The Quiet Part

how dare they stop a ship because people are dying? how dare they disrupt money because blood is flowing? how dare they fight back during these peacefully violent times? don’t they know this is barbarism? no not what we’re doing. no i don’t see the irony. no we won’t be taking questions. they cease only when fired upon do with that information whatever you must they transmute all human desire to consumption will burn until met with sufficient suppression if you let ‘em they will swallow themselves but only after mountains of calcified corpses three months into publicized genocidal aggression . . .

From left to right: Black musicians Paul Robeson, Billie Holiday and Tupac Shakur

A Short History of the US War Against Black Musicians

Introduction  The polarizing nature of the Black Power Movement captured the attention of the entire nation. The revolutionary rhetoric espoused by prominent Black organizations and activists also earned the full attention of intelligence agencies in the United States hell-bent on quelling any support of socialist economic practices at the height of the Cold War. Covert operations like the FBI’s infamous Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO) identified, surveilled, defamed, and often murdered Black leaders they deemed capable of leading an organized rebellion against the US government. The rise of radical organizations like the Black Panther Party produced a counterculture that encouraged cultural pride . . .