People ain’t eating they say the reason
Resources depleted for the defense

from Brother Ali – Fajr Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Ali is representing the demands of the poor. Social programs, like food stamps, are being cut because of the cost of war in the Middle East.

Ali is bemoaning the fact that people are going hungry. The justification (in defense of) provided for this situation is the fact that there is a serious shortage of resources to feed everyone.

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