Thursday, December 13, 2012

OutKast Rapper Big Boi On His Support of Freedom

Big Boi, the Grammy award winning rapper of the OutKast duo, went onto a radio station recently to speak about being the victim of "subtle" racism. He tells a story of how a woman, right after Obama won reelection, told him "congratulations on ya'll win last night." Big Boi's classic response, "Bitch, I voted for Gary Johnson."

Recently, in an interview with Pitchfork Media, Big Boi stated he is not "pro-government," he is "pro-people." He went on to state "Our freedoms are getting taken away every day with things that people aren't aware of, like the NDAA." The NDAA of course is in reference to the defense authorization act passed in 2011 and signed into law by President Obama which included an amendment permitting the executive branch the power to indefinitely detain American citizens anywhere in the world, including Guantanamo Bay, without a trial by jury.

Big Boi could not be more right. Strip away the partisanship and the politics and the lies, and you can start to see the system for what it is, openly corrupt. Big Boi recognizes that. He sees it. He is not libertarian, you cannot classify him, but what he is, is open. Open to ideas and facts. He is not preconditioned to oppose what one side says and blindly support another. As Big Boi says, it doesn't matter "who's black or who's white or who's Republican or Democrat," you have to vote for the betterment of the people."

Interview here.