"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 284
|Posted on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 10:23 pm: |
I'm of the hip hop generation, between 15-40. I am younger than most, here.
How old are u? And happiness drives me...what ever that means!
I don't think communism and democracy are moving closer that their becoming indistinguishable. Where is your example? Perhaps, you're talkin about the welfare state, which does provide services through the state, but this country is certainly not a fusion of democracy and communism... nor is it a democracy, but thats another story. Well, there is certainly a cultural shift. White folk, especially as youth, have always embraced black culture. And yes, many of us have assimilated. The blurring of the lines i feel is a class phenomena, as well as a question of demographics and region. In addition, many blacks in the south have maintained their traditions as well as attained wealth...this is what Skip Gates program illustrated. Also, I wonder how long the lines can be culturally blurred. As adults who pay taxes, own property, and want to maintain the integrity of their schools and communities, there is a possibility that these kids who listen to hip hop now will be the liberals and conservatives of the future...
As I and ABM have stated, all that can sell will be sold; this is what i meant when I said that culture is commodified. There is a long history of this...ask many of our broke blues artists. Similarly, this is not very different from US companies moving to socalled third world countries for cheap labor...there is a commodity and there is a market. The educated black female population is reading, so now white folk and a few black taken advantage of this market.