September 27, 2009
The internet is a web of information. You can look up how to cook your favorite dishes, or find out what Tupac’s favorite sneakers were. Or, if your into the movement, you might read up on the long list of conspiracy theories that are published on a daily basis.
One widely discussed conspiracy theory is the NWO (or New World Order). Here’s a little description from Wikipedia:
NWO is a conspiracy theory which refers to the advent of a cryptocratic or totalitarian one-world government.
The common theme in conspiracy theories about a New World Order is that a powerful and secretive elite of globalists is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an autonomous world government, which would replace sovereign states and other checks and balances in international power struggles. Significant occurrences in politics and finance are speculated to be caused by an extremely influential cabal operating through many front organizations. Numerous historical and current events are seen as steps in an on-going plot to achieve world domination through secret political gatherings and decision-making processes.
One hip-hop figure — who is in the know about all this — is KRS-One and spoke on it recently during an interview, which appears on a documentary style film called “The Obama Deception.”
“If they controlled it before, what makes you think they’re not controlling it now?” he asked. “The country was on the verge of revolution. They threw a black man up, now we like this (complacent). They put a black face on the New World Order and now we all happy. KRS ain’t buying it.”
Since those statements, KRS has received flack from the African-American community for his lack of support of the first black president. But, it’s something he understand and is ok with as long as his message gets across.
“F*** all the dumb sh**, he is the President and he has people that he must answer to that are not me and are not you and they don’t have our interest in mind,” KRS explains. “No government does in that sense. It’s about people power, so in that instance I’m not ashamed of the message. I don’t disagree with the message of [“The Obama Deception”], but KRS is a little deeper than the movie projects.”
To read the full interview, where KRS talks more about this issue, as well as his new collabo album with Duck Down Records’ Buckshot, Survival Skills, head over to HipHopWired.com.
You can watch the full “The Obama Deception” documentary below: