There is so much turmoil right now in the political and social atmosphere. It seems every single day something controversial is brewing, especially considering the current election and the conflicting ideas that are being presented (primarily ideas from the GOP.) I’m not one to go deep into political conversations and posts, but I must admit that the actions and rhetoric of the GOP have been quite appalling.
Whether you’re a democrat, republican, or independent, one thing I’m sure we can all somewhat agree on is that we need to ensure a level of equality throughout humanity. But of course, the driving force behind politics and social issues always seemed to be geared towards agendas (of power and money), instead of enacting actual solution to fix problems. Yet, at least when it comes to focusing on the issues at hand, I will say that thus far Obama has done a great job at cleaning up the shit that Bush left behind, and he is focused on the issues. Whereas, the GOP and Romney just keep getting sidetracked by frivolous issues (birth certificate bullshit, name calling, hints of racism) and then end up throwing in negative rhetoric that offends an array of individuals from various backgrounds (minorities and members of the LGBT community especially.)
There isn’t one right way in approaching the topic without causing controversy, but one of the most impressive approaches to social issues and politics is the art of spoken word. I’ve always been amazed by the creative deep conscious that comes across in spoken word, and I was quite pleased when a slam poet by the name of Drew Imagination contacted me.
It’s not everyday that you’d say “Hey, have you heard of that slam poet from Honolulu?” But, today is the day in which I’m going to say, “Hey, have you heard of Drew Imagination? He’s a slam poet from Honolulu, and he touches on a lot of serious issues in his piece titled “Guide to Oppression.”
The production is by Code-E-Keyz and Psy Fidelity, and the piece is a thought provoking dosage of thoughts that discuss the reality of social and political oppression. It truly is food for thought.
Listen to the piece below. If you’d like to hear more spoken word by Drew Imagination, then I highly recommend you visit his bandcamp page.