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      A Look At Hiphop As A Messiah


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      CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
      By “DX 21” Dasun Allah
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      A LOOK AT HIPHOP AS A MESSIAH

      He who pulls the purse strings pulls the strings of the puppet -I X 3

      It is naïve to think that Hiphop culture within the United States in its present mainstream incarnations is a viable candidate for an empowerment movement. Firstly, consumer power doesn’t equate to political power. It is true that economics directs politics and that consumer power can be read as economic strength, but this is merely potential energy, not kinetic. It is meaningless if it isn’t utilized in orchestrated actions for specific empowerment objectives. Otherwise, all of this spending is just lining the coffers of the prison and military industrial complexes.

      More importantly Hiphop’s creators are not directing Hiphop as a culture. This is decided by corporate brain trusts and in the pages of governmental urban policy studies. Consultants informed by these processes advise Hiphop’s greatest minds and guide the careers and business decisions of Hiphop’s influential personalities and executives. Basically, the same power elite fat off the capital produced by chattel slavery and maintained through institutionalized racism, controls corporate Hiphop. It is in this power elite’s vested interests to steer Hiphop’s political course in a direction favorable to their own objectives. It would be foolish to think that if power is a chess game and a master thinks many moves ahead, that there is no such doctrine as pre-emptive counterinsurgency.

      Is it rational to think that a force controlled, funded and profitable to a power elite can be used by a powerless underclass to challenge that very same power elite? We created the ultimate tool of liberation only to have it co-opted into the very mechanisms of our own oppression. Hiphop must be brought entirely under our own control before it can be used for political empowerment. It cannot challenge the status quo when it is the puppet of the same said status quo. And even if Hiphop is or becomes the status quo, and that is the path to empowerment, if we do not control Hiphop, it will just be Jim Crow standing in a B-Boy stance.

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      hip-hop is tied up in a closet somewhere. even the non-materialistic rap bites. these kids think being able to flow actually means their music is useful. rap AND hip-hop propel the most unnecessary and unethical of thoughts and actions. i hate to say it, but this music is actually hurting us.
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      Blaming Hip Hop is like blaming the reporter for reporting the news.
      "If the enemy is not doing anything against you, you are not doing anything"
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      "Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular - but one must take it simply because it is right."
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      Quote Originally Posted by Im The Truth
      Blaming Hip Hop is like blaming the reporter for reporting the news.

      I have to agree with this statement. Hip hop is not being guided by conscious artists-of course there is good and bad in hip hop, it seems only what's considered "bad" is what gets the most air time and radio play.

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      What's wid dis "Messiah" bit?

      Damn Christianity's influences are deep!

      Who was it Cheikh Anta Diop or Prof. J.H. Clarke who said that religion is the hardest barrier for us to crash through? Or sumptin like dat...
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      Quote Originally Posted by IfasehunReincarnated
      hip-hop is tied up in a closet somewhere. even the non-materialistic rap bites. these kids think being able to flow actually means their music is useful. rap AND hip-hop propel the most unnecessary and unethical of thoughts and actions. i hate to say it, but this music is actually hurting us.
      I agree with IFASEHUNREINCARNATED, this music hurts US more than anything.

      Growing up around music, I get the understanding that music is more than JUST a message, there's gotta be feeling in the music, and when there's feeling of the music then you get the message. No doubt, there's has been some rappers (PE, Tupac, Dead Prez) that have put feeling in the message, and rap/hip-hop could use more brothas and sistah's like that. But the problem is with all this need for material and financial gain which is killing the creativity in Black music today. Its made Black artist much more lazier than the artist of the past. With out creativity, there's no feeling, and with no feeling...the message goes unheard.
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      HipHop has to b on sum UNDERGROUND shyt str8 up....it could be our way of communication wit each other in different areas...its too plastic in tha mainstream...dat negro shyt I aint feelen tho.... look at da rims, look at da ice,look at da car,etc

      we need sum REAL shyt out in tha open getten heard so the people will be receptive when sumone who is BOUT IT steps into da open to make major moves...get da gas leaken to when it sparks...ITS ON !!!

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      NSM-46: U.S. Public Policy to Destory Black leadership, the Black Community & Africa


      NSM-46: U.S. Public Policy to Destory Black leadership, the Black Community and Africa

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      Here is National Security Council Memorandum-46, an official policy statement issued in 1978 during the Jimmy Carter administration of U.S. policy on undermining Black leaders, the Black community and Afrika:

      The document reprinted below is Exhibit 10 of U.S. Supreme Court Case No.00-9587 Boyd E. Graves v. The President of the United States of America

      NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM-46
      MARCH 17, 1978

      Interdepartmental Review Memorandum NSCM-46
      TO: The Secretary of State
      The Secretary of Defense
      The Director of Central Intelligence
      SUBJECT: Black Africa and the U.S. Black Movement

      The President has directed that a comprehensive review be made of current developments in Black Africa from the point of view of their possible impacts on the black movement in the United States. The review should consider:
      1. Long-term tendencies of social and political developments and the degree to which they are consistent with or contradict the U.S. interests.
      2. Proposals for durable contacts between radical African leaders and leftist leaders of the U.S. black community.
      3. Appropriate steps to be taken inside and outside the country in order to inhibit any pressure by radical African leaders and organizations on the U.S. black community for the latter to exert influence on the policy of the Administration toward Africa.
      The President has directed that the NSC Interdepartmental Group for Africa perform this review. The review should be forwarded to the NSC Political Analysis Committee by April 20.
      (signed)
      Zbigniew Brezinski
      cc: The Secretary of the Treasury
      The Secretary of Commerce
      The Attorney General
      The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff

      NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL
      INTERDEPARTMENTAL GROUP FOR AFRICA
      STUDY RESPONSE TO PRESIDENTIAL SECURITY
      REVIEW MEMORANDUM 1 NSCM-46
      BLACK AFRICA AND THE U.S. BLACK MOVEMENT
      I. (most text blacked out) . . .and whose importance for the United States is on the increase.

      II. A. U.S. INTERESTS IN BLACK AFRICA A multiplicity of interests influences the U.S. attitude toward black Africa. The most important of these interests can be summarized as follows:

      1. POLITICAL If black African states assume attitudes hostile to the U.S. national interest, our policy toward the white regimes; which is a key element in our relations with the black states, may be subjected by the latter to great pressure for fundamental change. Thus the West may face a real danger of being deprived of access to the enormous raw material resources of southern Africa which are vital for our defense needs as well as losing control over the Cape sea routes by which approximately 65% of Middle Eastern oil is supplied to Western Europe. Moreover, such a development may bring about internal political difficulties by intensifying the activity of the black movement in the United States itself. It should also be borne in mind that black Africa is an integral part of a continent here tribal and regional discord, economic backwardness, inadequate infrastructures, drought, and famine, are constant features of the scene. In conjunction with the artificial borders imposed by the former colonial powers, guerilla warfare in Rhodesia and widespread indignation against apartheid in South Africa, the above factors provide the communist states with ample opportunities for furthering their aims. This must necessarily redound to the detriment of U.S. political interests.

      2. ECONOMIC Black Africa is increasingly becoming an outlet for U.S. exports and investment. The mineral resources of the area continue to be of great value for the normal functioning of industry in the United States and allied countries. In 1977, U.S. direct investment in black Africa totaled about $1.8 billion and exports $2.2 billion. New prospect of substantial profits would continue to develop in the countries concerned.

      IV. BLACK AFRICA AND THE U.S. BLACK MOVEMENT Apart from the above-mentioned factors adverse to U.S. strategic interests, the nationalist liberation movement in black Africa can act as a catalyst with far reaching effects on the American black community by stimulating its organizational consolidation and by inducing radical actions. Such a result would be likely as Zaire went the way of Angola and Mozambique.

      An occurrence of the events of 1967-68 would do grievous harm to U.S. prestige, especially in view of the concern of the present Administration with human rights issues. Moreover, the Administration would have to take specific steps to stabilize the situation. Such steps might be misunderstood both inside and outside the United States.

      In order to prevent such a trend and protect U.S. national security interests, it would appear essential to (text missing) African Nationalist Movement.

      In elaborating U.S. policy toward black Africa, due weight must be given to the fact that there are 25 millions American blacks whose roots are African and who consciously or subconsciously sympathies with African nationalism.

      The living conditions of the black population should also be taken into account.

      Immense advances in the field are accompanied by a long-lasting high rate of unemployment, especially among the youth and by poverty and dissatisfaction with government social welfare standards.

      These factors taken together may provide a basis for joint actions of a concrete nature by the African nationalist movement and the U.S. black community.

      Basically, actions would take the form of demonstrations and public protests, but the likelihood of violence cannot be excluded.There would also be attempts to coordinate their political activity both locally and in international organizations.
      • Inside the United States these actions could include protest demonstrations against our policy toward South Africa accompanied by demand for boycotting corporations and banks which maintain links with that country;

      • attempts to establish a permanent black lobby in Congress including activist leftist radical groups and black legislators;

      • the reemergence of Pan-African ideals;

      • resumption of protest marches recalling the days of Martin Luther King;

      • renewal of the extremist idea national idea of establishing an "African Republic" on American soil.
      Question: Is it surprising?


      Finally, leftist radical elements of the black community could resume extremist actions in the style of the defunct Black Panther Party.



      Internationally, damage could be done to the United States by coordinated activity of African states designed to condemn U.S. policy toward South Africa, and initiate discussions on the U.S. racial issue at the United Nations where the African representation constitutes a powerful bloc with about one third of all the votes.

      A menace to U.S. economic interests, though not a critical one, could be posed by a boycott by Black African states against American companies which maintain contact with South Africa and Rhodesia.

      If the idea of economic assistance to black Americans shared by some African regimes could be realized by their placing orders in the United States mainly with companies owned by blacks, they could gain a limited influence on the U.S. black community.

      In the above context, we must envisage the possibility, however remote, that black Americans interested in African affairs may refocus their attention on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

      Taking into account; the African descent of American blacks it is reasonable to anticipate that their sympathies would lie with the Arabs who are closer to them in spirit and in some case related to them by blood.

      Black involvement in lobbying to support the Arabs may lead to serious dissention between American black and Jews. The likelihood of extremist actions by either side is negligible, but . . . .(Text cut)

      3. Political Options In the context of long-term strategy, the United States can not afford a radical change in the fundamentals of its African policy, which is designed for maximum protection of national security. In the present case, emphasis is laid on the importance of Black Africa for U.S. political, economic and military interests.
      RECOMMENDATIONS

      In weighing the range of U.S. interests in Black Africa, basic recommendations arranged without intent to imply priority are:
      1. Specific steps should be taken with the help of appropriate government agencies to inhibit coordinated activity of the Black Movement in the United States.
      2. Special clandestine operations should be launched by the CIA to generate mistrust and hostility in American and world opinion against joint activity of the two forces (insert: blacks and Arabs) , and (foster?) division among Black African radical national groups and their leaders.
      3. U.S. embassies to Black African countries specially interested in southern Africa must be highly circumspect in view of the activity of certain political circles and influential individuals opposing the objectives and methods of U.S. policy toward South Africa. It must be kept in mind that the failure of U.S. strategy in South Africa would adversely affect American standing throughout the world. In addition, this would mean a significant diminution of U.S. influence in Africa and the emergence of new difficulties in our internal situation due to worsening economic prospects.
      4. The FBI should mount surveillance operations against Black African representatives and collect sensitive information on those, especially at the U.N., who oppose U.S. policy toward South Africa. The information should include facts on their links with the leaders of the Black movement in the United States, thus making possible at least partial neutralization of the adverse effects of their activity.
      V. TRENDS IN THE AMERICAN BLACK MOVEMENT

      In connection with our African policy, it is highly important to evaluate correctly the present state of the Black movement in the Untied States and basing ourselves on all available information, to try to devise a course for its future development.

      Such an approach is strongly suggested by our perception of the fact that American Blacks form a single ethnic group potentially capable of causing extreme instability in our strategy toward South Africa.

      This may lead to critical differences between the United States and Black Africa in particular. It would also encourage the Soviet Union to step up its interference in the region. Finally, it would pose a serious threat to the delicate structure of race relations within the United States. All the above considerations give rise to concern for the future security of the United States.

      Since the mid-1960s, when legislation on the human rights was passed and Martin Luther King murdered, federal and local measures to improve black welfare have been taken, as a result of which the U.S. black movement has undergone considerable changes.

      The principle changes are as follows:

      -Social and economic issues have supplanted political aims as the main preoccupations of the movement.

      ( ) actions formerly planned on a nationwide scale are now being organized locally.

      -Fragmentation and a lack of organizational unity within movement.
      -Sharp social stratification of the Black population and lack of policy options which could reunite them.

      -Want of a national leader of standing comparable to Martin Luther King.

      B. THE RANGE OF POLICY OPTIONS The concern for the future security of the United States makes necessary the range of policy options. Arranged without intent imply priority they are:

      (a) to enlarge programs, within the framework of the present budget, for the improvement of the social and economic welfare of American Blacks in order to ensure continuing development of present trends in the Black movement;

      (b) to elaborate and bring into effect a special program designed to perpetuate division in the Black movement and neutralize the most active groups of leftist radical organizations representing different social strata of the Black community: to encourage division in Black circles;

      (c) to preserve the present climate which inhibits the emergence from within the Black leadership of a person capable of exerting nationwide appeal;

      (d) to work out and realize preventive operations in order to impede durable ties between U.S Black organizations and radical groups in African states;

      (e) to support actions designed to sharpen social stratification in the Black community which would lead to the widening and perpetuation of the gap between successful educated Blacks and the poor, giving rise to growing antagonism between different Black groups and a weakening of the movement as a whole;
      (f) to facilitate the greatest possible expansion of Black business by granting government contracts and loans with favorable terms to Black businessmen;

      (g) to take every possible means through the AFL-CIO leaders to counteract the increasing influence of Black labor organizations which function in all major unions and in particular, the National Coalition of Black Trade Union and its leadership including the creation of real preference for adverse and hostile reaction among White trade unionists to demands for improvement of social and economic welfare of the Blacks;

      (h) to support the nomination at federal and local levels of loyal Black public figures to elective offices, to government agencies and the Court. This would promote the achievement of a twofold purpose: first, it would be easier to control the activity of loyal black representatives within existing institution; second, the idea of an independent black political party now under dicussion within black leadership circles would soon lose all support


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