Hip hop artist Chuck D., famous for his work with the group Public Enemy, appeared on CNN with Carol Costello to discuss the impact that the slaying of Trayvon Martin had on the nation one year later. Chuck D. told Costello, that when he was growing up, there were no guns in the black community. However, after 1980 and the rise of the Ronald Reagan/George Bush-era, he says that “there’s been nothing but guns and drugs in the black community.” Costello asked Chuck D. for his thoughts on the killing of Martin.
Comments: Oh sigh. And the filthy, misogynistic, gangsta lyrics glorifying murder, rape and crime had no effect on the black youths in this country. CNN sure has improved since Jeff Zucker has arrived. s/o
So a lack of personal responsibility and accountability have nothing to do with the increases in crime and drugs. That answers my question. I didn´t know that it was all Reagan´s fault. Bush I understood, but Reagan? Geesh! /s
I know exactly where Chuck D grew up. I grew up in the town right next to his (North Merrick). I know the area very well. I don´t recall Ronald Reagan or either George Bush ever being there, nevermind handing out guns and drugs.
However, I do recall that Roosevelt (where he´s from) was considered to be a dangerous place for law abiding folks to be well before Ronald Reagan was ever elected president, and definitely before (if Chuck D is to be believed) Reagan would sneak out of the White House, take the Metroliner to Penn Station, jump on an LIRR train to Freeport and stroll around at night handing out pistols and Crack cocaine like Santa Claus.
He may be right, but not for the reason he thinks. The ´Great Society,´ which subsidized out of wedlock births and fatherless homes, had its first generation come of age during the 1980s. The guns and drugs coincided with Reagan/Bush I, but Chick D. needs to dig a little deeper.
You ask yourself, both about King Hussein Obama and this fool, you ask yourself, is he that stoopid? Or is he just a compulsive liar?
Stupid or liar?
Call me a racist. I dont care. Too many APIA´s (African People in America) for me. They hate whitey and they hate my beloved America!!! Look at all the trouble they cause, all the stoopid things they say and do, all the murders and violence and billions of dollars in wasted government aid.If the "good" ones wont speak out against them, like the silent Muslims wont speak out against terrorism, then doesnt that make THEM the real racists? The real whitey-haters? I´ve got an answer to solve it all but again, you´d call me a racist.
The word "rap" is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. So many stoopid people, even dumbass young white idiots, think that it is "music", when it really isnt music at all, is a lot of angry yelling, posturing, posing, and suggesting much violence, mostly against white guys like ME. I HATE it! This stoopid fool doesnt hate Reagan and Bush as much as I hate HIM. If Civil war 2 ever breaks out, look out man!
It started with Kennedy and Johnson. I grew up in Oakland Calif. in the 50´s and 60´s.
Just like #18 said, people who lived in a nice neighborhood, were forced to move because of the wave of lawlessness that took over. Retired people were attacked in their homes so often the Tribune wouldn´t even report it. If a crime was reported on they wouldn´t print the description of the prep.
This all was happening when the Black Panthers were giving out coloring books to the kiddies, showing the police as pigs, and attacking black people. They would call in a crime in progress somewhere in the Oakland hills, and then when the police helicopter would fly over, they would start shooting at the helicopter. Now my old neighborhood is called "the killing zone". Nothing new here.
This is character is actually on to something - but it is not what he thinks. For not too many years before Reagan and Bush, foul mouthed, obscene "artists" like him would have been arrested and charged with public indecency. And the producers and distributors of their trash would have met the same fate. It was simply unthinkable to permit such toxic, antisocial garbage free access to the public space and the minds of children.
But thanks to the Left´s fearless defense of free speech -unfortunately restricted to pornography, bad language, public obscenity, burning American flags and mocking Christianity- the longstanding legal barriers against the values and language of the Chuck D.´s of the nation were abolished. The rest is history.
Guys like Chuck D. are dim bulbs who cleaned up by poisoning and degrading the culture, especially that of the most vulnerable, at-risk children and neighborhoods. They are not the only ones to cash in on this depravity. A self-respecting society would never have allowed them to get away with what they have done. But now, adding insult to injury, Chuck D. -a real piece of work, someone for America and the human race to be proud of- blames Republicans for the consequences of his dirty, nasty, antisocial work.
i knew it, we have all sorts of AA thugs, gangsters and pushers on the republican payroll! well, they shouldn´t have a problem with hunting down those uncle tom race traitor thugs, seeing how they are all working for the republicans, dontcha know.
seriously, someone needs to ask him the exact mechanism for his assertion, and lead him to his own ridiculous conclusion.
FDR 1935: Harlem Race Riot 1943: Detroit Race Riot 1943: Harlem Race Riot 1943: Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles,
LBJ 1964 Rochester race riot New York City riot Philadelphia race riot Jersey City race riot Paterson race riot Elizabeth race riot Chicago race riot,Dixmoor riot 1965 Watts Riot
1966 Hough Riots; Cleveland Hunter´s Point Riot; San Francisco Division Street Riots; Chicago 1967 Newark riots; Newark, New Jersey - 12th Street riot; Detroit, Michigan - Plainfield riots Milwaukee riots Minneapolis North Side Riots 1968
Orangeburg massacre Baltimore riot Washington, D.C. riots New York City West Side Riots- Chicago, Louisville riots of 1968; Hill District MLK riots; Pittsburgh Summit, IL. Race Riot at Argo HS
it is always nice and easy to ALWAYS be the victim. You can just wait for the government to fix it. The left sure will try and waste a lot of hard working taxpayer money in the process and the results will be no different than if we had not spend a single penny.
Amen, #27, amen!! I´m always wondering how many billions we´d have saved and coud have used to even out the deficit we have to live with..if we hadnt thrown so many wasted dollars at ghettoes, token chairwarmers, and "freed" slaves! How much money have we wasted? TONS!!!My wife and I work hard every year for our money, only to see many THOUSANDS of it taken by the Federal Government..we know where most of it goes! When is WHITE History month? Where is the WHITE Caucus? We Italian-Americans worked our way up the hard way, why cant they???
Chuck D can kiss my a** and if he doesnt like it here there´s a boat in Kenya waiting for him! So many ungrateful mooch lazy bastids! And they´re ALWAYS all lefties! Go live somewhere else overseas and see how frickin´ GOOD you idiots have it here! I dare ya! I even double-dare ya!!!
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