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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Beam Assisted Hypocrisy." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 18 May 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.
Gary McCoy - St Louis CBS affiliate Channel 4, 10 p.m. newscast boasting on Hometown rapper, Nelly. If blacks aren't shooting each other in inner-city St Louis, their women are being degraded and objectified. Gather 'round kiddies.
How did those rape charges ever play out, Mister Nelly?
Muhammad Rasheed - I don't understand the point of this post.
Don't your own people have quite enough high numbers of shooting each other in rural areas and your own women demonstrating over-the-top promiscuity, for white males to focus on?
Isn't this a perfect case of the Christian: "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?"
David Becker - First question: no; statistically the rates per incident per 100,000 people in rural areas is still relatively low compared to urban numbers.
Second question: no; the majority of mainstream pop culture does not focus on over-the-top promiscuity - unless it spills over from "artists" like Nelly.
Muhammad Rasheed - David wrote: "First question: no; statistically the rates per incident per 100,000 people in rural areas is still relatively low compared to urban numbers.”
What matters is the fact that inner city violence has been steadily going down over the last couple decades due to all the youth-mentor programs developed targeting those problems, while the violence in the rural areas has been steadily rising.
David wrote: "Second question: no”
“No” what? That pointing out someone else’s issues while ignoring your own greater issues isn’t a Christian admonishment item? Obviously it is since I was kind enough to post the verse in question. I can see why Gary ‘Liked’ your comment since he was too uncomfortable to confront his hypocrisy himself.
David wrote: "the majority of mainstream pop culture does not focus on over-the-top promiscuity…”
Sure, it does. The “sex sells!” marketing mantra was both invented by and enthusiastically put into use by the directors of mainstream pop culture. Do you even watch tv and film?
David wrote: "…unless it spills over from ‘artists’ like Nelly.”
That’s an odd comment, since artists like Nelly are under classic exploitative contracts and carefully chosen, groomed and marketed by music industry executives to push their customized “sex sells” product - with their valuable Nelly® brand - into mainstream pop culture. Why are you pretending that’s all Nelly’s fault when it is your bread-n-butter to lock Black people out of access to the ownership class? Curious.
Note that the original hip-hop music was composed of all-ages fun dance music and social justice messaging in the beginning, but all of that was left out when the mainstream music executives appropriated the lucrative new art form for their exploitative corporate machine model. Now the artists who don’t do “sex sells” product are fringe indie musicians who can’t break into the mainstream pop culture studio contracts. Are you going to pretend you aren’t well acquainted with this, too?
A Religious Discussion - Christian & Muslim
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.
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