Saturday, August 10, 2013

It don mean nothing


I was watching Kanye and Jay-Z's clip to the song "No Church in the Wild" the other day and the chorus got me thinking:

If you don't believe in a something, then it can't affect you. 


Here is the chorus:
Human beings in a mob
What's a mob to a king?
What´s a king to a god?
What's a god to a non-believer who don't believe in anything?

In other words, 
A king doesn't think he can be affected by a mob
A god doesn't feel threatened by a king
A non-believer doesn't feel governed by a religion

The scenes of conflict between the riot police and the mobsters or demonstrators in the video leaves us with at one certainty:

No one wins
No one is totally right nor totally wrong.


This takes me back to the recent protests around Brazil and in other countries like Syria and England. What do these acts of dissatisfaction really mean?   
 

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