Signs of the Apocalypse

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The problem with having stupid people in high positions is that songs like “Accidental Racist” by LL Cool J and Brad Paisley get released.

I mean, seriously. Nobody heard this and said, “Okay, let’s tweak the lyrics”?!?!

I feel like the only thing that sets this country, it’s people and our educational system further back than crap like this song, is the fact that it was even made…and that people are having to explain why it’s stupid.

This song proves that having money clearly won’t make you any smarter. Martin Luther King Jr. had the whole word excited about black people and white people coming together. And he never had to step on justifiable racial sensitivities in order to do it. What is wrong with these fools?!

And yes, I do believe they meant well. But no, I will not give their simple asses a pass for it. Good intentions don’t make up for a fucked up execution. Hey Brad and LL…if you want us all to get along, just say that!

Read the lyrics below so that you, too, can be disgusted:

“To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main
I hope you understand
When I put on that T-shirt
The only thing I meant to say is I’m a Skynyrd fan
The red flag on my chest somehow Is like the elephant in the corner of the South
And I just walked him right in the room
Just a proud rebel son with an ‘ol can of worms
Lookin’ like I got a lot to learn but from my point of view

I’m just a white man comin’ to you from the Southland
Tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be
I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done
And it ain’t like you and me can re-write history
Our generation didn’t start this nation
We’re still pickin’ up the pieces, walkin’ on eggshells, fightin’ over yesterday
And caught between southern pride and Southern blame

They called it Reconstruction, fixed the buildings, dried some tears
We’re still siftin’ through the rubble after 150 years
I try to put myself in your shoes and that’s a good place to begin
But it ain’t like I can walk a mile in someone else’s skin

‘Cause I’m a white man livin’ in the southland
Just like you I’m more than what you see
I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done
And it ain’t like you and me can re-write history
Our generation didn’t start this nation
And we’re still paying for mistakes
That a bunch of folks made long before we came
And caught between Southern pride and Southern blame

(LL Cool J)
Dear Mr. White Man, I wish you understood
What the world is really like when you’re livin’ in the hood
Just because my pants are saggin’ doesn’t mean I’m up to no good
You should try to get to know me, I really wish you would
Now my chains are gold but I’m still misunderstood
I wasn’t there when Sherman’s March turned the south into firewood
I want you to get paid but be a slave I never could
Feel like a new fangled Django, dodgin’ invisible white hoods
So when I see that white cowboy hat, I’m thinkin’ it’s not all good
I guess we’re both guilty of judgin’ the cover not the book
I’d love to buy you a beer, conversate and clear the air
But I see that red flag and I think you wish I wasn’t here

I’m just a white man
(If you don’t judge my do-rag)
Comin’ to you from the Southland
(I won’t judge your red flag)
Tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be

I’m proud of where I’m from (If you don’t judge my gold chains)
But not everything we’ve done
(I’ll forget the iron chains)
It ain’t like you and me can re-write history
(Can’t re-write history baby)

Oh, Dixieland
(The relationship between the Mason-Dixon needs some fixin’)
I hope you understand what this is all about
(Quite frankly I’m a black Yankee but I’ve been thinkin’ about this lately)
I’m a son of the new South
(The past is the past, you feel me)
And I just want to make things right
(Let bygones be bygones)
Where all that’s left is Southern pride
(RIP Robert E. Lee But I’ve gotta thank Abraham Lincoln for freeing me, know what I mean)
It’s real, it’s real
It’s truth”

9 thoughts on “Signs of the Apocalypse

    • A lot of people on the web are actually just as disgusted as I am. Like, it’s just ridiculous the crap they’re saying. And now they’re defending it and saying it’s just about “bringing the races together.” Thing is, you just said some of the most terrible crap that you could for race relations. I mean, of all the things they could’ve talked about…the Civil War?! That song is just a train wreck. Brad sings and makes you want to punch him in the face, then LL gets on and it just gets worse. By the time it’s done, you want to exile them both from the dang country.

    • Unfortunately, some people won’t see anything wrong with the song. I think some people are so hell bent on moving on, they forget to remember WHY we need to move on. Cause crap like this happened! It’s not something we should take lightly or compare to do rags. Ridiculous!

  1. This is just absolutely insulting and ridiculous. It’s like they weren’t even thinking when they wrote the lyrics. Seems like they only cared if it had rhyme without focusing on the combination of rhyme and reason. This disturbs me on so many levels. I just can’t…..

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    • Thank you so much for the kind words! I will do my best to always stay real. Otherwise, there’s no reason to be on here. Encouragement like this lets me know I’m on the right path.

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