A casual glance at popular rap and hip-hop videos, with their casual debauchery, cadillacs and gold chains, showcase a very simple truth about black men: They want power, respect and women. Or, in their vernacular: gold n bitchez.
Though their desires and mannerisms are hedonistic, materialistic and at times barbaric, I have a lot of respect for the Black American Rapper (provided he isn’t looting or abandoning his children, of course). Relatively untouched by the progressive agenda, their main form of cultural expression, music, embodies virile desire with an extreme, impoverished materialism only possible in the United States. Black men often participate in gangs with complex codes of conduct (including loyalty to tribe and place) and will engage in violence without question. This quality both befuddles and scares the average white hipster on the street, as the fear they might rightly feel seeing a group of black men together confuses their otherwise “colorblind” ideology.
Rap itself has a long tradition going far beyond the Sugar Hill Gang, as it is the black community’s analogue of Flyting, the Norse tradition of slinging insults in verse amidst a crowd of “hypemen”. For those who categorically dismiss rap, know that our Norse ancestors engaged in something very similar. Where our rapacious Norse, bedecked in the spoils of pillage, might insult a man’s ability to fight with axe or fuck a wench, our rappers, wrapped in gold chain, might “dis” a man’s ability to scrap, hustle or fuck bitches. I find the parallels too fascinating to pass up.
Moving on. Where “proper” white men are told to engage in a masochistic ritual of shame and self-denigration in the face of women and non-whites (especially non-white women!) as well as feel ashamed for their violent natures and history, no such narrative exists for black men as seen in most rap music, mainstream or not. The manner in which “hood” black men act towards their women make even me want to wag my finger in disapproval, for “bitch” effectively replaces “female” in a lot of their vernacular. One only has to spend a few minutes on twitter (used more by black youth than any other demographic) or WorldStar to see my writing here come to life. (In fact, I highly suggest you watch a WorldStar fight compilation if you’ve never seen one before.)
Why does this double-standard exist? There are certainly black SJWs, intellectuals and professional victims (activists), however, they appear, at least on the surface, to have no bearing whatsoever on the content of black culture itself. Single motherhood, widespread gang violence and drug use are serious problems plaguing the black community and though I am sure there are in-tribe men and women looking to solve these issues, The White Man is somehow always involved (twirling his oppressive moustache, of course).
Typically, black SJWS and intellectuals pontificate on how The White Man is currently oppressing them, while feminists of all colors denigrate The White Man for his sexist attitudes or subversive modes of air conditioning oppression.
Meanwhile, completely unabashed and without shame, black men can gang rape white girls while hundreds look on. Weird how White Men can rape with their thoughts, yet blacks gang-raping women seem to be off the hook in feminists eyes. Huh.
Again, why the double-standard? How is it that there is no popular writer or Jezebellien speaking up against this, yet an accomplished scientist gets the figurative firing squad for wearing a “sexist” shirt.
This hypocrisy is honestly one of the funniest aspects of the liberal narrative. You literally have a protected race who can embody, to almost comical extremes, every trait that liberals stand against.
Casual misogyny, violence and capitalist fueled dreams of “making it” seem to be allowed only as to not contradict the image of the black community as helpless, impoverished and in need of a Nanny State to provide them with bread and circuses. The great irony, of course, is that one of the major themes of rap music is the work and dedication these men have in not being dependent on the state, in not being broke, in not recreating the poor circumstances of their childhood on their own children. The means by which these men accomplish this is through violence, drug-dealing or music (typically, a combination of the three). AZ, Nas, Eminem, Freddie Gibbs, they and many others all deal with the same theme: Get money, get bitches, get out of the hood by all means necessary.
Ultimately, I don’t necessarily condone the senseless violence, hedonism and materialism found in mainstream rap music, I simply find the liberal hypocrisy too good to pass up. There is no irony when a rapper says “bitch sucka nigga dick or sumtin” and I find it hilarious. The flashy chains, brandished weapons and subservient bitches is an out of control extreme of masculinity and patriarchal values obviously exaggerated for music/storytelling purposes, yet there is a kernel of truth there. One can get very anthropological when speaking of these things (the symbolism of gold chains, big booty bitches, cadillacs, etc.) but ultimately it comes down to black men not giving a fuck about what over-educated feminists have to say and I respect that. It’s the patronizing blind-eye turned towards them that bothers me the most.