SHOW-ME ALT OPINION CELEBRATION FOR THE KANSAS CITY 4TH OF JULY!!!
Byron Crawford remains probably one of the most successful independent bloggers in Missouri i.e. he's not getting paid by Rex Sinquefield.
We may not always agree with Mr. Crawford but we don't deny the power of his writing and the fact that he's not only one of the most influential voices in hip-hop music but also probably the top alt. culture critic in the nation if we're judging by hit counts and e-book sales.
Not bad for a dude who has revealed he's blogging from a small apt. in Missouri somewhere in between box store shifts and trips the worst fast food places in the state.
Here's his take on the 4th:
The Revolutionary War was really fought to protect slavery
Money quote . . .
"According to some guy dressed like Brian Fellows, the real reason the colonies fought for their independence from England is because England was about to abolish slavery, and of course the colonies weren't about to have that.
"They needed slavery to continue for another hundred years or so to rob black people of a few more generations of wealth, to more firmly establish the system of white supremacy that continues unabated to this day.
"If England had won, slavery would have ended way TF back in the 1700s, and who knows where we'd be. Basically, what I'm saying is, fuck this country and fuck the 4th of July. When you celebrate the 4th of July, you're really just celebrating prolonging slavery."
Agree or not (most won't) this is the kind of Internets opinion that won't be shared via mainstream media today . . . Also, while this discourse may be controversial, it's far more uplifting than the WorldStar fight videos that Mr. Crawford often posts.