you gotta love it tho, somebody still speak from his soul and wouldn't change by the change or the game or the fameIt seems some are intent, gleeful even, on the end of us. And so I join the masses in saluting a man of conscience in a time of cowardice:
Mike Myers: [dutifully reads canned plea for charity on teleprompter]I can see them in the distance falling in second line formation dancing over our corpses to the hijacked beat of our own deceased drummers.
Kanye: [abandons teleprompter] "I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family and they say we are looting, you see a white family and they say they are looking for food. And, you know, its been five days because most of the people ARE black. And even for me to complain, I would be a hypocrite because I would turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right to see what is the biggest amount I can give. And just to imagine, if I was down there and those are my people down there. If there is anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help about the way America is set up the help the poor, the black people, the less well off as slow as possible. Red cross is doing as much as they can. We already realize a lot of the people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way. And now they've given them permission to go down and shoot us.
Mike Myers: [stands frozen in horror, decides to pretend nothing happened and stick with the teleprompter]
Kanye: GEORGE BUSH DOES NOT CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE.
Mike Myers: [descends into complete panic]
transcript via hiphopmusic.com
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Jesse has his moments. This was one of them.
"[The displaced, debydrated, done dirty Hurricane survivors] look like africans in the hull of a slave ship...We have an amazing tolerance for black pain. We have great tolerenace for black suffering and marginalization."He was describing dehydrated black folks scattered around the N.O. to Anderson Cooper (whose reporting however incisive refuses to acknowledge how race factored into this tragedy. Class yes but not race. Him and Lou Dobbs seem to think that black Ray Nagin and black senior N.O. officials are solely responsible for what has transpired. They then return to non stop coverage emphasizing how the federal govmt dropped the ball in hurricane preparedness and relief. Whatever. I understand and fume and wish you could taste my bitter pill.)
Bonus: Geraldo refuses to drink the kool aid.