in the same place yet you not hiring New York City contractors to build that shit. I'm concerned about that shit so yeah, KRS-One is a lil' deeper than what the movie is about but nonetheless the movement itself I still support.

The people who put the movie out, Alex Jones, all of them…that's my crew. Straight up. 9/11 Truth, all of that, we get down. All that shit, Conspiracy Theory all day. Judd, Maxwell, David, Ike, all of them. That's my crew. We hang out, we talk. That's what it is. But it's best that the message went out. I'm glad the message went out because it's better for a Black man to critique another Black man, I think, than any other race in that sense. America is not that grown up yet to have to have a White man critique Obama and have the country feel good about it. The reason why the Republicans even now can climb into Obama is because of The Obama Deception. Believe that.

HipHopWired: That's true and no one is above criticism. And just because you disagree with someone and provoke thought doesn't mean you're hating on them. What made you question The President and his mission while the majority of the country was wrapped up in the Obama cloud?

KRS-One: The first week. Before anybody said anything that was critical about the presidency, you first heard KRS-One, simple and plain. We spoke the week he was inaugurated. The week that Obama was inaugurated was the week that the interview went up and nobody understood. My own community, African Americans was like, “Fuck KRS” because he said “Fuck Obama.” And that's what I had to endure. But then the White population, the Republicans, looked at that said you know what, “Brother got a point of view here.” We here at N.R.A. agree. We Christians over here, we agree. We Wal-mart, Target, all that shit, we agree with this Black man over here. And then you get the Republican Party like let's now take a look at this and that. But first you need a credible Black man to first ask credible questions before anybody else can say anything. And I'm not the only one because my man Dr. Cornell West peeled into the President as well, nicely and respectively.

HipHopWired: You say respectively and nicely. Who went about it in some tyrannical manner?

KRS-One: Not on no nigga shit like Jesse (Jackson) did who straight up called him a “NIGGA.” They was on some old school “Nigga Shit” like Jesse came straight out, “You a nigga” and that's it. We wasn't on that, Cornell West wasn't on that. That brother's a scholar and he came right out with it and “lets not get so emotional over a Black president. We got to clean this country up.” This is from Cornell West so you got KRS on one side, Hip-Hop talking. And we're saying, “Nah, Barrack is cool. He's the man no doubt. We don't disrespect that” but that could be the New World Order too, dawg. Don't get so wrapped up thinking just cause John McCain lost, you now got something. Nahh man. Keep your eyes open.

HipHopWired: Definitely. And you're not alone with those thinkings. Did you incorporate some of those thoughts with your new album Survival Skills with Buckshot?

KRS-One: A lot of young Whites, Blacks, Latinos, the young Asians and Native Americans, they agree. And that's what makes the film important. Even though I think the film goes a little over the top, I mean it's a conspiracy film so it goes over the top. But people agree so you match The Obama Deception with the Town Hall meetings that are happening all over the country right now and then you match that with Survival Skills the album with songs like “Think Of All The Things.” We're talking about being a father to your child and what are you doing. KRS talks to the mothers and Buckshot talks to the fathers. We coming with cuts like this is what new Hip-Hop is. This is what it is and we're a part of this debate. Don't just look at this album as KRS and Buckshot did an album that represents their art. This album is being put out very timely when citizens are in governors' and presidents' faces. We got a cut called “On The Grind” with Mary J. Blige and play that as you're watching CNN or FOX news because it's all relevant and it all sinks in.

So I'm really proud of this project because this is what KRS-One's career is really all about. Survival Skiils, the videos, the subject matter, the beats, the people on the album. This is what KRS-One needs right now. This is what Hip-Hop needs right now.

Buckshot: Politically this (album) is what the world needs. Kris didn't say the word F-U-C-K but he said Mr. Sean Hannity (Conservative Fox News Host and tyrannical Obama hater) is not gonna like that. I personally would say Fuck Mr. Sean Hannity. I don't even like saying his name. I personally feel like throwing a tomato at my T.V. anytime my channel skips past it so he'll be another political issue that'll come up later on but that's for another day.

HipHopWired: People are quick to tear down the youth movement in Hip-Hop and say that they don't respect their elders and uplift the culture. Yet, you being The Teacha, you feel that they are as important and relevant as you are. You've even bigged up Soulja Boy and T-Pain so what do you want the youth to learn from you at this date and time?

KRS-One: When I did the quick little interview with Alex Jones, spoke my mind and shit went up on the Internet, everybody was like, “Ohh shit, KRS is dissing Barrack.” And after I did like 20 interviews, I was like I'm not dissing Barrack, I'm dissing all motherfucking presidents. First it was just an interview and then they made it into a movie. They took “my movie” and turned it into part of the movie The Obama Deception and put my views up there. And right away, they was like “KRS is dissing Obama.” And again I made it clear, I not dissing Obama. I could never diss Obama but all presidents are politicians and you know me with my conspiracy theories and the New World Order, I don't see it the way everybody else sees it. So I spoke my mind but look at that. A lot of elders felt the way I felt but they were just scared to talk and now I spoke up, just spoke my mind. Because ain't nobody kicking my ass, ain't nobody feeding my kids or paying my mortgage. So what nigga, I'm bussing my guns. So I'm gone speak the way I speak and that's that.

So I stepped up and I talked so now all of a sudden the young kids are like, “Oh Shit, who is that?” “Yo that's that dude called KRS-One.” Their older brother and sisters… their mothers and fathers are telling them that, “Oh yeah, that's KRS-One. That's that dude, he don't give a fuck. He'll tell you straight up and down what it really is. Or you can catch him over here. I mention all of that to say just because you're an elder doesn't mean that young people have to respect you. Fuck that. If you're an elder, young people will work you harder for your respect today. You should be trying to get the respect of your children, not asking them to respect you. At 50 years old you shouldn't need mother fucking respect.


Link for the full-length documentary "The Obama Deception"

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Update: Arlen Specter Senator of Pennsylvania Press Release (Updated)

April 28, 2009

Statement by Senator Arlen Specter

I have been a Republican since 1966. I have been working extremely hard for the Party, for its candidates and for the ideals of a Republican Party whose tent is big enough to welcome diverse points of view. While I have been comfortable being a Republican, my Party has not defined who I am. I have taken each issue one at a time and have exercised independent judgment to do what I thought was best for Pennsylvania and the nation.

Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats. I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.

When I supported the stimulus package, I knew that it would not be popular with the Republican Party. But, I saw the stimulus as necessary to lessen the risk of a far more serious recession than we are now experiencing.

Since then, I have traveled the State, talked to Republican leaders and office-holders and my supporters and I have carefully examined public opinion. It has become clear to me that the stimulus vote caused a schism which makes our differences irreconcilable. On this state of the record, I am unwilling to have my twenty-nine year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate. I have not represented the Republican Party. I have represented the people of Pennsylvania.

I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary.

I am ready, willing and anxious to take on all comers and have my candidacy for re-election determined in a general election.

I deeply regret that I will be disappointing many friends and supporters. I can understand their disappointment. I am also disappointed that so many in the Party I have worked for for more than four decades do not want me to be their candidate. It is very painful on both sides. I thank specially Senators McConnell and Cornyn for their forbearance.

I am not making this decision because there are no important and interesting opportunities outside the Senate. I take on this complicated run for re-election because I am deeply concerned about the future of our country and I believe I have a significant contribution to make on many of the key issues of the day, especially medical research. NIH funding has saved or lengthened thousands of lives, including mine, and much more needs to be done. And my seniority is very important to continue to bring important projects vital to Pennsylvania’s economy.

I am taking this action now because there are fewer than thirteen months to the 2010 Pennsylvania Primary and there is much to be done in preparation for that election. Upon request, I will return campaign contributions contributed during this cycle.

While each member of the Senate caucuses with his Party, what each of us hopes to accomplish is distinct from his party affiliation. The American people do not care which Party solves the problems confronting our nation. And no Senator, no matter how loyal he is to his Party, should or would put party loyalty above his duty to the state and nation.

My change in party affiliation does not mean that I will be a party-line voter any more for the Democrats that I have been for the Republicans. Unlike Senator Jeffords’ switch which changed party control, I will not be an automatic 60th vote for cloture. For example, my position on Employees Free Choice (Card Check) will not change.

Whatever my party affiliation, I will continue to be guided by President Kennedy’s statement that sometimes Party asks too much. When it does, I will continue my independent voting and follow my conscience on what I think is best for Pennsylvania and America.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Update- On the Defense

Last night former Vice President Cheney (arguably the most powerful VP since the first VP –John Adams- was sworn in on April 21, 1789) spoke to Sean Hannity in regards to President Obama’s release of Bush Administration memo’s post -911 about interrogations and terrorist suspects. Former VP Cheney stated concern over how he felt that President Obama was “apologizing” for the US actions and his action can be seen as “weak” amongst our allies and enemies alike. He also blasted Pres. Obama for shaking hands with and accepting gifts from Hugo Chavez claiming it “set the wrong standards”… Honestly at this point any and everything the President does will come with some form of criticism… It is the nature of the beast. But honestly the last eight years of administrative practices has left the US military stretched to the brink and the US on more people’s @#*& list; so why is it not time to try to regroup? Try another strategy.

In other news… Miss California 2009 Carrie Prejean was blasted by Perez Hilton, celebrity blogger and Miss USA 2009 judge, for her response to the questions of gay marriage right in America. The short story is Mr.”Hilton” asked Ms. Prejean her views on gay marriage and she gave her honest answer stating that due to her biblical beliefs and upbringing she believed marriage was between a man and a woman. Many have stated that this answer, which visibly upset “Hilton”, cost her the crown. Ms. Prejean later went on the TODAY show and defended her answer and her beliefs and felt that even if she had played the politically correct role she would have been untrue to her beliefs.

Regardless of how one feels about any subject everyone has a right to their opinion. Why this very polarizing politically charged question was even allowed in the pagent is beyond me, but the bigger issue is why people feel like if you don’t agree with their view you are wrong and are deserving of ridicule (“Hilton” went on his blog and called her a “Dumb Bitch”) while they expect their view to be tolerated and respected. Perez Hilton has done nothing but be a bad representative of the LGBT community… With that being said kudos to you Ms. Prejean

Friday, March 27, 2009

Update:We're getting Bailout Money (Gov't Remix)

Hey all,

Not much to say the videos below will definitely speak for themselves... This is definitely something to follow if I can find more I will definitely pass along! I have also put in a link to the Republican "Road to Recovery" Plan to go along with the Rachel Maddow video (Video Link) (Video Link) (Video Link)

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Silver Bullet

Well I know it has been a while no real excuses except I have been real lazy and honestly uninterested in the Bailout back and forth or anything else political for that matter. However, a question did come up… If a system is not currently working (in this case a major breakdown of the current capitalist society that we live in) does the government have an obligation to make it whole, or is that truly going above and beyond the scope of what we are founded on? On the other hand if nothing is done and total collapse is the outcome should the government then be held accountable for not doing something to prevent it? How dire is dire, are we on the verge of food lines again or are we just in a deep recession and will eventually come out of it and back to our gluttonous consumer lifestyles?

I have had many discussions with different people that see situation in totally different ways. Some are so scared they are hoarding money that they have, others are so unconcerned they are pretty much living life as usual with no real worries and then some are still pretty much keeping there normal lives going just with a little less extravagant spending and a little more saving for a rainy day. See the thing is no one has the perfect solution on what is the best course of action. Some people are trying to yank what’s left of there money out of the stock market, while others are willing to ride it out and other are even putting money into the market hoping that whatever they buy will last at least for the big turn around. The point of this is that if on a small household to household scale there is no succinct solution; then how is it expected for the government to have the silver bullet to make this all go away? For whatever reason people have forgotten that Politicians and those that work with them are just human like you and me; they are about as clueless with this as anyone of us would be.

Something we all can agree with… There is NO reason any company that is on corporate welfare (see-bailout) should give bonuses to the clowns that put them in the position to need “government assistance”

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Update- RNC's Hip-Hop

Hello All,

I know it has been a minute, but honestly, I was not really interested in giving you the play-by-play of the Stimulus Bill passage (I am sure you had had enough of that from the media)… Besides we knew it was going to pass eventually anyways (the why, how and what for was irrelevant) and like any negotiation you start high to get to your (or at least in the vicinity) of your end figure, which is essentially what happened. Also FYI, all the other spending initiatives that were taken out of the bill, will eventually find their way in subsequent Appropriation bills (with little to no raucous from the Repubs).

Anyhow, what I wanted to address today was RNC Chairman Michael Steele and his recent statement on where he plans on taking the (struggling to find their way) GOP.

“We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

He added, jokingly, that “we need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.”

Yes you read correctly he wants to apply the conservative principles to a HIP-HOP Setting… He has to be joking (and I don’t mean just about the one-armed midget). How can someone as intelligent and driven as Mr. Steele disrespect not only a whole culture and sub-culture, but his own party?!?!? What does he plan on, maybe a cute hippity-hoppity jingle “Vote Repub if you like Yo Dubs” is Ann Coulter going to do a spread in KING next to Lola “Angel” Luv, is Bill O’ Reilly going to start co-hosting with Luda down at the many shake-em clubs in ATL? What the heck does this even mean –“…apply them to urban-suburban hip-hop settings…”

Okay so I will play along just to prove a point… Since Mr. Steele is down playing young, black and latino voters to “hip-hop” lets dumb down the Republican principle “get rich and stay rich”… Now who does this in the “hip-hop” world apply to, follow me below:

(Yes, he’s rich and plans on staying rich; he even did a song called black Republican)

Young kids growing up in the projects of DC, LA, NY, The Lower, Ninth, Ward, Chicago, etc.
(Nope, these children are not rich do not come from rich and according to the principles of the Repubs- no public assistance- will have a pretty hard time getting rich)

(Yes, once again rich and staying that way and in fact did the Black Republican song with Jay- Z)

The latinos that do the hard grunt and necessary work that many Americans would not dream of doing
(Nope, once again, they aren’t rich, may not be rich ever)

Bottom line, if you are not already rich the Republican Party may not be for you. I do not discount anyone that is not White, Male and Rich that decide to become registered Republican that is the beauty of America you can, essentially, do you with no consequence. However, until Chairman Steele finds a way to incorporate the needs of Women, Children, Gay and Lesbian rights and any other minority within the Conservative, Republican Principles. He can keep his hip-hop slang avant-garde PR promo BS!

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous

Friday, January 30, 2009

Update.... And the RNC Chair is... Michael Steele‏

So this was inevitable.... Remember the whole Sarah Palin thing?

Repubs: "So Barack didn't pick Hillary and they voters are not really interested in voting a man in at your advanced age... So we've found a young, hot and slightly potty mouth chick in Alaska named Sarah Palin that will get your ticket moving"

McCain:"Well... if it will get me elected... What's her name again?"

Repubs:"Small details, you have a press conference in 10 to introduce her"

No please don't get me wrong Micheal Steele is no Sarah Palin... He was former Lt. Gov. of Maryland... The Maryland State RNC Chair and a chief fundraiser for the party, (and played the politics game well, making enough friends within the Party to bypass the rednecks within the Party and STILL get elected).... But if the Repubs think that a putting a blackman in the face of minorities (no matter how unaligned said blackman is politically to the base in which you are trying to attract) then they are sadly mistaken...

Hats off to you Chairman Steele... You (along with your golden Resume) have positioned yourself to be the first Black RNC Chair and (even though I am not supporting your party, or your rhetoric) I hope you do make the Repubs AT LEAST viable opponents for the dems... To the rest of the Repubs in general... I hope this shit bites you in the ass! AGAIN!!

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Update- Week 1 Down, 207 to go (415 hopefully) --- THE MIDDLE EAST‏

Hello All,

I am sure you enjoyed the inauguration of our 44th President, and I am SURE you all engaged in the countless prayer meetings, helping homeless people and quiet reverence of this historic event... I am SURE none of you great intellectuals partook of the drunken debauchery that encapsulated Washington DC and the 1.5 million "visitors" ;-) But now that the fun is over the work begins, and (as expected by many) President Obama has been on his job.

In his first formal interview since his inauguration, President Obama, with Dubai-based Arabic Satellite News Channel Al-Arabiya reiterated his promise of a true diplomacy in the Middle East. This comes on the heels of newly tapped Middle East Envoy, George Mitchell, trip to Egypt to discuss new diplomacy and, more importantly, Gaza ceasefire. During the interview President Obama spoke of extending the hand of peace and diplomacy to Iran as long as Iran "Unclenched it's fist"; he also took the time to share with the, predominately Muslim, Middle East that the US are not enemies of Muslims and that the US had made some mistakes in the past, but there will be much more open diplomatic efforts (I really appreciated how he was able to insult President Bush in the nicest way possible)... President Obama also took this time to show support for Israel and their security, although, he did make it known that Israel and Palestine will have to make "tough desicions" to achieve peace.

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Obama's Weekly Address

Obama's Weekly Address

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Update- Obama's Economic Plan...

Hello All,

In the event you missed P/E Obama's Economic Adress to the Public at George Mason University this morning... Peep below!!

(George Mason Video)

Also an interview given yesterday on CNBC

(CNBC video)

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Welcome 2009!!!!!

Well Hello Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

I hope everyone had a splendid holiday and may I start my first Update of 2009 with a wish for a blessed and prosperous year for everyone!

2009 will be an exciting and keep you on your toes year as we all watch President Obama take his position as the 44th President of the United States; with the economy on a seemingly downward spiral, a war that needs to end and Foreign Relations around the globe left tattered and in desperate need of repair, it will be interesting to see Obama's plan in action.

Let's begin with the economy: P/E Obama will begin his first week as a Washingtonian on the hill lobbying support and expediency of his economic plan. This economic rescue proposal will focus on tax-breaks for the consumer estimating around $300billion, tax breaks for small businesses, and other corporate tax breaks for those that create jobs and keep jobs form going over seas.

Below you will find the President Obama's weekly Radio Address briefly discussing his economic plan and a CNNMoney Report

Roland Burris Goes To Washington?

Why anyone would want to stand their career within 10 political feet of Rod Blagojevich is beyond me, but of course then we meet Roland Burris. Roland Burris has been an upstanding civil servant for years with not one drop of dirt on him and would probably make an excellent US Senator, however, placing himself within the presence of a megalomanic such as Blagojevich gives Mr. Burris a stench that Gucci cologne couldn't cover up.

Oh and if you didn't see the world's most peculiar press conference (or you just need a good laugh)... Enjoy

Obama's Cabinet has a good shaking up this week. The pick of New Mexico Governor/ Former Democratic Presidential Nominee hopeful Bill Richardson as Secretary of Commerce was always an odd fit (being that it was speculated that he was on the short list for Secretary of State and that the nomination was given to keep the latino constituents from getting pissed that Richardson did not receive SoS) and never felt stable... Well this Sunday Gov. Bill Richardson issued a withdrawal from the nomination due to a "Pay-to-Play" investigation involving a political donor of Richardson's that he has insisted he will be cleared of all wrong doing (NOTE CLEARED OF WRONG DOING NOT NECESSARILY INNOCENT... I'M JUST SAYING) but doesn't want to hinder the confirmation process.

Another Appointment critcism came from the appointment of Leon Panetta as head of the CIA... Briefly... Mr. Panetta has been a fixture with in Washington for years (Clinton Chief of Staff) and although he was there in every Foregin Policy briefing and has budgetary experience (which CIA is in desperate need of) and has the connections to get the big money (Also something CIA needs) he has no direct Intel experience!! This lack of experience is proving problematic for Senator Feinstein and many others on the hill, but think about it... How many of us are doing what our degrees indicate we studied 4+ years for at whatever accredited institution we attended? OR EVEN BETTER... How many of us work for or with those that have been working in their field for YEARS and are about as competent as 3 year olds? I'm just saying.

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous