7 Replies to “Whitey’s on the Moon; by Gill Scott-Heron”

  1. This really is a libertarian rap, from 1970. Consider these lines:

    “I can’t pay no doctor bill.
    “(but Whitey’s on the moon).”

    The moon shot cost 0.5% of GDP during the 1960s, one of the three great new wastes of confiscated tax dollars, the 2 others being the Great Society welfare socialism and the Vietnam War. No wonder the country went broke.

    “Ten years from now I’ll be payin’ still.
    “(while Whitey’s on the moon).”

    The 1960s profligacy was paid for with borrowed money — which we’re still paying off. Now, Bush and Obama have put us even deeper into debt. Obama says he’s going to run up another $9 trillion in debt over the next decade.

    “The man jus’ upped my rent las’ night.
    “(’cause Whitey’s on the moon)….
    “The price of food is goin’ up,”

    The 1960s government’s mammoth waste sparked inflation that has debased the currency by 95% since then — while pushing the middle class into upper-income tax brackets.

    “Taxes takin’ my whole damn check.”

    Black men, on average, die at about age 65. So they pay into the rip-off Socialist Security and Medicare systems their whole lives — then get nothing because they’re dead before they can collect.

    With all this — and even more ripoffs and tyrannies in the 39 years since the rap was rapped — why aren’t all blacks libertarians? Why don’t they demand the elimination of taxes that give them nothing but bankruptcy? Why do they favor even more government, instead of less?

    I can understand why blacks didn’t vote for McCain (and Bush before him), who were terrible; I opposed them, too. But why did they vote for Obama, who’s obviously a stooge of America’s white ruling elite?

    Blacks should be less concerned about “Whitey on the Moon” than Whitey on Wall Street, manipulating the government — Democrats as much as Republicans — so Wall Street can profit from inflation, unneeded wars, and depression.

  2. The sweet honey of government welfare has enslaved more poor Americans than any plantation owner could have ever dreamed of. Self-reliance is the only path to freedom.

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