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Reyes X DJ-Ozone – Response To The Good Old Days Poem

posted by Alex July 26, 2013

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I’m not sure as to who Reyes is, but we want more of this. Check out this video which is a response to those who say ‘Let’s Take It Back to the Good Old Days.’ DJ O-Zone takes care of the music in the background, which sounds perfect for the poem. Peep the video above done by Sense Hernandez of Beast Factory Films. Click the jump to get the lyrics! Also CLICK HERE TO GET TO KNOW REYES!

Let’s take it back to the good old days

Yes, let’s take it to
When niggers and spics knew their place
When chinks were lined up
And placed in camps

When women of color were
Fast whores and tramps
When Hoover bugged Dr. King
By placing microphones in his hotel lamps

Let’s take it back to when
The CIA placed hundreds of Cubans
On a certain bay
And let them be slain
And then say
“O we had nothing to do with it
It was what they,
What they wanted.”

Let’s take it back to
Commie sympathizer witch hunts
Let’s take it back to black lists
Let’s take it back to government control

Segregation because of pigmentation
Let’s take it back to the control of islands
Population through sterilization

Let’s take it back to when bullets flew
When Kennedy’s brain was splattered
When Dr. King’s skull was opened
When brother Malcolm’s soul left
Cause of conspiracies buried in files and codes

Let’s take it back to small Black children
Being sprayed on the streets of the U.S.
Attacked by dogs
Spit on like Christ was by bigots

Let’s take it back to chemical
Insecticides used to grow healthy crops
And infected my family

My uncles
My grandparents

Who worked for under minimum wage
Like slaves they labored in the sun
To be infected by cancer

Yes, let’s take it back to the Zoot-Suit Riots
Where America’s Navy raped our women
Beat our men all in the name of defense

Yes let’s take it back to
When the only face of beauty was White
When Latino actors were forced to say they
Were Italian

When Mulatto mixed children said they
Were not Black

Yes, let’s take it back to when the only act

On the big screen that depicted
People of color was about
Sex, violence, or ignorance

Let’s take it back to when Bruce Lee
Was forced to wear a mask because
Of his slanted eyes
And millions yelled out to the Green Hornet

Let’s take it back to when Blacks
Could not play in the NBA
Before Iverson, before Jordan and Zeek
Before Magic, before Dr. J, before the Ice Man
Before Wilt and Russell

Let’s take it back to the good old days
When millions of Americans went
Overseas to fight wars
Only to return in body bags

And because they were not White
Could not be buried in the
Cemeteries that they died to keep

Let’s take it back to when
The government introduced Heroin
To the streets of Harlem
To the streets of Los Angeles

Let’s take it back to when jazz was monkey music
Back to Black face
Uncle Tom, yes massa mentalities

Let’s take it back to when the blues
To when jazz, and poetry
Where appropriated by white beatniks
And black and brown voices where drowned out

Lets take it back to when
Pinero, Algarin, Pitrie
Where pseudo nigger writers
And poetry was only
A dead white guy thing

To when breakers, d.j’s, mc’s and graffiti
Where not sub cultures but where black and Latino
Before Beasty Boys, Third Base and Eminem
When hip-hop was in ghettos and slums

Let’s take it back to when masters raped slaves
When Thomas Jefferson had a
Love affair with one of his own

Let’s take it back to cowards hiding
Behind sheets setting crosses a blaze

Let’s take it back to governmental testing
On minorities to see the outcome of A.I.D.S.

Let’s take it back to the Treaty of Guadalupe
Forty acres and a mule
Let’s take it back to the Red Man

Being infected by small pox from blankets
Given to him by the U.S. of A.

Let’s take it back to no questions
Everything you see reality
Dogma of the age

Let’s take it back to when women were worth
Nothing, unable to vote, baby-making

Cooking tortillas, greens “just lay there”
As I bust time and time again
Let’s take it back to Vietnam
When men and women bled and bled
and bled

That’s why when I hear people say
“Let’s Take it Back to the Good Old Days,”
I say, FUCK THAT! NO WAY!
The good old days weren’t as
Good as they say

 

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