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Princess Tracey
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« on: May 03, 2003, 09:32:00 PM »

This is the poem the NJ Senate used to abolish the position of the NJ Poet Laureate. This was done as a racist gesture to dis-credit Amiri Baraka.  Here is the poem - it is well worth repeating.....you decide if he said anything wrong.

Somebody Blew Up America  
by Amiri Baraka  
They say its some terrorist,  
some barbaric  
A Rab,  
in Afghanistan  
It wasn't our American terrorists  
It wasn't the Klan or the Skin heads  
Or the them that blows up nigger  
Churches, or reincarnates us on Death Row  
It wasn't Trent Lott  
Or David Duke or Giuliani  
Or Schundler, Helms retiring  

It wasn't  
The gonorrhea in costume  
The white sheet diseases  
That have murdered black people  
Terrorized reason and sanity  
Most of humanity, as they pleases

They say (who say?)  
Who do the saying  
Who is them paying  
Who tell the lies  
Who in disguise  
Who had the slaves  
Who got the bux out the Bucks  

Who got fat from plantations  
Who genocided Indians  
Tried to waste the Black nation  

Who live on Wall Street  
The first plantation  
Who cut your nuts off  
Who rape your ma  
Who lynched your pa  

Who got the tar, who got the feathers  
Who had the match, who set the fires  
Who killed and hired  
Who say they God & still be the Devil  

Who the biggest only  
Who the most goodest  
Who do Jesus resemble  

Who created everything  
Who the smartest  
Who the greatest  
Who the richest  
Who say you ugly and they the goodlookingest  

Who define art  
Who define science  

Who made the bombs  
Who made the guns  

Who bought the slaves, who sold them  

Who called you them names  
Who say Dahmer wasn't insane  

Who? Who? Who?  

Who stole Puerto Rico  
Who stole the Indies, the Philipines, Manhattan  
Australia & The Hebrides  
Who forced opium on the Chinese  

Who own them buildings
Who got the money  
Who think you funny  
Who locked you up  
Who own the papers  

Who owned the slave ship

Who run the army  

Who the fake president  
Who the ruler  
Who the banker  

Who? Who? Who?  

Who own the mine  
Who twist your mind  
Who got bread  
Who need peace  
Who you think need war  

Who own the oil  
Who do no toil  
Who own the soil  
Who is not a nigger  
Who is so great ain't nobody bigger  

Who own this city  

Who own the air  
Who own the water  

Who own your crib  
Who rob and steal and cheat and murder  
and make lies the truth  
Who call you uncouth  

Who live in the biggest house  
Who do the biggest crime  
Who go on vacation anytime  

Who killed the most niggers  
Who killed the most Jews  
Who killed the most Italians  
Who killed the most Irish  
Who killed the most Africans  
Who killed the most Japanese  
Who killed the most Latinos  

Who? Who? Who?  

Who own the ocean  
Who own the airplanes  
Who own the malls  
Who own television  
Who own radio  

Who own what ain't even known to be owned  
Who own the owners that ain't the real owners  

Who own the suburbs  
Who suck the cities  
Who make the laws  

Who made Bush president  
Who believe the confederate flag need to be flying  
Who talk about democracy and be lying  

Who the Beast in Revelations  
Who 666  
Who know who decide  
Jesus get crucified  

Who the Devil on the real side  
Who got rich from Armenian genocide  

Who the biggest terrorist  
Who change the bible  
Who killed the most people  
Who do the most evil  
Who don't worry about survival  

Who have the colonies
Who stole the most land  
Who rule the world  
Who say they good but only do evil  
Who the biggest executioner  

Who? Who? Who?  

Who own the oil  
Who want more oil  
Who told you what you think that later you find out a lie  

Who? Who? Who?  

Who found Bin Laden, maybe they Satan
Who pay the CIA,  
Who knew the bomb was gonna blow  
Who know why the terrorists  
Learned to fly in Florida, San Diego  

Who know why Five Israelis was filming the explosion  
And cracking they sides at the notion  

Who need fossil fuel when the sun ain't goin' nowhere  

Who make the credit cards  
Who get the biggest tax cut  
Who walked out of the Conference  
Against Racism  
Who killed Malcolm, Kennedy & his Brother  
Who killed Dr King, Who would want such a thing?  
Are they linked to the murder of Lincoln?  

Who invaded Grenada  
Who made money from apartheid  
Who keep the Irish a colony  
Who overthrow Chile and Nicaragua later  

Who killed David Sibeko, Chris Hani,  
the same ones who killed Biko, Cabral,  
Neruda, Allende, Che Guevara, Sandino,  

Who killed Kabila, the ones who wasted Lumumba, Mondlane,  
Betty Shabazz, Die, Princess Di, Ralph Featherstone,  
Little Bobby  

Who locked up Mandela, Dhoruba, Geronimo,  
Assata, Mumia, Garvey, Dashiell Hammett, Alphaeus Hutton  

Who killed Huey Newton, Fred Hampton,  
Medgar Evers, Mikey Smith, Walter Rodney,  
Was it the ones who tried to poison Fidel  
Who tried to keep the Vietnamese Oppressed  

Who put a price on Lenin's head  

Who put the Jews in ovens,  
and who helped them do it  
Who said "America First"  
and ok'd the yellow stars  

Who killed Rosa Luxembourg, Liebneckt  
Who murdered the Rosenbergs  
And all the good people iced,  
tortured, assassinated, vanished  

Who got rich from Algeria, Libya, Haiti,  
Iran, Iraq, Saudi, Kuwait, Lebanon,  
Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine,  

Who cut off peoples hands in the Congo  
Who invented Aids  
Who put the germs  
In the Indians' blankets  
Who thought up "The Trail of Tears"  

Who blew up the Maine  
& started the Spanish American War  
Who got Sharon back in Power  
Who backed Batista, Hitler, Bilbo,  
Chiang kai Chek  

Who decided Affirmative Action had to go  
Reconstruction, The New Deal,  
The New Frontier, The Great Society,  

Who do Tom Ass Clarence Work for  
Who doo doo come out the Colon's mouth  
Who know what kind of Skeeza is a Condoleeza  
Who pay Connelly to be a wooden negro  
Who give Genius Awards to Homo Locus  

Who overthrew Nkrumah, Bishop,  
Who poison Robeson,  
who try to put DuBois in Jail  
Who frame Rap Jamil al Amin, Who frame the Rosenbergs,  
The Scottsboro Boys,  
The Hollywood Ten  

Who set the Reichstag Fire  

Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed  
Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers  
To stay home that day  
Why did Sharon stay away?  

Who? Who? Who?  

Explosion of Owl the newspaper say  
The devil face cd be seen  

Who make money from war  
Who make dough from fear and lies  
Who want the world like it is  
Who want the world to be ruled by imperialism and national  
oppression and terror violence, and hunger and poverty.  

Who is the ruler of Hell?  
Who is the most powerful  

Who you know ever  
Seen God?  

But everybody seen  
The Devil  

Like an Owl exploding  
In your life in your brain in your self  
Like an Owl who know the devil  
All night, all day if you listen, Like an Owl  
Exploding in fire. We hear the questions rise  
In terrible flame like the whistle of a crazy dog  

Like the acid vomit of the fire of Hell  
Who and Who and WHO who who  
Whoooo and Whooooooooooooooooooooo!  

Copyright (c) 2001 Amiri Baraka. All Rights Reserved.  
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2003, 10:00:40 AM »

nobody can dismiss talent, they dismiss him,
you dismiss me, and you be inflicted too
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 11:29:21 AM »

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