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"Gang Mentality" by Kinetic Affect
Music by Nick Lobel
To whom it may concern:
I am writing this as my first step towards
stopping the gang mentality of our society.
I have witnessed the most vicious gan in action
and no one can seem to stop them,
see it's not the ones who wear red that call themselves Bloods.
The most dangerous crew
doesn't wear blue and call themselves Crips.
No, they are much more sneaky than that,
they mix black truths
with white lies, so they wear gray suits
and throw toy soldiers into battles,
they would never send their sons to.
they call themselves our elected officials.
see i used to be in the military,
becoming part of an Army Of
One, dumb president who traded in
the well being of our environment
for a gamble on economy.
and I was stationed in D.C.
when the twin towers toppled
from terrorist acts of men
hiding behind box cutters and religion,
claiming that violence, was their way into heaven.
but then again,
we were the ones who trained them.
and since our motto is retaliation
i had to witness our warriors return home from combat
where they left limbs and friends on battlefields without acknowledgement,
while they paraded around Jessica Lynch
as a war hero
because a white female soldier getting captured
creates better P.R.
for a nation looking for any reason to stand behind its country.
a country where gang violence can start
from simply invading the right hood with the wrong colors.
where, bullets fly and people get gunned down like black males reaching for wallets.
and since their motto is retaliation
they ride or die
while police act fast
to bring 'em in either dead or alive
because lets face it,
we just can't have people going around kiling each other.
unless it's on foreign soil
and it could have an impact on oil investments.
then its okay to drop bombs over Baghdad
and portray ourselves as heroes on the 5'oclock news
because, we are freeing their people
and rebuilding their cities.
maybe we just need to bomb ourselves.
that way Bush would give us 80 billion dollars a year
to rebuild our own cities.
hell it would create more job opportunities
helping those who aren't looking for handouts to get off welfare
it's not really well or fair,
when we're giving out too many fish to lazy fucks with no future,
instead of teaching then how to catch it themselves.
and not enough to the struggling single mother
trying to go back to school,
so she can provide a better future for her children.
but it seems impossible with this president
because he's a backwards Robin Hood,
that's why I call him Nibor Dooh.
So while Enron's get rich
blue collars sing the blues while getting ripped off.
Our social security is being stolen
in broad daylight
with a spotlight.
and people are ready to trust it in the hands of a man
fool me once,
shame on you,
can't get fooled again.
we keep pushing this gang mentality on our children
when we do not teach them ourselves
but instead place them in front of the television
only to see actors, ballplayers, and singers
getting lighter jail sentences and million dollar contracts,
while they let go of our teachers for budget cuts
and classrooms get bigger, while understanding gets smaller.
you do the math
because I'm having trouble figuring out
what we stand for,
when no child left behind
equals the desire to teach,
minus paychecks for cutbacks,
and the only answer we are leaving our children,
is you better make that money,
and it's time we start changing the message.
sincerely a teacher
an ex-toy soldier
who stand before you
following their hearts
the gang mentality.