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  •  Sheer genius, this song. :) n/t (4+ / 0-)

    An angry white man with a gun is a patriot. An angry Muslim man with a gun is a terrorist. An angry black man with a gun is a corpse. -- raptavio

    by Yasuragi on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 10:47:32 AM PDT

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    •  Yes indeed (4+ / 0-)

      It was also one of those songs where the older I got the more words I understood. lol Never fully got it until I was an adult.

      Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. - Ta-Nehisi Coates

      by moviemeister76 on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 11:04:46 AM PDT

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      •  I remember asking my folks what "begat" (3+ / 0-)

        meant.  Never shy about those things, they answered, and I was astounded there was a song about it.  I was around seven.

        An angry white man with a gun is a patriot. An angry Muslim man with a gun is a terrorist. An angry black man with a gun is a corpse. -- raptavio

        by Yasuragi on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 11:58:07 AM PDT

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        •  Ha! (3+ / 0-)

          I knew what the word "begat" was as I used to try and read my grandmother's Bible when I was in kindergarten. So I just looked at the song as another version of Genesis as a kid. It wasn't until I was older that I found it much more amusing.

          Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. - Ta-Nehisi Coates

          by moviemeister76 on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 12:16:03 PM PDT

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          •  Ah -- no bibles around my home. (3+ / 0-)

            No religious books at all.

            An angry white man with a gun is a patriot. An angry Muslim man with a gun is a terrorist. An angry black man with a gun is a corpse. -- raptavio

            by Yasuragi on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 02:39:23 PM PDT

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            •  Can't even imagine (3+ / 0-)

              My mom forced me to go to church until I was 16. And my dad had planned on being a preacher until around the time I was born. Oddly enough, though, it was the fact that they never actually discussed Christianity or even talked about God that led to my questioning it at a young age.

              Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. - Ta-Nehisi Coates

              by moviemeister76 on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 03:01:09 PM PDT

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