"And so my fellow Americans
Ask not what your country can do for you
Ask what you can do for your country"
This is part of the reference to Just Blaze in “PSA.” It is a famous quote by former president John F. Kennedy, made during his inaugural address to the nation. He was encouraging citizens to make an active effort to make the country a better place, something that still needs to take place today.
JFK was restating an idea from Kahlil Gibran’s 1925 work “The New Frontier” in which he wrote:
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in a desert. .
Right after the JFK quote finishes, you can hear a line from the sample song, “Flight Line” by Rue Royale:
And the rubble left behind is only guilty of being in my flight line
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