Friday, August 13, 2010
Bracelets, Chains and Links.. Oh My!
These custom jewels don't come cheap!
Just to think the price of this Bling can be used to make a hefty down payment on a house or equivalent to the price of a brand new car! Or even feed millions of hungry children.
(I was told not to muzzle myself or my radical views, so here we go...)
I think these over embellished trinkets make a mockery out of the true face of Hip Hop! These short lived repetitious fads of wearing over-sized chains just re-instate the racially charged buffoonery images that plague us to this day! We help contribute to these endless negative stereotypical Images! How? Think of all the rappers that you have seen hop up on stage with half braided hair or Sagging wears!!! Think! Think about the racist Sambo images from the early sixties and the painted "Black face". Think!
Woe to the men, women and children who
have to work the mines for your shine!
But I will not go there today!
These Iced out Bracelets and Chains link us back to a history we are too quick to forget! A dark history that failed to acknowledge us as humans and sold us like cattle, separating father from son. HHmmm. ( I am not going there either) Chains are a symbol for bondage and slavery. The Chains and Links that adorned the bodies of our ancestors were made of harsh corrodible metals... now we have upgraded to platinum and white gold!
Shame on the Businesses that give us
crappy service and take our money!!
Ok Chyna! Breathe!
One Time For Your Mind: All I am saying is, We all have to be more conscious! Be Conscious of the impressions we leave behind for our children. There are so many complaints, but who will pick up the mantle and lead the way?
Talk is Cheap-Drop a Dime on em!
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