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The United States of America and Hip Hop are failures because women have been considered inferior, personal property, and downright looked upon as useful playthings for the male species. The Iroquois Confederacy viewed females as their equal counterparts and companions who held important and key positions in society. The American Indian society is a matriarchy. This doesn’t mean women are viewed and treated as superior to men as men are to women in a patriarchy, but rather it means a matriarchy is a balanced relationship of power between both genders. Consider it the original form of checks and balances. The so-called “Founding Fathers” of the United States failed to heed this important insight and wisdom from the advice of the Iroquois Confederacy. The rest as they put it–is His-story.
The U.S. Constitution states all MEN are created equal. [Again to reiterate--in history class we are taught about the "Founding Fathers", not the "Founding Parents".] This statement, in regard to men being created equal, is somewhat accurate, yet far from the truth as applied since its inception. Firstly, the statement is inclusive of only the male gender, more specifically rich, white, and landowning men who fled European monarchies and churches. It is general knowledge that American Indian and African men were considered savages, uncivilized, and adequate as mere slaves to the self-delusional notion of European pale-skin superiority. All the Indians, Africans, and women were counted as personal property.
It is generally understood that most of Europe was, and is, of the Christian persuasion. Open up a bible and you will see that women are considered property to be sold off to the most beneficial business partner, as a dowry is offered to the man in exchange for the wife in marriage. Yes, marriage is historically a business transaction. Women were and predominantly still are to this day, thought of as property. In 2013, women are still paid less than for doing the same job(s). Women are portrayed in music, movies, art, and culture as pieces of meat to be used and disposed of as men desire.
Many, if not a majority, of the “Founding Fathers” were freemasons, which is again, a male-only, fraternal society. Women were not and are not allowed to enter the so-called “Brotherhood” of masonry. Do we see a pattern emerging here? It’s a self-evident truth that apparently those “Founding Fathers” refused to recognize.
Without writing a book and considering detailed nuance and minutia, it is clear to see that the United States of America is currently failing and failing miserably. It took well over two hundred years for the U.S. to “elect” the first “black” President. No woman has been President or Vice President to date, and please don’t mistaken this as a Hillary Clinton endorsement; she is just as bad as the men when it comes to corruption, bribery, and crooked politics. That’s another story I’ll save for somebody else who cares to examine it…but moving on…
I’ve laid out the facts in consideration of the current and imminent destruction of the United States of America and how the exclusion of women has played a detrimental role. Now, how does this have anything to do with Hip Hop? Well, let’s consider Hip Hop a microcosm of the United States; a male-dominated, male-superiority-complex-based society and culture that views women as objects and playthings for the pleasure of men.
“…bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks…”
“…I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one…”
“…from the window to the wall, all these bitches crawl…”
Must I go on? I’m not going to go further because if the truth isn’t self-evident by now, then denial is a river in Egypt.
Both the United States and Hip Hop are failing the current generation and generations to come. Until women are accepted and allowed back into their honored positions of equality and balanced partnership of power, the United States of America and Hip Hop will continue on the path of self-destruction.
Peace and respect to all the responsible and self-respecting, self-empowered women out there, along with the responsible, self-respecting, self-empowered, and wise men who honor themselves, their fathers, brothers, sons, mothers, daughters, and sisters.