One of the great things about the internet is the speed at which information can travel. Scarcely had I posted about music than a comment from streetdreams pointed me toward this “little ditty” as my piano teacher would have said. (Sorry, I can’t resist the personal fun of hearing Mrs. Jerrell say “little ditty” in my head while referring to a rap song. She would have appreciated this one.)
It’s titled “George Bush Doesn’t Like Black People” and I encourage you to listen. It’s rap – of course it has “language” – but at this point, I can’t imagine what language is not appropriate to express anger, rage, frustration, or other adjective of your choice.
The only thing I might add is that I don’t think George limits who he doesn’t like to only black people – it could be extended to anyone of any color – and anyone who’s poor – or even lower or middle middle class. He doesn’t like anyone who’s not his “base,” defined as: “This is an impressive crowd of the haves and have mores. Some people call you the elite, I call you my base”. Governor George Bush-Oct 13, 2000-at the 55th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York.
But, I’ll admit, even I never imagined he’d willingly stand by and strum guitar while those of us not his “base” died in the streets. I stand corrected.