FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016|
Posted by: Ben Feit
If you have trouble understanding why the seemingly positive message of a 'War on Drugs' has become a fucked up, monstrous plague to our society - watch this video. If you don't understand what's wrong with the demonization and mass incarceration of disproportionately-minority drug offenders - watch this video. Even if you do understand these things and you're the most woke social justice warrior on the planet - watch the damn video. The New York Times released "The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail" yesterday, with mesmerizing illustrations by Molly Crabapple and poignant narration by Jay Z. The message, delivered beautifully by HOV, is simple. We have a duty to change the outdated, ignorant, and prejudiced approach our government takes to the so-called War on Drugs.
Jay Z is not afraid to talk about his history of hustling, coming up in Brooklyn and often getting by with less-than-legal means. The rap legend always celebrates how far he's come and doesn't shy away from what kept him afloat in his early days. Early this year, demonic Barbie doll, I mean 'news anchor,' Tomi Lahren addressed Beyonce with, "your husband was a drug dealer, for 14 years he sold crack cocaine," in an attempt to disparage Bey's politically conscious Super Bowl Halftime performance. Jay's response? In May, he sampled Lahren's attempt at a zinger to lead into his verse on Pusha T's "Drug Dealers Anonymous." Come at the king and you best not miss - I mean, really, at least come at him with something he can't use to make a song even better.
Regardless of your political stances and affiliations, take four minutes out of your day to hear what Jay Z has to say. He's truly lived through the things he's talking about. Don't you think after 45 years something needs to change? We should be tired of having nothing to show for massive campaigns like the War on Drugs that are supposed to 'save our society' - that is the definition of an epic fail, not as slang but as an actual failure of epic proportions.