Sunday, June 28, 2009

The greatest Hustler of all


This morning I watched a little bit of an old episode of the SOPRANO'S on A@E.

In this episode BOKEEM WOODBINE played a Rap music Mogul that was trying to negotiate a distribution deal with the Jewish guy (Hesh, I believe his name was) that was in bed with the thugs that the series was based on.

Now I was never a fan of the Soprano's because I know that mobbed up Italians could give a damn about Black people. I have never understood why so-called Black Thugs would try to mimic a group of people that were responsible for most of the drug traffic in Black neighborhoods.

I don't understand why some Black People feel the need to try to be everything but Black,and deny everything that is Black, just to fit into the box that some White people think that all Black people should be in,(which by the way is the same box that White People invented),instead of being proud of the fact that Black is beautiful and realizing that self hate is not a good look.

I never understood why Rappers glorify the Mafia Life-style, when in reality there has never been a Black "made" guy, and there never will be a Black "made" guy, because to be considered "family" to those people you have to be a full blooded Italian, and I can count on 1 finger how many full blooded Black Italian's there are in the world.

Or maybe 1 finger is a little too much.

Anyways let me get back to what I was trying to get at.....

The thing in this episode that gave me the idea for this post came from the scene where the Italians, the Jewish guy and the Rappers were at the Jewish guy's ranch and the Rapper's were talking about how the Jewish guy got rich off of the Black artists that he worked with back in the 50's and 60's when he had Black entertainers on his record label.

I think the line in the show went something like this...

Rapper- SO WITH THE ROYALTIES THAT YOU MADE OFF OF (insert name of Black Group Here)YOU WERE ABLE TO BUY THIS HOUSE AND THESE HORSES THAT YOU ARE SHOWING OFF TODAY. HOW MUCH OF THE MILLIONS THAT YOU TOOK OFF THE SWEAT OF (Black Group) ACTUALLY WENT BACK TO THEM? I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THEM HAVING A RANCH THIS BIG WITH SHOWCASE HORSES.

Jewish Guy- I RESENT THAT IMPLICATION. I MADE A LOT OF YOUR PEOPLE RICH. IS IT MY FAULT THAT THEY BOUGHT CADILLACS AND FURS WITH THE MONEY THAT WAS ALLOTTED TO THEM?

Italian Guy- I HEARD THAT INSTEAD OF BUYING HORSES AND HOUSES WITH THEIR EARNINGS, THEY BOUGHT HORSE INSTEAD.

All the Italians laugh, and the rappers look stupid.

This was about the realist thing I have ever heard the few times I have watched this show.

From my point of view this pretty much sums up some Black Athletes, some Black movie stars, and some Black "Music" entertainers.

Not all of them mind you, just the ones that are in the news all the time for doing stupid shit.

The ones that most White people think speak for all Black People.

White people know that anything "Black" will make them money. They know that most Blacks do not have money, and that the money we do have gets recycled right back to them in the form of drugs that they supply, cars that lose value, clothes that are only worn once and lavish bullshit that only ends up with us coming back to them with our hands out.

Some Black people do not understand that. They don't understand that just because you might be rich today, there is no guarantee that you will be wealthy tomorrow.

They think that just because Mr. Charlie invites them over to his house for dinner and introduces them to his niece, they have finally turned the American Dream into a "Black" reality.

I don't know if this is due to the fact that most Black people just want to be accepted by White people and treated as equals.

Or maybe some of us still think that we have to prove to the MAN that we are humans too and we can be just as good as everybody else.

Or maybe it is due to the lack of education.

Or maybe it is all of these things.

In any sense all this does is make Black people look stupid and make us more dependent on the people that are controlling everything, which in reality is nothing more than slavery without the whips.

My Uncle has always told me that the White man is the greatest hustler of all time.

Think about it...

Who else can come to a foreign land, convince the indigenous people to sell or give away their native land, force another group of people to build the greatest nation on the face of the earth on that land, and convince them all that they are doing it to better themselves, when in reality the only ones that are getting "better" is them?

In other words...

Pimps up, Ho's Down.

And guess who the Ho's are?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are right. But why do we do this to ourselves...it is a mystery

cinque said...

It's no mystery to me. White people have been at this "game" much longer than anyone. Slavery is not the first and only hustle they started and still continue(haitian, african and other children and women are sold all over the world today as servants and sex slaves)(right here in america as well) I think the question is, If a pimp takes a women, and through sweet talk and abuse over a few years, makes her sell her dignity as well as her body, it that her fault or the pimps?? Who's fault is it that Black people are in the state we are in?? Now remember they were putting hoses and dogs on Black people less than 40years ago. Forget the public lynchings and beatings Black people were exposed to but supposedly uppity black folks dissapeared regularly just 40 to 50 years ago. Who's fault is it? Raped, mutilated, castrated, families shredded, children molested, beaten and then discarded without (as my Mom still says) a pot to piss in and or a window to throw it out of. Nothing to call ours. No language, no country and in some cases no family. Who's fault is it? That we know next to nothing about the word "inheritence"(I'm not even sure I spelled that right!!) Who is at fault????

Anonymous said...

You must have saw the BET Coon Awards last nite!

Mack Lyons said...

The pimp analogy is very interesting. So how does one go about deprograming a "ho" who's been under the influence of a pimp for decades? By this time she probably has little to no sense of self-worth.......

......and henceforth we have to build up the self-worth of the Black community. Tell the women they're worth too much to shake their asses for trinkets and petty case, and tell the men they're worth too much to mindlessly kill one another and flaunt what little petty cash they have on hand. Another thing I've noticed is that Blacks tend to work for short-term goals, a problem that goes back to slavery days, when every day could very well be your last. Time to open up minds and get them to think about planning for the long run, to see the forest, and not just the trees.