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It was important to me to write something about the election of Trump. Not so much for Trump, but the people so deeply emotionally effected by the election. These are all my thoughts and opinions but they also reflect the feelings of a lot of friends and family. On many levels, the problem is new, but not new at all.

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Ayo
“Rich man poor man read the headlines.” Got you
Feeling like a “motherless child” on a rudderless
Ship. Running late. Bringing slaves to the new world
Stuck in your old ways for centuries and decades. The
Moral decay, in a “rotten tooth smile. Used to
Walk with a swagger” like it don’t smell foul. But “a
Dirty mouth can’t say clean things”. That anthem you
Sing? Got a verse that the record won’t skip. Stevie
Wonder said “I aint gonna stand for it”. “Oh
Say. Can you see” what matters. All Black and blue?
Bruised, because you choose fear and ignorance too.
But you don’t see color? Fuck you. I see
Black Brown Yellow and Red, robbed raped murdered
Kidnapped and left for dead. I see off white.
Too poor to shine as bright. Same neighborhood
Shook when they see me at night. Shit, can I see
Color? I could use that monopoly money. I been
Stuck on Baltic. Shot on Park Place.
Community chest disappeared without a trace or a
Chance to advance and it aint just happenstance. From
Urban renewal to job flight in the rural.
Divide one to conquer itself as if plural Two
Parties, no favors. Asking slavers to
Save us. Adopting the same behaviors
Oppressed by the oppressed. Impressed by the
Promise of no stress. So have-nots settle for
Less than representation for taxation.
This my country. NOT My nation

From nine
Eleven to eleven nine, America been
Steady losing it’s fucking mind. The dumb now lead the
Deaf but they both blind. I guess that city on the
Hill done lost its shine. From way before nine
Eleven to eleven nine, America been
Steady losing it’s fucking mind. I guess that city on the
Hill done lost its shine. Go get your shine box
Nigger cause now it’s our time. That’s what the fox say.

You watch the idiot box the livelong day.
Getting railroaded. Ram rodded fucked
Hoodwinked and run amuck. Led astray so false
Media can make a buck. Pedaling false
Idols made by false prophets. Your real money pad
Pockets as they send profits everywhere but where the
Dollars need to circulate. The circle jerk
Fluctuates like the interest rate. Who holds the yoyo? The
Fed Reserve’s the right to remain silent
Hand Sell me your guns and call me a violent man
That’s not god that’s old money laughing at your plans
Not the root of all evil, but soylent
Green is… Look! We just wanna feed the people, flee
The prisons fix the problems fight the power
Flood the pool with abundance. You killing us with
Kindness and redundance via pundits
Education still underfunded. We watch
Money going up in smoke. Predator drones poke
Holes in your constitution. We are at wars.
How many we get congress approval for?

From nine
Eleven to eleven nine. America been
Steady losing it’s fucking mind. The dumb now lead the
Deaf but they both blind. I guess that city on the
Hill done lost its shine. Since way before nine
Eleven to eleven nine. Human decency been
Steadily on the decline. America been
Steady losing it’s fucking mind. I guess that city on the
Hill done lost its shine

Oh. So Trump wins and you defend the votes of white people?
This brother hears you Mr. Moore maybe they’re not evil
Maybe they’re not stupid either they just got tricked into
Thinking the elephant’s shit don’t stink OK
But somehow someway suffering whites that
Prioritize their self interest over your human rights, is
Somehow different from apathy and lack of
Empathy that enslaved and segregate without sympathy
So many people of color busting their ass just so
Yawl can associate white people with working class
You give a good job to Joe, ignore Jerome and Jose
Regardless of what else it says on the resume
I goes back to when Columbus couldn’t navigate
Like slave patrols a precursor to your police state
Like you most dangerous because you most ignant
Like Mad at the victims for being indignant
Like Claim Pigment’s a figment yeah aight
It started with you might be poor but at least your white
Like might makes WHITE native American all
Immigrants should take flight according to the alt right
Sounding more like the third Reich. Makes you
Wonder how many votes were lost on their first strike
You think you thirst for freedom? See them water protectors?
Wait until you realize just how much you need’em

From nine
Eleven to eleven nine. America been
Steady losing it’s fucking mind. The dumb now lead the
Deaf but they both blind. I guess that city on the
Hill done lost its shine. Since way before nine
Eleven to eleven nine. Human decency been
Steadily on the decline. America been
Steady losing it’s fucking mind. I guess that city on the
Hill done lost its shine

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from At The Date Of This Writing (Vol. 1), released December 12, 2016
Written, produced, arranged mixed and mastered by J-Live.
J. Cadet Only Child's Brother's Music ASCAP

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