Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Modern Day Uncle Toms?

Would it be out of line to liken this glorification of anti-intellectualism that looks to be all the rage in Academia a sort of psychological enslavement rather than physical, just as I tend to see antiglobalism as a sort of new colonialism?

As for the Hip Hop "culture" out there that is being so aggressively marketed? There was a time rap had a political or philosophic component that made it worthwhile and interesting. Nowadays, it seems to be a fetishization of the worst of the culture that it was created by. Hal was recently looking at the new Fifty Cent album recently and he said that it struck him as almost pornographic, how it glorified violence, how unlike anything by Mos Def or Public Enemy it was.

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