Formed by the village of badges and bad karma

from Aesop Rock – Dead Pan Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He was raised by a community that revolves around reward and punishment. You either achieve badges for following the rules or get bad karma for breaking social rules.

That community Aesop grew up in was the catholic church. Badges where the accolades such as heaven for loyal service. Bad karma was the punishment for misbehaving or sinning.

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