I know that we the new slaves
I see the blood on the leaves
The rich and powerful have a virtual monopoly on wealth and they ensure the powerlessness of others, making the poor and weak the new slaves. Ye sees the proof/truth in plain sight, like blood on leaves.
The old slaves' blood was on the tree leaves. The new slaves' blood is on the new leaves: money, materialism, commercialism.
This could also refer to the blood of slaves on cotton, or the blood of black youth today on Marijuana and other illicit drugs that play a part in gang crime.
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