Posted 9 months ago on March 7, 2013, 5:20 p.m. EST by OTP
from Tampa, FL
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Ok, so this comment by Rubio was disturbing on many levels. First off, lets go back and listen to some of the songs I remember as a kid (key word there being KID, as in, not a full grown freakin adult like Rubio). Rubio saying this guy is a poet is a slap in the face to even the worst poets. Jay Z owns part of the NJ Nets, and is very proud of the new Barclay Center they play in (yes, THAT Barclays). Really Rubio? We knew you were a total yes man, another shill, but this is almost humorous to watch you up there saying that.
But then there is another level to it. Who are our modern day poets? Is this what the nation has become? Really?
Dont get me wrong. When I was younger and driving around with friends getting high before school, during school and after school - until booted- listening to stuff like this, the fact that this messaging was being pumped into my head was not even a thought. Nor the consequences.
I grew up. 15 was 17 years ago. But many dont grow out of it. They create an entire way of life around it.
But as I listen to the songs of the 60's and 70s, I hear a lot of social activism. And its powerful.
Here's two songs that are all over the airwaves right now:
Nothing but glorifying money, money and more money. And the first one saying that spending it like an idiot is all good.
Someone please explain to me where a popular culture like this leads to?