Not strong, only aggressive, cause the power ain't directed
That's why, we are subjected to the will of the oppressive

from Black Star – Thieves in the Night Lyrics on Rap Genius


Here, Mos begins interpolating the chorus, fleshing out what he sees as the meaning of Morrison’s words.

Black people are kept down because they are not organized against the elite. Instead, they are pitted against each other in a materialistic game by those very same interests.

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