The first and probably last time I ever share a rap video: “Fake Woke”

[Verse 1]
I think it’s crazy I’m the one who they labeled as controversial
And Cardi B is the role model for 12-year-old girls
There’s rappers pushing Xanax at the top of the Billboard
But if I mention race in a song, I’m scared I’ll get killed for it
It’s backwards, it’s getting exponentially dumb
It’s more difficult to get a job than purchase a gun
Eminem used to gay bash and murder his mum
And now he doesn’t want fans if they voted for Trump
We’re ashamed to be American, you should probably love it
‘Cause you have the right to say it and not gеt strung up in public
As children, we werе taught how to walk and talk
But the system wants adults to sit down and shut up
Cancel culture runs the world, now the planet went crazy
Label everything we say as homophobic or racist
If you’re white, then you’re privileged, guilty by association
All our childhood heroes got MeToo’d or they’re rapists

[Pre-Chorus 1]
They never freed the slaves, they realized that they don’t need the chains
They gave us tiny screens, we think we’re free ’cause we can’t see the cage
They knew the race war would be the game they need to play
For people to pick teams, they use the media to feed the flame

They so fake woke, facts don’t care ’bout feelings
They know they won’t tell me what to believe in
They so fake woke, same old safe zones
They so fake woke, facts don’t care ’bout your feelings

[Verse 2]
I think it’s crazy all these people screaming facts, but they fake woke
Hate their neighbor ’cause he wears a mask or he stays home
Has a daughter, but his favorite artist said he slays hoes
Picks her up from school, music slaps on the way home
Censorship’s an issue ’cause they choose what they erase
There’s a difference between hate speech and speech that you hate
I think Black Lives Matter was the stupidest name
When the system’s screwing everyone exactly the same
I just wanna spend Thanksgiving Day with food and my family
Without being accused of celebrating native casualties
We got so divided, it’s black and white and political
Republicans are bigots, libtards if you’re liberal
There’s riots in our streets, and it’s just getting worse
Y’all screaming, “Defund the police”, y’all are genius for sure
They’re underfunded already, they’re way too busy to work
Order food and call the cops, see what reaches you first

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Segregation ended, that’s a lie in itself
That was a strategy to make us think they were tryin’ to help
They knew that racism was hot if they designed it to sell
We buy up every single box and divide us ourselves

They so fake woke, facts don’t care ’bout feelings
They know they won’t tell me what to believe in
They so fake woke, same old safe zones
They so fake woke, facts don’t care ’bout your feelings

[Verse 3]
Use violence to get peace and wonder why it isn’t working
That’s like sleepin’ with a football team to try and be a virgin
Politicians are for sale, and someone always makes the purchase
But you and I cannot afford it, our democracy is worthless
If a man has mental illness, call him crazy, say it silently
When country’s going crazy, we accept it as society
Get sick and take a pill when the side effects get you high
You get addicted like these rappers dyin’ fighting with sobriety
Censoring the facts turns our children into idiots
They claim it’s for our safety, I’ll tell you what it really is
Removing information that empowers all the citizens
The truth doesn’t damage points of view that are legitimate
They’re tryna change amen to amen and women
How’d we let ’em make praying a microaggression?
Instead of asking God for the strength to keep winnin’
We cheat to get ahead, and then we ask Him for forgiveness

[Pre-Chorus 3]
Feminism used to be the most righteous of fights
But these days it feels like they secretly hate guys
I don’t trust anyone who bleeds for a week and don’t die
I’m just kiddin’, but everything else that I said is right

They so fake woke, facts don’t care ’bout feelings
They know they won’t tell me what to believe in
They so fake woke, same old safe zones
They so fake woke, facts don’t care ’bout your feelings

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19 Responses to The first and probably last time I ever share a rap video: “Fake Woke”

  1. Cyberkitten says:

    LOL – The Culture Wars ATM are crazy. Luckily we’ve only caught a mild infection from you (mostly it seems restricted to Universities) where you guys seem to have an uncontrolled Pandemic….. I wonder how future generations will judge it (and us). Not well or kindly I think!

    • It’s insane in the uni system. I’d like go back for a master’s, but the humanities are ground zero for what MacDonald calls “boo hoo wah wah wah”. XD

      • Cyberkitten says:

        I got my Masters degrees in 2006 & 2010 so we had none of the issues they seem to be having ATM. I’m not sure what it’d be like doing another one or approaching anything even slightly controversial during a seminar or in writing. I think I’ll stick to books. It’s safer!

  2. Brilliant!!! I’m no fan of rap but this righteous guy knows how to communicate and his message rings true. This is more of a war against Culture than a war within culture. Those who consider themselves woke need to wake up. And those among us who don’t recognize how serious this is need to also.

  3. Mudpuddle says:

    i don’t why this seems like Elizabethan poetry… it just does. i imagine Marlowe standing on a wagon yelling at the passing crowd…

  4. great book study says:

    And it’s not just rap…there’s so many more out there sharing the truth in their own way.

  5. Sharon Wilfong says:

    Nailed. It.

  6. Marian says:

    I’m really hoping Ben Shapiro reacts to this 😀

    • great book study says:

      Right? Did he ever imagine???

    • Cyberkitten says:

      I thought it WAS him…. [lol]

    • I’ve been tempted by his book by virtue of its title, but I usually avoid polemicists. Have you taken a look at it?

      • Cyberkitten says:

        LOL – Presumably you mean Shapiro rather than Tim MacDonald? The phrase “over my dead body” comes to mind. I can stand his ranting on YouTube for about 30 seconds for amusement value but after that it just gets REALLY annoying.

      • Marian says:

        I haven’t read any of his books yet, but I do enjoy his YouTube clips (taken in small doses). I like his interviews and cultural commentary best. There’s even one where he gives dating advice. 🙂

      • Sharon Wilfong says:

        I’m with Marion. Ben Shapiro so clearly and deftly skewers the shallow arguments of people from the “woke left wing” side.

  7. I watched this. Never beyond my wildest dreams would I have thought that I’d thank you for this, but thank you, lol! It’s awesome! I quite like his “White Boy” too.

    • It took me by surprise, too. I read an interesting article recently about the collapse of the populist left, how rage against corporate corruption has turned instead into a national obsession turning people who would otherwise be allies against each other. Tom speaks on that theme, too, how people voluntarily buy into race-baiting. It’s left me feeling fairly jaded.

      • But did you notice in all the comments all the African Americans who love what he’s saying? That was encouraging.

        People tend to WANT to rage and be angry in our modern culture. It’s not a recipe for success or even happiness. Very sad.

        I’m reading at the moment Alexander MacIntyre’s After Virtue where he says that we’ve lost the common morality to even understand each other. We know the “words” but we’ve lost the context. It’s been an interesting read.

      • After Virtue is quoted frequently by Rod Dreher, in his own work on the “Benedictine option”…i.e Christians withdrawing from this cancer-culture and creating their own, building supporting and sustaining networks like Jews have done for hundreds of years.

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