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Friday, November 15, 2002
Firebrand rapper Paris' "What Would You Do?"
I don't much about the rapper Paris other than what I found on allmusic.com but he has recently come out with a song called "What Would You Do?" that insinuates that the Bush Administration was behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and has used the attacks as a justification for imperialist adventures and basically doesn’t give a damn about the lives of people in and outside of the U.S. You can read the lyrics here and get an mp3 of the track by going to http://www.daveyd.com/paristrack.mp3. (Warning certain words used regularly in the real world have been bleeped out.) TX has done an interesting interview with Paris about this song and related topics for daveyd.com.
I thought the song was pretty cool musically –with the laid back r&b groove- and I also believe that the Bush Administration has used the attacks to justify an imperial agenda -it seems hard to imagine this now but Bush could very well have responded to the attacks by saying the U.S. would eliminate al Qaeda but not getting into the idea of eliminating those deemed “evil”- and I certainly think Bush couldn’t care less about killing a few people. At the same time, I have yet to see any evidence that seriously suggests Bush was behind was behind the attacks and such a charge is so incendiary that it is a mistake to make it sans evidence.